Court Grants Intervention and Motion to Set Aside Default in General Liability Case
April 2, 2012
In December 2011, Judge Rita Miller of the Los Angeles Superior Court granted defense Motions to Intervene on behalf of a suspended corporation and set aside the default that had been entered against the suspended corporation. Gina Bazaz represented the suspended corporation's insurance company and Lisa D. Angelo prepared and argued the motions.
Several years ago, the plaintiff filed an action for personal injuries against a suspended corporation. When no responsive pleading was received from the suspended corporation, the plaintiff obtained a default. The suspended corporation's insurance company was never notified of the initial litigation and was notified for the first time of the case when the plaintiff served the insurance company with a conformed copy of the court's entry of default. Upon receipt of the notice of default and underlying case, the insurance company filed a Motion for Leave to Intervene on behalf of the suspended corporation and to set aside the default that had been entered. The court granted both the Motion for Leave and subsequent motions to intervene and set aside the default.