Medina vs Mckeon

Case No.: 37-2018-00049686-CU-PA-CTL    

Tentative Rulings on 1) Defendant's Motion to Tax/Strike Costs; and 2) Plaintiff's Motions for New Trial/JNOV

Medina v. McKeon, Case No. 2018-48686

Motion hearing: Jan. 31, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

Trial: October 15-18, 2019, Dept. 72

1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

This is a personal injury case arising from a rear-end automobile accident on the morning of November 15, 2016 on SR-78 in San Marcos. The Judicial Council form complaint was filed October 1, 2018. Plaintiff* was not prompt about serving the summons and complaint. ROA 11-14. Defendants* did not answer until April of 2019. ROA 15.

At the continued CMC, the court set the case for a jury trial in October of 2019. ROA 23-29. Several discovery disputes were resolved. ROA 38, 42. 45. The parties answered ready at the TRC. ROA 46-49. Defendant admitted negligent driving, leaving only loss causation and damages to be tried. Plaintiff file........