RENE SERNAS VS WKS RESTAURANT CORPORATION

Case No.: 19STCV17172    

Motion to Disqualify Counsel

Having considered the moving papers, opposing papers, and reply papers, the Court rules as follows:

BACKGROUND

On May 17, 2019, Plaintiff Rene Sernas (“Plaintiff”) filed a complaint against W.K.S. Restaurant Corporation dba El Pollo Loco.

On May 30, 2019, Plaintiff filed the First Amended Complaint, which asserts a single cause of action for negligence-premises liability. The FAC alleges Plaintiff slipped and fell on a floor mat inside the front entryway of Defendant’s premises on June 8, 2017.

On December 11, 2020, Defendant filed a motion to disqualify attorney Vann H. Slatter, Lennon Slatter, and Slatter Law Firm from representing Plaintiff.

On December 29, 2020, Plaintiff filed an opposition to the motion,

On January 5, 2021, Defendant filed its reply.

Trial in this matter is set for May 21, 2021.

PARTY’S REQUEST