Oct 01, 2022
TENTATIVE RULINGS                                         
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE CALENDAR                               
Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 3:30 p.m. 
Courtroom 18- Hon. Jennifer V. Dollard 

Civil and Family Law Courthouse
3055 Cleveland Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95403     
PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the Order of the Presiding Judge, a party or representative of a party may appear in Department 18 in person or remotely by Zoom, a web conferencing platform.  However, appearances by Zoom are STRONGLY encouraged.  Whether a party or their representative will be appearing in person or by Zoom must be part of the notification given to the Court and other parties as stated below.
Masks need not be worn in the courthouse if you are fully vaccinated.
Persons are considered vaccinated two weeks after the final dose in a primary series of vaccinations.
All unvaccinated persons entering any Sonoma County Superior Courthouse, including any remote jury selection location, shall wear a face covering at all times compliant with all California State Health Orders and CAL/OSHA standards which must completely cover both the nose and mouth. 
Court Call is not permitted for this calendar.
If the tentative ruling is accepted, no appearance is necessary via Zoom or in person 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, 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 -- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83856098726?pwd=WEI3K1BPRCswSk0ZYSs4VUw1OU5ydz09
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.:
The following cases will be DISMISSED by the Court unless a party to the action requests a hearing:
MCV-255754, Midland Credit Management v Fonseca – Stay on sanctions is lifted and they are payable within 30 days.
MCV-257242, Regions Bank v Fisher – Stay on sanctions is lifted and they are payable within 30 days.
MCV-258438, Bay Cities Credit Union v Escobar.
SCV-269709, Penguin Pay, LLC v Hoppes – Stay on sanctions is lifted and they are payable within 30 days.
The following cases will be continued to a further OSC or CMC calendar in Courtroom 18 (no appearance is required on October 4, 2022):
SCV-268004, Ranyak v Pippa – to 12/20/22, 3:30 p.m., to allow Plaintiff time to re-submit the request for default judgment.
The following cases have been dropped from OSC Calendar for various reasons:
*This is the end of these Tentative Rulings*
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