This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 03/11/2021 at 00:22:46 (UTC).

MARIA ARQUERA VS MV TRANSPORTATION, INC., ET AL.

Case Summary

On 08/07/2019 MARIA ARQUERA filed a Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle lawsuit against MV TRANSPORTATION, INC . 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:

    *******7310

  • Filing Date:

    08/07/2019

  • 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

SERENA R. MURILLO

 

Party Details

Plaintiff

ARQUERA MARIA

Defendants

MV TRANSPORTATION INC.

ACCESS SERVICES

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff Attorney

HILLAND DONALD A.

Defendant Attorney

MOORE KENTON E

 

Court Documents

Minute Order - Minute Order (Hearing on Motion to Compel Discovery (not "Further Discovery"))

1/12/2021: Minute Order - Minute Order (Hearing on Motion to Compel Discovery (not "Further Discovery"))

Notice of Ruling - Notice of Ruling

2/3/2021: Notice of Ruling - Notice of Ruling

Minute Order - Minute Order (Nunc Pro Tunc Order)

2/5/2021: Minute Order - Minute Order (Nunc Pro Tunc Order)

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

2/5/2021: Motion to Compel Discovery (not Further Discovery) - 1 moving party, 1 motion - Motion to Compel Discovery (not Further Discovery) - 1 moving party, 1 motion

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

2/5/2021: Motion to Compel Discovery (not Further Discovery) - 1 moving party, 1 motion - Motion to Compel Discovery (not Further Discovery) - 1 moving party, 1 motion

Reply (name extension) - Reply and Notice by Access Services of Non-Opp by Pltf to MTC Resps to SpRogs

3/3/2021: Reply (name extension) - Reply and Notice by Access Services of Non-Opp by Pltf to MTC Resps to SpRogs

Reply (name extension) - Reply and Notice by Access Services of Non-Opp by Pltf to MTC Resps to RPD

3/3/2021: Reply (name extension) - Reply and Notice by Access Services of Non-Opp by Pltf to MTC Resps to RPD

Minute Order - Minute Order (Hearing on Motion to Compel Discovery (not "Further Discovery"))

3/9/2021: Minute Order - Minute Order (Hearing on Motion to Compel Discovery (not "Further Discovery"))

Certificate of Mailing for - Certificate of Mailing for (Hearing on Motion to Compel Discovery (not "Further Discovery")) of 03/09/2021

3/9/2021: Certificate of Mailing for - Certificate of Mailing for (Hearing on Motion to Compel Discovery (not "Further Discovery")) of 03/09/2021

Reply (name extension) - Reply by Defendant Access Services to Non-Opposition by Plaintiff; Declaration of Kenton E. Moore

1/7/2021: Reply (name extension) - Reply by Defendant Access Services to Non-Opposition by Plaintiff; Declaration of Kenton E. Moore

Certificate of Mailing for - Certificate of Mailing for (Hearing on Motion to Compel Discovery (not "Further Discovery")) of 01/12/2021

1/12/2021: Certificate of Mailing for - Certificate of Mailing for (Hearing on Motion to Compel Discovery (not "Further Discovery")) of 01/12/2021

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

7/10/2020: Motion to Compel Discovery (not Further Discovery) - 1 moving party, 1 motion - Motion to Compel Discovery (not Further Discovery) - 1 moving party, 1 motion

Answer - Answer

3/12/2020: Answer - Answer

Summons - Summons on Complaint

8/8/2019: Summons - Summons on Complaint

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

8/7/2019: Notice of Case Assignment - Limited Civil Case - Notice of Case Assignment - Limited Civil Case

Complaint - Complaint

8/7/2019: Complaint - Complaint

Civil Case Cover Sheet - Civil Case Cover Sheet

8/7/2019: Civil Case Cover Sheet - Civil Case Cover Sheet

First Amended Standing Order - First Amended Standing Order

8/7/2019: First Amended Standing Order - First Amended Standing Order

8 More Documents Available

 

Docket Entries

  • 08/10/2022
  • Hearing08/10/2022 at 10:30 AM in Department 26 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Order to Show Cause Re: Failure to File Proof of Service

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  • 08/18/2021
  • Hearing08/18/2021 at 08:30 AM in Department 26 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Non-Jury Trial

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  • 05/11/2021
  • Hearing05/11/2021 at 09:30 AM in Department 26 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Order to Show Cause Re: (name extension)

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  • 05/11/2021
  • Hearing05/11/2021 at 09:30 AM in Department 26 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Hearing on Motion to Compel Discovery (not "Further Discovery")

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  • 03/09/2021
  • DocketHearing on Motion to Compel Discovery (not "Further Discovery") scheduled for 05/11/2021 at 09:30 AM in Spring Street Courthouse at Department 26

