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This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 06/06/2019 at 04:31:20 (UTC).

PIA DEL PUERTO VS THOMPSON HOUSE GROUP LLC ET AL

Case Summary

On 04/14/2017 PIA DEL PUERTO filed a Labor - Other Labor lawsuit against THOMPSON HOUSE GROUP LLC. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Stanley Mosk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The Judges overseeing this case are ERNEST HIROSHIGE, ANTHONY MOHR, SAMANTHA JESSNER and YOLANDA OROZCO. The case status is Pending - Other Pending.

Case Details Parties Documents Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    ****7974

  • Filing Date:

    04/14/2017

  • Case Status:

    Pending - Other Pending

  • Case Type:

    Labor - Other Labor

  • Court:

    Los Angeles County Superior Courts

  • Courthouse:

    Stanley Mosk Courthouse

  • County, State:

    Los Angeles, California

Judge Details

Presiding Judges

ERNEST HIROSHIGE

ANTHONY MOHR

SAMANTHA JESSNER

YOLANDA OROZCO

 

Party Details

Plaintiff and Petitioner

DEL PUERTO PIA

Defendants and Respondents

VISUALHOUSE GROUP INC

DOES 1-50

THOMPSON HOUSE GROUP LLC

HERRICK ROBERT MICHAEL

ROBERT MICHAEL HERRICK

VISUALHOUSE USA LLC (DOE 1)

VISUALHOUSE USA LLC DOE 1

VISUALHOUSE LOS ANGELES CORP

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff and Petitioner Attorneys

BOCK & PLUMMER ATTORNEY AT LAW

BOCK MICHAEL COREY

Defendant and Respondent Attorneys

ANTON N. HANDAL

HANDAL ANTON NASRI

BENDER JORDAN ANDREW

 

Court Documents

Proof of Service

2/27/2018: Proof of Service

REQUEST FOR DISMISSAL

5/29/2018: REQUEST FOR DISMISSAL

Minute Order

6/4/2018: Minute Order

CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT

7/24/2018: CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT

DECLARATION OF PIA DEL PUERTO IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFIS OPPOSITION TO THE DEMURRER TO THE SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT

7/25/2018: DECLARATION OF PIA DEL PUERTO IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFIS OPPOSITION TO THE DEMURRER TO THE SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT

Other -

10/5/2018: Other -

Opposition

11/1/2018: Opposition

Notice of Case Reassignment and Order for Plaintiff to Give Notice

11/5/2018: Notice of Case Reassignment and Order for Plaintiff to Give Notice

Case Management Order

12/21/2018: Case Management Order

DEFENDANTS THOMPSON HOUSE GROUP, LLC AND VISUALHOUSE LOS ANGELES, CORP.'S REPLY BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF DEMURRER TO PLAINTIFF'S FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT

10/31/2017: DEFENDANTS THOMPSON HOUSE GROUP, LLC AND VISUALHOUSE LOS ANGELES, CORP.'S REPLY BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF DEMURRER TO PLAINTIFF'S FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT

DECLARATION OF MICHAEL C. BOCK TN

11/1/2017: DECLARATION OF MICHAEL C. BOCK TN

Minute Order

10/17/2017: Minute Order

Unknown

10/23/2017: Unknown

AMENDMENT TO COMPLAINT

5/2/2017: AMENDMENT TO COMPLAINT

PROOF OF SERVICE SUMMONS

5/19/2017: PROOF OF SERVICE SUMMONS

VERIFIED APPLICATION OF RICHARD W. EPSTEIN, ESQ. FOR ADMISSION PRO HAC VICE

7/21/2017: VERIFIED APPLICATION OF RICHARD W. EPSTEIN, ESQ. FOR ADMISSION PRO HAC VICE

NOTICE OF HEARING ON VERIFIED APPLICATION OF RICHARD W. EPSTEIN, ESQ. FOR ADMISSION PRO HAC VICE

7/25/2017: NOTICE OF HEARING ON VERIFIED APPLICATION OF RICHARD W. EPSTEIN, ESQ. FOR ADMISSION PRO HAC VICE

NOTICE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS

9/1/2017: NOTICE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS

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Docket Entries

  • 05/31/2019
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 31, Yolanda Orozco, Presiding; Hearing on Motion to Compel Further Discovery Responses - Not Held - Taken Off Calendar by Party

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  • 04/17/2019
  • at 09:30 AM in Department 96, Anthony Mohr, Presiding; Jury Trial - Not Held - Advanced and Vacated

