What is a Motion to Tax Costs?

Useful Rulings on Motion to Tax Costs

Recent Rulings on Motion to Tax Costs

ARANGO VS. ARNOLD MD

Plaintiffs did not file a motion to tax costs and did not raise an objection to costs in its opposition. The Court confirms the Arnold Defendants timely claimed recoverable costs. Plaintiffs Carlos Arango and Monica Ghersi are ordered to pay the Arnold Defendants costs on appeal in the amount of $531.53. IT IS SO ORDERED.

  • Hearing

    Sep 21, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Medical Malpractice

PERSLOW V KINGS COUNTY VENTURES

Ex. 5: Ruling on Defendants’ Motion to Strike and Tax Costs and Plaintiffs’ Motion fo Attorney Fees, filed July 21, 2014 in Grow Land and Water, LLC, et al. vs.

  • Hearing

    Sep 21, 2020

GARCIA VS BERTONE HEARING RE: MOTION TO TAX COSTS BY PAULA MARIE BERTONE

On March 10, 2020, Plaintiff filed a memorandum of costs seeking $33,640.95 in costs. Defendant moves to strike or tax those costs under Code of Civil Procedure sections 1033.5 and 1034, and Rules of Court, rule 3.1700. The Court grants the motion with respect to $29,541.85 in claimed costs, and otherwise denies the motion. Defendant is awarded cos...

  • Hearing

    Sep 21, 2020

ARANGO VS. ARNOLD MD

Plaintiffs did not file a motion to tax costs and did not raise an objection to costs in its opposition. The Court confirms A Perfect Match timely claimed recoverable costs on appeal in the amount of $390. Plaintiffs Carlos Arango and Monica Ghersi are ordered to pay Defendant A Perfect Match, Inc. costs on appeal in the amount of $390. IT IS SO ORDERED.

  • Hearing

    Sep 21, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Medical Malpractice

GRUNFELD V. HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Additionally, Defendant seeks to tax $150.00 in costs anticipated by Plaintiff to be incurred for a motion for attorney’s fees, and $150.00 in costs anticipated by Plaintiff to be incurred for Defendant’s motion to strike/tax costs. Plaintiff has not met his burden in opposition to demonstrate that these costs are reasonable. It is not entirely clear from the opposition what these amounts are comprised of.

  • Hearing

    Sep 21, 2020

DAKOTA FINANCIAL, LLC VS TIGER TRANS INC., ET AL.

If the items appearing in a cost bill appear to be proper charges, the burden is on the party seeking to tax costs to show that they were not reasonable or necessary. (Ladas v. California State Automotive Assoc. (1993) 19 Cal.App.4th 761, 773-74.) The filing and service fees appear reasonable and are not challenged by a motion to tax costs. Conclusion Plaintiff Dakota Financial, Inc.’s Motion for Attorneys’ Fees and Costs is GRANTED IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,474.55 ATTORNEY’S FEES AND $1,100.00 COSTS.

  • Hearing

    Sep 21, 2020

  • County

    Los Angeles County, CA

KRISTA LYNN TAYLOR VS LISA HANKIN

On July 21, 2020, the Court granted in part and denied in part Plaintiffs’ motion to tax costs. The Court found that total costs in the sum of $14,4296.62 are allowed. On August 18, 2020, Defendant Lisa Hankin filed the instant motion for order requiring undertaking to stay enforcement of judgment on appeal. ANALYSIS: I. Legal Standard The “trial courts have discretion to impose an undertaking requirement with regard to a judgment solely for costs.” (Quiles v.

  • Hearing

    Sep 21, 2020

  • Type

    Real Property

  • Sub Type

    Landlord Tenant

JOHN J STEF VS PUEBLO RADIOLOGY MEDICAL GROUP INC ET AL

Mariners Mile Gateway, LLC (2010) 185 Cal.App.4th 1050, 1065, which held that when sophisticated parties specifically provide for recovery of expert witness fees in a freely negotiated contract, such fees may be recovered by including them on a memorandum of costs, and proving them if a motion to tax costs is filed.

