This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 01/22/2020 at 06:14:21 (UTC).

STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY VS RICKY C WASHINGTON, ET AL.

Case Summary

On 06/04/2019 STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY filed a Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle lawsuit against RICKY C WASHINGTON. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Stanley Mosk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The Judge overseeing this case is WENDY CHANG. The case status is Pending - Other Pending.

Case Details Parties Documents Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    *******5373

  • Filing Date:

    06/04/2019

  • Case Status:

    Pending - Other Pending

  • Case Type:

    Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle

  • Court:

    Los Angeles County Superior Courts

  • Courthouse:

    Stanley Mosk Courthouse

  • County, State:

    Los Angeles, California

Judge Details

Judge

WENDY CHANG

 

Party Details

Plaintiff

STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY

Defendants

WASHINGTON RICKY C

NICOLE SANDLIN ADERIAN

JOHNSON VENUS

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff Attorney

SCHOECK MICHAEL D

Defendant Attorney

KIRSCHEN LEONARD S

 

Court Documents

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

12/11/2019: Proof of Service by Substituted Service - Proof of Service by Substituted Service

Request for Entry of Default / Judgment - Request for Entry of Default / Judgment

12/16/2019: Request for Entry of Default / Judgment - Request for Entry of Default / Judgment

Memorandum of Points & Authorities - Memorandum of Points & Authorities

12/20/2019: Memorandum of Points & Authorities - Memorandum of Points & Authorities

Motion to Deem RFA's Admitted - Motion to Deem RFA's Admitted

12/20/2019: Motion to Deem RFA's Admitted - Motion to Deem RFA's Admitted

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

12/20/2019: Proof of Service (not Summons and Complaint) - Proof of Service (not Summons and Complaint)

Declaration (name extension) - Declaration OF MICHAEL D SCHOECK ESQ IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DEEM RFA'S ADMITTED

12/20/2019: Declaration (name extension) - Declaration OF MICHAEL D SCHOECK ESQ IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DEEM RFA'S ADMITTED

Answer - Answer

7/30/2019: Answer - Answer

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

6/25/2019: Proof of Service by Substituted Service - Proof of Service by Substituted Service

Proof of Personal Service - Proof of Personal Service

6/17/2019: Proof of Personal Service - Proof of Personal Service

Summons - Summons on Complaint

6/4/2019: Summons - Summons on Complaint

Civil Case Cover Sheet - Civil Case Cover Sheet

6/4/2019: Civil Case Cover Sheet - Civil Case Cover Sheet

Complaint - Complaint

6/4/2019: Complaint - Complaint

Declaration (name extension) - Declaration DECLARATION OF VENUE

6/4/2019: Declaration (name extension) - Declaration DECLARATION OF VENUE

First Amended Standing Order - First Amended Standing Order

6/4/2019: First Amended Standing Order - First Amended Standing Order

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

6/4/2019: Notice of Case Assignment - Limited Civil Case - Notice of Case Assignment - Limited Civil Case

3 More Documents Available

 

Docket Entries

  • 06/07/2022
  • Hearing06/07/2022 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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  • 12/01/2020
  • Hearing12/01/2020 at 08:30 AM in Department 94 at 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Non-Jury Trial

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  • 02/19/2020
  • Hearing02/19/2020 at 10:30 AM in Department 94 at 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Hearing on Motion to Deem Request for Admissions Admitted

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  • 12/23/2019
  • DocketHearing on Motion to Deem Request for Admissions Admitted scheduled for 02/19/2020 at 10:30 AM in Stanley Mosk Courthouse at Department 94

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  • 12/20/2019
  • DocketMotion to Deem RFA's Admitted; Filed by: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Plaintiff); As to: SANDLIN ADERIAN NICOLE (Defendant)

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  • 12/20/2019
  • DocketMemorandum of Points & Authorities; Filed by: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Plaintiff)

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  • 12/20/2019
  • DocketDeclaration OF MICHAEL D SCHOECK ESQ IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DEEM RFA'S ADMITTED; Filed by: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Plaintiff)

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  • 12/20/2019
  • DocketProof of Service (not Summons and Complaint); Filed by: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Plaintiff); As to: SANDLIN ADERIAN NICOLE (Defendant)

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  • 12/16/2019
  • DocketRequest for Entry of Default / Judgment; Filed by: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Plaintiff); As to: VENUS JOHNSON (Defendant)

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  • 12/16/2019
  • DocketDefault entered as to VENUS JOHNSON; On the Complaint filed by STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY on 06/04/2019

