This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 06/20/2019 at 02:45:50 (UTC).

DAVID K. GOTTLIEB VS LOU ALEXANDER

Case Summary

On 04/11/2017 DAVID K GOTTLIEB filed a Contract - Other Contract lawsuit against LOU ALEXANDER. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Stanley Mosk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The Judge overseeing this case is NANCY L. NEWMAN. The case status is Pending - Other Pending.

Case Details Parties Documents Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    ****7359

  • Filing Date:

    04/11/2017

  • Case Status:

    Pending - Other Pending

  • Case Type:

    Contract - Other Contract

  • Court:

    Los Angeles County Superior Courts

  • Courthouse:

    Stanley Mosk Courthouse

  • County, State:

    Los Angeles, California

Judge Details

Presiding Judge

NANCY L. NEWMAN

 

Party Details

Plaintiff

GOTTLIEB DAVID K.

Defendants

ALEXANDER LOU

LOU ALEXANDER

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff Attorney

MCDOW ASHLEY M.

Defendant Attorneys

LEONARD RICHARD C.

WADDINGTON MICHAEL

MICHAEL WADDINGTON

 

Court Documents

Civil Case Cover Sheet

4/11/2017: Civil Case Cover Sheet

Complaint

4/11/2017: Complaint

Summons

4/11/2017: Summons

Case Management Statement

7/20/2017: Case Management Statement

Minute Order

10/31/2017: Minute Order

Substitution of Attorney

1/31/2018: Substitution of Attorney

Unknown

2/13/2018: Unknown

Minute Order

2/27/2018: Minute Order

Substitution of Attorney

2/27/2018: Substitution of Attorney

Notice of Ruling

4/2/2018: Notice of Ruling

Unknown

5/1/2018: Unknown

Answer

5/1/2018: Answer

Case Management Statement

5/11/2018: Case Management Statement

Case Management Statement

5/21/2018: Case Management Statement

Order Appointing Court Approved Reporter as Official Reporter Pro Tempore

8/28/2018: Order Appointing Court Approved Reporter as Official Reporter Pro Tempore

Notice of Case Reassignment and Order for Plaintiff to Give Notice

11/16/2018: Notice of Case Reassignment and Order for Plaintiff to Give Notice

Notice

11/27/2018: Notice

Stipulation and Order

4/25/2019: Stipulation and Order

14 More Documents Available

 

Docket Entries

  • 05/15/2019
  • at 08:30 AM in Department P; Status Conference - Not Held - Vacated by Court

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  • 04/25/2019
  • Stipulation and Order (JOINT STIPULATION AND PROPOSED ORDER TO EXTEND TRIAL AND DISCOVERY DEADLINES); Filed by DAVID K. GOTTLIEB (Plaintiff)

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  • 03/11/2019
  • Notice (Notice of Withdrawal of Attorney of Record); Filed by DAVID K. GOTTLIEB (Plaintiff)

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  • 11/27/2018
  • Notice (of Case Reassignment); Filed by DAVID K. GOTTLIEB (Plaintiff)

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  • 11/16/2018
  • Notice of Case Reassignment and Order for Plaintiff to Give Notice; Filed by Clerk

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  • 08/28/2018
  • Order Appointing Court Approved Reporter as Official Reporter Pro Tempore

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  • 05/21/2018
  • at 08:30 AM in Department P; Case Management Conference (Conference-Case Management; Trial Date Set) -

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  • 05/21/2018
  • at 08:30 am in Department WEP, Nancy L. Newman, Presiding; Conference-Case Management - Trial Date Set

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  • 05/21/2018
  • Statement-Case Management; Filed by Attorney for Defendant

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  • 05/21/2018
  • Minute order entered: 2018-05-21 00:00:00; Filed by Clerk

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33 More Docket Entries
  • 07/21/2017
  • Miscellaneous-Other; Filed by DAVID K. GOTTLIEB (Plaintiff)

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  • 07/20/2017
  • Case Management Statement; Filed by DAVID K. GOTTLIEB (Plaintiff)

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  • 07/20/2017
  • Statement-Case Management; Filed by Attorney for Plaintiff

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  • 05/15/2017
  • Motion to Compel (ARBITRATION ); Filed by Attorney for Defendant

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  • 05/15/2017
  • Motion to Compel; Filed by LOU ALEXANDER (Defendant)

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  • 04/11/2017
  • Summons; Filed by Plaintiff

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  • 04/11/2017
  • Civil Case Cover Sheet

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  • 04/11/2017
  • Summons Filed; Filed by Attorney for Plaintiff

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  • 04/11/2017
  • Complaint Filed

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  • 04/11/2017
  • Complaint; Filed by DAVID K. GOTTLIEB (Plaintiff)

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: SC127359    Hearing Date: February 28, 2020    Dept: P

 

Tentative Ruling

David K. Gottlieb v. Lou Alexander Case No. SC127359

Hearing Date: February 28, 2020

Plaintiff’s Motions to Compel Discovery (UNOPPOSED)

Plaintiff served form interrogatories, special interrogatories, requests for production of documents and requests for admission on July 24, 2019. Despite multiple extensions, defendant has not responded. Plaintiff moves to compel.

A party may move to compel production if the party in receipt of proper written discovery requests, including interrogatories and requests for production of documents, does not timely respond. Cal. Code Civ. Proc. §§2030.300, 2031.300. If a party fails to timely respond to a request for admissions, the requesting party may move for an order that the truth of any matters specified in the requests be deemed admitted. Cal. Code Civ. Proc. §0233.280. A court may impose monetary sanctions (Cal. Code Civ. Proc. §2023.010) for failure to engage in the discovery process.

Plaintiff provides copies of the propounded discovery, with a proof of service dated July 24, 2019. Plaintiff’s Exhibits A-D. A declaration from counsel states as of February 4, 2020, defendant has not responded. Defendant does not oppose. The motion is GRANTED.

Defendant to respond without objections to the interrogatories and requests for production within 20 days. All matters in the requests for admission are deemed admitted. Sanctions are warranted. Plaintiff requests $4,000.00 in costs and fees, as well as an additional $1,500.00 for anticipated additional briefing. Atallah Decl. at ¶12. As defendant did not oppose the motions, no further briefing was required, and the additional $1,500.00 was not incurred. $4,000.00 is excessive, given the straightforward nature of these motions and plaintiff’s failure to provide justification for his claimed costs and fees. Defendant to pay $2,000.00 in sanctions, within 30 days.