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Tulare County, California

County Name

Tulare County

Population

466,195

Area (sq mi)

4,824

County Seat

Visalia

Established Year

1852

Board of Supervisors

District 1 – Kyler Crocker
District 2 – Peter Vander Poel
District 3 – Amy Shuklian
District 4 – Eddie Valero
District 5 – Dennis Townsend

Form of Government

General Law

Administration Address

Administration Building 2800 W. Burrel Avenue Visalia, CA 93291

Phone Number

(559) 636-5005

Meaning of Name

Tulare Lake, which is named after the tule rush (Schoenoplectus acutus) that grew in the marshes and sloughs along its shores.

Rulings

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RAMSEY V. COUNTY OF TULARE, ET AL

Motion: Defendants’ Demurrer to Second Amended Complaint Tentative Ruling: To sustain the demurrer of defendants County of Tulare, et al.’s demurrer to second amended complaint with twenty days’ leave to amend. The court notes from a review of its file that proper notice was given to all parties. There has been no response to this demurrer. P...

  • Hearing

    May 07, 2019

JT2, INC. V. COUNTY OF TULARE, ET AL.

Motion: Demurrer by Defendants County of Tulare, Tulare County Resource Management Agency, Reed Schenke, John Hess, Hernan Beltran Herrera, and Grey Tompkins to Plaintiff’s Complaint Tentative Ruling: To Sustain Defendants’ demurrer to Plaintiff’s Complaint as to the 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th Causes of Action, without leave to amend. To sustain ...

  • Hearing

    May 07, 2019

GOMEZ V. GARCIA

Motion: Motion to Enforce Written Settlement and for Attorney’s Fees (CCP §664.6) Tentative Ruling: To grant plaintiff’s motion to enforce written settlement as itemized below in this ruling. Plaintiff shall be awarded attorney fees under Civil Code §1717 in the amount of $1,590.00. This is an action for breach of contract and partition that ar...

  • Hearing

    Apr 30, 2019

RODRIGUEZ V. RODRIGUEZ

Motion: Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to File his Second Amended Complaint Tentative Ruling: To grant plaintiff’s motion for leave to file his first amended complaint. Plaintiff shall file his first amended complaint within five days from the notice of this ruling. All parties were given proper notice of this motion. There has been no response t...

  • Hearing

    Apr 30, 2019

RENFRO V. PIXLEY MEDICAL CLINIC

Motions: (1) General Demurrer to All Causes of Action to Plaintiff’s First Amended Complaint; (2) Motion to Strike Improper Prayer and Punitive Damages and “Retraining” from Plaintiff’s First Amended Complaint Defendants’ demurrer is sustained without leave to amend as to plaintiff Christopher Renfro’s res ipsa loquitor, breach of contract, inten...

  • Hearing

    Apr 30, 2019

HERNANDEZ V. METROCOM

Motion: Demurrer to Plaintiff’s First Amended Complaint Tentative Ruling: Defendant Metrocom, Inc.’s demurrer to plaintiff’s first amended complaint (FAC) is overruled. Defendant Metrocom, Inc. shall have thirty days’ leave to answer the plaintiff’s FAC. Item #2 of defendant’s request for judicial notice is denied under California Rule of Court...

  • Hearing

    Apr 30, 2019

ARAX V. DVP, L.P., ET AL.

Motion: Defendant Nick Pritchett’s Demurrer to First Amended Complaint of Plaintiff Mane Arax Tentative Ruling: To sustain Defendant Nick Pritchett’s Demurrer to First Amended Complaint of Plaintiff Mane Arax without leave to amend. If oral argument is requested, the hearing on this motion is continued to Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. i...

  • Hearing

    Apr 29, 2019

PHELPS V. LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NORTH AMERICA

Motion: Defendant Life Insurance Company of North America’s Motion to Compel Arbitration and to Stay Plaintiff’s Action Pending the Outcome of Arbitration Tentative Ruling: There is no tentative ruling. The hearing on this motion is continued to Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 9:00. The court suggests the parties consider agreeing to stay this action...

  • Hearing

    Apr 29, 2019

GUARDIANSHIP OF CHRISTOPHER SELIX AND ALEXIA MARIE SELIX

Motion: Objector’s Motion to Quash, Modify. Or Limit Petitioners’ Subpoena for Records Issued to Cardboard Box Company & Mountain View Dairy Tentative Ruling: To grant Objector’s motion to quash, modify. or limit petitioners’ subpoena for records issued to Cardboard Box Company & Mountain View Dairy Motion to Quash Subpoena This is a guardian...

  • Hearing

    Apr 29, 2019

CHAN V. COUNTY OF TULARE

Motion: Ex-Parte Application to Stay Action Pending Determination of Writ Petition. Tentative Ruling: The ex-parte application to stay action pending determination of writ petition is granted. This ruling is conditioned upon the actual filing of the writ petition by Defendants. Per Court policy, the Court does not issue tentative rulings on motio...

  • Hearing

    Apr 25, 2019

IN THE MATTER OF CIRCLE ORCHARD LLC

Motion: Petition for Approval of Structured Settlement Payments Tentative Ruling: To deny the Petition for Approval of Circle Orchard LLC (payee Jerry Fino, Jr.) of Structured Settlement Payments Under Insurance Code section 10139.5, the petition is procedurally deficient and the requested transfer is unreasonable and not in the best interests ...

