PHILLIP J. LATIOLAIT VS DONALD B. SARAFANO

County of Los Angeles

DEPARTMENT 17

TENTATIVE RULING

PHILLIP LATIOLAIT vs. DONALD SERAFANO

Case No.: 19STCV28054

Hearing Date: July 27, 2020

Defendant’s demurrer is SUSTAINED, WITHOUT LEAVE TO AMEND.

On August 12, 2019, Plaintiff Phillip J. Latiolait (Plaintiff) filed suit against Donald B. Serafano (Defendant), alleging professional malpractice/negligence.

Legal Standard

A demurrer for sufficiency tests whether the complaint states a cause of action.¿ (Hahn v. Mirda (2007) 147 Cal.App.4th 740, 747 (Hahn).) ¿When considering demurrers, courts read the allegations liberally and in context.¿ (Taylor v. City of Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power¿(2006) 144 Cal.App.4th 1216, 1228.)¿ In a demurrer proceeding, the defects must be apparent on the face of the pleading or via proper judicial notice.¿ (Donabedian v. Mercury Ins. Co. (2004) 116 Cal.App.4th 968, 994........