On 01/24/2017 LOUIE DUBON filed a Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle lawsuit against CHARLES WILLIAM BRADFORD. 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
BRADFORD CHARLES WILLIAM
LAW OFFICES OF JOHN C. YE APLC
SCHMECKPEPER KATHY ANNE ESQ.
2/23/2018: MOTION FOR ORDER COMPELLING RESPONSES TO FORM INTERROGATORIES
2/23/2018: NOTICE OF MOTION FOR ORDER COMPELLING RESPONSES TO SPECIALLY PREPARED INTERROGATORIES
2/23/2018: MOTION FOR COMPELLING REPONSES TO DEMAND FOR INSPECTION AND PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS
3/12/2018: PLAINTIFF, LOUIE DUBON'S OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO COMPEL RESPONSES TO SPECIAL INTERROGATORIES, FORM INTERROGATORIES, AND DEMAND FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS AND THINGS; DECLARATION OF THANE
3/21/2018: NOTICE THAT DEFENDANT'S MOTIONS FOR ORDER: (1) COMPELLING RESPONSES TO FORM INTERROGATORIES AND FOR AN ORDER IMPOSING MONETARY SANCTIONS; ETC.
6/11/2018: ORDER AND STIPULATION TO CONTINUE TRIAL
10/11/2018: Other -
11/28/2018: Ex Parte Application
12/3/2018: Notice of Ruling
3/1/2019: Ex Parte Application
3/1/2019: Minute Order
5/3/2019: Motion for Order
1/24/2017: COMPLAINT?PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, WRONGFUL DEATH
8/30/2017: ANSWER TO COMPLAINT ON BEHALF OF DEFENDANT CHARLES WILLIAM BRADFORD; DEMAND FOR TRIAL BY JURY
9/1/2017: CIVIL DEPOSIT
9/13/2017: NOTICE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS
Motion for Order (To Reinstate Jury Trial pursuant CCP Section 631(g)); Filed by Dubon. Louie (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
at 08:30 AM in Department 3, Jon R. Takasugi, Presiding; Jury Trial - Not Held - Continued - Party's MotionRead MoreRead Less
at 10:00 AM in Department 3, Jon R. Takasugi, Presiding; Final Status Conference - Not Held - Continued - Party's MotionRead MoreRead Less
at 08:30 AM in Department 3, Jon R. Takasugi, Presiding; Hearing on Ex Parte Application (to continue final status conference and trial) - Held - Motion GrantedRead MoreRead Less
Minute Order ( (Hearing on Ex Parte Application to continue final status conf...)); Filed by ClerkRead MoreRead Less
Ex Parte Application (TO CONTINUE FINAL STATUS CONFERENCE AND TRIAL); Filed by Dubon. Louie (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
Order (re: Plaintiff's Ex Parte Application to Continue Final Status Conference and Trial); Filed by Dubon. Louie (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
at 08:30 AM in Department 3, Jon R. Takasugi, Presiding; Jury Trial - Not Held - Advanced and Continued - by CourtRead MoreRead Less
at 10:00 AM in Department 3, Jon R. Takasugi, Presiding; Final Status Conference - Not Held - Advanced and Continued - by CourtRead MoreRead Less
Notice of Ruling; Filed by Charles William Bradford (Defendant)Read MoreRead Less
NOTICE OF MOTION FOR ORDER COMPELLING RESPONSES TO SPECIALLY PREPARED INTERROGATORIESRead MoreRead Less
Notice of Change of Address or Other Contact Information; Filed by Dubon. Louie (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
NOTICE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESSRead MoreRead Less
Miscellaneous-Other; Filed by Defendant/RespondentRead MoreRead Less
CIVIL DEPOSITRead MoreRead Less
ANSWER TO COMPLAINT ON BEHALF OF DEFENDANT CHARLES WILLIAM BRADFORD; DEMAND FOR TRIAL BY JURYRead MoreRead Less
Answer; Filed by Charles William Bradford (Defendant)Read MoreRead Less
Complaint; Filed by Dubon. Louie (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
COMPLAINT PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, WRONGFUL DEATHRead MoreRead Less
SUMMONSRead MoreRead Less
Case Number: BC648034 Hearing Date: November 12, 2019 Dept: 3
SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - CENTRAL DISTRICT
CHARLES WILLIAM BRADFORD, ET AL.,
CASE NO: BC648034
[TENTATIVE] ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO COMPEL A MENTAL EXAMINATION
November 12, 2019
1. Background Facts
Plaintiff, Louie Dubon filed this action against Defendant, Charles William Bradford for damages arising out of an automobile v. pedestrian accident. In response to form interrogatories, Plaintiff identified injuries to his right arm, loss of strength to right arm, right hand, right leg, right cheek, loss of front teeth, abdomen, and hips, high blood pressure, vertigo, loss of sexual capacity, loss of eyesight, hearing loss, memory loss, loss of balance, depression, anxiety, headaches, head trauma, contusions, fluid in the brain, and potential traumatic brain injury.
2. Prior Hearing
The Court was originally scheduled to hear Defendant’s motion to compel a neuropsychological examination on 10/09/19. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Court continued the matter to require (a) the parties to meet and confer further in an attempt to determine whether they can work out the terms of a stipulation that satisfies §2032.320 and (b) if the parties were unable to agree to the terms of a stipulation, to meet and confer concerning the scope of the proposed examination and the tests to be performed.
a. Garden Variety Emotional Distress Claim
Plaintiff continues to insist his traumatic brain injury and subsequent depression is nothing more than garden variety emotional distress that stems from the accident that forms the basis of the lawsuit. Plaintiff has not offered to enter into any stipulation in this regard. Notably, a traumatic brain injury is an injury that directly implicates one’s neuropsychological condition, and depression stemming from such injury is not normal emotional distress attendant to an automobile accident. The Court therefore finds Plaintiff must sit for a neuropsychological examination at this time.
b. Scope of Examination
It does not appear the parties met and conferred concerning the scope of the examination to be performed. Dr. Hinkin must limit his examination to the scope and manner set forth in the original notice of motion, dated 9/13/19, page 2, line 9 through page 3, line 23.
The motion sought to compel the examination on 10/19/19. 10/19/19 has passed. Counsel are ordered to meet and confer to agree on a date and time for the examination. If Plaintiff does not participate in the meet and confer in good faith, Defendant may unilaterally set the examination with at least ten days’ notice (extended per Code if by other than personal service).
The motion to compel is granted. 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.