This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 01/10/2021 at 10:43:35 (UTC).

MERIBEAR PRODUCTIONS INC VS BRETT BAER

Case Summary

On 06/30/2016 MERIBEAR PRODUCTIONS INC filed a Contract - Business lawsuit against BRETT BAER. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Norwalk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The Judges overseeing this case are ROGER ITO, LORI ANN FOURNIER, MARGARET MILLER BERNAL, MARGARET M. BERNAL and KENNETH R. FREEMAN. The case status is Pending - Other Pending.

Case Details Parties Documents Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    ****5653

  • Filing Date:

    06/30/2016

  • Case Status:

    Pending - Other Pending

  • Case Type:

    Contract - Business

  • Court:

    Los Angeles County Superior Courts

  • Courthouse:

    Norwalk Courthouse

  • County, State:

    Los Angeles, California

Judge Details

Presiding Judges

ROGER ITO

LORI ANN FOURNIER

MARGARET MILLER BERNAL

MARGARET M. BERNAL

KENNETH R. FREEMAN

 

Party Details

Plaintiffs, Respondents and Cross Defendants

MERIBEAR PRODUCTIONS INC

MERIDITH BAER HOME A CALIFORNIA CORP.

BAER MERIDITH AN INDIVIDUAL

BAER MERIDITH

Defendants and Appellants

SHOWROOM INTERIORS LLC DOE 1

SHOWROOM INC DOE 2

Defendants and Cross Plaintiffs

BAER BRETT AN INDIVIDUAL

CITY LIGHTS STAGING INC.

SHOWROOM INTERIORS LLC DOE 1

MORSE CALEB

BAER JAIME

BAER JAIME AN INDIVIDUAL

VESTA HOME DOE 1

MORSE CALEB AN INDIVIDUAL

BAER BRETT

SHOWROOM INTERIORS LLC (DOE 1)

VESTA HOME (DOE 1)

SHOWROOM INC.

SHOWROOM INC DOE 2

Not Classified By Court

BARBARA A. REEVES ESQ.

REEVES BARBARA ESQ.

K&L LAW GROUP P.C.

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Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff and Cross Defendant Attorneys

LUBKA & WHITE

BOESCH LAW GROUP THE

KSADZHIKYAN ANNIE

BOESCH PHILIP WENDEL JR

LEVINSON ARSHONSKY & KURTZ LLP

Defendant and Cross Plaintiff Attorneys

LAZO MARC YOUSSEF

BERGLUND KEITH WILLIAM

WILSON KEADJIAN BROWNDORF

THE BERGLUND GROUP

SCHWARTZ RICHARD ADAM

MADNICK H. MARK

REISS SAUL

AMEZCUA-MOLL & ASSOCIATES P.C.

NOWELS SARAH JANE

PUGH FIROUZEH

 

Court Documents

Notice of Lodging - NOTICE OF LODGING DOCUMENTS UNDER SEAL IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF'S OPPOSITION TO SHOWROOM DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT/SUMMARY ADJUDICATION

8/6/2020: Notice of Lodging - NOTICE OF LODGING DOCUMENTS UNDER SEAL IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF'S OPPOSITION TO SHOWROOM DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT/SUMMARY ADJUDICATION

Declaration - DECLARATION OF PHILIP W. BOESCH, JR., IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF'S OPPOSITION TO SHOWROOM DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT/SUMMARY ADJUDICATION (REDACTED)

8/6/2020: Declaration - DECLARATION OF PHILIP W. BOESCH, JR., IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF'S OPPOSITION TO SHOWROOM DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT/SUMMARY ADJUDICATION (REDACTED)

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (HEARING ON EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR ORDER TO SPECIALLY SET CO...)

7/3/2019: Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (HEARING ON EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR ORDER TO SPECIALLY SET CO...)

Order - ORDER RULING ON SUBMITTED MATTER

7/18/2019: Order - ORDER RULING ON SUBMITTED MATTER

Objection - OBJECTION TO REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION RE PAYMENT OF DISCOVERY REFEREE FEES ADVANCED BY PLAINTIFF

8/20/2019: Objection - OBJECTION TO REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION RE PAYMENT OF DISCOVERY REFEREE FEES ADVANCED BY PLAINTIFF

Writ of Execution - WRIT OF EXECUTION (LOS ANGELES)

3/25/2020: Writ of Execution - WRIT OF EXECUTION (LOS ANGELES)