  • Hearing

    Apr 25, 2019

ANDRADE V. CALFTECH CORPORATION

Motion: Intervenor Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement Tentative Ruling: Intervenor Plaintiff Fernando Aguirre’s Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement Proof of service in the file indicates notice of the motion was adequate. No response to the motion has been filed. Plaintiff-Intervenor ...

  • Hearing

    Apr 25, 2019

CLARK V. MCCOWAN

Motion: Motion to Set Aside Default Tentative Ruling: To grant cross-defendant Bob’s Petro Products, Inc.’s motion to set aside the default of its assignor Bill B. Long. Bob’s Petro Products shall file its answer to Richard Joe McCowan and Miranda Anderson’s cross-complaint within ten days from the notice of this ruling. Cross-defendant Bob’s P...

  • Hearing

    Apr 25, 2019

SHETTY V. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON

Motion: Defendant Bank of New York Mellon et al.’s Motion for Judgment on the pleadings Tentative Ruling: To Deny Defendant’s Bank of New York Mellon, et al’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings. Plaintiff’s objections to the declaration of Robert P. Zahradka are sustained. Plaintiff’s objections to defendant’s Request for Judicial Notice in...

  • Hearing

    Apr 25, 2019

PALM TERRACE, LP V. TORRES

Motion: Motion to Vacate Judgment Tentative Ruling: To deny defendant Amanda Torres’ motion to vacate judgment Defendant Torres’ motion to vacate judgment is procedurally and substantively deficient. Procedurally, California Rule of Court 3.1113 requires that the moving party to a law and motion matter must submit with the moving papers a mem...

  • Hearing

    Apr 24, 2019

LOPEZ V. KLX, INC.

Motion: Unopposed Motion for Class Certification Tentative Ruling: To grant plaintiff David Contreras Lopez’s (as representative for plaintiffs and the putative class) unopposed motion for class certification. A review of the Court’s file indicates that all necessary parties have been given timely and proper notice as to this motion. There has ...

  • Hearing

    Apr 23, 2019

RESA V. CENTEX HOMES

Motion: Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement of Cross-Defendant California Mantel and Fireplace, Inc.; Tentative Ruling: To grant cross-defendant California Mantel and Fireplace, Inc.’s motion for determination of good faith settlement A review of the Court’s file indicates that all necessary parties have been given timely and prop...

  • Hearing

    Apr 23, 2019

HERNANDEZ V. VISALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT

Motion: Motion for Reconsideration Pursuant to CCP 473 Tentative Ruling: To grant plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration of the waiver of a jury trial. Plaintiff shall deposit the applicable jury fees with the Court within ten days from the notice of this ruling. Plaintiff’s Request for Judicial Notice is granted under Evidence Code §452(d) P...

  • Hearing

    Apr 23, 2019

RESA V. CENTEX HOMES

Motion: Cross-Defendant Fresno Precision Plastics, Inc. Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement Tentative Ruling: To grant the motion of cross-defendant Fresno Precision Plastics, Inc. (“FPPI”) motion for determination of good faith settlement A review of the Court’s file indicates that all necessary parties have been given timely and...

  • Hearing

    Apr 23, 2019

IMPAX AUTOMATION, LLC V. VISALIA DAIRY COMPANY

Motion: Motion for Entry of Judgment Pursuant to CCP §664.6 Tentative Ruling: To grant plaintiff Impax Automation, LLC’s motion for entry of judgment under CCP §664.6 in the amount of $220,000.00 against Visalia Dairy Company and defendants Mark D. Acevedo, and Leonard Vandenberg. $50,000 of this judgment shall be paid by defendants Vandenberg ...

  • Hearing

    Apr 23, 2019

TELLEZ V. HARVEST CONTAINER CO, INC.

Motion: Defendant Harvest Container Company, Inc.’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings, or, Alternatively, Motion to Strike Tentative Ruling: To deny Defendant Harvest Container Company, Inc.’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings, or, Alternatively, Motion to Strike. Defendant Harvest Container Co. Inc.’s belated motion for judgment on the p...

  • Hearing

    Apr 22, 2019

ARAX V. DVP, LP., ET AL.

Motions: Defendant Nick Pritchett’s Motions for Orders (1) that Matters in Requests for Admissions be Deemed Admitted and Imposing Monetary Sanctions; (2) Compelling Response to Special Interrogatories and for Monetary Sanction; (3) Compelling Response to Request for Production of Documents and Production Thereof and for Monetary Sanction; (4) Comp...

  • Hearing

    Apr 22, 2019

PICAR FARM LABOR, INC. V. APPLIED UNDERWRITERS, INC., ET AL.

Motion: Defendants Applied Underwriters, Inc., Applied Underwriters Captive Risk Assurance Company, Inc., California Insurance Company, and Applied Risk Services, Inc.’s Demurrer to Plaintiff’s Amended Complaint Tentative Ruling: To overrule Defendants Applied Underwriters, Inc., Applied Underwriters Captive Risk Assurance Company, Inc., Californ...

  • Hearing

    Apr 22, 2019

COLLINS ELECTRICAL COMPANY, INC. V. PRO WEST PCM, INC. ET AL.

Motion: Motion by Defendant Pro West PCM, Inc. to Compel Arbitration and for Stay of Proceedings Tentative Ruling: To Grant the Motion by Defendant Pro West PCM, Inc. to Compel Arbitration and to Grant the request for stay of this action pending the conclusion of arbitration proceedings. Moving Defendant and Plaintiff are parties to a sub-contr...

