The Honorable Charles S. Treat

Contra Costa County Superior Court, Department 12

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Biography

The Hon. Charles S. Treat is a judge of the Superior Court of Contra Costa County in California. Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed him to the bench in October 2005. Treat was automatically re-elected in 2014 after running unopposed.

Judge Treat earned his B.A. in political philosophy from Michigan State University in 1977. He later received his J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1980, graduating with honors.

He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Hon. John Minor Wisdom on the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans, Louisiana. Then from 1982 to 1983, he clerked for United States Supreme Court Justice William Brennan. In 1988 Treat became a civil litigation partner at the firm Latham & Watkins.

Treat worked on two noteworthy cases while practicing at Latham & Watkins. The first is a 12-year contract arbitration battle, which resulted with an en banc Ninth Circuit decision and the recovery of a 9-figure amount on behalf of his client. The other case was a successful settlement in a suit against a Central Valley municipality in which Treat's efforts managed to save the building permits of low-income farmworkers.

Judge Treat and his wife live in Lafayette, California. He has two sons.

He is registered as a Democrat.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Charles S. Treat

  • GARCIA VS. ALLIED WASTE SYTEMS

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO COMPLAINT of GARCIA FILED BY ARTURO MEJIA

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    This demurrer is continued to October 30.

    All parties are informed that effective January 1, 2021, this case is reassigned to Department 7 (Judge Baskin).

    ...

  • KEJET, INC. VS MARTIN/PRICHARD

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR LEAVE TO FILE A SECOND AMENDED

    COMPLAINT FILED BY KEJET, INC.,

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Plaintiff moves for leave to file a second amended complaint. The motion is expressly unopposed, and it is granted. The second amended complaint may be filed and served by O...

  • ADAMS ANTIOCH VS WALKER

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO 2nd Amended COMPLAINT of ADAMS ANTIOCH

    WAREHOUSE L.P. FILED BY CITY OF ANTIOCH

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendant City of Antioch’s demurrer to the second amended complaint (SAC) is sustained without leave to amend. Plaintiff failed to state facts sufficient to c...

  • DOE VS WEAMER

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER GOVERNING CONFIDENTIAL

    INFO FILED BY JANE DOE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The Court is unclear on how this motion came to be on this week’s calendar, as the motion was calendared for December 4 when it was filed, and there is no ex parte order cha...

  • SANTOS VS. A COMFORT RIDE

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    SPECIAL SET HEARING ON: TRIAL SETTING SET BY COURT

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    At counsel’s joint request this trial setting conference is continued to December 4 at 10:00 a.m.

    All parties are informed that effective January 1, 2021, this case is reassigned to Department 7 (Judge Baskin)....

  • GONAZALES VS SUMMERS, ET. AL.

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR STRIKE PORTIONS OF 1ST AMENDED

    COMPLAINT FILED BY ALAN SUMMERS, SERONELLO-SUMMERS INC.,

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Duplicate calendar entry, please see Lines 15-16.

    ...

  • HUITT-LOPEZ VS. HILTON HOTELS

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO 2nd Amended COMPLAINT of HUITT-LOPEZ

    FILED BY BUG ZAPPERS PEST CONTROL, INC.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Before the Court is Defendant Bug Zappers Pest Control, Inc.’s Demurrer to plaintiff’s second amended complaint (SAC). The SAC asserts causes of action for (1) b...

  • GONAZALES VS SUMMERS, ET. AL.

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO 1st Amended COMPLAINT of CHARLES

    GONZALES, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS FILED BY ALAN SUMMERS,

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Before the Court is defendants’ demurrer to the first amended complaint (FAC). The demurrer is overruled. Defendants shall file and serve their answer o...

  • KEJET, INC. VS MARTIN/PRICHARD

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS FILED BY

    KEJET, INC.,

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Kejet’s motion for judgment on the pleadings as to the cross-complaint as to causes of action three, ten and eleven is granted with leave to amend. A first amended cross-complaint may be f...

