November 18, 2019

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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.

November 18, 2019

 

 

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 is the tentative ruling for a case calendared before Judge Stacy P. Speiller in Department 22:

 

 

CV-19-002236 – STURGEON, CAROL VS. WESTMONT HOSPITALITY GROUP – a) Plaintiff’s Motion for Award of Monetary Sanctions – GRANTED; b) Plaintiff’s Motion for Preference – HEARING REQUIRED.

 

(a)           The Court previously granted Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel.  The Court now finds that  Plaintiff is entitled to an award of monetary sanctions in connection with Defendant’s failure to respond to the subject discovery requests. (Code Civ. Proc. §§2030.290(c), 2031.300(c), 2023.010, 2023.030(a); Cal. Rules of Ct., rule 3.1348(a).)   Therefore, Defendant and defense counsel are ordered to pay $1,238.50 in monetary sanctions to Plaintiff’s counsel.

 

(b)           Based on the evidence provided, and considering that Defendant does not substantively oppose the request, the Court is inclined to GRANT the motion on the basis that Plaintiff has demonstrated entitlement to a preferential trial date under the provisions of Code Civ. Proc. §36(a).  Therefore, counsel shall appear in order to select a trial date within 120 days of the date of the hearing. (Code Civ. Proc. §36(f).)

 

 

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

 

 

*** There are no tentative rulings for Department 23 ***

 

 

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

 

 

*** There are no tentative rulings for Department 24 ***

 

 

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 ***