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Fresno County, California

County Name

Fresno County

Population

999,101

Area (sq mi)

5,963

County Seat

Fresno

Established Year

1856

Board of Supervisors

District 1 – Brian Pacheco
District 2 – Steve Brandau
District 3 – Sal Quintero
District 4 – Buddy Mendes
District 5 – Nathan Magsig

Form of Government

Charter

Administration Address

2281 Tulare St Room 304 Fresno, CA 93721

Phone Number

(559) 600-1710

Meaning of Name

The city of Fresno; fresno is Spanish for "ash tree".

Rulings

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REDWAN V. SUNRUN, INC.

Motion: by defendant Sunrun, Inc., to Compel Arbitration Tentative Ruling: To deny. Explanation: Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1013b, the moving party is required to submit an affidavit to the court of proper e-service. Here, the moving party has not complied with the service requirement and such failure renders the motion def...

  • Hearing

    Nov 30, 2020

GREEN V. STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Motion: By Defendants to lift stay Tentative Ruling: To grant Defendants Brown, Beard, and Brazelton's unopposed motion to lift the stay imposed pending resolution of Hines v. Youseff ((9th Cir. 2019) 914 F.3d 1218). To set Defendants' demurrer and motion to strike for hearing on January 21, 2021. Explanation: The instant matter was stayed pe...

  • Hearing

    Nov 30, 2020

  • Type

    Other

  • Sub Type

    Intellectual Property

PETERSON V. ADT, LLC

Motion: Application of Dan J. Gendreau to appear as counsel pro hac vice Tentative Ruling: To grant the application. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 9.40.) Explanation: Defendant has filed an application for Dan J. Gendreau to appear in the above- entitled case, pro hac vice. The Court continued the hearing on this matter to allow Defendant ti...

  • Hearing

    Nov 30, 2020

CGA PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, INC. V. GENERAL MOTORS, LLC

Motion: Demurrer to First Amended Complaint and Motion to strike Portions of the First Amended Complaint Tentative Ruling: To sustain the demurrer. (Code of Civ. Proc., § 430.10, subd. (e).) To grant the motion to strike. (Code of Civ. Proc., §§ 435, 436.) Leave to amend granted. Plaintiff is granted 10 days’ leave to file the First Amend...

  • Hearing

    Nov 30, 2020

BMO HARRIS BANK N.A. V. JASANVIR GREWAL

Motion: Motion for Summary Judgment/Adjudication by Plaintiff BMO Harris Bank Tentative Ruling: To continue the hearing on the motion for summary judgment to March 9, 2021, at 3:30 p.m., in Department 503. To vacate the trial date currently set for January 20, 2021, and to set a trial setting conference on December 2, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. in De...

  • Hearing

    Nov 30, 2020

MORENO V. SPHERION STAFFING, LLC

Motion: Pro hac vice application Tentative Ruling: To take off calendar, as no moving papers have been filed. Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312(a), and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5, subdivision (a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative ruling will serve as the order of the ...

  • Hearing

    Nov 30, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

ROBILLARD V. FRESNO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER,ET AL.

Motion: Pervaiz Chaudhry and Valley Cardiac Surgery Medical Group’s Motion to Tax Costs Tentative Ruling: To deny. Explanation: Under Code of Civil Procedure section 1032, subdivision (b), “a prevailing party is entitled as a matter of right to recover costs in any proceeding.” The losing party may dispute any or all of the items in the...

  • Hearing

    Nov 30, 2020

JAMIE STORMENT V. MIGUEL SANTILLANEZ, JR

Motions: by plaintiffs Jamie Storment, Britney McDougall and Vanessa McDougall to quash subpoenas or, alternatively, for protective order, and for sanctions related thereto. Tentative Ruling: To grant plaintiffs’ motion to quash all subpoenas, except Pacific Bell Company as to Vanessa McDougall; Sprint PCS Wireless as to Vanessa McDougall; ...

  • Hearing

    Nov 25, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

PEREZ V. LIDESTRI FOODS, INC. ET AL.

Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim Tentative Ruling: To deny without prejudice. Petitioner must file an amended petition, with appropriate supporting papers and proposed orders, and obtain new hearing date for consideration of the amended petition. (Super. Ct. Fresno County, Local Rules, rule 2.8.4.) Explanation: The petition is inc...

  • Hearing

    Nov 23, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. V. HUDLER, ET AL.

Motion: Plaintiff’s motion to amend judgment Tentative Ruling: To grant Plaintiff's motion to amend the judgment that was entered July 10, 2020. The Court intends to sign the proposed amended judgment. Explanation: The Court has both inherent and statutory power to correct clerical errors in a judgment so as to conform it to the judgment di...

  • Hearing

    Nov 20, 2020

  • Type

    Real Property

  • Sub Type

    other

ROSENBAUM V. CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION, ET AL.

Motion: by plaintiff for Summary Judgment/Adjudication Tentative Ruling: To deny. (Code Civ. Proc. § 437c, subds. (c), (f).) Explanation: The operative pleading, the First Amended Complaint, alleges a single cause of action for refund of taxes assessed by and paid to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (“CDTFA”). In a ...

  • Hearing

    Nov 20, 2020

  • Type

    Other

  • Sub Type

    Intellectual Property

JOHNSON V. WATT

Motions (x2): Petitions to compromise claims of minors Tentative Ruling: To deny both petitions without prejudice. Petitioner must file amended petitions and obtain a new hearing date for consideration of the amended petitions. (Super. Ct. Fresno County, Local Rules, rule 2.8.4.) Explanation: On both petitions, Petitioner has marked item 9....

