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Stanislaus County Superior Courts Tentative Rulings - Page 1

In state-court civil litigation cases filed in Stanislaus County Superior of California, courts may issue tentative rulings prior to motion hearings. A tentative ruling is a preliminary ruling that states how a court intends to rule on a motion, and courts may modify or reverse civil tentative rulings prior to issuing final rulings, hence the term “tentative.”


Tentative rulings in Stanislaus County Superior Court for the state of California are posted on the court's website prior to each law and motion hearing for civil cases. However, this tentative ruling information is usually taken down from the court's website after several days or weeks.


Trellis, a legal research platform, aggregates Stanislaus County County tentative rulings and all tentative rulings in California. This is highly valuable data that reveals how judges think on substantive legal issues. Consequently, Trellis makes the information and legal analyses contained in Stanislaus County County tentative rulings searchable for attorneys, parties, and the public. On this page, you will find every civil tentative ruling from Stanislaus County Superior.

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Stanislaus County
Superior Courts

County Name

Stanislaus County

Population

550,660

Area (sq mi)

1,495

County Seat

Modesto

Established Year

1854

Board of Supervisors

District 1 – Kristin Olsen
District 2 – Vito Chiesa
District 3 – Terry Withrow
District 4 – Tom Berryhill
District 5 – Jim Demartini

Form of Government

General Law

Administration Address

1010 10th Street Modesto, CA 95354

Administration Address

1010 10th Street Modesto, CA 95354

Meaning of Name

Stanislaus River, named after Estanislao, a native of the area when California was under Spanish and Mexican rule.

Phone Number

(209) 525-6333

Stanislaus County Recent Judge Rulings

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679028 – NOTTBOHM, DANA v PATEL, ANAND – Plaintiffs Motion for Permission to Dismiss Entire Case – GRANTED, and unopposed. The Court will sign the proposed Order and direct the clerk to dismiss the case. CV-18-001714 – LENDMARK FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC v CAINE, ROBERT – Plaintiff’s Motion to 1) Vacate Dismissal Entered Pursuant to Code of Civil Pro...

  • Hearing

    Sep 02, 2021

2020043 – MOLAND, ROSIO v CITY OF CERES – Plaintiff’s Motion 1) To Compel The Deposition of City of Ceres Person Most Knowledgeable and Production of Documents With Sanctions; and 2) To Re-Open Discovery – GRANTED in part, DENIED in part, sanctions DENIED As discovery is closed at present (Code Civ. Proc., § 2024.020, subd. (a)), the court grants...

  • Hearing

    Sep 02, 2021

2022129 – DOAN, KEVIN v SINGH, NIRMAL – Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to File First Amended Complaint - HEARING REQUIRED. The Court notes the motions pending before it in these four cases are all related to a series of putative joint ventures regarding the development of ARCO AM/PM gas service stations. After reviewing the pending motions and the ...

  • Hearing

    Sep 01, 2021

2021127 – DHALIWAL, HARPREET v SINGH, NIRMAL – Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to File First Amended Complaint – HEARING REQUIRED. The Court notes the motions pending before it in these four cases are all related to a series of putative joint ventures regarding the development of ARCO AM/PM gas service stations. After reviewing the pending motions a...

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    Sep 01, 2021

Plaintiff’s Motion to Amend Judgment to Include the Name Change of Judgment Debtor – GRANTED. CV-19-006038 – SHABO, POLINE VS GUTOWSKI TOMASZ DANIEL, MD – Defendants’ Tomasz Daniel Gutowski, MD. And Christopher Neville, MD.’s Motion for Summary Judgment – MOOT due to plaintiff’s voluntary dismissal of the moving defendants with prejudice on Augus...

  • Hearing

    Aug 27, 2021

Plaintiff's Motion for Protective Order to Quash Certified Stainless Service, Inc., dba West-Mark's Second Demand for Exchange of Expert Witness Information Pursuant to CCP Section 2034.250 and Monetary Sanctions in the Amount of $2,750, Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section 2034.250(D) – DENIED. The court questions plaintiff’s meet and con...

  • Hearing

    Aug 27, 2021

Defendant’s Motion for Leave to File Cross-Complaint – GRANTED, and unopposed....

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    Aug 26, 2021

Compliance Hearing – HEARING REQUIRED. As nothing has been filed since the parties’ last appearance, class counsel shall be prepared to appear and apprise the court of the parties’ efforts to implement the settlement. Counsel is also to file a declaration to this effect within five days of the hearing. CV-19-003585 – CORNEJO, BENJAMIN VS ADAMS,...

  • Hearing

    Aug 26, 2021

Compliance Hearing – DROPPED. Compliance has been demonstrated. CV-18-001985 – PRESTON, ROGER D VS GURR, BRADY I – Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss for Failure to Comply with Court Order and Failure to Provide Discovery – DROPPED, as MOOT in view of Plaintiff’s dismissal of the entire action on 8-13-21. CV-21-001617 – BORREGO, NIKO VS AMERICAN MED...

