On 03/22/2017 HUMBERTO RAMIREZ filed a Contract - Other Contract lawsuit against BRE INVESTMENT LLC. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Stanley Mosk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The Judges overseeing this case are MICHAEL JOHNSON and ALAN S. ROSENFIELD. The case status is Pending - Other Pending.
Pending - Other Pending
Los Angeles County Superior Courts
Stanley Mosk Courthouse
Los Angeles, California
ALAN S. ROSENFIELD
SANTA CRUZ UVER
SOSA UVER SAUL SANTA CRUZ
SANTA CRUZ MARIA
BRE INVESTMENT LLC
BETTER REAL ESTAT I LLC
WESTERN REGIONAL PROPERTIES LLC
DOES 1-50 INCLUSIVE
LESLIE II DAVID ALEXANDER
PHILLIP M. KELLY ESQ.
INNER CITY LAW CENTER
KELLY PHILIP MATTHEW
REED ROBERT JOSEPH
REAGAN BARRY J. ESQ.
REAGAN BARRY JAMES ESQ.
CZAJKOWSKYJ CYRILLUS SIMEON
WOOD CARY LINN
SIDERMAN LORI ELLEN
2/14/2018: NOTICE OF CASE REASSIGNMENT AND OF ORDER FOR PLAINTIFF TO GIVE NOTICE
7/27/2018: DECLARATION OF CYRIL CZAJKOWSKYJ MADE IN COMPLIANCE WITH MEET AND CONFER REQUIREMENTS PER CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE SECTION 435.5 FOR DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO STRIKE PLAINTIFFS' SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT
8/17/2018: REQUEST FOR REFUND
1/7/2019: Proof of Service (not Summons and Complaint)
1/7/2019: Notice of Ruling
1/11/2019: Notice of Ruling
1/15/2019: Proof of Service (not Summons and Complaint)
2/13/2019: Order Appointing Court Approved Reporter as Official Reporter Pro Tempore
4/30/2019: Request for Dismissal
11/9/2017: REQUEST FOR DISMISSAL
5/16/2017: Minute Order
Request for Dismissal; Filed by David Bramante (Defendant); Bre Investment LLC (Defendant)Read MoreRead Less
Stipulation and Order (to continue trial and all related dates); Filed by David Bramante (Defendant); Bre Investment LLC (Defendant)Read MoreRead Less
Order ((Proposed) ORDER CONTINUING TRIAL AND RELATED DATES); Filed by David Bramante (Defendant); Bre Investment LLC (Defendant)Read MoreRead Less
Notice of Entry of Dismissal and Proof of Service; Filed by Humberto Ramirez (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
Request for Dismissal; Filed by Humberto Ramirez (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
Association of Attorney; Filed by Bre Investment LLC (Defendant)Read MoreRead Less
Stipulation and Order (to set aside entry of Default); Filed by Bre Investment LLC (Defendant)Read MoreRead Less
at 09:00 AM in Department 56; Informal Discovery Conference (IDC) - Not Held - Rescheduled by CourtRead MoreRead Less
Answer; Filed by Bre Investment LLC (Defendant)Read MoreRead Less
at 08:30 AM in Department 56; Hearing on Motion for Leave to Intervene - Not Held - Advanced and VacatedRead MoreRead Less
NOTICE OF CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCERead MoreRead Less
NOTICE OF REJECTION APPLICATION AND ORDER FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEMRead MoreRead Less
NOTICE OF REJECTION- APPLICATION AND ORDER FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEMRead MoreRead Less
Case Management Statement; Filed by Humberto Ramirez (Plaintiff); Maria Lopez (Plaintiff); Luis Lopez (Plaintiff) et al.Read MoreRead Less
APPLICATION AND ORDER FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM CIVILRead MoreRead Less
Application ; Filed by Plaintiff/PetitionerRead MoreRead Less
Application ; Filed by Plaintiff/PetitionerRead MoreRead Less
APPLICATION AN ORDER FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUAN AD LITEM CIVILRead MoreRead Less
COMPLAINT FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AND DAMAGES 1. BREACH OF THE COVENANT OF QUIET ENJOYMENTRead MoreRead Less
Complaint; Filed by Humberto Ramirez (Plaintiff); Maria Lopez (Plaintiff); Luis Lopez (Plaintiff) et al.Read MoreRead Less
Case Number: BC654921 Hearing Date: October 09, 2020 Dept: 56
SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - CENTRAL DISTRICT
HUMBERTO RAMIREZ, et al.,
BRE INVESTMENT, LLC, etc., et al.,
CASE NO.: BC654921
[TENTATIVE] ORDER RE: MOTION FOR DETERMINATION OF GOOD FAITH SETTLEMENT
Date: October 9, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m.