  • Hearing

    Nov 18, 2020

  • Type

    Other

  • Sub Type

    Intellectual Property

CARDIOVASCULAR CONSULTANTS HEART CENTER, INC. V. JAVED

Motion: Motion for leave to amend to file a fifth amended complaint, by plaintiff Tentative Ruling: To grant. Plaintiff is granted 10 days leave to file the fifth amended complaint. The time in which the complaint can be amended will run from service by the clerk of the minute order. All new allegations in the fifth amended complaint are to be ...

  • Hearing

    Nov 18, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

VOGT V. PORTER

Motion: Defendant’s demurrer to the first amended complaint Tentative Ruling: To overrule the demurrer. (Code of Civ. Proc., § 430.10, subds. (e), (f).) Defendant shall file and serve his answer to the complaint within thirty (30) days from the date of this order. Explanation: General Demurrer (Code of Civ. Proc., § 430.10, subd. (e)) Gen...

  • Hearing

    Nov 18, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

PEREZ V. GIDEON

Motion: Petition to compromise minor's claim Tentative Ruling: To grant. Order signed. Hearing off calendar. Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312(a), and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5, subdivision (a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative ruling will serve as the order of the c...

  • Hearing

    Nov 18, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

DALTON V. HERNANDEZ

Motion: By defendants Hernandez and J&V Properties, Inc. for stay of proceedings and to vacate trial date Tentative Ruling: To deny the motion for stay, without prejudice, should further developments provide additional foundation for the relief sought. To vacate the March 8, 2021 trial date and schedule a trial setting conference on December ...

  • Hearing

    Nov 18, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

CESAR SOLORIO V. FRESNO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER

Motion: Motion for Summary Judgment, by defendant Fresno Community Hospital and Medical Center Tentative Ruling: To deny defendant’s motion for summary judgment. The court declines to rule on objections. None are material to the disposition of the motion. (Code Civ. Proc., § 437c, subd. (q).) Explanation: Summary judgment of declaratory r...

  • Hearing

    Nov 17, 2020

  • Type

    Other

  • Sub Type

    Intellectual Property

PERKINS V. EXCLUSIVE WIRELESS, INC.

Motion: by plaintiff for class certification and preliminary approval of class settlement Tentative Ruling: To continue the hearing to March 18, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. in Department 501. To order defendant to appear at the March 18 hearing and show cause, if there is any, why it should not be sanctioned for failing to obey the court’s prior Order t...

  • Hearing

    Nov 17, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

JAMES V. S&A CAPITAL PARTNERS, INC.

Motion: By Plaintiffs for Entry of Judgment Based on Written Settlement Agreement Tentative Ruling: To grant plaintiffs’ motion for entry of judgment pursuant to the terms of the written settlement agreement, in the amount of $10,000 against defendant S&A Capital Partners, Inc. (Code Civ. Proc. § 664.6.) To grant plaintiffs’ request for attorne...

  • Hearing

    Nov 17, 2020

  • Type

    Real Property

  • Sub Type

    other

BAGGA V. CITY NATIONAL BANK

Motion: By Defendant to Deem Request for Admissions, set one Admitted Tentative Ruling: To deem Defendant’s request for admissions, set one, admitted. (Code Civ. Proc., §2033.280, subd. (b).) To deny the request for terminating and evidentiary sanctions. To impose monetary sanctions in favor of Defendant City National Bank, and against Plaint...

  • Hearing

    Nov 17, 2020

  • Type

    Real Property

  • Sub Type

    other

RICHARDSON V. JCT TRUCKING, ET AL.

Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim Tentative Ruling: To grant. Proposed order signed. Hearing off calendar. Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312(a), and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5, subdivision (a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative ruling will serve as the order...

  • Hearing

    Nov 17, 2020

ESCARENO, ET AL. V. YAMAMOTO, ET AL.

Motions: Petitions to compromise claim of a minor (x3) Tentative Ruling: To grant. Orders signed. Hearings off calendar. Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312(a), and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5, subdivision (a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative ruling will serve as the or...

  • Hearing

    Nov 17, 2020

AGUILAR, ET AL V. RIOS, ET AL

Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim Tentative Ruling: To deny without prejudice. Petitioner must file a new petition, with appropriate supporting papers and proposed orders, and obtain a new hearing date for consideration of the amended petition. (Super. Ct. Fresno County, Local Rules, rule 2.8.4) Appearances by the minor and GAL are e...

  • Hearing

    Nov 17, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

VALLEJOS V. SAINT AGNES MEDICAL CENTER

Motion: By Defendant Saint Agnes Medical Center for Summary Judgment or, in the Alternative, Summary Adjudication Tentative Ruling: To grant defendant Saint Agnes Medical Center’s motion for summary judgment as to the entire complaint against it. (Code Civ. Proc., § 437c.) Explanation: First, defendant Saint Agnes moves for summary adjudi...

  • Hearing

    Nov 16, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

HUESCA V. VU, ET AL.

Motion: Defendant Vue’s Motion to Set Aside Default Tentative Ruling: To deny without prejudice. Explanation: Vu was personally served with the summons and complaint on November 10, 2018. Default was entered against Vu on January 7, 2019, after two unsuccessful prior attempts in December of 2018. This motion to set aside default was filed...

