The Honorable Allan D. Hardcastle

Sonoma County Superior Court, Department Courtroom 19

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Biography

The Hon. Allan D. Hardcastle is a judge for the Superior Court of Sonoma County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Pete Wilson in 1997.

Hardcastle earned a B.A. in political science from the University of the Pacific in 1977. He then continued his studies at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, completing a J.D. in 1979.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Hardcastle was a managing partner at Babin, Seeger & Hardcastle, where he practiced as a civil trial attorney.

He served as President of the California Judges Association from 2012 to 2013. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the University of the Pacific Alumni Association.

Hardcastle was named Boss of the Year by the Sonoma County Legal Secretaries Association in 1989.

Over the course of his judicial career, he has presided over every division of the Superior Court of Sonoma County, except for its Family Law Division. He also served as a judge advocate for the Judge Advocate General Corps of the United States Army, where he presided over court martials. He retired from the United States Army in 2002, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel after twenty-three years of service.

Hardcastle has taught Evidence and Remedies at Empire College School of Law.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Allan D. Hardcastle

  • COLLECTRONICS, INC. V. ZH FOODMART, INC.

    May 16, 2019 |  Sonoma County, CA

    Motion GRANTED in full to: 1) Approve Receiver’s Recommendation to Distribute Net Proceeds from Sale of Liquor License; 2) Approve Receiver’s Final Report and Accounting; 3) Discharge Receiver; 4) Terminate Receivership; and 5) Make Related Orders. The receiver is to prepare an order that is consistent wit...

  • LOBAO V. DUARTE

    Sep 26, 2018 |  Judge Allan D. Hardcastle |  Sonoma County, CA

    Continued by stipulation to October 3, 2018, 3:00 in Department 19.

    ...

  • JEKABSONS V. NOTLEY

    Sep 26, 2018 |  Judge Allan D. Hardcastle |  Sonoma County, CA

    This matter is on calendar Plaintiff’s motion for leave to amend the complaint to substitute Wave Media Design for Doe Defendant No. 1. Plaintiff brings this motion pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 474, and on the grounds that the proposed amendment changes the original complaint only to substit...

  • O’BRIEN WATTERS & DAVIS LLP V. ARIEL E. ABRAHAMS, M.D.

    Sep 26, 2018 |  Judge Allan D. Hardcastle |  Sonoma County, CA

    This case is on calendar for Defendant’s motion for reconsideration of the Court’s July 6, 2018 Ruling which denied Defendant’s motion to transfer venue of this action to Santa Monica Courthouse, Los Angeles County. Defendant brings this motion pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1008 and on the gr...

  • SWISHER V. RODRIGUEZ

    Sep 26, 2018 |  Judge Allan D. Hardcastle |  Sonoma County, CA

    This matter is on calendar for Plaintiffs’ motion for a protective order relating to a video and audio recording of a cell phone call between Defendant and several of the Plaintiffs, the contents of which is directly relevant to Plaintiffs’ claims and responsive to certain of Defendant’s discovery requests...

  • CAVALRY SPV I, LLC V. MEDINA

    Sep 19, 2018 |  Judge Allan D. Hardcastle |  Sonoma County, CA

    This matter is on calendar for Plaintiff’s motion for an order deeming admitted each matter in its Request for Admissions, Set One, propounded to Defendant on May 21, 2018. Plaintiff brings this motion pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 2033.280(a)-(c) and on the grounds that the requests for admi...

  • LYNMAR WINERY V. WRIGHT CONTRACTING

    Sep 19, 2018 |  Judge Allan D. Hardcastle |  Sonoma County, CA

    This matter is on calendar for Wright Contracting, Inc.’s (“Wright”) motion to bifurcate its affirmative defenses based on the statute of limitations and the release and settlement agreement from the main construction defect action. Wright brings this motion pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure sections 597...

  • PRECISION BACKHOE & TRUCK, INC V. HASTINGS PROPERTIES, LLC

    Sep 19, 2018 |  Judge Allan D. Hardcastle |  Sonoma County, CA

    This matter is on calendar for what are essentially three separate motions. First, Defendants move to compel Thomas Finn and Patrick Finn to appear for their depositions and produce documents. Plaintiff contends that the Finns have repeatedly failed and refused to appear and produce documents in response t...

  • MARR B OLSEN, INC V. ARESTY

    Sep 12, 2018 |  Judge Allan D. Hardcastle |  Sonoma County, CA

    This matter is on calendar for Plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration of the Court’s July 18, 2018 Ruling After Hearing on Motion to Compel Arbitration, which granted Defendant’s motion to compel arbitration and stay the present action pending a resolution of the arbitration. Plaintiff brings this motion p...