  • Hearing

    Apr 18, 2019

COVARRUBIAS V. WESTERN MILLING, INC.

Motion: Unopposed Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement Tentative Ruling: To grant plaintiff’s motion for preliminary approval of class action as described herein. Proof of service in the file indicates notice of the motion was adequate. No response to the motion has been filed. Plaintiff’s class action seeks recovery fro...

  • Hearing

    Apr 18, 2019

XXXX V. IN THE LIGHT UMS, INC.

The facts and allegations identified in Requests for Admissions 1 through 15 of defendant In the Light Urns, Inc.’s first set of requests for admissions to plaintiff xxxxxxxxxxx shall be deemed admitted. The Court further orders that plaintiff xxxxxxxxxxx shall pay monetary sanctions to defendants’ counsel in the amount of $675.00 within thirty d...

  • Hearing

    Apr 18, 2019

SOTOMAYOR V. CASTANOS HYBRID HOMES

Motion: Northstar Framing, Inc.’s Motion for Good Faith Settlement Tentative Ruling: To grant Northstar Framing, Inc.’s Motion for Good Faith Settlement Northstar Framing, Inc. is a cross-defendant in this construction defect case. At mediation Northstar agreed to pay the amount of $31,000 to settle the claims of defendants Wathen Castanos Hybr...

  • Hearing

    Apr 18, 2019

CITIBANK N.A. V. AVALOS

Motion: Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Tentative Ruling: The parties reached a settlement in this matter on February 7, 2019. As such, no tentative ruling shall issue. Counsel shall appear at the scheduled Status Conference on April 18, 2019; 8:30 am; Dept. 2 to advise the court of the status of settlement. Court-Call is welcome. ...

  • Hearing

    Apr 18, 2019

LVNV FUNDING LLC V. PATTERSON

Motion: Motion to Deem Admitted Request for Admissions Tentative Ruling: To grant plaintiff LVNV Funding LLC’s motion to deem admitted request for admissions. The facts and allegations identified in Requests for Admissions 1 through 10 of plaintiff’s first set of requests for admissions to defendant Sonterrena Patterson shall be deemed admitted ...

  • Hearing

    Apr 16, 2019

DISCOVER BANK V. ALVAREZ

Motion: Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Tentative Ruling: To grant plaintiff Discover Bank’s motion for judgment on the pleadings. The proof of service on file with the Court for this matter indicates that defendant Issac V. Alvarez received timely and proper notice of this motion for judgment on the pleadings at the address identified in ...

  • Hearing

    Apr 16, 2019

E.G. V. SYCAMORE VALLEY ACADEMY

Motion: Motion by Defendants Sycamore Valley Academy, The Academies Charter Management Organization, and Ruth Dutton to Strike Plaintiff’s Prayers for Costs and Attorney’s Fees and for Punitive Damages Tentative Ruling: To Grant Defendants’ Motion to Strike Plaintiff’s prayers for recovery of attorney’s fees and costs; and to Deny Defendants’ Mot...

  • Hearing

    Apr 16, 2019

MARTINEZ V. MARTINEZ

Motions: (1) Motion Compelling Response to Special Interrogatories Set One and for Monetary Sanctions; (2) Motion to Compel Response to Request to Request for Production of Documents Set One, and Production Thereof. Tentative Rulings: (1) To grant plaintiff’s motion compelling response to special interrogatories set one; (2) To grant plaintiff’s ...

  • Hearing

    Apr 16, 2019

KAWEAH CONTAINER V. BROOKFIELD BOX COMPANY

Motion: Motion for Order Compelling Production of Documents and for Monetary Sanctions (CCP §708.030) Tentative Ruling: To grant judgment creditor Kaweah Container, Inc.’s motion to compel judgment debtor Brookfield Box Company, Inc. to respond to judgment creditor Kaweah Container, Inc.’s request for production of documents. Brookfield Box Com...

  • Hearing

    Apr 16, 2019

VALERO V. FRALICK

Motion: Defendant David Fralick’s Demurrer to Plaintiff’s Complaint Tentative Ruling: There is no tentative ruling. The parties are directed to meet and confer to resolve this lawsuit. No CourtCall is permitted. ...

  • Hearing

    Apr 15, 2019

TD AUTO FINANCE LLC V. GONZALEZ

Motion: Plaintiff TD Auto Finance LLC’s Motion for Amendment of Judgment (C.C.P. §187) Tentative Ruling: To grant Plaintiff TD Auto Finance LLC’s Motion for Amendment of Judgment (C.C.P. §187) Proof of service in the court’s file indicates notice of the motion was adequate. No response to the motion has been filed. Attorney David T. Chen’s de...

  • Hearing

    Apr 15, 2019

MARTINEZ, ET AL. V. SANCHEZ, ET AL.

Motion: Plaintiff’s Attorney Douglas V. Thornton’s Motion to be Relieved as Counsel Tentative Ruling: To deny Plaintiff’s Attorney Douglas V. Thornton’s Motion to be Relieved as Counsel without prejudice. There is no proof of service in the court’s file showing proper notice of this motion was given as required by California Rules of Court, rul...

  • Hearing

    Apr 15, 2019

LEDESMA V. JUAREZ, ET AL.

