January 23, 2018

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Civil Tentative Ruling Announcement
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If the Tentative Ruling in your case is satisfactory, you need not appear at the scheduled time, the ruling becomes final, and the prevailing party prepares the order.

However, if you are not satisfied with the Tentative Ruling, and wish to appear and argue the matter, YOU MUST NOTIFY the Clerk’s Office and opposing counsel of your intent before 4:00 p.m. TODAY. If a TELEPHONIC HEARING is requested per CCP §367.5, COURT CALL MUST be notified AND the Clerk’s Office MUST also be notified before 4:00 p.m. TODAY.

When doing so, you must indicate as to which issue(s) and/or motion(s) a hearing is being requested. If requesting a hearing for clarification of a tentative ruling, specify what matter(s) and/or issue(s) need clarification.

You may request a hearing by calling the calendar line at (209) 530-3162 or the main line at (209) 530-3100, prior to 4:00 p.m. - OR- by e-mailing at civil.tentatives@stanct.org Email requests must be made prior to 4:00 p.m. AND confirmed by return e-mail. If you do not receive confirmation e-mail from the clerk, you MUST call (209) 530-3162 to request your hearing.

Please refer to Local Rule of Court 3.12 concerning Court reporter fees.

If a Hearing is required or you have requested a Hearing for a Law and Motion Matter Scheduled in Department 21, 22, 23 or 24 in Modesto, please contact the Court Reporter Coordinator at (209) 530-3105 to request a reporter and determine availability. If a Staff Reporter is not available, you may need to provide your own.

Effective April 2, 2012

Staff Court Reporters may be available, though it is not guaranteed, to report law and motion matters on the following schedule:

Department 21 -- Wednesdays and Fridays only. Staff Reporters may be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please call to confirm.
Department 22 -- Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Staff Reporters may be available on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please call to confirm.
Department 23 -- Wednesdays and Fridays only. Staff Reporters may be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please call to confirm.
Department 24 -- Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Staff Reporters may be available on Wednesdays or Fridays. Please call to confirm.

If a Staff Reporter is not available, counsel can make arrangements to have their hearing reported by a private CSR. Please contact the Court Reporter Coordinator at (209)530-3105 to request a Staff Reporter and to determine if a Staff Reporter will be available for your hearing.

January 23, 2018

 

 

The following are the tentative rulings for cases calendared before Judge Marie S. Silveira in Department 21:

 

 

***There are no tentative rulings for Department 21***

 

 

The following are the tentative rulings for cases calendared before Judge Timothy W. Salter in Department 22:

 

 

***There are no tentative rulings for Department 22***

 

 

The following are the tentative rulings for cases calendared before Judge John D. Freeland in Department 23:

 

 

2011964 – BECHAROFF CAPITAL CORP. VS. ABC ALARM INC. – Plaintiff’s Motion for Order Fixing Amount of Attorney’s Fees to be Awarded, along with other Costs – GRANTED, and unopposed.

 

 

2020354 – YANEX, NAZARIO ARIAS VS. VENOBLE, EVELYN – Defendant’s Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement - HEARING REQUIRED. The parties shall be prepared to offer evidence relative to the issue of the validity of the purported settlement agreement.

 

 

The following are the tentative rulings for cases calendared before Judge Roger M. Beauchesne in Department 24:

 

2015573 – NICHOLS, WILLIAM A. VS. CALLA, PATRICIA A. – Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave to File First Amended Complaint is GRANTED.  Plaintiffs shall file the proposed First Amended Complaint not later than January 30, 2018.

 

 

2017013 – GILSTRAP, CHARLES P. VS. ALUMNI ATHLETICS USA – Defendant Hughson Athletic Boosters Motion for Summary Judgment is CONTINUED to February 2, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. in Department 24. The Court requires additional review and consideration of the motion.

 

 

2021913 – SALAH, YASER VS. NAWAZ, RAB – Defendant’s Motion for Change of Venue to Merced County is DENIED as untimely.  California Code of Civil Procedure section 396b(a) requires that such a motion be filed at or before the time Defendant first appears in the case.  Defendant filed an Answer and Cross-Complaint in this matter on December 20, 2016, and thus has consented to venue here in Stanislaus County.

 

 

The following are the tentative rulings for cases calendared before Commissioner Jared D. Beeson in Department 19 located at the Turlock Division at 300 Starr Avenue, Turlock, CA:

 

 

***There are no tentative rulings for Department 19***