This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 07/07/2019 at 13:10:50 (UTC).

JENNIFER LITTLE VS JONATHAN LOPEZ ET AL

Case Summary

On 10/09/2015 JENNIFER LITTLE filed a Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle lawsuit against JONATHAN LOPEZ. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Stanley Mosk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The case status is Pending - Other Pending.

Case Details Parties Documents Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    ****7325

  • Filing Date:

    10/09/2015

  • 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

 

Party Details

Plaintiff and Petitioner

LITTLE JENNIFER

Defendants and Respondents

DOES 1-50

LOPEZ JONATHAN

LOPEZ. JAVIER

JAVIER LOPEZ.

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff and Petitioner Attorneys

RUSSELL & LAZARUS

LAZARUS MARC

Defendant and Respondent Attorneys

BILLINGTON CRAIG ESQ.

LAW OFFICES OF STEVEN D. LEVINE

 

Court Documents

JOINT EXHIBIT LIST

1/11/2018: JOINT EXHIBIT LIST

MOTION NO. 2: DEFENDANT'S MOTION IN LIMINE TO PROHIBIT PLAINTIFF FROM INTRODUCING EVIDENCE NOT DISCLOSED IN DISCOVERY, ETC

1/11/2018: MOTION NO. 2: DEFENDANT'S MOTION IN LIMINE TO PROHIBIT PLAINTIFF FROM INTRODUCING EVIDENCE NOT DISCLOSED IN DISCOVERY, ETC

MOTION NO. 3: MOTION IN LIMINE TO LIMIT EVIDENCE OF MEDICAL CHARGES TO THOSE PAID OR OWED AT TIME OF TRIAL; ETC

1/11/2018: MOTION NO. 3: MOTION IN LIMINE TO LIMIT EVIDENCE OF MEDICAL CHARGES TO THOSE PAID OR OWED AT TIME OF TRIAL; ETC

JOINT STATEMENT OF THE CASE

1/11/2018: JOINT STATEMENT OF THE CASE

JOINT INSTRUCTIONS TO THE JURY

1/11/2018: JOINT INSTRUCTIONS TO THE JURY

Minute Order

4/18/2018: Minute Order

Minute Order

10/25/2018: Minute Order

PROOF OF SERVICE SUMMONS

1/8/2016: PROOF OF SERVICE SUMMONS

CIVIL DEPOSIT

1/29/2016: CIVIL DEPOSIT

ANSWER TO COMPLAINT

1/29/2016: ANSWER TO COMPLAINT

ORDER AND STIPULATION TO CONTINUE TRIAL, FSC [AND RELATED MOTION/DISCOVERY DATES] PERSONAL INJURY COURTS ONLY (CENTRAL DISTRICT)

2/7/2017: ORDER AND STIPULATION TO CONTINUE TRIAL, FSC [AND RELATED MOTION/DISCOVERY DATES] PERSONAL INJURY COURTS ONLY (CENTRAL DISTRICT)

NOTICE OF ORDER

2/15/2017: NOTICE OF ORDER

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION FOR ORDER COMPELLING PLAINTIFF TO ATTEND AND TESTIFY AT DEPOSITION; ETC.

4/13/2017: NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION FOR ORDER COMPELLING PLAINTIFF TO ATTEND AND TESTIFY AT DEPOSITION; ETC.

ORDER AND STIPULATION TO CONTINUE TRIAL, FSC [AND RELATED MOTION/DISCOVERY DATES] PERSONAL INJURY COURTS ONLY (CENTRAL DISTRICT)

4/27/2017: ORDER AND STIPULATION TO CONTINUE TRIAL, FSC [AND RELATED MOTION/DISCOVERY DATES] PERSONAL INJURY COURTS ONLY (CENTRAL DISTRICT)

Minute Order

7/13/2017: Minute Order

Minute Order

7/25/2017: Minute Order

Minute Order

9/13/2017: Minute Order

Notice

12/7/2017: Notice

18 More Documents Available

 