Motion: Plaintiff’s Attorney Douglas V. Thornton’s Motion to be Relieved as Counsel Tentative Ruling: To deny Plaintiff’s Attorney Douglas V. Thornton’s Motion to be Relieved as Counsel without prejudice. There is no proof of service in the court’s file showing proper notice of this motion was given as required by California Rules of Court, rul...

  • Hearing

    Apr 15, 2019

PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES, LLC V. BROWN

Motion: Plaintiff Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Tentative Ruling: To grant Plaintiff Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Proof of service in the court’s file indicates that notice of the motion was adequate. No response to the motion has been filed. Plaintiff Port...

  • Hearing

    Apr 15, 2019

SETH V. IN THE LIGHT UMS, INC.

Motion: Motion of Merluza Law and Ricardo Y. Merluza to be Relieved as Counsel - Civil Tentative Ruling: To deny the motion of Merluza Law and attorney Ricardo Y. Merluza to be relieved as counsel-civil for plaintiff Elyssa Seth without prejudice. The Court finds that moving party attorney Ricardo Y. Merluza of Merluza Law Firm has complied wit...

  • Hearing

    Apr 11, 2019

BENITEZ V. LINDSAY GARDENS, ET AL.

Motion: (1) Demurrer by Defendant Tri-County Medical Transport, Inc. to Plaintiffs’ Second Amended Complaint; and (2) Motion by Defendant Tri-County Medical Transport, Inc. to Strike Allegations of Plaintiffs’ Second Amended Compliant. Tentative Ruling: (1)To Sustain the Demurrer by Defendant Tri-County Medical Transport, Inc. to Plaintiff’s Seco...

  • Hearing

    Apr 11, 2019

BEER V. HILLS

Motions: (1) Motion to be Relieved as Counsel – Civil- for Plaintiff Darlene Bishop; (2) Motion to be Relieved as Counsel – Civil- for Plaintiff John Bishop Tentative Rulings: (1) To grant the motion of James C. Allen, Esq. and Jessica Taylor, Esq. of Allento, Semelsberger, and Kaelin, LLP to be relieved as counsel – civil- for plaintiff Darlene ...

  • Hearing

    Apr 11, 2019

REYES V. CFS, LP

Motion: Plaintiff’s Motion for Order Granting Final Approval of Class Action Settlement Tentative Ruling: To Grant Plaintiff’s Motion for Order Granting Final Approval of Class Action Settlement. A hearing on compliance with the terms of the settlement shall be on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 7. The court preliminarily appr...

  • Hearing

    Apr 09, 2019

RODRIGUEZ V. QUEZADA

Motions: (1) Motion for Order Compelling Plaintiff to Answer Special Interrogatories; Request for Sanctions; (2) Motion for Order Compelling Plaintiff to Answer Form Interrogatories; Request for Sanctions; (3) Motion to Deem the Truth of Matters Specified in Requests for Admissions, Set One, Admitted and Conclusively Established; (4) Motion for Ord...

  • Hearing

    Apr 09, 2019

GONZALEZ V. VELASCO

Motion: Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Tentative Ruling: Defendant Vidal Barreto Velasco’s motion for judgment on the pleadings is granted as to the conversion and quantum meruit/unjust enrichment causes of action and denied as to plaintiff’s quiet title and fraud cause of action. Defendant’s Request for Judicial Notice is granted under E...

  • Hearing

    Apr 09, 2019

JIM’S SUPPLY V. LOPEZ

Motion: Motion for Leave to file Second Amended Complaint Tentative Ruling: To deny plaintiff’s motion to file second amended complaint without prejudice California Rule of Court 3.1324 (a) mandates that “[a] motion to amend a pleading before trial must: (1) Include a copy of the proposed amendment or amended pleading, which must be serially nu...

  • Hearing

    Apr 09, 2019

DISCOVER BANK V. ALVAREZ

Motion: Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Tentative Ruling: To continue the hearing on plaintiff Discover Bank’s motion for judgment on the pleadings to April 16, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 7 of this court and direct the plaintiff to file a declaration with the Court that complies with the “meet and confer “provisions of Code of Civil Pro...

  • Hearing

    Apr 09, 2019

DURAN V. FOUR STAR FRUIT, INC.

Motion: Defendant Jason Dulcich & Sons Motion to Tax Costs Tentative Ruling: Defendant Jason Dulcich & Sons motion to tax the $8,734.05 for fees that plaintiff paid to “jury consultant” Deborah A. Hansen, J.D., Ph.D. is granted. Defendant Jason Dulcich & Sons motion to tax the $297.00 associated with deposition costs and $235.00 in service cost...

  • Hearing

    Apr 09, 2019

JONES V. WHIPPLE

Motion: Motion to Set Aside Default and for Leave to Defend Action Tentative Ruling: To grant defendant Cindy Whipple’s motion to set aside default and for leave to defend action. Defendant shall file a responsive pleading to the plaintiff’s complaint within five days from the notice of this ruling. Here, defendant was never personally served w...

  • Hearing

    Apr 09, 2019

IN RE 359 SOUTH PRATT STREET, TULARE, CA 93274

Motion: Petitioner Quality Loan Service Corp.’s Petition and Declaration Regarding Unresolved Claims and Deposit of Undistributed Surplus Proceeds of Trustee’s Sale Tentative Ruling: There is no tentative ruling. The parties are directed to meaningfully meet and confer to resolve this matter. No CourtCall is permitted. ...

