The Honorable Barry Baskin

Contra Costa County Superior Court, Department 1

Biography

The Hon. Barry Baskin is a judge of the Superior Court of Contra Costa County, California. He was appointed to the bench by former California Governor Gray Davis in 2002.

Judge Baskin received his law degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In 1973, Judge Baskin was the managing partner of the law firm of Baskin & Partners in South Africa. He practiced business litigation and family law.

In 1987, he emigrated from South Africa to Walnut Creek, California. He joined the firm of Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro as an associate handling antitrust and intellectual property issues.

In 1989, he joined Farrow, Bramson, Baskin & Plutzik. He became a partner in 1990 and was lead trial counsel at the firm prior to his appointment to the bench.

Judge Baskin is a Democrat.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Barry Baskin

  • TIERNAN VS. DIABLO COMMUNITY

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO 1st Amended COMPLAINT IN INTERVENTION

    FILED BY WINSTON CERVANTES

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Before the Court is a demurrer by Winston Cervantes ("Demurrer") to the First Amended Complaint in Intervention ("FACII") filed by Intervenors Jeff Mini, Christine Mini and ...

  • CALHOUN VS. TREEIUM

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO COMPEL BINDING ARBITRATION & STAY PROCEEDINGS

    FILED BY TREEIUM INC.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Motion dropped by stipulation.

    ...

  • MCD VS. MOD

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO COMPLAINT

    FILED BY MOD SUPER FAST PIZZA, LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendant’s demurrer is overruled. Defendant shall file an answer on or before March 11, 2021. The basis for this ruling is as follows.

    A. Preliminary Matters.

    Defendant’s openi...

  • AL-BAHRANI VS. SIGNET MORTGAGE

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO CROSS-COMPLAINT of S&J STADTLER, INC.

    FILED BY CITIBANK, N.A.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Citibank’s demurrer to the Cross-Complaint for indemnity and declaratory relief filed against it by defendants and cross-complainants S & J Stadtler, Inc., dba Re/Max Accord, a...

  • MORALES VS. VALDERRAMA

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL

    FILED BY DANIEL NOGUERA MORALES

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The Plaintiff is ordered to appear by CourtCall in order to discuss the pending motion. In the event that the Plaintiff fails to appear as directed, this motion will be continued to the...

  • ATTIC MASTERS VS. PREFERRED

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO COMPLAINT

    FILED BY LEAH MARTHINSEN, et al.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Hearing continued by Stipulation to 3/26/21 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept. 07. The 3/10/21 Case Management Conference is continued to 5/3/21 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept. 07.

    ...

  • WILSON VS. BROWN

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE 1st Amended COMPLAINT

    FILED BY GABRIELLE WILSON

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion is granted. The FAC is to be served and filed no later than 2/26/21, and the existing answer, by stipulation, will stand as the answer to the FAC.

    ...

  • BRACHIUM, INC. VS. WONG

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO QUASH PURPORTED SERVICE

    FILED BY STEPHEN CHEN

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Hearing dropped from calendar due to Plaintiff Brachium’s bankruptcy stay. Hearing will be reset at the 3/15/21 Bankruptcy Status Review Hearing.

    ...

  • WARD VS WARD

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO 2nd Amended COMPLAINT

    FILED BY DONNA WARD

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The general demurrer filed by defendant Donna Ward to the Second Amended Complaint (“SAC”) is sustained. The general demurrer filed by defendant David Foutz is sustained with respect to the second...

  • THIBEAUX VS. VALDEZ

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS

    FILED BY TAJ LOCKETT, GOLDEN EMPIRE MORTGAGE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion is granted.

    ...

  • HUBBARD VS. AMERICAN HONDA MOTORS

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    FURTHER CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Appearance required by CourtCall at 10.30 a.m.

    ...

  • SAVE LAFAYETTE VS. CITY OF LAFAYETTE

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION DIRECTING PETITIONER TO PREPARE STATUTORILY

    COMPETE [etc.] / FILED BY CITY OF LAFAYETTE, et al.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Respondents the City of Lafayette, Lafayette City Council and the Lafayette Planning Commission and Real Party in Interest O’Brien Land Company, LL...

  • SUNGIIDORJ VS. CCC HEALTH PLAN

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MINOR'S COMPROMISE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion granted.

    ...

  • HUBBARD VS. AMERICAN HONDA MOTORS

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO QUASH SERVICE & DISMISS 1st Amended COMPLAINT

    FILED BY CHASE BIRCHMIER

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Hearing dropped from calendar. Notice to Withdraw Motion To Quash Service of Summons filed 2/11/21.

    ...

