This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 05/27/2019 at 03:32:59 (UTC).

MICHAEL J FOWLER VS ALANNA MITCHELL

Case Summary

On 08/01/2017 MICHAEL J FOWLER filed a Property - Other Property Fraud lawsuit against ALANNA MITCHELL. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Stanley Mosk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The Judges overseeing this case are ROBERT L. HESS and ELIZABETH ALLEN WHITE. The case status is Pending - Other Pending.

Case Details Parties Documents Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    ****0883

  • Filing Date:

    08/01/2017

  • Case Status:

    Pending - Other Pending

  • Case Type:

    Property - Other Property Fraud

  • Court:

    Los Angeles County Superior Courts

  • Courthouse:

    Stanley Mosk Courthouse

  • County, State:

    Los Angeles, California

Judge Details

Presiding Judges

ROBERT L. HESS

ELIZABETH ALLEN WHITE

 

Party Details

Plaintiffs, Petitioners and Cross Defendants

FOWLER MICHAEL J.

DOES 1-15 INCLUSIVE

Defendants, Respondents and Cross Plaintiffs

KOLETTE ALANNA

DOES 1 TO 15

MITCHELL ALANNA

VAN DERHAM KATARINA AKA KATARINA VANDERHAM FKA KATARINA AMBRUSOVA

CURIEL ANGELICA AKA ANGELICA GOLDFINGER

MITCHELL ALANNA AKA ALANNA KOLETTE AKA ALLANNA KOLETTE

BRADY YULIVA AKA JULIA BRADY AKA JULIA RUSS FKA YULIYA MIKHAYLOVA

TABLACK ANDREW

KVD BRAND INC. DBA VIVA GLAM MAGAZINE A CORPORATION

MITCHELL ALANNA AKA ALANNA KOLETTE

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff, Petitioner and Cross Defendant Attorneys

BOVINO DAVID A. ESQ.

MARIA GORECKI

BOVINO DAVID A.

Defendant and Cross Plaintiff Attorney

NAZARIAN JOSEPH

 

Court Documents

PLAINTIFF MICHAEL J. FOWLER?S NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION TO COMPEL. PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS AND ETC

3/14/2018: PLAINTIFF MICHAEL J. FOWLER?S NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION TO COMPEL. PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS AND ETC

DECLARATION OF DAVID A. BOVINO IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSES TO SPECIAL INTERROGATORJES AND ETC

3/14/2018: DECLARATION OF DAVID A. BOVINO IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSES TO SPECIAL INTERROGATORJES AND ETC

DECLARATION OF DAVID A. BOVINO IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS AND FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF REASONABLE ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS; ETC

3/14/2018: DECLARATION OF DAVID A. BOVINO IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS AND FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF REASONABLE ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS; ETC

PLAINTIFF MICHAEL J. FOWLER'S NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION OF DEFENDANT'S NEW IPHONE AND FOR REIMBURSEMENT FROM DEFENDANT AND HER ATTORNEY OF REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES AND COSTS; AN

4/5/2018: PLAINTIFF MICHAEL J. FOWLER'S NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION OF DEFENDANT'S NEW IPHONE AND FOR REIMBURSEMENT FROM DEFENDANT AND HER ATTORNEY OF REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES AND COSTS; AN

DECLARATION OF DAVID A. BOVINO IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO COMPEL DEFENDANT TO ANSWER QUESTION AT DEPOSITION AND FOR REIMBURSEMENT FROM DEFENDANT AND HER ARIORNEY OF REASONABLE ATTORNEYS FEES

4/23/2018: DECLARATION OF DAVID A. BOVINO IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO COMPEL DEFENDANT TO ANSWER QUESTION AT DEPOSITION AND FOR REIMBURSEMENT FROM DEFENDANT AND HER ARIORNEY OF REASONABLE ATTORNEYS FEES

Minute Order

5/11/2018: Minute Order

PLAINTIFF MICHAEL J. FOWLER?S FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR: 1. VIOLATION OF RACKETEER INFLUENCED ANT) CORRUPT ORGAMZATIONS ACT, 18 U.S.C. ? 1962(C) 2. VIOLATION OF RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGA

5/11/2018: PLAINTIFF MICHAEL J. FOWLER?S FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR: 1. VIOLATION OF RACKETEER INFLUENCED ANT) CORRUPT ORGAMZATIONS ACT, 18 U.S.C. ? 1962(C) 2. VIOLATION OF RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGA

NOTICE OF CONTINUANCE OF CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

5/16/2018: NOTICE OF CONTINUANCE OF CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF MICHAEL J. FOWLER'S MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT TO CONFORM TO EVIDENCE

5/22/2018: ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF MICHAEL J. FOWLER'S MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT TO CONFORM TO EVIDENCE

Declaration

12/14/2018: Declaration

Opposition

1/25/2019: Opposition

Unknown

2/15/2019: Unknown

Notice

4/10/2019: Notice

NOTICE OF AGREEMENT TO ACCEPT SERVICE BY E-MAIL

11/28/2017: NOTICE OF AGREEMENT TO ACCEPT SERVICE BY E-MAIL

PLAINTIFF MICHAEL J. FOWLER'S REPLY TO DEFENDANT ALANNA MITCHELL A/K/A ALANNA KOLETTE'S OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF'S DEMURRER TO CROSS-COMPLAINT

11/13/2017: PLAINTIFF MICHAEL J. FOWLER'S REPLY TO DEFENDANT ALANNA MITCHELL A/K/A ALANNA KOLETTE'S OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF'S DEMURRER TO CROSS-COMPLAINT

DEFENDANT/CROSS-COMPLAINANT'S MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF/CROSS-DEFENDANT'S DEMURRER TO THE CROSS- COMPLAINT