  • Hearing

    Apr 08, 2019

ARAX V. DVP, L.P., ET AL.

Motion: Defendants DVP L.P. and Armando Banuelos’s Demurrer to Amended Complaint of Plaintiff Mane Arax Tentative Ruling: There is no tentative ruling. Defendants DVP L.P. and Armando Banuelos are directed to meet and confer with plaintiff Mane Arax for the purpose of resolving the objectives to be raised in defendants’ demurrer as required by Ci...

  • Hearing

    Apr 08, 2019

VANNORSDALL, ET AL. V. HOWARD

Motion: Plaintiffs Shari Vannorsdall and Shenina Eddings’s Motion for Attorney Fees Tentative Ruling: There is no tentative ruling. The parties are directed to meet and confer to resolve this matter. No CourtCall is permitted. ...

  • Hearing

    Apr 08, 2019

VALENCIA V. KAWEAH CONTAINER, INC.

Motion: Defendant Kaweah Container, Inc.’s Verified Petition to Compel Arbitration Tentative Ruling: There is no tentative ruling. The parties are directed to meet and confer to resolve this matter. No CourtCall is permitted. ...

  • Hearing

    Apr 08, 2019

PENSKE TRUCK LEASING CO. L.P. V. SANTOS DELIVERY SOLUTIONS LLC

Motion: Plaintiff Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P.’s Motion to Set Aside Dismissal Pursuant to CCP §664.6 Tentative Ruling: There is no tentative ruling. The parties are directed to meet and confer to resolve this motion. No CourtCall is permitted. ...

  • Hearing

    Apr 08, 2019

GONSALVES V. FCA US LLC

Motion: Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave to File First Amended Complaint Tentative Ruling: To Grant Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave to File First Amended Complaint. Plaintiffs shall file and serve their First Amended Complaint within ten (10) days of this order. The court further vacates the trial date of August 19, 2019 and all related dates. The parti...

  • Hearing

    Apr 04, 2019

CHAN V. COUNTY OF TULARE

Motion: Motion by Defendants County of Tulare, Maggie Pruneda, Gary Kupfer and Mary Ann Cantu for Summary Judgment or, in the alternative, for Summary Adjudication Tentative Ruling: To deny the motion for summary judgment and to deny the alternative motions for summary adjudication as to all issues submitted. Although noticed in a single motion...

  • Hearing

    Mar 28, 2019

CACH, LLC V. CHAMPION

Motion: Motion for Judgment Pursuant to Defendant’s Default Under Settlement and Release Agreement Tentative Ruling: To grant plaintiff CACH, LLC’s motion for judgment Pursuant to Defendant’s Default Under Settlement and Release Agreement. Judgment shall be entered for the plaintiff in the amount of amount of $1,361.59 that includes the balance o...

  • Hearing

    Mar 28, 2019

CENTRAL VALLEY AG EXPORTS, INC. V. YORK CANADIAN GRAIN TRADING, INC.

Motion: Motion to be Relieved as Counsel - Civil Tentative Ruling: To deny the motion of attorneys David D. Schneider and Mark A. Waller of Dowling Aaron, Incorporated to be relieved as counsel –civil for defendant and cross-complainant York Canadian Grain Trading, Inc. and defendant Nazih Fahs without prejudice. The tentative ruling in this matt...

  • Hearing

    Mar 28, 2019

SOND V. REYNOSO

Motion: Petition for Release From Property Lien Tentative Ruling: To grant petitioner Pavitar Sond’s petition for release from property lien. Petitioner Pavitar Sond is the owner of a car wash located at 2016/2020 N. Dinuba Blvd., Visalia, California. On or before April 11, 2018, respondent Gabriel Reynoso (a licensed contractor) did work and i...

  • Hearing

    Mar 28, 2019

OLIVER V. PACIFIC REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS, INC.

Motion: Motion by Defendant Rune Kraft for Release of Deposited Funds Tentative Ruling: To deny the Motion by Defendant Rune Kraft for Release of Deposited funds, without prejudice. The Court incorporates by reference and adopts its prior rulings on this issue. If no one requests oral argument, under Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5(a) ...

  • Hearing

    Mar 28, 2019

DURAN V. FOUR STAR, INC.

Motion: Motion for Order Modifying the Verdict (Additur) or in the Alternative, for a New Trial on Damages only Tentative Ruling: To deny Plaintiff's Motion for Order Modifying the Verdict (Additur) or in the Alternative, for a New Trial on Damages only This personal injury trial was heard over the course of two weeks between December 10-20, 20...

  • Hearing

    Mar 26, 2019

REED V. KBDB PROPERTIES, LLC

Motion: Motion for Order to Compel Plaintiff Shirley Reed to Attend Her Deposition on March 5, 2019; Request for Monetary Sanctions Tentative Ruling: To grant defendant City of Tulare’s motion for order to compel plaintiff Shirley Reed to attend her deposition retroactive to March 5, 2019. If plaintiff Shirley Reed did not appear for her depositi...

  • Hearing

    Mar 26, 2019

HENRY V. TULARE COUNTY

Motion: Motion to Quash Service of Summons and Complaint Tentative Ruling: To grant defendant Tulare County’s Motion to Quash Summons and Complaint. The court’s file indicates that plaintiff Gary Henry was properly noticed for this motion at the address stated in his complaint. There has been no response to this motion. Plaintiff Gary J. Henr...

