The Honorable H. Chester Horn, Jr.

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Department I

Biography

The Hon. H. Chester Horn, Jr. is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Gray Davis in 2002. He filled the vacancy created by the death of Ronald Cappai.

Judge Horn received his bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1969. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1972.

Horn joined the State of California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General in 1972 as a deputy attorney general for their Antitrust Section. After almost a decade with the A.G.'s office, Horn left to enter into private practice in 1981. In 1986 he re-joined the A.G.'s office and was serving in their Charitable Trusts Section at the time of his appointment to the Superior Court in 2002.

Judge Horn has served as a judicial advisor for the Santa Monica Bar Association.

Recent Rulings by Hon. H. Chester Horn, Jr.

  • (NO CASE NAME AVAILABLE)

    Aug 03, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    W.I.B. HOLDINGS, LLC v. ROGER PHILIPP

    19SMUD01621

    TENTATIVE DECISION

    This unlawful detainer action resulted in a judgment for the defendant after the Court granted an oral motion for judgment on the pleadings. In its verified complaint, plaintiff alleged the existence of a lease wit...

  • MARLAINA FIGUEROA ET AL VS JUAN J PADILLA-LOZA ET AL

    Jun 30, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Marlaina Figueroa and Saba Figuerov. Juan Padilla-Loza, et al.

    BC706612

    This motor vehicle accident case was tried to a from March 9, 2020 through March 12, 2020, resulting in a verdict for the plaintiff in the amount of $20,000. Judgment was entered on that verdict on March 25, 2020. The p...

  • (NO CASE NAME AVAILABLE)

    Jun 26, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    STRADER v. REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA and DAVID C. CHEN, MD 19STCV1869 TENTATIVE DECISION RE: PLAINTIFF’S MOTION TO TAX COSTS This medical malpractice case was tried to a jury over seven days resulting in a unanimous verdict for the defendants returned on January 30, 2020. The plaintiff had al...

  • MARLAINA FIGUEROA ET AL VS JUAN J PADILLA-LOZA ET AL

    Mar 06, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    FIGUEROA v. PADILLA-LOZA

    BC706612

    TENTATIVE RULINGS ON MOTIONS IN LIMINE

    The Court has reviewed five MIL’s from the plaintiffs and one by the defendants. The Court’s tentative rulings are as follows:

    Plaintiffs’ MIL No. 1 – Exclude Evidence Plaintiff Was Referred to Doctors ...

  • EDUARDO RAMIREZ VS GLOVA LINK CORPORATION ET AL

    Feb 04, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    TENTATIVE RULINGS ON PLAINTIFF’S IN LIMINE MOTIONS

    Plaintiff’s No. 2 – Motion To exclude Evidence of Gambling or Tax Returns

    Allow use of tax returns redacted to exclude all evidence of income other than plaintiff’s earnings from driving. Other income sources are not relevant. Mention of ga...

  • NORMA MCPHOY VS LUIS ANTONIO MENDEZ RAMIREZ ET AL

    Jan 27, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Norma McPhoy v. Luis Antonio Mendez Ramirez

    BC628805

    Tentative Decision on Defendant’s Motion to Tax Costs

    Defendant, Luis Antonio Mendez Ramirez (“Ramirez”), seeks to tax all of the costs sought by the prevailing party in this matter, the plaintiff, Norma McPhoy totaling $24,397. T...

  • RANDOLPH MORTON ET AL VS 3M COMPANY ET AL

    Jan 07, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Morton v. # M Company et al.

    BC702643

    Tentative Decision RE: Plaintiff’s Motion To Tax Costs of Defendant Pneumo Abex LLC

    Pneumo Abex LLC prevailed over the plaintiffs. Randolph and Edna Morton in this asbestos trial following a 7 week trial. Pneumo Abex filed a Costs Memorandum see...

  • RANDOLPH MORTON ET AL VS 3M COMPANY ET AL

    Nov 04, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Morton v. Hennessy Industries

    BC702643

    Tentative Decision – Plaintiff’s Motion To Tax Costs

    Hennessy Industries, LLC (“Hennessy”) filed a Memorandum of Costs seeking to recover $82,054.16 as the prevailing party at the trial of this matter. Plaintiff seeks to tax a significant amoun...

