SANTA ANA, Calif. – A judge overruled a demurrer today by defendants Estefano Isaias, Jr. and Estefano Isaias, Sr. The demurrer, a written response to the People's complaint, pleaded for dismissal of Isaias Jr. and Sr. from the case entirely.
In their demurrer, defendants claimed that the allegations against Isaias Jr. and Sr. were ambiguous and too unspecific to substantiate legal action against them as individuals. The judge overruled both the special and the general demurrer to the complaint.
The judge additionally denied all defendants' motion to strike the allegation within the complaint that claims DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences were operating as a forfeited corporation. According to the complaint, the Franchise Tax Board forfeited DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences' powers, rights, and privileges in November 2014 and July 2015, respectively, as a result of their failure to pay the required taxes and fees to transact business in California.
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Orange County District Attorney / Case # 30-2016-00880665-CU-BT-CJC / March 24, 2017