  • Hearing

    Nov 16, 2020

  • Type

    Real Property

  • Sub Type

    other

DELAO V. LYONS MAGNUS, INC.

Motion: Order to Show Cause as to why administrator should not be ordered to refund excess payments mode to itself and redistribute such to class members Amendment of judgment under Code of Civil Procedure section 384, subdivision (b) Tentative Ruling: To continue to January 21, 2021, at 3:30 p.m., in this Department. Explanation: C...

  • Hearing

    Nov 16, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

IN RE ANDRIA HERNANDEZ

Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim Tentative Ruling: To grant. Orders signed. Petition off calendar. Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312(a) and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5, subd. (a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative ruling will serve as the order of the court ...

  • Hearing

    Nov 16, 2020

  • Type

    Other

  • Sub Type

    Intellectual Property

PETERSON V. ADT, LLC

Motion: By defendants for admission of counsel pro hac vice Tentative Ruling: To deny, without prejudice. Explanation: The application states it was served by electronic service, which is permitted by Judicial Council Emergency Rule 12. However, Code of Civil Procedure section 1013b, subdivision (b)(3) states that a proof of such service mu...

  • Hearing

    Nov 16, 2020

JAMERSON V. GADE, M.D., ET AL.

Motion: By Defendant St. Agnes Medical Center for Summary Judgment Tentative Ruling: To grant. (Code of Civ. Proc., § 437c, subd. (c).) The prevailing party is directed to submit to this court, within five (5) days of service of the minute order, a proposed judgment consistent with the court’s summary judgment ruling. Explanation: A trial...

  • Hearing

    Nov 16, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Medical Malpractice

CALIFORNIA LABOR COMMISSIONER V. GREAT AMERICANINVESTMENTS, INC., ET AL.

Motion: Plaintiff’s Motion to Amend Complaint Tentative Ruling: To continue the motion to Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. in Department 403. Plaintiff shall serve on defendants the moving papers along with a new notice of motion. Any opposition and reply papers shall be filed in accordance with the continued hearing date. (Code Civ. Pr...

  • Hearing

    Nov 13, 2020

IN RE: 13641 THIRD STREET, PARLIER, CA 93648

Motion: By Claimant for Disbursement of Surplus Funds Tentative Ruling: To take the matter off calendar, as no moving papers have been filed. Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312(a), and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5, subdivision (a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative ruling...

  • Hearing

    Nov 13, 2020

  • Type

    Other

  • Sub Type

    Intellectual Property

PRUNEDA V. SELECT PORTFOLIO SERVICING, INC.

Motion: Defendant’s demurrer to the Complaint and motion to strike portions of the Complaint Tentative Ruling: To grant the request for the court to take judicial notice of the recorded documents. (Evid. Code § 452, subd. (h).) To sustain the special demurrer. (Code of Civ. Proc. § 430.10, subd. (d).) To sustain the general demurrer with th...

  • Hearing

    Nov 13, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

YAMILET ROMO V. LARRY AUDET

Motion: Demurrer, by defendants Laton Unified School District and Jason KriKava Tentative Ruling: To grant defendants’ request for judicial notice. (Evid. Code § 452, subd (c).) To sustain the demurrer in its entirety to the first, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth causes of action, without leave to amend. Explanation: In the case at...

  • Hearing

    Nov 13, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

ELECTION INTEGRITY PROJECT CALIFORNIA, INC. V. ORTH ET AL.

Motion: Demurrer to First Amended Complaint Tentative Ruling: To sustain the demurrer to the First Amended Complaint without leave to amend. (Code Civ. Proc., § 430.10, subd. (e).) Prevailing parties to submit to this court, within seven days of service of the minute order, a proposed judgment dismissing the action as to the demurring defendant...

  • Hearing

    Nov 13, 2020

  • Type

    Other

  • Sub Type

    Intellectual Property

BLANCO V. WRIGHT

Motion: By Plaintiff Blanco for an Order Striking Defendant’s Answer and Cross-Complaint, and Entering Defendant’s Default Tentative Ruling: To grant the plaintiff’s motion to strike defendant David J. Wright, DDS, Inc.’s answer and cross-complaint, and to enter defendant’s default. (Code Civ. Proc. § 436.) Explanation: Defendant David J. W...

  • Hearing

    Nov 13, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

ATKINS V. HENDLEY, ET AL.

Motion: Plaintiff’s Counsel’s First Amended Motion to Withdraw Tentative Ruling: To deny, without prejudice. Explanation: With court approval, an attorney may withdraw from representing a client while an action is pending, even if the client objects. (Code Civ. Proc., § 284; Cal. Rules of Court, rule 3.1362.) "A notice of motion and motion ...

  • Hearing

    Nov 13, 2020

  • Type

    Real Property

  • Sub Type

    other

IN RE OSVALDO RODRIGUEZ ARIAS, A MINOR

Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim Tentative Ruling: To grant. Orders signed, motion off calendar. Pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 3.1312(a) and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5, subd. (a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative ruling will serve as the order of the court an...

  • Hearing

    Nov 13, 2020

  • Type

    Other

  • Sub Type

    Intellectual Property

IN RE HEATHER SILVA

Motion: Amended Petition for Minor’s Compromise Tentative Ruling: To grant. Orders signed. Petition off calendar. Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312(a) and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5, subd. (a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative ruling will serve as the order of the cou...

  • Hearing

    Nov 13, 2020

  • Type

    Other

  • Sub Type

    Intellectual Property

ERIKSSON, LLC V. LOVELAND PRODUCTS, INC.

