This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 11/09/2020 at 02:59:17 (UTC).

RIGOBERTO IBARRA GINEZ VS DANIEL GALINDO ET AL

Case Summary

On 11/02/2017 RIGOBERTO IBARRA GINEZ filed a Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle lawsuit against DANIEL GALINDO. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Stanley Mosk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The Judge overseeing this case is STEPHEN I. GOORVITCH. The case status is Pending - Other Pending.

Case Details Parties Documents Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    ****2203

  • Filing Date:

    11/02/2017

  • 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

STEPHEN I. GOORVITCH

 

Party Details

Plaintiff and Petitioner

GINEZ RIGOBERTO IBARRA

Defendants and Respondents

GALINDO DANIEL

HORIZONS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

DOES 1 TO 50

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff and Petitioner Attorneys

NARAYAN ALEX ESQ.

CASE ANTHONY T.

LAURICELLA JOAN M.

DORDICK GARY A

CHESNEY ESQ STEPHEN L

Defendant and Respondent Attorneys

OBERRECHT KIMBERLY S.

CASE ANTHONY THOMAS

 

Court Documents

Notice of Lien

8/24/2020: Notice of Lien

Declaration - DECLARATION TO MOTION TO BIFURCATE

5/18/2020: Declaration - DECLARATION TO MOTION TO BIFURCATE

Motion to Bifurcate

5/18/2020: Motion to Bifurcate

Memorandum of Points & Authorities

7/7/2020: Memorandum of Points & Authorities

Opposition - OPPOSITION DEFENDANT DANIEL GALINDO'S STATEMENT OF NON-OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANT HORIZONS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY INTERNATIONAL, INC.'S MOTION TO BIFURCATE

7/9/2020: Opposition - OPPOSITION DEFENDANT DANIEL GALINDO'S STATEMENT OF NON-OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANT HORIZONS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY INTERNATIONAL, INC.'S MOTION TO BIFURCATE

Reply - REPLY TO PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO BIFURCATE ISSUES OF LIABILITY AND DAMAGES

7/13/2020: Reply - REPLY TO PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO BIFURCATE ISSUES OF LIABILITY AND DAMAGES

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (HEARING ON MOTION TO BIFURCATE)

7/20/2020: Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (HEARING ON MOTION TO BIFURCATE)

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (HEARING ON EX PARTE APPLICATION TO CONTINUE TRIAL AND RELATED...)

2/14/2020: Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (HEARING ON EX PARTE APPLICATION TO CONTINUE TRIAL AND RELATED...)

Substitution of Attorney

11/27/2019: Substitution of Attorney

Proof of Service by Mail

9/11/2019: Proof of Service by Mail

Declaration - DECLARATION OF DAWN C. NELMS IN SUPPORT OF EX PARTE TO CONTINUE TRIAL

9/11/2019: Declaration - DECLARATION OF DAWN C. NELMS IN SUPPORT OF EX PARTE TO CONTINUE TRIAL

Ex Parte Application - EX PARTE APPLICATION TO CONTINUE TRIAL AND RELATED DATES

9/12/2019: Ex Parte Application - EX PARTE APPLICATION TO CONTINUE TRIAL AND RELATED DATES

[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

3/25/2019: [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

Notice of Posting of Jury Fees

11/6/2018: Notice of Posting of Jury Fees

Proof of Personal Service

11/26/2018: Proof of Personal Service

Answer

11/27/2018: Answer

Answer -

2/21/2018: Answer -

NOTICE OF ASSOCATION OF COUNSEL BEHALF OF DEFENDANT DANIEL GALINDO

6/11/2018: NOTICE OF ASSOCATION OF COUNSEL BEHALF OF DEFENDANT DANIEL GALINDO

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Docket Entries

  • 04/06/2021
  • Hearing04/06/2021 at 08:30 AM in Department 32 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Jury Trial

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  • 03/23/2021
  • Hearing03/23/2021 at 10:00 AM in Department 32 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Final Status Conference

