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DARNELL EASLEY ET AL VS WENDY SHUSTER

Case Summary

On 08/29/2016 DARNELL EASLEY filed a Personal Injury - Uninsured Motor Vehicle lawsuit against WENDY SHUSTER. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Stanley Mosk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The Judge overseeing this case is STEPHEN I. GOORVITCH. The case status is Pending - Other Pending.

Case Details Parties Documents Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    ****2043

  • Filing Date:

    08/29/2016

  • Case Status:

    Pending - Other Pending

  • Case Type:

    Personal Injury - Uninsured Motor Vehicle

  • Court:

    Los Angeles County Superior Courts

  • Courthouse:

    Stanley Mosk Courthouse

  • County, State:

    Los Angeles, California

Judge Details

Presiding Judge

STEPHEN I. GOORVITCH

 

Party Details

Plaintiffs and Petitioners

EASLEY DARNELL

WALKER SHELITA

Defendants and Respondents

SHUSTER WENDY

DOES 1 TO 100

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff and Petitioner Attorneys

LAW OFFICE OF BENJAMIN P. WASSERMAN

WASSERMAN BENJAMIN P.

Defendant Attorney

BARRESI JASON A.

 

Court Documents

Minute Order

2/13/2018: Minute Order

NOTICE OF REJECTION APPLICATION AND ORDER FOR PUBLICATION

5/2/2018: NOTICE OF REJECTION APPLICATION AND ORDER FOR PUBLICATION

Minute Order

5/15/2018: Minute Order

DECLARATION OF ATTORNEY BENJAMIN P. WASSERMAN IN SUPPORT OF REQUEST FOR PUBLICATION OF SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT

8/1/2018: DECLARATION OF ATTORNEY BENJAMIN P. WASSERMAN IN SUPPORT OF REQUEST FOR PUBLICATION OF SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT

APPLICATION FOR PUBLICATION

8/1/2018: APPLICATION FOR PUBLICATION

DECLARATION OF ATTORNEY BENJAMIN P. WASSERMAN RE: ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: DISMISSAL FOR FAILURE TO SERVE AND SANCTIONS

8/1/2018: DECLARATION OF ATTORNEY BENJAMIN P. WASSERMAN RE: ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: DISMISSAL FOR FAILURE TO SERVE AND SANCTIONS

Minute Order

9/11/2018: Minute Order

Unknown

9/20/2018: Unknown

Unknown

10/12/2018: Unknown

Minute Order

10/30/2018: Minute Order

Declaration

2/7/2019: Declaration

Order for Publication

3/25/2019: Order for Publication

Minute Order

3/28/2019: Minute Order

Demand for Jury Trial

4/26/2019: Demand for Jury Trial

Answer

4/26/2019: Answer

Notice of Change of Address or Other Contact Information

5/22/2019: Notice of Change of Address or Other Contact Information

SUMMONS

8/29/2016: SUMMONS

COMPLAINT-PERS. INJURY, PROP DAMAGE, WRONGFUL DEATH (2 PAGES)

8/29/2016: COMPLAINT-PERS. INJURY, PROP DAMAGE, WRONGFUL DEATH (2 PAGES)

12 More Documents Available

 

Docket Entries

  • 05/22/2019
  • Notice of Change of Address or Other Contact Information; Filed by Wendy Shuster (Defendant)

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  • 05/09/2019
  • Proof of Publication; Filed by Darnell Easley (Plaintiff)

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  • 04/26/2019
  • Answer; Filed by Wendy Shuster (Defendant)

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  • 04/26/2019
  • Demand for Jury Trial; Filed by Wendy Shuster (Defendant)

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  • 03/28/2019
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 5, Stephen I. Goorvitch, Presiding; (OSC RE Dismissal for failure to enter default / alternatively Trial Setting Conference) - Not Held - Continued - Party's Motion

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  • 03/28/2019
  • Minute Order ( (Legacy Event Type : OSC RE Dismissal for failure to enter def...)); Filed by Clerk

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  • 03/25/2019
  • Order for Publication (re: Wendy); Filed by Darnell Easley (Plaintiff); Shelita Walker (Plaintiff)

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  • 02/07/2019
  • Application for Order to Publish (re: Wendy); Filed by Darnell Easley (Plaintiff); Shelita Walker (Plaintiff)

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  • 02/07/2019
  • Declaration (Declaration in Support of Request to Publish); Filed by Darnell Easley (Plaintiff); Shelita Walker (Plaintiff)

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  • 01/11/2019
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 5, Stephen I. Goorvitch, Presiding; (OSC RE Dismissal for failure to enter default / alternatively Trial Setting Conference) - Not Held - Continued - Court's Motion

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21 More Docket Entries
  • 04/05/2018
  • Defendant's Claim and Order to Go to Small Claims Court (Small Claims) First

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  • 04/05/2018
  • Summons; Filed by Darnell Easley (Plaintiff)

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  • 02/23/2018
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 97; Unknown Event Type - Not Held - Advanced and Vacated

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  • 02/23/2018
  • Minute order entered: 2018-02-23 00:00:00; Filed by Clerk

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  • 02/13/2018
  • at 10:00 AM in Department 97; Final Status Conference (Final Status Conference; Off Calendar) -

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  • 02/13/2018
  • Minute Order

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  • 02/13/2018
  • Minute order entered: 2018-02-13 00:00:00; Filed by Clerk

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  • 08/29/2016
  • COMPLAINT-PERS. INJURY, PROP DAMAGE, WRONGFUL DEATH (2 PAGES)

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  • 08/29/2016
  • SUMMONS

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  • 08/29/2016
  • Complaint; Filed by Darnell Easley (Plaintiff); Shelita Walker (Plaintiff)

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: BC632043    Hearing Date: January 24, 2020    Dept: 32

Superior Court of California

County of Los Angeles

Department 32

darnell easley, et al.,

Plaintiffs,

v.

wendy shuster,

Defendant.

Case No.: BC632043

Hearing Date: January 24, 2020

[TENTATIVE] order RE:

motions for terminating sanctions

Defendant Wendy Shuster (“Defendant”) moves to dismiss the complaint of Plaintiffs Shelita Walker and Darnell Easley (“Plaintiffs”) as a terminating sanction. The Court has discretion to impose terminating sanction when a party willfully disobeys a discovery order. (Code Civ. Proc., §§ 2023.010, subd. (g), 2030.290, subd. (c).) The Court may impose a terminating sanction by striking a party’s pleading. (Code Civ. Proc., § 2023.030, subd. (d)(1).)

In its order of October 23, 2019, the Court ordered Plaintiffs to serve verified responses to form interrogatories, special interrogatories, and requests for production of documents within 30 days of notice of the order. Defendant served Plaintiffs with notice of the ruling by mail on October 24, 2019. Plaintiffs thus had until December 2, 2019 to serve responses in compliance with this Court’s order. As of the filing date of these motions, Plaintiffs have not served responses to the discovery. Plaintiffs have not opposed the motions, and there is nothing in the record to suggest that they have complied with their discovery obligations. The Court finds the violation to be willful. The Court has considered imposing lesser sanctions but none would compel compliance with the Court’s prior orders. Therefore, the Court grants the motions for terminating sanctions. The Court declines to impose additional monetary sanctions, as they would be fruitless.

CONCLUSION AND ORDER

Defendant’s motions for terminating sanctions are granted. Plaintiffs’ complaint against Defendant is dismissed with prejudice. Defendant shall provide notice and file proof of such with the Court.

DATED: January 24, 2020 ___________________________

Stephen I. Goorvitch

Judge of the Superior Court