Superior Court of California, County of Butte

Current Civil Law and Motion Rulings
Date Time Judicial Officer Case Number Style Tentative Ruling
07/21/2017 09:00 Benson, Stephen E 158671 CAPITAL ONE BANK VS HAWKINS, GINA C Plaintiff's motion is granted. The default judgment is vacated and this matter is dismissed. The plaintiff is directed to prepare a formal order.
07/21/2017 09:00 Benson, Stephen E 16CV02994 Chico Advocates For A Responsible Economy vs City of Chico The court adopts the schedule proposed by respondent Walmart except that the court sets a hearing date of Monday, October 30, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Walmart is directed to prepare a formal order.
07/21/2017 09:00 Benson, Stephen E 17CV00194 Smith, Mary vs. Wal-Mart Stores The motion to compel plaintiff's deposition is denied without prejudice. The proof of service indicates the motion was mailed to the plaintiff on June 29, 2016, which is only 15 court days before hearing. Code of Civil Procedure Section 1005 requires an additional 1 court day and 5 calendar days for proper notice.
07/21/2017 09:00 Benson, Stephen E 17CV00877 Stott Outdoor Advertising vs Simplicity Foundation et al Plaintiff's motion for judgment on the pleadings is denied without prejudice. The defendants' answer was unfiled by the court on June 8, 2017 for failure of all parties to sign the answer. Thus, the basis for the present motion (i.e. the defendants admit all allegations and offer no viable affirmative defenses) is not present.
07/21/2017 09:00 Benson, Stephen E 17CV01175 In re: Griffin, Damian DeWayne The court has received proof of publication and all necessary paperwork. The petition is therefore granted.
07/21/2017 09:05 Benson, Stephen E 17CV01760 The court does not observe a proof of service in its file. Otherwise, the court will hear from the petitioner.
07/21/2017 09:00 Candela, Michael P 151590 SEIDENGLANZ, WALTER vs HOLMES, MICHAEL The Court will hear from the parties in regards to compliance with the turn-over order issued in July 2016.
07/21/2017 09:00 Candela, Michael P 162433 LAKOTA, MATHEW M vs TOWNSEND, RICHARD et al The Court ordered sanctions have been paid and the matter will go off calendar.
07/21/2017 09:00 Candela, Michael P 163512 THOMAS, HELEN et al vs FEATHER RIVER HOSPITAL et al Mr. Androvich's Motion to be Relieved as plaintiff's counsel is granted. The Court will sign the order provided. A new Case Management Conference (CMC) is set for Sept 22, 2017 at 10:30am. The Court clerk shall provide notice of the new CMC date.
07/21/2017 09:00 Candela, Michael P 16CV01164 Zepeda, Cecelia et al vs Archer, Julie A, MD et al Plaintiff's counsel's motion to be relieved as counsel is granted. Mr. Bushell is to submit a form of order within two weeks. A new Case Management Conference (CMC) is set for September 15, 2017 at 10:30am. The court clerk is to give notice of the new CMC.
07/21/2017 09:00 Candela, Michael P 17CV00189 Cooper, Jacque et al vs Brazil, Leonard J, MD et al The Motion to Compel is granted. Defendant's counsel is to submit a form of order.
07/21/2017 09:00 Candela, Michael P 17CV00481 In re: Caffey, William Bryan All documents are in order and the petition for change of name is granted. the Court will sign the decree provided by petitioner.
07/21/2017 09:00 Candela, Michael P 17CV00482 In re: Ryder Koleton Meyer All documents are in order and the petition for name change is granted. the Court will sign the decree provided by petitioner.
07/21/2017 09:00 Candela, Michael P 17CV00610 In re: Madieros, Cindi This matter is continued to August 4, 2017 at 9:00am.
07/21/2017 09:00 Candela, Michael P 17CV01174 In re: Randolph, Karren Marie The background check is not yet completed; and petitioner needs to file the proof of service. The Court will hear from the petitioner.
07/21/2017 09:00 Candela, Michael P 17CV01269 *Confidential* The Court will hear from the parties.
07/21/2017 09:00 Candela, Michael P 17CV01304 Cheney, Robert L, Jr vs. Hannah, Michael All judges of the Butte County Superior Court have recused themselves from hearing this case. Under the authority granted by the Legislature in Code of Civil Procedure section 170.4(a)(1), the matter is hereby ordered continued to August 4, 2017 at 1:30pm when a visiting Judge, who is not disqualified to hear the matter, will be at the Butte County Superior Court to hear this matter. IT IS SO ORDERED.
07/21/2017 09:05 Candela, Michael P 16CV01831 England, Penny C et al vs SolarCity Corporation et al The Motions to Compel are granted. Defendants are to provide discovery responses without objections within 10 days of Notice of this order. the request for sanctions are denied. The Court will use the form of order supplied by plaintiff.
07/21/2017 09:05 Candela, Michael P 17CV00324 People of the State of California vs. Rankin, George The People's Motion to have Requests for Admissions Set One Deemed Admitted is granted and sanctions are awarded in the amt of $84.16. The Court will sign the form of order provided.

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