What is a Motion to Reclassify?

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Recent Rulings on Motion to Reclassify

(NO CASE NAME AVAILABLE)

On November 16, 2020, the Court granted Plaintiffs’ motion to reclassify case from an unlawful detainer to an unlimited jurisdiction civil case. On November 20, 2020, default was entered as to Defendant Bolt Mobility California, LLC. On December 16, 2020, the Court scheduled an OSC re Entry of Default Judgement for today’s date. ANYLSIS: The request for entry of default judgment is DENIED.

  • Hearing

    Jan 14, 2021

STEVEN J. REVITZ ET. AL. VS. DR. BENNY NEWMAN ET. AL.

Benny Newman Hearing Date – January 11, 2021 Motion to Reclassify The prior ruling was set aside and the matter set for hearing on 1/11/21. No briefs addressing the substantive merits of the motion were received. The ruling of 6/24/20 remains the tentative of the court.

  • Hearing

    Jan 11, 2021

  • Type

    Other

  • Sub Type

    Intellectual Property

MICAYLA HUGHEY VS CITY OF LOS ANGELES ET AL

Motion to Reclassify as Limited Civil Jurisdiction Case by Defendant, County of Los Angeles is DENIED. The court cannot conclude with a “high level of certainty” that a damage award will not exceed the jurisdictional limits. (Singer v. Superior Court (1999) 70 Cal. App. 4th 1315, 1320.) Although Plaintiff has incurred medical bills of only $300, Plaintiff contends she has scarring that will require further medical treatment. Further, Plaintiff may be entitled to general damages of an indeterminate amount.

  • Hearing

    Jan 07, 2021

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

YOUNG CHOW DAI VS FELDMAN & ROTHSTEIN, P.C., ET AL.

C/O: 05-23-21 TRIAL DATE: 06-07-21 PROCEEDINGS: COMPLAINT MOTION TO RECLASSIFY CONTINUATION MOVING PARTY: Plaintiff Young Chow Dai RESP. PARTY: Defendants Mauro Fiore Jr. APC and Krystale L. Rosal MOTION TO RECLASSIFY CONTINUATION (CCP § ??) TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiff Young Chow Dai’s Complaint Motion to Reclassify Continuation is DENIED.

  • Hearing

    Jan 06, 2021

LOYA FAMILY TRUST VS NOHO TRINITY

Motion on Calendar On November 10, 2020, Verlton Brooks Glaspie Jr. filed a motion to reclassify this case as limited civil. On November 30, 2020, Plaintiff filed an opposition to the motion. On December 3, 2020, the parties filed a Stipulation re: Dismissal of Action.

  • Hearing

    Dec 11, 2020

  • County

    Los Angeles County, CA

MICHAEL S. MOSS VS ALI GHADBAN, ET AL.

The Court will thus deny the motion to reclassify.

  • Hearing

    Dec 11, 2020

LARON YOUNG VS SUNKIST GROWERS INC.

On March 16, 2020, Defendant filed a motion to reclassify the action to civil limited jurisdiction, which was granted on July 15, 2020. (7/15/20 Minute Order.) Also on March 16, 2020, Defendant filed the instant Demurrer to Plaintiff’s Complaint (the “Demurrer”). Plaintiff filed an Opposition on May 11, and Defendant filed a Reply on July 8.

  • Hearing

    Dec 10, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Products Liability

DOMINGO ESCOBAR, ET AL. VS BRIANNA SANCHEZ

Sanchez Defendant’s Motion to Reclassify Action as Limited Jurisdiction is DENIED. Defendant has not established that the case is incorrectly classified. (Code Civ. Proc. § 403.040(b).) The court may transfer an action to a limited jurisdiction department if “it becomes clear that the matter will ‘necessarily’ result in a verdict below the superior court jurisdictional amount.” (Walker v. Superior Court (1992) 53 Cal. 3d 257, 262.)

  • Hearing

    Dec 09, 2020

DOMINGO ESCOBAR, ET AL. VS BRIANNA SANCHEZ

Sanchez Defendant’s Motion to Reclassify Action as Limited Jurisdiction is DENIED. Defendant has not established that the case is incorrectly classified. (Code Civ. Proc. § 403.040(b).) The court may transfer an action to a limited jurisdiction department if “it becomes clear that the matter will ‘necessarily’ result in a verdict below the superior court jurisdictional amount.” (Walker v. Superior Court (1992) 53 Cal. 3d 257, 262.)

  • Hearing

    Dec 09, 2020

TTS (USA) TRAVELING CO. LTD. VS MENG YAN, ET AL.