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  • 03/09/2021
  • DocketOrder to Show Cause Re: Plaintiff's counsel Donald Hilland re: being ineligible to practice law proper substitution of counsel scheduled for 05/11/2021 at 09:30 AM in Spring Street Courthouse at Department 26

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  • 03/09/2021
  • DocketMinute Order (Hearing on Motion to Compel Discovery (not "Further Discovery"))

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  • 03/09/2021
  • DocketCertificate of Mailing for (Hearing on Motion to Compel Discovery (not "Further Discovery")) of 03/09/2021; Filed by: Clerk

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  • 03/09/2021
  • DocketOn the Court's own motion, Hearing on Motion to Compel Discovery (not "Further Discovery") scheduled for 03/09/2021 at 10:30 AM in Spring Street Courthouse at Department 26 Held - Continued was rescheduled to 05/11/2021 09:30 AM

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  • 03/03/2021
  • DocketReply and Notice by Access Services of Non-Opp by Pltf to MTC Resps to RPD; Filed by: ACCESS SERVICES (Defendant)

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16 More Docket Entries
  • 08/08/2019
  • DocketCase assigned to Hon. Serena R. Murillo in Department 94 Stanley Mosk Courthouse

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  • 08/08/2019
  • DocketOrder on Court Fee Waiver (Superior Court); Signed and Filed by: Clerk; As to: Maria Arquera (Plaintiff)

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  • 08/08/2019
  • DocketNon-Jury Trial scheduled for 02/03/2021 at 08:30 AM in Stanley Mosk Courthouse at Department 94

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  • 08/08/2019
  • DocketOrder to Show Cause Re: Failure to File Proof of Service scheduled for 08/10/2022 at 08:30 AM in Stanley Mosk Courthouse at Department 94

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  • 08/08/2019
  • DocketSummons on Complaint; Issued and Filed by: Maria Arquera (Plaintiff); As to: MV TRANSPORTATION, INC. (Defendant); ACCESS SERVICES (Defendant)

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  • 08/07/2019
  • DocketComplaint; Filed by: Maria Arquera (Plaintiff); As to: MV TRANSPORTATION, INC. (Defendant); ACCESS SERVICES (Defendant)

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  • 08/07/2019
  • DocketCivil Case Cover Sheet; Filed by: Maria Arquera (Plaintiff); As to: MV TRANSPORTATION, INC. (Defendant); ACCESS SERVICES (Defendant)

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  • 08/07/2019
  • DocketRequest to Waive Court Fees; Filed by: Maria Arquera (Plaintiff)

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  • 08/07/2019
  • DocketNotice of Case Assignment - Limited Civil Case; Filed by: Clerk

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  • 08/07/2019
  • DocketFirst Amended Standing Order; Filed by: Clerk

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: 19STLC07310    Hearing Date: March 9, 2021    Dept: 26

Arquera v. MV Transportation, Inc., et al.

MOTION TO COMPEL RESPONSES TO INTERROGATORIES AND REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION; REQUEST FOR SANCTIONS

(CCP §§ 2030.290; 2031.300)

TENTATIVE RULING:

Services’ (1) Motion For Order Compelling Plaintiff to Respond to Special Interrogatories and Request For Sanctions; and (2) Motion For Order Compelling Plaintiff to Respond to Request for Production and Request For Sanctions is GRANTED. PLAINTIFF MARIA ARQUERA IS TO SERVE VERIFIED RESPONSES WITHOUT OBJECTION TO THE SPECIAL INTERROGATORIES AND REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION WITHIN 20 DAYS’ SERVICE OF THIS ORDER. PLAINTIFF IS FURTHER ORDERED TO PAY SANCTIONS OF $195.00 TO DEFENSE COUNSEL WITHIN 20 DAYS’ SERVICE OF THIS ORDER.

ANALYSIS:

Plaintiff Maria Arquera (“Plaintiff”) filed the instant action for motor vehicle negligence against Defendants MV Transportation, Inc. and Access Services (“Defendants”) on August 7, 2019. Defendant Access Services filed the instant Motion to Compel Plaintiff’s Responses to Special Interrogatories and Request for Sanctions on February 5, 2021. To date, no opposition has been filed.

Discussion

Defendant Access served written discovery, including Special Interrogatories and Requests for Production, on Plaintiff on March 12, 2020. (Motions, Moore Decl., Exh. A.) As of the filing of the Motions, no responses have been served to the discovery requests. (Id. at ¶6.) The Court finds that due to Plaintiff’s failure to respond to written discovery, Defendant Access is entitled to an order compelling Plaintiff’s responses. Plaintiff is ordered to serve verified responses, without objections, to the Special Interrogatories and Requests for Production within twenty (20) days from the date of Defendant Access Services serving a notice of this Order. (Code Civ. Proc., § 2030.290; 2031.300.)

