This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 10/21/2020 at 06:13:17 (UTC).

GALINA SHEPEL VS RALPHS GROCERY COMPANY ET AL

Case Summary

On 07/26/2017 GALINA SHEPEL filed a Personal Injury - Other Personal Injury lawsuit against RALPHS GROCERY COMPANY. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Stanley Mosk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The Judges overseeing this case are BENNY C. OSORIO, DEBORAH L. CHRISTIAN and STEPHEN I. GOORVITCH. The case status is Pending - Other Pending.

Case Details Parties Documents Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    ****0094

  • Filing Date:

    07/26/2017

  • Case Status:

    Pending - Other Pending

  • Case Type:

    Personal Injury - Other Personal Injury

  • Court:

    Los Angeles County Superior Courts

  • Courthouse:

    Stanley Mosk Courthouse

  • County, State:

    Los Angeles, California

Judge Details

Presiding Judges

BENNY C. OSORIO

DEBORAH L. CHRISTIAN

STEPHEN I. GOORVITCH

 

Party Details

Plaintiff and Petitioner

SHEPEL GALINA

Defendants and Respondents

THE KROGER CO

RALPHS GROCERY COMPANY

DOES 1 TO 25

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff and Petitioner Attorneys

HAKIM SHARONA ESLAMBOLY ESQ.

ESLAMBOLY-HAKIM SHARONA ESLAMBOLY ESQ.

LAKHCHAKOVA DIANA G.

Defendant and Respondent Attorneys

STONE GREGORY E. ESQ.

STONE GREGORY EDWARD ESQ.

 

Court Documents

Notice - NOTICE NOTICE OF CONTINUANCE OF DEFENDANT'S MOTION IN LIMINE

12/11/2019: Notice - NOTICE NOTICE OF CONTINUANCE OF DEFENDANT'S MOTION IN LIMINE

Substitution of Attorney

1/7/2020: Substitution of Attorney

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (HEARING ON EX PARTE APPLICATION TO CONTINUE TRIAL, FSC, AND R...)

2/28/2020: Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (HEARING ON EX PARTE APPLICATION TO CONTINUE TRIAL, FSC, AND R...)

Notice of Lien

7/29/2019: Notice of Lien

Notice - NOTICE NOTICE OF CONTINUANCE OF MOTIONS TO COMPE

7/22/2019: Notice - NOTICE NOTICE OF CONTINUANCE OF MOTIONS TO COMPE

Order Granting Attorney's Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel-Civil

7/16/2019: Order Granting Attorney's Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel-Civil

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (HEARING ON MOTION TO BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL)

7/16/2019: Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (HEARING ON MOTION TO BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL)

Notice - NOTICE NOTICE OF COURT'S ORDER

7/2/2019: Notice - NOTICE NOTICE OF COURT'S ORDER

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (HEARING ON EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR ORDER CONTINUING TRIAL)

6/18/2019: Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (HEARING ON EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR ORDER CONTINUING TRIAL)

Motion to Compel Discovery (not Further Discovery) - 1 moving party, 1 motion

6/14/2019: Motion to Compel Discovery (not Further Discovery) - 1 moving party, 1 motion

Proof of Service by Mail

5/31/2019: Proof of Service by Mail

Motion in Limine - MOTION IN LIMINE #2 REGARDING DISCOVERY

4/12/2019: Motion in Limine - MOTION IN LIMINE #2 REGARDING DISCOVERY

Certificate of Mailing for - CERTIFICATE OF MAILING FOR MINUTE ORDER (HEARING ON MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT) OF 04/17/2019

4/17/2019: Certificate of Mailing for - CERTIFICATE OF MAILING FOR MINUTE ORDER (HEARING ON MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT) OF 04/17/2019

INFORMAL DISCOVERY CONFERENCE FORM

2/22/2018: INFORMAL DISCOVERY CONFERENCE FORM

CIVIL DEPOSIT -

6/8/2018: CIVIL DEPOSIT -

DEFENDANT RALPHS GROCERY COMPANY DBA RALPHS'S ANSWER TO PLAINTIFF'S UNVERIFIED COMPLAINT; DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL

8/28/2017: DEFENDANT RALPHS GROCERY COMPANY DBA RALPHS'S ANSWER TO PLAINTIFF'S UNVERIFIED COMPLAINT; DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL

COMPLAINT-PERS. INJURY, PROP DAMAGE, WRONGFUL DEATH (2 PAGES) -

7/26/2017: COMPLAINT-PERS. INJURY, PROP DAMAGE, WRONGFUL DEATH (2 PAGES) -

SUMMONS -

7/26/2017: SUMMONS -

43 More Documents Available

 

Docket Entries

  • 04/28/2021
  • Hearing04/28/2021 at 08:30 AM in Department 32 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Trial

