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Tentative Ruling
Judge Thomas Anderle
Department 3 SB-Anacapa
1100 Anacapa Street P.O. Box 21107 Santa Barbara, CA 93121-1107


Patrick M. Nesbitt v. Montecito Water District

Case No: 1415836
Hearing Date: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:30

Nature of Proceedings: Status Hearing - Final Status Report

A “final status report.”


Jeffrey Lee Costell, Attorney for Plaintiff

Holly O. Whatley, Attorney for Defendant

Robert Cohen, Attorney for Defendant

Ruling: Unfortunately, nothing was filed. The matter is continued, sua sponte, to March 27, 2018; the final status report previously anticipated by 3/6/18 is due 3/20/18.


The case was last on calendar on 8/8/17; an Amended Final Approval Order and Judgment had been submitted and signed by the Court. Counsel requested a hearing be set for a Final Status Report. Counsel were ordered to submit to the Court, via email, the Final Status Report by 3-6-18. The Court said at the last hearing that the next Court hearing can be a non-appearance by counsel if the Court is in receipt of the Final Status Report. The Court ruled as follows: (1) The Court granted the motion of plaintiffs for final approval of the class action settlement. (2) The Court granted the motion of plaintiff for approval of an award of attorney fees and costs in the total amount of $475,000.00.

The Court set a final status report for 3/13/18; but the Court cannot find that anything was filed. Maybe it was sent, but the Court’s computer has no record of it being filed.


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