This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 05/30/2019 at 05:18:55 (UTC).

LUPE VASQUEZ ET AL VS FASTRANS SHUTTLE LLC ET AL

Case Summary

On 07/31/2017 LUPE VASQUEZ filed a Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle lawsuit against FASTRANS SHUTTLE LLC. 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.

Case Details Parties Documents Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    ****0532

  • Filing Date:

    07/31/2017

  • Case Status:

    Pending - Other Pending

  • Case Type:

    Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle

  • Court:

    Los Angeles County Superior Courts

  • Courthouse:

    Stanley Mosk Courthouse

  • County, State:

    Los Angeles, California

Judge Details

Presiding Judge

JON R. TAKASUGI

 

Party Details

Plaintiffs and Petitioners

VASQUEZ ALBERTO

VASQUEZ MARIA

VASQUEZ LUPE

Defendants and Respondents

LSHLOUL SAMER MOHAMMAD DALI

TRANSDEV NORTH AMERICA INC

FASTRANS SHUTTLE LLC

DOES 1 TO 50

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff and Petitioner Attorneys

YAGOBZADEH LAW FIRM LLP

KHEHRA GURSHARN SINGH

Defendant Attorney

EDWARD E. WARD. ESQ

 

Court Documents

Stipulation to Continue Trial/FSC [and Related Motion/Discovery Dates] Personal Injury Courts Only (Department 91, 92, 93, 97)

9/10/2018: Stipulation to Continue Trial/FSC [and Related Motion/Discovery Dates] Personal Injury Courts Only (Department 91, 92, 93, 97)

Stipulation to Continue Trial/FSC [and Related Motion/Discovery Dates] Personal Injury Courts Only (Department 91, 92, 93, 97)

12/21/2018: Stipulation to Continue Trial/FSC [and Related Motion/Discovery Dates] Personal Injury Courts Only (Department 91, 92, 93, 97)

Minute Order

1/23/2019: Minute Order

Unknown

1/23/2019: Unknown

Notice of Change of Address or Other Contact Information

4/18/2019: Notice of Change of Address or Other Contact Information

Unknown

5/14/2019: Unknown

Unknown

5/14/2019: Unknown

Minute Order

5/14/2019: Minute Order

Proof of Service by Substituted Service

4/3/2018: Proof of Service by Substituted Service

Proof of Personal Service

4/3/2018: Proof of Personal Service

Proof of Service by Substituted Service

4/3/2018: Proof of Service by Substituted Service

Unknown

7/23/2018: Unknown

NOTICE OF POSTING JURY FEES

7/23/2018: NOTICE OF POSTING JURY FEES

ANSWER TO COMPLAINT

7/23/2018: ANSWER TO COMPLAINT

REQUEST FOR JURY TRIAL

7/23/2018: REQUEST FOR JURY TRIAL

Unknown

7/31/2017: Unknown

COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES FOR 1. NEGLIGENCE 2. NEGLIGENCE PER SE; ETC

7/31/2017: COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES FOR 1. NEGLIGENCE 2. NEGLIGENCE PER SE; ETC

SUMMONS

7/31/2017: SUMMONS

6 More Documents Available

 

Docket Entries

  • 05/14/2019
  • at 10:30 AM in Department 3, Jon R. Takasugi, Presiding; Informal Discovery Conference (IDC) - Held

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  • 05/14/2019
  • Informal Discovery Conference Form for Personal Injury Courts (- Resolved); Filed by Lupe Vasquez (Plaintiff); Alberto Vasquez (Plaintiff); Maria Vasquez (Plaintiff)

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  • 05/14/2019
  • Minute Order ( (Informal Discovery Conference (IDC))); Filed by Clerk

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  • 05/14/2019
  • Informal Discovery Conference Form for Personal Injury Courts (- Response); Filed by Fastrans shuttle LLC (Defendant); Samer Mohammad Dali lshloul (Defendant)

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  • 04/18/2019
  • Notice of Change of Address or Other Contact Information; Filed by Gursharn Singh Khehra (Attorney)

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  • 01/31/2019
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 3, Jon R. Takasugi, Presiding; Jury Trial - Not Held - Continued - Stipulation

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  • 01/23/2019
  • at 10:30 AM in Department 3, Jon R. Takasugi, Presiding; Informal Discovery Conference (IDC) - Held

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  • 01/23/2019
  • Minute Order ( (Informal Discovery Conference (IDC))); Filed by Clerk

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  • 01/23/2019
  • Informal Discovery Conference Form for Personal Injury Courts ((Discovery issues are "maybe" resolved.))

