This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 11/18/2020 at 02:57:49 (UTC).

KATHERINE ATCHISON VS ANDRE LENNOX ET AL

Case Summary

On 11/22/2017 KATHERINE ATCHISON filed a Personal Injury - Other Personal Injury lawsuit against ANDRE LENNOX. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Stanley Mosk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The Judges overseeing this case are MARC D. GROSS, JON R. TAKASUGI, HOLLY E. KENDIG and THOMAS D. LONG. The case status is Pending - Other Pending.

Case Details Parties Documents Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    ****4507

  • Filing Date:

    11/22/2017

  • 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 Judges

MARC D. GROSS

JON R. TAKASUGI

HOLLY E. KENDIG

THOMAS D. LONG

 

Party Details

Plaintiff and Petitioner

ATCHISON KATHERINE

Defendants and Respondents

LENNOX ANDRE

DOES 1 TO 100

LENNOX MONIQUE J.

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff and Petitioner Attorneys

GEOULLA DANIEL D. ESQ.

GEOULLA DANIEL DANNY ESQ.

ROBERTS MATTHEW BENJAMIN

Defendant and Respondent Attorneys

ROTH HEATHER ESQ.

ROTH HEATHER MICHELE ESQ.

 

Court Documents

Motion for Order - MOTION FOR ORDER NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION FOR ORDER SETTING THE DEPOSITION COMPENSATION OF PLAINTIFF'S NON-RETAINED EXPERT DR. EDUARDO ANGUIZOLA, M.D.; MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND A

10/21/2020: Motion for Order - MOTION FOR ORDER NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION FOR ORDER SETTING THE DEPOSITION COMPENSATION OF PLAINTIFF'S NON-RETAINED EXPERT DR. EDUARDO ANGUIZOLA, M.D.; MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND A

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (COURT ORDER RE FINAL STATUS CONFERENCE AND COURT TRIAL)

4/28/2020: Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (COURT ORDER RE FINAL STATUS CONFERENCE AND COURT TRIAL)

Proof of Service - Order Granting Attorney's Motion to be Relieved as Counsel

2/28/2020: Proof of Service - Order Granting Attorney's Motion to be Relieved as Counsel

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (HEARING ON MOTION TO BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL)

2/25/2020: Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (HEARING ON MOTION TO BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL)

Motion in Limine - MOTION IN LIMINE NO. 5 - INSURANCE

1/21/2020: Motion in Limine - MOTION IN LIMINE NO. 5 - INSURANCE

Motion in Limine - MOTION IN LIMINE NO. 3 - REPTILE

1/21/2020: Motion in Limine - MOTION IN LIMINE NO. 3 - REPTILE

Ex Parte Application - EX PARTE APPLICATION TO CONTINUE TRIAL

1/22/2020: Ex Parte Application - EX PARTE APPLICATION TO CONTINUE TRIAL

Declaration - DECLARATION OF HEATHER ROTH

1/22/2020: Declaration - DECLARATION OF HEATHER ROTH

Notice of Rejection - Miscellaneous Judgments

1/15/2020: Notice of Rejection - Miscellaneous Judgments

Proof of Service (not Summons and Complaint)

9/23/2019: Proof of Service (not Summons and Complaint)

Order - ORDER RE EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR ORDER CONTINUING TRIAL AND RELATED DATES

9/10/2019: Order - ORDER RE EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR ORDER CONTINUING TRIAL AND RELATED DATES

Ex Parte Application - EX PARTE APPLICATION TO CONTINUE TRIAL AND ALL TRIAL BASED DATES

9/10/2019: Ex Parte Application - EX PARTE APPLICATION TO CONTINUE TRIAL AND ALL TRIAL BASED DATES

Reply - Reply to Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion for Reconsideration of Ruling

1/16/2019: Reply - Reply to Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion for Reconsideration of Ruling

Opposition - Opposition OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION OF DECEMBER 10, 2018 RULING ON DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSES TO DEMAND FOR PRODUCTION

1/9/2019: Opposition - Opposition OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION OF DECEMBER 10, 2018 RULING ON DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSES TO DEMAND FOR PRODUCTION

Motion to Compel - Motion to Compel Plaintiff's Further Response To Demand For Inspection And Production Of Documents (Set No. One) And For Order Imposing Monetary Sanctions;

