On 08/09/2017 JUAN BERNAL filed a Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle lawsuit against GUSTAVO PRIETO. 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.
Pending - Other Pending
Los Angeles County Superior Courts
Stanley Mosk Courthouse
Los Angeles, California
JON R. TAKASUGI
DOES 1 TO 20
NEHORAY & DRAKE LLP
NEHORAY SIAMAK EBRAHIM ESQ.
1/23/2019: Minute Order
2/11/2019: Minute Order
8/9/2017: COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES -PERSONAL INJURY -NEGLIGENCE -PROPERTY DAMAGE
Complaint (1st); Filed by Juan Bernal (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
Amended Complaint (1st); Filed by Juan Bernal (Plaintiff); Juan Bernal (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
Summons (on 1st Amended Complaint); Filed by Juan Bernal (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
at 08:30 AM in Department 3, Jon R. Takasugi, Presiding; Non-Jury Trial - Not Held - Continued - Party's MotionRead MoreRead Less
Minute Order ( (Non-Jury Trial)); Filed by ClerkRead MoreRead Less
at 10:00 AM in Department 3, Jon R. Takasugi, Presiding; Final Status Conference - Not Held - Vacated by CourtRead MoreRead Less
Minute Order ( (Final Status Conference)); Filed by ClerkRead MoreRead Less
SUMMONSRead MoreRead Less
Complaint; Filed by Juan Bernal (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
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Case Number: BC671826 Hearing Date: February 11, 2020 Dept: 31
SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - CENTRAL DISTRICT
GUSTAVO PRIETO, ET AL.,
CASE NO: BC671826
[TENTATIVE] ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT’S UNOPPOSED MOTIONS TO COMPEL AND MOTION TO DEEM RFAS ADMITTED
February 11, 2020
Defendant, AT&T Services, Inc. propounded special interrogatories, form interrogatories, RFAs, and RPDs on Plaintiff on 9/25/19. To date, despite multiple meet and confer efforts, Plaintiff has not served responses. Defendant therefore seeks an order compelling Plaintiff to respond, without objections, to the outstanding interrogatories and RPDs, deeming the RFAs admitted, and imposing sanctions.
Defendant’s motions to compel are granted. Plaintiff is ordered to serve verified responses to form interrogatories, special interrogatories, and RPDs, without objections, within ten days. CCP §§2030.290(a),(b), 2031.300(a),(b).
Defendant’s motion to deem RFAs admitted is also granted. CCP §2033.280(b).
Sanctions are mandatory. §§2030.290(c), 2031.300(c), 2033.280(c). Defendant seeks sanctions in the amount of $847.50/motion. Defense Counsel bills at the rate of $175/hour. The Court awards one hour to prepare each form discovery motion. No opposition was filed and therefore no reply was necessary. The Court awards the requested 1.5 hours of time to appear, but only awards the time once. The Court therefore awards a total of 5.5 hours of attorney time at the requested rate of $175/hour, or $962.50 in attorneys’ fees. The Court also awards the requested $240 in costs.
Sanctions are sought and imposed against Plaintiff and his attorney of record, jointly and severally; they are ordered to pay sanctions to Moving Defendant, by and through its attorney of record, in the total amount of $1202.50, within twenty days.
Moving Defendant is ordered to give notice.
Parties who intend to submit on this tentative must send an email to the court at email@example.com 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.