This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 03/03/2021 at 01:18:51 (UTC).

JASON ROBERT VAUGHN VS JOHN IKIRT COVERT

Case Summary

On 02/28/2018 JASON ROBERT VAUGHN filed a Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle lawsuit against JOHN IKIRT COVERT. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Stanley Mosk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The Judges overseeing this case are LAURA A. SEIGLE and EDWARD B. MORETON. The case status is Disposed - Dismissed.

Case Details Parties Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    ****5872

  • Filing Date:

    02/28/2018

  • Case Status:

    Disposed - Dismissed

  • Case Type:

    Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle

  • Courthouse:

    Stanley Mosk Courthouse

  • County, State:

    Los Angeles, California

Judge Details

Presiding Judges

LAURA A. SEIGLE

EDWARD B. MORETON

 

Party Details

Plaintiff and Petitioner

VAUGHN JASON ROBERT

Defendants and Respondents

DOES 1 TO 20

COVERT JOHN IKIRT

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff and Petitioner Attorney

O'CONNOR R. TIMOTHY ESQ.

Defendant Attorney

SHAVER THOMAS WILLIAM

Court Documents

Court documents are not available for this case.

 

Docket Entries

  • 03/01/2021
  • Docketat 08:30 AM in Department 27, Edward B. Moreton, Presiding; (OSC RE Dismissal) - Not Held - Vacated by Court

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  • 09/14/2020
  • DocketNotice (NOTICE OF ORDER ON DISMISSAL); Filed by John Ikirt Covert (Defendant)

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  • 08/04/2020
  • DocketOrder (ORDER ON DISMISSAL); Filed by John Ikirt Covert (Defendant)

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  • 08/04/2020
  • DocketNotice of Ruling; Filed by John Ikirt Covert (Defendant)

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  • 07/31/2020
  • Docketat 1:30 PM in Department 27, Edward B. Moreton, Presiding; Trial Setting Conference - Not Held - Vacated by Court

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  • 07/31/2020
  • Docketat 1:30 PM in Department 27, Edward B. Moreton, Presiding; Hearing on Motion for Terminating Sanctions (for Plaintiff's Violation of Court Order and for Costs, Including Reasonable Attorney's Fees) - Held - Motion Granted

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  • 07/31/2020
  • DocketMinute Order ( (Hearing on Motion for Terminating Sanctions for Plaintiff's V...)); Filed by Clerk

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  • 05/28/2020
  • Docketat 1:30 PM in Department 27, Edward B. Moreton, Presiding; Hearing on Motion for Terminating Sanctions (for Plaintiff's Violation of Court Order and for Costs, Including Reasonable Attorney's Fees) - Not Held - Continued - Court's Motion

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  • 05/15/2020
  • Docketat 08:30 AM in Department 27, Edward B. Moreton, Presiding; Trial Setting Conference - Not Held - Continued - Court's Motion

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  • 05/01/2020
  • DocketNotice (Notice of Continuance of Motion for Terminating Sanctions and Trial Setting Conference); Filed by John Ikirt Covert (Defendant)

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34 More Docket Entries
  • 07/11/2019
  • DocketMotion to Be Relieved as Counsel; Filed by R. Timothy O'Connor, Esq. (Attorney)

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  • 07/11/2019
  • DocketDeclaration in Support of Attorney's Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel-Civil; Filed by R. Timothy O'Connor, Esq. (Attorney)

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  • 06/12/2019
  • Docket[Proposed Order] and Stipulation to Continue Trial, FSC (and Related Motion/Discovery Dates) Personal Injury Courts Only (Central District); Filed by Jason Robert Vaughn (Plaintiff)

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  • 03/25/2019
  • DocketNotice of Deposit - Jury; Filed by John Ikirt Covert (Defendant)

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  • 03/25/2019
  • DocketAnswer; Filed by John Ikirt Covert (Defendant)

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  • 03/19/2019
  • DocketNotice of Rejection - Ex Parte Application Without Hearing (re: John)

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  • 02/25/2019
  • DocketNotice of Deposit - Jury; Filed by Jason Robert Vaughn (Plaintiff)

