This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 10/11/2019 at 02:20:59 (UTC).

NALELEO'NALANI LEE ET AL VS ST FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER ET AL

Case Summary

On 02/01/2018 a Personal Injury - Other Personal Injury case was filed by NALELEO'NALANI LEE against ST FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Stanley Mosk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California.

Case Details Parties Documents Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    ****2535

  • Filing Date:

    02/01/2018

  • 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

ELAINE LU

 

Party Details

Defendants and Respondents

ST FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER

SEIF MEDHAT INC.

DOES 1 THROUGH 30

MEDHAT SEIF M.D. INC.

Minor

LEE NALELEO'NALANI

Guardian Ad Litem

YOUNG JASMONE

 

Court Documents

Application - APPLICATION TO FILE CONFIDENTIAL UNREDACTED DECLARATION OF JOHN D. SCHUMACHER, ESQ. UNDER SEAL; MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES; AND DECLARATION OF JOHN D. SCHUMACHER, ESQ. IN SUPPO

10/8/2019: Application - APPLICATION TO FILE CONFIDENTIAL UNREDACTED DECLARATION OF JOHN D. SCHUMACHER, ESQ. UNDER SEAL; MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES; AND DECLARATION OF JOHN D. SCHUMACHER, ESQ. IN SUPPO

Notice - NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND APPLICATION FOR DETERMINATION OF GOOD FAITH SETTLEMENT OF DEFENDANTS, MEDHAT SEIF, M.D. AND MEDHAT SEIF, M.D., INC.; MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES; (REDACTED)

10/8/2019: Notice - NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND APPLICATION FOR DETERMINATION OF GOOD FAITH SETTLEMENT OF DEFENDANTS, MEDHAT SEIF, M.D. AND MEDHAT SEIF, M.D., INC.; MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES; (REDACTED)

[Proposed Order] and Stipulation to Continue Trial, FSC (and Related Motion/Discovery Dates) Person - [PROPOSED ORDER] AND STIPULATION TO CONTINUE TRIAL, FSC (AND RELATED MOTION/DISCOVERY DATES) PERSO

9/3/2019: [Proposed Order] and Stipulation to Continue Trial, FSC (and Related Motion/Discovery Dates) Person - [PROPOSED ORDER] AND STIPULATION TO CONTINUE TRIAL, FSC (AND RELATED MOTION/DISCOVERY DATES) PERSO

Proof of Service by Substituted Service

12/19/2018: Proof of Service by Substituted Service

Proof of Service by Substituted Service

12/19/2018: Proof of Service by Substituted Service

Case Management Statement

3/6/2019: Case Management Statement

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (NON-APPEARANCE CASE REVIEW RE: BANKRUPTCY)

3/11/2019: Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (NON-APPEARANCE CASE REVIEW RE: BANKRUPTCY)

Notice - Notice of Continuance of Trial and Final Status Conference Dates

1/24/2019: Notice - Notice of Continuance of Trial and Final Status Conference Dates

Declaration - Declaration DECLARATION OF TRIAL ATTORNEY

1/17/2019: Declaration - Declaration DECLARATION OF TRIAL ATTORNEY

Request for Dismissal

12/18/2018: Request for Dismissal

Amendment to Complaint (Fictitious/Incorrect Name)

10/30/2018: Amendment to Complaint (Fictitious/Incorrect Name)

ORDER RE:MOTION FOR TRIAL PREFERENCE UNDER C.C.P.36B

7/13/2018: ORDER RE:MOTION FOR TRIAL PREFERENCE UNDER C.C.P.36B

NOTICE OF RULING

7/17/2018: NOTICE OF RULING

RESPONSE OF DEFENDANT ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER TO PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR TRIAL SETTING PREFERENCE

6/28/2018: RESPONSE OF DEFENDANT ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER TO PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR TRIAL SETTING PREFERENCE

PROOF OF SERVICE SUMMONS -

5/9/2018: PROOF OF SERVICE SUMMONS -

DECLARATION OF TRIAL COUNSEL

4/2/2018: DECLARATION OF TRIAL COUNSEL

CIVIL DEPOSIT -

4/13/2018: CIVIL DEPOSIT -

PROOF OF SERVICE SUMMONS -

3/15/2018: PROOF OF SERVICE SUMMONS -

28 More Documents Available

 

Docket Entries

  • 02/01/2021
  • Hearing02/01/2021 at 08:30 AM in Department 5 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; : OSC RE Dismissal

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  • 11/14/2019
  • Hearing11/14/2019 at 08:30 AM in Department 5 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Jury Trial

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  • 11/05/2019
  • Hearing11/05/2019 at 10:00 AM in Department 5 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Final Status Conference

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  • 10/09/2019
  • Docketat 08:30 AM in Department 5, Stephen I. Goorvitch, Presiding; Jury Trial - Not Held - Continued - Stipulation

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  • 10/08/2019
  • DocketApplication (To File Confidential Unredacted Declaration of John D. Schumacher, Esq. Under Seal; Memorandum of Points and Authorities; and Declaration Of John D. Schumacher, Esq. In Support Thereof); Filed by Medhat Seif, M.D., Inc. (Defendant); Seif, Medhat, Inc. (Defendant)

