This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 11/24/2022 at 12:36:08 (UTC).

GREGORY RUSH VS RANDOLPH WATKINS ET AL

Case Summary

On 07/21/2017 GREGORY RUSH filed a Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle lawsuit against RANDOLPH WATKINS. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Spring Street Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The Judges overseeing this case are AUDRA MORI, THOMAS D. LONG, JON R. TAKASUGI, MARC D. GROSS and STEPHEN I. GOORVITCH. The case status is Pending - Other Pending.
Case Details Parties Documents Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    ****8890

  • Filing Date:

    07/21/2017

  • Case Status:

    Pending - Other Pending

  • Case Type:

    Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle

  • County, State:

    Los Angeles, California

Judge Details

Presiding Judges

AUDRA MORI

THOMAS D. LONG

JON R. TAKASUGI

MARC D. GROSS

STEPHEN I. GOORVITCH

 

Party Details

Plaintiff

RUSH GREGORY

Cross Defendants and Defendants

KHACHATUROV KAMO

WATKINS RANDOLPH

KHACHATUROVA GAYANE

Cross Plaintiff and Defendant

WATKINS RANDOLPH

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff Attorney

HANASSAB FARIBORZ FRED ESQ.

Defendant Attorney

DESALERNOS STEFANIE CHRISTINE ESQ.

 

Court Documents

Notice of Ruling

10/18/2022: Notice of Ruling

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: DISMISSAL (SETTLEMENT))

10/17/2022: Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: DISMISSAL (SETTLEMENT))

Notice of Settlement

6/15/2022: Notice of Settlement

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (COURT ORDER RE: NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT)

6/15/2022: Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (COURT ORDER RE: NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT)

Certificate of Mailing for - CERTIFICATE OF MAILING FOR (COURT ORDER RE: NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT) OF 06/15/2022

6/15/2022: Certificate of Mailing for - CERTIFICATE OF MAILING FOR (COURT ORDER RE: NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT) OF 06/15/2022

Notice of Change of Address or Other Contact Information

5/17/2022: Notice of Change of Address or Other Contact Information

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: DISMISSAL FOR FAILURE TO FILE A REQUE...)

5/18/2022: Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: DISMISSAL FOR FAILURE TO FILE A REQUE...)

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: DISMISSAL FOR FAILURE TO FILE A REQUE...)

4/14/2022: Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: DISMISSAL FOR FAILURE TO FILE A REQUE...)

Request for Entry of Default / Judgment

4/11/2022: Request for Entry of Default / Judgment

Notice of Rejection Default/Clerk's Judgment

4/12/2022: Notice of Rejection Default/Clerk's Judgment

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: DISMISSAL FOR FAILURE TO FILE A REQUE...)

1/10/2022: Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: DISMISSAL FOR FAILURE TO FILE A REQUE...)

Certificate of Mailing for - CERTIFICATE OF MAILING FOR (ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: DISMISSAL FOR FAILURE TO FILE A REQUE...) OF 10/28/2021

10/28/2021: Certificate of Mailing for - CERTIFICATE OF MAILING FOR (ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: DISMISSAL FOR FAILURE TO FILE A REQUE...) OF 10/28/2021

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: DISMISSAL FOR FAILURE TO FILE A REQUE...)

10/28/2021: Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: DISMISSAL FOR FAILURE TO FILE A REQUE...)

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: DISMISSAL FOR FAILURE TO FILE A REQUE...)

9/24/2021: Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: DISMISSAL FOR FAILURE TO FILE A REQUE...)

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE DISMISSAL FOR FAILURE TO FILE A REQUES...)

6/11/2021: Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE DISMISSAL FOR FAILURE TO FILE A REQUES...)

Notice of Change of Firm Name

6/3/2021: Notice of Change of Firm Name

Notice - NOTICE OF CHANGE OF HANDLING ATTORNEY

6/8/2021: Notice - NOTICE OF CHANGE OF HANDLING ATTORNEY

Reply - REPLY TO PLAINTIFF COUNSEL'S DECLARATION RE MOTION

4/23/2021: Reply - REPLY TO PLAINTIFF COUNSEL'S DECLARATION RE MOTION

52 More Documents Available

 

Docket Entries

  • 01/05/2023
  • Hearing01/05/2023 at 08:30 AM in Department 31 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Order to Show Cause Re: Dismissal (Settlement)

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  • 10/18/2022
  • DocketNotice of Ruling; Filed by Randolph Watkins (Defendant)

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  • 10/17/2022
  • Docketat 08:30 AM in Department 31, Audra Mori, Presiding; Order to Show Cause Re: Dismissal (Settlement) - Not Held - Continued - Party's Motion

