The Honorable Brenda Penny

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 004

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Biography

The Hon. Brenda Penny is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench in 2018 by former Governor Jerry Brown.

She is a registered Democrat.

Judge Penny received her B.A. from the University of Southern California. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law.

Penny began her legal career as an associate at the law firm of Gronemeier and Barker in 1982 and was named a partner in 1989. Penny then entered into solo practice for three years beginning in 1994.

Then, in 1997, Penny became a probate attorney for the Los Angeles County Superior Court, one of many positions she would hold at the court. She also served as an assistant supervising probate attorney from 2001 until 2014 when she was then elected by the court judges to serve as a court commissioner. Penny remained a commissioner until her appointment to the bench four years later.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Brenda Penny

  • STACI BUCKLEY VS LYMAN VILLAGE APARTMENTS

    Dec 21, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

    FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES – CENTRAL DISTRICT

    STACI BUCKLEY ; Plaintiff, v. LYMAN VILLAGE APARTMENTS ; Defendant.

    Case No.: BC709089

    ORDER TRANSFERRING COMPLICATED PERSONAL INJURY (PI) CASE TO AN INDEPENDENT CALENDAR (IC)...

  • CHRISTOPHER AZONG NTUNG VS SIMON PROPERTY GROUP INC

    Aug 29, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    Superior Court of California

    County of Los Angeles

    Department 51

    CHRISTOPHER AZONG NGUNG, Plaintiff, v. SIMON PROPERTY GROUP, et al., Defendants. Case No.: BC695118 Hearing Date: 8/29/18 Trial Date: None set [TENTATIVE] RULING RE: Demurrers to First Amended Complaint, Motio...

  • ENVIRONET INC VS ABACUS IMT INC

    Aug 28, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    Superior Court of California

    County of Los Angeles

    Department 51

    ENVIRONET INC., et al., Plaintiffs, v. ABACUS IMT, INC., Defendant.

    Case No.: BC681075

    Hearing Date: 8/27/18

    Trial Date: 1/15/19

    [TENTATIVE] RULING RE:

    Motion for Leave ...

  • LUCIA MORANO VS WILLIAM C DUKE ET AL

    Aug 21, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    Superior Court of California

    County of Los Angeles

    Department 51

    LUCIA MORANO, Plaintiff, v. WILLIAM C. DUKE, et al. Defendants.

    Case No.: BC690984

    Hearing Date: 8/21/18

    Trial Date: 2/19/19

    [TENTATIVE] RULING RE:

    Motion to Compel Init...

  • TANIA SCHWARTZ VS CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS

    Aug 21, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    Superior Court of California

    County of Los Angeles

    Department 51

    TANIA SCHWARTZ, Plaintiff, v. CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS, et al., Defendants.

    Case No.: BC708786

    Hearing Date: 8/21/18

    Trial Date: None set

    [TENTATIVE] RULING RE:

    Demurrer to...

  • MEHRAN TAAVAR VS ABBEY FOOD & BAR

    Jul 17, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO QUASH IS CONTINUED TO AFTER THE PARTIES ENGAGE IN AN IDC ON JULY 26, 2018, AT 2:30 P.M. IN DEPT. 4. MOVING PARTY IS TO GIVE NOTICE.

    ...

  • KIMBERLY FUENTES ET AL VS ARMANDO TREJO

    Jun 05, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    MOVING PARTY: Defendant Armando Trejo
    RESPONDING PARTY: None
    Motion to Strike Portions of Complaint

    The court considered the moving papers. No opposition was filed.
    BACKGROUND
    On March 9, 2017, plaintiff Kimberly Fuentes, a minor, by and through her guardian ad litem, Joan...

  • CHRISSY TSIN ET AL VS DAVID WESLEY OATMAN ET AL

    May 25, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    The court is inclined to grant petitioner Chrissy Tsin’s Petition to Approve Compromise of the Pending Action on behalf of minor claimant Hunter Tsin.

    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 7.952(a), petitioner and minor claimant are required to attend the hearing on the petition.
    B...

  • CHRISSY TSIN ET AL VS DAVID WESLEY OATMAN ET AL

    May 25, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    The court is inclined to grant petitioner Chrissy Tsin’s Petition to Approve Compromise of the Pending Action on behalf of minor claimant Hunter Tsin.

    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 7.952(a), petitioner and minor claimant are required to attend the hearing on the petition.
    B...

  • ALFRED ITUAH ET AL VS LA COUNTY METRO TRANS AUTHORITY

    May 25, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    MOVING PARTY: Plaintiffs Alfred Ituah and Patience Moore
    RESPONDING PARTY: Defendant LA County MTA
    Motion for Relief to File a Late Claim

    The court considered the moving and opposition papers.
    BACKGROUND
    On March 6, 2018, plaintiffs Alfred Ituah and Patience Moore filed a ...