Motion: Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice, re: Benjamin A. Schwartzman Tentative Ruling: To grant. Explanation: California Rules of Court, rule 9.40 sets for the requirements for eligibility to be admitted pro hac vice in this state. If such requirements are met, the decision whether to admit or deny the application is a discretionary decisi...

  • Hearing

    Nov 13, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Products Liability

AGUAYO V. SPILLMAN

Motions: Petitions to compromise minors’ claims (x2) Tentative Ruling: To grant the petition to compromise the claim of Conan Aguayo. The proposed orders approving Claimant Aguayo's compromise and to deposit the money into a blocked account will be signed. To deny the petition to compromise the claim of Chloe Umpress, without prejudice. Petit...

  • Hearing

    Nov 12, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

ALVAREZ V. ADVENTIST HEALTH

Motion: Plaintiff’s Motion for Approval of PAGA Settlement Tentative Ruling: To grant and approve the settlement. Explanation: Plaintiffs seek approval of the settlement of this action brought under PAGA. The operative pleading, the First Amended Complaint, asserts a single cause of action under PAGA for failure to provide employees with (a...

  • Hearing

    Nov 12, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

ITURRALDE V. O’CAIN

Motion: by Defendant Linda O’Cain to Set Aside Default Tentative Ruling: To grant defendant Linda O’Cain’s motion to set aside the default entered against her on March 12, 2020. (Code Civ. Proc. § 473, subd. (b).) Defendant shall file and serve her Answer to the Complaint within 15 days of the date of this order. Explanation: Code of Civil ...

  • Hearing

    Nov 12, 2020

  • Type

    Real Property

  • Sub Type

    other

THE DIOCESE OF SAN JOAQUIN V. THE REV. JAMES SNELL ET AL.

Motion: Motion to Set Amount of Bond on Appeal Tentative Ruling: To grant and set defendants’ appellate bond at $388,000. Explanation: Code of Civil Procedure1 section 916 provides the general provision which stays all judgments pending appeal. The various specific statutory exceptions to the automatic stay are found in section 917.1 et seq...

  • Hearing

    Nov 10, 2020

  • Type

    Other

  • Sub Type

    Intellectual Property

IN RE: 81 E. SUSSEX WAY, FRESNO, CA 93704

Motion: By Claimant Shelia M. Wood, as Successor Trustee of the Barton Leslie Ginsburg Living Trust, for Disbursement of Surplus Funds Tentative Ruling: To grant claimant Shelia M. Wood’s motion for disbursement of the surplus funds from the foreclosure sale of the property located at 81 E. Sussex Way, Fresno, California 93704, in the amoun...

  • Hearing

    Nov 10, 2020

  • Type

    Other

  • Sub Type

    Intellectual Property

OTTO V. FOSTER FARMS, LLC

Motion: by Defendants Foster Farms, LLC, and Foster Poultry Farms, Inc., for Demurrer and Motion to Strike Portions of First Amended Complaint (FAC) Tentative Ruling: To overrule the demurrer as to the sixth cause of action. To sustain the demurrer as to the tenth cause of action, with leave to amend, for failure to state facts sufficient...

  • Hearing

    Nov 10, 2020

MARTIN V. STATE CENTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

Motion: by Defendant State Center Community College District for Summary Judgment or, in the Alternative, Summary Adjudication Tentative Ruling: To deny defendant’s motion in all respects. (Code Civ. Proc. § 437c.) Explanation: First Cause of Action: Defendant State Center Community College District (SCCCD) moves for summary adjudicatio...

  • Hearing

    Oct 30, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

STATE OF CALIFORNIA V. ANDRANIGIAN ET AL.

Motion: Plaintiff State of California’s motion to compel initial discovery responses to special interrogatories, sets four and five, from defendant Brent Jackson and for monetary sanctions Tentative Ruling: To grant. (Code Civ. Proc., § 2030.290.) Within 20 days of service of the order by the clerk, defendant Brent Jackson shall serve res...

  • Hearing

    Oct 28, 2020

  • Type

    Real Property

  • Sub Type

    Breach

HENKLE V. TOWER YOGA LLC

Motion: by plaintiffs for preliminary injunction Tentative Ruling: To grant a preliminary injunction that: 1) Defendant Kamboj is removed a manager of Tower Yoga and plaintiff Henkle is named as manager in his place; 2) All bank account records and login credentials for same, software, or other services used by Tower Yoga are to be turned t...

  • Hearing

    Oct 28, 2020

LINLEY V. HORIZON HEALTH AND SUB-ACUTE, LLC

Motion: Defendant Horizon Health & Sub-Acute, LLC, dba Horizon Health and Subacute Center’s Demurrer to the and Motion to Strike the First Cause of Action Tentative Ruling: To overrule the demurrer in its entirety. To deny the motion to strike except for the request to strike plaintiffs’ prayer for a $500 penalty per violation of the Patien...

  • Hearing

    Oct 28, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

DE LA CRUZ V. ZAMORA

Motion: by Defendant Zamora for Terminating Sanctions Tentative Ruling: To grant defendant’s motion for terminating sanctions against plaintiff, as plaintiff has willfully refused to comply with this court’s order compelling him to respond to discovery. (Code Civ. Proc. §§ 2023.010, subd. (g); 2030.290, subd. (c); 2031.300, subd. (c).) To strik...

  • Hearing

    Oct 28, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Medical Malpractice

DOMINGUEZ ET AL. V. HOLADAY, ET AL.