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  • 10/17/2022
  • DocketMinute Order ( (Order to Show Cause Re: Dismissal (Settlement))); Filed by Clerk

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  • 08/04/2022
  • Docketat 08:30 AM in Department 31; Jury Trial - Not Held - Advanced and Vacated

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  • 07/21/2022
  • Docketat 10:00 AM in Department 31; Final Status Conference - Not Held - Advanced and Vacated

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  • 06/17/2022
  • Docketat 08:30 AM in Department 31; Order to Show Cause Re: Dismissal (For Failure to File a Request Entry of Default as to Defendants Kamo Khachaturov and Gayane Khachaturova) - Not Held - Advanced and Vacated

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  • 06/15/2022
  • Docketat 2:48 PM in Department 31; Court Order

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  • 06/15/2022
  • DocketNotice of Settlement; Filed by Gregory Rush (Plaintiff)

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  • 06/15/2022
  • DocketMinute Order ( (Court Order Re: Notice of Settlement)); Filed by Clerk

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  • 12/13/2017
  • DocketCross-Complaint; Filed by Randolph Watkins (Defendant)

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  • 12/13/2017
  • DocketDemand for Jury Trial; Filed by Randolph Watkins (Defendant)

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  • 12/13/2017
  • DocketSummons Issued; Filed by Randolph Watkins (Defendant)

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  • 11/13/2017
  • DocketProof-Service/Summons; Filed by Gregory Rush (Plaintiff)

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  • 11/13/2017
  • DocketPROOF OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS

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  • 11/09/2017
  • DocketProof-Service/Summons; Filed by Gregory Rush (Plaintiff)

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  • 11/09/2017
  • DocketPROOF OF SERVICE SUMMONS

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  • 07/21/2017
  • DocketComplaint; Filed by Gregory Rush (Plaintiff)

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  • 07/21/2017
  • DocketSummons; Filed by Gregory Rush (Plaintiff)

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  • 07/21/2017
  • DocketComplaint

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: ****8890    Hearing Date: April 30, 2021    Dept: 31

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - CENTRAL DISTRICT

GREGORY RUSH,

Plaintiff(s),

vs.

RANDOLPH WATKINS, ET AL.,

Defendant(s).

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CASE NO: ****8890

[TENTATIVE] ORDER DENYING MOTION TO BIFURCATE WITHOUT PREJUDICE

Dept. 31

8:30 a.m.

April 30, 2021

 

Defendant’s motion to bifurcate is denied without prejudice to Defendant raising this issue for the trial judge to consider, on its own motion, at the time that the judge rules upon motions in limine.  The Court orders that the bifurcation briefing be included in the trial binders in Tab B along with any motions in limine filed in the case.  The Court recognizes that CRC Rule 3.57(c) states, “A motion in limine may not be used for the purpose of seeking an order to try an issue before the trial of another issue or issues,” and thus this order should not be construed in a way that contradicts this rule.  Defendant may direct the trial court to this order, which should not be construed to in any way bind the trial court in making a bifurcation decision on its own motion.

Defendant properly sought a bifurcation order in advance of the trial date.  See CCP ;598 (court to issue order bifurcating case on noticed motion by the pretrial conference or, absent a pretrial conference, no later than 30 days in advance of trial).  However, a trial court may also “on its own motion . . . make such an order at any time.” Id.

On the facts of this case, and given that in the Personal Injury Court system this case will be tried by a different court than the court ruling on this motion, the Court finds it appropriate for the trial judge to determine whether bifurcation is warranted.  In the PI Court system, the trial court rules on motions in limine, even those that significantly affect trial preparation.  While this bifurcation request is not a motion in limine, the logic of having the trial judge determine it here is similar.  The request for bifurcation here appears to be one for which the trial judge should make a discretionary determination based on its experience.

Accordingly, the Court denies this motion without prejudice.

Defendant is ordered to give notice. 

Parties who intend to submit on this tentative must send an email to the court at sscdept31@lacourt.org indicating intention to submit on the tentative as directed by the instructions provided on the court website at www.lacourt.orgIf the department does not receive an email indicating the parties are submitting on the tentative and there are no appearances at the hearing, the motion may be placed off calendar.  If a party submits on the tentative, the party’s email must include the case number and must identify the party submitting on the tentative.  If the parties do not submit on the tentative, they should arrange to appear remotely.

 

Dated this 30th day of April, 2021

Hon. Thomas D. Long

Judge of the Superior Court



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