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  • 01/14/2019
  • at 10:00 AM in Department 3, Jon R. Takasugi, Presiding; Final Status Conference - Not Held - Continued - Stipulation

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11 More Docket Entries
  • 04/03/2018
  • Proof of Personal Service

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  • 04/03/2018
  • Proof-Service/Summons; Filed by Lupe Vasquez (Plaintiff); Alberto Vasquez (Plaintiff); Maria Vasquez (Plaintiff)

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  • 04/03/2018
  • Proof of Service by Substituted Service

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  • 04/03/2018
  • Proof of Service by Substituted Service

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  • 04/03/2018
  • Proof-Service/Summons; Filed by Lupe Vasquez (Plaintiff); Alberto Vasquez (Plaintiff); Maria Vasquez (Plaintiff)

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  • 07/31/2017
  • COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES FOR 1. NEGLIGENCE 2. NEGLIGENCE PER SE; ETC

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  • 07/31/2017
  • Complaint; Filed by Lupe Vasquez (Plaintiff); Alberto Vasquez (Plaintiff); Maria Vasquez (Plaintiff)

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  • 07/31/2017
  • CIVIL DEPOSIT

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  • 07/31/2017
  • SUMMONS

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  • 07/31/2017
  • PLAINTIFFS' NOTICE OF POSTING JURY FEES

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: BC670532    Hearing Date: February 14, 2020    Dept: 31

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - CENTRAL DISTRICT

LUPE VASQUEZ et al.,

Plaintiffs,

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FASTRANS SHUTTLE, LLC et al.

Defendants.

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CASE NO: BC670532

[TENTATIVE] ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO COMPEL DEPOSITION; GRANTING MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS; IMPOSING SANCTIONS

Dept. 31

1:30 P.M.

February 14, 2020

Plaintiff served a sixth Notice of Deposition and Request for Production of Documents on Defendant Fastrans Shuttle, LLC (“Fastrans”) on October 7, 2019. The Notice indicated an intent to depose Fastrans’s PMK concerning 22 issues and request for production of 36 documents. It was noticed for October 16, 2019. There have been five previous notices and was rescheduled to accommodate Fastrans. Plaintiff attempted to schedule depositions with Defendant multiple times preceding the October 16, 2019 deposition. At the October 16, 2019 deposition, Fastrans produced Robert Greer as the deponent. Mr. Greer attests that he is not, nor never was, an employee of Fastrans. Mr. Greer further attests that he represented SuperShuttle and Transdev, and that Fastrans was an independent contractor. This motion therefore follows. No opposition was filed.

The motion to compel deposition is granted.  CCP §2025.450(a).  Plaintiff’s Counsel and Defense Counsel are ordered to work together to schedule a time, date, and location for Defendant’s PMK deposition(s).  The deposition(s) must go forward within twenty days.  If Counsel are unable to resolve this issue, Plaintiff’s Counsel may set the deposition on Plaintiff’s Counsel’s terms with ten days’ notice to Defense Counsel (additional notice per Code if notice is by other than personal service). 

Plaintiff also moves the Court for an order to compel production of documents. Plaintiff’s Notice contains 36 document requests. The Court finds Plaintiff set forth sufficient specific facts showing good cause justifying the production of requested documents. CCP §2025.450(b). Accordingly, the motion to compel production of documents is granted.

Plaintiff seeks sanctions against Defendant and its attorneys of record in the amount of $2,160.00.  Sanctions are mandatory.  §2025.450(c).  Plaintiff’s attorney bills at the rate of $300/hour.  The Court awards three hours to prepare the moving papers and meeting and conferring.  No opposition was filed and therefore no reply was necessary.  The Court therefore awards three hours of attorney time at the rate of $300/hour, or $900 in attorneys’ fees.  The Court awards the requested $60 filing/processing fee, for the total amount of $960. The Court also awards $1,500.90, the costs associated with deposing Mr. Greer.

Sanctions are sought and imposed against Fastrans and its attorney of record, jointly and severally; they are ordered to pay sanctions to Plaintiff, by and through her attorney of record, in the amount of $2,460.9, within twenty days.

Parties who intend to submit on this tentative must send an email to the court at SSCDEPT31@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.

Case Number: BC670532    Hearing Date: February 03, 2020    Dept: 31

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - CENTRAL DISTRICT

LUPE VASQUEZ, ET AL.,

Plaintiff(s),

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FASTRANS SHUTTLE, LLC, ET AL.,

Defendant(s).

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CASE NO: BC670532

[TENTATIVE] ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION TO CONTINUE TRIAL DATE

Dept. 31

1:30 p.m.

February 3, 2020

Plaintiffs, Lupe, Alberto, and Maria Vasquez filed this action against Defendants, Fastrans Shuttle, LLC, Transdev North America, Inc., and Samer Mohammad Dali Alshloul for damages arising out of an automobile accident. Plaintiff filed the original complaint on 7/31/17, and the parties have previously stipulated to continue the trial date. On 12/19/19, Plaintiffs added SuperShuttle Los Angeles, Inc. as Doe 1.

Trial is currently scheduled for 3/30/20. Plaintiffs move to continue trial. They move largely based on the fact that SuperShuttle was only recently added to the action. They also show that discovery is ongoing, and that the parties desire to participate in mediation.

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 to continue the action to September of 2020 reasonable, as defendants typically have more than one year to prepare for trial once named in civil actions.

The 3/20/20 trial date is advanced to today’s date and continued to Wednesday, 9/30/20 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 31 of the Spring Street Courthouse. The 3/16/20 FSC date is advanced to today’s date and continued to 9/16/20 at 10:00 a.m. in Department 31. All discovery cut-off deadlines are continued to reflect the new trial date. Plaintiffs are ordered to give notice.

Parties who intend to submit on this tentative must send an email to the court at sscdept31@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.