  • (NO CASE NAME AVAILABLE)

    Jul 23, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Southland Income Properties, Inc. v. Winston

    18PDUD04017

    1.) Defendant’s Motion For A New Trial

    2.) Defendant’s Motion For Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict

    The defendant, CL Brookshire, seeks either a new trial or a judgment notwithstanding the verdict in this matter on ...

  • JENNY TAYLOR VS JACQUELINE ROSSON

    Jun 26, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Taylor v. Rosson

    BC649493

    Tentative Decision – Plaintiff’s Motion To Tax Costs

    In this matter, the jury rendered a defense verdict following a seven day trial. The prevailing defendant, Jacquelyn Rosson, filed a timely Costs Bill and the plaintiff, Jenny Taylor, seeks to tax three i...

  • JENNY TAYLOR VS JACQUELINE ROSSON

    Jun 13, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Taylor v. Rosson

    BC649493

    Tentative Decision – Plaintiff’s Motion For A New Trial

    In this matter, Plaintiff sued the defendant, Rosson, for injuries resulting from an accident that occurred on October 31, 2016, in which Rosson’s vehicle rear-ended plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff had ...

  • (NO CASE NAME AVAILABLE)

    May 16, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    NAVA DORDICK FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP v. Susan James

    18SMUD01142

    Plaintiff’s motion For Sanctions and Attorneys’ Fees in the Amount of $2100

    In this matter, plaintiff seeks sanctions and attorneys’ fees against counsel for the defendant on the grounds that they filed frivolous mot...

  • JABALI HICKS VS EDWARD A MANUGHIAN ET AL

    Apr 09, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    JABALI HICKS v. EDWARD MANUGHIAN, ET AL.

    BC673624

    Plaintiff seeks to recover prejudgment interest in the amount of $9,520 on his verdict of $40,800 under the provisions of Civil Code section 3288. The defendants object, arguing that the amount of damages was not certain, so interest cannot ...

  • LEA PORTER VS SHERYL KRISSMAN ET AL

    Apr 02, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Porter v. Krissman

    BC651085

    TENTATIVE RULINGS ON MOTIONS IN LIMINE

    Plaintiff’s Motions

    1. 1. Deny

    2. 2. Grant as to evidence concerning Plaintiff’s withdrawal of lost earnings claim and Plaintiff’s financial condition or husband’s work; Deny as to Plaintiff’s stateme...

  • STACY VUONG VS JENNIFER ANNE LIU ET AL

    Feb 25, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Stacy Vuong v. Jennifer Anne Liu

    BC614019

    Order Re: Defendant’s Motion To Compel Plaintiff To File Acknowledgment of Satisfation of Judgment

    The Court grants defendant’s motion To Compel Plaintiff to File an Acknowledgment of Satisfaction of Judgment and for sanction. The Court find...

  • THERESA WORHACH VS ANTONIO BANUELOS

    Feb 19, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Theresa Worhach v. Antonio Banuelos

    BC586344

    Decision - Plaintiff’s Request for Prejudgment Interest

    Motions to Tax Costs

    Defendant’s Motion to Tax Costs

    In these matters, the Court continued the hearing on the motions to tax costs to February 19, 2019 and ordered th...

  • (NO CASE NAME AVAILABLE)

    Feb 13, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Tau Lepton Decay v. Auberto Bustamante and Angelina Sandoval

    18CMUD02340

    Defendants’ Motion For Relief From Forfeiture

    Hearing required.

    ...

  • SEVANA BAGHDASARIAN ET AL VS HOMAYOUN HOSSEIN ZADEH ET AL

    Feb 13, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    ANNETT HERNANDEZ v. MARIA JENSEN AND THE FERNANDO AND JOSEFINA CORONA FAMILY TRUST, ET AL.

    BC663443

    Tentative Decision Re: Tanya Duran’s Motion For Attorneys’ Fees and Costs

    Cross-Defendant, Tanya Duran, seeks to recover $579,031.50 in attorneys’ fees and $8,320.74 in costs, from th...