  • STUART WILSON VS SHAU CHANG YEE

    May 25, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    MOVING PARTY: Proposed intervenor State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

    RESPONDING PARTY: None

    Motion for Leave to Intervene
    The court considered the moving papers.
    BACKGROUND
    On July 18, 2017, plaintiff Stuart Wilson filed a complaint against defendant Shau Ch...

  • PROGRESSIVE SELECT INSURANCE COMPANY VS AMIE BLACKMAN

    May 24, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    MOVING PARTY: Amie Blackman
    RESPONDING PARTY: Progressive Select Insurance Co.
    Motion to Appoint a Neutral Arbitrator and to Compel Arbitration

    The court considered the moving papers and declaration in opposition.
    BACKGROUND
    On February 22, 2018, petitioner Progressive Sel...

  • RAUL ORTIZ TORRES VS GINA GONZALES ET AL

    May 24, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    MOVING COUNSEL: Pejman Ben-Cohen, Esq., attorney for plaintiff Raul Ortiz Torres

    RESPONDING PARTY: None
    Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel

    The court considered the moving papers. No opposition was filed.
    BACKGROUND
    On January 5, 2017, plaintiff Raul Ortiz Torres filed a c...

  • YUKA TAMURA VS ESTELLE CAMPBELL ET AL

    May 24, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    DEPARTMENT 4 OF THE PERSONAL INJURY (PI) COURT HAS DETERMINED THAT THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION:

    IS COMPLICATED, BASED UPON EITHER THE NUMBER OF PRETRIAL HEARINGS OR THE COMPLEXITY OF THE ISSUES PRESENTED.

    AT THE DIRECTION OF DEPARTMENT 1, THIS CASE IS HEREBY:

    TRANSFERRED FOR ALL...

  • RAQUEL GALVAN RAZO VS BEATRIZ SOTO ET AL

    May 24, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    MOVING PARTY: Defendant Beatriz Soto
    RESPONDING PARTY: None
    Motion for Leave to File Third Party Cross-Complaint

    The court considered the moving papers. No opposition was filed.
    BACKGROUND
    On August 15, 2017, plaintiff Raquel Galvan Razo filed a complaint against defendant...

  • SERGIO ALVAREZ VS ROMERO MOTORS CORPORATION ET AL

    May 24, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    MOVING PARTY: Defendant, Aquirecorp’s Norwalk Auto Auction (erroneously sued and served as Norwalk Auto Auction)
    RESPONDING PARTY: Plaintiff, Sergio Alvarez
    The court considered the moving papers and opposition papers.
    BACKGROUND
    Plaintiff Sergio Alvarez (“Plaintiff”) filed a comp...

  • RANDY GUZMAN ET AL VS PLARIDEL C ATIL M D ET AL

    May 24, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    MOVING PARTY: Defendant Mohammed W. Khalife, M.D.

    RESONDING PARTY: None
    Motion for Summary Judgment
    The court considered the moving papers. Plaintiff filed a notice of non-opposition.
    BACKGROUND
    On October 3, 2016, plaintiffs Randy Guzman, Stella Guzman, and Estate of Rand...

  • SERGIO ALVAREZ VS ROMERO MOTORS CORPORATION ET AL

    May 24, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    MOVING PARTY: Defendant, Aquirecorp’s Norwalk Auto Auction (erroneously sued and served as Norwalk Auto Auction)
    RESPONDING PARTY: Plaintiff, Sergio Alvarez
    The court considered the moving papers and opposition papers.
    BACKGROUND
    Plaintiff Sergio Alvarez (“Plaintiff”) filed a comp...

  • ASHLEY VAN VLIET VS MOHAMMAD CHAICHI

    May 24, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    MOVING PARTY: Plaintiff Ashley Van Vliet
    RESPONDING PARTY: None
    Motion to Confirm Arbitration Award

    The court considered the moving papers.
    BACKGROUND
    On July 2, 2015, plaintiff Ashley Van Vliet filed a complaint against defendant Mohammad Chaichi for negligence and batter...

  • RAQUEL GALVAN RAZO VS BEATRIZ SOTO ET AL

    May 24, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    MOVING PARTY: Defendant Beatriz Soto
    RESPONDING PARTY: None
    Motion for Leave to File Third Party Cross-Complaint

    The court considered the moving papers. No opposition was filed.
    BACKGROUND
    On August 15, 2017, plaintiff Raquel Galvan Razo filed a complaint against defendant...

  • HUGO PABLO GARCIA VS ARTURO CAMPOS ET AL

    May 22, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    COURTROOM IS DARK. HEARING IS CONTINUED TO MAY 25, 2018, AT 1:30 P.M.