  • Hearing

    Aug 26, 2021

Defendant Modesto City Schools’ Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings - GRANTED, and unopposed. Defendant’s Request for Judicial Notice is unopposed and granted based on the authority provided. As such, the Court finds on the basis of Defendant’s unopposed declarations, judicially noticed facts, and brief, that Plaintiff passed away in 2019, that ...

  • Hearing

    Aug 26, 2021

2017458 – CARLSON, STACEY vs. GANT, VERNON – a) Plaintiff’s Motion to Appoint Ashleigh Soza as Successor in Interest; b) Administrator’s Motion to Substitute Nolan Shaw, Personal Representative of the Estate of Stacey Carlson, in Place of Deceased Plaintiff Stacey Carlson – Both matters are CONTINUED, on the Court’s own motion, to August 31, 2021...

  • Hearing

    Aug 10, 2021

670042 – CITY OF PATTERSON vs. PATTERSON HOTEL ASSOCIATES – Hearing on Fifth Appellate District’s Directive Regarding Attorneys’ Fees and Costs – CONTINUED, on the court’s own motion, to October 14, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. in Department 24 Plaintiff has not shown that the trial court used the rule in Carver v. Chevron U.S.A., Inc. (2004) 119 Cal.App.4...

  • Hearing

    Aug 10, 2021

2009158 – CAPITAL EQUITY MANAGEMENT GROUP INC vs. SWANGER, STEVEN A – a) Plaintiff’s Motion for Contempt for Failure to Comply with the Court’s May 21, 2021 Discovery Order, to Compel Defendant and Cross-Complainant Steven A. Swanger to Comply with Such Order, and for Monetary and Other Sanctions – HEARING VACATED, without prejudice; b) Plaintiff’s...

  • Hearing

    Aug 10, 2021

Motion to be Relieved as Counsel – DENIED without prejudice at this time. Counsel does not appear to have provided notice of the motion to the surety as required by Probate Code section 1213(a)(4)....

  • Hearing

    Jul 28, 2021

376483 – EVANS, THOMAS A vs CAMBRA, MICHAEL – Plaintiff Thomas A. Evans’ Motion to Add Cambra Trucking, LLC as a Judgment Debtor, Motion for a Charging Order and/or, Motion to Appoint Receiver – GRANTED in part, DENIED in part, request for judicial notice GRANTED. While the court agrees that some assistance is appropriate to help plaintiff collec...

  • Hearing

    Jul 28, 2021

2024932 – GARIBAY, ARNULFO vs QUETZAL CORPORATION – a) Defendant Sofia-Esther Torres Marquez’ Motion for Summary Judgment or, in the Alternative, Summary Adjudication as to Each Cause of Action and/or Related Issues Asserted by Plaintiff, Arnulfo Garibay, in His First Amended Complaint – CONTINUED, on the court’s own motion, to October 29, 2021, at...

  • Hearing

    Jul 22, 2021

2027597 – BURGER PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES vs SIMS, JOHN C – Plaintiff’s Motion to Strike or, in the Alternative, Tax Costs Contained in the Memorandum of Costs –GRANTED, in part, and unopposed. The Court grants Plaintiff’s Request for Judicial Notice The Court grants the motion to tax express delivery charges for overnight delivery in the amou...

  • Hearing

    Jul 22, 2021

2009158 – CAPITAL EQUITY MANAGEMENT GROUP INC vs. SWANGER, STEVEN A – Plaintiff’s Motion for Order Compelling Defendants Steven Swanger, Kenneth Swanger and Swan Investments, INC. to Provide Further Responses to Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents – HEARING VACATED, without prejudice. The motion will be submitted to the Discov...

  • Hearing

    Jul 20, 2021

684071 – DOAN, KEVIN vs. SINGH, NIRMAL – a) Cross-Defendants’ Motion for Judgment on the Pleading – ; b) Cross-Complainants’ Motion to Consolidate with 2021126, 2021127, and 2022129 – ; c) Cross-Defendants’ Motion to File Second-Amended Cross Complaint – All matters are CONTINUED on the Court’s own motion, to September 1, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. in De...

  • Hearing

    Jul 20, 2021

2021127 – DHALIWAL, HARPREET vs. SINGH, NIRMAL – Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to File First Amended Complaint – CONTINUED on the Court’s own motion, to September 1, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. in Department 24....

  • Hearing

    Jul 20, 2021

2022129 – DOAN, KEVIN vs. SINGH, NIRMAL – Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave to File First Amended Complaint – CONTINUED on the Court’s own motion, to September 1, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. in Department 24....

  • Hearing

    Jul 20, 2021

Plaintiff’s Motion to Continue Motions for Summary Judgment – DENIED. The court finds the affidavit of counsel supporting the motion is insufficient to justify granting the relief sought, either under Code of Civil Procedure, section 437c, subdivision (h), or as an exercise of the court’s discretion. (See, e.g. Bahl v. Bank of America (2001) 89 C...

