September 21, 2020

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Civil Tentative Ruling Announcement


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.

September 21, 2020

 

 

The following are the tentative rulings for cases calendared before the Honorable Timothy W. Salter sitting on assignment in Department 21:

 

 

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

 

 

The following are the tentative rulings for cases calendared before Judge Stacy P. Speiller 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:

 

 

2027536 – ALVAREZ, MARY VS. SEQUEIRA, LESTER – Defendant’s Motion to Compel Verified Answers to Supplemental Interrogatories, Set One; Verified Responses to Request for Supplemental Production of Documents, Set One; Request for Terminating, Issue, Evidentiary and/or Monetary Sanctions –  HEARING REQUIRED. 

 

The parties are reminded that the hearing is scheduled to take place at 9:45 a.m., pursuant to the Court’s order issued on September 1, 2020.

 

 

PR-20-000177 – IN RE THE MATTER OF THE ARSENIO FAMILY TRUST – Respondents Helio Serpa and Lorraine Serpa’s Motion to Continue Trial – GRANTED. 

 

Respondents have demonstrated good cause to continue the trial due to Helio Serpa’s recent surgery and his inability to focus on the proceedings in question due to his medical treatment. The current long cause trial date of September 23, 2020, is VACATED.  The Court schedules a further review hearing for October 27, 2020 at 8:30 in Department 23, at which time the Court will reschedule the trial.  The Court further concludes that all discovery deadlines shall be calculated based on the new trial date.

 

 

The following are the tentative rulings for cases calendared before Judge Sonny S. Sandhu 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***