11/5/2018: Motion to Compel - Motion to Compel Plaintiff's Further Response To Demand For Inspection And Production Of Documents (Set No. One) And For Order Imposing Monetary Sanctions;

Order - Order By the Court granting Motion to Compel Further Responses

12/10/2018: Order - Order By the Court granting Motion to Compel Further Responses

NOTICE OF MOTION FOR ORDER COMPELLING RESPONSES TO FORM INTERROGATORIES AND FOR AN ORDER IMPOSING MONETARY SANCTIONS; ETC.;

8/17/2018: NOTICE OF MOTION FOR ORDER COMPELLING RESPONSES TO FORM INTERROGATORIES AND FOR AN ORDER IMPOSING MONETARY SANCTIONS; ETC.;

NOTICE OF MOTION FOR ORDER COMPELLING RESPONSES TO DEMAND FOR INSPECTION AND PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS AND FOR AN ORDER IMPOSING MONETARY SANCTIONS; MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES; DECLARATION OF

8/17/2018: NOTICE OF MOTION FOR ORDER COMPELLING RESPONSES TO DEMAND FOR INSPECTION AND PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS AND FOR AN ORDER IMPOSING MONETARY SANCTIONS; MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES; DECLARATION OF

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Docket Entries

  • 03/10/2021
  • Hearing03/10/2021 at 13:30 PM in Department 31 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Hearing on Motion for Order Motion for order setting the deposition compensation

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  • 11/23/2020
  • Hearing11/23/2020 at 10:30 AM in Department 31 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Order to Show Cause Re: Dismissal

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  • 11/23/2020
  • Hearing11/23/2020 at 10:30 AM in Department 31 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Trial Setting Conference

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  • 11/16/2020
  • Docketat 10:30 AM in Department 31, Thomas D. Long, Presiding; Trial Setting Conference - Held - Continued

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  • 11/16/2020
  • DocketMinute Order ( (Trial Setting Conference)); Filed by Clerk

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  • 10/21/2020
  • DocketMotion for Order (Notice of Motion and Motion for Order Setting the Deposition Compensation of Plaintiff's Non-Retained Expert Dr. Eduardo Anguizola, M.D.; Memorandum of Points and Authorities; Declaration of Heather Roth); Filed by ANDRE LENNOX (Defendant); MONIQUE J. LENNOX (Defendant)

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  • 06/25/2020
  • Docketat 08:30 AM in Department 31, Thomas D. Long, Presiding; Non-Jury Trial - Not Held - Advanced and Vacated

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  • 06/17/2020
  • DocketSubstitution of Attorney; Filed by KATHERINE ATCHISON (Plaintiff)

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  • 06/11/2020
  • Docketat 10:00 AM in Department 31, Thomas D. Long, Presiding; Final Status Conference - Not Held - Advanced and Vacated

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  • 04/29/2020
  • DocketMotion in Limine (MOTION IN LIMINE NO. 12 TO PRECLUDE PLAINTIFF FROM INTRODUCING ANY AND ALL EVIDENCE, TESTIMONY OR REFERENCES TO SUBSEQUENT REMEDIAL MEASURES WITH RESPECT TO THE SUBJECT PREMISES); Filed by ANDRE LENNOX (Defendant); MONIQUE J. LENNOX (Defendant)

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  • 08/17/2018
  • DocketNOTICE OF MOTION FOR ORDER COMPELLING RESPONSES TO SPECIAL INTERROGATORIES AND FOR AN ORDER IMPOSING MONETARY SANCTIONS; AND ETC.

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  • 08/17/2018
  • DocketNOTICE OF MOTION FOR ORDER COMPELLING RESPONSES TO FORM INTERROGATORIES AND FOR AN ORDER IMPOSING MONETARY SANCTIONS; ETC.;

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  • 08/17/2018
  • DocketMotion for an Order; Filed by ANDRE LENNOX (Defendant); MONIQUE J. LENNOX (Defendant)

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  • 08/17/2018
  • DocketMotion for an Order; Filed by ANDRE LENNOX (Defendant); MONIQUE J. LENNOX (Defendant)

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  • 06/07/2018
  • DocketANSWER TO COMPLAINT ON BEHALF OF DEFENDANTS ANDRE LENNOX; MONIQUE J. LENNOX; DEMAND FOR TRIAL BY JURY

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  • 06/07/2018
  • DocketAnswer; Filed by ANDRE LENNOX (Defendant); MONIQUE J. LENNOX (Defendant)

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  • 11/22/2017
  • DocketORDER ON COURT FEE WAIVER

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  • 11/22/2017
  • DocketSUMMONS

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  • 11/22/2017
  • DocketCOMPLAINT-PERS. INJURY, PROP DAMAGE, WRONGFUL DEATH (2 PAGES)

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  • 11/22/2017
  • DocketComplaint; Filed by KATHERINE ATCHISON (Plaintiff)

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: BC684507    Hearing Date: February 25, 2020    Dept: 31

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - CENTRAL DISTRICT

KATHERINE ATCHISON,

Plaintiff(s),

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ANDRE LENNOX, ET AL.,

Defendant(s).

