MANUEL CHAVEZ VS BALUBHAI PATEL, ET AL.

Case No.: 20STCP02511    

manuel chavez, Plaintiff, vs. balubhai patel, et al., Defendants.

Case No.: 20STCP02511

Hearing Date: January 22, 2021

Hearing Time: 10:00 a.m.

[TENTATIVE] ORDER RE:

PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR JUDGMENT JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY AGAINST DEFENDANTS AS BOND PRINCIPALS AND AGAINST PHILADELPHIA INDEMNITY INSURANCE COMPANY AS BOND SURETY, PLUS COSTS, INTEREST AND REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES

AND RELATED CROSS-ACTION

Background

On October 23, 2015, Plaintiff Manuel Chavez (“Chavez”) filed a wage claim with the California Labor Commissioner against Defendants Balubhai Patel (“Patel”) and DTWO & E Inc. (“DTWO”) (jointly, “Defendants”). (Lee Decl., ¶ 4.) Chavez prevailed on his claim and was awarded $202,294.10 in unpaid wages, penalties, and interest in an Order, Decision or Award (“ODA”) issued on October 18, 2017. (Lee Decl., ¶ 4.)

In response, Defendants filed a Complaint f........