This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 06/04/2019 at 00:12:18 (UTC).

RICK VANN ET AL VS MAURY GILES

Case Summary

On 02/24/2017 RICK VANN filed a Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle lawsuit against MAURY GILES. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Stanley Mosk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The Judge overseeing this case is GEORGINA T. RIZK. The case status is Pending - Other Pending.

Case Details Parties Documents Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    ****1693

  • Filing Date:

    02/24/2017

  • Case Status:

    Pending - Other Pending

  • Case Type:

    Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle

  • Court:

    Los Angeles County Superior Courts

  • Courthouse:

    Stanley Mosk Courthouse

  • County, State:

    Los Angeles, California

Judge Details

Presiding Judge

GEORGINA T. RIZK

 

Party Details

Plaintiffs and Petitioners

SOUN LAURA

VANN RICK

Defendants and Respondents

GILES MAURY

DOES 1 TO 20

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff and Petitioner Attorney

AUKLAND ANDREW ESQ

Defendant Attorney

CHIDI ELIZABETH MKPAYAH

 

Court Documents

Minute Order

8/10/2018: Minute Order

Minute Order

10/11/2018: Minute Order

Proof of Personal Service

11/5/2018: Proof of Personal Service

Answer

1/3/2019: Answer

Minute Order

1/8/2019: Minute Order

Notice of Posting of Jury Fees

5/30/2019: Notice of Posting of Jury Fees

SUMMONS

2/24/2017: SUMMONS

COMPLAINT-PERS. INJURY, PROP DAMAGE, WRONGFUL DEATH (2 PAGES)

2/24/2017: COMPLAINT-PERS. INJURY, PROP DAMAGE, WRONGFUL DEATH (2 PAGES)

 

Docket Entries

  • 05/30/2019
  • Notice of Posting of Jury Fees; Filed by Maury Giles (Defendant)

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  • 01/08/2019
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 2, Georgina T. Rizk, Presiding; Order to Show Cause Re: Failure to File Proof of Service - Held

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  • 01/08/2019
  • Minute Order ((Order to Show Cause Re: Failure to File Proof of Service Tri...)); Filed by Clerk

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  • 01/03/2019
  • Answer; Filed by Maury Giles (Defendant)

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  • 01/03/2019
  • Demand for Jury Trial; Filed by Maury Giles (Defendant)

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  • 11/05/2018
  • Proof of Personal Service; Filed by Rick Vann (Plaintiff)

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  • 10/11/2018
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 2, Georgina T. Rizk, Presiding; Order to Show Cause Re: Failure to File Proof of Service - Held - Continued

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  • 10/11/2018
  • Minute Order ((Order to Show Cause Re: Failure to File Proof of Service)); Filed by Clerk

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  • 10/11/2018
  • Minute order entered: 2018-10-11 00:00:00; Filed by Clerk

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  • 08/24/2018
  • at 08:30 AM in Department 2; Jury Trial (Jury Trial; Advanced to a Previous Date) -

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  • 08/10/2018
  • at 10:00 AM in Department 2; Final Status Conference - Held

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  • 08/10/2018
  • Minute Order

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  • 08/10/2018
  • Minute order entered: 2018-08-10 00:00:00; Filed by Clerk

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  • 02/24/2017
  • COMPLAINT-PERS. INJURY, PROP DAMAGE, WRONGFUL DEATH (2 PAGES)

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  • 02/24/2017
  • Complaint; Filed by Rick Vann (Plaintiff); Laura Soun (Plaintiff)

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  • 02/24/2017
  • SUMMONS

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: BC651693    Hearing Date: February 06, 2020    Dept: 2

Vann et al. v. Giles

Defendant’s Motion for Terminating Sanctions for Failure to Obey Court Orders and for Monetary Sanctions filed on 9/30/19 is DENIED without prejudice.

On 7/31/19, the Court granted Defendant’s motions to compel Plaintiffs’ responses to discovery. Motion, Ex. A. Plaintiffs were ordered to provide verified responses within 30 days and pay sanctions of $1,200 to Defendant. Id. Defendant served a Notice of Ruling on Plaintiffs on 7/31/19. Id. Plaintiffs did not comply with the Court’s order. Declaration of Elizabeth Chidi, ¶ 9.

Defendant now seeks terminating sanctions. The Court is extremely troubled by Plaintiffs’ failure to comply with the Court’s order. However, “terminating sanctions are to be used sparingly because of the drastic effect of their application.” Department of Forestry & Fire Protection v. Howell (2017) 18 Cal. App. 5th 154, 191-92.

Sanctions are generally imposed in an incremental approach, with terminating sanctions being the last resort. Department of Forestry & Fire Protection v. Howell (2017) 18 Cal. App. 5th 154, 191-92. Applying the incremental approach, the Court concludes that further monetary sanctions are warranted at this juncture.

The Court imposes additional monetary sanctions in the amount of $555.00 against Plaintiffs to be paid within 30 days.

Plaintiffs are admonished that they must comply with the Court’s previous orders to provide written, verified responses to avoid further sanctions, up to and including terminating sanctions resulting in the dismissal of Plaintiffs’ case. If Plaintiffs fail to comply within the next 20 days, Defendant may renew the motion for terminating sanctions.

Moving party is ordered to give notice.

Case Number: BC651693    Hearing Date: December 04, 2019    Dept: 2

BC651693 Vann, et al v. Giles

On the court’s own motion, the hearing on the Motion for Terminating Sanctions set for 12/4/19 is continued to 1/6/2020 at 1:30 p.m. in Department SS-2. The due date for the opposition and reply is based on the original hearing date.