Motion: Plaintiff Crystal Dominguez’ Motion to Compel Production by Colonial Van & Storage, Inc., of Records of Luis Velosa M.D. Tentative Ruling: To grant. Explanation: The court finds that, as a result of his insanity plea and psychiatric examination and report by Luis Velosa, M.D., ordered by the court, Kyle Holaday has waived any righ...

  • Hearing

    Oct 28, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

LANDAS V. LLANERA, ET AL.

Motion: Default Prove-up Hearing Tentative Ruling: To deny, unless plaintiff can establish compliance with Code of Civil Procedure section 763.020, subdivision (a). Explanation: Where publication is ordered, it is governed by Code of Civil Procedure section 415.50, and is subject to the following conditions: (1) posting, within 10 days afte...

  • Hearing

    Oct 27, 2020

  • Type

    Real Property

  • Sub Type

    other

MAXWELL V. FRESNO COUNTY SPORTSMEN’S CLUB

Motion: by plaintiff for summary adjudication of his Fifth Cause of Action Tentative Ruling: To deny. Explanation: The court overrules all objections by defendant but for those to the evidence of the offer under Code of Civil Procedure 998 and of its denials of certain requests for admission. (Code Civ. Proc. § 998, subd. (b)(2); Evid. Code §...

  • Hearing

    Oct 27, 2020

  • Type

    Real Property

  • Sub Type

    other

WALLIS V. FELIX, ET AL.

Motion: By defendants for leave to file a first amended answer Tentative Ruling: To grant. Defendants shall file their amended pleading within 10 days from the date of service of this order by the clerk. Explanation: The court is allowed broad discretion in permitting the parties to amend their pleadings. (Code of Civ. Proc., § 473, subd. (...

  • Hearing

    Oct 27, 2020

DOLORES SOLORIO TRUST OF 1999 V. ESTRADA

Motion: by Cross-Defendant Steven Hrdlicka to Strike (Anti-SLAPP) Cross-Complaint Tentative Ruling: To deny. Explanation: The two causes of action subject to this motion are: (1) violation of the FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1692, et seq.); and (2) violation of Business & Professions Code section 17200. The SLAP...

  • Hearing

    Oct 27, 2020

  • Type

    Collections

  • Sub Type

    Collections

WALKER V. KAISER

Motion: By Jaireese Walker to withdraw money from blocked account Tentative Ruling: To grant. Explanation: California law provides that the funds deposited into a blocked account while a person is a minor belong to the person and may be withdrawn at will when that person reaches the age of 18, unless those funds were placed in a trust due t...

  • Hearing

    Oct 27, 2020

  • Type

    Other

  • Sub Type

    Intellectual Property

FLETCHER V. CABRERA

Motion: By Defendant Ygrene Energy Fund for Entry of Judgment Tentative Ruling: To grant defendant Ygrene Energy Fund’s motion for entry of judgment. (Code Civ. Proc. § 438, subd. (i).) Explanation: Under Code of Civil Procedure section 438, subdivision (i), “Where a motion for judgment on the pleadings is granted with leave to amend, the c...

  • Hearing

    Oct 27, 2020

BROWN V. BEVERLY HEALTHCARE-CALIFORNIA

Motion: By Defendant Beverly Healthcare-California for Summary Judgment, or in the Alternative Summary Adjudication Tentative Ruling: To deny Beverly Healthcare-California’s motion for summary judgment, or in the alternative summary adjudication. (Code Civ. Proc. § 437c.) Explanation: First of all, it does not appear that defendant has pr...

  • Hearing

    Oct 27, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

THE VONS COS., INC. V. INT’L MARKET LLC

Motion: Writ of Attachment Tentative Ruling: To deny. Explanation: Plaintiff The Vons Companies, Inc. (“Vons”) seeks a writ of attachment as to all three defendants, International Market, LLC, Patrick Hinds and Kao Lee-Hinds, in relation to its claim for breach of a sublease of real property to defendants. To issue a right to attach order...

  • Hearing

    Oct 27, 2020

BANKA V. BALI

Motion: By Plaintiffs for Default Judgment Against Defendants Leo Entertainment, Inc. and Daily Investments Group, LLC Tentative Ruling: To grant plaintiffs’ application for a default judgment against defendants Leo Entertainment, Inc. and Daily Investments Group, LLC, in the amount of $291,696.51. (Code Civ. Proc. §§ 585-586.) Explanation:...

  • Hearing

    Oct 27, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Fraud

OCHOA VS. MAGILL, ET AL.

Motion: Petition to Compromise a Minor’s Claim Tentative Ruling: To deny without prejudice. (Cal. Rule of Court, rule 3.1384.) Petitioner must file an amended petition in conformity with this ruling, with appropriate supporting papers and proposed orders, and further obtain a new hearing date for consideration of the amended petition. (Super. C...

  • Hearing

    Oct 27, 2020

JAMES B. WALKER FAMILY TRUST ET AL. V. BAIRD CROP INSURANCEAGENCY ET AL.

Motion: Global Ag Insurance Services, LLC’s Petition to Compel Arbitration Tentative Ruling: To grant and order plaintiffs to arbitrate their claims against Global Ag Insurance Services, LLC (“Global”) only, and award Global $495 in costs. This action is stayed (including as to Baird Crop Insurance Agency) pending completion of arbitration. E...