Docket Entries

  • 02/21/2019
  • Notice of Change of Address or Other Contact Information; Filed by Jonathan Lopez (Defendant); Lopez. Javier (Defendant)

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  • 10/25/2018
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 4; Order to Show Cause Re: Dismissal (After Binding Arbitration) - Held - Continued

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  • 10/25/2018
  • Minute Order ((Order to Show Cause Re: Dismissal)); Filed by Clerk

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  • 07/27/2018
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 4; (OSC RE Dismissal; Matter continued) -

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  • 07/27/2018
  • Minute order entered: 2018-07-27 00:00:00; Filed by Clerk

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  • 07/27/2018
  • MINUTE ORDER

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  • 04/18/2018
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 4; (OSC RE Dismissal; Continued by Court) -

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  • 04/18/2018
  • Minute order entered: 2018-04-18 00:00:00; Filed by Clerk

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  • 04/18/2018
  • Minute Order

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  • 01/18/2018
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 93; Jury Trial (Jury Trial; Off Calendar) -

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  • 01/29/2016
  • Demand for Jury Trial; Filed by Lopez. Javier (Defendant)

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  • 01/29/2016
  • DEMAND FOR JURY

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  • 01/29/2016
  • CIVIL DEPOSIT

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  • 01/08/2016
  • PROOF OF SERVICE SUMMONS

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  • 01/08/2016
  • Proof-Service/Summons

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  • 12/30/2015
  • PROOF OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS

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  • 12/30/2015
  • Proof of Service (not Summons and Complaint); Filed by Jennifer Little (Plaintiff)

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  • 10/09/2015
  • Complaint; Filed by Jennifer Little (Plaintiff)

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  • 10/09/2015
  • COMPLAINT-PERS. INJURY, PROP DAMAGE, WRONGFUL DEATH (2 PAGES)

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  • 10/09/2015
  • SUMMONS

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: BC597325    Hearing Date: February 04, 2020    Dept: 28

Motion to Tax Costs

Having considered the moving, opposing, and reply papers, the Court rules as follows.

BACKGROUND

On October 9, 2015, Plaintiff Jennifer Little (“Plaintiff”) filed a complaint against Defendants Jonathan Lopez and Javier Lopez (“Defendants”).  The complaint alleges motor vehicle negligence for an automobile collision that occurred on October 14, 2013.

On November 1, 2019, the Court entered judgment in favor of Plaintiff and against Defendants in the amount of $337,826.05 with 10% per annum from the date of entry of the judgment until paid subsequent to confirming an arbitration award on October 1, 2019.

On December 10, 2019, Plaintiff filed a memorandum of costs seeking $145,737.99 in costs.

On December 26, 2019, Defendants filed a motion to strike and/or tax costs.

Trial is set for May 26, 2019.

PARTYS REQUEST

Defendants ask the Court to strike Plaintiff’s memorandum of costs.

LEGAL STANDARD

Allocation of costs in arbitration proceedings is governed by the parties’ agreement or the rules governing the arbitration proceeding, not the California Code of Civil ProcedureBritz, Inc. v. Alfa-Laval Food & Dairy Co. (1995) 34 Cal.App.4th 1085, 1105, fn. 9.  Here, the parties stipulated to submit “all disputes, claims or controversies to neutral binding arbitration at JAMS” and to “the applicable JAMS Arbitration Rules and Procedures.”  Stipulation for Arbitration, Exhibit 6 to Plaintiff’s Opposition JAMS Arbitration Rules and Procedures, Section 24 (f ) and (g), Exhibit 7 to Plaintiff’s Opposition.

Costs incurred in judicial proceedings to enforce an arbitration award are recoverable by the prevailing party (Austin v. Allstate Ins. Co. (1993) 16 Cal.App.4th 1812, 1815-1816), but Plaintiff’s Cost Memorandum does not include any such costs (e.g., filing fees for a motion to enforce the arbitration award).  

CONCLUSION

Defendants’ motion to tax costs is granted.

Defendants are ordered to give notice of this ruling.