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  • 10/08/2019
  • DocketNotice (Of Application and Application for Determination Of Good Faith Settlement of Defendants, Medhat Seif, M.d. And Medhat Seif, M.d., Inc.; Memorandum of Points and Authorities; (Redacted) Declaration of John D. Schumacher, Esq. In Support Thereof; and [); Filed by Medhat Seif, M.D., Inc. (Defendant); Seif, Medhat, Inc. (Defendant)

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  • 10/08/2019
  • DocketRequest for Dismissal; Filed by Jasmone Young (Plaintiff)

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  • 10/01/2019
  • Docketat 10:00 AM in Department 5, Stephen I. Goorvitch, Presiding; Final Status Conference - Not Held - Continued - Stipulation

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  • 09/04/2019
  • DocketProof of Service by Mail; Filed by Seif, Medhat, Inc. (Defendant)

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  • 09/03/2019
  • Docket[Proposed Order] and Stipulation to Continue Trial, FSC (and Related Motion/Discovery Dates) Personal Injury Courts Only (Central District); Filed by Medhat Seif, M.D., Inc. (Defendant)

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  • 04/02/2018
  • DocketReceipt; Filed by St Francis Medical Center (Defendant)

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  • 03/15/2018
  • DocketPROOF OF SERVICE SUMMONS

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  • 03/15/2018
  • DocketPROOF OF SERVICE SUMMONS

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  • 02/23/2018
  • DocketSummons Issued; Filed by Clerk

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  • 02/23/2018
  • DocketSummons; Filed by Clerk

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  • 02/23/2018
  • DocketSUMMONS

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  • 02/16/2018
  • DocketAPPLICATION AND ORDER FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM CIVIL

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  • 02/16/2018
  • DocketApplication ; Filed by Plaintiff/Petitioner

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  • 02/01/2018
  • DocketCOMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES 1. NEGLIGENCE ON BEHALF OF NALELEO' NALANI LEE

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  • 02/01/2018
  • DocketComplaint; Filed by null

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: BC692535    Hearing Date: November 15, 2019    Dept: 5

Superior Court of California

County of Los Angeles

Department 5

NALELEO’NALANI LEE, et al.,

Plaintiffs,

v.

ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER, et al.,

Defendant.

Case No.: BC692535

[TENTATIVE] order RE:

petition to approve compromise of pending action

The Court has reviewed the petition by Petitioner Jasmone Young (“Petitioner”) on behalf of Claimant Naleoleo-Nalani Lee (“Claimant”). The settlement appears to be fair and reasonable, and the attorneys’ fees appear to be appropriate, given the nature of the case. However, the Court is concerned because the petition suggests Claimant will have ongoing medical needs, including additional therapy for the injury at issue. Yet, Petitioner intends to invest the settlement in a single-premium deferred annuity, which suggests that this money will not be available to treat Claimant’s ongoing medical needs.

The Court continued this hearing to November 15, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. to afford Petitioner an opportunity to consider this issue. In the interim, Plaintiff’s counsel filed a declaration stating that the Medi-Cal lien of $79,557.58 is not final, and he expects Medi-Cal to reduce the lien by at least 25%, which should cover any future medical needs. Plaintiff’s counsel proposes that he keep $79,557.58 in his client trust account until this issue is resolved and then deposit the remainder into a blocked account. While the Court appreciates that Plaintiff’s counsel takes the initiative to propose a solution to this problem, the Court cannot adopt this proposal. The Court cannot approve this settlement until the Medi-Cal lien is finalized and it is clear how much of the settlement will be set aside to cover future medical needs. Nor can the Court allow funds to remain in the client-trust account unsupervised by the Court.

Based upon the foregoing, the Court takes the hearing on the petition off-calendar. Once the Medi-Cal lien is finalized, Petitioner shall file an amended petition reflecting the new amounts, including the amount that would be placed into a blocked account (i.e., the amount of the Medi-Cal reduction that would be used for future medical needs). Petitioner also shall prepare a proposed order approving the settlement, as well as a proposed order for deposit of funds into a blocked account.

The Court’s clerk shall provide notice of this order.

DATED: November 13, 2019 ___________________________

Stephen I. Goorvitch

Judge of the Superior Court

Case Number: BC692535    Hearing Date: November 01, 2019    Dept: 5

Superior Court of California

County of Los Angeles

Department 5

NALELEO’NALANI LEE, et al.,

Plaintiffs,

v.

ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER, et al.,

Defendant.

Case No.: BC692535

[TENTATIVE] order RE:

petition to approve compromise of pending action

The Court has reviewed the petition by Petitioner Jasmone Young (“Petitioner”) on behalf of Claimant Naleoleo-Nalani Lee (“Claimant”). The settlement appears to be fair and reasonable, and the attorneys’ fees appear to be appropriate, given the nature of the case. However, the Court is concerned because the petition suggests Claimant will have ongoing medical needs, including additional therapy for the injury at issue. Yet, Petitioner intends to invest the settlement in a single-premium deferred annuity, which suggests that this money will not be available to treat Claimant’s ongoing medical needs. Therefore, the Court intends to discuss this issue with Petitioner.

DATED: November 1, 2019 ___________________________

Stephen I. Goorvitch

Judge of the Superior Court