On 10/20/2020 MERCURY INSURANCE GROUP filed a Personal Injury - Uninsured Motor Vehicle lawsuit against CESAR SANCHEZ. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Spring Street Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The Judge overseeing this case is EDWARD B. MORETON. The case status is Pending - Other Pending.
Pending - Other Pending
Los Angeles County Superior Courts
Spring Street Courthouse
Los Angeles, California
EDWARD B. MORETON
MERCURY INSURANCE GROUP
PLESSALA BRIAN M.
1/8/2021: Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (HEARING ON MOTION TO CONSOLIDATE)
12/10/2020: Notice of Related Case
12/11/2020: Motion to Consolidate
11/5/2020: PI General Order
11/5/2020: Certificate of Mailing for - CERTIFICATE OF MAILING FOR [PI GENERAL ORDER], STANDING ORDER RE PI PROCEDURE AND HEARING DATES
10/21/2020: Civil Case Cover Sheet
10/20/2020: Notice of Case Assignment - Unlimited Civil Case
Hearing10/17/2023 at 08:30 AM in Department 27 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Order to Show Cause Re: DismissalRead MoreRead Less
Hearing04/19/2022 at 08:30 AM in Department 27 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Non-Jury TrialRead MoreRead Less
Hearing04/05/2022 at 10:00 AM in Department 27 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Final Status ConferenceRead MoreRead Less
Docketat 08:30 AM in Department 27, Edward B. Moreton, Presiding; Hearing on Motion to Consolidate - Held - Motion DeniedRead MoreRead Less
DocketMinute Order ( (Hearing on Motion to Consolidate)); Filed by ClerkRead MoreRead Less
DocketMotion to Consolidate; Filed by Mercury Insurance Group (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
DocketNotice of Related Case; Filed by Mercury Insurance Group (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
DocketPI General Order; Filed by ClerkRead MoreRead Less
DocketCertificate of Mailing for ([PI General Order], Standing Order re PI Procedure and Hearing Dates); Filed by ClerkRead MoreRead Less
DocketCivil Case Cover Sheet; Filed by Mercury Insurance Group (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
DocketNotice of Case Assignment - Unlimited Civil Case; Filed by ClerkRead MoreRead Less
DocketComplaint; Filed by Mercury Insurance Group (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
Case Number: 20STCV40249 Hearing Date: January 08, 2021 Dept: 27
On October 20, 2020, Mercury Insurance Group filed this action against Cesar Maria a June 19, 2015 multi-vehicle accident. Mercury seeks to consolidate its petition to compel arbitration with an ongoing action captioned , LASC Case No. BC665206
“When actions involving a common question of law or fact are pending before the court, it may order a joint hearing or trial of any or all the matters in issue in the actions; it may order all the actions consolidated and it may make such orders concerning proceedings therein as may tend to avoid unnecessary costs or delay.” (Code Civ. Proc. § 1048, subd. (a).) The purpose of consolidation is to enhance trial court efficiency by avoiding unnecessary duplication of evidence and the danger of inconsistent adjudications. (See Todd-Stenberg v. Dalkon Shield Claimants Trust
However, the motion for consolidation is procedurally deficient. There is no court order deeming the cases related into the same department. “Cases may not be consolidated unless they are in the same department. A motion to consolidate two or more cases may be noticed and heard after the cases, initially filed in different departments, have been related into a single department, or if the cases were already assigned to that department.” (Super. Ct. L.A. County, Local Rules, rule 3.3(g)(1).)
Accordingly, the Motion to consolidate is DENIED without prejudice.
Moving party to give notice.
Parties who intend to submit on this tentative must send an email to the Court at SSCDEPT27@lacourt.org indicating intention to submit on the tentative as directed by the instructions provided on the court website at www.lacourt.org.
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