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3 More Docket Entries
  • 06/17/2019
  • DocketProof of Personal Service; Filed by: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Plaintiff); As to: SANDLIN ADERIAN NICOLE (Defendant); Service Date: 06/13/2019; Service Cost: 79.50; Service Cost Waived: No

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  • 06/05/2019
  • DocketNon-Jury Trial scheduled for 12/01/2020 at 08:30 AM in Stanley Mosk Courthouse at Department 94

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  • 06/05/2019
  • DocketOrder to Show Cause Re: Failure to File Proof of Service scheduled for 06/07/2022 at 08:30 AM in Stanley Mosk Courthouse at Department 94

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  • 06/05/2019
  • DocketCase assigned to Hon. Wendy Chang in Department 94 Stanley Mosk Courthouse

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  • 06/04/2019
  • DocketComplaint; Filed by: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Plaintiff); As to: RICKY C WASHINGTON (Defendant); SANDLIN ADERIAN NICOLE (Defendant); VENUS JOHNSON (Defendant)

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  • 06/04/2019
  • DocketSummons on Complaint; Issued and Filed by: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Plaintiff); As to: RICKY C WASHINGTON (Defendant); SANDLIN ADERIAN NICOLE (Defendant); VENUS JOHNSON (Defendant)

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  • 06/04/2019
  • DocketCivil Case Cover Sheet; Filed by: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Plaintiff); As to: RICKY C WASHINGTON (Defendant); SANDLIN ADERIAN NICOLE (Defendant); VENUS JOHNSON (Defendant)

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  • 06/04/2019
  • DocketDeclaration DECLARATION OF VENUE; Filed by: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (Plaintiff); As to: RICKY C WASHINGTON (Defendant); SANDLIN ADERIAN NICOLE (Defendant); VENUS JOHNSON (Defendant)

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  • 06/04/2019
  • DocketNotice of Case Assignment - Limited Civil Case; Filed by: Clerk

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  • 06/04/2019
  • DocketFirst Amended Standing Order; Filed by: Clerk

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: 19STLC05373    Hearing Date: February 19, 2020    Dept: 26

State Farm v. Washington, et al.

MOTION TO DEEM REQUESTS FOR ADMISSION ADMITTED

(CCP § 2033.280)

TENTATIVE RULING:

Plaintiff State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company’s Motion to Deem Requests for Admission Admitted Against Defendant Sandlin Aderian Nicole is GRANTEDs. DEFENDANT SANDLIN ADERIAN NICOLE AND COUNSEL OF RECORD, JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY, ARE TO PAY SANCTIONS OF $460.00 TO PLAINTIFF’S COUNSEL WITHIN 30 DAYS’ NOTICE OF THIS ORDER. 

ANALYSIS:

On August 9, 2019, Plaintiff State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (“Plaintiff”) served Requests for Admissions on Defendant Sandlin Aderian Nicole (“Defendant Nicole”). (Motion, Pleasant Decl., Exh. A.) Despite providing multiple extensions of the time to serve responses, to date, Plaintiff has not received any discovery responses to the discovery requests propounded on Defendant Nicole. (Id. at p. 1:26-28.) As a result, Plaintiff filed the instant Motion to Deem the Truth of Matters Specified in Requests for Admissions to Defendant as Admitted and for Monetary Sanctions (the “Motion”) on December 20, 2019. To date, no opposition has been filed.

Defendant Nicole has not provided verified responses to the discovery propounded by Plaintiff nor filed an opposition to the motion. There is no requirement for a prior meet and confer effort before a motion to deem requests for admission can be filed. Further, the motion can be brought any time after the responding party fails to provide the responses.

The Court finds the failure to respond a misuse of the discovery process. Sanctions are appropriate under Code of Civil Procedure sections 2023.010, 2023.030 and 2033.280, and have been properly noticed. Sanctions are granted jointly and severally against Defendant Nicole and counsel of record in the amount of $460.00, based on two hours of attorney time billed at $200.00 per hour, plus the $60.00 filing fee. (Id. at p. 2:7-10.)

Based on the foregoing, Plaintiff’s Motion to Deem Requests for Admission Admitted Against Defendant Sandlin Aderian Nicole is GRANTED. DEFENDANT SANDLIN ADERIAN NICOLE AND COUNSEL OF RECORD, JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY, ARE TO PAY SANCTIONS OF $460.00 TO PLAINTIFF’S COUNSEL WITHIN 30 DAYS’ NOTICE OF THIS ORDER.

Moving party to give notice.