This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 12/26/2019 at 06:30:32 (UTC).

DAFED CORTES VS OSCAR PANTIGA, ET AL.

Case Summary

On 07/17/2019 DAFED CORTES filed a Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle lawsuit against OSCAR PANTIGA. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Spring Street Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The Judge overseeing this case is JAMES E. BLANCARTE. The case status is Pending - Other Pending.

Case Details Parties Documents Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    *******6656

  • Filing Date:

    07/17/2019

  • Case Status:

    Pending - Other Pending

  • Case Type:

    Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle

  • Court:

    Los Angeles County Superior Courts

  • Courthouse:

    Spring Street Courthouse

  • County, State:

    Los Angeles, California

Judge Details

Judge

JAMES E. BLANCARTE

 

Party Details

Plaintiff

CORTES DAFED

Defendants

PANTIGA OSCAR

VARGASLEIVA WENDY

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff Attorney

GLADKOV SERGEI

Defendant Attorney

ALBAN ARNOLD J

 

Court Documents

Motion to Compel Discovery (not Further Discovery) - 1 moving party, 1 motion - Motion to Compel Discovery (not Further Discovery) - 1 moving party, 1 motion

1/22/2020: Motion to Compel Discovery (not Further Discovery) - 1 moving party, 1 motion - Motion to Compel Discovery (not Further Discovery) - 1 moving party, 1 motion

Minute Order - Minute Order (Court Order: Notice of Related Case)

10/23/2019: Minute Order - Minute Order (Court Order: Notice of Related Case)

Certificate of Mailing for - Certificate of Mailing for (Court Order: Notice of Related Case) of 10/23/2019

10/23/2019: Certificate of Mailing for - Certificate of Mailing for (Court Order: Notice of Related Case) of 10/23/2019

Answer - Answer

10/9/2019: Answer - Answer

Notice of Related Case - Notice of Related Case

10/10/2019: Notice of Related Case - Notice of Related Case

Civil Case Cover Sheet - Civil Case Cover Sheet

7/17/2019: Civil Case Cover Sheet - Civil Case Cover Sheet

Complaint - Complaint

7/17/2019: Complaint - Complaint

Summons - Summons on Complaint

7/17/2019: Summons - Summons on Complaint

Notice of Case Assignment - Limited Civil Case - Notice of Case Assignment - Limited Civil Case

7/17/2019: Notice of Case Assignment - Limited Civil Case - Notice of Case Assignment - Limited Civil Case

First Amended Standing Order - First Amended Standing Order

7/17/2019: First Amended Standing Order - First Amended Standing Order

 

Docket Entries

  • 07/20/2022
  • Hearing07/20/2022 at 10:30 AM in Department 32 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Order to Show Cause Re: Failure to File Proof of Service

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  • 01/13/2021
  • Hearing01/13/2021 at 08:30 AM in Department 32 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Non-Jury Trial

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  • 02/25/2020
  • Hearing02/25/2020 at 10:30 AM in Department 32 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Hearing on Motion to Compel Discovery (not "Further Discovery")

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  • 01/23/2020
  • DocketHearing on Motion to Compel Discovery (not "Further Discovery") scheduled for 02/25/2020 at 10:30 AM in Spring Street Courthouse at Department 32

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  • 01/23/2020
  • DocketHearing on Motion to Compel Discovery (not "Further Discovery") scheduled for 02/25/2020 at 10:30 AM in Stanley Mosk Courthouse at Department 94

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  • 01/22/2020
  • DocketMotion to Compel Discovery (not Further Discovery) - 1 moving party, 1 motion; Filed by: Oscar Demetrio Trujillo Pantiga Erroneously Sued As Oscar Pantiga (Defendant); As to: Dafed Cortes (Plaintiff)

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  • 10/23/2019
  • DocketCase reassigned to Spring Street Courthouse in Department 5 - Hon. Stephen I. Goorvitch; Reason: Other

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  • 10/23/2019
  • DocketCase reassigned to Spring Street Courthouse in Department 5 - Hon. Stephen I. Goorvitch

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  • 10/23/2019
  • DocketCase numbers 19STCV21265, 19STLC06656 are related; case number 19STCV21265 is the lead case.