  • HOA PHAN VS DELIA M MADRONA

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON OSC RE: WHY AN ORDER FOR SALE OF DWELLING SHOULD NOT

    ISSUE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Counsel and respondent to appear by CourtCall. The order for sale of the dwelling is granted. However, the moving papers do not discuss how such a sale is to be carried out. Does the applican...

  • GREEN VS CONTRA COSTA HOUSING

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    JURY TRIAL - SHORT CAUSE/ 5 DAY(S)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Counsel to appear. Counsel should appear in person (with masks) if it is contemplated that trial is actually to commence now. Otherwise, counsel should appear by CourtCall to discuss scheduling.

    The Court does not know the res...

  • KEJET, INC. VS MARTIN/PRICHARD

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO CROSS COMPLAINT of MARTIN FILED BY CERT

    TRUCK, LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Cert Truck’s demurrer to cause of action two in the Cross-Complaint is overruled. However, it is likely that Martin will be filing an amended cross-complaint, and for that reason Cert Tru...

  • HUITT-LOPEZ VS. HILTON HOTELS

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR STRIKE PUNITIVE DAMAGES FILED BY BUG

    ZAPPERS PEST CONTROL, INC.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Before the Court is Defendant Bug Zappers’ motion to strike punitive damages allegations from Plaintiff’s Second Amended Complaint. Unfortunately, Bug Zappers’ notice of mo...

  • HUITT-LOPEZ VS. HILTON HOTELS

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR ORDER STRIKING CLAIM FOR PUNITIVE

    DAMAGES FILED BY BRIGHTON MANAGEMENT INC LLC, CONCORD HILTON,

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    This is Hilton’s second motion to strike punitive damages. On the previous motion, the Court stated:

    This is a bedbug case. No one l...

  • OLIVERAS VS PINEDA

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR LEAVE TO FILE 2ND AMND & SUPPLEMENTAL

    CMPL FOR WRO FILED BY CINTHYA OLIVERAS, MARTIN RIZO, ALLEN

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Plaintiffs’ unopposed motion for leave to file a second amended complaint is granted (though it will be simply a “second amended”, not a “s...

  • MICHELE MCATEE VS EAST BAY MED

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR DISMISS PLTF'S INDIVIDUAL CLAIMS &

    PUTATIVE CLASS FILED BY MICHELE MCATEE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Plaintiff’s motion to dismiss this uncertified class action is granted.

    ...

  • TIERNAN VS. DIABLO COMMUNITY S

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT ON CROSS CMPLT OF WINSTON

    CERVANTES FILED BY DIABLO COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    This motion was continued last week to November 6.

    ...

  • KEJET, INC. VS MARTIN/PRICHARD

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO CROSS COMPLAINT of MARTIN FILED BY ARSO,

    LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Arso’s demurrer to the cross-complaint is sustained with leave to amend. An amended cross- complaint may be filed and served by November 13, 2020. In the event that cross-complainants do not do...

  • GONAZALES VS SUMMERS, ET. AL.

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR STRIKE PORTIONS OF 1ST AMENDED

    COMPLAINT FILED BY ALAN SUMMERS, SERONELLO-SUMMERS INC.,

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendant moves to strike two paragraphs from the first amended complaint (FAC), namely ¶ 16 relating to restitution and ¶ 17 relating to attorney f...

  • TIERNAN VS. DIABLO COMMUNITY S

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR ENTRY OF STIPULATED JUDGMENT CCP 644.6

    FILED BY WINSTON CERVANTES

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    This motion was continued last week to November 6.

    All parties are informed that effective January 1, 2021, this case is reassigned to Department 7 (Judge Baskin)...

  • SUNGIIDORJ VS CCC HEALTH PLAN

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE,

    SUMMARY FILED BY PEYMAN KEYASHIAN MD

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendant Dr. Keyashian moves for summary judgment on this medical malpractice case. His evidence carries his burden of showing that his care did not fall below ...

  • TIERNAN VS. DIABLO COMMUNITY S

    Oct 16, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO COMPLAINT IN INTERVENTION of MINI FILED

    BY WINSTON CERVANTES

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    This motion is continued to November 6, as are the motions calendared for next week (summary judgment and 664.6). This is being done so that all can be heard on the same date, a...