  • LYNMAR WINERY V. WRIGHT CONTRACTING

    Sep 12, 2018 |  Judge Allan D. Hardcastle |  Sonoma County, CA

    This case is on calendar for Fidelity Roof Company’s (“FRC”) motion to contest TEP Engineering’s (“TEP”) application for determination of a good faith settlement, relating to the settlement agreement that Lynmar Winery, LLC “(“Plaintiff”) reached with TEP, wherein TEP agreed to pay Lynmar $25,000 in return...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Allan D. Hardcastle

  • COLLECTRONICS, INC. V. ZH FOODMART, INC.

    May 16, 2019 |  Sonoma County, CA

    Motion GRANTED in full to: 1) Approve Receiver’s Recommendation to Distribute Net Proceeds from Sale of Liquor License; 2) Approve Receiver’s Final Report and Accounting; 3) Discharge Receiver; 4) Terminate Receivership; and 5) Make Related Orders. The receiver is to prepare an order that is consistent wit...

  • LOBAO V. DUARTE

    Sep 26, 2018 |  Judge Allan D. Hardcastle |  Sonoma County, CA

    Continued by stipulation to October 3, 2018, 3:00 in Department 19.

    ...

  • JEKABSONS V. NOTLEY

    Sep 26, 2018 |  Judge Allan D. Hardcastle |  Sonoma County, CA

    This matter is on calendar Plaintiff’s motion for leave to amend the complaint to substitute Wave Media Design for Doe Defendant No. 1. Plaintiff brings this motion pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 474, and on the grounds that the proposed amendment changes the original complaint only to substit...

  • O’BRIEN WATTERS & DAVIS LLP V. ARIEL E. ABRAHAMS, M.D.

    Sep 26, 2018 |  Judge Allan D. Hardcastle |  Sonoma County, CA

    This case is on calendar for Defendant’s motion for reconsideration of the Court’s July 6, 2018 Ruling which denied Defendant’s motion to transfer venue of this action to Santa Monica Courthouse, Los Angeles County. Defendant brings this motion pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1008 and on the gr...

  • SWISHER V. RODRIGUEZ

    Sep 26, 2018 |  Judge Allan D. Hardcastle |  Sonoma County, CA

    This matter is on calendar for Plaintiffs’ motion for a protective order relating to a video and audio recording of a cell phone call between Defendant and several of the Plaintiffs, the contents of which is directly relevant to Plaintiffs’ claims and responsive to certain of Defendant’s discovery requests...

  • CAVALRY SPV I, LLC V. MEDINA

    Sep 19, 2018 |  Judge Allan D. Hardcastle |  Sonoma County, CA

    This matter is on calendar for Plaintiff’s motion for an order deeming admitted each matter in its Request for Admissions, Set One, propounded to Defendant on May 21, 2018. Plaintiff brings this motion pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 2033.280(a)-(c) and on the grounds that the requests for admi...

  • LYNMAR WINERY V. WRIGHT CONTRACTING

    Sep 19, 2018 |  Judge Allan D. Hardcastle |  Sonoma County, CA

    This matter is on calendar for Wright Contracting, Inc.’s (“Wright”) motion to bifurcate its affirmative defenses based on the statute of limitations and the release and settlement agreement from the main construction defect action. Wright brings this motion pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure sections 597...

  • PRECISION BACKHOE & TRUCK, INC V. HASTINGS PROPERTIES, LLC

    Sep 19, 2018 |  Judge Allan D. Hardcastle |  Sonoma County, CA

    This matter is on calendar for what are essentially three separate motions. First, Defendants move to compel Thomas Finn and Patrick Finn to appear for their depositions and produce documents. Plaintiff contends that the Finns have repeatedly failed and refused to appear and produce documents in response t...

  • MARR B OLSEN, INC V. ARESTY

    Sep 12, 2018 |  Judge Allan D. Hardcastle |  Sonoma County, CA

    This matter is on calendar for Plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration of the Court’s July 18, 2018 Ruling After Hearing on Motion to Compel Arbitration, which granted Defendant’s motion to compel arbitration and stay the present action pending a resolution of the arbitration. Plaintiff brings this motion p...

  • LYNMAR WINERY V. WRIGHT CONTRACTING

    Sep 12, 2018 |  Judge Allan D. Hardcastle |  Sonoma County, CA

    This case is on calendar for Fidelity Roof Company’s (“FRC”) motion to contest TEP Engineering’s (“TEP”) application for determination of a good faith settlement, relating to the settlement agreement that Lynmar Winery, LLC “(“Plaintiff”) reached with TEP, wherein TEP agreed to pay Lynmar $25,000 in return...

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