  • Hearing

    Jul 15, 2021

Review Hearing on Court’s Motion re Scope of Arbitration - INDICATED RULING. The Court has read and considered the supplemental briefs filed by both parties and appreciates the thoughtfulness and professionalism demonstrated on both sides. The Court finds that existing authority does not support bifurcation of the claims subject to arbitration ...

  • Hearing

    Jul 15, 2021

Plaintiffs’ Motion for Relief from Mandatory E-filing and for Order Entering Renewal of Judgment – HEARING REQUIRED. The Court gives notice to the parties that, on its own motion, the Court intends to take judicial notice of its own docket and the clerk’s notes regarding the subject renewal as papers and records of a court, but only as to facial ...

  • Hearing

    Jul 13, 2021

a) Defendant Ameet Birring's Motion to Compel Responses to Request for Production of Documents, Set Two Propounded on Plaintff Raven Sharp and Request for Monetary Sanctions; b) Defendant Jakrun Sodhi's Motion to Compel Responses to Special Interrogatories, Set One Propounded on Plaintiff Raven Sharp and Request for Monetary Sanctions; c) Defendant...

  • Hearing

    Jul 13, 2021

2009158 – CAPITAL EQUITY MANAGEMENT GROUP INC vs SWANGER, STEVEN A – Plaintiff’s Motion for Contempt for Failure to Adhere to the Court’s Discovery Order and/or Compel Non-Party the Foster Advantage’s Response to Subpoena and Request for Monetary Sanctions – CONTINUED, on the Court’s motion. The hearing is continued to July 9, 2021, at 8:30 AM, i...

  • Hearing

    Jul 08, 2021

Motion for New Trial – DENIED. Code of Civil Procedure Section 659(a)(2) provides that a notice of motion for new trial must be filed within fifteen (15) days of the date of mailing notice of entry of judgment by “any party”. Notably, this deadline is not subject to extension as set forth in Code of Civil Procedure 1013. The Court’s file, as well...

  • Hearing

    Jul 08, 2021

a) Plaintiff’s Motion to Appoint Ashleigh Soza as Successor in Interest; b) Administrator’s Motion to Substitute Nolan Shaw, Personal Representative of the Estate of Stacey Carlson, in Place of Deceased Plaintiff Stacey Carlson – Both matters are CONTINUED, on the Court’s own motion, to August 10, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 23. The Court fin...

  • Hearing

    Jun 24, 2021

Plaintiff Thomas A. Evans' Motion to add Cambra Trucking, LLC as a Judgment Debtor, Motion for a Charging Order and/or, Motion to Appoint Receiver – CONTINUED, on the Court’s own motion, to July 28, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 24. CV-20-004260 – GOBIND ENTERPRISES INC VS CERTAIN UNDERWRITERS AT LLOYDS LONDON – a) Defendant Certain Underwriter...

  • Hearing

    Jun 24, 2021

670042 – CITY OF PATTERSON vs PATERSON HOTEL ASSOCIATES – Hearing on Fifth Appellate District’s Directive Regarding Attorneys’ Fees and Costs – CONTINUED, on the Court’s own motion, to August 10, 2021, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 24. The Court requires more time to review this matter....

  • Hearing

    Jun 15, 2021

SONS INC vs GOMES, ROBERT W – Plaintiff/Cross-Defendants’ Motion for Attorney Fees and Costs Pursuant to Civil Code Section 1717 – GRANTED, in part, DENIED, in part. In view of Plaintiff’s dismissal of the Complaint, the Court finds that Cross-Defendants are the prevailing parties on the contract, and the issues of fee and cost recovery based on ...

  • Hearing

    Jun 15, 2021

2021127 – DHALIWAL, HARPREET vs. SINGH, NIRMAL – Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to File First Amended Complaint – CONTINUED, on the Court’s own motion, to July 20, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 24....

  • Hearing

    Jun 10, 2021

2022129 – DOAN, KEVIN vs. SINGH, NIRMAL – Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave to File First Amended Complaint – CONTINUED, on the Court’s own motion, to July 20, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 24....

  • Hearing

    Jun 10, 2021

2021126 – DOAN, KEVIN vs. SINGH, NIRMAL – Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave to File First Amended Complaint – CONTINUED, on the Court’s own motion, to July 20, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 24....

  • Hearing

    Jun 10, 2021

2021796 – DOCTORS MEDICAL CENTER OF MODESTO INC vs. GARDNER TRUCKING INC – a) Defendant Gardner Trucking INC.’s Motion for Summary Judgment or in the Alternative Summary Adjudication – Summary Judgment DENIED; Summary Adjudication GRANTED as to the Second and Fourth Causes of Action and the claim for punitive damages; Summary Adjudication DENIED as...

