The Honorable Barbara A. Lane

Ventura County Superior Court, Department retired

Biography

The Hon. Barbara A. Lane (Ret.) was a judge for the Ventura County Superior Court in California. She was originally appointed to the Ventura Municipal Court in 1986 by former Governor George Deukmejian and was subsequently elevated to the Superior court as a result of the court's unification two years later. She retired from the bench on December 1, 2013, after serving 27 years as a judge.

She was registered as a Republican

Lane received her B.A. from Smith College in 1969. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1972.

Prior to her appointment to the Municipal Court, Lane practiced as a civil litigator with an emphasis on employment and business disputes.

Lane was named Judge of the Year by the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association in 1997.

During her time on the bench, she presided over complex civil and environmental cases. In 1993, she was appointed to serve as the environmental law judge for Ventura County.

In 2016, the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association presented the Superior Court with a formal portrait of Lane to be officially displayed in Courtroom 22 in the Hall of Justice.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Barbara A. Lane

  • DEIDREA PAYNE VS. DIGNITY HEALTH INC

    Jan 16, 2014 |  Judge Barbara A. Lane |  Ventura County, CA

    Deidrea Payne vs. Dignity Health, Inc. 2013-00436194 January 16, 2014 Dept. 20 Judge Reid Motion: Defendant's Demurrer to SAC Tentative Rulings: The Court OVERRULES Defendant's demurrer to the 1st C/A (CFRA-Retaliation). CCP § 430.10(e). The elements of a cause of action for retaliation for taking leave in...

  • THERMIC MUTUAL WATER CO LTD VS. GEORGE KNOPFLER

    Jan 15, 2014 |  Judge Barbara A. Lane |  Ventura County, CA

    Thermic Mutual Water Co v. Knopfler 12-421166 1-15-14 Dept. 20 Judge Reid Motion: Defendants motion for attorneys fees (Opposed) Tentative Ruling: The Court awards $4,068.75 to RRD II Enterprises, Inc. and denies the motion with respect to George and Deborah Knoplfer, neither of whom asked Plaintiff to adm...

  • CAPRICE KELTON VS. CITY OF CAMARILLO

    Jan 13, 2014 |  Judge Barbara A. Lane |  Ventura County, CA

    Kelton v. City of Camarillo 56-2013-00440749 January 13, 2014 Judge Reid Dept. 20 Motion: Demurrer to first amended complaint and motion to strike punitive damages. Tentative Ruling: The City of Camarillo's demurrer to the first cause of action is sustained without leave to amend. The City's demurrer to th...

  • CALIFORNIA CAPITAL INS VS. D R HORTON

    Jan 3, 2014 |  Judge Barbara A. Lane |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

  • ERIC WOLF VS MICHAEL VERCILLO MD

    Dec 30, 2013 |  Judge Barbara A. Lane |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

  • ERIC BUDLONG VS. GUY SCHWERING

    Nov 19, 2013 |  Judge Barbara A. Lane |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

  • ERIC BUDLONG VS. GUY SCHWERING

    Nov 19, 2013 |  Judge Barbara A. Lane |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

  • ERIC BUDLONG VS. GUY SCHWERING

    Nov 19, 2013 |  Judge Barbara A. Lane |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

  • CACH LLC VS. DIANE PETERS GEIRMAN

    Nov 19, 2013 |  Judge Barbara A. Lane |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

  • ERIC BUDLONG VS. GUY SCHWERING

    Nov 19, 2013 |  Judge Barbara A. Lane |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Barbara A. Lane

  • DEIDREA PAYNE VS. DIGNITY HEALTH INC

    Jan 16, 2014 |  Judge Barbara A. Lane |  Ventura County, CA

    Deidrea Payne vs. Dignity Health, Inc. 2013-00436194 January 16, 2014 Dept. 20 Judge Reid Motion: Defendant's Demurrer to SAC Tentative Rulings: The Court OVERRULES Defendant's demurrer to the 1st C/A (CFRA-Retaliation). CCP § 430.10(e). The elements of a cause of action for retaliation for taking leave in...

  • THERMIC MUTUAL WATER CO LTD VS. GEORGE KNOPFLER

    Jan 15, 2014 |  Judge Barbara A. Lane |  Ventura County, CA

    Thermic Mutual Water Co v. Knopfler 12-421166 1-15-14 Dept. 20 Judge Reid Motion: Defendants motion for attorneys fees (Opposed) Tentative Ruling: The Court awards $4,068.75 to RRD II Enterprises, Inc. and denies the motion with respect to George and Deborah Knoplfer, neither of whom asked Plaintiff to adm...

  • CAPRICE KELTON VS. CITY OF CAMARILLO

    Jan 13, 2014 |  Judge Barbara A. Lane |  Ventura County, CA

    Kelton v. City of Camarillo 56-2013-00440749 January 13, 2014 Judge Reid Dept. 20 Motion: Demurrer to first amended complaint and motion to strike punitive damages. Tentative Ruling: The City of Camarillo's demurrer to the first cause of action is sustained without leave to amend. The City's demurrer to th...

  • CALIFORNIA CAPITAL INS VS. D R HORTON

    Jan 3, 2014 |  Judge Barbara A. Lane |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

  • ERIC WOLF VS MICHAEL VERCILLO MD

    Dec 30, 2013 |  Judge Barbara A. Lane |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

  • ERIC BUDLONG VS. GUY SCHWERING

    Nov 19, 2013 |  Judge Barbara A. Lane |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

  • ERIC BUDLONG VS. GUY SCHWERING

    Nov 19, 2013 |  Judge Barbara A. Lane |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

  • ERIC BUDLONG VS. GUY SCHWERING

    Nov 19, 2013 |  Judge Barbara A. Lane |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

  • CACH LLC VS. DIANE PETERS GEIRMAN

    Nov 19, 2013 |  Judge Barbara A. Lane |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

  • ERIC BUDLONG VS. GUY SCHWERING

    Nov 19, 2013 |  Judge Barbara A. Lane |  Ventura County, CA

    No notice of intent to appear is required. If you wish to submit on the tentative decision, you may send a telefax to Judge Cody's secretary at 805-662-6712, stating that you submit on the tentative. Please include the hearing date, the case name and case number on your telefax. Do not call in lieu of send...

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