MOHAMMAD MEHDI-MOLLANOURI SHAMSI VS SUSAN GANS, ET AL.

Case No.: 20STCV21360    

Motion to Challenge an Application for a Determination of a Good Faith Settlement

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

BACKGROUND

On June 5, 2020, Plaintiff Mohammad Mehdi Mollanouri Shamsi (“Plaintiff”) filed a complaint against Defendants Susan L. Gans (“Defendant Gans”) and Kenneth Horwitz (“Defendant Horwitz”). Plaintiff alleges statutory strict liability, common law strict liability, negligence, and negligent infliction of emotional distress arising from a dog bite that occurred on June 10, 2018.

On July 15, 2020, Defendant Gans filed a cross-complaint against Defendant Horwitz seeking indemnification, apportionment, and declaratory relief.

On July 24, 2020, the Court dismissed Defendant Horwitz from the complaint with prejudice.

On September 15, 2020, Defendant Horwitz filed an application for a determination of a good faith settlement without........