This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 05/25/2019 at 04:46:02 (UTC).

EDGAR ESCOBEDO VS CSC AUTO SALVAGE AND DISMANTLING INC ET AL

Case Summary

On 12/04/2017 EDGAR ESCOBEDO filed a Labor - Wrongful Termination lawsuit against CSC AUTO SALVAGE AND DISMANTLING INC. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Stanley Mosk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The case status is Pending - Other Pending.

Case Details Parties Documents Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    ****5412

  • Filing Date:

    12/04/2017

  • Case Status:

    Pending - Other Pending

  • Case Type:

    Labor - Wrongful Termination

  • County, State:

    Los Angeles, California

 

Party Details

Plaintiff and Petitioner

ESCOBEDO EDGAR

Defendants and Respondents

CSC AUTO SALVAGE AND DISMANTLING INC.

DOES 1 THROUGH 20

CSC TRADING

SAKAJIAN SCOTT

SAKAJIAN SCOTT DBA CSC TRADING

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff and Petitioner Attorneys

ELIHU KAVEH S. ESQ.

ELIHU KAVEH SAM

Defendant Attorney

JONES DAVID GARY

 

Court Documents

Unknown

3/2/2018: Unknown

Minute Order

5/10/2018: Minute Order

Proof of Service

7/3/2018: Proof of Service

Minute Order

7/11/2018: Minute Order

NOTICE OF NON-OPPOSITION/REPLY TO MOTION AND MOTION TO COMPEL DEFENDANTS CSC AUTO SALVAGE AND DISMANTLING, INC. AND SCOTT SAKAJIAN TO RESPOND TO PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS (SET ON

8/6/2018: NOTICE OF NON-OPPOSITION/REPLY TO MOTION AND MOTION TO COMPEL DEFENDANTS CSC AUTO SALVAGE AND DISMANTLING, INC. AND SCOTT SAKAJIAN TO RESPOND TO PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS (SET ON

Proof of Service

8/9/2018: Proof of Service

NOTICE OF PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSES BY DEFENDANT CSC AUTO SALVAGE AND DISMANTLING, INC. FIRST SETS OF FORM INTERROGATORIES-GENERAL AND FOR MONETARY SANCTIONS AGAINST DEFENDANT AND

8/9/2018: NOTICE OF PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSES BY DEFENDANT CSC AUTO SALVAGE AND DISMANTLING, INC. FIRST SETS OF FORM INTERROGATORIES-GENERAL AND FOR MONETARY SANCTIONS AGAINST DEFENDANT AND

MOTION TO COMPEL THE DEPOSITIONS OF CSC AUTO SALVAGE AND DISMANTLING, INC., SCOTT SAKAJIAN AND JOSE DOMINGUEZ, AND REQUEST FOR MONETARY SANCTIONS AGAINST CSC AUTO SALVAGE AND DISMANTLING, INC., SCOTT

9/14/2018: MOTION TO COMPEL THE DEPOSITIONS OF CSC AUTO SALVAGE AND DISMANTLING, INC., SCOTT SAKAJIAN AND JOSE DOMINGUEZ, AND REQUEST FOR MONETARY SANCTIONS AGAINST CSC AUTO SALVAGE AND DISMANTLING, INC., SCOTT

Reply

11/6/2018: Reply

Minute Order

11/13/2018: Minute Order

Minute Order

11/30/2018: Minute Order

Motion in Limine

12/27/2018: Motion in Limine

Minute Order

1/11/2019: Minute Order

Minute Order

2/15/2019: Minute Order

Notice of Ruling

2/20/2019: Notice of Ruling

Minute Order

2/28/2019: Minute Order

Minute Order

3/25/2019: Minute Order

Motion to Compel Discovery

4/22/2019: Motion to Compel Discovery

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Docket Entries

  • 05/13/2019
  • at 09:00 AM in Department 58; Jury Trial - Not Held - Advanced and Continued - by Court

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  • 05/07/2019
  • at 09:00 AM in Department 58; Final Status Conference - Not Held - Advanced and Vacated

