Smith Perry v. Baker

1. Background This personal injury action arises from an automotive accident which occurred on or about November 07, 2017 at or near the intersection of Sierra Highway and Technology Drive in the City of Palmdale, California. On May 24, 2018, Plaintiff Anita Smith Perry (the “Plaintiff’) filed the Complaint against Defendant Kelvin Baker (the “Defendant”), alleging single cause of action for Motor Vehicle Negligence. Defendant filed his Answer to the Complaint on August 14, 2018. Defendant filed the instant motion to compel Plaintiff’s deposition on August 27, 2019. Plaintiff has not opposed the motion. 2. Analysis a. Motions to Compel Party Deposition Code of Civil Procedure section 2025.450 permits a party to seek a motion to compel a deposition where a deponent fails to appear or produce documents at a deposition. The motion is permissible after a party fails to appear without having served a valid objection pursuant to Code of Civil Procedur........