This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 10/17/2020 at 08:49:25 (UTC).

RICBERAY, INC. VS JORGE RODRIGUEZ, SR, ET AL.

Case Summary

On 09/16/2020 RICBERAY, INC filed an Other lawsuit against JORGE RODRIGUEZ, SR. 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:

    *******2987

  • Filing Date:

    09/16/2020

  • 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

RICBERAY INC. DBA SUNSET GARDENS-WEST MOBILEHOME PARK

Respondents

RODRIGUEZ JORGE JR AKA GEORGE RODRIGUEZ

GONZALEZ RAMON

RODRIGUEZ REBECA

RODRIGUEZ JORGE SR

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Petitioner Attorney

BEAM GREGORY BRUCE

 

Court Documents

Notice Re: Continuance of Hearing and Order - Notice Re: Continuance of Hearing and Order

10/5/2020: Notice Re: Continuance of Hearing and Order - Notice Re: Continuance of Hearing and Order

Proof of Personal Service - Proof of Personal Service

10/13/2020: Proof of Personal Service - Proof of Personal Service

Notice of Hearing on Petition - Notice of Hearing on Petition

10/13/2020: Notice of Hearing on Petition - Notice of Hearing on Petition

Proof of Personal Service - Proof of Personal Service

10/13/2020: Proof of Personal Service - Proof of Personal Service

Proof of Personal Service - Amended - Proof of Service

10/13/2020: Proof of Personal Service - Amended - Proof of Service

Proof of Personal Service - Amended - Proof of Service

10/13/2020: Proof of Personal Service - Amended - Proof of Service

Proof of Service by Substituted Service - Proof of Service by Substituted Service

10/14/2020: Proof of Service by Substituted Service - Proof of Service by Substituted Service

Proof of Service by Substituted Service - Proof of Service by Substituted Service

10/14/2020: Proof of Service by Substituted Service - Proof of Service by Substituted Service

Minute Order - Minute Order (Hearing on Petition FOR PERMANENT INJUNCTION PURSUANT TO CIVI...)

10/15/2020: Minute Order - Minute Order (Hearing on Petition FOR PERMANENT INJUNCTION PURSUANT TO CIVI...)

Petition (name extension) - Petition FOR PERMANENT INJUNCTION PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE SECTION 798.88

9/16/2020: Petition (name extension) - Petition FOR PERMANENT INJUNCTION PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE SECTION 798.88

Civil Case Cover Sheet - Civil Case Cover Sheet

9/16/2020: Civil Case Cover Sheet - Civil Case Cover Sheet

Declaration (name extension) - Declaration of Kimberly Espinoza in Support of Petition

9/16/2020: Declaration (name extension) - Declaration of Kimberly Espinoza in Support of Petition

Declaration (name extension) - Declaration of Gregory B. Beam in Support of Petition

9/16/2020: Declaration (name extension) - Declaration of Gregory B. Beam in Support of Petition

Declaration (name extension) - Declaration of Dolores Anderson in Support of Petition

9/16/2020: Declaration (name extension) - Declaration of Dolores Anderson in Support of Petition

Declaration (name extension) - Declaration of Ricardo Espinoza in Support of Petition

9/16/2020: Declaration (name extension) - Declaration of Ricardo Espinoza in Support of Petition

First Amended Standing Order - First Amended Standing Order

9/16/2020: First Amended Standing Order - First Amended Standing Order

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

9/16/2020: Notice of Case Assignment - Limited Civil Case - Notice of Case Assignment - Limited Civil Case

Notice of Hearing on Petition - Notice of Hearing on Petition

9/16/2020: Notice of Hearing on Petition - Notice of Hearing on Petition

6 More Documents Available

 

Docket Entries

  • 12/10/2020
  • Hearing12/10/2020 at 10:30 AM in Department 26 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Hearing on Petition (name extension)

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  • 10/15/2020
  • DocketMinute Order (Hearing on Petition FOR PERMANENT INJUNCTION PURSUANT TO CIVI...)

