Superior Court of California800 Ninth Street, 3rd FloorWednesday, October 31, 2012, 9:00 AMDepartment54Shelleyanne W.L. Chang, JudgeC. Chambers/T. Fazzi, BailiffE. Higginbotham, Clerk
To request limited oral argument on any matter on this calendar, you must call the Court at (916) 874-7848(Department 54) by 4:00 p.m. the court day before this hearing and advise opposing counsel. If no call ismade, the tentative ruling becomes the order of the court. Local Rule 3.04.
2008-00008867-CU-FRAnthony Hill vs. Broadway Auto Repair and Tire Center
Nature of Proceeding:Filed By:Motion to Withdraw as CounselSemmens, Michael P.
The motion to be relieved as counsel is DENIED without prejudice.In support of a motion to withdraw, counsel must lodge and serve the notice of motionand motion to be relieved of counsel (Civil Form MC-051), declaration (Civil Form MC-052) and order (Civil Form MC-053) pursuant to California Rule of Court 3.1362(c),(d)& (e). This is a mandatory requirement. Counsel’s moving papers do not contain therequired judicial council declaration form, and the motion is therefore denied withoutprejudice.The minute order is effective immediately. No formal order pursuant to CRC Rule3.1312 or further notice is required.
2008-00012827-CU-BCBahija Iken vs. Robert Charles La Bella
Nature of Proceeding:Filed By:Motion for SanctionsParker, Alden J.
Defendants Robert Charles LaBella, et al’s Motion for Sanctions is GRANTED, asfollows.Defendants contend that sanctions against pro per Plaintiff Bahija Iken are warrantedas a result of her issuance of a subpoena to the California Department of Real Estate(DRE) after the discovery cut-off in this action, and refusing to timely withdraw thesubpoena.Discovery in this action was required to have been completed by September 10, 2012.Trial was initially set for October 9, 2012. On September 12, 2012, Plaintiff served asubpoena on the DRE. Plaintiff did not notify Defendants that the subpoena had beenserved. On September 21, 2012, Defendants received a letter from the DRE notifying