The Honorable Timothy B. Taylor

San Diego County Superior Court, Department SD-72

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Biography

The Hon. Timothy B. Taylor is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on January 24, 2005, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Eugene M. Amos.

Taylor earned a B.A. from the University of Southern California in 1981. He then received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Taylor worked as an associate at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton. During his twenty-year tenure there, he represented large companies, handling environmental, unfair competition, and trade regulation cases.
He has served on the Board of Governors of the San Diego Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He has also been a Senior Master of the Welsh Inn of Court.

Taylor was raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles, California. His wife, the Hon. Laura Stuart Taylor, has served as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of California since 2008.

He enjoys fly fishing, playing guitar, and reading.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Timothy B. Taylor

  • LIU VS ECO MINDED SOLUTIONS INC

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Strike Count One of Petition and Request for Sanctions Liu v. EcoMinded Solutions, Case No. 2020-30672

    Jan. 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a contract action arising out of a July 2019 agreement to install landsc...

  • CAVALRY SPV I LLC AS ASSIGNEE OF DEPARTMENT STORES OF NATIONAL BANK AND CITIBANK NA VS GONZALEZ

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Renewed Motion for Deemed Admissions

    Cavalry SPV v. Gonzalez, Case No. 2019-52000

    Jan. 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This limited jurisdiction collection action, in which about $5,550 is in issue, was filed in October 20...

  • GAIL L CRAWFORD VS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PERMANENTE MEDICAL GROUP

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Defense Motion to Compel Plaintiff's Deposition

    Crawford v. Kaiser, Case No. 2019-02024

    Jan. 8, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a medical negligence case arising from defendants' 2018 treatment of plaintiff for Acute ...

  • RINCON BAND OF LUISENO MISSION INDIANS OF THE RINCON RESERVATION CALIFORNIA VS FLYNT [E-FILE]

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Leave to Withdraw

    Rincon Band v. Flynt, Case No. 2018-58170

    Jan. 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This action began as one for nuisance, unfair competition, and civil conspiracy; it was initially brought by two N...

  • YANCY VS. SAN DIEGO V INC [EFILE]

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Approve PAGA Settlement

    Yancey v. San Diego V Inc., Case No. 2019-54233

    Jan. 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a PAGA action involving allegations of misclassification and wage and hour violations at the de...

  • RUANO VS. DOE

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Strike Punitive Damages from FAC

    Ruano v. Elane, Case No. 2020-16119

    January 8, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is an action by a former Olympian High School student arising out of an after school fight in a ca...

  • YANCY VS. SAN DIEGO V INC [EFILE]

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Approve PAGA Settlement

    Yancey v. San Diego V Inc., Case No. 2019-54233

    Jan. 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a PAGA action involving allegations of misclassification and wage and hour violations at the de...

  • JANE MCCRAY AS TRUSTEE OF HER DECLARATION DATED MAY 29 1991 VS STERLING B LLC

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Sterling B Motion for Summary Judgment

    McCray v. Sterling B, Case No. 2019-30262

    January 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a contract action arising out of the 2014 purchase and sale of a residential property on Ocea...

  • ALLEN FAMILY LAW INC VS CAHEZ

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Set Aside Default

    Allen v. Cahez, Case No. 2019-33230

    Jan. 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    In this case, an attorney seeks to collect a fee of $42,897.12, plus interest. The underlying representation involved a m...

  • WELLS FARGO BANK NA VS HENDERSON

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for JOP

    Wells Fargo v. Henderson, Case No. 2020-05018

    Jan. 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Dept., 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a credit card collection action involving about $6456.00. The form complaint was filed January 28, 2020, and defend...

  • BAKER VS MORALES MD

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Demurrer/Motion to Strike (FAC)

    Baker v. Morales, Case No. 2020-24382

    Jan. 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a medical malpractice case. Plaintiffs claim they consulted defendants in August 2018 for infertility, end...

  • JTB INVESTMENTS LLC VS LIGON

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Preliminary Injunction

    JTB Investments v. Ligon, Case No. 2020-43305

    Jan. 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a business dispute between Jason Elbers and Michael Donovan and their respective companies, JTB (...