  • Hearing

    Jun 10, 2021

9000308 – EASLEY, ERIN vs. INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – a) Defendant’s Motion to Compel Arbitration to Plaintiff Erin Easley and Stay Proceedings – GRANTED; b) Defendant’s Motion to Compel Arbitration to Plaintiff Lesia Cecilide and Stay Proceedings – GRANTED; c) Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Adjudication on Plaintiff’s Second, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth,...

  • Hearing

    Jun 10, 2021

2022881 – SUNCREST VILLAS MODESTO vs. PACIFICA MODESTO LLC – Defendants Pacifica Modesto LLC; Pac Modesto INC.; Pacifica Companies LLC; ASD Enterprises, INC; Pacifica Companies; Deepak Israni; Rajib Sengupta; Neil Chaudhuri; Tracy Dalton; and Shauna Carson’s Motion to Stay – DENIED. Moving defendants have failed to demonstrate that the circumstan...

  • Hearing

    Jun 09, 2021

9000308 – EASLEY, ERIN vs. INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Adjudication on Plaintiff’s Second, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, Tenth, and Eleventh Causes of Action – CONTINUED, on the Court’s own motion, to June 10 2021 at 8:30 am in department 22, to be heard with the parties’ Motion to Compel Arbitration and Motion for Summary Adj...

  • Hearing

    Jun 09, 2021

2009158 – CAPITAL EQUITY MANAGEMENT GROUP INC vs. SWANGER, STEVEN A – Defendants Norcal Redevelopment Corp., Richard Castleberry, and George Castleberry’s Amended Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings – DENIED. A motion for judgment on the pleadings functions as a demurrer. (Cal. Civ. Pro. §438; Marzec v. Public Employees’ Retirement System (2015)...

  • Hearing

    Jun 09, 2021

SONS INC vs. GOMES, ROBERT W – Plaintiff/Cross-Defendants’ Motion for Attorney’s Fees and Costs Pursuant to Civil Code Section 1717 – CONTINUED, on the Court’s own motion, to June 15, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 24. The Court previously continued the hearing and instructed the moving parties to submit supplemental evidence to support the lode...

  • Hearing

    May 13, 2021

Motion Requesting Order to Remove Trustee, and Order to Appoint John Amaral as New Trustee, an Order to Place Property Back into Trust and an Order for Attorney’s Fees & Costs – Hearing Required....

  • Hearing

    May 13, 2021

2028663 – SAING, SOVANNA vs. FCA US LLC – Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees and Costs Pursuant to Civil Code Section 1794(d) – GRANTED, in part, and DENIED, in part. The Court exercises its discretion in determining what award is justified in this context. (Goglin v. BMW of North America, LLC (2016) 4 Cal.App.5th 462.) Hours Reasonably Wor...

  • Hearing

    May 13, 2021

Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings – DROPPED as MOOT pursuant to the settlement reached by the parties herein on May 3, 2021, with Judge John D. Freeland....

  • Hearing

    May 13, 2021

Defendant Hills Stainless Steel & Equipment Inc.’s Motion for Good Faith Settlement – GRANTED, and unopposed. The Court finds sufficient evidence from which to conclude that the subject settlement was entered in good faith and within the meaning of Code Civ. Proc. § 877.6(a)(2) and Tech-Bilt Inc. v. Woodward Clyde & Associates (1985) 38 Cal.3d 48...

  • Hearing

    Apr 28, 2021

Plaintiff’s Motion to Strike or, in the alternative, Tax Costs Contained in the Memorandum of Costs – DENIED. The Motion to Tax Costs is untimely pursuant to Cal. Rules of Ct., rule 3.1700(b)(1). CV-19-002100 – GREGORIO, ADOLFO F VS CAMPOS, ARMANDO MENDOZA – Defendant Kamal Sherkasi’s Demurrer to the Complaint - SUSTAINED, with leave to amend, an...

  • Hearing

    Apr 28, 2021

Compliance Hearing - HEARING REQUIRED. As to those remaining who are not represented by class counsel, the Court has concerns with both submissions. Defendant’s proposed letter contains language requiring an opt-in, which appears to defeat the general design of the class action settlement. Plaintiffs’ proposed letter is notably repetitive. The ...

  • Hearing

    Apr 28, 2021

Defendant Benjamin J. Remington, M.D.’s Motion to Bifurcate Trial on Statute of Limitations (Code Civ. Proc. §§598, 597, 597.5) - GRANTED. The parties are in agreement that the defense is entitled to a separate initial trial on the statute of limitations defense pursuant to Code Civ. Proc. §597.5. The parties are also in agreement that both phase...

  • Hearing

    Apr 28, 2021

Plaintiff’s Motion for Order to Continue the Trial Date, and Related Motion or Discovery Dates – HEARING REQUIRED. CV-19-006140 – THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA VS. GARCIA, MARIO, JR – Petitioner’s Motion to Compel Responses and for Order that Admissions be Deemed Admitted – HEARING REQUIRED. CV-20-001938 – MAGDALENO, RAMON VS. BARAJAS, ...

