This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 11/27/2019 at 05:58:46 (UTC).

ROBERT BEST VS BROADWAY CIVIC CENTER LP, ET AL.

Case Summary

On 07/12/2019 a Civil Right - Other Civil Right case was filed by ROBERT BEST against BROADWAY CIVIC CENTER LP in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Stanley Mosk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California.

Case Details Parties Documents Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    *******6475

  • Filing Date:

    07/12/2019

  • Case Status:

    Pending - Other Pending

  • Case Type:

    Civil Right - Other Civil Right

  • Court:

    Los Angeles County Superior Courts

  • Courthouse:

    Stanley Mosk Courthouse

  • County, State:

    Los Angeles, California

Judge Details

Judge

JAMES E. BLANCARTE

 

Party Details

Plaintiff and Cross Defendant

BEST ROBERT

Defendants

THIRSTY POCKETS LLC

BROADWAY CIVIC CENTER LP

REDWOOD BAR AND GRILL

Cross Plaintiff and Not Yet Classified

SEARLE JENNIFER

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff Attorney

SHIN TED

 

Court Documents

Motion for Order (name extension) - Motion for Order for intervention

11/25/2019: Motion for Order (name extension) - Motion for Order for intervention

Notice of Rejection Default/Clerk's Judgment - Notice of Rejection Default/Clerk's Judgment

11/25/2019: Notice of Rejection Default/Clerk's Judgment - Notice of Rejection Default/Clerk's Judgment

Other - (name extension) - Other - Supplemental Exhibits for the Notice of Motion and Motion for Plaintiff Vexation Litigation

9/24/2019: Other - (name extension) - Other - Supplemental Exhibits for the Notice of Motion and Motion for Plaintiff Vexation Litigation

Proof of Personal Service - Proof of Personal Service

9/25/2019: Proof of Personal Service - Proof of Personal Service

Civil Case Cover Sheet - Civil Case Cover Sheet

9/9/2019: Civil Case Cover Sheet - Civil Case Cover Sheet

Summons - Summons on Cross Complaint

9/9/2019: Summons - Summons on Cross Complaint

Other - (name extension) - Other - exhibit signed affidavit

9/16/2019: Other - (name extension) - Other - exhibit signed affidavit

Cross-Complaint - Cross-Complaint

9/9/2019: Cross-Complaint - Cross-Complaint

Answer - Answer

8/13/2019: Answer - Answer

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

8/5/2019: Proof of Service by Substituted Service - Proof of Service by Substituted Service

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

8/5/2019: Proof of Service by Substituted Service - Proof of Service by Substituted Service

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

8/5/2019: Proof of Service by Substituted Service - Proof of Service by Substituted Service

Order on Court Fee Waiver (Superior Court) - Order on Court Fee Waiver (Superior Court)

7/12/2019: Order on Court Fee Waiver (Superior Court) - Order on Court Fee Waiver (Superior Court)

Civil Case Cover Sheet - Civil Case Cover Sheet

7/12/2019: Civil Case Cover Sheet - Civil Case Cover Sheet

Complaint - Complaint

7/12/2019: Complaint - Complaint

First Amended Standing Order - First Amended Standing Order

7/12/2019: First Amended Standing Order - First Amended Standing Order

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

7/12/2019: Notice of Case Assignment - Limited Civil Case - Notice of Case Assignment - Limited Civil Case

10 More Documents Available

 

Docket Entries

  • 07/15/2022
  • Hearing07/15/2022 at 10:30 AM in Department 94 at 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Order to Show Cause Re: Failure to File Proof of Service

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  • 01/08/2021
  • Hearing01/08/2021 at 08:30 AM in Department 94 at 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Non-Jury Trial

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  • 01/16/2020
  • Hearing01/16/2020 at 10:30 AM in Department 94 at 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Hearing on Motion - Other (name extension)

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  • 11/25/2019
  • DocketMotion for Order for intervention; Filed by: Jennifer Searle (Cross-Complainant)

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  • 11/25/2019
  • DocketHearing on Motion - Other intervention scheduled for 01/16/2020 at 10:30 AM in Stanley Mosk Courthouse at Department 94

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  • 11/25/2019
  • DocketNotice of Rejection Default/Clerk's Judgment; Filed by: Clerk

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  • 11/13/2019
  • DocketRequest for Entry of Default / Judgment; Filed by: Jennifer Searle (Cross-Complainant); As to: Robert Best (Cross-Defendant)

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  • 11/13/2019
  • Docket; Default not entered as to Robert Best; On the Cross-Complaint filed by Jennifer Searle, et al. on 09/09/2019

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  • 09/25/2019
  • DocketProof of Personal Service; Filed by: Jennifer Searle (Cross-Complainant); As to: Robert Best (Cross-Defendant); Service Date: 09/23/2019; Service Cost Waived: No

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  • 09/24/2019
  • DocketOther - Supplemental Exhibits for the Notice of Motion and Motion for Plaintiff Vexation Litigation; Filed by: Jennifer Searle (Non-Party)

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11 More Docket Entries
  • 07/12/2019
  • DocketNon-Jury Trial scheduled for 01/08/2021 at 08:30 AM in Stanley Mosk Courthouse at Department 94

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  • 07/12/2019
  • DocketCase assigned to Hon. James E. Blancarte in Department 94 Stanley Mosk Courthouse