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  • 05/07/2019
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 58; Conference (ReMandatory Settlement Conference Setting) - Held

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  • 05/07/2019
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 58; Status Conference - Held

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  • 05/07/2019
  • Minute Order ( (Status Conference; Conference Re: Mandatory Settlement Confer...)); Filed by Clerk

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  • 04/22/2019
  • Motion to Compel Discovery (not Further Discovery) - 1 moving party, 1 motion; Filed by Edgar Escobedo (Plaintiff)

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  • 03/25/2019
  • at 09:00 AM in Department 58; Jury Trial - Not Held - Advanced and Continued - by Court

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  • 03/25/2019
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 58; Status Conference - Held - Continued

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  • 03/25/2019
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 58; Conference (ReMandatory Settlement Conference Setting) - Held - Continued

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  • 03/25/2019
  • Minute Order ( (Status Conference; Conference Re: Mandatory Settlement Confer...)); Filed by Clerk

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  • 12/08/2017
  • Proof-Service/Summons; Filed by Edgar Escobedo (Plaintiff)

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  • 12/08/2017
  • Proof-Service/Summons; Filed by Edgar Escobedo (Plaintiff)

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  • 12/08/2017
  • PROOF OF SERVICE SUMMONS

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  • 12/05/2017
  • ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE HEARING

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  • 12/05/2017
  • OSC-Failure to File Proof of Serv; Filed by Clerk

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  • 12/05/2017
  • Notice of Case Management Conference; Filed by Clerk

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  • 12/05/2017
  • NOTICE OF CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

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  • 12/04/2017
  • Complaint; Filed by Edgar Escobedo (Plaintiff)

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  • 12/04/2017
  • COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES 1. WRONGFUL TERMINATION IN VIOLATION OF PUBLIC POLICY; ETC

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  • 12/04/2017
  • SUMMONS

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: BC685412    Hearing Date: July 23, 2020    Dept: 58

Judge John P. Doyle

Department 58


Hearing Date: July 23, 2020

Case Name: Escobedo v. CSC Auto Salvage and Dismantling, Inc., et al.

Case No.: BC685412

Matter: Motion for Attorneys’ Fees and Costs

Moving Party: Plaintiff Edgar Escobedo

Responding Party: Defendants CSC Auto Salvage and Dismantling, Inc. and Scott Sakajian


Tentative Ruling: The Motion for Attorneys’ Fees and Costs is granted in part.


The parties have settled this matter and have agreed that Plaintiff may move for attorneys’ fees in an amount ranging from $40,000 to $100,000. Plaintiff’s lodestar figure is $149,786.20, but Plaintiff seeks $100,000.00 in fees and $6,985.98 in costs given the parameters of his settlement.

Defendants oppose the Motion on the grounds that (1) the hourly rates billed are excessive; (2) Plaintiff seeks fees for claims for which there is no statute providing for attorneys’ fees; (3) attorneys improperly billed for clerical tasks; (4) there are vague billing entries; (5) there is duplicative billing; (6) too many attorneys were involved; (7) billing for reconstructing time is inappropriate; (7) counsel may have only billed at current rates; (8) there should be a .75 negative multiplier; and (9) no costs are warranted because a memorandum of costs was not filed.

The Court notes the following inadequacies with Plaintiff’s attorneys’ fees request: (1) the request is partially premised on claims for which there is no statute allowing for fees; (2) the hourly rates of certain paralegals were excessive; and (3) an excessive number of attorneys billed for matters which do not appear necessary and reasonable for the litigation. However, the deductions considered by the Court would not place Plaintiff’s lodestar figure below $100,000. Therefore, pursuant to the parties’ settlement, the Court awards Plaintiff $100,000 in attorneys’ fees.

Defenants’ objections to Plaintiff’s costs are overruled because Plaintiff filed a memorandum of costs on May 4, 2020, but Defendants failed to file a motion to tax costs. On the other hand, the Court will award no more than $6,825.30 in costs because this is the amount requested in Plaintiff’s memorandum of costs. In sum, the Motion for Attorneys’ Fees and Costs is granted in part.

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