  • Hearing

    Apr 21, 2021

Hearing on the Fifth Appellate District’s Directive regarding Attorneys’ Fees and Costs – DROPPED, as counsel failed to submit moving papers. Counsel encouraged to request a new hearing date with an agreed-upon briefing schedule. CV-19-000134 – DISCOVER BANK VS. PABUSTAN, DIOMEDES – Plaintiff’s Motion to Deem Facts as Admitted – GRANTED, and unop...

  • Hearing

    Apr 21, 2021

Defendant’s Motion to Amend Judgment to Award Costs Nunc Pro Tunc – GRANTED, and unopposed. The proposed corrected judgment will be filled in with the amount of $1,798.24 and signed by the Court. CV-19-002728 – CONTRERAS, MARCOS ARMENTA VS. CENTRAL VALLEY SPECIALTY HOSPITAL INC – a) Plaintiffs’ Motion for an Order that Requests for Admission, Set...

  • Hearing

    Apr 21, 2021

ASSOCIATES INC vs BRUNK INDUSTRIES – Plaintiff’s Motion to Set Aside Dismissal Previously Entered and for Entry of Judgment Pursuant to Stipulation – GRANTED, and unopposed. The Court will sign the Judgment submitted by Plaintiff in the amount of $125,917.54. CV-20-002807 – DELCORSO, STEVEN vs WESTLAND TECHNOLOGIES INC – Plaintiff’s Motion for ...

  • Hearing

    Apr 06, 2021

2000291 – PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES vs ROBY, JERRY A – Plaintiff’s Motion to Vacate Judgment – GRANTED. Plaintiff has demonstrated sufficient grounds for the relief sought herein. The judgment is vacated and the action is dismissed without prejudice. The Court will sign the proposed order submitted by Plaintiff. CV-20-002683 – PADILLA, GEOR...

  • Hearing

    Apr 06, 2021

2018207 – MAINES, DEBRA J vs MAINES, LINDA G – Referee’s Report of Referee and Petition for Order Confirming Sale of Real Property – APPROVED. The proposed sale of lots 56 and 57 of the Lewis Tract, commonly referenced as 1008 Mae Street in Turlock, is APPROVED. The real estate agent’s fees of $11,100 is APPROVED. All remaining issues are reserve...

  • Hearing

    Mar 24, 2021

9000819 – CRUZ, MARIELA vs TRAINA DRIED FRUIT INC – a) Defendant Traina Dried Fruit, Inc.’s Motion to Enforce Class Action Settlement Agreement and Release – DENIED; b) Compliance Hearing – HEARING REQUIRED. a) Defendant Traina Dried Fruit, Inc.’s Motion to Enforce Class Action Settlement is DENIED. b)However, the Court has inherent power to de...

  • Hearing

    Mar 24, 2021

9000526 – SEABRIGHT INSURANCE COMPANY vs. DEL MONTE FOODS INC – Defendant R&S Erection Tricounty INC’s Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement – GRANTED, and unopposed. The Court finds the subject settlement was entered in good faith and within the meaning of Code Civ. Proc. § 877.6(a)(2) and Tech-Bilt Inc. v. Woodward Clyde & Associate...

  • Hearing

    Mar 17, 2021

2018720 – BAHADUR, DILLAN vs. STANISLAUS UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT – Defendant Stanislaus Union School District’s Motion for Partial Judgment on the Pleadings – VACATED. The Motion was withdrawn by the moving party on March 10, 2021....

  • Hearing

    Mar 17, 2021

9000526 – SEABRIGHT INSURANCE COMPANY vs DEL MONTE FOODS INC – Defendant System Inc.’s Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement (CCP Section 877.6) – GRANTED, and unopposed. The Court finds the subject settlement was entered in good faith and within the meaning of Code Civ. Proc. § 877.6(a)(2) and Tech-Bilt Inc. v. Woodward Clyde & Assoc...

  • Hearing

    Mar 11, 2021

9000118 – IBARRA, BERTHA vs TAIT MD, DOUGLAS – Defendant Douglas Tait, M.D.’s Motion to Deem Matters Admitted – GRANTED, and is unopposed. The Requests for Admissions are hereby deemed admitted. CV-20-001606 – MICHAEL, RAPHAEL vs NUNNEMAKER, JONNA – Defendant’s Motion to Strike Portions of Plaintiff’s First Amended Complaint – Plaintiff’s Req...

  • Hearing

    Mar 11, 2021

676073 – MIDLAND FUNDING LLC vs GILL, SANDEEP – Defendant’s Motion to Set Aside Default and Default Judgment - HEARING REQUIRED. The Court is inclined to GRANT the motion, based on the moving papers and supporting evidence, and in view of the apparent lack of opposition. However, due to the passage of time since the last activity on the case, the...

  • Hearing

    Mar 10, 2021

2028663 – SAING, SOVANNA vs FCA US LLC – Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees and Costs Pursuant to Civil Code Section 1794(d) – HEARING REQUIRED. The Court notes that the parties have again failed to comply with the Court’s order that a Joint Status Statement be filed in advance of the hearing. Counsel for both parties shall appear at the time...