  • WELLS FARGO BANK NA VS HENDERSON

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for JOP

    Wells Fargo v. Henderson, Case No. 2020-05018

    Jan. 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Dept., 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a credit card collection action involving about $6456.00. The form complaint was filed January 28, 2020, and defend...

  • AUTOPAWN OF CALIFORNIA VS LUSTIGSON

    Dec 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Continued Discovery Motions

    Autopawn of California v. Lustigson, Case No. 2019-68048

    December 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a breach of fiduciary duty case. Plaintiffs allege they were in the business of automo...

  • AUTOPAWN OF CALIFORNIA VS LUSTIGSON

    Dec 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Continued Discovery Motions

    Autopawn of California v. Lustigson, Case No. 2019-68048

    December 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a breach of fiduciary duty case. Plaintiffs allege they were in the business of automo...

  • CONTRERAS ARANDA VS SPECIA

    Dec 15, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Renewed Motion to be Relieved as Counsel

    Contreras Aranda v. Specia, Case No. 2019-05892

    Dec. 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a personal injury case arising out of a motor vehicle accident on August 28, 2018 on In...

  • HERRERA VS SAN DIEGO BEST WINDOW COMPANY INC

    Dec 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Motions to Amend Judgments

    Herrera v. San Diego Best (Tough Turtle Turf), Case No. 2017-47913 (and 14 related cases) Trial: April 2-8, 2019, Dept. 72

    SOD: 6/3/19

    Judgments in all related cases: June 5, 2020

    Hearing of present motions: Dec. 18, 2020, 1:30...

  • BRITO LAGUNAS VS SAN DIEGO BEST WINDOW COMPANY INC

    Dec 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Motions to Amend Judgments

    Brito Lagunas v. San Diego Best (Tough Turtle Turf), Case No. 2018-02246 (and 14 related cases) Trial: April 2-8, 2019, Dept. 72

    SOD: 6/3/19

    Judgments in all related cases: June 5, 2020

    Hearing of present motions: Dec. 18, 2020...

  • JESUS CARILLO VS SAN DIEGO BEST WINDOW COMPANY INC

    Dec 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Motions to Amend Judgments

    Jesus Carillo v. San Diego Best (Tough Turtle Turf), Case No. 2018-02668 (and 14 related cases) Trial: April 2-8, 2019, Dept. 72

    SOD: 6/3/19

    Judgments in all related cases: June 5, 2020

    Hearing of present motions: Dec. 18, 2020...

  • JOSE LEON GARCIA VS SAN DIEGO BEST WINDOW COMPANY

    Dec 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Motions to Amend Judgments

    Jose Leon Garcia v. San Diego Best (Tough Turtle Turf), Case No. 2017-47724 (and 14 related cases) Trial: April 2-8, 2019, Dept. 72

    SOD: 6/3/19

    Judgments in all related cases: June 5, 2020

    Hearing of present motions: Dec. 18, 2...

  • MARTINEZ VS SAN DIEGO BEST WINDOW COMPANY INC

    Dec 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Motions to Amend Judgments

    Martinez v. San Diego Best (Tough Turtle Turf), Case No. 2017-47915 (and 14 related cases) Trial: April 2-8, 2019, Dept. 72

    SOD: 6/3/19

    Judgments in all related cases: June 5, 2020

    Hearing of present motions: Dec. 18, 2020, 1:3...

  • TERRONES VS SAN DIEGO BEST WINDOW COMPANY INC

    Dec 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Motions to Amend Judgments

    Terrones v. San Diego Best (Tough Turtle Turf), Case No. 2018-02313 (and 14 related cases) Trial: April 2-8, 2019, Dept. 72

    SOD: 6/3/19

    Judgments in all related cases: June 5, 2020

    Hearing of present motions: Dec. 18, 2020, 1:3...

  • TERRONES VS SAN DIEGO BEST WINDOW COMPANY INC

    Dec 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Motions to Amend Judgments

    Terrones v. San Diego Best (Tough Turtle Turf), Case No. 2018-02175 (and 14 related cases) Trial: April 2-8, 2019, Dept. 72

    SOD: 6/3/19

    Judgments in all related cases: June 5, 2020

    Hearing of present motions: Dec. 18, 2020, 1:3...

