On 08/25/2017 RONNA RIZK filed a Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle lawsuit against JAMES ANDERSON. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Stanley Mosk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The Judge overseeing this case is LAURA A. SEIGLE. The case status is Pending - Other Pending.
Pending - Other Pending
Los Angeles County Superior Courts
Stanley Mosk Courthouse
Los Angeles, California
LAURA A. SEIGLE
DATTA LAW GROUP APC
GALANG BRITTON P
2/7/2019: Substitution of Attorney
2/8/2019: Minute Order
4/4/2019: Proof of Personal Service
5/7/2019: Demand for Jury Trial
5/9/2019: Minute Order
8/25/2017: COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES 1. NEGLIGENCE.
at 08:30 AM in Department 4B, Laura A. Seigle, Presiding; Order to Show Cause Re: (Why This Action Should Not Be Dismissed for Failure of Plaintiff to Serve / Prosecute) - Not Held - Taken Off Calendar by CourtRead MoreRead Less
at 08:30 AM in Department 4B, Laura A. Seigle, Presiding; Trial Setting Conference ((If the Defendant(s) is/are successfully served)) - Not Held - Continued - Court's MotionRead MoreRead Less
Minute Order ( (Order to Show Cause Re: Why This Action Should Not Be Dismiss...)); Filed by ClerkRead MoreRead Less
Demand for Jury Trial; Filed by James Anderson (Defendant)Read MoreRead Less
Answer; Filed by James Anderson (Defendant)Read MoreRead Less
Notice (Notice of Trial setting); Filed by Ronna Rizk (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
Proof of Personal Service; Filed by Ronna Rizk (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
at 08:30 AM in Department 4B, Laura A. Seigle, Presiding; Non-Jury Trial - Not Held - Advanced and VacatedRead MoreRead Less
at 10:00 AM in Department 4B, Laura A. Seigle, Presiding; Final Status Conference - Not Held - Advanced and VacatedRead MoreRead Less
Minute Order ( (Final Status Conference)); Filed by ClerkRead MoreRead Less
Substitution of Attorney; Filed by Ronna Rizk (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES 1. NEGLIGENCE.Read MoreRead Less
Complaint; Filed by Ronna Rizk (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
SUMMONSRead MoreRead Less
Case Number: BC673768 Hearing Date: December 31, 2019 Dept: 4B
[TENTATIVE] ORDER RE: DEFENDANT’S MOTIONS TO COMPEL PLAINTIFF’S RESPONSES TO DISCOVERY AND MONETARY SANCTIONS
On August 25, 2017, Plaintiff Ronna Rizk (“Plaintiff”) filed this action against Defendant James Anderson (“Defendant”) for negligence arising from a August 26, 2015 motor vehicle accident. On July 19, 2019, Defendant served Form Interrogatories, Set No. One, Special Interrogatories, Set No. One, and Demand for Production of Documents, Set No. One on Plaintiff. Plaintiff did not request an extension. On October 18, 2019, defense counsel sent a letter asking for the responses. Plaintiff did not respond. On November 22, 2019, Defendant then filed these motions to compel.
Where a party fails to serve timely responses to discovery requests, the court may make an order compelling responses. (Code Civ. Proc., §§ 2030.290, 2031.300; Healthcare Consulting, Inc. v. Pacific Healthcare Consultants (2007) 148 Cal.App.4th 390, 403.) A party that fails to serve timely responses waives any objections to the request, including ones based on privilege or the protection of attorney work product. (Code Civ. Proc., §§ 2030.290, subd. (a), 2031.300, subd. (a).)
On December 17, 2019, Plaintiff filed responds to the motions stating she would be serving responses before the hearing. However, there is no evidence responses have been provided. Accordingly, the motions to compel Plaintiff’s responses are GRANTED. Plaintiff is ordered to serve verified responses, without objection, to Defendant’s Form Interrogatories, Set No. One, Special Interrogatories, Set No. One, and Demand for Production of Documents, Set No. One within ten (10) days of the date of this Order.
Where the court grants a motion to compel responses, sanctions shall be imposed against the party who unsuccessfully makes or opposes a motion to compel, unless the party acted with substantial justification or the sanction would otherwise be unjust. (Code Civ. Proc., § 2030.290, subd. (c), 2031.300, subd. (c).) Defendant’s request for monetary sanctions is GRANTED and imposed against Plaintiff and counsel of record, jointly and severally, in the reduced amount of $930.00, to be paid within twenty (20) days of the date of this Order.
Moving party to give notice.
Parties who intend to submit on this tentative must send an email to the Court at SSCDEPT4B@lacourt.org indicating intention to submit on the tentative.