  • Hearing

    Sep 18, 2020

  • Judge Donna Geck
  • County

    Santa Barbara County, CA

PDTW, LLC VS. KRING & CHUNG

But Plaintiffs, as is their right, challenged the unclear memorandum through a motion to tax costs, and Defendants, in response, provided the documents necessary to (largely) meet their burden of proving recoverability. Taking the foregoing into account, Plaintiffs’ motion is GRANTED as to the courtesy copies and DENIED in all other respects. Defendants are awarded $7,245.65 in costs. III.

  • Hearing

    Sep 18, 2020

STROBEL V. JOHNSON & JOHNSON, ET AL.

Motion by Plaintiffs to Tax Costs Claimed by Defendants JOHNSON & JOHNSON and JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER INC. TENTATIVE RULING C.C.P. §1033.5(a) sets forth categories of costs which are generally recoverable by a prevailing party against the losing party. Among those categories of costs are “Filing, motion, and jury fees”. The opposition to this motion withdrew all claims for the earlier-claimed $8,983.00 in filing, motion and jury fees other than the amount of $1,520.00.

  • Hearing

    Sep 18, 2020

DAVID ALLEN V. KELSA GENTRY

Motion to Strike or Tax Costs TENTATIVE RULING Plaintiff DAVID ALLEN, A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION moves to strike the memorandum of costs filed by Defendants KELSA GENTRY and THE VEEN FIRM, PC, arguing that Defendants were not “prevailing parties.” Plaintiff alternatively moves that the court tax Defendants’ claimed costs. The court has previously identified Defendants as the “prevailing parties.” Plaintiff did not secure its litigation goals, whereas Defendants clearly did.

  • Hearing

    Sep 18, 2020

SCOTT SCHREIBER ET AL VS CITY OF LOS ANGELES ET AL

CITY OF LOS ANGELES Case Number: BS173256 Hearing Date: September 18, 2020 [Tentative] ORDER DENYING THE MOTION TO TAX COSTS OF RESPONDENT CITY OF LOS ANGELES ORDER DENYING THE MOTION TO TAX COSTS OF REAL PARTIES IN INTEREST KIWI NEMAN AND 488 SAN VICENTE LLC

  • Hearing

    Sep 18, 2020

  • Type

    Administrative

  • Sub Type

    Writ

ADELAIDE ROSE PALMSTROM VS CITY OF PASADENA ET AL

Any notice of motion to strike or to tax costs must be served and filed 15 days after service of the cost memorandum. (CRC Rule 3.1700(b)(1).) After the time has passed for a motion to strike or tax costs or for determination of that motion, the clerk must immediately enter the costs on the judgment. CRC Rule 3.1700(b)(4).) In ruling on a motion to tax costs, the Court determines whether the statute expressly allows the particular item and whether it appears proper on its face. (Gorman v.

  • Hearing

    Sep 18, 2020

  • County

    Los Angeles County, CA

ANDREW BURKOT VS COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES ET AL

Plaintiff’s motion to strike or tax costs is granted in part and denied in part. The total costs County may recover from Plaintiff shall be $36,068.08. Each party shall provide notice of their respective rulings.

  • Hearing

    Sep 18, 2020

  • County

    Los Angeles County, CA

JOHN VORZIMER ET AL VS STEVEN BERKOWITZ ET AL

On September 11, 2020, Defendants filed a "Response to Plaintiffs' Motion to Tax Costs," stating that they do not oppose the items identified in the motion. Accordingly, Defendants' costs are reduced in the amount of $4,437.57 and total costs awarded is now $16,649.34. Counsel for the Plaintiffs to give notice.

  • Hearing

    Sep 17, 2020

EPIFANIO ROMAN VS GENERAL MOTORS LLC

In Reply, Plaintiff argues that GM should have filed a Motion to Tax Costs instead of objecting to this Motion for Attorneys’ Fees and Costs. (Reply at p. 10.) Plaintiff does not cite any law stating that the opposing party can only properly object to costs in a Motion to Tax Costs.