  • Hearing

    Oct 27, 2020

TOROSIAN V. THE WONDERFUL COMPANY

Motion: By Plaintiff Torosian for Approval of Settlement Under PAGA Tentative Ruling: To deny the plaintiff’s motion for approval of the settlement under PAGA, without prejudice, for failure to show that the LWDA has been served with notice of the settlement agreement and motion to approve the settlement. (Labor Code section 2699, subd. (l)(2)....

  • Hearing

    Oct 26, 2020

ASSEMI BROTHERS, LLC V. WONDEFUL PISTACHIOS AND ALMONDS, LLC

Motion: By Defendant The Wonderful Company LLC for Demurrer and Defendant Wonderful Almond Cooperative’s Motion to Strike Portions of the Second Amended Complaint Tentative Ruling: To overrule the demurrer. (Code Civ. Proc., § 430.10.) To deny the motion to strike. (Code Civ. Proc., §§ 435, 436.) Defendants shall serve and file their answer...

  • Hearing

    Oct 26, 2020

CALDERON V. FOSTER FARMS, LLC

Motion: Demurrer to First Amended Complaint and Motion to Strike Portions of the First Amended Complaint Tentative Ruling: To overrule defendant’s general demurrer to the sixth and tenth causes of action. (Code Civ. Proc. §430.10(e).) Defendant shall file and serve their answer to the first amended complaint within thirty (30) days from the d...

  • Hearing

    Oct 26, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

GARCIA V. SANCHEZ

Motions: By Defendant to Quash Service of Summons and to Dismiss Action; Court’s Order to Show Cause re Dismissal Tentative Ruling: To grant defendant’s motions to quash service of summons and to dismiss the action. (Code of Civ. Proc., §§ 418.10, 583.250.) To grant defendant’s requests for judicial notice. To vacate, as moot, the court’s ord...

  • Hearing

    Oct 26, 2020

JONES V. HILLER AIRCRAFT CORPORATION

Motion: Defendant Roadtex LTL, Inc.'s application for determination of good faith settlement Tentative Ruling: To take off calendar. (Code Civ. Proc. §877.6(a)(2).) Explanation: A "settling party may give notice of settlement to all parties and to the court, together with an application for determination of good faith settlement and a pro...

  • Hearing

    Oct 26, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

HARVEY V. GENERAL MOTORS, LLC

In the event that oral argument is requested it will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. in Dept 501 Motion: Demurrer to First Amended Complaint and Motion to strike Portions of the First Amended Complaint Tentative Ruling: To sustain the demurrer. (Code of Civ. Proc., § 430.10, subd. (e).) To grant the motion to strike. ...

  • Hearing

    Oct 23, 2020

IN RE SEQUOIA COMPANIES, LLC

Motion: by non-party to reconsider 2015 minor’s compromise approval order issued in dismissed case Tentative Ruling: To deny. Explanation: Petitioner is a factoring company that seeks to purchase part of a structured settlement payment due to Zachary Herr, who suffered a traumatic brain injury when hit by a truck traveling some 50-60 mile...

  • Hearing

    Oct 23, 2020

  • Type

    Other

  • Sub Type

    Intellectual Property

MITTIE V. RIDDER

Motion: By Defendant Julio Vasquez for Determination of Good Faith Settlement Tentative Ruling: To deny defendant Julio Vasquez’s motion for determination of good faith settlement, without prejudice. (Code Civ. Proc. § 877.6; Tech-Bilt, Inc. v. Woodward- Clyde & Associates (1985) 38 Cal.3d 488.) Explanation: First of all, the motion is de...

  • Hearing

    Oct 21, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

WESTLANDS WATER DISTRICT NO. 1 V. ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Motion: By plaintiff for order permitting service by publication Tentative Ruling: To grant with conditions. Explanation: The service proposed by plaintiff is permitted under Code of Civil Procedure sections 861 and 861.1. Plaintiff’s counsel avers that the newspapers suggested meet the definition set forth in Government Code section 6000. ...

  • Hearing

    Oct 21, 2020

  • Type

    Other

  • Sub Type

    Intellectual Property

WESTLANDS WATER DISTRICT NO. 2 V. ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Motion: By plaintiff for order permitting service by publication Tentative Ruling: To grant with conditions. Explanation: The service proposed by plaintiff is permitted under Code of Civil Procedure sections 861 and 861.1. Plaintiff’s counsel avers that the newspapers suggested meet the definition set forth in Government Code section 6000. ...

  • Hearing

    Oct 21, 2020

  • Type

    Other

  • Sub Type

    Intellectual Property

FARRINGTON V. ROHLEN

In the event that oral argument is requested it will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. in Dept 501 Motion: by Defendant Fresno Community Hospital and Medical Center for Summary Judgment or, in the Alternative, Summary Adjudication Tentative Ruling: To grant defendant Fresno Community Hospital and Medical Center’s motion...

  • Hearing

    Oct 21, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

WOODS V. FRESNO VALVES & CASTINGS

Motion: by plaintiff for final approval of class action settlement, award of attorney’s fees and costs, and class incentive award. Tentative Ruling: To deny without prejudice. Explanation: 1. Improper Inclusion of FLSA Claims The Court’s rulings on March 13, 2019 and August 12, 2019 stated the statutory requirements for inclusion of claim...

  • Hearing

    Oct 20, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

ROMERO V. THE WINE GROUP LLC

Motion: by defendant for summary judgment or, in the alternative, for summary adjudication Tentative Ruling: To deny the motion in all respects. Explanation: There is no opposition filed to this motion. That is not dispositive, however, as the moving party is still required to meet its burden of showing there are no triable issues of mate...

