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Civil Tentative Rulings

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, you MUST register online to appear telephonically using Vcourt. 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.

Requesting a Hearing 

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.

Coordinating Court Reporter 

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.

Unlawful Detainers

Court Reporting is not provided for Unlawful Detainer case types; however, you may provide your own court reporter for unlimited Unlawful Detainer cases only.

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.

Current Tentative Rulings

December 2, 2022

 

 

The following is the tentative ruling for a case calendared before Judge John R. Mayne in Department 21:

 

 

***There are no Tentative Rulings in Department 21***

 

 

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

 

 

CV-22-000188 – PADILLA, STEPHANIE VS FLYING FOOD GROUP PACIFIC INC. – Defendant Starbucks Corporation’s Motion to Compel Written Discovery and Request for Sanctions - GRANTED as to the request to compel responses and GRANTED IN PART as to the request for sanctions.  The Court awards $975.00 in sanctions against plaintiff Stephanie Padilla and her counsel John V. Mejia, jointly and severally. The Court also requires Starbucks to pay an additional $120.00 in filing fees, because the Court finds that the Motion is actually three motions, not a single motion, and Starbucks has only paid one filing fee of $60.00.

 

Plaintiff Stephanie Padilla is ordered to serve verified responses without objections to Starbucks’ Form Interrogatories (Set One), Special Interrogatories (Set One), and Requests for Production of Documents (Set One), and all responsive documents, by no later than Friday, January 6, 2023.  The sanctions of $975.00 are to be paid by no later than Tuesday, January 31, 2023.

 

 

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

 

 

CV-21-005080 – BRATSET, STEPHEN VS LINDER, DONNA - Plaintiff’s Motion to Vacate Default Judgment – DENIED, without prejudice.

 

No proof of service has been submitted. In addition, the request fails to comply with the requirements of Cal. Rules of Ct., rule 3.1112, and it appears to contain inadmissible declaratory statements that do not comply with the provisions of Code Civ. Proc. §2015.5.

 

 

CV-21-005082 – BRATSET, STEPHEN VS STANISLAUS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – Plaintiff’s Motion to Vacate Default Judgment – DENIED, without prejudice.

 

No proof of service has been submitted. In addition, the request fails to comply with the requirements of Cal. Rules of Ct., rule 3.1112, and it appears to contain inadmissible declaratory statements that do not comply with the provisions of Code Civ. Proc. §2015.5.

 

 

The following is the tentative ruling for a case calendared before Judge Sonny S. Sandhu in Department 24:

 

 

CV-22-004788 – CERES MOBILE ESTATES LP VS GONSALVES, TED – Petitioner’s Petition for Abandonment of Mobilehome - HEARING REQUIRED.

 

Petitioner shall appear to provide evidence of damages, as the petition does not disclose the total outstanding charges pursuant to the rental agreement between the parties.

 

Additionally, the Court notes the petition e-filed by the Petitioner’s attorney, Anthony Drew Rowe, is unsigned and undated.  Petitioner shall submit a signed and dated petition on or before the hearing date.

 

 

The following are the tentative rulings for a case 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 in Department 19***

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

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