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  • 10/15/2020
  • DocketOn the Court's own motion, Hearing on Petition FOR PERMANENT INJUNCTION PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE SECTION 798.88 scheduled for 10/15/2020 at 10:30 AM in Spring Street Courthouse at Department 26 Held - Continued was rescheduled to 12/10/2020 10:30 AM

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  • 10/14/2020
  • DocketProof of Service by Substituted Service; Filed by: RICBERAY, INC. (Petitioner); As to: JORGE RODRIGUEZ, JR (Respondent); Proof of Mailing Date: 10/13/2020; Service Cost: 95.00; Service Cost Waived: No

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  • 10/14/2020
  • DocketProof of Service by Substituted Service; Filed by: RICBERAY, INC. (Petitioner); As to: RAMON GONZALEZ (Respondent); Proof of Mailing Date: 10/13/2020; Service Cost: 95.00; Service Cost Waived: No

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  • 10/13/2020
  • DocketAmended - Proof of Service; Filed by: RICBERAY, INC. (Petitioner); As to: JORGE RODRIGUEZ, SR (Respondent); Service Date: 10/11/2020; Service Cost: 95.00; Service Cost Waived: No

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  • 10/13/2020
  • DocketAmended - Proof of Service; Filed by: RICBERAY, INC. (Petitioner); As to: REBECA RODRIGUEZ (Respondent); Service Date: 10/11/2020; Service Cost: 95.00; Service Cost Waived: No

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  • 10/13/2020
  • DocketNotice of Hearing on Petition; Filed by: RICBERAY, INC. (Petitioner)

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  • 10/13/2020
  • DocketProof of Personal Service; Filed by: RICBERAY, INC. (Petitioner); As to: JORGE RODRIGUEZ, SR (Respondent); Service Date: 10/11/2020; Service Cost: 95.00; Service Cost Waived: No

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  • 10/13/2020
  • DocketProof of Personal Service; Filed by: RICBERAY, INC. (Petitioner); As to: REBECA RODRIGUEZ (Respondent); Service Date: 10/11/2020; Service Cost: 95.00; Service Cost Waived: No

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3 More Docket Entries
  • 09/16/2020
  • DocketHearing on Petition FOR PERMANENT INJUNCTION PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE SECTION 798.88 scheduled for 01/20/2021 at 08:30 AM in Spring Street Courthouse at Department 26

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  • 09/16/2020
  • DocketCase assigned to Hon. Serena R. Murillo in Department 26 Spring Street Courthouse

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  • 09/16/2020
  • DocketDeclaration of Gregory B. Beam in Support of Petition; Filed by: RICBERAY, INC. (Petitioner); As to: JORGE RODRIGUEZ, SR (Respondent); REBECA RODRIGUEZ (Respondent); RAMON GONZALEZ (Respondent) et al.

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  • 09/16/2020
  • DocketDeclaration of Ricardo Espinoza in Support of Petition; Filed by: RICBERAY, INC. (Petitioner); As to: JORGE RODRIGUEZ, SR (Respondent); REBECA RODRIGUEZ (Respondent); RAMON GONZALEZ (Respondent) et al.

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  • 09/16/2020
  • DocketDeclaration of Kimberly Espinoza in Support of Petition; Filed by: RICBERAY, INC. (Petitioner); As to: JORGE RODRIGUEZ, SR (Respondent); REBECA RODRIGUEZ (Respondent); RAMON GONZALEZ (Respondent) et al.

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  • 09/16/2020
  • DocketDeclaration of Dolores Anderson in Support of Petition; Filed by: RICBERAY, INC. (Petitioner); As to: JORGE RODRIGUEZ, SR (Respondent); REBECA RODRIGUEZ (Respondent); RAMON GONZALEZ (Respondent) et al.

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  • 09/16/2020
  • DocketCivil Case Cover Sheet; Filed by: RICBERAY, INC. (Petitioner); As to: JORGE RODRIGUEZ, SR (Respondent); REBECA RODRIGUEZ (Respondent); RAMON GONZALEZ (Respondent) et al.

