Judge: Jon R. Takasugi, Case: 22STCV02954, Date: 2023-03-17 Tentative Ruling
Case Number: 22STCV02954 Hearing Date: March 17, 2023 Dept: 17
Court of California
of Los Angeles
Date: March 17, 2023
motion to compel further is GRANTED IN PART, DENIED IN PART, consistent with
this ruling. As a result, the Court declines to award sanctions at this time.
Plaintiff Leonardo Chavez-Arias (Plaintiff) filed suit against General Motors,
LLC, alleging violations of the Song-Beverly Act.
Plaintiffs move to compel further responses to their requests for production
seeks to compel further responses to RFP Nos. 16-41 and 45-46.
Court has a standard order as to what it believes to be discoverable in
lemon-law cases such as this:
Defendant shall produce the “Warranty
Policy and Procedure Manual” published by Defendant and provided to its
authorized repair facilities, within the State of California, for the purchase
date to present.
Defendant shall produce any internal
analysis or investigation regarding defects concerning the transmission defect
in vehicles for the same year, make, and model of the subject vehicle.
Defendant shall produce any customer
complaints relating to defects that are similar to the alleged defects claimed
by plaintiff in vehicles within California for the same year, make, and model
of the subject vehicle, for the period of the purchase date to present.
Defendant shall produce all documents
evidencing policies and procedures used to evaluate customer requests for
repurchase pursuant to the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, for the period
of purchase date to present.
Technical Service Bulletins and Recall Notices
for vehicles purchased in California for the same year, make and model of the
Based on the
foregoing, Plaintiff’s motion to compel further is granted in part, denied in
part, consistent with this ruling. As a result, the Court declines to award
sanctions at this time.
Hon. Jon R.
Judge of the Superior Court
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