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  • 11/02/2020
  • Docketat 08:30 AM in Department 32, Stephen I. Goorvitch, Presiding; (OSC RE Dismissal) - Not Held - Vacated by Court

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  • 09/22/2020
  • DocketNotice of Posting of Jury Fees; Filed by DANIEL GALINDO (Defendant)

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  • 09/17/2020
  • DocketNotice of Posting of Jury Fees; Filed by RIGOBERTO IBARRA GINEZ (Plaintiff)

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  • 08/24/2020
  • Docketat 08:30 AM in Department 32, Stephen I. Goorvitch, Presiding; Jury Trial - Not Held - Continued - Stipulation

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  • 08/24/2020
  • DocketNotice of Lien; Filed by RIGOBERTO IBARRA GINEZ (Plaintiff)

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  • 08/13/2020
  • DocketNotice of Ruling; Filed by HORIZONS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY (Defendant)

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  • 08/10/2020
  • Docketat 10:00 AM in Department 32, Stephen I. Goorvitch, Presiding; Final Status Conference - Not Held - Continued - Stipulation

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  • 07/20/2020
  • Docketat 08:30 AM in Department 32, Stephen I. Goorvitch, Presiding; Hearing on Motion to Bifurcate - Held - Motion Denied

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44 More Docket Entries
  • 11/06/2018
  • DocketNotice of Posting of Jury Fees; Filed by DANIEL GALINDO (Defendant)

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  • 06/11/2018
  • DocketNOTICE OF ASSOCATION OF COUNSEL BEHALF OF DEFENDANT DANIEL GALINDO

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  • 06/11/2018
  • DocketAssociation of Attorney; Filed by DANIEL GALINDO (Defendant)

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  • 02/21/2018
  • DocketAnswer

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  • 02/21/2018
  • DocketAnswer; Filed by DANIEL GALINDO (Defendant)

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  • 01/18/2018
  • DocketProof-Service/Summons

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  • 01/18/2018
  • DocketPROOF OF SERVICE SUMMONS

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  • 11/02/2017
  • DocketComplaint; Filed by RIGOBERTO IBARRA GINEZ (Plaintiff)

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  • 11/02/2017
  • DocketSUMMONS

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  • 11/02/2017
  • DocketCOMPLAINT-PERS. INJURY, PROP DAMAGE, WRONGFUL DEATH (2 PAGES)

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: BC682203    Hearing Date: July 20, 2020    Dept: 32

Superior Court of California

County of Los Angeles

Department 32

rigoberto ibarra ginez,

Plaintiff,

v.

daniel galindo, et al.,

Defendants.

Case No.: BC682203

Hearing Date: July 17, 2020

[TENTATIVE] order RE:

motion to bifurcate

Defendants Daniel Galindo and Horizons Construction Company International, Inc. (“Defendants”) move to bifurcate the trial of this case into two phases: liability and damages. Under Code of Civil Procedure section 598, “The court may, when the convenience of witnesses, the ends of justice, or the economy and efficiency of handling the litigation would be promoted thereby . . . make an order . . . that the trial of any issue or any part thereof shall precede the trial of any other issue or any part thereof in the case[.]”  (Code Civ. Proc., § 598.)

Defendants have not demonstrated that bifurcation would result in efficiencies. Instead, it is likely that it would result in duplication of effort.  Plaintiff Rigoberto Ibarra Ginez (“Plaintiff”) alleges that he was injured in a collision with a vehicle owned and operated by Defendants. It would be logical and efficient for Plaintiff to present evidence on how and why Defendants are liable for the underlying accident at the same time as Plaintiff presents evidence on the resulting injuries. This is particularly true in this case, where the parties disagree on causation of the accident, and the jury might consider the contributory negligence of each side.

CONCLUSION AND ORDER

Defendants’ motion to bifurcate the trial is denied. Defendants shall provide notice and file proof of such with the Court.

DATED: July 17, 2020 ___________________________

Stephen I. Goorvitch

Judge of the Superior Court