Appeal - Notice of Appeal/Cross Appeal Filed

4/6/2020: Appeal - Notice of Appeal/Cross Appeal Filed

Notice - NOTICE OF ENTRY OF ORDER TERMINATING AUTOMATIC BANKRUPTCY STAY

5/31/2019: Notice - NOTICE OF ENTRY OF ORDER TERMINATING AUTOMATIC BANKRUPTCY STAY

Order -

7/19/2017: Order -

Cross-Complaint -

7/31/2018: Cross-Complaint -

Objection -

9/11/2018: Objection -

Notice of Ruling -

9/24/2018: Notice of Ruling -

Motion for Sanctions - Motion for Sanctions Against Third Party Murray Blank due to Non-Compliance with this Court's Orders and Motion to Compel Further Compliance

10/22/2018: Motion for Sanctions - Motion for Sanctions Against Third Party Murray Blank due to Non-Compliance with this Court's Orders and Motion to Compel Further Compliance

Opposition - Opposition to Defendants Brett Baer, City Lights Staging Inc, Jaime Baer and Caleb Morse's Motion to Strike the Third Amended Complaint; Declaration of Annie Ksadzhikyan in support thereo

11/6/2018: Opposition - Opposition to Defendants Brett Baer, City Lights Staging Inc, Jaime Baer and Caleb Morse's Motion to Strike the Third Amended Complaint; Declaration of Annie Ksadzhikyan in support thereo

Minute Order - Minute Order (Hearing on Motion for Order relieving discovery referee from ...)

11/14/2018: Minute Order - Minute Order (Hearing on Motion for Order relieving discovery referee from ...)

Ex Parte Application - Ex Parte Application for an order continuing the hearing on defendant Showroom Interiors, LLC's Motion to Strike

11/14/2018: Ex Parte Application - Ex Parte Application for an order continuing the hearing on defendant Showroom Interiors, LLC's Motion to Strike

Stipulation and Order - Stipulation and Order for continuance of hearing on defendant Showroom Interiors, LLC's demurrer and motion to Strike plaintiff's third amended complaint

11/14/2018: Stipulation and Order - Stipulation and Order for continuance of hearing on defendant Showroom Interiors, LLC's demurrer and motion to Strike plaintiff's third amended complaint

Reply - REPLY DECLARATION OF KEITH W. BERGLUND IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT SHOWROOM INTERIORS, LLC'S EX PART APPLICATION TO DISQUALIFY BARBARA REEVES AS DISCOVERY REFEREE

4/19/2019: Reply - REPLY DECLARATION OF KEITH W. BERGLUND IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT SHOWROOM INTERIORS, LLC'S EX PART APPLICATION TO DISQUALIFY BARBARA REEVES AS DISCOVERY REFEREE

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Docket Entries

  • 07/01/2021
  • Hearing07/01/2021 at 10:30 AM in Department C at 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650; Hearing on Motion to Compel Further Discovery Responses

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  • 07/01/2021
  • Hearing07/01/2021 at 10:30 AM in Department C at 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650; Hearing on Motion to Compel Further Discovery Responses

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  • 03/01/2021
  • Hearing03/01/2021 at 09:30 AM in Department F at 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650; Jury Trial

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  • 02/16/2021
  • Hearing02/16/2021 at 09:30 AM in Department F at 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650; Final Status Conference

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  • 02/01/2021
  • Hearing02/01/2021 at 08:30 AM in Department F at 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650; Mandatory Settlement Conference (MSC)

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  • 01/12/2021
  • Hearing01/12/2021 at 13:30 PM in Department C at 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650; Hearing on Motion for Summary Judgment

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  • 01/12/2021
  • Hearing01/12/2021 at 13:30 PM in Department C at 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650; Hearing on Motion for Summary Judgment

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  • 12/22/2020
  • Docketat 1:30 PM in Department C; Hearing on Motion for Summary Judgment - Not Held - Continued - Court's Motion

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  • 12/22/2020
  • Docketat 1:30 PM in Department C; Hearing on Motion for Summary Judgment (filed by Plaintiff) - Not Held - Continued - Court's Motion

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  • 12/22/2020
  • DocketMinute Order ( (Hearing on Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Plaintiff; He...)); Filed by Clerk

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  • 07/21/2016
  • DocketRtn of Service of Summons & Compl (BY SUBSTITUTED SERVICE ON 07/06/16 ); Filed by Attorney for Plaintiff

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  • 07/21/2016
  • DocketRtn of Service of Summons & Compl; Filed by MERIBEAR PRODUCTIONS INC (Plaintiff)

