This case was last updated from Los Angeles County Superior Courts on 06/28/2019 at 10:20:16 (UTC).

TAMMY METZGER VS BRANDMEYER, GILLIGAN, DOCKSTADER, LLP

Case Summary

On 07/05/2017 TAMMY METZGER filed a Contract - Other Contract lawsuit against BRANDMEYER, GILLIGAN, DOCKSTADER, LLP. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The Judges overseeing this case are MICHAEL P. VICENCIA and MARK C. KIM. The case status is Pending - Other Pending.

Case Details Parties Documents Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    ****1264

  • Filing Date:

    07/05/2017

  • Case Status:

    Pending - Other Pending

  • Case Type:

    Contract - Other Contract

  • Court:

    Los Angeles County Superior Courts

  • Courthouse:

    Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse

  • County, State:

    Los Angeles, California

Judge Details

Presiding Judges

MICHAEL P. VICENCIA

MARK C. KIM

 

Party Details

Plaintiff and Cross Defendant

METZGER TAMMY

Defendants and Cross Plaintiffs

DOES 1 THROUGH 25 INCLUSIVE

BRANDMEYER GILLIGAN & DOCKSTADER LLP

GILLIGAN JOHN

KNEZ MATTHEW J.

DOCKSTADER JANET

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff and Cross Defendant Attorney

KNEZ MATTHEW JAMES

Defendant Attorneys

FORD WALKER HAGGERTY & BEHER

HAGGERTY WILLIAM CLIFFORD

REBACK ROBERT C

Cross Plaintiff Attorney

BEHAR JEFFREY S

Other Attorneys

TAMMY METZGER

 

Court Documents

Answer

6/18/2019: Answer

Civil Case Cover Sheet

7/5/2017: Civil Case Cover Sheet

Legacy Document

10/13/2017: Legacy Document

Minute Order

12/4/2017: Minute Order

Legacy Document

2/8/2018: Legacy Document

Order Appointing Court Approved Reporter as Official Reporter Pro Tempore

7/10/2018: Order Appointing Court Approved Reporter as Official Reporter Pro Tempore

Minute Order

10/9/2018: Minute Order

Notice

10/9/2018: Notice

Declaration

12/27/2018: Declaration

Declaration

12/27/2018: Declaration

Declaration

12/27/2018: Declaration

Motion to Continue Trial Date

1/4/2019: Motion to Continue Trial Date

Notice

1/4/2019: Notice

Response

1/4/2019: Response

Minute Order

1/11/2019: Minute Order

Proof of Personal Service

3/13/2019: Proof of Personal Service

Minute Order

3/27/2019: Minute Order

Ex Parte Application

5/9/2019: Ex Parte Application

90 More Documents Available

 

Docket Entries

  • 06/18/2019
  • Answer; Filed by TAMMY METZGER (Cross-Defendant)

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  • 06/17/2019
  • at 08:30 AM in Department S27, Mark C. Kim, Presiding; Jury Trial - Not Held - Continued - Party's Motion

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  • 06/07/2019
  • at 08:30 AM in Department S27, Mark C. Kim, Presiding; Final Status Conference - Not Held - Continued - Party's Motion

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  • 05/17/2019
  • Order (Proposed Order re Ex Parte Application); Filed by Janet Dockstader (Defendant); John Gilligan (Defendant)

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  • 05/16/2019
  • First Amended Cross-Complaint; Filed by BRANDMEYER,GILLIGAN & DOCKSTADER, LLP (Cross-Complainant); BRANDMEYER,GILLIGAN & DOCKSTADER, LLP (Cross-Complainant)

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  • 05/16/2019
  • Summons on First Amended Cross-Complaint; Filed by BRANDMEYER,GILLIGAN & DOCKSTADER, LLP (Cross-Complainant)

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  • 05/15/2019
  • Notice of Ruling; Filed by BRANDMEYER,GILLIGAN & DOCKSTADER, LLP (Cross-Complainant)

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  • 05/14/2019
  • at 08:30 AM in Department S27, Mark C. Kim, Presiding; Hearing on Motion for Leave to Amend (Leave to File First Amended Cross-Complaint) - Held - Motion Granted

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  • 05/14/2019
  • Tentative Ruling and Final Order; Filed by Clerk

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  • 05/14/2019
  • Minute Order ( (Hearing on Motion for Leave to Amend Leave to File First Amen...)); Filed by Clerk

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125 More Docket Entries
  • 10/27/2017
  • Proof of Service (not Summons and Complaint); Filed by TAMMY METZGER (Plaintiff)

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  • 10/13/2017
  • Notice of Hearing on Demurrer; Filed by Defendant

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  • 10/13/2017
  • Notice of Motion; Filed by BRANDMEYER,GILLIGAN & DOCKSTADER, LLP (Defendant)

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  • 08/31/2017
  • Rtn of Service of Summons & Compl; Filed by TAMMY METZGER (Plaintiff)

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  • 07/05/2017
  • Order (To Show Cause hearing)

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  • 07/05/2017
  • Notice of Case Assignment - Unlimited Civil Case

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  • 07/05/2017
  • Civil Case Cover Sheet

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  • 07/05/2017
  • Summons; Filed by TAMMY METZGER (Plaintiff)

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  • 07/05/2017
  • Notice of Case Management Conference

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  • 07/05/2017
  • Complaint; Filed by TAMMY METZGER (Plaintiff)

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Tentative Rulings

Case Number: NC061264    Hearing Date: July 02, 2020    Dept: S27

INTRODUCTION

Defendant Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP moves to compel the deposition of Plaintiff Tammy Metzger’s expert, Andre Jardini, and for production of documents at that deposition.

This motion, which concerns expert discovery, was originally set on April 16, 2020. At the time the motion was filed on March 12, trial was pending and the time for expert discovery had commenced. The trial has been continued until November 9, 2020.

DISCUSSION

The continuation of trial does not affect this motion. It was timely filed prior to the discovery cut-off as measured from the original trial date.

Part of this case concerns Defendant’s billing practices during its representation of Plaintiff. Plaintiff submitted the declaration of Andre Jardini (California Bar #71335 – admitted in 1976) as a legal expert in opposition to a summary judgment motion.

Later, Plaintiff formally designated Andre Jardini as a trial expert.

On December 10, 2019 Defendant served notice for Jardini’s deposition on January 6, 2020.

Plaintiff’s counsel had withdrawn December 11, 2020 and as a courtesy Defendant voluntarily took the deposition off calendar to allow Plaintiff to obtain new counsel. As of May 1, 2020, new counsel has not filed a substitution and Plaintiff remain a litigant in propria persona.

Attorney Mangarpan declares that she has attempted to obtain a deposition date from Plaintiff. She declined to offer dates because she still was not represented. (Exhibit C)

The parties could not satisfy their dispute through meet and confer efforts.

The court intends to grant the motion. Plaintiff cannot avoid discovery obligations because she has not retained counsel. The court will order deposition for a date certain to be decided at the hearing.