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

  • GHAI VS AMERICAN CUPS & PLATES INC

    Oct 21, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Revised Tentative Ruling on Continued Motion for Attorneys' Fees

    Ghai v. American Cups & Plates, Case No. 2018-056891

    Bench Trial: March 2-3, 2020, Dept. 72

    Tentative Decision: March 4, 2020 (ROA 57-59)

    PSOD: May 8, 2020 (ROA 62)

    Hearing on SOD: June 29, 2020 (ROA 69...

  • PETITION OF PORT & NOYE LLC

    Oct 21, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Petition to Approve Structured Settlement Transfer In Re Port & Noye LLC (Rochford), Case No. 2020-31897

    October 23, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Background and Procedural Posture.

    It is not uncommon, in the settlement of personal injury cases involving minors or...

  • GHAI VS AMERICAN CUPS & PLATES INC

    Oct 20, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Tax/Strike Costs

    Ghai v. American Cups & Plates, Case No. 2018-56891

    Bench Trial: March 2-3, 2020, Dept. 72

    Tentative Decision: March 4, 2020 (ROA 57-59)

    PSOD: May 8, 2020 (ROA 62)

    Hearing on SOD: June 29, 2020 (ROA 69, 73)

    SOD: ...

  • SWANBERG VS JDA LLC

    Oct 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Confirm Arbitration Award

    Swanberg v. JDA LLC, Case No. 2017-37615

    Oct. 23, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a contract action arising out of a consulting arrangement in the portable telemetry business. The c...

  • DESCHENES VS BUREAU D ELECTRONIQUE APPLIQUEE BEA INC

    Oct 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Compel Compliance with Subpoena

    Deschenes v. BEA, Case No. 2019-51125

    Oct. 23, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a premises liability case involving an electromagnetic lock which fell from a doorway and hit pl...

  • UNIFUND CCR LLC VS KAHN

    Oct 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Deemed Admissions

    Unifund CCR v. Kahn, Case No. 2019-47945

    Oct. 23, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a limited jurisdiction collection action by a debt buyer in which three accounts are in issue. Plaintiff c...

  • GHAI VS AMERICAN CUPS & PLATES INC

    Oct 15, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Attorneys' Fees

    Ghai v. American Cups & Plates, Case No. 2018-056891

    Bench Trial: March 2-3, 2020, Dept. 72

    Tentative Decision: March 4, 2020 (ROA 57-59)

    PSOD: May 8, 2020 (ROA 62)

    Hearing on SOD: June 29, 2020 (ROA 69, 73)

    SOD:...

  • DCFS TRUST VS. MARK MIKULICS

    Oct 15, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Set Aside Default and Default Judgment

    DCFS Trust v. Mikulics, Case No. 2011-83119

    Oct. 16, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is an old case. In 2007, the original defendant (a physician) leased a Mercedes-Benz. ...

  • WOO VS ISODIOL INTERNATIONAL INC

    Oct 15, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Dismiss – Forum non Conveniens

    Woo v. Isodiol International, et al., Case No. 2020-23051

    Oct. 16, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This action arises out of a series of agreements whereby plaintiff Woo, through his m...

  • PRO INSTALLATIONS INC VS BALFOUR BEATTY CONSTRUCTION LLC

    Oct 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Demurrer to Cross-Complaint

    Pro Installations v. Balfour Beatty, Case No. 2019-67727

    Oct. 16, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a payment dispute among contractors arising out of the building of a "luxury residential to...

  • PRO INSTALLATIONS INC VS BALFOUR BEATTY CONSTRUCTION LLC

    Oct 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Demurrer to Cross-Complaint

    Pro Installations v. Balfour Beatty, Case No. 2019-67727

    Oct. 16, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a payment dispute among contractors arising out of the building of a "luxury residential to...

  • MUNOZ VS PL HOTEL GROUP LLC

    Oct 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Good Faith Settlement Determination

    Munoz v. PL Hotel Group, Case No. 2019-17904

    Oct. 16, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a dispute over "a complex real estate sale/leaseback, and loan...transaction that cl...

  • AFFORDABLE HOUSING COALITION OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO

    Oct 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Compel Deposition

    Affordable Housing Coalition v. City of SD, Case No. 2019-27875

    Oct. 16, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    In this action for declaratory relief and a writ of mandate, plaintiff/petitioner challenges...

  • RETROVIROX INC VS THE SCRIPPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE

    Oct 13, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Plaintiff's Motion to Seal Records of the Court

    Retrovirox v. Scripps Research Institute, Case No. 2018-40727

    Oct. 16, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is contract/trade secrets case arising from plaintiff's efforts to de...

  • STONE VS VAN STRIGHT

    Oct 13, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Compel Responses to Interrogatories

    Stone v. Van Stright, Case No. 2019-57300

    Oct. 16, 2020, 8:30 a.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a habitability case arising out of plaintiff's former occupancy of 385 Juniper Avenue, u...

  • PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES LLC VS FOTI

    Oct 13, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Vacate Dismissal

    Portfolio Recovery v. Foti, Case No. 2019-24951

    Oct. 16, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a collection action by a debt buyer involving $1,653.24. The complaint was filed in May 2019. Defenda...

  • HOWARD VS FCA US LLC

    Oct 07, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Costs

    Howard v. Chrysler, Case No. 2019-05724

    Notice of Settlement filed: May 26, 2020

    Motion hearing date: October 9, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a "lemon law" case involvin...

  • TALBOT VS KIDOKORO MD

    Oct 07, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Discovery Motions

    Talbot v. Kikodoro, Case No. 2019-37960

    Oct. 9, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a wrongful termination/retaliation/wage and hour case arising from plaintiff's employment as a nurse in defendant's me...

  • DOE VS ROE

    Oct 07, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Preliminary Injunction

    Jane Roe v. John Doe, Case No. 2020-28044

    October 9, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a "revenge porn" case. Plaintiff alleges that 10 years ago, she was in a dating relationship with ...

  • THE CALIFORNIA SPIRITS COMPANY LLC VS CAPNA FABRICATION

    Oct 07, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Application for Writ of Attachment/RTAO

    California Spirits v. Capna Fabrication, Case No. 2020-19559

    Oct. 9, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a dispute over plaintiff's delivery of 16 orders of ethanol and additional o...

  • MACIAS VS HOWARD MILLER MD

    Oct 06, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Pleading Challenges to Complaint

    Macias v. Miller, Case No. 2020-16217

    Oct. 9, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a wrongful termination/retaliation/wage and hour case arising from plaintiff's employment as an administr...

  • KUSHCH VS SULLIVAN SOLAR POWER OF CALIFORNIA INC [E-FILED]

    Oct 06, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Demurrer to Complaint

    Kushch v. Sullivan Solar Power, Case No. 2020-15928

    Oct. 9, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    According to the complaint filed May 26, 2020, this action seeks to redress Sullivan's "improper and illegal fa...

  • AFFORDABLE HOUSING COALITION OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO

    Oct 06, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Demurrer to First Amended Complaint/Petition

    Affordable Housing Coalition v. City of SD, Case No. 2019-27875

    Oct. 9, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    In this action for declaratory relief and a writ of mandate, plaintiff/petit...

  • AFFORDABLE HOUSING COALITION OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO

    Oct 06, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Demurrer to First Amended Complaint/Petition

    Affordable Housing Coalition v. City of SD, Case No. 2019-27875

    Oct. 9, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    In this action for declaratory relief and a writ of mandate, plaintiff/petit...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Timothy B. Taylor

  • GHAI VS AMERICAN CUPS & PLATES INC

    Oct 21, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Revised Tentative Ruling on Continued Motion for Attorneys' Fees

    Ghai v. American Cups & Plates, Case No. 2018-056891

    Bench Trial: March 2-3, 2020, Dept. 72

    Tentative Decision: March 4, 2020 (ROA 57-59)

    PSOD: May 8, 2020 (ROA 62)

    Hearing on SOD: June 29, 2020 (ROA 69...

  • PETITION OF PORT & NOYE LLC

    Oct 21, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Petition to Approve Structured Settlement Transfer In Re Port & Noye LLC (Rochford), Case No. 2020-31897

    October 23, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Background and Procedural Posture.

    It is not uncommon, in the settlement of personal injury cases involving minors or...

  • GHAI VS AMERICAN CUPS & PLATES INC

    Oct 20, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Tax/Strike Costs

    Ghai v. American Cups & Plates, Case No. 2018-56891

    Bench Trial: March 2-3, 2020, Dept. 72

    Tentative Decision: March 4, 2020 (ROA 57-59)

    PSOD: May 8, 2020 (ROA 62)

    Hearing on SOD: June 29, 2020 (ROA 69, 73)

    SOD: ...

  • SWANBERG VS JDA LLC

    Oct 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Confirm Arbitration Award

    Swanberg v. JDA LLC, Case No. 2017-37615

    Oct. 23, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a contract action arising out of a consulting arrangement in the portable telemetry business. The c...

  • DESCHENES VS BUREAU D ELECTRONIQUE APPLIQUEE BEA INC

    Oct 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Compel Compliance with Subpoena

    Deschenes v. BEA, Case No. 2019-51125

    Oct. 23, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a premises liability case involving an electromagnetic lock which fell from a doorway and hit pl...

  • UNIFUND CCR LLC VS KAHN

    Oct 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Deemed Admissions

    Unifund CCR v. Kahn, Case No. 2019-47945

    Oct. 23, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a limited jurisdiction collection action by a debt buyer in which three accounts are in issue. Plaintiff c...

  • GHAI VS AMERICAN CUPS & PLATES INC

    Oct 15, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Attorneys' Fees

    Ghai v. American Cups & Plates, Case No. 2018-056891

    Bench Trial: March 2-3, 2020, Dept. 72

    Tentative Decision: March 4, 2020 (ROA 57-59)

    PSOD: May 8, 2020 (ROA 62)

    Hearing on SOD: June 29, 2020 (ROA 69, 73)

    SOD:...