  • RODRIGUEZ VS SAN DIEGO BEST WINDOW COMPANY INC

    Dec 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Motions to Amend Judgments

    Rodriguez v. San Diego Best (Tough Turtle Turf), Case No. 2018-02348 (and 14 related cases) Trial: April 2-8, 2019, Dept. 72

    SOD: 6/3/19

    Judgments in all related cases: June 5, 2020

    Hearing of present motions: Dec. 18, 2020, 1:...

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Recent Cases by Hon. Timothy B. Taylor

Recent Rulings by Hon. Timothy B. Taylor

  • LIU VS ECO MINDED SOLUTIONS INC

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Strike Count One of Petition and Request for Sanctions Liu v. EcoMinded Solutions, Case No. 2020-30672

    Jan. 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a contract action arising out of a July 2019 agreement to install landsc...

  • CAVALRY SPV I LLC AS ASSIGNEE OF DEPARTMENT STORES OF NATIONAL BANK AND CITIBANK NA VS GONZALEZ

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Renewed Motion for Deemed Admissions

    Cavalry SPV v. Gonzalez, Case No. 2019-52000

    Jan. 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This limited jurisdiction collection action, in which about $5,550 is in issue, was filed in October 20...

  • GAIL L CRAWFORD VS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PERMANENTE MEDICAL GROUP

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Defense Motion to Compel Plaintiff's Deposition

    Crawford v. Kaiser, Case No. 2019-02024

    Jan. 8, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a medical negligence case arising from defendants' 2018 treatment of plaintiff for Acute ...

  • RINCON BAND OF LUISENO MISSION INDIANS OF THE RINCON RESERVATION CALIFORNIA VS FLYNT [E-FILE]

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Leave to Withdraw

    Rincon Band v. Flynt, Case No. 2018-58170

    Jan. 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This action began as one for nuisance, unfair competition, and civil conspiracy; it was initially brought by two N...

  • YANCY VS. SAN DIEGO V INC [EFILE]

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Approve PAGA Settlement

    Yancey v. San Diego V Inc., Case No. 2019-54233

    Jan. 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a PAGA action involving allegations of misclassification and wage and hour violations at the de...

  • RUANO VS. DOE

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Strike Punitive Damages from FAC

    Ruano v. Elane, Case No. 2020-16119

    January 8, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is an action by a former Olympian High School student arising out of an after school fight in a ca...

  • YANCY VS. SAN DIEGO V INC [EFILE]

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Approve PAGA Settlement

    Yancey v. San Diego V Inc., Case No. 2019-54233

    Jan. 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a PAGA action involving allegations of misclassification and wage and hour violations at the de...

  • JANE MCCRAY AS TRUSTEE OF HER DECLARATION DATED MAY 29 1991 VS STERLING B LLC

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Sterling B Motion for Summary Judgment

    McCray v. Sterling B, Case No. 2019-30262

    January 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a contract action arising out of the 2014 purchase and sale of a residential property on Ocea...

  • ALLEN FAMILY LAW INC VS CAHEZ

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Set Aside Default

    Allen v. Cahez, Case No. 2019-33230

    Jan. 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    In this case, an attorney seeks to collect a fee of $42,897.12, plus interest. The underlying representation involved a m...

  • WELLS FARGO BANK NA VS HENDERSON

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for JOP

    Wells Fargo v. Henderson, Case No. 2020-05018

    Jan. 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Dept., 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a credit card collection action involving about $6456.00. The form complaint was filed January 28, 2020, and defend...

  • BAKER VS MORALES MD

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Demurrer/Motion to Strike (FAC)

    Baker v. Morales, Case No. 2020-24382

    Jan. 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a medical malpractice case. Plaintiffs claim they consulted defendants in August 2018 for infertility, end...

  • JTB INVESTMENTS LLC VS LIGON

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Preliminary Injunction

    JTB Investments v. Ligon, Case No. 2020-43305

    Jan. 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a business dispute between Jason Elbers and Michael Donovan and their respective companies, JTB (...

  • WELLS FARGO BANK NA VS HENDERSON

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for JOP

    Wells Fargo v. Henderson, Case No. 2020-05018

    Jan. 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Dept., 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a credit card collection action involving about $6456.00. The form complaint was filed January 28, 2020, and defend...

  • AUTOPAWN OF CALIFORNIA VS LUSTIGSON

    Dec 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Continued Discovery Motions

    Autopawn of California v. Lustigson, Case No. 2019-68048

    December 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a breach of fiduciary duty case. Plaintiffs allege they were in the business of automo...

