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NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): Robert P. Baker, and Paige M. Baker, a married couple, and DOES 1-10, inclusive. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): Kelei Casperson, a single person NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court's lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): Stanislaus 801 -10th Street Modesto, CA 95354 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff's attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Claudine Sherron (California Bar No. 296499) The Sherron Law Firm 638 Wolfe Avenue, Suite 1 Turlock, CA 95380-3944 Tel: (209) 427-2200 Claudine@Sherron-law.com Attorney for Plaintiff Kelei Caspersen Date (Fecha): October 19, 2017 Clerck by (Secretary): Erin Barnett, Deputy (Adjunto) CASE NUMBER: 2027255
Superior Court of the State of California For the County of Stanislaus
Kelei Caspersen, a single person, Plaintiff, vs. Robert P. Baker and Paige M. Baker, a married couple, and Does 1 through 10, inclusive, Defendants. Case Number: 2027255 FACTUAL DECLARATION OF PLAINTIFF KELEI CASPERSEN IN SUPPORT OF EX PARTE APPLICATION I, KELEI CASPERSEN, declare as follows: 1. I am the Plaintiff in this action, and the Petitioner for relief in the ex-parte application. 2. I live in Turlock, California. 3. Robert P. Baker and his wife, Paige M. Baker (hereinafter, “Defendants”), failed to return down payments made in a purchase agreement with myself regarding real property located at 1725 Carleton Drive, Turlock, California, 95382, (hereinafter, “Property”), as required by the agreement. 4. On or about July 3, 2013, Plaintiff and Defendants entered into a “Residential Lease or Month-to-Month Rental Agreement” (hereinafter, “Lease”) concerning Property. The parties also, in conjunction with the Lease, entered into other agreements memorialized by a standard California Association of Realtors Option Agreement (hereinafter, “Option Agreement”), a California Residential Purchase Agreement, and Joint Escrow Instructions (hereinafter, “Purchase Agreement”). The Option Agreement called for a down payment of $50,000.00, referred to in the Purchase Agreement as “Option Money.” Plaintiff paid that amount to Defendants on July 15, 2013. The Lease Agreement called for monthly rental payments of $2,300.00 per month, of which $300.00 per month would be added to the down payment. To date, Plaintiff have paid a total down payment of $52,325.00. 5. On or about March 1, 2014, the parties modified their agreement to cancel the purchase of the Property by Plaintiff to allow Defendants to sell the Property to another party. The Memorandum to the Option Agreement and Addendum to the Option Agreement (hereinafter, “Modification”), called for the down payment money paid by Plaintiff to be refunded from the proceeds of the sale of Property from escrow, and with any remaining balance to be paid within two years of sale. 6. After the Modification was signed by all parties, Defendants did accept an offer on the Property. The Defendants opened an escrow account on the Premises on or about March 17, 2014, with Stewart Title Company. 7. Plaintiff properly registered the claim on the escrow with Stewart Title Company. The payment from escrow was only going to provide some $20,000.00 toward the claim, but some is better than nothing, and the Modification then called for the balance to be paid over the next two years. 8. Thereafter, Defendants shut down their escrow with Stewart Title, and moved the escrow to Old Republic Title. The escrow was completed and closed only three days later. 9. Defendants did not inform Plaintiff of the change in escrow companies, nor did they instruct the new company to pay the legitimate claim of the Plaintiffs. 10. Thus, Plaintiff did not receive any payment from escrow as agreed, nor has she received any payment from Defendants toward the refund of the down payment. 11. In addition to the failure to pay, the Plaintiff has been unable to buy another house because she lacks the down payment. The prices for homes has risen sharply in the last two years, and the failure of the Defendants to pay as agreed has kept the Plaintiff from participating in the increase in value a home purchased two years ago has undergone. 12. On or about August 2, 2016, Plaintiff and her then-husband Daniel Curry divorced due to irreconcilable differences. The stress and strain from the loss of Plaintiff’s entire life savings was a direct cause of her divorce. She lost her husband of fifteen (15) years primarily, though not solely, due to incredible strain this financial loss created. 13. Worse, Plaintiff has suffered nightmares, nights of insomnia, and other symptoms of depression due to the loss of such a large sum. 14. I am in need of this Ex Parte hearing because I need the money that Defendants agreed to pay, to secure my financial security. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California, that the foregoing is true and correct. Kelei Caspersen, Plaintiff Legal Notice No.: 932324 First Publication: January 4, 2018 Last Publication: February 1, 2018 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press
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