  • Hearing

    Oct 20, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

PRODUCERS DAIRY FOODS, INC. V. VAN MUYSEN

Motion: by Plaintiff for Summary Judgment or, in the Alternative, for Summary Adjudication Tentative Ruling: To grant plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment as to the entire First Amended Complaint. (Code Civ. Proc. § 437c.) Explanation: Plaintiff has met its burden of proving up its claims, which are all based on defendant’s failure to ...

  • Hearing

    Oct 20, 2020

ROBITSCHEK V. MARTIN

Motion: By Defendant Deanna Martin for a Protective Order Tentative Ruling: To grant defendant Deanna Martin’s motion for a protective order regarding plaintiff’s subpoena for business records served on the Clovis Police Department, and to quash the subpoena. (Code Civ. Proc. §§ 1987.1; 2017.020.) To grant defendant’s request for monetary sanct...

  • Hearing

    Oct 20, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

KING V. HASSELL

Motion: By Plaintiff for Default Judgment Tentative Ruling: To withdraw the motion to reconsider the service by publication order. To grant the request for judicial notice. (Evid. Code, §§ 450, 452.) To grant the default judgment as to the 1542 A Street property. To deny the default judgment as to the 308 Eden Street property unless additional ...

  • Hearing

    Oct 19, 2020

  • Type

    Other

  • Sub Type

    Intellectual Property

LOERA V. COMMUNITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

Motion: Petition to Compromise a Minor’s Claim Tentative Ruling: The Court is inclined to grant the Petition to Compromise a Pending Action. However, there are several problems with the proposed Order Approving Compromise. If all of the problems were corrected, the Petition would be granted and the proposed Orders Approving Compromise and to De...

  • Hearing

    Oct 19, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

CRUZ V. ABDELAZIZ

Motion: by Defendant for Attorney Fees and Costs Tentative Ruling: To grant. To grant in the amount requested. (Code Civ. Proc. §425.16, subd. (c).) Plaintiff is ordered to pay $10,277.50 to the Yarra Law Group within 30 days of the clerk’s mailing of the minute order. Explanation: Generally, “[a] statute authorizing an attorney fee award a...

  • Hearing

    Oct 19, 2020

  • Type

    Contract

  • Sub Type

    Contract - Other

LUNA V. BRUCE

Motion: Plaintiff’s Motion to Amend Complaint Tentative Ruling: To grant. Plaintiff is granted 10 days’ leave to file the First Amended Complaint, which will run from service by the clerk of the minute order. New allegations/language must be set in boldface type. Explanation: Motions for leave to amend the pleadings are directed to the soun...

  • Hearing

    Oct 19, 2020

THOMAS BARNES V. DAVID BARNES

Motion: David and Neola Barnes’s motion for leave to file a first amended complaint Tentative Ruling: To grant. David and Neola Barnes are granted 10 days leave to file the first amended complaint. The time in which the complaint can be amended will run from service by the clerk of the minute order. All new allegations in the first amended comp...

  • Hearing

    Oct 19, 2020

  • Type

    Real Property

  • Sub Type

    other

JONES V. HILLER AIRCRAFT CORP.

Motion: by Defendant City of Firebaugh to bifurcate Tentative Ruling: To grant. Explanation: Code of Civil Procedure section 598 states, in part: “The court may, when the convenience of witnesses, the ends of justice, or the economy and efficiency of handling the litigation would be promoted thereby, on motion of a party, after notice and h...

  • Hearing

    Oct 19, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

PEREZ V. GIDEON

Petition: by plaintiff for approval of minor’s compromise Tentative Ruling: To deny, without prejudice to a future petition that cures the defects discussed below. Explanation: Counsel needs to provide a declaration which fully discusses all factors listed in California Rules of Court, rule 7.955(b). The Declaration must have attached to it...

  • Hearing

    Oct 19, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

DELOSSANTOS V. ONE PUTT BROADCASTING

Motion: by Defendants for Summary Adjudication of Plaintiff’s First, Second, and Third Causes of Action Tentative Ruling: To deny defendants’ motion for summary adjudication in its entirety. (Code Civ. Proc. § 437c.) Explanation: Defendants move for summary adjudication of the first cause of action for breach of written contract, the seco...

  • Hearing

    Oct 19, 2020

KHACHIKIAN V. HICKS, ET AL.

In the event oral argument is timely requested, it will be heard on October 26, 2020, at 1:30 p.m., in Dept. 503. Motion: Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to File Amended Complaint Tentative Ruling: To grant. Plaintiff shall file and serve the proposed First Amended Complaint within five (5) days of the clerk’s service of this order. Explanat...

  • Hearing

    Oct 19, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

KAUR V. FRESHCO FOOD CENTER

Motion: By Defendant to compel responses to form interrogatories, set one, special interrogatories, set one, and request for production, set one; and, request for monetary sanctions Tentative Ruling: To grant the moving party’s motion to compel responses to the Form Interrogatories (set one), Special Interrogatories (set one) and Request ...

  • Hearing

    Oct 16, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

PADRON V. BELTRAN

Motion: By Defendant Alma Beltran in Demurrer to the Complaint Tentative Ruling: To overrule the demurrer in its entirety, with defendant Alma Beltran granted 10 days’ leave to file her answer to the complaint. The time in which the answer can be filed will run from service by the clerk of the minute order. Explanation: Defamation “The el...