  • PROTAX LLC VS MURRIETA PLAZA LLC

    Jan 17, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Protax, LLC v. Murrieta Plaza, LLC

    16K07092

    Tentative – Motion To Detemine prevailing Party and To Fix Attorneys’ Fees

    Motion To Tax Costs

    In this matter, the plaintiff, Protax, LLC recovered a judgment of $9,038.05 on a breach of contract claim based on a written a...

  • ANNET HERNANDEZ VS THE ESTATE OF JESEFINA CORONA ET AL

    Dec 14, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    ANNETT HERNANDEZ v. THE ESTATE OF JOSEFINA CORONA, et al.

    BC633443

    Trustees Motion to Tax Costs

    After prevailing at trial, the plaintiff, Annett Hernandez, filed a costs bill seeking to recover $297,043.18, including $58,087.75 for expert witness fees and $190,979.38 for pr...

  • DOROTHY PUZO VS JERZY J KROMOLOWSKI ET AL

    Dec 13, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    PUZO v. KROMOLOWSKI

    BC523129

    Decision – Plaintiff’s Motion For Attorney’s Fees

    Plaintiff moves for attorney’s fees in the amount of $356,327.13 based on the claim that defendants’ improperly denied certain requests for admission and plaintiff incurred that amount in fees to...

  • SUNG LOEWEN VS LANE MASAKAZU OCHI ET AL

    Dec 11, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    LOEWEN V. OCHI

    BC577115

    Decision – Plaintiff’s Motion For Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict

    Plaintiff has moved for a judgment notwithstanding the verdict based on an unsupported summary of the evidence that conflicts with the Defendant’s and the Court’s recollection of ...

  • OGANESIAN, FRANSIN VS DI PASQUALE, LAWRENCE A.

    Nov 26, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    FRANSIN OGANESIAN v. LAWRENCE DIPASQUALE

    16K12459

    Decision on Plaintiff’s Motion To Strike Or Tax Costs

    Plaintiff, Fransin Oganesian, seeks to tax five items of costs from the Memorandum of Costs filed by defendants, Lawrence Dipasquale. Two of the items, the reduction for ...

  • LESTER CAMACHO VS BRENTWOOD HOLDINGS PARTNERS LLC

    Nov 26, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    LESTER CAMACHO v. BRENTWOOD HOLDINGS PARTNERS, LLC.

    BC551002

    DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO COMPEL ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF PARTIAL SATISFACTION OF JUDGMENT

    In this matter, the defendants, Brentwood Holdings partners, LLC and Blue Jay group, Inc., request an order compelling the plaintiff,...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. H. Chester Horn, Jr.

  • (NO CASE NAME AVAILABLE)

    Aug 03, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    W.I.B. HOLDINGS, LLC v. ROGER PHILIPP

    19SMUD01621

    TENTATIVE DECISION

    This unlawful detainer action resulted in a judgment for the defendant after the Court granted an oral motion for judgment on the pleadings. In its verified complaint, plaintiff alleged the existence of a lease wit...

  • MARLAINA FIGUEROA ET AL VS JUAN J PADILLA-LOZA ET AL

    Jun 30, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Marlaina Figueroa and Saba Figuerov. Juan Padilla-Loza, et al.

    BC706612

    This motor vehicle accident case was tried to a from March 9, 2020 through March 12, 2020, resulting in a verdict for the plaintiff in the amount of $20,000. Judgment was entered on that verdict on March 25, 2020. The p...

  • (NO CASE NAME AVAILABLE)

    Jun 26, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    STRADER v. REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA and DAVID C. CHEN, MD 19STCV1869 TENTATIVE DECISION RE: PLAINTIFF’S MOTION TO TAX COSTS This medical malpractice case was tried to a jury over seven days resulting in a unanimous verdict for the defendants returned on January 30, 2020. The plaintiff had al...

  • MARLAINA FIGUEROA ET AL VS JUAN J PADILLA-LOZA ET AL

    Mar 06, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    FIGUEROA v. PADILLA-LOZA

    BC706612

    TENTATIVE RULINGS ON MOTIONS IN LIMINE

    The Court has reviewed five MIL’s from the plaintiffs and one by the defendants. The Court’s tentative rulings are as follows:

    Plaintiffs’ MIL No. 1 – Exclude Evidence Plaintiff Was Referred to Doctors ...