    ...

  • VERONICA SZIKSZOY VS CITY OF PASADENA ET AL

    May 22, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    COURTROOM IS DARK. HEARING ON MSJ CONTINUED TO MAY 25, 2018, AT 1:30 P.M.

    ...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Brenda Penny

  • STACI BUCKLEY VS LYMAN VILLAGE APARTMENTS

    Dec 21, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

    FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES – CENTRAL DISTRICT

    STACI BUCKLEY ; Plaintiff, v. LYMAN VILLAGE APARTMENTS ; Defendant.

    Case No.: BC709089

    ORDER TRANSFERRING COMPLICATED PERSONAL INJURY (PI) CASE TO AN INDEPENDENT CALENDAR (IC)...

  • CHRISTOPHER AZONG NTUNG VS SIMON PROPERTY GROUP INC

    Aug 29, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    Superior Court of California

    County of Los Angeles

    Department 51

    CHRISTOPHER AZONG NGUNG, Plaintiff, v. SIMON PROPERTY GROUP, et al., Defendants. Case No.: BC695118 Hearing Date: 8/29/18 Trial Date: None set [TENTATIVE] RULING RE: Demurrers to First Amended Complaint, Motio...

  • ENVIRONET INC VS ABACUS IMT INC

    Aug 28, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    Superior Court of California

    County of Los Angeles

    Department 51

    ENVIRONET INC., et al., Plaintiffs, v. ABACUS IMT, INC., Defendant.

    Case No.: BC681075

    Hearing Date: 8/27/18

    Trial Date: 1/15/19

    [TENTATIVE] RULING RE:

    Motion for Leave ...

  • LUCIA MORANO VS WILLIAM C DUKE ET AL

    Aug 21, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    Superior Court of California

    County of Los Angeles

    Department 51

    LUCIA MORANO, Plaintiff, v. WILLIAM C. DUKE, et al. Defendants.

    Case No.: BC690984

    Hearing Date: 8/21/18

    Trial Date: 2/19/19

    [TENTATIVE] RULING RE:

    Motion to Compel Init...

  • TANIA SCHWARTZ VS CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS

    Aug 21, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    Superior Court of California

    County of Los Angeles

    Department 51

    TANIA SCHWARTZ, Plaintiff, v. CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS, et al., Defendants.

    Case No.: BC708786

    Hearing Date: 8/21/18

    Trial Date: None set

    [TENTATIVE] RULING RE:

    Demurrer to...

  • MEHRAN TAAVAR VS ABBEY FOOD & BAR

    Jul 17, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO QUASH IS CONTINUED TO AFTER THE PARTIES ENGAGE IN AN IDC ON JULY 26, 2018, AT 2:30 P.M. IN DEPT. 4. MOVING PARTY IS TO GIVE NOTICE.

    ...

  • KIMBERLY FUENTES ET AL VS ARMANDO TREJO

    Jun 05, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    MOVING PARTY: Defendant Armando Trejo
    RESPONDING PARTY: None
    Motion to Strike Portions of Complaint

    The court considered the moving papers. No opposition was filed.
    BACKGROUND
    On March 9, 2017, plaintiff Kimberly Fuentes, a minor, by and through her guardian ad litem, Joan...

  • CHRISSY TSIN ET AL VS DAVID WESLEY OATMAN ET AL

    May 25, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    The court is inclined to grant petitioner Chrissy Tsin’s Petition to Approve Compromise of the Pending Action on behalf of minor claimant Hunter Tsin.

    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 7.952(a), petitioner and minor claimant are required to attend the hearing on the petition.
    B...

  • CHRISSY TSIN ET AL VS DAVID WESLEY OATMAN ET AL

    May 25, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    The court is inclined to grant petitioner Chrissy Tsin’s Petition to Approve Compromise of the Pending Action on behalf of minor claimant Hunter Tsin.

    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 7.952(a), petitioner and minor claimant are required to attend the hearing on the petition.
    B...

  • ALFRED ITUAH ET AL VS LA COUNTY METRO TRANS AUTHORITY

    May 25, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    MOVING PARTY: Plaintiffs Alfred Ituah and Patience Moore
    RESPONDING PARTY: Defendant LA County MTA
    Motion for Relief to File a Late Claim

    The court considered the moving and opposition papers.
    BACKGROUND
    On March 6, 2018, plaintiffs Alfred Ituah and Patience Moore filed a ...

  • STUART WILSON VS SHAU CHANG YEE

    May 25, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    MOVING PARTY: Proposed intervenor State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

    RESPONDING PARTY: None

    Motion for Leave to Intervene
    The court considered the moving papers.
    BACKGROUND
    On July 18, 2017, plaintiff Stuart Wilson filed a complaint against defendant Shau Ch...