  • AUTOPAWN OF CALIFORNIA VS LUSTIGSON

    Dec 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Continued Discovery Motions

    Autopawn of California v. Lustigson, Case No. 2019-68048

    December 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a breach of fiduciary duty case. Plaintiffs allege they were in the business of automo...

  • CONTRERAS ARANDA VS SPECIA

    Dec 15, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Renewed Motion to be Relieved as Counsel

    Contreras Aranda v. Specia, Case No. 2019-05892

    Dec. 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a personal injury case arising out of a motor vehicle accident on August 28, 2018 on In...

  • HERRERA VS SAN DIEGO BEST WINDOW COMPANY INC

    Dec 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Motions to Amend Judgments

    Herrera v. San Diego Best (Tough Turtle Turf), Case No. 2017-47913 (and 14 related cases) Trial: April 2-8, 2019, Dept. 72

    SOD: 6/3/19

    Judgments in all related cases: June 5, 2020

    Hearing of present motions: Dec. 18, 2020, 1:30...

  • BRITO LAGUNAS VS SAN DIEGO BEST WINDOW COMPANY INC

    Dec 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Motions to Amend Judgments

    Brito Lagunas v. San Diego Best (Tough Turtle Turf), Case No. 2018-02246 (and 14 related cases) Trial: April 2-8, 2019, Dept. 72

    SOD: 6/3/19

    Judgments in all related cases: June 5, 2020

    Hearing of present motions: Dec. 18, 2020...

  • JESUS CARILLO VS SAN DIEGO BEST WINDOW COMPANY INC

    Dec 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Motions to Amend Judgments

    Jesus Carillo v. San Diego Best (Tough Turtle Turf), Case No. 2018-02668 (and 14 related cases) Trial: April 2-8, 2019, Dept. 72

    SOD: 6/3/19

    Judgments in all related cases: June 5, 2020

    Hearing of present motions: Dec. 18, 2020...

  • JOSE LEON GARCIA VS SAN DIEGO BEST WINDOW COMPANY

    Dec 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Motions to Amend Judgments

    Jose Leon Garcia v. San Diego Best (Tough Turtle Turf), Case No. 2017-47724 (and 14 related cases) Trial: April 2-8, 2019, Dept. 72

    SOD: 6/3/19

    Judgments in all related cases: June 5, 2020

    Hearing of present motions: Dec. 18, 2...

  • MARTINEZ VS SAN DIEGO BEST WINDOW COMPANY INC

    Dec 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Motions to Amend Judgments

    Martinez v. San Diego Best (Tough Turtle Turf), Case No. 2017-47915 (and 14 related cases) Trial: April 2-8, 2019, Dept. 72

    SOD: 6/3/19

    Judgments in all related cases: June 5, 2020

    Hearing of present motions: Dec. 18, 2020, 1:3...

  • TERRONES VS SAN DIEGO BEST WINDOW COMPANY INC

    Dec 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Motions to Amend Judgments

    Terrones v. San Diego Best (Tough Turtle Turf), Case No. 2018-02313 (and 14 related cases) Trial: April 2-8, 2019, Dept. 72

    SOD: 6/3/19

    Judgments in all related cases: June 5, 2020

    Hearing of present motions: Dec. 18, 2020, 1:3...

  • TERRONES VS SAN DIEGO BEST WINDOW COMPANY INC

    Dec 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Motions to Amend Judgments

    Terrones v. San Diego Best (Tough Turtle Turf), Case No. 2018-02175 (and 14 related cases) Trial: April 2-8, 2019, Dept. 72

    SOD: 6/3/19

    Judgments in all related cases: June 5, 2020

    Hearing of present motions: Dec. 18, 2020, 1:3...

  • RODRIGUEZ VS SAN DIEGO BEST WINDOW COMPANY INC

    Dec 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Motions to Amend Judgments

    Rodriguez v. San Diego Best (Tough Turtle Turf), Case No. 2018-02348 (and 14 related cases) Trial: April 2-8, 2019, Dept. 72

    SOD: 6/3/19

    Judgments in all related cases: June 5, 2020

    Hearing of present motions: Dec. 18, 2020, 1:...

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