JOHAN F HANDJANI VS FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Handjani v. Ford Motor Company, et al.

DEMURRER; MOTION TO STRIKE

(CCP §§ 430.31, et seq., 436)

TENTATIVE RULING:

Defendant Ford Motor Company’s Demurrer to the Third Amended Complaint is OVERRULED AS TO THE FIRST AND SIXTH CAUSES OF ACTION, AND SUSTAINED WITHOUT LEAVE TO AMEND AS TO THE SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH AND FIFTH CAUSES OF ACTION.

Defendant Ford Motor Company’s Motion to Strike the Punitive Damages Claim is GRANTED WITHOUT LEAVE TO AMEND.

ANALYSIS:

On March 29, 2019, Plaintiff Jahan Frederick Handjani (“Plaintiff”) filed the instant action for negligence, breach of warranty and fraud against Defendant Ford Motor Company (“Defendant”). Following multiple meet and confer efforts by Defendant, followed by multiple attempts to amend the Complaint by Plaintiff, Plaintiff filed the Third Amended Complaint on September 5, 2019. (Motion, Solorio Decl., ¶¶3-18.) Despite representations ........