  • Hearing

    Sep 17, 2020

  • Type

    Contract

  • Sub Type

    Breach

ILLINOIS MIDWEST INSURANCE AGENCY VS. CHASE

The motion of Defendant Michael Chase to strike or tax costs is granted in part. The Court finds that the motion was timely filed or, alternatively, extends the time for the filing of the motion.

  • Hearing

    Sep 17, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

EADS AVENUE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION VS PETER RIX

Cross-Complainants Andrew Bojak and Shiva Bojak's motion to strike/tax costs is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. 1. Filing and motion fees. Granted. Filing fees are a recoverable cost pursuant to CCP § 1033.5(a)(1). Rix-Li concede costs of $71.86. The court taxes costs of $71.86. It is evident from Rix-Li's Memorandum of Costs and the parties' briefs on this motion that Rix-Li seeks both filing fees as well as electronic filing/service fees and attorney service fees under this category.

  • Hearing

    Sep 17, 2020

  • Type

    Contract

  • Sub Type

    Contract - Other

MUHAMET CIFLIGU ET AL VS. AMBITIONS CALIFORNIA, INC ET AL

., et al.’s Motion to Tax Costs Muhamet Cifligu, et al.’s Motion to Tax Costs Muhamet Cifligu, et al.’s Motion to File Confidential Agreement Under Seal TENTATIVE RULING Colliers International Greater Los Angeles, Inc., et al.’s Motion for Attorneys’ Fees is granted. Muhamet Cifligu, et al.’s Motion for Attorneys’ Fees is denied. Colliers International Greater Los Angeles, Inc., et al.’s Motion to Tax Costs is granted. Muhamet Cifligu, et al.’s Motion to Tax Costs is denied.

  • Hearing

    Sep 16, 2020

  • Type

    Real Property

  • Sub Type

    Landlord Tenant

SUMER CAMPA VS SLV INVESTMENT COMPANY LLC ET AL

Conclusion Plaintiff’s motion to tax costs is granted in the amount of $4,434.27. Plaintiff’s motion for attorney fees is granted in the total amount of $140,000.00

  • Hearing

    Sep 16, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

PEACHES NONG JENSEN ET AL VS CHARON SOLUTIONS INC ET AL

The minute order for that hearing, however, stated:“The motion to Tax Costs is GRANTED as to items 10 in the amount of $443.73. Pursuant to the legal analysis attached to the tentative ruling given to counsel’” Charon contends that the July 17, 2012 minute order reflects a ruling by the Court rejecting Peachtree’s motion to tax the attorney’s fees in total.

  • Hearing

    Sep 15, 2020

WILLIAM GLAD VS HONG WASH LLC ET AL

Conclusion The motion to tax costs is granted as to the jury fee of $150 only. It is otherwise denied. The parties are reminded that there is an ORAP and an OSC re: dismissal after settlement on calendar today concurrently with the hearing on the two motions, above.

  • Hearing

    Sep 15, 2020

  • Type

    Real Property

  • Sub Type

    Landlord Tenant

RICO VS FCA US LLC

Costs: Defendant FCA US LLC (“Defendant”) did not move to tax. Costs are awarded in the amount of $813.28. Evidentiary Objections: Plaintiffs make 7 evidentiary objections to the Proudfoot Declaration. The objections are immaterial, as the Court’s determination of this motion is based upon its own evaluation of the nature of the litigation, its difficulty, the dollar amounts involved, the skill required and skill employed, the attention given, and the success or failure. (PLCM Group, Inc. v.

  • Hearing

    Sep 15, 2020

DOTSON VS. AACRES L.L.C.

Motion to Tax Costs filed by Aacres LLC OFF CALENDAR

  • Hearing

    Sep 14, 2020

ANTHONY ALIMONTI VS. FORD MOTOR COMPANY, A DELAWARE CORP

Defendant’s motion to tax costs for copies and Court Call is denied. Defendant’s motion to tax costs is denied. Ross 9/13/2020 ………………………… Directions for Contesting or Arguing the Tentative Ruling: Tentative rulings for Law and Motion will be posted electronically by 1:30 p.m. the day before the hearing.

  • Hearing

    Sep 13, 2020

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