Yan, et al. (19PSCV01036) _____________________________________________ Defendant Meng Yan’s MOTION TO RECLASSIFY FROM UNLIMITED JURISDICTION TO LIMITED JURISDICTION Responding Party: None (unopposed, as of 11/28/20, 9:32 a.m.; due 11/18/20) Tentative Ruling Defendant Meng Yan’s Motion to Reclassify from Unlimited Jurisdiction to Limited Jurisdiction is DENIED as MOOT. Background Plaintiff TTS (USA) Traveling Co. Ltd.

  • Hearing

    Dec 03, 2020

  • Type

    Collections

  • Sub Type

    Collections

STEVEN J. REVITZ ET. AL. VS. DR. BENNY NEWMAN ET. AL.

SC119086 Hearing Date December 3, 2020 Defendant’s Motion to Vacate and Set Aside Court’s June 24, 2020 Ruling Defendants filed a motion to reclassify this case as a limited civil action, arguing damages could not exceed $25,000. The motion was set for April 21, 2020 but continued to June 24, 2020. Plaintiff was to give notice of the continuance. The court denied the motion. Defendants argue the ruling should be set aside because they never received notice of the continued date.

  • Hearing

    Dec 03, 2020

  • Type

    Other

  • Sub Type

    Intellectual Property

(NO CASE NAME AVAILABLE)

Yan, et al. (19PSCV01036) _____________________________________________ Defendant Meng Yan’s MOTION TO RECLASSIFY FROM UNLIMITED JURISDICTION TO LIMITED JURISDICTION Responding Party: None (unopposed, as of 11/28/20, 9:32 a.m.; due 11/18/20) Tentative Ruling Defendant Meng Yan’s Motion to Reclassify from Unlimited Jurisdiction to Limited Jurisdiction is DENIED as MOOT. Background Plaintiff TTS (USA) Traveling Co. Ltd.

  • Hearing

    Dec 03, 2020

TRACEY BRAXTON VS CITY OF GARDENA, ET AL.

.: 18STCV06296 Hearing Date: December 2, 2020 [TENTATIVE] order RE: motion to reclassify as a limited civil case Plaintiff Tracey Braxton (“Plaintiff”) filed this action against Defendants City of Gardena and Officer Steve Kim (“Defendants”) following a motor vehicle collision. Defendants move to reclassify this case as a limited jurisdiction case, which Plaintiff opposes.

  • Hearing

    Dec 02, 2020

EUGENIO DERBEZ VS DOMAEN, LTD., ET AL.

.: 1 Discover Motion C/O: 4-5-21 POS: OK Trial Date: 4-19-21 SUBJECT: MOTION TO RECLASSIFY AS COMPLEX CASE MOVING PARTY: Plaintiff Eugenio Derbez, individually and as Trustee of the Ellis Drive Trust Dated August 22, 2016 RESP. PARTY: None as of 11-19-20. Due on 11-16-20. TENTATIVE RULING Plaintiff Derbez’s Motion to Reclassify as Complex Case is DENIED under CRC Rule 3.403.

  • Hearing

    Dec 01, 2020

  • Judge

    H. Jay Ford

  • County

    Los Angeles County, CA

MIGUEL ANGEL MACIAS VS COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

Legal Standard A defendant or cross-defendant may file a motion to reclassify “within the time allowed for that party to respond to the initial pleading.” (Code Civ. Proc., § 403.040, subd. (a).) If a party files a motion to reclassify after this time frame then the moving party must “show[] good cause for not seeking reclassification earlier.” (Code Civ. Proc., § 403.040, subd. (b).) In any event, the court may reclassify a case on its own motion at any time. (Code Civ. Proc., § 403.040, subd. (a).)

  • Hearing

    Nov 19, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Discrimination/Harass

(NO CASE NAME AVAILABLE)

On October 1, 2020, Plaintiffs filed the instant motion to reclassify case from an unlawful detainer to an unlimited jurisdiction civil case. ANALYSIS: I.

  • Hearing

    Nov 16, 2020

VICTORIA RODRIGUEZ, ET AL. VS RACHEL SZAMOWSKI,

Conclusion Plaintiffs Victoria Rodriguez and Linda Luna’s Motion to Reclassify Action as Unlimited is GRANTED. Moving party to give notice.

