The Honorable Benjamin F. Coats

Ventura County Superior Court, Department 44

Biography

The Hon. Benjamin F. Coats is a judge for the Ventura County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown on December 22, 2017. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Colleen Toy White (Ret.).

He is registered without party preference.

He received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1982. He earned his J.D. from John F. Kennedy University School of Law in 1987. Coats then went on to earn an M.C.R.P. from California Polytechnic State University in 1996.

Coats legal career began at Early Maslach in 1989, where he practiced as an attorney for five years. He left the firm in 1994 to become a planning consultant for the Rogoway Planning Group in San Luis Obispo. He also worked concurrently as an associate at the law firm of Belsher and Becker. Then, in 1998, Coats joined Engle and Bride, where he practiced as an associate, until being made a partner in 2005. He had been a partner at Engle, Carobini, and Coats for eleven years at the time of his appointment to the Superior Court in 2018. During his time in private practice, Coats specialized in civil litigation and insurance defense, with an emphasis on medical and dental malpractice cases.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Benjamin F. Coats

  • MB PLAZA EAST LLC VS. GKL CONSTRUCTION INC

    Nov 23, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • STATE FARM VS. SIEGEL

    Nov 23, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • JUAN CARLOS RODRIGUEZ INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST FOR CELIA VAZQUEZ VS. KAISER FOUNDATION HEALTH PLAN INC

    Nov 23, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • ENGLANDER VS TCHEJEYAN ORTHOPAEDICS

    Nov 20, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • COUNTY OF VENTURA VS CERTAIN UNDERWRITERS

    Nov 20, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • ENGLANDER VS TCHEJEYAN ORTHOPAEDICS

    Nov 20, 2020 |  Ventura County

    The Motion to Strike was withdrawn pursuant to stipulation of the parties and order signed by Judge DeNoce on November 5, 2020.

    ...

  • CITY OF SAN BUENAVENTURA VS ANTILLA

    Nov 19, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • CITY OF SAN BUENAVENTURA VS ANTILLA

    Nov 19, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • UPPER VENTURA RIVER VS CASITAS MUNICIPAL WATER

    Nov 19, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • ROIC CALIFORNIA VS. HUEY FONG

    Nov 19, 2020 |  Ventura County

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, please call in between 8:35 and 8:45 a.m.

    With respect to the below sc...

  • SOLIS VS. EL TANAPA CANTINA

    Nov 17, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • SOLIS VS. EL TANAPA CANTINA

    Nov 17, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • SOLIS VS. EL TANAPA CANTINA

    Nov 17, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • RIVAS VS STATE FARM MUTUAL

    Nov 17, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • EDWARD HOPE VS GORDON MOODY

    Nov 16, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • ROSALES VS OLDE THOMPSON LLC

    Nov 13, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • RANCHO HARVEST VS ECO POWER SYSTEMS

    Nov 12, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • KEVIN LAIRD VS. MICHELLE KUNTZ

    Nov 12, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • KEVIN LAIRD VS. MICHELLE KUNTZ

    Nov 12, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • RUSS ROSENZWEIG VS. HARIK VALLURUPALLI

    Nov 10, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • RUSS ROSENZWEIG VS. HARIK VALLURUPALLI

    Nov 10, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • VICTOR LIN VS. CYNTHIA LAU

    Nov 10, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • YVETTE ESSAKHAR VS. OVIS LLC

    Nov 09, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • KELLY VS. RENEW SPINAL CARE INC

    Nov 09, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Benjamin F. Coats

  • MB PLAZA EAST LLC VS. GKL CONSTRUCTION INC

    Nov 23, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • STATE FARM VS. SIEGEL

    Nov 23, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • JUAN CARLOS RODRIGUEZ INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST FOR CELIA VAZQUEZ VS. KAISER FOUNDATION HEALTH PLAN INC

    Nov 23, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • ENGLANDER VS TCHEJEYAN ORTHOPAEDICS

    Nov 20, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • COUNTY OF VENTURA VS CERTAIN UNDERWRITERS

    Nov 20, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • ENGLANDER VS TCHEJEYAN ORTHOPAEDICS

    Nov 20, 2020 |  Ventura County

    The Motion to Strike was withdrawn pursuant to stipulation of the parties and order signed by Judge DeNoce on November 5, 2020.

    ...

  • CITY OF SAN BUENAVENTURA VS ANTILLA

    Nov 19, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • CITY OF SAN BUENAVENTURA VS ANTILLA

    Nov 19, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • UPPER VENTURA RIVER VS CASITAS MUNICIPAL WATER

    Nov 19, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • ROIC CALIFORNIA VS. HUEY FONG

    Nov 19, 2020 |  Ventura County

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, please call in between 8:35 and 8:45 a.m.

    With respect to the below sc...

  • SOLIS VS. EL TANAPA CANTINA

    Nov 17, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • SOLIS VS. EL TANAPA CANTINA

    Nov 17, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • SOLIS VS. EL TANAPA CANTINA

    Nov 17, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • RIVAS VS STATE FARM MUTUAL

    Nov 17, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • EDWARD HOPE VS GORDON MOODY

    Nov 16, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • ROSALES VS OLDE THOMPSON LLC

    Nov 13, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • RANCHO HARVEST VS ECO POWER SYSTEMS

    Nov 12, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • KEVIN LAIRD VS. MICHELLE KUNTZ

    Nov 12, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • KEVIN LAIRD VS. MICHELLE KUNTZ

    Nov 12, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • RUSS ROSENZWEIG VS. HARIK VALLURUPALLI

    Nov 10, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • RUSS ROSENZWEIG VS. HARIK VALLURUPALLI

    Nov 10, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • VICTOR LIN VS. CYNTHIA LAU

    Nov 10, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • YVETTE ESSAKHAR VS. OVIS LLC

    Nov 09, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

  • KELLY VS. RENEW SPINAL CARE INC

    Nov 09, 2020 |  Ventura County

    NOTE: This case is now assigned to Judge Ben Coats for all purposes.

    The morning calendar in courtroom 43 will begin at 9 a.m. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m.

    Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by CourtCall, p...

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