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

  • RE THE MATTER OF LANDON BAHR-W

    Apr 09, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MINOR'S COMPROMISE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion granted.

    ADDON

    ...

  • JANE DOE VS COUNTY OF CONTRA C

    Apr 09, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR SCHEDULE A CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

    FILED BY JANE DOE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The Court cannot determine under what authority the Plaintiff purports to file this writ petition as a “Jane Doe”. The matter is continued to 4/22/21 at 8.30 a.m. for a case manage...

  • CLAIM OF ARNAV SASTRY

    Apr 09, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MINOR'S COMPROMISE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Denied, the attorney’s fees are not to exceed 25% of any recovery, but the proposed fees exceed that.

    ...

  • MIKE MURPHY VS WILLIE HAIDARI

    Apr 09, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON OSC RE: WHY THIS CASE SHOULDN'T BE DISMISSED FOR

    FAILURE TO PROSECUTE AND FURTHER SANCTIONS IMPOSED

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Case dismissed with prejudice, no affidavit filed in response to OSC and no cause shown for lesser sanctions.

    ...

  • MIKE MURPHY VS WILLIE HAIDARI

    Apr 09, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR JOINDER OF WILLIAM DONNELLY'S FOR MTN

    FOR TERMINAT FILED BY WILLIAM J DONNELLY

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion granted.

    ...

  • ATTIC MASTERS VS PREFERRED CON

    Apr 09, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO COMPLAINT of ATTIC MASTERS, A CALIFORNIA

    CORPORATION FILED BY LEAH MARTHINSEN, MIGUEL QUINONEZ-SKINNER

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The demurrer filed by Leah Marthinsen and Miguel Quinonez-Skinner (collectively, “Homeowners”) is overruled, as discussed below. Homeow...

  • MIKE MURPHY VS WILLIE HAIDARI

    Apr 09, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR TERMINATING OR IN ALTERN ISSUE

    SANCTIONS FOR VIOLA FILED BY WILLIE HAIDARI

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    ...

  • BILELLO VS SELLIER

    Apr 09, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR APPLICATION FOR GOOD FAITH SETTLEMENT

    FILED BY LARA'S CONCRETE, INC.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion granted.

    ...

  • MIKE MURPHY VS WILLIE HAIDARI

    Apr 09, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    FURTHER CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Dropped as moot.

    ...

  • WATERS VS LAKELAND REGIONAL ME

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION TO/FOR QUASH OUT-OF-STATE SUBPOENA FILED BY

    LAUREL WATERS MD

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion granted.

    ...

  • GONAZALES VS SUMMERS, ET. AL.

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR STRIKE ALLEGATIONS FROM AMENDED

    CROSS-COMPLAINT FILED BY CHARLES GONZALES, INDIVIDUALLY

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Before the Court are a motion to strike and demurrer filed by cross-defendant, Charles Gonzales, to the First Amended Cross-Complaint (“FACC”). The ...

  • DALTON VS. VITETTA

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR QUASH SERVICE FILED BY MICHELLE

    VITETTA, DARYL HENLINE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendants’ Motion to Quash Service of Summons is denied. The court finds that both defendants were properly served, or that defendant Vitetta was and defendant Henline has waived a...

  • WATERS VS LAKELAND REGIONAL ME

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION TO/FOR QUASH OUT-OF-STATE SUBPOENA FILED BY

    LAUREL WATERS MD

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Motion denied. Withdrawing an expert during or after a deposition does not terminate the right to conclude discovery as to that expert. No case cited supports the granting of this ...

  • HUBBARD VS AMERICAN HONDA MOTO

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON APPLICATION FOR GOOD FAITH SETTLEMENT ( FILED BY

    NORTHSTATE MOTORSPORTS, INC. AND CHASE)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Hearing dropped by Court. Stipulation Re: GFS filed.

    ...

  • IN RE F.R.

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION FOR APPROVAL FOR TRANSFER OF PAYMENTS ( SET

    BY COURT)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion approved.

    ADDON

    ...

  • IN RE: F.T.

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION TO/FOR APPROVAL FOR TRANSFER OF PAYMENT

    FILED BY J.G. WENTWORTH ORIGINATIONS, LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion granted.

    ...

