On 12/22/2017 a Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle case was filed by RICHARD CASTANON against NATALIA RAVAH in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Stanley Mosk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California.
Pending - Other Pending
Los Angeles County Superior Courts
Stanley Mosk Courthouse
Los Angeles, California
JON R. TAKASUGI
HASSAN DEANNA AMJAD
HASSAN NADIA M.
DOES 1 TO 100 INCLUSIVE
5/21/2019: Stipulation to Continue Trial/FSC [and Related Motion/Discovery Dates] Personal Injury Courts Only (Department 91, 92, 93, 97)
12/22/2017: Civil Case Cover Sheet
at 10:00 AM in Department 3, Jon R. Takasugi, Presiding; Final Status Conference - Not Held - Continued - StipulationRead MoreRead Less
[Proposed Order] and Stipulation to Continue Trial, FSC (and Related Motion/Discovery Dates) Personal Injury Courts Only (Central District); Filed by Richard Castanon (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
Informal Discovery Conference Form for Personal Injury Courts; Filed by Richard Castanon (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
at 11:00 AM in Department 3, Jon R. Takasugi, Presiding; Informal Discovery Conference (IDC) - Not Held - Taken Off Calendar by PartyRead MoreRead Less
Answer; Filed by Nadia M. Hassan (Defendant); Amjad Hassan (Defendant)Read MoreRead Less
Answer; Filed by Deanna Amjad Hassan (Defendant)Read MoreRead Less
Civil Case Cover SheetRead MoreRead Less
Summons; Filed by Richard Castanon (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
Complaint; Filed by Richard Castanon (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
ComplaintRead MoreRead Less
Case Number: BC687222 Hearing Date: January 03, 2020 Dept: 3
SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES - CENTRAL DISTRICT
DEANNA HASSAN, ET AL.,
CASE NO: BC687222
[TENTATIVE] ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO CONTINUE TRIAL
January 3, 2020
Plaintiff, Richard Castanon filed this action against Defendants, Deanna Hassan, et al. for damages arising out of an automobile accident. Plaintiff filed the action on 12/22/17. Trial was originally scheduled for 6/24/19. On 5/21/19, the Court granted the parties’ stipulation to continue the trial, and on 11/25/19, the Court granted an ex parte application to continue the trial. Trial is currently scheduled for 2/04/20.
As an initial note, the FSC in this case is scheduled at 10:00 a.m. on 1/03/20, and the hearing on this motion is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. on 1/30/20. The Court will hear this motion to continue trial at 10:00 a.m., in connection with the scheduled FSC.
At this time, Plaintiff moves to continue the trial date for approximately four months, contending (a) Plaintiff’s attorney abruptly left the firm, and a new attorney has only recently substituted in, and (b) Plaintiff’s lead attorney is engaged in trial on the date currently scheduled for the FSC, and has back-to-back trials scheduled until May of 2020. Notably, all parties stipulate to the requested continuance.
The Court finds Plaintiff’s attorney’s recent change in assignment constitutes good cause for a continuance of the trial date. In the absence of opposition (indeed, as noted above, all parties have expressly stipulated to the relief sought), the motion to continue trial is granted.
The 2/04/20 trial date is advanced to today’s date and continued to Friday, 5/29/20 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 3 of the Spring Street Courthouse. The 1/03/20 FSC is continued to 5/15/20 at 10:00 a.m. in Department 3. Per the parties’ agreement, the discovery cut-off date is NOT continued as a result of this trial continuance. The parties’ agreement is silent concerning expert designations and discovery; Counsel are ordered to meet and confer forthwith to determine whether or not expert designation and discovery cut-off dates are continued as a result of this trial continuance, and they must put their agreement in writing.
Plaintiff is ordered to give notice.
Parties who intend to submit on this tentative must send an email to the court at email@example.com 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.