JOSEPH POPP VS VALLEYWIDE ESCROW, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION

Case No.: 20STCV10815     Track Rulings In Case

SUBJECT: Motion to Strike

Moving Party: Defendant Valleywide Escrow, Inc.

Resp. Party: Plaintiff Joseph Popp

Defendant’s motion to strike the references for attorney’s fees is GRANTED without leave to amend.

Defendant’s motion to strike the references for punitive damages is GRANTED with leave to amend.

BACKGROUND:

This action arises out of allegations of fraudulent activities in connection with the escrow of real property in Valencia, California. (Complaint, ¶¶ 1-2.)

On March 18, 2020, Plaintiff Joseph Popp commenced this action against Defendant Valleywide Escrow, Inc. for (1) negligence; and (2) breach of fiduciary duty.

On July 29, 2020, Defendant filed the instant motion to strike the references to attorney’s fees and punitive damages.

ANALYSIS:

I. Motion to Strike

A. Legal Standard

Any party may file a timely........