Estate of Donald Maliik Levingston et al v. County of Kern et al

Filing 28

ORDER GRANTING 26 Stipulation to Allow Plaintiffs to Amend Complaint to Add Omitted Heirs, signed by Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston on 3/14/2017. Amended Compaint due by 3/17/2017. Motion to Stay 20 is MOOT. (Hall, S)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 MARK L. NATIONS, INTERIM COUNTY COUNSEL Andrew C. Thomson, Deputy (SBN 149057) Kern County Administrative Center 1115 Truxtun Avenue, Fourth Floor Bakersfield, CA 93301 Telephone 661-868-3800 Fax 661-868-3805 Attorneys for Defendants, County of Kern, Sheriff Youngblood, and Deputy Manriquez Michael J. Curls, Esq. (SBN 159651) Nichelle D. Jones, Esq. (SBN 186308) LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL J. CURLS 4340 Leimert Blvd., Suite 200 Los Angeles, CA 90008 Telephone: (323) 293-2314 Facsimile: (323) 293-2350 Attorneys for Plaintiffs, Estate of Donald Maliik Levingston, Traci Morales, individually and as Guardian Ad Litem for Elijah Levingston and Elizabeth Levingston 12 13 14 15 16 17 Deborah S. Tropp, Esq. (SBN 162613) Christina N. Meissner, Esq. (SBN 278714) McNEIL, TROPP & BRAUN LLP 2 Park Plaza, Suite 620 Irvine, California 92614 Telephone: (949) 259-2890 Facsimile: (949) 259-2891 Attorneys for Defendants, Hall Ambulance Service, Inc. and Brenda Robinson 18 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 19 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 20 21 22 23 24 25 THE ESTATE OF DONALD MALIIK LEVINGSTON, TRACI MORALES, individually and as successor in interest to the ESTATE OF DONALD MALIIK LEVINGSTON, ELIJAH LEVINGTSON by and through his Guardian Ad Litem TRACI MORALES and ELIZABETH LEVINGSTON, by and through her Guardian Ad Litem TRACI MORALES 26 Plaintiffs, 27 28 v. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No.: 1:16-CV-00188 DAD JLT STIPULATION TO ALLOW PLAINTIFFS TO AMEND COMPLAINT TO ADD OMMITTED HEIRS 1 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ STIPULATION TO ALLOW PLAINTIFFS TO AMEND COMPLAINT TO ADD OMITTED HEIRTS 1 2 3 4 5 COUNTY OF KERN, KERN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPT., DEPUTY DAVID MANRIQUEZ, KERN COUNTY SHERIFF DONNY YOUNGBLOOD, HALL AMBULANCE SERVICE, INC., BRENDA ROBINSON and DOES 1 THROUGH 25, INCLUSIVE 6 Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) 7 COME NOW the Parties in this matter, and present this Stipulation to Allow Plaintiffs 8 9 to Amend Complaint to Add Omitted Heirs. 10 Plaintiffs, the Estate Of Donald Maliik Levingston, Traci Morales, individually and as 11 successor in interest to the Estate Of Donald Maliik Levingston, Elijah Levingston by and 12 through his Guardian Ad Litem Traci Morales and Elizabeth Levingston, by and through her 13 Guardian Ad Litem Traci Morales (hereinafter collectively “Plaintiffs”) are represented by 14 Michael J. Curls and Nichelle D. Jones of the Law Offices of Michael J. Curls. 15 Defendants, Hall Ambulance Service, Inc. and Brenda Robinson (hereinafter 16 collectively “Hall Defendants”) are represented by Deborah S. Tropp of McNeil, Tropp & 17 Braun. 18 Defendants, County of Kern, Sheriff Youngblood and Deputy Manriquez, (hereinafter 19 collectively “County Defendants”) are represented by Andrew C. Thomson, of the Office of 20 Kern County Counsel. 21 22 Plaintiffs, Hall Defendants and County Defendants are hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Parties” and provide as follows: 23 THE PARTIES FIND AND AGREE AS FOLLOWS: 24 Pursuant to the Court’s Order of March 1, 2017, the Parties hereby agree that Plaintiffs 25 are allowed to amend their complaint, with the sole purpose being to only allow the addition of 26 all of the omitted heirs. 27 28 Attached as Exhibit “A” is a true and correct copy of Plaintiffs’ Proposed First Amended Complaint. 2 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ STIPULATION TO ALLOW PLAINTIFFS TO AMEND COMPLAINT TO ADD OMITTED HEIRTS 1 The Parties additionally agree that the stipulation to allow the amended complaint is not 2 intended to allow any change or alteration to the complaint, will not change or alter the nature 3 and/or allegations of the complaint and/or will not change, alter or add any cause of action. 4 The Parties additionally agree that the sole intent of the stipulation is to allow the 5 amendment of the complaint to allow Plaintiffs to join all omitted heirs as parties in the current 6 complaint. 7 IT IS THEREFOR STIPULATED: 8 Based upon the foregoing, the Parties agree and stipulate, as follows: 9 Plaintiffs are allowed to amend their complaint for the sole purpose of adding all 10 omitted heirs as parties to this action. 11 Plaintiffs’ amended complaint will not change or alter the nature and/or allegations of 12 the complaint and/or will not change, alter or add any cause of action therein; with the sole 13 intent of the Parties being to only allow the addition of all omitted heirs. 14 15 DATED: March 10, 2017 Law Offices of Michael J. Curls 16 17 By: /s/ Nichelle D. Jones _ Michael J. Curls, Esq. Nichelle D. Jones, Esq. Attorneys for Plaintiffs Estate of Donald Maliik Levingston, Traci Morales, Elijah Levingston and Elizabeth Levingston 18 19 20 21 22 23 DATED: March 10, 2017 McNeil Tropp & Braun LLP 24 25 26 27 28 By: /s/ Christina Meissner _ Deborah S. Tropp, Esq. Christina Meissner, Esq. Attorneys for Defendants Hall Ambulance Service, Inc. and Brenda Robinson 3 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ STIPULATION TO ALLOW PLAINTIFFS TO AMEND COMPLAINT TO ADD OMITTED HEIRTS 1 DATED: March 10, 2017 Mark L. Nations, Interim County Counsel 2 3 By: /s/ Andrew C. Thomson _ Andrew C. Thomson, Deputy County Of Kern, Deputy David Manriquez and Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood 4 5 6 7 8 9 ORDER 10 Based upon the stipulation of counsel, the Court ORDERS: 11 1. The stipulation to amend the complaint is GRANTED; 12 2. Plaintiffs SHALL file the amended complaint no later than March 17, 2017. 13 14 Plaintiff SHALL serve the newly added parties expeditiously; 3. The motion to stay (Doc. 20) is MOOT. 15 16 17 18 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: March 14, 2017 /s/ Jennifer L. Thurston UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 4 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ STIPULATION TO ALLOW PLAINTIFFS TO AMEND COMPLAINT TO ADD OMITTED HEIRTS

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