The Honorable Richard S. Whitney

San Diego County Superior Court, Department SD-68

Biography

The Hon. Richard S. Whitney is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. He was elected to the bench after defeating the Hon. Geary Cortes in 2002.

Whitney earned a B.A. from the University of Puget Sound in 1980. He then received a J.D. from Western State University College of Law in 1983.

Prior to his election to the bench, Whitney worked as an attorney for eighteen years. He devoted fifteen of those years to two large firms. Then, in 1999, he started his own private practice, where he specialized in insurance fraud cases.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Richard S. Whitney

  • CONNECTICUT GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY VS. 7510 HAZARD LLC [E-FILE]

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) 7510 HAZARD LLC'S Motion for Summary Adjudication is DENIED.

    7510 HAZARD LLC seeks to summarily adjudicate CONNECTICUT GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY's ("CGLIC") affirmative defenses of "impossibility of performance," "impracticability of performance" and "frustration ...

  • ROOF VS NEWHIO PARTNERS INC

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendants NEWHIO PARTNERS, INC. dba OGGI'S PIZZA, RYAN DEADY, and JANIS DEADY's Motion for Summary Judgment is GRANTED.

    Defendants NEWHIO PARTNERS, INC. dba OGGI'S PIZZA, RYAN DEADY, and JANIS DEADY (collectively "Defendants") seek summary judgment as to the causes of action for ...

  • SWIECH VS MEDNANSKY

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) DEFENDANT AND CROSS-COMPLAINANT, NELLY C. MEDNANSKY's UNOPPOSED Motion to Set Aside Default and Default Judgment if Entered: CCP § 473(b), (2) DEFENDANT AND CROSS-COMPLAINANT, NELLY C. MEDNANSKY's UNOPPOSED Demurrer to Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint, and (3) DEFENDANT AND...

  • SWIECH VS MEDNANSKY

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) DEFENDANT AND CROSS-COMPLAINANT, NELLY C. MEDNANSKY's UNOPPOSED Motion to Set Aside Default and Default Judgment if Entered: CCP § 473(b), (2) DEFENDANT AND CROSS-COMPLAINANT, NELLY C. MEDNANSKY's UNOPPOSED Demurrer to Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint, and (3) DEFENDANT AND...

  • CONNECTICUT GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY VS. 7510 HAZARD LLC [E-FILE]

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) 7510 HAZARD LLC'S Motion for Summary Adjudication is DENIED.

    7510 HAZARD LLC seeks to summarily adjudicate CONNECTICUT GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY's ("CGLIC") affirmative defenses of "impossibility of performance," "impracticability of performance" and "frustration ...

  • HS INDEPENDENCE LLC VS WAFA KATTO

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Ninus Malan's Motion to Stay Proceedings is GRANTED. Defendant/Cross-complainant Ninus Malan ("Malan"), a former client of Douglas Jaffe, counsel for Defendant/Cross-Defendant Wafa Katto ("Katto"), moved to disqualify Mr. Jaffe. The motion was granted. Malan now seeks to stay this matter ...

  • BELLAGIO CONSTRUCTION INC VS HAZEM ZEKRY

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Bellagio Construction, Inc.'s Motion for Stay of Execution of Judgment is DENIED.

    Bellagio Construction, Inc. ("Bellagio") seeks a stay based on its appeal. Bellagio's appeal has been dismissed subsequent to the filing of this motion. Therefore, the motion is denied.

    ...

  • ROOF VS NEWHIO PARTNERS INC

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendants NEWHIO PARTNERS, INC. dba OGGI'S PIZZA, RYAN DEADY, and JANIS DEADY's Motion for Summary Judgment is GRANTED.

    Defendants NEWHIO PARTNERS, INC. dba OGGI'S PIZZA, RYAN DEADY, and JANIS DEADY (collectively "Defendants") seek summary judgment as to the causes of action for ...

  • THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA VS. LEFT COAST COLLECTIVE INC

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO STRIKE CLAIM OF SEAN SMITH AND FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT AND FOR ORDER OF FORFEITURE is GRANTED.

    Failure to file opposition to the motion indicates Claimant Sean Smith's acquiescence that the motion is meritorious. (California Rules of Court, Rule 8.54(c).) During...

  • PNC BANK NA VS. GREG WATERS

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: PLAINTIFF'S UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR ORDER (1) SETTING ASIDE DISMISSAL; AND (2) ENTRY OF JUDGMENT PURSUANT TO WRITTEN STIPULATION is GRANTED.

    Failure to file opposition to the motion indicates defendant's acquiescence that the motion is meritorious. (California Rules of Court, Rule 8....

  • CONNECTICUT GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY VS. 7510 HAZARD LLC [E-FILE]

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) 7510 HAZARD LLC'S Motion for Summary Adjudication is DENIED.

    7510 HAZARD LLC seeks to summarily adjudicate CONNECTICUT GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY's ("CGLIC") affirmative defenses of "impossibility of performance," "impracticability of performance" and "frustration ...

  • VAN PATTEN VS KELLOGG COMPANY

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: PLAINTIFF BRAD VAN PATTEN'S MOTION TO CONFIRM PROPOSED CONSENT JUDGMENT is GRANTED.

    The Court will adopt as its own the amended proposed consent judgment submitted on October 16, 2020.

    ...

  • JTB INVESTMENTS LLC VS DONOVAN

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Petitioner's Motion for Preliminary Injunction is GRANTED. Plaintiff JTB Investments, LLC ("Plaintiff") seeks a preliminary injunction to prevent the transfer or distribution of any funds from a sale of the property in dispute previously owned by Fanuel Studios, LLC ("Fanuel"). "[T]rial c...

  • HESED GROUP INC VS BAIN

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: PLAINTIFF HESED GROUP, INC.'S MOTION FOR SANCTIONS AND APPLICATION FOR ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE CONTEMPT OF PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION is GRANTED, in part.

    Failure to file opposition to the motion indicates the defendants' acquiescence that the motion is meritorious. (California Rules o...

  • HS INDEPENDENCE LLC VS WAFA KATTO

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Ninus Malan's Motion to Stay Proceedings is GRANTED. Defendant/Cross-complainant Ninus Malan ("Malan"), a former client of Douglas Jaffe, counsel for Defendant/Cross-Defendant Wafa Katto ("Katto"), moved to disqualify Mr. Jaffe. The motion was granted. Malan now seeks to stay this matter ...

  • CONNECTICUT GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY VS. 7510 HAZARD LLC [E-FILE]

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) 7510 HAZARD LLC'S Motion for Summary Adjudication is DENIED.

    7510 HAZARD LLC seeks to summarily adjudicate CONNECTICUT GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY's ("CGLIC") affirmative defenses of "impossibility of performance," "impracticability of performance" and "frustration ...

  • HAYE VS JIMMIE JOHNSON KEARNY MESA CHEVROLET

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: PLAINTIFF VICKY HAYE'S MOTION TO SET ASIDE DISMISSAL OF DEFENDANT HENDRICK AUTOMOTIVE GROUP OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE, MOTION FOR LEAVE TO AMEND COMPLAINT TO RE-ADD HENDRICK AUTOMOTIVE GROUP AS A DEFENDANT is GRANTED.

    Plaintiff seeks to set aside the dismissal of Defendant Hendrick A...

  • SIGLIN VS SIXT RENT A CAR LLC [E-FILE]

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION OF CHRISTOPHER S. CARVER TO THE BAR OF THIS COURT PRO HAC VICE and (2) APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION OF DUSTIN B. HILLSLEY TO THE BAR OF THIS COURT PRO HAC VICE are GRANTED provided further information is provided. The Court notes CHRISTOPHER S. CARVER an...

  • HERNANDEZ VS DUNBAR ARMORED INC

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiffs' Motion for Final Approval of Class Settlement and Entering of Judgment is GRANTED.

