This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 05/31/2019 at 03:50:13 (UTC).

J N VS LENNOX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT ET AL

Case Summary

On 02/08/2017 J N filed a Personal Injury - Other Personal Injury lawsuit against LENNOX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Stanley Mosk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The Judge overseeing this case is JON R. TAKASUGI. The case status is Pending - Other Pending.

Case Details Parties Documents Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    ****9800

  • Filing Date:

    02/08/2017

  • 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 Judge

JON R. TAKASUGI

 

Party Details

Plaintiff and Guardian Ad Litem

NUNEZ NORMA

Defendants and Respondents

LENNOX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

DOES 1 TO 25

CISNEROS OSCAR

TAYLOR KENT

Minor

J. N.

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff Attorneys

GONZALEZ JORGE ESQ.

RODRIGUEZ ANTONIO HERNANDEZ ESQ.

Defendant Attorney

MADRUGA THOMAS MATTHEW ESQ.

Minor Attorney

RODRIGUEZ ANTONIO H. ESQ.

 

Court Documents

ORDER AND STIPULATION TO CONTINUE TRIAL

5/3/2018: ORDER AND STIPULATION TO CONTINUE TRIAL

SEPARATE STATEMENT OF UNDISPUTED FACTS IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

6/8/2018: SEPARATE STATEMENT OF UNDISPUTED FACTS IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

PLAINTIFF'S OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT THEREOF [FILED CONCURRENTLY WITH PLAINTIFFS GENUINE ISSUES OF MATERIAL FACT; AND DECLAR

8/10/2018: PLAINTIFF'S OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT THEREOF [FILED CONCURRENTLY WITH PLAINTIFFS GENUINE ISSUES OF MATERIAL FACT; AND DECLAR

PLAINTIFF'S GENUINE ISSUES OF MATERIAL FACT IN SUPPORT OF OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT RESV ID: 170922253054

8/10/2018: PLAINTIFF'S GENUINE ISSUES OF MATERIAL FACT IN SUPPORT OF OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT RESV ID: 170922253054

REPLY OF DEFENDANTS TO PLAINTIFF'S OPPOSITION TO MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE, SUMMARY ADJUDICATION RESV ID: 170922253054

8/17/2018: REPLY OF DEFENDANTS TO PLAINTIFF'S OPPOSITION TO MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE, SUMMARY ADJUDICATION RESV ID: 170922253054

Minute Order

8/29/2018: Minute Order

ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT GRANTING MOTION FOR SUMMARY ADJUDICATION OF THIRD AND FOURTH CAUSES OF ACTION

8/29/2018: ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT GRANTING MOTION FOR SUMMARY ADJUDICATION OF THIRD AND FOURTH CAUSES OF ACTION

PLAINTIFF'S NOTICE OF DEPOSIT OF JURY FEES CCP SECTION 631

9/11/2018: PLAINTIFF'S NOTICE OF DEPOSIT OF JURY FEES CCP SECTION 631

Motion in Limine

11/28/2018: Motion in Limine

Trial Brief

12/4/2018: Trial Brief

Statement of the Case

12/4/2018: Statement of the Case

Exhibit List

12/11/2018: Exhibit List

Declaration

4/17/2019: Declaration

Notice

5/15/2019: Notice

COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES 1. NEGLIGENCE; ETC.

2/8/2017: COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES 1. NEGLIGENCE; ETC.

APPLICATION FOR ORDER APPOINTING MOTHER NORMA NUNEZ AS GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOR MINOR PLAINTIFF J. N.

2/8/2017: APPLICATION FOR ORDER APPOINTING MOTHER NORMA NUNEZ AS GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOR MINOR PLAINTIFF J. N.