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  • 02/28/2018
  • DocketCOMPLAINT FOR: 1. NEGLIGENT OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE/PERSONAL INJURY

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  • 02/28/2018
  • DocketSUMMONS

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  • 02/28/2018
  • DocketComplaint; Filed by Jason Robert Vaughn (Plaintiff)

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: BC695872    Hearing Date: March 18, 2020    Dept: 27

ORDER RE CONTINUANCE

Due to governmental declarations of a state of emergency, the hearing on the motion for terminating sanctions is continued to April 17, 2020 at 1:30 pm. The Final Status Conference date of March 25, 2020 and the trial date of April 8, 2020 are vacated. A trial setting conference is set for May 15, 2020 at 8:30 am. Moving party is to give notice.

Case Number: BC695872    Hearing Date: January 10, 2020    Dept: 4B

[TENTATIVE] ORDER RE: MOTION TO COMPEL DEPOSITION AND DISCOVERY RESPONSES

On February 28, 2018, plaintiff Jason Robert Vaughn filed this action against defendant John Ikirt Covert relating to a March 4, 2016 two-car accident. On July 11, 2019, Plaintiff’s then-counsel filed a motion to be relieved. The motion to be relieved was granted on August 23, 2019.

On April 29, 2019, Defendant served a demand for production of documents, form interrogatories, and special interrogatories. Defendant gave two extensions of the time to respond. On September 26, 2019, defense counsel sent a letter to Plaintiff asking about the responses. Plaintiff did not respond. Defendant moves to compel the responses.

On July 3, 2019, Defendant served a notice of deposition on Plaintiff, scheduling the deposition for August 20, 2019. The deposition did not take place that day. On October 3, 2019, Defendant served a new notice of deposition for November 7, 2019. Plaintiff did not appear at his re-noticed deposition. Defendant requests an order compelling Plaintiff’s attendance at deposition within 20 days of this Order at defense counsel’s office.

Plaintiff did not oppose these motions.

Any party may obtain discovery, subject to restrictions, by taking the oral deposition of any person, including any party to the action. (Code Civ. Proc., § 2025.010.) A properly served deposition notice is effective to require a party or party-affiliated deponent to attend and to testify, as well as to produce documents for inspection and copying. (Code Civ. Proc., § 2025.280, subd. (a).) “If, after service of a deposition notice, a party . . . without having served a valid objection . . . fails to appear for examination, or to proceed with it, or to produce for inspection any document . . . described in the deposition notice, the party giving notice may move for an order compelling deponent’s attendance and testimony, and the production . . . of any document . . . described in the deposition notice.” (Code Civ. Proc., § 2025.450, subd. (a).)

Where a party fails to serve timely responses to discovery requests, the court may make an order compelling responses. (Code Civ. Proc., §§ 2030.290, 2031.300.) A party that fails to serve timely responses waives any objections to the request, including ones based on privilege or the protection of attorney work product. (Code Civ. Proc., §§ 2030.290, subd. (a), 2031.300, subd. (a).)

Plaintiff filed no opposition to these motions, did not appear at the noticed deposition, and did not serve responses to Defendant’s requests for discovery. Accordingly, the motions to compel are GRANTED. Plaintiff is ordered to serve verified responses, without objection, to Defendant’s Special Interrogatories (Set One), Form Interrogatories (Set One) and Demand for Production (Set One) within twenty (20) days of the date of this order. Plaintiff is ordered to appear for deposition at defense counsel’s office within twenty (20) day of the date of this Order.

Defendant requests sanctions. However, Defendant only filed two motions and paid two filing fees, instead of filing one motion for the demand for production of documents, one motion for the special interrogatories, and one motion for the form interrogatories. Defendant’s request for monetary sanctions is GRANTED on the condition that Defendant submit proof of payment of the third filing fee. Subject to such proof, sanctions are imposed against Plaintiff in the amount of $885 to be paid within twenty (20) days of the date of this order.

Moving party to give notice.

Parties who intend to submit on this tentative must send an email to the Court at SSCDEPT4B@lacourt.org indicating intention to submit on the tentative.

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