Hanley v. Loyd

Case Number: 2019-1120109
Hearing Date: January 11, 2021
County: Orange County
Judicial Officer: Howard, Theodore
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Word Count: 2,650

The Motion for Summary Judgment is DENIED The moving papers seem to switch the numbering of the causes of action, by referring to the 1st cause of action in the Complaint, which is for Negligence, as the third cause of...

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Case Number: 2019-01054484
Hearing Date: January 11, 2021
County: Orange County
Judicial Officer: Gooding, Martha
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Word Count: 1,443

Motion for Summary Judgment and/or Adjudication – DENIED The Motion by Defendants Ben’s Asphalt, Inc. and Ben’s Asphalt and Maintenance Company, Inc. (collectively “Ben’s Asphalt”) for summary judgment is denied. Defendant Accord’s request for judicial notice of Plaintiff’s Complaint is...

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Nunez v. Corona

Case Number: 2019-1073584
Hearing Date: December 21, 2020
County: Orange County
Judicial Officer: Hoffer, David
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Word Count: 3,053

Preliminary matter In Defendants’ evidentiary objections 1, 3, 29, 34, and 42, there is an objection that Defendants did not receive some of the exhibits within Plaintiff’s opposition papers. This asserted omission should have been a subject of a meet...

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Morse v. Estate of Richard Nicholson

Case Number: 2019-1054917
Hearing Date: December 21, 2020
County: Orange County
Judicial Officer: Hoffer, David
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Word Count: 330

Having read and considered the supplemental briefs on the issue of the relation-back doctrine, the court maintains its earlier tentative ruling. The motion is GRANTED. The court finds that the fictitious defendant procedure of CCP §474 does not apply in...

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Mendoza v Weiss

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Hearing Date: December 21, 2020
County: Orange County
Judicial Officer: Hoffer, David
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Word Count: 2,657

Defendants David Vaisz (“David” individually) and Sonja Vaisz (“Sonja” individually; “defendants” together with David) Amended Motion for Summary Judgment or Alternatively Summary Adjudication (“MSJ”) against plaintiffs SHOWFX, Inc. (“SHOWFX” individually) and Stephanie Mendoza (“Mendoza” individually; “plaintiffs” together) is DENIED. Defendants...

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California Automobile Insurance Company v. Holt

Case Number: 2019-01076412
Hearing Date: December 18, 2020
County: Orange County
Judicial Officer: George, Stephanie
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Word Count: 1,815

Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant California Automobile Insurance Company’s Motion for Summary Judgment or, in the Alternative, Summary Adjudication for Declaratory Relief is GRANTED. With respect to the motion for summary adjudication, because the motion does not comply with California Rule of Court 3.1350(b),...

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Meche v. Wang

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Hearing Date: December 17, 2020
County: Orange County
Judicial Officer: McCormick, Melissa
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Word Count: 764

Defendant Megan Wang’s Motion for Summary Judgment Defendant Megan Wang moves for summary judgment against Plaintiff Earle Meche’s Complaint. For the following reasons, Defendant’s motion is granted. A defendant seeking summary judgment bears the burden of persuasion and burden of...

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Beck v. Southco Inc.

Case Number: 2019-1106355
Hearing Date: December 10, 2020
County: Orange County
Judicial Officer: Howard, Theodore
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Word Count: 884

This is a personal injury action. The salient facts are as follows: The Ruth Chris’ Restaurant in Irvine, California, underwent a recent remodeling. As part of that facelift, the restaurant redesigned the primary bar counter with a quartz surface. The...

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Fox v. Willardsen

Case Number: 2019-01047936
Hearing Date: August 17, 2020
County: Orange County
Judicial Officer: Zeltzer, Nancy
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Word Count: 543

Moving Party/Defendant John Willardsen, D.D.S.’s Motion for Summary Judgment Defendant John Willardsen’s Motion for Summary Judgment (ROA 118) is DENIED.   Defendant seeks summary judgment on a medical negligence claim as well as a derivative claim for lack of consortium.  “The...

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