  • Hearing

    Mar 26, 2019

DELA CRUZ V. ALVARADO

Motion: Defendant George Alvarado’s Demurrer to Complaint of Plaintiff Federico Dela Cruz Tentative Ruling: To sustain in part without leave to amend and overrule in part the demurrer of George Alvarado to plaintiff Federico Dela Cruz’s Complaint. This is an action for quiet title to real property, breach of contract and specific performance. ...

  • Hearing

    Mar 26, 2019

FREITAS V. ALEGRIA CONSTRUCTION

Motion: Motion for Leave to File Complaint-in-Intervention Tentative Ruling: Plaintiff-In-Intervention Employers Assurance Company’s motion for leave to file complaint-in-intervention is denied without prejudice. California Rule of Court 3.1113(a) requires that: “A party filing a motion, except for a motion listed in rule 3.1114, must serve and...

  • Hearing

    Mar 26, 2019

MCCUISTION V. TULARE COUNTY

Motion: County of Tulare’s Demurrer to First Amended Complaint Tentative Ruling: To sustain the demurrer of County of Tulare to plaintiff’s First Amended Complaint. Plaintiffs shall have twenty days leave to amend their complaint. This is a personal injury and wrongful death action that arises out of an automobile accident. Defendant Ameila Flo...

  • Hearing

    Mar 26, 2019

LOPEZ V. RUIZ FOOD PRODUCTS, INC.

Motion: Defendant’s Amended Demurrer or, in the Alternative, Motion to Strike Portions of Plaintiffs’ Class Action Second Amended Complaint Tentative Ruling: To overrule Defendant’s Amended Demurrer and to deny the alternative Motion to Strike Portions of Plaintiffs’ Class Action Second Amended Complaint. Defendant shall file its answer to the SA...

  • Hearing

    Mar 26, 2019

KELTON V. FCA US LLC, ET AL.

Motion: Plaintiff Kevin Kelton’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees Pursuant to Civil Code § 1794(d) Tentative Ruling: There is no tentative ruling on the merits of the motion. The parties are directed to meaningfully meet and confer to resolve this matter on the merits. No CourtCall is permitted. Procedurally, defendant FCA US LLC’s request for a cont...

  • Hearing

    Mar 25, 2019

MALDONADO V. GREYHOUND LINES, INC., ET AL.

Motion: Plaintiff Jesus Maldonado’s Motion for Relief Under CCP §473(b) to Allow Plaintiff to File Jury Fees Tentative Ruling: There is no tentative ruling. ...

  • Hearing

    Mar 25, 2019

VERA V. LEYENDEKKER, ET AL.

Motion: Plaintiff Rosalio Vera’s Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement, Conditional Certification of Settlement Class, Approval of Class Notice Package, Approval of Plaintiff’s Payment, Appointment of Class Counsel and Settlement Administrator, and Setting of Final Approval Hearing Tentative Ruling: To deny Plaintiff Rosalio ...

  • Hearing

    Mar 25, 2019

THOMPSON, ET AL. V. RAMIREZ, ET AL.

Motion: Defendants Jorge Ramirez and Irma Ramirez’s Motion to Reassign Action to Tulare County Superior Court – South County Justice Center on Grounds of Convenience of Witnesses and Ends of Justice Tentative Ruling: To grant Defendants Jorge Ramirez and Irma Ramirez’s Motion to Reassign Action to Tulare County Superior Court – South County Justi...

  • Hearing

    Mar 25, 2019

BOOKER V. CENTEX HOMES

Motion: Defendant and Cross-Defendant Landscape Development’s Application to Amend the Case Management Order Tentative Ruling: No tentative ruling shall issue. The parties are ordered to appear to address Bruce Edwards’ (special master) correspondence dated March 20, 2019. Court-call is welcome. The correspondence was noticed to all parties and a...

  • Hearing

    Mar 21, 2019

MALONEY V. TULARE COUNTY EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION

Motion: Petitioner’s Motion for Reconsideration Tentative Ruling: To Deny Petitioner’s Motion for Reconsideration Petitioner sought writ relief from summary dismissal of his October 13, 2017 application for disability retirement benefits. The court issued a tentative ruling on January 23, 2019. There was no request for oral argument and no appe...

  • Hearing

    Mar 21, 2019

IN RE: 655 NORTH BRUNDAGE, FARMERSVILLE, CA

Motion: Petition Regarding Unresolved Claims and for Deposit of Undistributed Proceeds (Civil Code 2924j) Tentative Ruling: To Deny the Petition Regarding Unresolved Claims for Deposit of Undistributed Proceeds Based on claims received by Petitioner and documents filed with the court, Petitioner now has sufficient information to resolve all out...

  • Hearing

    Mar 21, 2019

RAMOS V. DAIRY AVENUE LLC

Motion: Plaintiff’s Motion for Order Granting Final Approval of Class Action Settlement Tentative Ruling: To grant Plaintiff Vicente Ramos’s Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement. On October 4, 2018, the court preliminarily approved the terms of the settlement including the form of notice, provisions for payment of costs, attorne...

  • Hearing

    Mar 21, 2019

CITY OF EXETER V. AYAN

Motion: Court Appointed Receiver’s Motion for an Order Approving and Confirming Sale of Real Property Tentative Ruling: To Grant the Receiver’s Motion for an Order Approving and Confirming Sale of Real Property with modifications as specified below. Proof of service in the file is sufficient to establish notice of the motion was adequate. Cit...