MOVING PARTIES: Defendants David Bramante (“Bramante”) and BRE Investment, LLC (“BRE”)
The Court has considered the moving papers. No opposition papers were filed. Any opposition papers were required to be filed and served at least nine court days prior to the hearing. (Code Civ. Proc. § 1005(b).)
This action arises from allegedly wrongful actions taken against tenants in an apartment building located at 240 N. Robinson Street in Los Angeles. Plaintiffs filed the operative Second Amended Complaint (“SAC”) against Defendants, alleging causes of action for: (1) negligence; (2) negligent hiring and supervision; (3) intentional infliction of emotional distress; (4) breach of the covenant of quiet enjoyment; (5) nuisance; (6) breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing; (7) constructive eviction; (8) violation of Los Angeles Municipal Code, Section 152.00 et seq.; (9) violation of Los Angeles Municipal Code, Section 151.30(D)(1); (10) violation of Los Angeles Municipal Code, Section 151.04(A); and (11) unfair business practices.
On August 21, 2020, Defendants filed and served a motion for determination of good faith settlement with respect to the settlement entered into with Plaintiffs. Defendants’ notice of motion indicated that the hearing on such motion was set for November 3, 2020. On September 4, 2020, Defendants filed and served a notice of advancement of hearing which indicated that the November 3, 2020 hearing date on Defendants’ motion was advanced to October 9, 2020. Defendants move for an order that: (1) the settlement with Plaintiffs was made in good faith within the meaning of California Code of Civil Procedure, Section 877.6; and (2) any other joint tortfeasor or co-obligor is barred from any further claims against Defendants for equitable or comparative contribution and/or partial or comparative indemnity based upon comparative negligence or comparative fault.
According to Defendants’ notice of motion, pursuant to the terms of the settlement: (1) Bramante, by and through his insurance carriers, will pay $249,999.99 to Plaintiffs in exchange for a full release of all claims against him; and (2) BRE, by and through its insurance carriers, will pay $249,999.99 to Plaintiffs in exchange for a full release of all claims against it. Defendants’ motion is unopposed. The declaration of Defendants’ counsel, Kristyn J. Mintesnot, states that: (1) as advised by Plaintiffs’ counsel, the settlement proceeds will be distributed evenly between the Plaintiffs based on their length of tenancy (Mintesnot Decl. at ¶ 6); and (2) each party to the settlement is to bear their own attorneys’ fees and costs. (Id. at ¶ 8.)
On August 27, 2020, Plaintiffs filed and served a notice of settlement of the entire case.
Due to the lack of opposition, the Court GRANTS Defendants’ motion for determination of good faith settlement. (Sexton v. Superior Court (1997) 58 Cal.App.4th 1403, 1410.)
Moving parties are ordered to give notice of this ruling.
In consideration of the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, the Court strongly encourages that appearances on all proceedings, including this one, be made by LACourtConnect if the parties do not submit on the tentative. If you instead intend to make an appearance in person at Court on this matter, you must send an email by 2 p.m. on the last Court day before the scheduled date of the hearing to SMC_DEPT56@lacourt.org
Parties who intend to submit on this tentative must send an email to the Court at SMC_DEPT56@lacourt.org as directed by the instructions provided on the court website at www.lacourt.org. If the department does not receive an email and there are no appearances at the hearing, the motion will be placed off calendar.
Dated this 9th day of October 2020
Hon. Holly J. Fujie
Judge of the Superior Court
 This ruling concerns the motion for determination of good faith settlement with the reservation number of 407720818361.