  • EDUARDO RAMIREZ VS GLOVA LINK CORPORATION ET AL

    Feb 04, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    TENTATIVE RULINGS ON PLAINTIFF’S IN LIMINE MOTIONS

    Plaintiff’s No. 2 – Motion To exclude Evidence of Gambling or Tax Returns

    Allow use of tax returns redacted to exclude all evidence of income other than plaintiff’s earnings from driving. Other income sources are not relevant. Mention of ga...

  • NORMA MCPHOY VS LUIS ANTONIO MENDEZ RAMIREZ ET AL

    Jan 27, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Norma McPhoy v. Luis Antonio Mendez Ramirez

    BC628805

    Tentative Decision on Defendant’s Motion to Tax Costs

    Defendant, Luis Antonio Mendez Ramirez (“Ramirez”), seeks to tax all of the costs sought by the prevailing party in this matter, the plaintiff, Norma McPhoy totaling $24,397. T...

  • RANDOLPH MORTON ET AL VS 3M COMPANY ET AL

    Jan 07, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Morton v. # M Company et al.

    BC702643

    Tentative Decision RE: Plaintiff’s Motion To Tax Costs of Defendant Pneumo Abex LLC

    Pneumo Abex LLC prevailed over the plaintiffs. Randolph and Edna Morton in this asbestos trial following a 7 week trial. Pneumo Abex filed a Costs Memorandum see...

  • RANDOLPH MORTON ET AL VS 3M COMPANY ET AL

    Nov 04, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Morton v. Hennessy Industries

    BC702643

    Tentative Decision – Plaintiff’s Motion To Tax Costs

    Hennessy Industries, LLC (“Hennessy”) filed a Memorandum of Costs seeking to recover $82,054.16 as the prevailing party at the trial of this matter. Plaintiff seeks to tax a significant amoun...

  • (NO CASE NAME AVAILABLE)

    Jul 23, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Southland Income Properties, Inc. v. Winston

    18PDUD04017

    1.) Defendant’s Motion For A New Trial

    2.) Defendant’s Motion For Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict

    The defendant, CL Brookshire, seeks either a new trial or a judgment notwithstanding the verdict in this matter on ...

  • JENNY TAYLOR VS JACQUELINE ROSSON

    Jun 26, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Taylor v. Rosson

    BC649493

    Tentative Decision – Plaintiff’s Motion To Tax Costs

    In this matter, the jury rendered a defense verdict following a seven day trial. The prevailing defendant, Jacquelyn Rosson, filed a timely Costs Bill and the plaintiff, Jenny Taylor, seeks to tax three i...

  • JENNY TAYLOR VS JACQUELINE ROSSON

    Jun 13, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Taylor v. Rosson

    BC649493

    Tentative Decision – Plaintiff’s Motion For A New Trial

    In this matter, Plaintiff sued the defendant, Rosson, for injuries resulting from an accident that occurred on October 31, 2016, in which Rosson’s vehicle rear-ended plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff had ...

  • (NO CASE NAME AVAILABLE)

    May 16, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    NAVA DORDICK FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP v. Susan James

    18SMUD01142

    Plaintiff’s motion For Sanctions and Attorneys’ Fees in the Amount of $2100

    In this matter, plaintiff seeks sanctions and attorneys’ fees against counsel for the defendant on the grounds that they filed frivolous mot...

  • JABALI HICKS VS EDWARD A MANUGHIAN ET AL

    Apr 09, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    JABALI HICKS v. EDWARD MANUGHIAN, ET AL.

    BC673624

    Plaintiff seeks to recover prejudgment interest in the amount of $9,520 on his verdict of $40,800 under the provisions of Civil Code section 3288. The defendants object, arguing that the amount of damages was not certain, so interest cannot ...

  • LEA PORTER VS SHERYL KRISSMAN ET AL

    Apr 02, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Porter v. Krissman

    BC651085

    TENTATIVE RULINGS ON MOTIONS IN LIMINE

    Plaintiff’s Motions

    1. 1. Deny

    2. 2. Grant as to evidence concerning Plaintiff’s withdrawal of lost earnings claim and Plaintiff’s financial condition or husband’s work; Deny as to Plaintiff’s stateme...

