Oct 16, 2021
TENTATIVE RULINGS                                    
Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 3:30 p.m. via Zoom
Courtroom 18 – Hon. Jennifer V. Dollard
PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the Order of the Presiding Judge issued June 14, 2021, a party or representative of a party may appear personally in Courtroom 18 or may appear remotely through Zoom.  Social distancing among members of the public is no longer required and capacity shall be the normal courtroom capacity. 

Masks are required at all times, regardless of vaccination status.  Compliant mask coverings do not include; 1) neck gaiters; 2) masks with valves or other holes; 3) bandanas; or 4) face shields.  This order applies to all interior spaces of the courthouse.  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) 521-6725 and all other opposing parties of your intent to appear, and whether that appearance is in person or via Zoom, no later 4:00 p.m. 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 for 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 3:30 p.m.:
MCV-252753, KBR Inc. v. Borloz
The following cases will be DISMISSED by the Court unless a party to the action requests a hearing:
MCV-250955, Bank of America, N.A. v. Graham
MCV-252738, CACH, LLC v. Lawrence
The following cases will be continued to a further OSC or CMC calendar in Courtroom 18 (no appearance is required on 10/19/21):
The following cases have been dropped from OSC Calendar for various reasons:
MCV-253367, Ford Motor Credit Company LLC v. Marin
*This is the end of these Tentative Rulings*
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