This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 10/06/2020 at 08:39:02 (UTC).

FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY VS DEON RICE, ET AL.

Case Summary

On 06/02/2020 FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY filed an Other lawsuit against DEON RICE. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Spring Street Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The Judge overseeing this case is SERENA R. MURILLO. The case status is Pending - Other Pending.

Case Details Parties Documents Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    *******1835

  • Filing Date:

    06/02/2020

  • Case Status:

    Pending - Other Pending

  • Case Type:

    Other

  • Court:

    Los Angeles County Superior Courts

  • Courthouse:

    Spring Street Courthouse

  • County, State:

    Los Angeles, California

Judge Details

Judge

SERENA R. MURILLO

 

Party Details

Petitioner

FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY

Respondents

RICE ERIKA

RICE DEON

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Petitioner Attorney

GILLIGAN MICHAEL

 

Court Documents

Motion for Order (name extension) - Motion for Order Notice of Motion and Motion on Proposed Order to Deposit Surplus Funds, Discharge Petitioner of Further Responsibility for Disbursing of Funds, and

9/24/2020: Motion for Order (name extension) - Motion for Order Notice of Motion and Motion on Proposed Order to Deposit Surplus Funds, Discharge Petitioner of Further Responsibility for Disbursing of Funds, and

Proof of Service (not Summons and Complaint) - Proof of Service (not Summons and Complaint)

9/24/2020: Proof of Service (not Summons and Complaint) - Proof of Service (not Summons and Complaint)

First Amended Standing Order - First Amended Standing Order

6/2/2020: First Amended Standing Order - First Amended Standing Order

Notice of Hearing on Petition - Notice of Hearing on Petition

6/2/2020: Notice of Hearing on Petition - Notice of Hearing on Petition

Civil Case Cover Sheet - Civil Case Cover Sheet

6/2/2020: Civil Case Cover Sheet - Civil Case Cover Sheet

Petition and Declaration Regarding Unresolved Claims and Deposit of Undistributed Surplus Proceeds - Petition and Declaration Regarding Unresolved Claims and Deposit of Undistributed Surplus Proceeds

6/2/2020: Petition and Declaration Regarding Unresolved Claims and Deposit of Undistributed Surplus Proceeds - Petition and Declaration Regarding Unresolved Claims and Deposit of Undistributed Surplus Proceeds

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

6/2/2020: Notice of Case Assignment - Limited Civil Case - Notice of Case Assignment - Limited Civil Case

Proof of Service (not Summons and Complaint) - Proof of Service (not Summons and Complaint)

6/4/2020: Proof of Service (not Summons and Complaint) - Proof of Service (not Summons and Complaint)

 

Docket Entries

  • 04/20/2021
  • Hearing04/20/2021 at 10:00 AM in Department 26 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Hearing on Motion for Order (name extension)

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  • 10/06/2020
  • Hearing10/06/2020 at 08:30 AM in Department 26 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Hearing on Petition (name extension)

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  • 09/24/2020
  • DocketProof of Service (not Summons and Complaint); Filed by: First American Title Insurance Company (Petitioner)

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  • 09/24/2020
  • DocketHearing on Motion for Order Notice of Motion and Motion on Proposed Order to Deposit Surplus Funds, Discharge Petitioner of Further Responsibility for Disbursing of Funds, and Excuse Petitioner from Further Hearings or Participation; Declaration of Michael J. Gilligan scheduled for 04/20/2021 at 10:00 AM in Spring Street Courthouse at Department 26

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  • 09/24/2020
  • DocketMotion for Order Notice of Motion and Motion on Proposed Order to Deposit Surplus Funds, Discharge Petitioner of Further Responsibility for Disbursing of Funds, and Excuse Petitioner from Further Hearings or Participatiion; Declaration of Michael J. Gilligan; Filed by: First American Title Insurance Company (Petitioner)

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  • 06/04/2020
  • DocketHearing on Petition Petition and Declaration Regarding Unresolved Claims and Deposit of Undistributed Surplus Proceeds of Trustee's Sale scheduled for 10/06/2020 at 08:30 AM in Spring Street Courthouse at Department 26

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  • 06/04/2020
  • DocketProof of Service (not Summons and Complaint); Filed by: First American Title Insurance Company (Petitioner)

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  • 06/04/2020
  • DocketCase assigned to Hon. Serena R. Murillo in Department 26 Spring Street Courthouse