  • RAINIER CAPITAL VS LASKER

    Oct 16, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON APPLICATION TO ADMIT CHRISTIN D. JONES ( FILED BY

    RAINIER CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LP;)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The Court has already signed the order.

    ...

  • MCMAHON VS HENDRICKS

    Oct 16, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    SPECIAL SET HEARING ON: TRIAL SETTING CONFERENCE SET BY THE COURT

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Counsel to appear by CourtCall to discuss trial dates, possible settlement in light of the recent summary judgment rulings, and ADR. The Court points out that absent any stipulations, this case is approa...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Charles S. Treat

  • GARCIA VS. ALLIED WASTE SYTEMS

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO COMPLAINT of GARCIA FILED BY ARTURO MEJIA

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    This demurrer is continued to October 30.

    All parties are informed that effective January 1, 2021, this case is reassigned to Department 7 (Judge Baskin).

    ...

  • KEJET, INC. VS MARTIN/PRICHARD

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR LEAVE TO FILE A SECOND AMENDED

    COMPLAINT FILED BY KEJET, INC.,

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Plaintiff moves for leave to file a second amended complaint. The motion is expressly unopposed, and it is granted. The second amended complaint may be filed and served by O...

  • ADAMS ANTIOCH VS WALKER

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO 2nd Amended COMPLAINT of ADAMS ANTIOCH

    WAREHOUSE L.P. FILED BY CITY OF ANTIOCH

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendant City of Antioch’s demurrer to the second amended complaint (SAC) is sustained without leave to amend. Plaintiff failed to state facts sufficient to c...

  • DOE VS WEAMER

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER GOVERNING CONFIDENTIAL

    INFO FILED BY JANE DOE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The Court is unclear on how this motion came to be on this week’s calendar, as the motion was calendared for December 4 when it was filed, and there is no ex parte order cha...

  • SANTOS VS. A COMFORT RIDE

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    SPECIAL SET HEARING ON: TRIAL SETTING SET BY COURT

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    At counsel’s joint request this trial setting conference is continued to December 4 at 10:00 a.m.

    All parties are informed that effective January 1, 2021, this case is reassigned to Department 7 (Judge Baskin)....

  • GONAZALES VS SUMMERS, ET. AL.

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR STRIKE PORTIONS OF 1ST AMENDED

    COMPLAINT FILED BY ALAN SUMMERS, SERONELLO-SUMMERS INC.,

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Duplicate calendar entry, please see Lines 15-16.

    ...

  • HUITT-LOPEZ VS. HILTON HOTELS

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO 2nd Amended COMPLAINT of HUITT-LOPEZ

    FILED BY BUG ZAPPERS PEST CONTROL, INC.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Before the Court is Defendant Bug Zappers Pest Control, Inc.’s Demurrer to plaintiff’s second amended complaint (SAC). The SAC asserts causes of action for (1) b...

  • GONAZALES VS SUMMERS, ET. AL.

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO 1st Amended COMPLAINT of CHARLES

    GONZALES, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS FILED BY ALAN SUMMERS,

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Before the Court is defendants’ demurrer to the first amended complaint (FAC). The demurrer is overruled. Defendants shall file and serve their answer o...

  • KEJET, INC. VS MARTIN/PRICHARD

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS FILED BY

    KEJET, INC.,

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Kejet’s motion for judgment on the pleadings as to the cross-complaint as to causes of action three, ten and eleven is granted with leave to amend. A first amended cross-complaint may be f...

  • HOA PHAN VS DELIA M MADRONA

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON OSC RE: WHY AN ORDER FOR SALE OF DWELLING SHOULD NOT

    ISSUE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Counsel and respondent to appear by CourtCall. The order for sale of the dwelling is granted. However, the moving papers do not discuss how such a sale is to be carried out. Does the applican...

  • GREEN VS CONTRA COSTA HOUSING

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    JURY TRIAL - SHORT CAUSE/ 5 DAY(S)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Counsel to appear. Counsel should appear in person (with masks) if it is contemplated that trial is actually to commence now. Otherwise, counsel should appear by CourtCall to discuss scheduling.

    The Court does not know the res...

