On 08/19/2016 THE HERTZ CORPORATION filed a Contract - Other Contract lawsuit against JONATHAN LIGONS. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Compton Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The Judge overseeing this case is MAURICE A. LEITER. The case status is Disposed - Dismissed.
Disposed - Dismissed
Los Angeles County Superior Courts
Los Angeles, California
MAURICE A. LEITER
THE HERTZ CORPORATION A CORPORATION
DOES 1 THROUGH 10
LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT
HAINES TODD F. LAW OFFICES
HAINES TODD FREDERICK
8/19/2016: Notice of Case Management Conference
8/19/2016: Civil Case Cover Sheet
9/7/2016: Legacy Document
10/6/2016: Order on Court Fee Waiver (Superior Court)
1/12/2017: Case Management Statement
1/31/2017: Legacy Document
4/13/2017: Minute Order
5/26/2017: Legacy Document
10/23/2017: Case Management Statement
3/1/2018: Minute Order
4/23/2018: Case Management Statement
6/6/2018: Minute Order
8/6/2018: Case Management Statement
8/8/2018: Minute Order
8/17/2018: Legacy Document
2/19/2019: Witness List
2/25/2019: Minute Order
at 09:30 AM in Department A, Maurice A. Leiter, Presiding; Non-Jury Trial - Not Held - Vacated by CourtRead MoreRead Less
at 09:30 AM in Department A, Maurice A. Leiter, Presiding; Final Status Conference - Not Held - Taken Off Calendar by PartyRead MoreRead Less
Minute Order ( (Final Status Conference)); Filed by ClerkRead MoreRead Less
Witness List; Filed by THE HERTZ CORPORATION, A CORPORATION (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
Notice; Filed by THE HERTZ CORPORATION, A CORPORATION (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
NoticeRead MoreRead Less
at 08:30 AM in Department A; Case Management Conference (Conference-Case Management; Trial Date Set) -Read MoreRead Less
Minute order entered: 2018-08-08 00:00:00; Filed by ClerkRead MoreRead Less
Minute OrderRead MoreRead Less
Case Management Statement; Filed by THE HERTZ CORPORATION, A CORPORATION (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
Request for Entry of Default / Judgment; Filed by THE HERTZ CORPORATION, A CORPORATION (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
Answer; Filed by JONATHAN LIGONS (Defendant)Read MoreRead Less
Proof of Service by Mail; Filed by JONATHAN LIGONS (Defendant)Read MoreRead Less
Order on Court Fee Waiver (Superior Court); Filed by ClerkRead MoreRead Less
Request to Waive Court Fees; Filed by JONATHAN LIGONS (Defendant)Read MoreRead Less
Proof-Service/Summons; Filed by THE HERTZ CORPORATION, A CORPORATION (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
Complaint; Filed by THE HERTZ CORPORATION, A CORPORATION (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
Civil Case Cover Sheet; Filed by THE HERTZ CORPORATION, A CORPORATION (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
Summons; Filed by nullRead MoreRead Less
Notice of Case Management Conference; Filed by ClerkRead MoreRead Less
Case Number: TC028531 Hearing Date: August 06, 2020 Dept: A
# 10. The Hertz Corporation v. Jonathan Ligons
Case No.: TC028531
Matter on calendar for: Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement
In this breach of contract action plaintiff The Hertz Corporation alleges it entered into a vehicle rental agreement with defendant Jonathan Ligons. The agreement obligated Ligons to pay for damages to the rental vehicle, regardless of fault. Ligons failed to tender the alleged $95,148.00 owed. Ligons is self-represented.
The parties entered into a settlement agreement and requested that the Court retain jurisdiction to enforce it under Code of Civil Procedure § 664.6.
Hertz now moves the Court to vacate the dismissal and enter judgment pursuant to the terms of the settlement agreement. (Minute Order, February 25, 2019.)
The motion is unopposed.
For the reasons set forth below, the Court grants the motion.
Code of Civil Procedure § 664.6 “explicitly provides statutory authorization for the entry of judgment upon a stipulated settlement by means of a noticed motion.” (Casa de Valley View Owner’s Assn. v. Stevenson (1985) 167 Cal.App.3d 1182, 1189.) The Court may determine the motion upon declarations alone in ruling. (Corkland v. Boscoe (1984) 156 Cal.App.3rd 989, 994) Where the settlement is ambiguous, the Court is required to consider extrinsic evidence of the parties’ intent. (Steller v. Sears, Roebuck & Co. (2010) 189 Cal.App.4th 175, 183).
Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Ligons agreed to make monthly payments of $50 from March 30, 2019, to February 28, 2044. (Exh. A., ¶ 2.) Ligon made payments totaling $300 but has failed to pay any further sums after October 30, 2019. (Decl. Tapper, ¶ 5.) He has breached the settlement agreement and the entry of judgment on its terms is appropriate.
The motion is granted. Plaintiff to submit a proposed order to the Court.
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