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  • 09/16/2020
  • DocketNotice of Hearing on Petition; Filed by: Clerk

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  • 09/16/2020
  • DocketNotice of Case Assignment - Limited Civil Case; Filed by: Clerk

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  • 09/16/2020
  • DocketFirst Amended Standing Order; Filed by: Clerk

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: 20STCP02987    Hearing Date: October 15, 2020    Dept: 26

Ricebray, Inc. v. Rodriguez, Sr., et al

PERMANENT INJUNCTION

(Civil Code § 798.88)

TENTATIVE RULING:

Petitioner Ricebray, Inc.’s Petition for Permanent Injunction is CONTINUED TO DECEMBER 10, 2020 AT 10:30 AM IN DEPARTMENT 26 IN THE SPRING STREET COURTHOUSE.

ANALYSIS:

Petitioner Ricebray, Inc. (“Petitioner”) filed the instant Petition for Permanent Injunction Pursuant to Civil Code Section 798.88 against Jorge Rodriguez, Sr., Rebecca Rodriguez, Ramon Gonzalez, and Jorge Rodriguez, Jr. (“Respondents”) on September 16, 2020. Petitioner moves pursuant to Civil Code section 786.88 for an order enjoining Respondents from continuing violation of the rules of Petitioner’s Mobile Home Park, Sunset Gardens-West Mobilehome Park (“the Park), as follows:

(1) Respondents shall remove all improperly stored items from around the Premises and prohibited from storing any items of personal property, except for outdoor patio furniture and portable barbecues, anywhere outside the Mobilehome and around the Premises, except in an approved storage shed;

(2) Respondents shall remove Jorge Jr. from the Mobilehome and the Premises, and shall be prohibited from allowing anyone other than Jorge Sr., R. Rodriguez and Gonzales, who are the only approved residents for the Premises, to reside in the Mobilehome;

(3) Jorge Jr. shall be ordered to leave the Park and be prohibited from entering the Park for any reason, and is ordered to remain at least 100 yards away from all Park employees, including Kimberly Espinoza, Ricardo Espinoza and Dolores Anderson, at all times;

(4) Respondents shall be prohibited from having any guests stay with Jorge Sr., R. Rodriguez and Gonzalez in the Mobilehome for more than 20 consecutive days or more than 30 days in a calendar year, unless the Guests apply for residency and are approved as Park residents; and

(5) Respondents shall be prohibited from allowing any guests to use the clubhouse and other common areas of the Park unless accompanied by Jorge Sr., R. Rodriguez or Gonzalez;

(Pet., Prayer, ¶1.) Petitioner also requests reasonable attorney fees and costs.

Legal Standard

The Mobilehome Residency Law (“MRL”) gives management an injunctive relief remedy for violations of “reasonable” park rules and regulations. (Civ. Code, § 798.88.) Specifically, management may obtain a restraining order against a continuing or recurring violation of any “reasonable rule or regulation.” (Civ. Code, § 798.88, subd. (b); Rancho Santa Paula Mobilehome Park, Ltd. v. Evans (1994) 26 Cal.App.4th 1139, 1142.) The Petition and Notice of Hearing must be personally served on the respondent. (Civ. Code, § 798.88, subd. (c).) At the time of the hearing, the court shall issue the injunction if it finds by clear and convincing evidence the existence of a continuing or recurring violation of a “reasonable rule or regulation.” (Civ. Code, § 798.88, subd. (d).) The duration of the injunction may not exceed three years. (Civ. Code, § 798.88, subd. (d).)

Discussion

Petitioner has not demonstrated compliance with the service requirements set forth at Civil Code section 798.88, subdivision (c), which require personal service of the Petition and Notice of Hearing. No proof of service of the Petition or Notice of Hearing has been filed with respect to any Respondent.