  • PROGRESSIVE SELECT INSURANCE COMPANY VS AMIE BLACKMAN

    May 24, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    MOVING PARTY: Amie Blackman
    RESPONDING PARTY: Progressive Select Insurance Co.
    Motion to Appoint a Neutral Arbitrator and to Compel Arbitration

    The court considered the moving papers and declaration in opposition.
    BACKGROUND
    On February 22, 2018, petitioner Progressive Sel...

  • RAUL ORTIZ TORRES VS GINA GONZALES ET AL

    May 24, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    MOVING COUNSEL: Pejman Ben-Cohen, Esq., attorney for plaintiff Raul Ortiz Torres

    RESPONDING PARTY: None
    Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel

    The court considered the moving papers. No opposition was filed.
    BACKGROUND
    On January 5, 2017, plaintiff Raul Ortiz Torres filed a c...

  • YUKA TAMURA VS ESTELLE CAMPBELL ET AL

    May 24, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    DEPARTMENT 4 OF THE PERSONAL INJURY (PI) COURT HAS DETERMINED THAT THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION:

    IS COMPLICATED, BASED UPON EITHER THE NUMBER OF PRETRIAL HEARINGS OR THE COMPLEXITY OF THE ISSUES PRESENTED.

    AT THE DIRECTION OF DEPARTMENT 1, THIS CASE IS HEREBY:

    TRANSFERRED FOR ALL...

  • RAQUEL GALVAN RAZO VS BEATRIZ SOTO ET AL

    May 24, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    MOVING PARTY: Defendant Beatriz Soto
    RESPONDING PARTY: None
    Motion for Leave to File Third Party Cross-Complaint

    The court considered the moving papers. No opposition was filed.
    BACKGROUND
    On August 15, 2017, plaintiff Raquel Galvan Razo filed a complaint against defendant...

  • SERGIO ALVAREZ VS ROMERO MOTORS CORPORATION ET AL

    May 24, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    MOVING PARTY: Defendant, Aquirecorp’s Norwalk Auto Auction (erroneously sued and served as Norwalk Auto Auction)
    RESPONDING PARTY: Plaintiff, Sergio Alvarez
    The court considered the moving papers and opposition papers.
    BACKGROUND
    Plaintiff Sergio Alvarez (“Plaintiff”) filed a comp...

  • RANDY GUZMAN ET AL VS PLARIDEL C ATIL M D ET AL

    May 24, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    MOVING PARTY: Defendant Mohammed W. Khalife, M.D.

    RESONDING PARTY: None
    Motion for Summary Judgment
    The court considered the moving papers. Plaintiff filed a notice of non-opposition.
    BACKGROUND
    On October 3, 2016, plaintiffs Randy Guzman, Stella Guzman, and Estate of Rand...

  • SERGIO ALVAREZ VS ROMERO MOTORS CORPORATION ET AL

    May 24, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    MOVING PARTY: Defendant, Aquirecorp’s Norwalk Auto Auction (erroneously sued and served as Norwalk Auto Auction)
    RESPONDING PARTY: Plaintiff, Sergio Alvarez
    The court considered the moving papers and opposition papers.
    BACKGROUND
    Plaintiff Sergio Alvarez (“Plaintiff”) filed a comp...

  • ASHLEY VAN VLIET VS MOHAMMAD CHAICHI

    May 24, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    MOVING PARTY: Plaintiff Ashley Van Vliet
    RESPONDING PARTY: None
    Motion to Confirm Arbitration Award

    The court considered the moving papers.
    BACKGROUND
    On July 2, 2015, plaintiff Ashley Van Vliet filed a complaint against defendant Mohammad Chaichi for negligence and batter...

  • RAQUEL GALVAN RAZO VS BEATRIZ SOTO ET AL

    May 24, 2018 |  Los Angeles County


    MOVING PARTY: Defendant Beatriz Soto
    RESPONDING PARTY: None
    Motion for Leave to File Third Party Cross-Complaint

    The court considered the moving papers. No opposition was filed.
    BACKGROUND
    On August 15, 2017, plaintiff Raquel Galvan Razo filed a complaint against defendant...

  • HUGO PABLO GARCIA VS ARTURO CAMPOS ET AL

    May 22, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    COURTROOM IS DARK. HEARING IS CONTINUED TO MAY 25, 2018, AT 1:30 P.M.

    ...

  • VERONICA SZIKSZOY VS CITY OF PASADENA ET AL

    May 22, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    COURTROOM IS DARK. HEARING ON MSJ CONTINUED TO MAY 25, 2018, AT 1:30 P.M.

    ...

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