This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 08/15/2019 at 10:09:19 (UTC).

DR. RONIT MOLKO VS C & C PARTNERS DESIGN/BUILD FIRM, INC.

Case Summary

On 12/12/2017 DR RONIT MOLKO filed a Contract - Other Contract lawsuit against C C PARTNERS DESIGN/BUILD FIRM, INC. 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:

    ****8501

  • Filing Date:

    12/12/2017

  • 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

MOLKO DR. RONIT

Defendants and Cross Plaintiffs

C & C PARTNERS DESIGN/BUILD FIRM INC.

2316 PELHAM AVENUE LLC

Cross Defendants

O'ROURKE CONSTRUCTION

HANLEYS WELDING

MAPCO CONSTRUCTION INC.

TAYLOR BROTHERS ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS

H.E. REMODELING

HENDERSON HEATING & AIR CONDITONING

FRANCO PLUMBING

PENINSULA GLASS & MIRROE

PLUMBING FRANCO

PLASTERING RODRIGUEZ

BELMAX FLOOR COMPANY

RBH INSULATION

WELDING HANLEYS

INSULATION RBH

ED'S RAIN GUTTERS INC.

RODRIGUEZ PLASTERING

REMODELING H.E.

8 More Parties Available

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff Attorneys

TARAN DAVID A.

ROSENMAN STEVEN A.

Defendant and Cross Plaintiff Attorneys

OLIVA JOSEPH L.

KENNEDY & SOUZA

JAMES P. SOUZA

LOUIS LENA MARILEE

SOUZA JAMES P.

Defendant and Cross Defendant Attorneys

LOUIS LENA MARILEE

SPRINGEL & FINK

BREMER WHYTE BROWN & O'MEARA

SCHONEMAN TINA L.

HARTSUYKER. STRATMAN & WILLIAMS-ABREGO

THARPE & HOWELL LLP

JACOBS PAUL N

MILANI ANTHONY R.

MARANTZ PAMELA J.

O'CONNOR BRIAN

Other Attorneys

ZIMET MARC JOSEPH

 

Court Documents

Answer

7/10/2018: Answer

Answer

7/26/2018: Answer

Request for Dismissal

7/30/2018: Request for Dismissal

Case Management Statement

8/27/2018: Case Management Statement

Case Management Statement

8/27/2018: Case Management Statement

Other -

8/28/2018: Other -

Case Management Statement

8/29/2018: Case Management Statement

Case Management Statement

8/29/2018: Case Management Statement

Case Management Statement

8/30/2018: Case Management Statement

Case Management Statement

9/5/2018: Case Management Statement

Case Management Statement

9/6/2018: Case Management Statement

Cross-Complaint

9/12/2018: Cross-Complaint

Answer

9/12/2018: Answer

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

Answer

11/27/2018: Answer

Notice

11/29/2018: Notice

Association of Attorney

12/10/2018: Association of Attorney

Disassociation of Attorney

12/14/2018: Disassociation of Attorney

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Docket Entries

  • 12/02/2019
  • Hearingat 09:00 AM in Department P at 1725 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401; Trial

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  • 11/22/2019
  • Hearingat 09:00 AM in Department P at 1725 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401; Final Status Conference

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  • 09/12/2019
  • Hearingat 08:30 AM in Department P at 1725 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401; Order to Show Cause Re: (name extension)

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  • 09/12/2019
  • Hearingat 08:30 AM in Department P at 1725 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401; Status Conference

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  • 05/30/2019
  • DocketAnswer; Filed by Ultimate Installz., Inc. (Cross-Defendant)

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  • 05/30/2019
  • DocketNotice of Posting of Jury Fees; Filed by Ultimate Installz., Inc. (Cross-Defendant)

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  • 05/29/2019
  • DocketAnswer; Filed by C & C PARTNERS DESIGN/BUILD FIRM, INC. (Cross-Complainant)

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  • 03/20/2019
  • DocketProof of Service by Substituted Service; Filed by C & C PARTNERS DESIGN/BUILD FIRM, INC. (Cross-Complainant)

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  • 03/20/2019
  • DocketNotice (NOTICE OF STATUS CONFERENCE AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE); Filed by DR. RONIT MOLKO (Plaintiff)

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  • 03/12/2019
  • Docketat 08:30 AM in Department P; Status Conference - Held

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  • 02/07/2018
  • DocketCross-Complaint; Filed by C & C PARTNERS DESIGN/BUILD FIRM, INC. (Cross-Complainant)

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  • 02/07/2018
  • DocketSummons (on Cross Complaint); Filed by Clerk

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  • 02/07/2018
  • DocketDemand for Jury Trial (DEFENDANT C & C PARTNERS DESIGN/ BUILD FIRM, INC.'S DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL AND NOTICE OF ADVANCE PAYMENT OF JURY FEE DEPOSIT, IS FILED THIS DATE. ); Filed by Attorney for Defendant

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  • 01/16/2018
  • DocketProof-Service/Summons; Filed by Attorney for Plaintiff

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  • 01/16/2018
  • DocketProof-Service/Summons; Filed by DR. RONIT MOLKO (Plaintiff)

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  • 01/16/2018
  • DocketProof-Service/Summons; Filed by DR. RONIT MOLKO (Plaintiff)

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  • 12/12/2017
  • DocketComplaint; Filed by DR. RONIT MOLKO (Plaintiff)

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  • 12/12/2017
  • DocketSummons Filed; Filed by Attorney for Plaintiff

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  • 12/12/2017
  • DocketComplaint Filed

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  • 12/12/2017
  • DocketSummons; Filed by Plaintiff

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: SC128501    Hearing Date: December 16, 2019    Dept: P

 

Dr. Ronit Molko v. C&C Partners Design/Build Firm, Inc. Case No. SC128501

Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement

Hearing Date: December 16, 2019

TENTATIVE RULING

In this construction defect case plaintiff sought $1.4 million. Plaintiff entered into a settlement agreement wherein multiple contractor and sub-contractor defendants will pay amounts ranging from $3,500 to $200,000 (with the largest payment to be made jointly by defendants C&C and Pelham) for a total settlement of $443,500.00.  The settling parties now move for a determination of good faith settlement under Cal. Code of Civ. Proc. §877.6.

Any settling party can apply for a determination of good faith settlement. Cal. Code of Civ. Proc. §877.6. To receive approval, the settlement amount must be within the reasonable range, or “within the ballpark” of the settling tortfeasor’s share of liability for the plaintiff’s injuries. Tech-Bilt, Inc. v. Woodward-Clyde Assocs. (1985) 38 Cal.3d 488, 499.

No party asserted a lack of good faith. The settling parties present evidence, in the form of an expert declaration from a general contractor, indicating the settlement reasonably reflects the actual cost of repair as well as each defendant’s proportionate responsibility. All evidence presented indicates this agreement was reached after extensive arms-length negotiations between the parties, and that there was no collusion or other wrongful conduct aimed to harm the interests of the non-settling parties. Motion GRANTED.