  • Hearing

    Mar 10, 2021

2021796 – DOCTORS MEDICAL CENTER OF MODESTO INC vs GARDNER TRUCKING INC – Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment or, in the alternative, Motion for Summary Adjudication – PRIOR TENTATIVE RULING AFFRIMED and MODIFIED, as follows: The Court affirms the prior tentative ruling, issued on 1-13-21, as to the lead action (Case No. 2021796); however, th...

  • Hearing

    Mar 10, 2021

652063 – CAPITAL ONE BANKS vs MUSIC, JERRY A - Plaintiff’s Motion to Set Aside and Vacate Default Judgment – DENIED, without prejudice. The Court does not have jurisdiction to grant the relief requested under Cal. Civ. Pro. §473(b)....

  • Hearing

    Mar 10, 2021

a) Plaintiff’s Motion to Appoint Ashleigh Soza as Successor in Interest; b) Administrator’s Motion to Substitute Nolan Shaw, Personal Representative of the Estate of Stacy Carlson, in place of Deceased Plaintiff Stacy Carlson – a) & b) – Both matters are CONTINUED, on the Court’s own motion, to March 25, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 23. The Co...

  • Hearing

    Feb 26, 2021

Receiver Gary R. Farrar’s Motion for Approval of Final Account and Report – HEARING REQUIRED. Based on review of the moving and supporting papers and the evidence submitted herein, the Court is inclined to GRANT the receiver’s motion. The Court will conduct a hearing with regard to the issue of allocation of the net proceeds. The parties shall be...

  • Hearing

    Feb 26, 2021

Plaintiff’s Attorney’s Motion to be Relieved as Counsel – GRANTED, and unopposed. The Court delays the effective date of the order relieving counsel until proof of service of a copy of the signed order on the client has been filed with the Court. CV-18-000306 – BARCLAYS BANK DELAWARE VS. ANDERSON, DIANA A – Plaintiff’s Motion to Set Aside Dismiss...

  • Hearing

    Feb 25, 2021

Defendant System Inc’s Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement (CCP Section 887.6) – HEARING REQUIRED. The proof of service does not comply with the provisions of Code Civ. Proc. §1010.6(e), which requires one serving a represented party by electronic means to demonstrate confirmation of the correct electronic address for counsel being ...

  • Hearing

    Feb 25, 2021

Plaintiff’s Motion for Modification of Judgment by Adding Additional AKA to the Judgment Debtor’s Name – DENIED, without prejudice. No proof of service has been submitted. In addition, Plaintiff has failed to submit the supporting declaration of counsel or any evidence demonstrating that the name sought to be added to the judgment is an additiona...

  • Hearing

    Feb 24, 2021

Respondent Paula Charron’s Motion to Tax Costs – GRANTED in part and DENIED in part as follows. Petitioner’s claimed costs in the amount of $126,674.17 are taxed in the amount of $118,796.25 – leaving an award of $7,877.92 in costs in favor of Petitioner. Respondent claims the burden lies with Petitioner to prove the reasonableness and necessity ...

  • Hearing

    Feb 24, 2021

a) Defendant’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings against Plaintiffs Bakersfield Land Co., LLC and Laborde Land Co., LLC – DENIED. b) Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment; or, alternatively, Motion for Summary Adjudication; or alternatively, Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings –SUMMARY JUDGMENT DENIED; SUMMARY ADJUDICATION GRANTED in part (1s...

  • Hearing

    Feb 24, 2021

2130591- CARLSON, ROBERT L vs. ASHLOCK, GABRIEL – Plaintiff’s Motion for Entry of Judgment on Plaintiff’s First Amended Complaint – GRANTED, and unopposed; and for Dismissal of Defendant’s Cross-Complaint – GRANTED, and unopposed. Plaintiff’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings is GRANTED, and unopposed. Code of Civil Procedure section 438(h)(2)...

  • Hearing

    Feb 18, 2021

9000647 – HOLLINSHED, LYNETTE vs. EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT – Defendants Employment Development Department and Mary Ruiz’s Motion for Summary Judgment or, in the Alternative, Summary Adjudication – HEARING REQUIRED. The Motion is GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART, as follows. The Court GRANTS summary adjudication as to all claims and cau...

  • Hearing

    Feb 18, 2021

9000819- CRUZ, MARIELA vs. TRAINA DRIED FRUIT INC – Compliance Review – HEARING REQUIRED. Based upon the declaration of Nathalie Hernandez, the operations manager for settlement fund administrator ILYM Group, Inc., all terms and conditions of the approved class action settlement and judgment thereon have been satisfied and any undisbursed funds h...

  • Hearing

    Feb 18, 2021

2015697 – DEANDA, VICTOR vs. EVITT, DELBERT – Plaintiff’s Application for Order to Show Cause Why Defendant Bryan Evitt Should not be Held in Contempt of Court – DROPPED. The application for an order to show cause is DROPPED at the request of the moving party and pursuant to a telephone call to the Clerk’s Office on February 10, 2021....