  • Hearing

    Mar 21, 2019

ANDRADE V. CALFTECH CORPORATION

Motion: Intervenor Plaintiff Fernando Aguirre’s Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement Tentative Ruling: To deny intervenor plaintiff-intervenor Fernando Aguirre’s motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement Proof of service in the file indicates notice of the motion was adequate. No response to the motion has...

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    Mar 21, 2019

MCINTYRE V. KAWEAH DELTA HEALTH CARE DISTRICT, ET AL.

Motion: Motion for Summary Judgment (Defendant Linda Herman. M.D.) Tentative Ruling: To deny defendant Linda Herman M.D.’s motion for summary judgment Defendant’s Request for Judicial Notice is granted. Defendant’s Objections to Evidence are overruled as not in compliance with California Rule of Court 3.1354 OVERVIEW This is a negligence an...

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    Mar 19, 2019

ANDREWS V. HERNANDEZ

Motion: Defendant Maria Vargas’ Motion for Summary Judgment Tentative Ruling: To Deny Defendant Maria Vargas’ Motion for Summary Judgment In this unlawful detainer proceeding, Defendant seeks summary judgment based on claims of habitability defenses. Her motion is based on her declaration asserting Plaintiff failed to make requested repairs. ...

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    Mar 19, 2019

RECTOR V. TORRES, ET AL.

Motion: Defendant s Rene Torres and 1st Alliance Energy’s Demurrer of Defendants to Plaintiff’s Complaint Tentative Ruling: There is no tentative ruling. Defendants Rene Torres and 1st Alliance Energy are directed to meet and confer with plaintiff Jonathan Daniel Rector, who now represents himself, to resolve this matter. No CourtCall is permitte...

  • Hearing

    Mar 18, 2019

SOTOMAYOR V. WATHEN CASTANOS HYBRID HOMES

Motion: Motion for Leave to Intervene by Intervener Financial Pacific Insurance Company on Behalf of Defendant Ewing Insulation, Inc. Tentative Ruling: To grant Intervener Financial Pacific Insurance Company ‘s Motion for Leave on Behalf of cross-defendant Ewing Insulation, Inc. The Court notes from a review of its file for this action that all...

  • Hearing

    Mar 14, 2019

SKIFF V. MAVIS

Motions: (1) Plaintiff’s Motion for New Trial; (2) Plaintiff’s Motion to Tax Costs Sought by Defendants; and (3) Defendants’ Motion for Order Striking and/or Reducing Costs sought by Plaintiff. Tentative Rulings: (1) To Deny Plaintiff’s Motion for New Trial. (2) and (3) There is no tentative ruling on these motions. Attorneys for the parties are ...

  • Hearing

    Mar 14, 2019

CRABTREE V. DOFFLEMYER

Motion: (1) Defendant’s Demurrer to Plaintiffs’ Complaint; and (2) Defendant’s motion to Strike Punitive Damages from Complaint. Tentative Ruling: (1) To Overrule Defendant’s Demurrer to Plaintiffs’ Complaint as to all causes of action; and (2) To Deny Defendant’s Motion to Strike Punitive Damages from Complaint. Defendant shall file her answer t...

  • Hearing

    Mar 13, 2019

WILSON V. PORTERVILLE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Motion: Demurrer by Defendant Porterville Unified School District to Plaintiffs’ First Amended Complaint Tentative Ruling: To Overrule the Demurrer by Defendant Porterville Unified School District to Plaintiffs’ First Cause of Action in the First Amended Complaint and to Sustain the Demurrer by Defendant Porterville Unified School District to Pla...

  • Hearing

    Mar 13, 2019

BEER V. GOLDEN HILLS PORTERVILLE, LP

Motion: Defendant’s Motion to Continue Trial Tentative Ruling: There is no tentative ruling in this matter. The parties are directed to appear. ...

  • Hearing

    Mar 13, 2019

MOHAN V. SIERRA VIEW MEDICAL CENTER

Under California Rules of Court, rule 3.1308 and Local Rule 701, any party opposed to the tentative ruling must notify the court, and other parties, by 4:00 p.m. on the court day before the hearing of their intention to appear for oral argument. The court's notice must be made by facsimile to 559-733-6774. Timestamp: 03/12/2019 at 9:04pm Motion...

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    Mar 13, 2019

DEFINITIVE STAFFING SOLUTIONS, INC. V. N.D.R. COMPANIES, INC.

Motions: (1) Demurrer by Defendants Dynamic Insurance Solutions, Inc., Dynamic Integrated Systems Solutions, Inc., and Troy Sibel to Plaintiff’s Second Amended Complaint; and (2) Motion by Defendants Dynamic Insurance Solutions, Inc., Dynamic Integrated Systems Solutions, Inc. and Troy Sibel to Strike Portions of Plaintiff’s Second Amended Complain...

  • Hearing

    Mar 12, 2019

IN THE MATTER OF GOMEZ, FLORA

Motion: Petition for Order Relieving Petitioner From Provisions of Government Code §945.4 Tentative Ruling: To deny claimant Flora Gomez’s petition for order relieving petitioner from provisions of Government Code §945.4 OPERATIVE FACTS Claimant-petitioner Flora Gomez’s claim arises out of a motor vehicle on February 7, 2018. The driver of th...

