On 01/16/2018 a Personal Injury - Other Personal Injury case was filed by JENNIFER FRANCO against AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Stanley Mosk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California.
Pending - Other Pending
Los Angeles County Superior Courts
Stanley Mosk Courthouse
Los Angeles, California
JON R. TAKASUGI
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE
DOES 1 TO 100
4/16/2019: Substitution of Attorney
4/29/2019: Proof of Personal Service
6/27/2019: Demurrer - without Motion to Strike
7/2/2019: Notice of Ruling
7/2/2019: Minute Order
1/16/2018: COMPLAINT-PERS. INJURY, PROP DAMAGE, WRONGFUL DEATH (2 PAGES)
at 10:00 AM in Department 3, Jon R. Takasugi, Presiding; Final Status Conference - Not Held - Taken Off Calendar by CourtRead MoreRead Less
Minute Order ( (Final Status Conference)); Filed by ClerkRead MoreRead Less
Notice of Ruling; Filed by American Medical Response (Defendant)Read MoreRead Less
Demurrer - without Motion to Strike; Filed by American Medical Response (Defendant)Read MoreRead Less
Proof of Personal Service; Filed by Jennifer Franco (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
Substitution of Attorney; Filed by Jennifer Franco (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
SUMMONSRead MoreRead Less
Complaint; Filed by Jennifer Franco (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
COMPLAINT-PERS. INJURY, PROP DAMAGE, WRONGFUL DEATH (2 PAGES)Read MoreRead Less
Case Number: BC690331 Hearing Date: December 02, 2019 Dept: 3
SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - CENTRAL DISTRICT
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE, ET AL.,
CASE NO: BC690331
[TENTATIVE] ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO CONTINUE TRIAL DATE
December 2, 2019
Plaintiff, Jennifer Franco filed this action against Defendants, American Medical Response, Drew Brown, and Nicholas Barajas for damages arising out of an alleged sexual assault by Brown and Barajas while working for AMR. Plaintiff filed her original complaint on 1/16/18. Plaintiff did not file proof of service of the summons and complaint on AMR until 4/29/19. AMR filed a demurrer to the complaint on 6/27/19, which resulted in Plaintiff filing a First Amended Complaint on 7/16/19. AMR filed an answer to the complaint on 9/03/19. To date, Plaintiff has not filed proof of service of the summons and complaint on Brown or Barajas.
At this time, AMR moves to continue trial. It correctly notes that it only recently appeared in the case after a long delay in being served, that it has had insufficient time to conduct discovery, and that it needs time to review the case and consider settlement options. As noted above, AMR filed its answer to the complaint on 9/03/19, only five months prior to the currently scheduled trial date.
The Court finds Defendant’s very recent addition to the case constitutes good cause for a continuance of the trial date. The Court finds the request for a nine-month continuance reasonable, as this will result in a trial date approximately twelve months after Defendant answered the FAC.
The 1/03/20 trial date is advanced to today’s date and continued to Friday, 9/25/20 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 3 of the Spring Street Courthouse. The 1/16/20 FSC date is advanced to today’s date and continued to 9/11/20 at 10:00 a.m. in Department 3. The OSC re: dismissal of the remaining defendants for failure to serve and failure to prosecute remains on calendar for 1/16/20 at 10:00 a.m. in Department 3. All discovery cut-off deadlines are continued to reflect the new trial date.
Moving Defendant is ordered to give notice.
Parties who intend to submit on this tentative must send an email to the court at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating intention to submit on the tentative as directed by the instructions provided on the court website at www.lacourt.org. If 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.