  • STACY VUONG VS JENNIFER ANNE LIU ET AL

    Feb 25, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Stacy Vuong v. Jennifer Anne Liu

    BC614019

    Order Re: Defendant’s Motion To Compel Plaintiff To File Acknowledgment of Satisfation of Judgment

    The Court grants defendant’s motion To Compel Plaintiff to File an Acknowledgment of Satisfaction of Judgment and for sanction. The Court find...

  • THERESA WORHACH VS ANTONIO BANUELOS

    Feb 19, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Theresa Worhach v. Antonio Banuelos

    BC586344

    Decision - Plaintiff’s Request for Prejudgment Interest

    Motions to Tax Costs

    Defendant’s Motion to Tax Costs

    In these matters, the Court continued the hearing on the motions to tax costs to February 19, 2019 and ordered th...

  • (NO CASE NAME AVAILABLE)

    Feb 13, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Tau Lepton Decay v. Auberto Bustamante and Angelina Sandoval

    18CMUD02340

    Defendants’ Motion For Relief From Forfeiture

    Hearing required.

    ...

  • SEVANA BAGHDASARIAN ET AL VS HOMAYOUN HOSSEIN ZADEH ET AL

    Feb 13, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    ANNETT HERNANDEZ v. MARIA JENSEN AND THE FERNANDO AND JOSEFINA CORONA FAMILY TRUST, ET AL.

    BC663443

    Tentative Decision Re: Tanya Duran’s Motion For Attorneys’ Fees and Costs

    Cross-Defendant, Tanya Duran, seeks to recover $579,031.50 in attorneys’ fees and $8,320.74 in costs, from th...

  • PROTAX LLC VS MURRIETA PLAZA LLC

    Jan 17, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Protax, LLC v. Murrieta Plaza, LLC

    16K07092

    Tentative – Motion To Detemine prevailing Party and To Fix Attorneys’ Fees

    Motion To Tax Costs

    In this matter, the plaintiff, Protax, LLC recovered a judgment of $9,038.05 on a breach of contract claim based on a written a...

  • ANNET HERNANDEZ VS THE ESTATE OF JESEFINA CORONA ET AL

    Dec 14, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    ANNETT HERNANDEZ v. THE ESTATE OF JOSEFINA CORONA, et al.

    BC633443

    Trustees Motion to Tax Costs

    After prevailing at trial, the plaintiff, Annett Hernandez, filed a costs bill seeking to recover $297,043.18, including $58,087.75 for expert witness fees and $190,979.38 for pr...

  • DOROTHY PUZO VS JERZY J KROMOLOWSKI ET AL

    Dec 13, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    PUZO v. KROMOLOWSKI

    BC523129

    Decision – Plaintiff’s Motion For Attorney’s Fees

    Plaintiff moves for attorney’s fees in the amount of $356,327.13 based on the claim that defendants’ improperly denied certain requests for admission and plaintiff incurred that amount in fees to...

  • SUNG LOEWEN VS LANE MASAKAZU OCHI ET AL

    Dec 11, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    LOEWEN V. OCHI

    BC577115

    Decision – Plaintiff’s Motion For Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict

    Plaintiff has moved for a judgment notwithstanding the verdict based on an unsupported summary of the evidence that conflicts with the Defendant’s and the Court’s recollection of ...

  • OGANESIAN, FRANSIN VS DI PASQUALE, LAWRENCE A.

    Nov 26, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    FRANSIN OGANESIAN v. LAWRENCE DIPASQUALE

    16K12459

    Decision on Plaintiff’s Motion To Strike Or Tax Costs

    Plaintiff, Fransin Oganesian, seeks to tax five items of costs from the Memorandum of Costs filed by defendants, Lawrence Dipasquale. Two of the items, the reduction for ...

  • LESTER CAMACHO VS BRENTWOOD HOLDINGS PARTNERS LLC

    Nov 26, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    LESTER CAMACHO v. BRENTWOOD HOLDINGS PARTNERS, LLC.

    BC551002

    DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO COMPEL ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF PARTIAL SATISFACTION OF JUDGMENT

    In this matter, the defendants, Brentwood Holdings partners, LLC and Blue Jay group, Inc., request an order compelling the plaintiff,...

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