  • Hearing

    Mar 12, 2019

FRANKS V. JONES

Motion: Motion to Compel Responses to Form Interrogatories. Request for Production of Documents, and that Requests for Admissions be Deemed Admitted and for Monetary Sanctions (2) Plaintiff’s motion for requests for admissions be deemed admitted is granted. The facts and allegations identified in plaintiff’s request for admissions 1-28, Set One t...

  • Hearing

    Mar 12, 2019

EGGLESTON V. LOVERIN PUMP & DRILLING INC.

Motion: Motion to be Relieved as Counsel - Civil Tentative Ruling: To deny without prejudice the motion of attorney Arelia O. Keller of the Abramson Labor Group to be relieved as counsel - civil The Court finds that moving party attorney Arelia O. Keller of the Abramson Labor Group has complied with the provisions of California Rule of Court 3....

  • Hearing

    Mar 12, 2019

GONZALEZ V. VELASCO

Motion: Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Tentative Ruling: To continue the hearing on defendant’s motion for judgment on the pleadings and direct the defendant to file a declaration with the Court that complies with the “meet and confer “provisions of Code of Civil Procedure §§439(a)(3) within the time limitations set forth in that section. ...

  • Hearing

    Mar 12, 2019

FORTUNE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT V. GARCIA

Motion: Demurrer to Complaint Tentative Ruling: To overrule defendant’s demurrer. Defendant shall file an answer to the plaintiff’s complaint within five days from the notice of this ruling. This is an unlawful detainer action filed by Fortune Property Management as an authorized agent of the property owner against tenant Sabian Garcia that ari...

  • Hearing

    Mar 12, 2019

STACEY V. PASCUA

Motion: Plaintiff’s ex-parte Application to Strike Defendants’ Supplemental Expert Designation Tentative Ruling: To Deny Plaintiff’s Ex-Parte Application to Strike Defendants’ Supplemental Expert Declaration. The court finds Defendants’ supplemental declaration permissible under CCP 2034.280. Defendants had not previously designated an expert r...

  • Hearing

    Mar 12, 2019

PICAR FARM LABOR, INC. V. APPLIED UNDERWRITERS, INC., ET AL.

Motion: Defendants Applied Underwriters, Inc., Applied Underwriters Captive Risk Assurance Company, Inc., California Insurance Company, and Applied Risk Services, Inc.’s Motion to Disqualify Plaintiff’s Counsel Tentative Ruling: There is no tentative ruling. ...

  • Hearing

    Mar 11, 2019

NOBLE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION V. ACEVEDO, ET AL.

Motions: Plaintiff Noble Federal Credit Union’s Motions for Order that Requests for Admissions be Deemed Admitted and for Sanctions as to (1) Defendant Marisa Acevedo; (2) Defendant Annabel Lorraine Pina; and (3) Defendant John Acevedo Tentative Rulings: There are no tentative rulings for these motions. The parties are directed to meaningfully me...

  • Hearing

    Mar 11, 2019

MARTINEZ V. SIDHARAJU

Motion: Defendant Krishnaswamy Sidharaju’s Motion to Set Aside Default and Default Judgment Tentative Ruling: There is no tentative ruling. The parties are directed to meet and confer to resolve this motion. No CourtCall is permitted. ...

  • Hearing

    Mar 11, 2019

ADKINS V. CENTEX HOMES

Motions: (1) Motion of Cross-Defendant San Joaquin Stairs, Inc. for Good Faith Settlement; (2) Motion of Cross-Defendant Kennies Indoor Comfort Specialists, Inc. for Good Faith Settlement A review of the Court’s file indicates that all necessary parties have been given timely and proper notice of these motions. There has been no response to these...

  • Hearing

    Mar 07, 2019

SMART SOLAR MARKETING, INC. V. HAYWOOD

Motion: Motion for Attorney Fees Pursuant to Civil Code §1717 Tentative Ruling: To grant plaintiff’s motion for attorney fees pursuant to Civil Code §1717. Defendants shall be awarded attorney fees in the amount of $12,375. Plaintiff’s Request for Judicial Notice is granted. See Evidence Code §452(c). This action arises out of a contract betw...

  • Hearing

    Mar 07, 2019

ALONZO V. CITY OF VISALIA

Motion: Continued Hearing on Petition for Writ of Administrative Mandate Tentative Ruling: To Deny the Petition for Writ of Administrative Mandate. Petitioner seeks writ review pursuant to Visalia Municipal Code section 6.16.060(C) of a decision by the administrative hearing officer determining Petitioner’s dog “Jaxon” to be a dangerous or vici...

  • Hearing

    Mar 07, 2019

CALFTECH CORPORATION V. ZOETIS, INC.

Motion: Motion for Order Granting Leave to File Cross-Complaint Tentative Ruling: To grant defendant Nutrius, LLC’s motion for order to file cross-complaint. Nutrius shall file its cross-complaint within ten days from the notice of this ruling. OPERATIVE FACTS This is an action by Calftech Corporation. Calftech is a cattle raising company loc...

  • Hearing

    Mar 07, 2019

RENFRO V. THANDI

Motion: Defendants’ Motion for Pre-Filing Requirement and for Order to Furnish Security Tentative Ruling: There will be no tentative ruling issued for this matter. Although Plaintiff has not filed an opposition to Defendants’ motion, pursuant to CCP 391.2 the court will consider any evidence, written or oral, by witnesses or affidavit, as may be ...

  • Hearing

    Mar 07, 2019

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