The Petition is supported by the declarations of the Mobile Home Park’s assistant manager, Dolores Anderson (“Anderson”) and on-site resident managers Kimberly Espinoza (“Kimberly”) and Ricardo Espinoza (“Ricardo”). The declarations demonstrate that Respondents Gonzalez, Jorge Rodriguez, Sr. and Rebecca Rodriguez reside in the Mobilehome located on Space 111 of the Park and have resided in the Park since December 2, 1994 pursuant to a written Rental Agreement. (Pet., Anderson Decl., ¶2; K. Espinoza Decl., ¶2 and Exh. 1; R. Espinoza Decl., ¶2.) The Rental Agreement incorporates the Park’s Rules and Regulations, thereby requiring the residents to abide by the same. (Pet., K. Espinoza Decl., ¶3 and Exhs. 1-2.) Respondent Jorge Rodriguez, Jr. is Respondents Jorge Rodriguez, Sr. and Rebecca Rodriguez adult son and has never been approved to reside at the Park. (Pet., Anderson Decl., ¶2; K. Espinoza Decl., ¶2; R. Espinoza Decl., ¶2.) The Park’s Rules were revised in 2017 with notice of the revision provided to all the Park’s residents, including Respondents, with the Revised Rules becoming effective on March 26, 2018. (Pet., K. Espinoza Decl., ¶4.)

The declarations also attests to the following conduct by Respondents in violation of the Revised Rules. First, on July 14, 2020, Respondent Jorge Rodriguez, Jr., was recorded on a security camera video around 3:00 a.m. jumping over a fence and into the Park’s pool area with two other people, despite the pool being closed at that hour and due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Pet., K. Espinoza Decl., ¶5a.) Respondent Jorge Rodriguez, Jr. was also was observed drinking and smoking marijuana in the Park's RV parking area. (Ibid.) This conduct by Respondent Jorge Rodriguez, Jr. is in violation of the Park’s Revised Rules 13.D., 18.A., 18.B., 18.D. and 18.E. (Ibid.)

The other Respondents also allowed Respondent Jorge Rodriguez, Jr. to stay at the Mobilehome when they were not present and to stay for more than 20 consecutive days or more than 30 days in a calendar year without registering with the Park. (Id. at ¶5b.) This was in violation of the Park’s Revised Rules 5.A., 5.C., 5.E. and 5.F. (Ibid.)

Since July 15, 2020, Respondents have stored items on Space 111 and around the Mobilehome and carport, including plastic containers, cleaning supplies, tarps, a bicycle, plywood, hoses, wire fencing and bricks. (Id. at ¶5c.) One of the Mobilehome’s windows was also broken. (Ibid.) By failing to maintain the homesite, Respondents are in violation of the Park’s Revised Rules 12.A and 12.F. (Ibid.)

Also, since July 15, 2020, Respondents had failed to complete the installation of handrails on the stairs of Mobilehome for a period of more than four months. (Id. at ¶5d.) Failure to complete installations on Mobilehomes within 60 days is in violation of the Park’s Revised Rules 8.D. (Ibid.) The lack of handrails is also a violation of Title 25 of the California Code of Regulations, section 1504(a). (Ibid.)

In addition to these rule violations, Respondent Jorge Rodriguez, Jr. has made several threating comments and actions towards declarants in the month before the Petition was filed. (Id. at ¶7; Anderson Decl., ¶¶3-4.) Petitioner’s counsel issued 7-day Notices to Comply with Park Rules and Regulations on August 18, 2020, August 28, 2020, and September 3, 2020. (Pet., Beam Decl., ¶¶2-3 and Exhs. 4-5; K. Espinoza Decl., ¶10 and Exh. 6.) Despite the Notices to Comply, Respondents continue to be in violation of Rules. (K. Espinoza Decl., ¶¶6-12.)

While the foregoing evidence of Respondents’ violations of the Park’s reasonable Revised Rules is clear and convincing, the Court cannot grant the Petition until Petitioner demonstrates proper service of the Petition and Notice of Hearing.

The Petition for Permanent Injunction Against is CONTINUED TO DECEMBER 10, 2020 AT _____ AM IN DEPARTMENT 26 IN THE SPRING STREET COURTHOUSE. AT LEAST 16 COURT DAYS PRIOR TO THE NEW HEARING, PETITIONER IS TO FILE PROOF OF PERSONAL SERVICE OF THE PETITION AND NOTICE OF CONTINUED HEARING. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE COURT’S ORDERS MAY RESULT IN THE PETITION BEING PLACED OFF CALENDAR OR DENIED.

Moving party to give notice.