  • MACHADO VS. MANOR CARE

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO CONSOLIDATE

    FILED BY MARKUS MACHADO

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion granted, the case number for the consolidated case will be C18-01662. The consolidated case remains assigned to D-7 for all purposes.

    ...

  • RIO DEL REY VS. QUEDDENG

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR ATTORNEY FEES & COSTS

    FILED BY RIO DEL RAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion is granted.

    ...

  • WARD VS. WARD

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO 2nd Amended COMPLAINT

    FILED BY DAVID FOUTZ

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Please see line 3.

    ...

  • 690 HEGENBERGER LLC VS MICHAEL

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A CROSS-COMPLAINT

    FILED BY MICHAEL STANTON, BAY AREA COMFORT SOLUTIONS HVAC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion is granted. The cross complaint is to be served and filed no later than 3/1/21, with the responsive pleading served and filed no lat...

  • VAEA VS. MARRA

    Feb 05, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR LEAVE TO FILE SECOND AMENDED

    CROSS-COMPLAINT FILED BY CHRISTINA MARTA MARRA, MARIAN NINA

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion is granted. The second amended cross-complaint is to be served and filed no later than 2/16/21 and any responsive pleading by no l...

  • JANE DOE VS COUNTY OF CONTRA C

    Feb 05, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR AN EXPEDITED STATUS CONFERENCE FILED BY

    JANE DOE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Motion is denied. Proofs of service are invalid.

    ...

  • SANTOS VS. A COMFORT RIDE

    Feb 05, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR SEPARATE TRIAL

    FILED BY GENESIS INSURANCE SERVICES (USA), INC.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1048(b), Cross-Defendant LA General Insurance Marketing’s unopposed motion for a separate trial is granted. The next trial date is c...

  • STALLWORTH VS CITY OF MARTINEZ

    Feb 05, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION TO/FOR RELIEF FROM CLAIM REQUIREMENTS FILED

    BY VERONICA STALLWORTH

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Petitioner Veronica Stallworth’s petitioner for relief from the government claim requirement is granted.

    Government Code section 946.6(c)(1) requires the trial court ...

  • COLWELL VS. DICKSON

    Feb 05, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO 1st Amended COMPLAINT of COLWELL FILED BY

    SCOTT DICKSON

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The demurrer to the first amended complaint is sustained with leave to amend. Plaintiffs have until February 19, 2021 to file a second amended complaint.

    There are a number o...

  • RE TODD RAGLAND

    Feb 05, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON APPROVAL FOR TRANSFER OF STRUCTURED (FILED BY PATRIOT

    SETTLEMENT RESOURCES LLC)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Hearing continued to 3/12/21 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept. 07 at the request of moving party.

    ...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Barry Baskin

  • TIERNAN VS. DIABLO COMMUNITY

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO 1st Amended COMPLAINT IN INTERVENTION

    FILED BY WINSTON CERVANTES

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Before the Court is a demurrer by Winston Cervantes ("Demurrer") to the First Amended Complaint in Intervention ("FACII") filed by Intervenors Jeff Mini, Christine Mini and ...

  • CALHOUN VS. TREEIUM

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO COMPEL BINDING ARBITRATION & STAY PROCEEDINGS

    FILED BY TREEIUM INC.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Motion dropped by stipulation.

    ...

  • MCD VS. MOD

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO COMPLAINT

    FILED BY MOD SUPER FAST PIZZA, LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendant’s demurrer is overruled. Defendant shall file an answer on or before March 11, 2021. The basis for this ruling is as follows.

    A. Preliminary Matters.

    Defendant’s openi...

  • AL-BAHRANI VS. SIGNET MORTGAGE

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO CROSS-COMPLAINT of S&J STADTLER, INC.

    FILED BY CITIBANK, N.A.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Citibank’s demurrer to the Cross-Complaint for indemnity and declaratory relief filed against it by defendants and cross-complainants S & J Stadtler, Inc., dba Re/Max Accord, a...

  • MORALES VS. VALDERRAMA

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL

    FILED BY DANIEL NOGUERA MORALES

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The Plaintiff is ordered to appear by CourtCall in order to discuss the pending motion. In the event that the Plaintiff fails to appear as directed, this motion will be continued to the...

  • ATTIC MASTERS VS. PREFERRED

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO COMPLAINT

    FILED BY LEAH MARTHINSEN, et al.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Hearing continued by Stipulation to 3/26/21 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept. 07. The 3/10/21 Case Management Conference is continued to 5/3/21 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept. 07.

    ...

  • WILSON VS. BROWN

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE 1st Amended COMPLAINT

    FILED BY GABRIELLE WILSON

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion is granted. The FAC is to be served and filed no later than 2/26/21, and the existing answer, by stipulation, will stand as the answer to the FAC.