  • MORAN VS. KINDRED

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR CONDITIONAL CERTIFICATION & PERLIMINARY

    APPROVAL FILED BY ROSEMARY MORAN

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion for preliminary approval is granted. However, Paragraph 11 of the proposed order must require written objections to be filed no later than a week ...

  • PG&E V. SAN RAMON

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    SPECIALLY SET HEARING ON: PG&E'S APPEAL FROM ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING

    SET BY DEPT. 12

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The hearing is continued by the Court to May 14, 2021, at 9:00 a.m., in Department 7.

    ...

  • ABRAHAMS VS. HAMPTON

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR COMPEL KEVIN HAMPTON COMPLIANCE W/CT

    ORDER FILED BY HARRY ABRAHAMS

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Motion granted. Full responses are to be served by not later than 5/14/21.

    ...

  • ATTIC MASTERS VS PREFERRED CON

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO COMPLAINT of ATTIC MASTERS, A CALIFORNIA

    CORPORATION FILED BY LEAH MARTHINSEN, MIGUEL QUINONEZ-SKINNER

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The Court continues the hearing to April 9, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

    ...

  • ETEAKI VS STATE OF CALIFORNIA

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL FILED BY KEASI

    ETEAKI

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion granted on condition that counsel notify the Plaintiff of the CMC on 4/7/21 at 8.30 a.m. and that failure of the Plaintiff to appear in person or by courtcall may result in t...

  • GONAZALES VS SUMMERS, ET. AL.

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO 1st Amended CROSS COMPLAINT of

    SERONELLO-SUMMERS INC., FILED BY CHARLES GONZALES, INDIVIDUALLY

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Please see line 6.

    ...

  • MUNOZ VS GYLLSTROM; LAFFERTY

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR LEAVE TO FILE 2ND AMENDED COMPLAINT

    FILED BY MARIA MUNOZ, JOSE EMMANUEL MUNOZ, LUIS FERNANDO MUNOZ,

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Before the Court is a motion for leave to file a second amended complaint filed by Plaintiffs (Maria Munoz, as a successor in interest t...

  • DURHAM VS ORTIZ

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MINOR'S COMPROMISE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion granted.

    ...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Barry Baskin

  • RE THE MATTER OF LANDON BAHR-W

    Apr 09, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MINOR'S COMPROMISE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion granted.

    ADDON

    ...

  • JANE DOE VS COUNTY OF CONTRA C

    Apr 09, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR SCHEDULE A CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

    FILED BY JANE DOE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The Court cannot determine under what authority the Plaintiff purports to file this writ petition as a “Jane Doe”. The matter is continued to 4/22/21 at 8.30 a.m. for a case manage...

  • CLAIM OF ARNAV SASTRY

    Apr 09, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MINOR'S COMPROMISE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Denied, the attorney’s fees are not to exceed 25% of any recovery, but the proposed fees exceed that.

    ...

  • MIKE MURPHY VS WILLIE HAIDARI

    Apr 09, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON OSC RE: WHY THIS CASE SHOULDN'T BE DISMISSED FOR

    FAILURE TO PROSECUTE AND FURTHER SANCTIONS IMPOSED

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Case dismissed with prejudice, no affidavit filed in response to OSC and no cause shown for lesser sanctions.

    ...

  • MIKE MURPHY VS WILLIE HAIDARI

    Apr 09, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR JOINDER OF WILLIAM DONNELLY'S FOR MTN

    FOR TERMINAT FILED BY WILLIAM J DONNELLY

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion granted.

    ...

  • ATTIC MASTERS VS PREFERRED CON

    Apr 09, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO COMPLAINT of ATTIC MASTERS, A CALIFORNIA

    CORPORATION FILED BY LEAH MARTHINSEN, MIGUEL QUINONEZ-SKINNER

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The demurrer filed by Leah Marthinsen and Miguel Quinonez-Skinner (collectively, “Homeowners”) is overruled, as discussed below. Homeow...

  • MIKE MURPHY VS WILLIE HAIDARI

    Apr 09, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR TERMINATING OR IN ALTERN ISSUE

    SANCTIONS FOR VIOLA FILED BY WILLIE HAIDARI

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    ...

  • BILELLO VS SELLIER

    Apr 09, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR APPLICATION FOR GOOD FAITH SETTLEMENT

    FILED BY LARA'S CONCRETE, INC.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion granted.