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  • 10/23/2019
  • DocketMinute Order (Court Order: Notice of Related Case)

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3 More Docket Entries
  • 10/10/2019
  • DocketNotice of Related Case; Filed by: Oscar Demetrio Trujillo Pantiga Erroneously Sued As Oscar Pantiga (Defendant); Wendy Vargasleiva (Defendant)

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  • 10/09/2019
  • DocketAnswer; Filed by: Oscar Demetrio Trujillo Pantiga Erroneously Sued As Oscar Pantiga (Defendant); Wendy Vargasleiva (Defendant); As to: Dafed Cortes (Plaintiff)

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  • 07/19/2019
  • DocketNon-Jury Trial scheduled for 01/13/2021 at 08:30 AM in Stanley Mosk Courthouse at Department 94

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  • 07/19/2019
  • DocketOrder to Show Cause Re: Failure to File Proof of Service scheduled for 07/20/2022 at 08:30 AM in Stanley Mosk Courthouse at Department 94

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  • 07/19/2019
  • DocketCase assigned to Hon. James E. Blancarte in Department 94 Stanley Mosk Courthouse

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  • 07/17/2019
  • DocketComplaint; Filed by: Dafed Cortes (Plaintiff); As to: Oscar Pantiga (Defendant); Wendy Vargasleiva (Defendant)

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  • 07/17/2019
  • DocketCivil Case Cover Sheet; Filed by: Dafed Cortes (Plaintiff); As to: Oscar Pantiga (Defendant); Wendy Vargasleiva (Defendant)

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  • 07/17/2019
  • DocketSummons on Complaint; Issued and Filed by: Dafed Cortes (Plaintiff); As to: Oscar Pantiga (Defendant); Wendy Vargasleiva (Defendant)

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  • 07/17/2019
  • DocketNotice of Case Assignment - Limited Civil Case; Filed by: Clerk

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  • 07/17/2019
  • DocketFirst Amended Standing Order; Filed by: Clerk

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: 19STLC06656    Hearing Date: February 25, 2020    Dept: 32

Superior Court of California

County of Los Angeles

Department 32

dafed cortes,

Plaintiff,

v.

oscar pantiga, et al.,

Defendants.

Case No.: 19STLC06656, related to

19STCV21265

Hearing Date: February 25, 2020

[TENTATIVE] order RE:

motion to compel discovery responses

Defendants Oscar Demetrio Trujillo Pantiga and Wendy Vargasleiva (“Defendants”) move to compel responses from Plaintiff Dafed Cortes (“Plaintiff”) to Form Interrogatories, set one (“FROG”). Defendants served the FROG on Plaintiff by mail on October 7, 2019. Plaintiff’s responses were thus due no later than November 12, 2019. As of the filing date of the motion, Defendants have not received responses from Plaintiff. Plaintiff has not opposed the motion, and there is nothing in the record suggesting that Plaintiff has complied with these discovery obligations. Accordingly, the motion to compel responses to the FROG is granted per Code of Civil Procedure section 2030.290. Plaintiff is ordered to serve responses to Defendants’ FROG, without objections, within 30 days of service of this order.

Defendants seek sanctions in connection with the motion. The Court concludes that Plaintiff’s failure to respond to the discovery is an abuse of the discovery process. The Court awards sanctions against Plaintiff in the amount of $510, which Defendants request as their expenses in bringing this motion. The Court finds this amount to be fair and reasonable under the circumstances.

CONCLUSION AND ORDER

Defendants’ motion to compel responses to the FROG is granted per Code of Civil Procedure section 2030.290. Plaintiff is ordered to serve verified responses, without objections, within 30 days of notice of this order. Plaintiff is ordered to pay monetary sanctions in the amount of $510 to Defendants, by and through counsel, within 30 days of notice of this order. Defendants are ordered to provide notice of this order and file proof of service of such.

DATED: February 25, 2020 ___________________________

Stephen I. Goorvitch

Judge of the Superior Court