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Case No.: BC684507

[TENTATIVE] ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL

Dept. 31

1:30 p.m.

February 25, 2020

Plaintiff’s attorney of record, Amir S. Salehi, Esq. (“Counsel”), seeks to be relieved as counsel, stating that he and Plaintiff Katherine Atchison (“Plaintiff”) have irreconcilable differences and a complete breakdown in attorney-client relations.  Counsel states that it previously provided information about the attorney-client relationship to the Court in camera at the January 17, 2020 hearing regarding the same motion.  At that time, the Court denied the motion on grounds that the hearing was unreasonably close to the original final status conference and trial dates set in February. Since then, the Court has granted Plaintiff’s ex parte application to continue the final status conference to June 11, 2020, and the trial to June 25, 2020.

In compliance with CRC Rule 3.1362, Counsel properly filed forms MC-051 - Notice of Motion and Motion to be Relieved as Counsel, MC-052 – Declaration in Support of Attorney’s Motion to be Relieved as Counsel, and MC-053 – Proposed Order Granting Attorney’s Motion to be Relieved as Counsel.  Counsel has also filed proof of service of the forms on his client and the interested parties in the matter.  Counsel has confirmed that Plaintiff’s address is current within the past 30 days by email.

The motion is unopposed and granted; the ruling is effective upon filing proof of service of the final order.  As trial is currently set for June 25, 2020, the Court finds that Plaintiff will not be prejudiced by a granting of this motion.

Counsel is ordered to give notice.

Parties who intend to submit on this tentative must send an email to the court at sscdept3@lacourt.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. 

Case Number: BC684507    Hearing Date: January 17, 2020    Dept: 31

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - CENTRAL DISTRICT

KATHERINE ATCHISON,

Plaintiff(s),

vs.

ANDRE LENNOX, ET AL.,

Defendant(s).

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CASE NO: BC684507

[TENTATIVE] ORDER DENYING MOTION TO BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL

Dept. 3

1:30 p.m.

January 17, 2020

Plaintiff’s attorney of record, Amir S. Salehi moves to be relieved as counsel for Plaintiff, Katherine Atchison. Counsel contends there has been a breakdown in communication that prohibits further representation. Counsel declares he served the moving papers on Client at an address confirmed by e-mail.

The motion is denied because it is set to be heard unreasonably close to the trial date. The trial date in the case is 2/25/20, and the FSC is scheduled for 2/07/20, only three weeks after the hearing on this motion.

Unlike their clients, attorneys do not have an absolute right to withdraw from representation at any time with or without cause. Even where grounds for termination exist, attorneys seeking to withdraw must comply with the procedures set forth in California Rule of Professional Conduct (CRPC) 3-700 and are subject to discipline for failure to do so. Where withdrawal is not mandatory, an attorney normally must continue representation on the matter undertaken. The fact the client or matter proves unpleasant or unprofitable does not excuse attorney performance. The rules have been liberally construed to protect clients. See Vann v. Shilleh (1975) 54 Cal.App.3d 192, 197; Chaleff v. Superior Court (1977) 69 Cal.App.3d 721; Ramirez v. Sturdevant (1994) 21 Cal.App.4th 904, 915.

An attorney, either with the client's consent or the court's approval, may withdraw from a case when withdrawal can be accomplished without undue prejudice to the client's interests. A lawyer violates his or her ethical mandate by abandoning a client (Pineda v. State Bar (1989) 49 Cal.3d 753, 758 759), or by withdrawing at a critical point and thereby prejudicing the client’s case. CRPC 3 700(A)(2); Vann, supra, 54 Cal.App.3d at p. 197.

Counsel is ordered to give notice.

Parties who intend to submit on this tentative must send an email to the court at sscdept3@lacourt.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.