  • Hearing

    Oct 16, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Defamation

PACE V. YORK PISTACHIO RANCH, LLC

Consolidated cases: Superior Court Case No. 18CECG03766/lead case Motion: By Defendant/Cross Complainant Ron Cook and Plaintiff/Cross Defendant Prosperity Farms, LLC for leave to file a cross complaint Tentative Ruling: To grant. The moving party is granted 20 days leave from the date of this order to file their cross complaint. Expla...

  • Hearing

    Oct 16, 2020

FUKUDA V NUANCE ENERGY GROUP, INC.

In the event oral argument is timely requested, it will be heard on October 26, 2020, at 1:30 p.m., in Dept. 503. Motion: By plaintiff to compel arbitration Tentative Ruling: To deny without prejudice. Explanation: The motion seeks arbitration of the entire complaint, which includes a cause of action against a non-party to the arbitrati...

  • Hearing

    Oct 16, 2020

COMMERCIAL TRADE, INC. V. ADVANCE INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Motion: By Plaintiff to Deem Request for Admissions Admitted Tentative Ruling: To deny. Explanation: Where a party fails to timely respond to a propounding party’s requests for admissions (“RFAs”), the court must grant the propounding party’s motion requesting that matters be deemed admitted, unless it finds that the party to whom the reque...

  • Hearing

    Oct 16, 2020

HUFF V. SIERRA MEADOWS SENIOR LIVING, LLC

Motion: By Plaintiff to Compel Defendant to Provide Further Responses to Special Interrogatories, Set One, Numbers 52 and 53, and for Monetary Sanctions Tentative Ruling: To grant plaintiff’s motion to compel defendant to provide further responses to special interrogatories, set one, numbers 52 and 53. (Code Civ. Proc. § 2030.300.) Within 1...

  • Hearing

    Oct 15, 2020

  • Type

    Other

  • Sub Type

    Intellectual Property

MURPHY V. FCA US, LLC

Motion: By Plaintiffs for Attorney’s Fees Tentative Ruling: To grant plaintiffs’ motion for attorney’s fees, costs and expenses. (Civ. Code § 1794, subd. (d).) To reduce the amount of fees to $65,418.33, which includes a lodestar multiplier of 0.15. To grant costs in the amount of $5,179.42. Explanation: Under the Song-Beverly Act, Civil Co...

  • Hearing

    Oct 15, 2020

SUN PACIFIC PRODUCTS, INC. V. RIVERBEND FOOD, LLC, ET AL.

Motion: Slack’s Demurrer to Second Amended Complaint Slack’s Motions to Strike Second Amended Complaint Tentative Ruling: To deny both motions to strike and overrule the demurrer to the Second Amended Complaint (“SAC”). Defendant Tom Slack shall file his Answer to the SAC within 10 days of service of the minute order by the clerk. Explanati...

  • Hearing

    Oct 14, 2020

  • Type

    Collections

  • Sub Type

    Collections

CARMON V. HORIZON HEALTH & SUBACUTE CENTER

Motion: Defendant Horizon Health and Subacute Center’s Demurrer to the First Amended Complaint and Motion to Strike Portions of the First Amended Complaint Tentative Ruling: To sustain the demurrer, with leave to amend. (Code of Civ. Proc., § 430.10, subd. (e).) To grant the motion to strike, with leave to amend. (Code of Civ. Proc., §§ 435...

  • Hearing

    Oct 14, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Medical Malpractice

WELCH V. CENTRAL VALLEY CHILDREN’S SERVICES NETWORK

Motion: By Defendants in Demurrer to Complaint Tentative Ruling: To strike, sua sponte the First Amended Complaint (FAC) plaintiff filed on September 15, 2020. To deny defendant’s request to strike and not consider the opposition brief. To sustain the general demurrers to all causes of action, except for the claim under Business and Professions...

  • Hearing

    Oct 14, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

BENITEZ V. JERRY’S TIRE SHOP, ET AL.

Motion: Plaintiff’s Motion to Enforce Settlement Tentative Ruling: To grant. Plaintiff is directed to submit a corrected proposed judgment within 10 days of service of this order. Explanation: Code of Civil procedure section 664.6 provides: If parties to pending litigation stipulate, in a writing signed by the parties outside the presence...

  • Hearing

    Oct 13, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

IN RE: NATHAN VANG

Date: October 15, 2020 (Dept. 502) Motion: Petition to compromise claim of a minor To grant. Hearing off calendar. Petitioner to submit properly completed orders for signature and notify department clerk upon filing. Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312(a), and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5, subdivision (a), no further ...

  • Hearing

    Oct 13, 2020

  • Type

    Other

  • Sub Type

    Intellectual Property

COVARRUBIA V. KINGS VIEW CORPORATION

Motions: Petitions to Compromise Minors’ Claims Tentative Ruling: To grant. Orders signed. Hearings off calendar. Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312(a), and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5, subdivision (a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative ruling will serve as the order of ...

  • Hearing

    Oct 13, 2020

TAYLOR V. CALIFORNIA INDUSTRIAL RUBBER CO.

Motion: By Plaintiff for Certification of Class for Settlement Purposes and Approval of Class Action Settlement Tentative Ruling: To grant plaintiff’s motion for certification of class for the purpose of settlement and final approval of the class action settlement. Explanation: Class Certification Under California Law, the party seeking...

  • Hearing

    Oct 13, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

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