MOTION TO VACATE DEFAULT AND DEFAULT JUDGMENT

(CCP § 473(b), mandatory)

TENTATIVE RULING:

Defendant Extra Space Storage, Inc.’s Motion to Vacate Default and Default Judgment is GRANTED.

OPPOSITION: Defendant Extra Space Storage has not provided a satisfactory explanation for the delay between its discovery of the default and filing this motion. REPLY: Defendant Extra Space Storage discovered the default in February 2019 and immediately reached out to Plaintiff to have it set aside. After being informed Plaintiff wanted to speak to his legal advisor, Defendant Extra Space Storage reached out again in March 2019. When the parties were not able to reach a resolution, the motion was filed on March 18, 2019. SUPP. REPLY: The entry of default in September 2018 was the result of improper service and should be stricken.

ANALYSIS:

On May 25, 2018, Plaintiff Guadalupe Ramirez (“Plaintiff”) brought this brea........