  • Hearing

    Feb 17, 2021

9000745 – MODESTO CITY SCHOOLS vs. PANAMAX LLC – a) Defendant Core Brands LLC’s Motion to Compel Plaintiff’s Further Responses to Interrogatories; b) Defendant Core Brands LLC’s Motion to Compel the Deposition of Travelers’ Person Most Qualified and the Production of Documents – HEARING REQUIRED. CV-21-000177 – NOORIGIAN, HARRY vs. ESTATE OF ALBE...

  • Hearing

    Feb 17, 2021

Compliance Hearing re Disposition of Settlement – HEARING REQUIRED....

  • Hearing

    Feb 04, 2021

Respondent’s Motion for Reconsideration to Strike the Petition for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction – CONTINUED, on the Court’s own motion, to February 19, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 23. The Court notes that the motion references a supporting declaration and exhibits but such documents are not contained in the Court’s file. The hearing is conti...

  • Hearing

    Feb 04, 2021

Plaintiff's Motion for Final Approval of Class Settlement – GRANTED. Based on the moving papers and the lack of opposition or objection, the court finds the proposed settlement to be adequate and reasonable as presented, and therefore it is approved. The proposed attorney’s fees of $66,666.67 and litigation costs of $15,000 are reasonable and sha...

  • Hearing

    Feb 04, 2021

Plaintiff's Motion for Order Vacating Dismissal and Entering Judgment Against Defendant Pursuant to CCP 664.6 – HEARING REQUIRED The parties are invited to appear to discuss whether the motion was properly served....

  • Hearing

    Feb 02, 2021

Plaintiff’s Motion to Vacate Judgment – DENIED, without prejudice. Code of Civil Procedure section 473, subdivision (d), provides for vacating or modifying a judgment if there is a clerical error or if the initial judgment was void. There is no court clerical error alleged, and the default judgment was not alleged to be void. This is without prej...

  • Hearing

    Feb 02, 2021

Plaintiff’s Motion to Amend Renewed Judgment and of Nonappearance – GRANTED, and unopposed. CV-19-006451 – RORABAUGH, VAN L VS SANDHU, NARINDERPAL – Defendants Narinderpal Sandhu and Rajwant Sandhu’s Demurrer to the First Amended Complaint - SUSTAINED IN PART AND OVERRULED IN PART as follows. Demurrer Nos. 7, 10, and 21 are sustained with leave...

  • Hearing

    Feb 02, 2021

Assignee NDS LLC’s Hearing on Order to Show Cause why Defendant/Judgment Debtor’s Interest in Real Property Should Not Be Sold to Satisfy Judgment – DENIED, without prejudice. The hearing date obtained by the Applicant does not comply with the time limits set forth in Code Civ. Proc. §704.770(a), and the application does not demonstrate good caus...

  • Hearing

    Jan 27, 2021

Defendants Employment Development Department’s and Mary Ruiz’s Motion for Summary Judgment or, in the Alternative, Summary Adjudication – GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART, as follows. The Court GRANTS summary adjudication as to all claims and causes of action arising from conduct that occurred prior to January 13, 2016, when Plaintiff signed a ...

  • Hearing

    Jan 27, 2021

2028632 – MENDEZ, HECTOR vs. PRIME SHINE INC – Compliance Hearing re Disposition of Settlement – HEARING REQUIRED....

  • Hearing

    Jan 20, 2021

2028663 – SAING, SOVANNA vs. FCA US LLC – Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s fees and Costs (Civ. Code §1794(d)) - CONTINUED, on the Court’s own motion, to March 10, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 24. The Court notes that the parties have failed to demonstrate compliance with the Court’s previous order on 11-19-2020. Therefore, the hearing is aga...

  • Hearing

    Jan 20, 2021

2027536 – ALVAREZ, MARY vs. SEQUEIRA, LESTER – Defendant’s Motion for Order Compelling Plaintiff’s Compliance with the Court’s Orders Imposing Monetary Sanctions and Request for Further Monetary, Issue, Evidentiary and/or Terminating Sanctions – GRANTED, in part; DENIED, in part, without prejudice. Under the circumstances, the Court declines to r...

  • Hearing

    Jan 20, 2021

2026114 – HOWEY, JASON vs BATTERY SYSTEMS INC – Compliance Hearing – GRANTED. Compliance has been shown. The Court will sign the proposed Amended Final Order and Judgment. CV-19-001779 – HIETT, DEEDEE vs VALLEY CRITTER CARE INC – Plaintiffs’ Motion to Set Aside Default Judgment, Order, Decision, Tentative Ruling, or Ruling – CONTINUED, at the r...