    The Court will adopt as its own the proposed order filed on October 15, 2020. A copy of the executed order will be available for counsel to pick-up after Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

  • DONLEY VS FORMFACTOR INC

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendants' Motion to Compel Arbitration is GRANTED. Defendants FORMFACTOR, INC. and DONNIS KELLY ("Defendants") seek to compel Plaintiff's claims related to Plaintiff's employment.

    CCP section 1281.2 provides

    On petition of a party to an arbitration agreement alleging the...

  • COUNTY COLLABORATIVE CHARTER SCHOOLS VS EDHIVE INC

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Petitioners' PETITION TO COMPEL ARBITRATION is GRANTED. Petitioners seek to compel EDHIVE, INC. ("EdHive"), STEVEN VAN ZANT, individually and as trustee of the FOUNDERS CAPITAL VENTURES TRUST DATED MAY 17, 2016 and INGRID VAN ZANT, individually and as trustee of the FOUNDERS CAPITAL VENTU...

  • KREWSON VS FLETCHER

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendants KASEY LYNN FLETCHER and JEFFERY ALLAN HUGHES'S Unopposed MOTION FOR AN ORDER RECLASSIFYING THIS ACTION'S JURISDICTIONAL CLASSIFICATION FROM UNLIMITED TO LIMITED is GRANTED.

    Failure to file opposition to the motion indicates plaintiff's acquiescence that the motion is me...

  • CITRUS ST PARTNERS LLC VS CITY OF LEMON GROVE

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Petitioner's Petition for Writ of Mandate is DENIED. Petitioner CITRUS ST PARTNERS, LLC ("Petitioner") seeks a writ of mandate as to Respondents City of Lemon Grove and City Council of Lemon Grove's ("City") denial of Petitioner's conditional use permit ("CUP") application. Petitioner see...

  • SIGLIN VS SIXT RENT A CAR LLC [E-FILE]

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION OF CHRISTOPHER S. CARVER TO THE BAR OF THIS COURT PRO HAC VICE and (2) APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION OF DUSTIN B. HILLSLEY TO THE BAR OF THIS COURT PRO HAC VICE are GRANTED provided further information is provided. The Court notes CHRISTOPHER S. CARVER an...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Richard S. Whitney

  • CONNECTICUT GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY VS. 7510 HAZARD LLC [E-FILE]

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) 7510 HAZARD LLC'S Motion for Summary Adjudication is DENIED.

    7510 HAZARD LLC seeks to summarily adjudicate CONNECTICUT GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY's ("CGLIC") affirmative defenses of "impossibility of performance," "impracticability of performance" and "frustration ...

  • ROOF VS NEWHIO PARTNERS INC

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendants NEWHIO PARTNERS, INC. dba OGGI'S PIZZA, RYAN DEADY, and JANIS DEADY's Motion for Summary Judgment is GRANTED.

    Defendants NEWHIO PARTNERS, INC. dba OGGI'S PIZZA, RYAN DEADY, and JANIS DEADY (collectively "Defendants") seek summary judgment as to the causes of action for ...

  • SWIECH VS MEDNANSKY

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) DEFENDANT AND CROSS-COMPLAINANT, NELLY C. MEDNANSKY's UNOPPOSED Motion to Set Aside Default and Default Judgment if Entered: CCP § 473(b), (2) DEFENDANT AND CROSS-COMPLAINANT, NELLY C. MEDNANSKY's UNOPPOSED Demurrer to Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint, and (3) DEFENDANT AND...

  • SWIECH VS MEDNANSKY

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) DEFENDANT AND CROSS-COMPLAINANT, NELLY C. MEDNANSKY's UNOPPOSED Motion to Set Aside Default and Default Judgment if Entered: CCP § 473(b), (2) DEFENDANT AND CROSS-COMPLAINANT, NELLY C. MEDNANSKY's UNOPPOSED Demurrer to Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint, and (3) DEFENDANT AND...