11/3/2017: DEFENDANT/CROSS-COMPLAINANT'S MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF/CROSS-DEFENDANT'S DEMURRER TO THE CROSS- COMPLAINT

Unknown

9/14/2017: Unknown

SUMMONS

8/3/2017: SUMMONS

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Docket Entries

  • 04/23/2019
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 48, Elizabeth Allen White, Presiding; Hearing on Motion to Compel Further Discovery Responses - Not Held - Continued - Ex Parte Motion

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  • 04/23/2019
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 48, Elizabeth Allen White, Presiding; Hearing on Motion to Strike (not anti-SLAPP) - without Demurrer - Held - Motion Denied

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  • 04/23/2019
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 48, Elizabeth Allen White, Presiding; Case Management Conference - Held - Continued

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  • 04/23/2019
  • Minute Order ( (Hearing on Defendant Alanna Mitchell a/k/a Allanna Kolette's ...)); Filed by Clerk

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  • 04/23/2019
  • Ruling: Motion to Strike Re: Second Amended Complaint; Filed by Clerk

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  • 04/23/2019
  • Notice of Ruling (Following Case Management Conferene on April 23, 2019); Filed by Michael J. Fowler (Plaintiff)

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  • 04/15/2019
  • Reply (Defendant's Reply to Plaintiff's Opposition re Motion to Strike Punitive Damages re SAC); Filed by Alanna Mitchell (Defendant)

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  • 04/12/2019
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 48, Elizabeth Allen White, Presiding; Hearing on Motion to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice - Not Held - Taken Off Calendar by Party

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  • 04/10/2019
  • Notice (of Taking Hearing Off Calendar for the Application for Ronald Rossi to Appear as Counsel Pro Hac Vice for Plaintiff Michael J. Fowler); Filed by Michael J. Fowler (Plaintiff)

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  • 04/09/2019
  • Proof of Personal Service; Filed by Michael J. Fowler (Plaintiff)

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  • 09/14/2017
  • DEFENDANT ALANNA MITCHELL AKA A1JLANNA KOLETTE'S ANSWER TO PLAINTIFF MICHAEL J. FOWLER'S UNVERIFIED COMPLAINT

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  • 08/15/2017
  • Proof-Service/Summons; Filed by Michael J. Fowler (Plaintiff)

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  • 08/15/2017
  • PROOF OF SERVICE SUMMONS

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  • 08/09/2017
  • NOTICE OF CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

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  • 08/09/2017
  • Notice of Case Management Conference; Filed by Clerk

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  • 08/03/2017
  • SUMMONS

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  • 08/03/2017
  • Summons; Filed by Michael J. Fowler (Plaintiff)

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  • 08/01/2017
  • COMPLAINT FOR UNJUST ENRICHMENT AND CONVERSION, VIOLATION OF THE CFAA, VIOLATION OF ECPA: 1. UNJUST ENRICHMENT ;ETC

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  • 08/01/2017
  • Complaint; Filed by Michael J. Fowler (Plaintiff)

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  • 01/01/1900
  • at 08:32 AM in Department Legacy; Unknown event

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: BC670883    Hearing Date: December 20, 2019    Dept: 48

MOTION TO BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL

MOVING PARTY: Attorneys Melissa DeJoie, Marita Gorecki and Meg E. Smith, counsel for Plaintiff Michael J. Fowler

RESPONDING PARTY(S): No opposition filed.

PROOF OF SERVICE:

ANALYSIS

Motion to Be Relieved As Counsel

The client has breached an agreement or obligation as to expenses or fees. Declaration, ¶ 2.

The hearing on the motion to be relieved as counsel is GRANTED. The order shall become effective upon the filing of the proof of service of the signed order upon the client.

Case Number: BC670883    Hearing Date: November 26, 2019    Dept: 48

MOTION TO BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL

MOVING PARTY: Attorneys Melissa DeJoie, Marita Gorecki and Meg E. Smith, counsel for Plaintiff Michael J. Fowler

RESPONDING PARTY(S): No opposition filed.

PROOF OF SERVICE:

ANALYSIS

Motion to Be Relieved As Counsel

California Rules of Court, Rule 3.1362 requires that the following Mandatory Judicial Council forms be filed for a motion to be relieved as counsel: Notice of Motion and Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel--Civil (form MC-051); Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel--Civil (form MC-052); and Order Granting Attorney's Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel--Civil (form MC-053). See CRC Rule 3.1362(a), (c), (e). These three forms must be served on must be served on the client and on all other parties who have appeared in the case. Rule 3.1362(d).

The Court may issue an order allowing an attorney to withdraw from representation, after notice to the client. CCP § 284(2). An attorney may withdraw with or without cause as long as the withdrawal would not result in undue prejudice to the client's interest - i.e., counsel cannot withdraw at a critical point in the litigation because that would prejudice the client, but can withdraw otherwise. Ramirez v. Sturdevant (1994) 21 Cal. App. 4th 904, 915. The court has discretion to deny an attorney’s request to withdraw where such withdrawal would work an injustice or cause undue delay in the proceeding; but the court’s discretion in this area is one to be exercised reasonably. Mandell v. Superior Court (1977) 67 Cal.App.3d 1.

The Declaration does not offer any reason for the withdrawal. Declaration, ¶ 2. Although attorney-client privileged communications are required to be kept confidential, moving party must at least give a generalized description of the reason for withdrawal.

Accordingly, the hearing on the motion to be relieved as counsel is CONTINUED to December 20, 2019. By no later than December 13, 2019, moving party is to file a supplemental declaration addressing the above-identified deficiency, and to file a proof of service regarding notice of the motion and of the continuance.