  • Hearing

    Jan 15, 2021

2024825 – CURDY, JOSEPH vs CITY OF OAKDALE – a) Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment or Alternatively, Summary Adjudication; b) Defendant’s Motion to Bifurcate Trial – (a) SUMMARY JUDGMENT GRANTED; (b) Defendant City of Oakdale’s Motion to Bifurcate Trial – DENIED, as MOOT. (a) Plaintiff’s request for a further continuance is denied. The reque...

  • Hearing

    Jan 15, 2021

2017458 – CARLSON, STACEY vs GANT, VERNON – Defendant Vernon F Gant, an Individual and doing business as the Law Office of Gant & Gant’s Motion for Summary Judgment – CONTINUED, on the Court’s own motion, to March 5, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 23....

  • Hearing

    Jan 14, 2021

9000647 – HOLLINSHED, LYNETTE vs EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT – Defendants Employment Development Department’s and Mary Ruiz’ Motion for Summary Judgment or, in the Alternative, Summary Adjudication – CONTINUED on the Court’s own motion to January 27, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. in Department 22. CV-18-000121 – AMERICAN EXPRESS NATIONAL BANK vs CORTE...

  • Hearing

    Jan 14, 2021

2021796 – DOCTORS MEDICAL CENTER OF MODESTO INC vs GARDNER TRUCKING INC – Defendant Gardner Trucking Inc.’s Motion for Summary Judgment or in the Alternative Summary Adjudication – Summary Judgment DENIED; Summary Adjudication GRANTED as to the Second and Fourth Causes of Action; Summary Adjudication DENIED as to the First, Third, and Fifth Causes ...

  • Hearing

    Jan 14, 2021

Defendant Jelly Belly Candy Co.’s Motion to Tax Costs – GRANTED, in part. The Court finds that Defendant has its her burden of demonstrating that certain of the costs claimed are unrecoverable under Code Civ. Proc. §1033.5, or that certain claimed costs are excessive and/or unreasonable, such that the burden shifts to Plaintiffs to show that the ...

  • Hearing

    Jan 06, 2021

Defendant’s Motion to Set Aside and Vacate Judgment (Code Civ. Proc. §663a) – DENIED. Defendant has not demonstrated an incorrect or erroneous legal basis for the challenged decision....

  • Hearing

    Jan 06, 2021

Plaintiff Pardeep Sahota’s Motion to Compel Further Responses from Defendant John J. Souza, Jr. to Request for Production of Documents, Set 1; and for Monetary Sanctions – GRANTED. Based on the Joint Status Statement, it appears that the parties have now engaged in meaningful meet and confer efforts as directed by the Court and that these efforts...

  • Hearing

    Dec 11, 2020

Defendant’s Motion for Order Granting a Prior Separate Trial on Liability Issues – GRANTED, in part; DENIED, in part. The Court finds that Defendant is entitled to invoke the procedure prescribed by Civ. Code §3295(d), with regard to a separate trial for the presentation of financial evidence and the determination of the amount of punitive damage...

  • Hearing

    Dec 11, 2020

Paula Charron’s Motion to Tax Costs Originally Filed 08/01/19 – HEARING REQUIRED. Counsel to apprise of status of stipulation....

  • Hearing

    Nov 19, 2020

2028663 – SAING, SOVANNA vs. FCA US LLC – Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees and Costs Pursuant to Civil Code Section 1794(d) – CONTINUED, on the Court’s own motion, to January 20, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 24. The parties are instructed to meet and confer, through their respective counsel, in a good faith attempt to narrow and/or resol...

  • Hearing

    Nov 19, 2020

Defendants Sepehr Khanian, Steven Hall, Parliament Financial Group, Summit Research Firm, Inc. and Nationwide Consumer Solutions Corp.'s Motion to Dismiss for Failure to Bring Case to Trial within 5 Years - HEARING REQUIRED. Counsel shall appear to advise the Court as to the status of the matter....

  • Hearing

    Nov 03, 2020

Plaintiff’s Motion to Continue Case Management Hearing and Postpone All Legal Matters – GRANTED in part, DENIED in part and unopposed. Plaintiff’s unopposed request to continue the Case Management Conference scheduled for November 30, 2020 is granted. The Case Management Conference is rescheduled for March 8, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. in Department 22. ...

  • Hearing

    Nov 03, 2020

2021796 – DOCTORS MEDICAL CENTER OF MODESTO INC vs. GARDNER TRUCKING INC – Defendant Gardner Trucking Inc.’s Motion for Summary Judgment or, in the alternative, Summary Adjudication – CONTINUED, on the Court’s own motion, to January 14, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 23. The Court requires more time to review this matter....

  • Hearing

    Oct 23, 2020

2028516 – PRASAD, RAJENDRA RAYMOND vs. REDDING, ROSS B – Plaintiff’s Motion to File Amended Complaint – GRANTED, and unopposed. The Court finds that the motion establishes sufficient grounds for the amendment to substitute Plaintiff’s successor-in-interest to pursue his surviving claims in this action. (Code Civ. Proc. §377.32.) Plaintiff shall f...

  • Hearing

    Oct 23, 2020

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