On 03/01/2018 a Personal Injury - Uninsured Motor Vehicle case was filed by CA ANI BANKS against SOGO GLOBAL INVESTMENT INC in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Stanley Mosk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California.
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Los Angeles County Superior Courts
Stanley Mosk Courthouse
Los Angeles, California
CHRISTOPHER K. LUI
SOGO GLOBAL INVESTMENT INC
DOES 1 TO 12
5/9/2018: ANSWER TO PLAINTIFFS COMPLAINT
5/14/2018: STIPULATION TO STRIKE PUNITIVE DAMAGES FROM COMPLAINT;
7/5/2019: Proof of Service by Mail
7/5/2019: Petition to Approve Compromise of Disputed Claim
7/9/2019: Minute Order
7/9/2019: Notice of Settlement
7/9/2019: Certificate of Mailing for
4/5/2018: PROOF OF SERVICE SUMMONS
4/16/2018: NOTICE OF REJECTION - APPLICATION AND ORDER FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM
4/16/2018: APPLICATION AND ORDER FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM?CIVIL
3/1/2018: COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES AND DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL 1. NEGLIGENCE ? PREMISES LIABILITY ;ETC
at 2:26 PM in Department 4A, Christopher K. Lui, Presiding; Non-Appearance Case ReviewRead MoreRead Less
Notice of Settlement; Filed by Ca'ani Banks (Legacy Party)Read MoreRead Less
Certificate of Mailing for (Minute Order (Non-Appearance Case Review Re Notice of Settlement) of 07/09/2019); Filed by ClerkRead MoreRead Less
Minute Order ( (Non-Appearance Case Review Re Notice of Settlement)); Filed by ClerkRead MoreRead Less
Proof of Service by Mail; Filed by Ca'ani Banks (Legacy Party)Read MoreRead Less
Petition to Approve Compromise of Disputed Claim; Filed by Ca'ani Banks (Legacy Party)Read MoreRead Less
Stipulation and Order; Filed by Sogo Global Investment, Inc (Defendant)Read MoreRead Less
STIPULATION TO STRIKE PUNITIVE DAMAGES FROM COMPLAINT;Read MoreRead Less
ANSWER TO PLAINTIFFS COMPLAINTRead MoreRead Less
Answer; Filed by Sogo Global Investment, Inc (Defendant)Read MoreRead Less
APPLICATION AND ORDER FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM CIVILRead MoreRead Less
Application ; Filed by Plaintiff/PetitionerRead MoreRead Less
NOTICE OF REJECTION - APPLICATION AND ORDER FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEMRead MoreRead Less
PROOF OF SERVICE SUMMONSRead MoreRead Less
Proof of Service (not Summons and Complaint); Filed by Shakiya Ross (Legacy Party); Ca'ani Banks (Legacy Party)Read MoreRead Less
Complaint; Filed by nullRead MoreRead Less
COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES AND DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL 1. NEGLIGENCE PREMISES LIABILITY ;ETCRead MoreRead Less
Case Number: BC696629 Hearing Date: January 10, 2020 Dept: 4A
Petition to Approve Minor’s Compromise
Having considered the petitioning papers, the Court rules as follows. No opposing papers were filed.
On March 1, 2018, Plaintiff Ca’Ani Banks, by and through her guardian ad litem Shakiya Ross, filed a complaint against Defendant SOGO Global Investment, Inc. alleging negligence, premises liability, and negligence per se fir a slip-and-fall that occurred on May 8, 2015.
On November 15, 2019, Petitioner Shakiya Ross filed a petition to approve a compromise of disputed claim for Plaintiff Ca’Ani Banks.
On November 26, 2019, Petitioner Shakiya Ross filed another petition to approve a compromise of disputed claim for Plaintiff Ca’Ani Banks.
An Order to Show Cause Re: Dismissal (Settlement) (conditional) is set for January 28, 2020.
Petitioner Shakiya Ross (“Petitioner”) requests that the Court grant a petition to approve a compromise of disputed claim for Plaintiff Ca’Ani Banks (“Claimant”).
Pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 7.952(a), Petitioner and Claimant are required to attend the hearing on the petition. However, the Court finds their attendance is not requires due to the amount of the settlement and Claimant’s age.
Petitioner filed petitions to approve a compromise of disputed claim for Plaintiff Ca’Ani Banks on both November 15, 2019 and November 26, 2019. The Court consider the November 26, 2019 petition because it is more recently filed.
The Court finds the petition is properly approved. Defendant it to pay Claimant a gross settlement of $40,000 for fractures to Claimant’s second and third metatarsals in her left foot from a slip-and-fall. Claimant’s only persisting injury is a gait abnormality that was present before the slip-and-fall. Petitioner is unclear as to what extent Plaintiff’s pain in her left foot relates to the gait abnormality. Nevertheless, its impact on Plaintiff’s daily life is relatively minor. As such, the Court finds this settlement to be fair and reasonable.
Portions of the gross settlement is to be allocated for medical expenses, attorney’s fees, and costs. $1,386.96 of the gross settlement is to pay for medical expenses. These medical expenses consist of $600 to Allen Massihi, Podiatric Inc. and $796.96 to the Department of Health Care Services.
The net settlement of $24,953.04 is to be deposited in an insured account at Bank of America, 1399 Foothill Boulevard, La Verne, California 91750. These funds are may be withdrawn only upon the authorization of the Court.
The petition filed on November 26, 2019 is GRANTED.
The Court shall approve the proposed order approving this petition and the proposed order to deposit funds into a blocked account concurrently filed with the petition on November 26, 2019.
Petitioner is ordered to give notice of this ruling.