Monetary sanctions are also awarded under Code of Civil Procedure sections 2030.290 and 2023.210. Given the simplicity of the Motions, the Court finds that sanctions are appropriate in the amount of $195.00 based on a lodestar calculation. (Motion, Moore Decl., ¶8.) Plaintiff is ordered to pay the sanctions to defense counsel within twenty (20) days’ service of this Order.

Conclusion

Defendant Access Services’ (1) Motion For Order Compelling Plaintiff to Respond to Special Interrogatories and Request For Sanctions; and (2) Motion For Order Compelling Plaintiff to Respond to Request for Production and Request For Sanctions is GRANTED. PLAINTIFF MARIA ARQUERA IS TO SERVE VERIFIED RESPONSES WITHOUT OBJECTION TO THE SPECIAL INTERROGATORIES AND REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION WITHIN 20 DAYS’ SERVICE OF THIS ORDER. PLAINTIFF IS FURTHER ORDERED TO PAY SANCTIONS OF $195.00 TO DEFENSE COUNSEL WITHIN 20 DAYS’ SERVICE OF THIS ORDER.

Case Number: 19STLC07310    Hearing Date: January 12, 2021    Dept: 26

Arquera v. MV Transportation, Inc., et al.

MOTION TO COMPEL RESPONSES TO INTERROGATORIES, REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION; REQUEST FOR SANCTIONS

(CCP §§ 2030.290; 2031.300)

TENTATIVE RULING:

Defendant Access Services’ Motion For Order Compelling Plaintiff to Respond to (1) Form Interrogatories; (2) Special Interrogatories; and (3) Request for Production of Documents; Request For Sanctions is GRANTED solely as to Plaintiff’s response to the Form Interrogatories. PLAINTIFF MARIA ARQUERA IS TO SERVE VERIFIED RESPONSES WITHOUT OBJECTION TO THE FORM INTERROGATORIES WITHIN 20 DAYS’ SERVICE OF THIS ORDER. PLAINTIFF IS FURTHER ORDERED TO PAY SANCTIONS OF $195.00 TO DEFENSE COUNSEL WITHIN 20 DAYS’ SERVICE OF THIS ORDER.

Hearing on remainder of Defendant Access Services’ Motion is CONTINUED TO MARCH 9, 2021 AT 10:30 AM IN DEPARTMENT 26 IN THE SPRING STREET COURTHOUSE.

ANALYSIS:

Plaintiff Maria Arquera (“Plaintiff”) filed the instant action for motor vehicle negligence against Defendants MV Transportation, Inc. and Access Services (“Defendants”) on August 7, 2019. Defendant Access Services filed the instant Motion to Compel Plaintiff’s Responses to Form Interrogatories, Special Interrogatories, and Requests for Production; Request for Sanctions on July 10, 2020. To date, no opposition has been filed.

Discussion

The Court initially addresses the fact that Defendant Access Services filed a single motion seeking relief with respect to three separate sets of discovery. Specifically, the Motion seeks to compel responses to form interrogatories, special interrogatories and requests for production. Yet for each of the three requests, which should have been filed as three separate motions, the moving party only paid a single filing fee. Until Defendant Access Services pays two additional filing fees, the Court can only rule on the Motion as to one type of discovery. 

The Motion is supported by evidence that Defendant Access served written discovery on Plaintiff in March and April 2020. (Motion, Moore Decl., ¶¶2-4 and Exhs. A-C.) As of the filing of the Motion, no responses have been served to the discovery requests. (Id. at ¶6.) The Court, therefore, finds that due to Plaintiff’s failure to respond to written discovery, the Motion is granted solely as to the Form Interrogatories. Plaintiff is ordered to serve verified responses, without objections, to the Form Interrogatories within twenty (20) days from the date of Defendant Access Services serving a notice of this Order. (Code Civ. Proc., § 2030.290.)

Monetary sanctions are also awarded under Code of Civil Procedure sections 2030.290 and 2023.210. Given the simplicity of the Motion, the Court finds that sanctions are appropriate in the amount of $195.00 based on a lodestar calculation. (Motion, Moore Decl., ¶8.) Plaintiff is ordered to pay the sanctions to defense counsel within twenty (20) days’ service of this Order.

With respect to the remainder of the discovery requests the hearing on the Motion is CONTINUED TO MARCH 9, 2021 AT 10:30 AM. AT LEAST 16 COURT DAYS PRIOR TO THE NEW HEARING DATE, DEFENDANT ACCESS SERVICES IS TO PAY TWO (2) ADDITIONAL FILING FEES. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE COURT’S ORDERS MAY RESULT IN THE MOTION BEING PLACED OFF CALENDAR.

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