    ...

  • MIKE MURPHY VS WILLIE HAIDARI

    Apr 09, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    FURTHER CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Dropped as moot.

    ...

  • WATERS VS LAKELAND REGIONAL ME

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION TO/FOR QUASH OUT-OF-STATE SUBPOENA FILED BY

    LAUREL WATERS MD

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion granted.

    ...

  • GONAZALES VS SUMMERS, ET. AL.

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR STRIKE ALLEGATIONS FROM AMENDED

    CROSS-COMPLAINT FILED BY CHARLES GONZALES, INDIVIDUALLY

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Before the Court are a motion to strike and demurrer filed by cross-defendant, Charles Gonzales, to the First Amended Cross-Complaint (“FACC”). The ...

  • DALTON VS. VITETTA

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR QUASH SERVICE FILED BY MICHELLE

    VITETTA, DARYL HENLINE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendants’ Motion to Quash Service of Summons is denied. The court finds that both defendants were properly served, or that defendant Vitetta was and defendant Henline has waived a...

  • WATERS VS LAKELAND REGIONAL ME

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION TO/FOR QUASH OUT-OF-STATE SUBPOENA FILED BY

    LAUREL WATERS MD

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Motion denied. Withdrawing an expert during or after a deposition does not terminate the right to conclude discovery as to that expert. No case cited supports the granting of this ...

  • HUBBARD VS AMERICAN HONDA MOTO

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON APPLICATION FOR GOOD FAITH SETTLEMENT ( FILED BY

    NORTHSTATE MOTORSPORTS, INC. AND CHASE)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Hearing dropped by Court. Stipulation Re: GFS filed.

    ...

  • IN RE F.R.

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION FOR APPROVAL FOR TRANSFER OF PAYMENTS ( SET

    BY COURT)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion approved.

    ADDON

    ...

  • IN RE: F.T.

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION TO/FOR APPROVAL FOR TRANSFER OF PAYMENT

    FILED BY J.G. WENTWORTH ORIGINATIONS, LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion granted.

    ...

  • MORAN VS. KINDRED

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR CONDITIONAL CERTIFICATION & PERLIMINARY

    APPROVAL FILED BY ROSEMARY MORAN

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion for preliminary approval is granted. However, Paragraph 11 of the proposed order must require written objections to be filed no later than a week ...

  • PG&E V. SAN RAMON

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    SPECIALLY SET HEARING ON: PG&E'S APPEAL FROM ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING

    SET BY DEPT. 12

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The hearing is continued by the Court to May 14, 2021, at 9:00 a.m., in Department 7.

    ...

  • ABRAHAMS VS. HAMPTON

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR COMPEL KEVIN HAMPTON COMPLIANCE W/CT

    ORDER FILED BY HARRY ABRAHAMS

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Motion granted. Full responses are to be served by not later than 5/14/21.

    ...

  • ATTIC MASTERS VS PREFERRED CON

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO COMPLAINT of ATTIC MASTERS, A CALIFORNIA

    CORPORATION FILED BY LEAH MARTHINSEN, MIGUEL QUINONEZ-SKINNER

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The Court continues the hearing to April 9, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

    ...

  • ETEAKI VS STATE OF CALIFORNIA

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL FILED BY KEASI

    ETEAKI

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion granted on condition that counsel notify the Plaintiff of the CMC on 4/7/21 at 8.30 a.m. and that failure of the Plaintiff to appear in person or by courtcall may result in t...

  • GONAZALES VS SUMMERS, ET. AL.

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO 1st Amended CROSS COMPLAINT of

    SERONELLO-SUMMERS INC., FILED BY CHARLES GONZALES, INDIVIDUALLY

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Please see line 6.

    ...

  • MUNOZ VS GYLLSTROM; LAFFERTY

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR LEAVE TO FILE 2ND AMENDED COMPLAINT

    FILED BY MARIA MUNOZ, JOSE EMMANUEL MUNOZ, LUIS FERNANDO MUNOZ,

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Before the Court is a motion for leave to file a second amended complaint filed by Plaintiffs (Maria Munoz, as a successor in interest t...

  • DURHAM VS ORTIZ

    Apr 02, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MINOR'S COMPROMISE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion granted.

    ...

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