  • KEJET, INC. VS MARTIN/PRICHARD

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO CROSS COMPLAINT of MARTIN FILED BY CERT

    TRUCK, LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Cert Truck’s demurrer to cause of action two in the Cross-Complaint is overruled. However, it is likely that Martin will be filing an amended cross-complaint, and for that reason Cert Tru...

  • HUITT-LOPEZ VS. HILTON HOTELS

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR STRIKE PUNITIVE DAMAGES FILED BY BUG

    ZAPPERS PEST CONTROL, INC.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Before the Court is Defendant Bug Zappers’ motion to strike punitive damages allegations from Plaintiff’s Second Amended Complaint. Unfortunately, Bug Zappers’ notice of mo...

  • HUITT-LOPEZ VS. HILTON HOTELS

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR ORDER STRIKING CLAIM FOR PUNITIVE

    DAMAGES FILED BY BRIGHTON MANAGEMENT INC LLC, CONCORD HILTON,

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    This is Hilton’s second motion to strike punitive damages. On the previous motion, the Court stated:

    This is a bedbug case. No one l...

  • OLIVERAS VS PINEDA

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR LEAVE TO FILE 2ND AMND & SUPPLEMENTAL

    CMPL FOR WRO FILED BY CINTHYA OLIVERAS, MARTIN RIZO, ALLEN

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Plaintiffs’ unopposed motion for leave to file a second amended complaint is granted (though it will be simply a “second amended”, not a “s...

  • MICHELE MCATEE VS EAST BAY MED

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR DISMISS PLTF'S INDIVIDUAL CLAIMS &

    PUTATIVE CLASS FILED BY MICHELE MCATEE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Plaintiff’s motion to dismiss this uncertified class action is granted.

    ...

  • TIERNAN VS. DIABLO COMMUNITY S

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT ON CROSS CMPLT OF WINSTON

    CERVANTES FILED BY DIABLO COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    This motion was continued last week to November 6.

    ...

  • KEJET, INC. VS MARTIN/PRICHARD

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO CROSS COMPLAINT of MARTIN FILED BY ARSO,

    LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Arso’s demurrer to the cross-complaint is sustained with leave to amend. An amended cross- complaint may be filed and served by November 13, 2020. In the event that cross-complainants do not do...

  • GONAZALES VS SUMMERS, ET. AL.

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR STRIKE PORTIONS OF 1ST AMENDED

    COMPLAINT FILED BY ALAN SUMMERS, SERONELLO-SUMMERS INC.,

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendant moves to strike two paragraphs from the first amended complaint (FAC), namely ¶ 16 relating to restitution and ¶ 17 relating to attorney f...

  • TIERNAN VS. DIABLO COMMUNITY S

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR ENTRY OF STIPULATED JUDGMENT CCP 644.6

    FILED BY WINSTON CERVANTES

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    This motion was continued last week to November 6.

    All parties are informed that effective January 1, 2021, this case is reassigned to Department 7 (Judge Baskin)...

  • SUNGIIDORJ VS CCC HEALTH PLAN

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE,

    SUMMARY FILED BY PEYMAN KEYASHIAN MD

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendant Dr. Keyashian moves for summary judgment on this medical malpractice case. His evidence carries his burden of showing that his care did not fall below ...

  • TIERNAN VS. DIABLO COMMUNITY S

    Oct 16, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO COMPLAINT IN INTERVENTION of MINI FILED

    BY WINSTON CERVANTES

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    This motion is continued to November 6, as are the motions calendared for next week (summary judgment and 664.6). This is being done so that all can be heard on the same date, a...

  • RAINIER CAPITAL VS LASKER

    Oct 16, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON APPLICATION TO ADMIT CHRISTIN D. JONES ( FILED BY

    RAINIER CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LP;)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The Court has already signed the order.

    ...

  • MCMAHON VS HENDRICKS

    Oct 16, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    SPECIAL SET HEARING ON: TRIAL SETTING CONFERENCE SET BY THE COURT

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Counsel to appear by CourtCall to discuss trial dates, possible settlement in light of the recent summary judgment rulings, and ADR. The Court points out that absent any stipulations, this case is approa...

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