  • CONNECTICUT GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY VS. 7510 HAZARD LLC [E-FILE]

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) 7510 HAZARD LLC'S Motion for Summary Adjudication is DENIED.

    7510 HAZARD LLC seeks to summarily adjudicate CONNECTICUT GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY's ("CGLIC") affirmative defenses of "impossibility of performance," "impracticability of performance" and "frustration ...

  • HS INDEPENDENCE LLC VS WAFA KATTO

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Ninus Malan's Motion to Stay Proceedings is GRANTED. Defendant/Cross-complainant Ninus Malan ("Malan"), a former client of Douglas Jaffe, counsel for Defendant/Cross-Defendant Wafa Katto ("Katto"), moved to disqualify Mr. Jaffe. The motion was granted. Malan now seeks to stay this matter ...

  • BELLAGIO CONSTRUCTION INC VS HAZEM ZEKRY

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Bellagio Construction, Inc.'s Motion for Stay of Execution of Judgment is DENIED.

    Bellagio Construction, Inc. ("Bellagio") seeks a stay based on its appeal. Bellagio's appeal has been dismissed subsequent to the filing of this motion. Therefore, the motion is denied.

    ...

  • ROOF VS NEWHIO PARTNERS INC

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendants NEWHIO PARTNERS, INC. dba OGGI'S PIZZA, RYAN DEADY, and JANIS DEADY's Motion for Summary Judgment is GRANTED.

    Defendants NEWHIO PARTNERS, INC. dba OGGI'S PIZZA, RYAN DEADY, and JANIS DEADY (collectively "Defendants") seek summary judgment as to the causes of action for ...

  • THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA VS. LEFT COAST COLLECTIVE INC

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO STRIKE CLAIM OF SEAN SMITH AND FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT AND FOR ORDER OF FORFEITURE is GRANTED.

    Failure to file opposition to the motion indicates Claimant Sean Smith's acquiescence that the motion is meritorious. (California Rules of Court, Rule 8.54(c).) During...

  • PNC BANK NA VS. GREG WATERS

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: PLAINTIFF'S UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR ORDER (1) SETTING ASIDE DISMISSAL; AND (2) ENTRY OF JUDGMENT PURSUANT TO WRITTEN STIPULATION is GRANTED.

    Failure to file opposition to the motion indicates defendant's acquiescence that the motion is meritorious. (California Rules of Court, Rule 8....

  • CONNECTICUT GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY VS. 7510 HAZARD LLC [E-FILE]

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) 7510 HAZARD LLC'S Motion for Summary Adjudication is DENIED.

    7510 HAZARD LLC seeks to summarily adjudicate CONNECTICUT GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY's ("CGLIC") affirmative defenses of "impossibility of performance," "impracticability of performance" and "frustration ...

  • VAN PATTEN VS KELLOGG COMPANY

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: PLAINTIFF BRAD VAN PATTEN'S MOTION TO CONFIRM PROPOSED CONSENT JUDGMENT is GRANTED.

    The Court will adopt as its own the amended proposed consent judgment submitted on October 16, 2020.

    ...

  • JTB INVESTMENTS LLC VS DONOVAN

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Petitioner's Motion for Preliminary Injunction is GRANTED. Plaintiff JTB Investments, LLC ("Plaintiff") seeks a preliminary injunction to prevent the transfer or distribution of any funds from a sale of the property in dispute previously owned by Fanuel Studios, LLC ("Fanuel"). "[T]rial c...

  • HESED GROUP INC VS BAIN

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: PLAINTIFF HESED GROUP, INC.'S MOTION FOR SANCTIONS AND APPLICATION FOR ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE CONTEMPT OF PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION is GRANTED, in part.

    Failure to file opposition to the motion indicates the defendants' acquiescence that the motion is meritorious. (California Rules o...