NOTICE OF REJECTION - APPLICATION AND ORDER FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM

2/22/2017: NOTICE OF REJECTION - APPLICATION AND ORDER FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM

PROOF OF SERVICE SUMMONS

6/6/2017: PROOF OF SERVICE SUMMONS

45 More Documents Available

 

Docket Entries

  • 05/21/2019
  • Notice ( OF ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE EXPEDITED PETITION TO APPROVE MINOR'S COMPROMISE); Filed by Norma Nunez (Plaintiff)

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  • 05/15/2019
  • Notice (NOTICE RE TAKING ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE SETTLEMENT OFF CALENDAR); Filed by Norma Nunez (Plaintiff)

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  • 05/10/2019
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 3, Jon R. Takasugi, Presiding; Order to Show Cause - Settlement (- Conditional -) - Held - Continued

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  • 05/10/2019
  • Minute Order ( (Order to Show Cause - Settlement - Conditional -)); Filed by Clerk

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  • 04/17/2019
  • Notice of Plaintiff's Motion for Continuance of Hearing on Order to Show Cause re: Settlement; Filed by Norma Nunez (Plaintiff); J. N. (Plaintiff)

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  • 04/17/2019
  • DECLARATION OF ANTONIO H. RODRIQUEZ IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE OF HEARING ON MOTION TO CONTINUE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: SETTLEMENT; Filed by Norma Nunez (Plaintiff); J. N. (Plaintiff)

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  • 01/14/2019
  • at 1:30 PM in Department 3, Jon R. Takasugi, Presiding; Hearing on Petition to Confirm Minor's Compromise

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  • 12/18/2018
  • Notice of Settlement (of Entire Case); Filed by J. N. (Plaintiff)

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  • 12/12/2018
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 3, Jon R. Takasugi, Presiding; Jury Trial - Not Held - Continued - Party's Motion

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  • 12/12/2018
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 3, Jon R. Takasugi, Presiding; Final Status Conference - Not Held - Continued - Ex Parte Motion

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  • 04/06/2017
  • SUMMONS

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  • 04/06/2017
  • Summons; Filed by Clerk

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  • 04/03/2017
  • Ord Apptng Guardian Ad Litem; Filed by Plaintiff/Petitioner

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  • 03/27/2017
  • Application ; Filed by Plaintiff/Petitioner

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  • 03/27/2017
  • APPLICATION AND ORDER FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM - CIVIL

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  • 02/22/2017
  • NOTICE OF REJECTION - APPLICATION AND ORDER FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM

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  • 02/08/2017
  • Application ; Filed by Plaintiff/Petitioner

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  • 02/08/2017
  • Complaint; Filed by null

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  • 02/08/2017
  • COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES 1. NEGLIGENCE; ETC.

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  • 02/08/2017
  • APPLICATION FOR ORDER APPOINTING MOTHER NORMA NUNEZ AS GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOR MINOR PLAINTIFF J. N.

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: BC649800    Hearing Date: October 31, 2019    Dept: 3

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - CENTRAL DISTRICT

J.N., ETC.,

Plaintiff(s),

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LENNOX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIST., ET AL.,

Defendant(s).

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Case No.: BC649800

[TENTATIVE] ORDER CONDTIONALLY GRANTING PETITION TO APPROVE MINOR’S COMPROMISE

Dept. 3

1:30 p.m.

October 31, 2019

Plaintiff, J.N., a minor by and through his GAL, Norma Nunez, brought this action against Defendants, Lennox Elementary School District, its superintendent Kent Taylor, and its principal, Oscar Cisneros. Plaintiff sustained a head injury while playing on the playground before school. Plaintiff has recovered from the acute injury, but has ongoing concerns about brain trauma related to the incident.

At this time Plaintiff, by and through his attorney of record and GAL, has agreed to settle all claims with Defendant for the total amount of $125,000. If the settlement is approved, $4071.29 will be used for medical expenses, $17,828.51 for expenses, and $36,085.06 for attorneys’ fees. Petitioner seeks to use the remaining $67,773.96 to purchase a single-premium deferred annuity.

The Court has reviewed the settlement and finds it is fair and reasonable. The Court also reviewed the Declaration of Counsel in support of the petition, and finds it supports the 35% fee sought. The parties have a retained agreement for a 40% contingency fee. Additionally, this action has been highly contested and Counsel has gone to great lengths to secure the settlement in Plaintiff’s favor. Under the circumstances, the fee is justified.

Pursuant to CRC 7.952, Plaintiff and Petitioner must appear at the hearing and testify to the satisfaction of the Court unless their appearance is excused. Plaintiff is twelve years old. The Court will therefore require both Plaintiff and Petitioner to appear and testify. If the Court is satisfied with the testimony, the Court will grant the petition.

Petitioner is ordered to give notice.