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  • 04/05/2019
  • at 09:00 AM in Department 96, Anthony Mohr, Presiding; Final Status Conference - Not Held - Advanced and Vacated

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  • 02/22/2019
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 31, Yolanda Orozco, Presiding; Hearing on Motion to Compel Further Discovery Responses - Not Held - Continued - Court's Motion

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  • 02/20/2019
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 31, Yolanda Orozco, Presiding; Court Order

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  • 02/20/2019
  • Certificate of Mailing for (Minute Order (Court Order) of 02/20/2019); Filed by Clerk

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  • 02/20/2019
  • Minute Order ( (Court Order)); Filed by Clerk

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  • 02/15/2019
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 31, Yolanda Orozco, Presiding; Hearing on Motion to Compel Further Discovery Responses - Not Held - Continued - Court's Motion

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  • 02/07/2019
  • at 3:30 PM in Department 31, Yolanda Orozco, Presiding; Informal Discovery Conference (IDC) - Held

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  • 02/07/2019
  • Minute Order ( (Informal Discovery Conference (IDC))); Filed by Clerk

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  • 05/19/2017
  • Proof of Service (not Summons and Complaint); Filed by Pia Del Puerto (Plaintiff)

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  • 05/11/2017
  • NOTICE OF CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

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  • 05/11/2017
  • Notice; Filed by Plaintiff/Petitioner

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  • 05/02/2017
  • Amendment to Complaint; Filed by Pia Del Puerto (Plaintiff)

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  • 05/02/2017
  • AMENDMENT TO COMPLAINT

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  • 05/01/2017
  • NOTICE OF CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

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  • 05/01/2017
  • Notice of Case Management Conference; Filed by Clerk

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  • 04/14/2017
  • Complaint; Filed by Pia Del Puerto (Plaintiff)

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  • 04/14/2017
  • SUMMONS

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  • 04/14/2017
  • COMPLAINT FOR: 1 .)VIOLATION(S) OF LABOR CODE SECTION 970 ;ETC

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: BC657974    Hearing Date: July 06, 2020    Dept: 31

REQUEST FOR ENTRY OF DEFAULT GRANTED.

On April 14, 2017, Plaintiff Pia Del Puerto filed the instant action against Defendants Thompson House Group, LLC (“Thompson”), Visualhouse Group, Inc., Robert Michael Herrick, and Does 1 through 50. On May 2, 2017, Plaintiff filed an Amendment to Complaint (Fictitious/Incorrect Name) correcting Visualhouse Group, Inc. to Visualhouse Los Angeles, Corp. (“VHLA”). On October 16, 2017, Plaintiff dismissed Defendant Robert Michael Herrick without prejudice. An Amendment to Complaint (Ficititous/Incorrect Name) was filed on November 16, 2017, naming Visualhouse USA LLC as Doe 1. Plaintiff dismissed Visualhouse USA LLC without prejudice on May 29, 2018. On August 13, 2018, Plaintiff filed the Third Amended Complaint (“TAC”). The TAC asserts causes of action for:

  1. Violation of Labor Code section 970;

  2. Unpaid Wages (Labor Code sections 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 210, 216, 218.5, 218.6, 225.5, and 2802);

  3. Breach of Contract;

  4. Declaratory Relief; and

  5. Accounting.

On October 17, 2019, the Answers filed by Thompson and VHLA, Corp. (collectively referred to herein as “Defendants”) were ordered stricken.

Default was entered as to Defendants on February 25, 2020.

Plaintiff seeks monetary judgment against Defendants in the total amount of $143,224.71, consisting of $131,591.77 in damages, $1,284.34 in pre-judgment interest, $1,026.10 in costs, and $9,322.50 in attorney fees. Plaintiff further seeks a declaration that the paragraphs entitled “Non-Solicitation” and “Non-competition” found within Plaintiff’s Employment Agreement are entirely void and unenforceable pursuant to Business & Professions Code section 16600.

Plaintiff has submitted the requisite documentation and provided sufficient evidence to support the judgment sought. However, the Court notes that Plaintiff has failed to dismiss the remaining Doe Defendants. The Court will, on its motion, dismiss the Doe Defendants.

Based on the foregoing, Plaintiff’s request for entry of default judgment is GRANTED as requested.  Plaintiff shall ensure that a form of judgment has previously been filed with the Court.

The parties are strongly encouraged to attend all scheduled hearings by telephone or CourtCall. All social distancing protocols will be observed at the Courthouse and in the courtrooms.