  • HS INDEPENDENCE LLC VS WAFA KATTO

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Ninus Malan's Motion to Stay Proceedings is GRANTED. Defendant/Cross-complainant Ninus Malan ("Malan"), a former client of Douglas Jaffe, counsel for Defendant/Cross-Defendant Wafa Katto ("Katto"), moved to disqualify Mr. Jaffe. The motion was granted. Malan now seeks to stay this matter ...

  • CONNECTICUT GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY VS. 7510 HAZARD LLC [E-FILE]

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) 7510 HAZARD LLC'S Motion for Summary Adjudication is DENIED.

    7510 HAZARD LLC seeks to summarily adjudicate CONNECTICUT GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY's ("CGLIC") affirmative defenses of "impossibility of performance," "impracticability of performance" and "frustration ...

  • HAYE VS JIMMIE JOHNSON KEARNY MESA CHEVROLET

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: PLAINTIFF VICKY HAYE'S MOTION TO SET ASIDE DISMISSAL OF DEFENDANT HENDRICK AUTOMOTIVE GROUP OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE, MOTION FOR LEAVE TO AMEND COMPLAINT TO RE-ADD HENDRICK AUTOMOTIVE GROUP AS A DEFENDANT is GRANTED.

    Plaintiff seeks to set aside the dismissal of Defendant Hendrick A...

  • SIGLIN VS SIXT RENT A CAR LLC [E-FILE]

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION OF CHRISTOPHER S. CARVER TO THE BAR OF THIS COURT PRO HAC VICE and (2) APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION OF DUSTIN B. HILLSLEY TO THE BAR OF THIS COURT PRO HAC VICE are GRANTED provided further information is provided. The Court notes CHRISTOPHER S. CARVER an...

  • HERNANDEZ VS DUNBAR ARMORED INC

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiffs' Motion for Final Approval of Class Settlement and Entering of Judgment is GRANTED.

    The Court will adopt as its own the proposed order filed on October 15, 2020. A copy of the executed order will be available for counsel to pick-up after Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

  • DONLEY VS FORMFACTOR INC

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendants' Motion to Compel Arbitration is GRANTED. Defendants FORMFACTOR, INC. and DONNIS KELLY ("Defendants") seek to compel Plaintiff's claims related to Plaintiff's employment.

    CCP section 1281.2 provides

    On petition of a party to an arbitration agreement alleging the...

  • COUNTY COLLABORATIVE CHARTER SCHOOLS VS EDHIVE INC

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Petitioners' PETITION TO COMPEL ARBITRATION is GRANTED. Petitioners seek to compel EDHIVE, INC. ("EdHive"), STEVEN VAN ZANT, individually and as trustee of the FOUNDERS CAPITAL VENTURES TRUST DATED MAY 17, 2016 and INGRID VAN ZANT, individually and as trustee of the FOUNDERS CAPITAL VENTU...

  • KREWSON VS FLETCHER

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendants KASEY LYNN FLETCHER and JEFFERY ALLAN HUGHES'S Unopposed MOTION FOR AN ORDER RECLASSIFYING THIS ACTION'S JURISDICTIONAL CLASSIFICATION FROM UNLIMITED TO LIMITED is GRANTED.

    Failure to file opposition to the motion indicates plaintiff's acquiescence that the motion is me...

  • CITRUS ST PARTNERS LLC VS CITY OF LEMON GROVE

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Petitioner's Petition for Writ of Mandate is DENIED. Petitioner CITRUS ST PARTNERS, LLC ("Petitioner") seeks a writ of mandate as to Respondents City of Lemon Grove and City Council of Lemon Grove's ("City") denial of Petitioner's conditional use permit ("CUP") application. Petitioner see...

  • SIGLIN VS SIXT RENT A CAR LLC [E-FILE]

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION OF CHRISTOPHER S. CARVER TO THE BAR OF THIS COURT PRO HAC VICE and (2) APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION OF DUSTIN B. HILLSLEY TO THE BAR OF THIS COURT PRO HAC VICE are GRANTED provided further information is provided. The Court notes CHRISTOPHER S. CARVER an...

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