  • DCFS TRUST VS. MARK MIKULICS

    Oct 15, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Set Aside Default and Default Judgment

    DCFS Trust v. Mikulics, Case No. 2011-83119

    Oct. 16, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is an old case. In 2007, the original defendant (a physician) leased a Mercedes-Benz. ...

  • WOO VS ISODIOL INTERNATIONAL INC

    Oct 15, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Dismiss – Forum non Conveniens

    Woo v. Isodiol International, et al., Case No. 2020-23051

    Oct. 16, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This action arises out of a series of agreements whereby plaintiff Woo, through his m...

  • PRO INSTALLATIONS INC VS BALFOUR BEATTY CONSTRUCTION LLC

    Oct 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Demurrer to Cross-Complaint

    Pro Installations v. Balfour Beatty, Case No. 2019-67727

    Oct. 16, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a payment dispute among contractors arising out of the building of a "luxury residential to...

  • PRO INSTALLATIONS INC VS BALFOUR BEATTY CONSTRUCTION LLC

    Oct 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Demurrer to Cross-Complaint

    Pro Installations v. Balfour Beatty, Case No. 2019-67727

    Oct. 16, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a payment dispute among contractors arising out of the building of a "luxury residential to...

  • MUNOZ VS PL HOTEL GROUP LLC

    Oct 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Good Faith Settlement Determination

    Munoz v. PL Hotel Group, Case No. 2019-17904

    Oct. 16, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a dispute over "a complex real estate sale/leaseback, and loan...transaction that cl...

  • AFFORDABLE HOUSING COALITION OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO

    Oct 14, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Compel Deposition

    Affordable Housing Coalition v. City of SD, Case No. 2019-27875

    Oct. 16, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    In this action for declaratory relief and a writ of mandate, plaintiff/petitioner challenges...

  • RETROVIROX INC VS THE SCRIPPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE

    Oct 13, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Plaintiff's Motion to Seal Records of the Court

    Retrovirox v. Scripps Research Institute, Case No. 2018-40727

    Oct. 16, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is contract/trade secrets case arising from plaintiff's efforts to de...

  • STONE VS VAN STRIGHT

    Oct 13, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Compel Responses to Interrogatories

    Stone v. Van Stright, Case No. 2019-57300

    Oct. 16, 2020, 8:30 a.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a habitability case arising out of plaintiff's former occupancy of 385 Juniper Avenue, u...

  • PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES LLC VS FOTI

    Oct 13, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Vacate Dismissal

    Portfolio Recovery v. Foti, Case No. 2019-24951

    Oct. 16, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a collection action by a debt buyer involving $1,653.24. The complaint was filed in May 2019. Defenda...

  • HOWARD VS FCA US LLC

    Oct 07, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Costs

    Howard v. Chrysler, Case No. 2019-05724

    Notice of Settlement filed: May 26, 2020

    Motion hearing date: October 9, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a "lemon law" case involvin...

  • TALBOT VS KIDOKORO MD

    Oct 07, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Discovery Motions

    Talbot v. Kikodoro, Case No. 2019-37960

    Oct. 9, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a wrongful termination/retaliation/wage and hour case arising from plaintiff's employment as a nurse in defendant's me...

  • DOE VS ROE

    Oct 07, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Preliminary Injunction

    Jane Roe v. John Doe, Case No. 2020-28044

    October 9, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a "revenge porn" case. Plaintiff alleges that 10 years ago, she was in a dating relationship with ...

  • THE CALIFORNIA SPIRITS COMPANY LLC VS CAPNA FABRICATION

    Oct 07, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Application for Writ of Attachment/RTAO

    California Spirits v. Capna Fabrication, Case No. 2020-19559

    Oct. 9, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a dispute over plaintiff's delivery of 16 orders of ethanol and additional o...

  • MACIAS VS HOWARD MILLER MD

    Oct 06, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Pleading Challenges to Complaint

    Macias v. Miller, Case No. 2020-16217

    Oct. 9, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a wrongful termination/retaliation/wage and hour case arising from plaintiff's employment as an administr...

  • KUSHCH VS SULLIVAN SOLAR POWER OF CALIFORNIA INC [E-FILED]

    Oct 06, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Demurrer to Complaint

    Kushch v. Sullivan Solar Power, Case No. 2020-15928

    Oct. 9, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    According to the complaint filed May 26, 2020, this action seeks to redress Sullivan's "improper and illegal fa...

  • AFFORDABLE HOUSING COALITION OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO

    Oct 06, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Demurrer to First Amended Complaint/Petition

    Affordable Housing Coalition v. City of SD, Case No. 2019-27875

    Oct. 9, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    In this action for declaratory relief and a writ of mandate, plaintiff/petit...

  • AFFORDABLE HOUSING COALITION OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO

    Oct 06, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Demurrer to First Amended Complaint/Petition

    Affordable Housing Coalition v. City of SD, Case No. 2019-27875

    Oct. 9, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    In this action for declaratory relief and a writ of mandate, plaintiff/petit...

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