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  • 06/02/2020
  • DocketPetition and Declaration Regarding Unresolved Claims and Deposit of Undistributed Surplus Proceeds of Trustee's Sale; Filed by: First American Title Insurance Company (Petitioner); As to: Deon Rice (Respondent); Erika Rice (Respondent)

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  • 06/02/2020
  • DocketCivil Case Cover Sheet; Filed by: First American Title Insurance Company (Petitioner); As to: Deon Rice (Respondent); Erika Rice (Respondent)

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  • 06/02/2020
  • DocketNotice of Hearing on Petition; Filed by: Clerk

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  • 06/02/2020
  • DocketNotice of Case Assignment - Limited Civil Case; Filed by: Clerk

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  • 06/02/2020
  • DocketFirst Amended Standing Order; Filed by: Clerk

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: 20STCP01835    Hearing Date: October 06, 2020    Dept: 26

First American Title Ins. Co. v. Rice, et alPETITION AND DECLARATION REGARDING UNRESOLVED CLAIMS AND DEPOSIT OF UNDISTRIBUTED SURPLUS PROCEEDS OF TRUSTEE’S SALE

(Civ. Code §§ 2924(c)-(d))

TENTATIVE RULING:

Petition to Deposit Undistributed Surplus Proceeds of Trustee’s Sale and for Discharge of Liability is GRANTED EFFECTIVE UPON DEPOSIT OF SURPLUS FUNDS AS ORDERED. PETITIONER TO DEPOSIT SURPLUS FUNDS OF $3,744.44 WITH THE COURT WITHIN 30 DAYS’ SERVICE OF THIS ORDER.

THE HEARING ON CLAIMS TO THE UNDISTRIBUTED SURPLUS FUNDS IS SET FOR APRIL 20, 2021 AT 10 AM IN DEPARTMENT 26 IN THE SPRING STREET COURTHOUSE.

ANALYSIS:

On June 2, 2020, Petitioner First American Title Insurance Company (“Petitioner”) filed the instant Petition and Declaration Regarding Unresolved Claims and Deposit of Undistributed Surplus Proceeds of Trustee’s Sale (the “Petition”). The gross amount of deposit is $6,620.78, without deducting attorney’s fees and expenses.

Having reviewed the Petition, the Court finds that it satisfies the requirements of Civ. Code § 2924j. Petitioner also asks for $2,133.50 in attorney’s fees and $742.84 in costs, which totals $2,876.34. (Pet., Gilligan Decl., Exh. A.) However, the declaration erroneously calculates the total fees and costs as $5,089.69 and correspondingly mistakenly calculates the amount to be deposited as $1,531.09. (Id. at ¶3.) The correct amount to be deposited by Petitioner is $3,744.44 ($6,620.78 - $2,876.34 = $3,744.44).

In light of the foregoing, the Petition to Deposit Undistributed Surplus Proceeds of Trustee’s Sale and for Discharge of Liability is GRANTED EFFECTIVE UPON DEPOSIT OF SURPLUS FUNDS AS ORDERED. PETITIONER IS TO DEPOSIT SURPLUS FUNDS OF $3,744.44 WITH THE COURT WITHIN 30 DAYS’ SERVICE OF THIS ORDER. UPON DEPOSIT OF THE SURPLUS FUNDS AS ORDERED, PETITIONER WILL BE DISCHARGED FROM LIABLITY.

THE HEARING ON CLAIMS TO THE UNDISTRIBUTED SURPLUS PROCEEDS IS SET FOR APRIL 20, 2021 AT 10 AM IN DEPARTMENT 26 IN THE SPRING STREET COURTHOUSE. EACH CLAIMANT MUST FILE A WRITTEN CLAIM WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THIS ORDER; THE WRITTEN CLAIM SHOULD INCLUDE A DECLARATION SETTING FORTH THE BASIS FOR THE CLAIM OF OWNERSHIP OR INTEREST. (CIVIL CODE, § 2924J, SUBD. (D).) ALL CLAIMANTS MUST ALSO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THE DISBURSEMENT HEARING. IF NO CLAIMS OR APPEARANCES ARE MADE, THE MATTER WILL BE SET FOR AN OSC RE: ESCHEATING FUNDS. (CODE CIV. PROC., § 128; GOVT. CODE, § 68084.1.)

Court clerk to give notice to all parties, claimants and interested parties.