Jan 22, 2021
TENTATIVE RULINGS                                         

Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 3:00 p.m. via Zoom
Courtroom 18 – Hon. Jennifer V. Dollard
PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the Addendum to First Amended Omnibus Order of the Presiding Judge issued May 27, 2020, only those persons with court hearings in criminal actions shall enter a Sonoma County Superior Court facility. Until further notice, all matters set for hearing in this courtroom shall be heard remotely through Zoom. No party or representative of a party may appear personally in Courtroom 18. CourtCall is not permitted for this calendar.
If the tentative ruling is accepted, no appearance is necessary via Zoom unless otherwise indicated. 
The tentative rulings will become the ruling of the Court unless a party desires to be heard. If you desire to appear and present oral argument, YOU MUST NOTIFY Judge Dollard’s Judicial Assistant by telephone at (707) 521-6723 and all other opposing parties of your intent to appear via Zoom no later than 3:00 p.m. on the court day immediately preceding the day of the hearing.
D18 –
MeetingID: 838—5609—8726
Password: 000169
By Phone (same meeting ID and password as listed for each calendar):
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Guide for participating in court proceedings via Zoom in Department 18.
-After joining the meeting and checking in with the clerk, please mute your audio when not speaking. This helps keep background noise to a minimum.
-Be mindful of background noise when your microphone is not muted. Avoid activities that could create additional noise, such as shuffling papers.
-Position your camera properly if you choose to use a web camera. Be sure it is in a stable position and focused at eye level, if possible. Make sure everything visible in the frame is appropriate for an appearance in court.
-If a confidential session becomes necessary it is incumbent on you to ensure you are able to participate from a private location so that unauthorized people cannot overhear or see the proceedings.
-Chat is enabled for the sharing of documents among participants and the court and to allow attorneys to communicate individually with each other or their clients only. No chat messages should be sent privately to the court as it would amount to an unauthorized ex parte communication. Neither should chat messages be sent to all participants unless directed by the court.
-The recording function has been disabled. Remember, the prohibition against recording court proceedings, even remote ones, remains.
-Be patient. Check in will take more time and the experience from those who have tried this before is that proceedings are a little slower generally. 


The following cases are required to appear at 3:00 p.m.:
MCV-240278, KRB Inc. v. Davis
MCV-248526, United Financial Casualty Company v. Severiano
MCV-248532, State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co. v. Gulick
SCV-260679, Gorder v. Mutert
SCV-262085, Ramirez v. Nazareth Agua Caliente Villa Inc.
SCV-264567, Stinson v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
SCV-265699, Smith v. Burger
SCV-266333, Hasbani v. Casanovas
SCV-266982, Silva v. Bianchi
SCV-266993, Sullivan v. Hieter
The following cases will be continued to a further CMC calendar in Courtroom 18 (no appearance is required on 1/26/21):
MCV-253272, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Craghead- to June 29, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. in Dept. 18 for Case Status.
SCV-262894, Lion v. City of Cloverdale - to June 29, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. in Dept. 18 for Outcome of Mediation.
SCV-265938, Breckenridge Property Fund 2016, LLC v. Sonoma County Construction, Inc. - to June 29, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. in Dept. 18 for Status of Service/Appearance of Defendant
SCV-265928, Kucera v. Goode Rider, Inc - to June 29, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. in Dept. 18 for Status of Service
The following cases will be set for trial with notice to follow (no appearance is required):
The following cases have been dropped for various reasons:
MCV-253342, State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Company v. Everyday Logistics Inc.
SCV-265561, Bill Rummonds & Assoc., Inc., dba. Purofirst of Sonoma County v. Hylton
SCV-266995, Skinner v. Medivators
SCV-266999, Brown v. Viking Services Corporation
*This is the end of these Tentative Rulings*
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