    ...

  • BRACHIUM, INC. VS. WONG

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO QUASH PURPORTED SERVICE

    FILED BY STEPHEN CHEN

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Hearing dropped from calendar due to Plaintiff Brachium’s bankruptcy stay. Hearing will be reset at the 3/15/21 Bankruptcy Status Review Hearing.

    ...

  • WARD VS WARD

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO 2nd Amended COMPLAINT

    FILED BY DONNA WARD

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The general demurrer filed by defendant Donna Ward to the Second Amended Complaint (“SAC”) is sustained. The general demurrer filed by defendant David Foutz is sustained with respect to the second...

  • THIBEAUX VS. VALDEZ

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS

    FILED BY TAJ LOCKETT, GOLDEN EMPIRE MORTGAGE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion is granted.

    ...

  • HUBBARD VS. AMERICAN HONDA MOTORS

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    FURTHER CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Appearance required by CourtCall at 10.30 a.m.

    ...

  • SAVE LAFAYETTE VS. CITY OF LAFAYETTE

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION DIRECTING PETITIONER TO PREPARE STATUTORILY

    COMPETE [etc.] / FILED BY CITY OF LAFAYETTE, et al.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Respondents the City of Lafayette, Lafayette City Council and the Lafayette Planning Commission and Real Party in Interest O’Brien Land Company, LL...

  • SUNGIIDORJ VS. CCC HEALTH PLAN

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MINOR'S COMPROMISE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion granted.

    ...

  • HUBBARD VS. AMERICAN HONDA MOTORS

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO QUASH SERVICE & DISMISS 1st Amended COMPLAINT

    FILED BY CHASE BIRCHMIER

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Hearing dropped from calendar. Notice to Withdraw Motion To Quash Service of Summons filed 2/11/21.

    ...

  • MACHADO VS. MANOR CARE

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO CONSOLIDATE

    FILED BY MARKUS MACHADO

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion granted, the case number for the consolidated case will be C18-01662. The consolidated case remains assigned to D-7 for all purposes.

    ...

  • RIO DEL REY VS. QUEDDENG

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR ATTORNEY FEES & COSTS

    FILED BY RIO DEL RAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion is granted.

    ...

  • WARD VS. WARD

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO 2nd Amended COMPLAINT

    FILED BY DAVID FOUTZ

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Please see line 3.

    ...

  • 690 HEGENBERGER LLC VS MICHAEL

    Feb 19, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A CROSS-COMPLAINT

    FILED BY MICHAEL STANTON, BAY AREA COMFORT SOLUTIONS HVAC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion is granted. The cross complaint is to be served and filed no later than 3/1/21, with the responsive pleading served and filed no lat...

  • VAEA VS. MARRA

    Feb 05, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR LEAVE TO FILE SECOND AMENDED

    CROSS-COMPLAINT FILED BY CHRISTINA MARTA MARRA, MARIAN NINA

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion is granted. The second amended cross-complaint is to be served and filed no later than 2/16/21 and any responsive pleading by no l...

  • JANE DOE VS COUNTY OF CONTRA C

    Feb 05, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR AN EXPEDITED STATUS CONFERENCE FILED BY

    JANE DOE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Motion is denied. Proofs of service are invalid.

    ...

  • SANTOS VS. A COMFORT RIDE

    Feb 05, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR SEPARATE TRIAL

    FILED BY GENESIS INSURANCE SERVICES (USA), INC.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1048(b), Cross-Defendant LA General Insurance Marketing’s unopposed motion for a separate trial is granted. The next trial date is c...

  • STALLWORTH VS CITY OF MARTINEZ

    Feb 05, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION TO/FOR RELIEF FROM CLAIM REQUIREMENTS FILED

    BY VERONICA STALLWORTH

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Petitioner Veronica Stallworth’s petitioner for relief from the government claim requirement is granted.

    Government Code section 946.6(c)(1) requires the trial court ...

  • COLWELL VS. DICKSON

    Feb 05, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO 1st Amended COMPLAINT of COLWELL FILED BY

    SCOTT DICKSON

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The demurrer to the first amended complaint is sustained with leave to amend. Plaintiffs have until February 19, 2021 to file a second amended complaint.

    There are a number o...

  • RE TODD RAGLAND

    Feb 05, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON APPROVAL FOR TRANSFER OF STRUCTURED (FILED BY PATRIOT

    SETTLEMENT RESOURCES LLC)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Hearing continued to 3/12/21 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept. 07 at the request of moving party.

    ...

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