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  • 06/30/2016
  • DocketNotice of Case Management Conference; Filed by Clerk

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  • 06/30/2016
  • DocketSummons; Filed by Plaintiff

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  • 06/30/2016
  • DocketComplaint filed-Summons Issued

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  • 06/30/2016
  • DocketNotice-Case Management Conference; Filed by Clerk

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  • 06/30/2016
  • DocketSummons Filed; Filed by Attorney for Plaintiff

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  • 06/30/2016
  • DocketComplaint filed-Summons Issued; Filed by Attorney for Plaintiff

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  • 02/01/2016
  • DocketOpposition (TO MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER RESTRICTING DISCOVERY, REQUEST FOR SANCTIONS IN THE AMT. OF $3,150. AGAINST PLAINTIFF AND ITS COUNSEL OF RECORD; ); Filed by Attorney for Plaintiff

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  • 02/01/2016
  • DocketOpposition; Filed by MERIBEAR PRODUCTIONS INC (Plaintiff); MERIDITH BAER HOME a California corp. (Plaintiff)

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: VC065653    Hearing Date: December 22, 2020    Dept: C

MERIBEAR PRODUCTIONS, INC. v. BAER

CASE NO.:  VC065653

HEARING:  12/22/2020JUDGE: OLIVIA ROSALES

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TENTATIVE ORDER

I. Cross-Defendants MERIBEAR PRODUCTIONS, INC. and MERIDITH BAER’s Motion for Summary Judgment, or alternatively, Summary Adjudication is CONTINUED to Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in Dept. SE-C.

II. Defendants SHOWROOM INTERIORS, LLC and SHOWROOM, INC.’s Motion for Summary Judgment on Plaintiffs’ Fourth Amended Complaint, or alternatively, for Summary Adjudication is CONTINUED to Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in Dept. SE-C.

Moving Party(s) to give Notice.

Case Number: VC065653    Hearing Date: November 03, 2020    Dept: C

MERIBEAR PRODUCTIONS INC v. BAER

CASE NO.: VC065653

HEARING: 11/3/20 @ 1:30 PM

[Remote appearances are encouraged and will be given priority.]

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TENTATIVE ORDER

I. Plaintiffs/Cross-Defendants Meribear Production, Inc. and Merideth Baer’s motion for specific sanctions for discovery abuse and violations of multiple court orders is DENIED without prejudice.

II. Cross-Defendants Meribear Production, Inc. and Merideth Baer’s motion for summary judgment or, in the alternative, summary adjudication is CONTINUED to Tuesday, 12/22/20 at 1:30 PM in Dept. C.

III. Defendants Showroom Interiors, LLC and Showroom, Inc.’s motion for summary judgment or, in the alternative, for summary adjudication is CONTINUED to Tuesday, 12/22/20 at 1:30 PM in Dept. C.

Plaintiffs to give NOTICE.

I.¿Motion for Sanctions

Plaintiffs/Cross-Defendants Meribear Production, Inc. and Merideth Baer move for terminating sanctions, or alternatively for evidence and issue sanctions.

In opposition, Defendants/Cross-Complainants contend that the motion is a duplication of prior motions directed at the Referee. However, the court finds that the instant motion is not duplicative because it contains new evidence, such as Blum’s forensic audit and findings, and contains new requests for relief, such as issue and evidence sanctions (in addition to terminating sanctions).

Because a Discovery Referee has been appointed in this matter since September 2017, and is familiar with the discovery issues in this case, the court directs Plaintiffs/Cross-Defendants to submit the instant motion with the Discovery Referee, to recommend to this court what further action is necessary to ensure a fair trial.

While the Discovery Referee has taken an “incremental approach” and found that “the history of Defendants’ repeated failures to comply… is well documented” and “monetary sanctions are not likely to be effective,” the Referee declined to impose “sanctions other than terminating sanctions” because that issue was not before the Referee at the time. (2/21/20 Report and Recommendation and 2/28/20 Order.)

Plaintiffs are directed to submit the moving and opposing papers to the Discovery Referee. No further briefing is allowed. The court requests that the Discovery Referee make the appropriate recommendations in light of the new evidence, the fact that trial is fast approaching, and the action is nearing the 5-year mandatory dismissal deadline.

II-III. Motions for Summary Judgment

The motions for summary judgment and/or summary adjudication are CONTINUED to Tuesday, 12/22/20 at 1:30 PM in Dept. C, to allow the Discovery Referee an opportunity to submit its recommendations prior to the hearing.