  • Hearing

    Nov 10, 2020

  • County

    Los Angeles County, CA

CHRISTENSEN VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO

"A motion to reclassify an unlimited civil case as a limited civil case may be granted only if the court determines that plaintiff's claim necessarily involves less than $25,000; i.e., that a greater recovery 'could not be obtained' or is 'virtually unobtainable.'" Edmon and Karnow, Cal. Prac. Guide: Civ. Pro. Before Trial (The Rutter Group 2020) at ¶ 3:119 (citing Walker v. Superior Court (1991) 53 Cal. 3d 257, 269-270).

  • Hearing

    Nov 03, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

CHRISTENSEN VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO

"A motion to reclassify an unlimited civil case as a limited civil case may be granted only if the court determines that plaintiff's claim necessarily involves less than $25,000; i.e., that a greater recovery 'could not be obtained' or is 'virtually unobtainable.'" Edmon and Karnow, Cal. Prac. Guide: Civ. Pro. Before Trial (The Rutter Group 2020) at ¶ 3:119 (citing Walker v. Superior Court (1991) 53 Cal. 3d 257, 269-270).

  • Hearing

    Nov 03, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

CHRISTENSEN VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO

"A motion to reclassify an unlimited civil case as a limited civil case may be granted only if the court determines that plaintiff's claim necessarily involves less than $25,000; i.e., that a greater recovery 'could not be obtained' or is 'virtually unobtainable.'" Edmon and Karnow, Cal. Prac. Guide: Civ. Pro. Before Trial (The Rutter Group 2020) at ¶ 3:119 (citing Walker v. Superior Court (1991) 53 Cal. 3d 257, 269-270).

  • Hearing

    Nov 03, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

(NO CASE NAME AVAILABLE)

Responding Party: Plaintiff Top Team Realty Motion to Reclassify The court considered the moving and opposition papers. RULING The motion is GRANTED. BACKGROUND On March 2, 2020, plaintiff Top Team Realty, Inc. filed a UD complaint against Jude Okwaraibekwe and Ijeoma Okwaraibekwe. On July 20, 2020, plaintiff filed a FAC based on a three-day notice to pay rent or quit. On September 10, 2020, the court related this case with the breach of habitability case case no. 20TRCV00005.

  • Hearing

    Oct 29, 2020

TOP TEAM REALTY VS JUDE OKWARAIBEKWE, ET AL.

Responding Party: Plaintiff Top Team Realty Motion to Reclassify The court considered the moving and opposition papers. RULING The motion is GRANTED. BACKGROUND On March 2, 2020, plaintiff Top Team Realty, Inc. filed a UD complaint against Jude Okwaraibekwe and Ijeoma Okwaraibekwe. On July 20, 2020, plaintiff filed a FAC based on a three-day notice to pay rent or quit. On September 10, 2020, the court related this case with the breach of habitability case case no. 20TRCV00005.

  • Hearing

    Oct 29, 2020

(NO CASE NAME AVAILABLE)

On July 17, 2020, Plaintiff MCB Trust filed a motion to reclassify this unlawful detainer action from limited civil to unlimited civil. On August 17, 2020, the Court granted Plaintiff’s motion to reclassify. On September 2, 2020 the Court denied Plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment. On October 7, 2020, Plaintiff filed a motion for leave to file a first amended complaint (FAC).

  • Hearing

    Oct 28, 2020

OLAWALE 'WALE' B. ONAYEMI, TRUSTEE OF THE OLAWALE (WALE) BABATUNDE ONAYEMI LIVING TRUST VS U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

C/O: 01-11-21 TRIAL DATE: 01-26-21 PROCEEDINGS: MOTION TO RECLASSIFY CASE FROM LIMITED JURISDICTION TO UNLIMITED JURISDICTION PURSUANT TO CCP § 403.040 MOVING PARTY: Plaintiff Olawale B. Onayemi, Trustee of the Olawale Babatunde Onayemi Living Trust RESP. PARTY: None MOTION TO RECLASSIFY (CCP § 403.040) TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiff’s Motion to Reclassify Case from Limited to Unlimited Jurisdiction is GRANTED. Plaintiff is ordered to pay the reclassification fee within ten (10) days of this order.

  • Hearing

    Oct 27, 2020

DORESS M. WEHMEIER, ET AL. VS HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

WEHMEIER vs HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA Defendant’s Motion to Reclassify TENTATIVE RULING: The motion to reclassify is denied. Defendant moves for an order to reclassify this case as a civil limited case on the ground maximum potential damages do not exceed $25,000. “. . . The superior court must deny the motion to reclassify the case as limited (and thus keep the matter in the unlimited civil court) unless it appears to a legal certainty that the plaintiff's damages will necessarily be less than $25,000.

  • Hearing

    Oct 26, 2020

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