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  • 07/12/2019
  • DocketOrder to Show Cause Re: Failure to File Proof of Service scheduled for 07/15/2022 at 08:30 AM in Stanley Mosk Courthouse at Department 94

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  • 07/12/2019
  • DocketComplaint; Filed by: Robert Best (Plaintiff); As to: Broadway Civic Center LP (Defendant); Redwood Bar and Grill (Defendant); Thirsty Pockets LLC (Defendant)

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  • 07/12/2019
  • DocketSummons on Complaint; Issued and Filed by: Robert Best (Plaintiff); As to: Broadway Civic Center LP (Defendant); Redwood Bar and Grill (Defendant); Thirsty Pockets LLC (Defendant)

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  • 07/12/2019
  • DocketRequest to Waive Court Fees; Filed by: Robert Best (Plaintiff)

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  • 07/12/2019
  • DocketCivil Case Cover Sheet; Filed by: Robert Best (Plaintiff); As to: Broadway Civic Center LP (Defendant); Redwood Bar and Grill (Defendant); Thirsty Pockets LLC (Defendant)

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  • 07/12/2019
  • DocketNotice of Case Assignment - Limited Civil Case; Filed by: Clerk

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  • 07/12/2019
  • DocketFirst Amended Standing Order; Filed by: Clerk

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  • 07/12/2019
  • DocketOrder on Court Fee Waiver (Superior Court); Signed and Filed by: Clerk; As to: Robert Best (Plaintiff)

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: 19STLC06475    Hearing Date: January 16, 2020    Dept: 94

MOTION TO INTERVENE

(CCP § 387)

TENTATIVE RULING:

Non-Party Jennifer Searle’s Motion to Intervene is CONTINUED TO MARCH 16, 2020 AT 10:30 AM IN DEPARTMENT 94.

SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT: Action for discrimination on the basis of disability.

RELIEF REQUESTED: Allow Non-Party Jennifer Searle to intervene as the owner of the Defendant Redwood Bar & Grill.

ANALYSIS:

On July 12, 2019, Plaintiff Robert Best (“Plaintiff”) filed this action for discrimination on the basis of disability against Defendants Redwood Bar & Grill, Thirsty Pockets, LLC and Broadway Civic Center, LP (“Defendant”). On August 13, 2019, Non-Party Jennifer Searle (“Searle”) filed an Answer to the Complaint alleging to be the owner of Redwood Bar & Grill. Searle alleges that she is answering as a Doe Defendant, who the Complaint alleges to be “the owners, operators, lessees or tenants of the property which is the subject of this action.” (Compl., ¶3.) The Court struck Searle’s Answer as improper. Searle now brings the instant Motion to Intervene in the action. To date, no opposition has been filed.

Legal Standard

Code of Civil Procedure section 387, subdivision (d)(1) states: “[t]he court shall, upon timely application, permit a nonparty to intervene in the action or proceeding if either of the following conditions is satisfied:

(A) A

(B) The  is the subject of the action and that person is so situated that the disposition of the action may impair or impede that person’s ability to protect that interest, unless that person’s interest is adequately represented by one or more of the existing parties.”

(Code Civ. Proc., § 387, subd. (d)(1).) The Court is satisfied that Searle has an interest relating to the property that is the subject of the action, namely, the Redwood Bar and Grill. However, Searle has not explained why her interest is not adequately represented by Redwood Bar and Grill. It appears to the Court that Searle is trying to defend this action in lieu of Redwood Bar and Grill, which has yet to file a responsive pleading.

Based on the foregoing, Searle’s Motion to Intervene is CONTINUED TO MARCH 16, 2020 AT 10:30 AM IN DEPARTMENT 94. At least 16 court days prior to the new hearing date, Searle is the file and serve supplemental papers addressing why her interest is not adequately represented by one or more of the existing parties, especially Redwood Bar and Grill. Failure to comply with the Court’s orders may result in the Motion to Intervene being placed off calendar or denied.

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Case Number: 19STLC06475    Hearing Date: November 21, 2019    Dept: 94

MOTION TO DEEM PARTY VEXATIOUS LITIGANT

(CCP § 391)

TENTATIVE RULING:

Non-Party Jennifer Searle’s Motion to Deem Plaintiff Vexatious Litigant is PLACED OFF CALENDAR.

SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT: Action for discrimination on the basis of disability.

RELIEF REQUESTED: Deem Plaintiff a vexatious litigant.

ANALYSIS:

On July 12, 2019, Plaintiff Robert Best (“Plaintiff”) filed this action for discrimination on the basis of disability against Defendants Redwood Bar & Grill, Thirsty Pockets, LLC and Broadway Civic Center, LP (“Defendant”). On August 13, 2019, Non-Party Jennifer Searle (“Searle”) filed an Answer to the Complaint alleging to be the owner of Redwood Bar & Grill. Searle alleges that she is answering as a Doe Defendant, who the Complaint alleges to be “the owners, operators, lessees or tenants of the property which is the subject of this action.” (Compl., ¶3.)

In order to join this action, Searle must proceed by way of intervention, as set forth in Code of Civil Procedure section 387. Filing an Answer, Cross-Complaint, and the instant Motion to Deem Plaintiff Vexatious as an unnamed party is improper. Accordingly, the Court strikes those filings and places the Motion off calendar. Searle may bring a motion to intervene in order to join this action.

Non-Party Jennifer Searle’s Motion to Deem Plaintiff Vexatious Litigant is PLACED OFF CALENDAR.

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