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  • 04/15/2021
  • Hearing04/15/2021 at 10:00 AM in Department 32 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Final Status Conference

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  • 08/06/2020
  • Docketat 08:30 AM in Department 32, Stephen I. Goorvitch, Presiding; Trial (- NFC) - Not Held - Continued - Stipulation

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  • 07/27/2020
  • Docketat 08:30 AM in Department 32, Stephen I. Goorvitch, Presiding; (OSC RE Dismissal) - Not Held - Vacated by Court

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  • 07/23/2020
  • Docketat 10:00 AM in Department 32, Stephen I. Goorvitch, Presiding; Final Status Conference - Not Held - Continued - Stipulation

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  • 07/09/2020
  • DocketStipulation and Order (STIPULATION TO CONTINUE TRIAL DATE AND [PROPOSED] ORDER); Filed by Ralphs Grocery Company (Defendant)

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  • 06/25/2020
  • DocketNotice (Notice of Continuance of Motions in Limine Nos 1-4); Filed by Ralphs Grocery Company (Defendant)

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  • 06/25/2020
  • DocketMotion in Limine (Motion in Limine to Preclude Plaintiff from introducing the Testimony of Retained or Non Retained Experts); Filed by Ralphs Grocery Company (Defendant)

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  • 06/12/2020
  • DocketNotice of Change of Address or Other Contact Information; Filed by Galina Shepel (Plaintiff)

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  • 04/01/2020
  • Docketat 08:30 AM in Department 32, Stephen I. Goorvitch, Presiding; Trial - Not Held - Continued - Stipulation

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71 More Docket Entries
  • 01/08/2018
  • DocketNOTICE OF INFORMAL DISCOVERY CONFERENCE OFF CALENDAR

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  • 08/28/2017
  • DocketAnswer; Filed by Ralphs Grocery Company (Defendant)

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  • 08/28/2017
  • DocketDEFENDANT RALPHS GROCERY COMPANY DBA RALPHS'S ANSWER TO PLAINTIFF'S UNVERIFIED COMPLAINT; DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL

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  • 08/03/2017
  • DocketProof-Service/Summons; Filed by Galina Shepel (Plaintiff)

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  • 08/03/2017
  • DocketPROOF OF SERVICE SUMMONS

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  • 08/03/2017
  • DocketProof-Service/Summons; Filed by Galina Shepel (Plaintiff)

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  • 08/03/2017
  • DocketPROOF OF SERVICE SUMMONS

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  • 07/26/2017
  • DocketComplaint; Filed by Galina Shepel (Plaintiff)

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  • 07/26/2017
  • DocketCOMPLAINT-PERS. INJURY, PROP DAMAGE, WRONGFUL DEATH (2 PAGES)

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  • 07/26/2017
  • DocketSUMMONS

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: BC670094    Hearing Date: October 24, 2019    Dept: 5

Superior Court of California

County of Los Angeles

Department 5

galina shepel,

Plaintiff,

v.

ralphs grocery company, et al.,

Defendants.

Case No.: BC670094

Hearing Date: October 24, 2019

[TENTATIVE] order RE:

motions to compel discovery responses

Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company (“Defendant”) move to compel responses from Plaintiff Galina Shepel (“Plaintiff”) to: (1) Supplemental Request for Production of Documents (“RPD”); and (2) Form Interrogatories, Set Two (“FROG”).

Defendant served the discovery at issue on Plaintiff by mail on March 25, 2019. Defendant granted Plaintiff multiple extensions of time to respond, up to May 31, 2019. On that date, Plaintiff served unverified responses. “Unsworn responses are tantamount to no responses at all.”  (Appleton v. Superior Court (1988) 206 Cal.App.3d 632, 636.)  Accordingly, the motions to compel responses to the RPD and FROG are granted per Code of Civil Procedure sections 2030.290 and 2031.300. Plaintiff is ordered to serve verified responses, without objections, to Defendants’ RPD and FROG within 30 days of service of this order.

Defendant seeks sanctions in connection with the motions. The Court concludes that Plaintiff’s failure to serve verified responses to the discovery is an abuse of the discovery process. The court awards sanctions against Plaintiff in the amount of $720, which represents four hours of attorney time to prepare the motions and attend the hearing at $180 per hour, plus two filing fees of $60 each

CONCLUSION AND ORDER

Defendant’s motions to compel responses to the RPD and FROG are granted per Code of Civil Procedure sections 2030.290 and 2031.300. Plaintiff is ordered to serve verified responses, without objections, within 30 days of notice of this order.

Plaintiff is ordered to pay monetary sanctions in the amount of $840 to Defendant, by and through counsel, within 30 days of notice of this order.

Defendant is ordered to provide notice of this order and file proof of service of such.

DATED: October 24, 2019 ___________________________

Stephen I. Goorvitch

Judge of the Superior Court