The Honorable Carol A. Greene

Riverside County Superior Court, Department 2

Biography

The Hon. Carol A. Greene is a judge for the Riverside County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2019. At the time, she filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Sharon J. Waters (Ret.).

She is a registered Democrat.

Judge Greene received a bachelor’s degree from St. Ambrose University. She went on to earn a J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law.

Prior to her judgeship, she served as a supervising deputy county counsel with the San Bernardino County Counsel’s Office for three years. Greene joined the County Counsel’s Office as a deputy county counsel in 1996 and held that position until being named supervisor in 2016.

Her legal career also includes practicing as an associate at the law firm of Thompson and Colegate LLP from 1989 to 1996.

While on the Superior Court, Judge Greene has held an assignment in the Civil Division.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Carol A. Greene

  • JONES VS CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN

    Aug 10, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The court requires further information in order to evaluate the request for counsel. The issue is access to the courts as there is no right to counsel in civil matter. It is requested that the plaintiff provide this court with information regarding her anticipated release date, whether plaintiff is claimin...

  • AMERICAN WEST RESTORATION VS LANCASTER

    Aug 06, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The proof of service filed with the court on July 8, 2020, indicating that Motions to Compel were withdrawn creates an issue as to the notice to plaintiff and the potential confusion as to the hearing going forward. However, there has been no opposition filed and if no responses have been served on defenda...

  • GHALY MD VS RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY HEALTHPLAN

    Aug 05, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The Motion to File under Seal is GRANTED. CRC, rule 2.550(d) provides that express factual findings are required to seal the records. Here, defendants met the substantive requirement, which supports granting the motion: 1. Whether “[t]here exists an overriding interest that overcomes the right of public ac...

  • WATT VS COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE

    Aug 04, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The court finds good cause for the neurological examination proposed. The examination is not limited to certain parts of plaintiff’s body as requested by plaintiff. The defendant shall prepare an amended proposed order which identifies the diagnostic testing to be performed and remove any restrictions in t...

  • CERVANTES VS HYUNDAI MOTOR

    Aug 03, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Motion for Relief from Waiver of Discovery Objections to Form Interrogatories is DENIED. The declaration of Plaintiff’s counsel does not establish sufficiently that the failure to serve a timely response resulted from an excusable neglect warranting relief.

    ...

  • CERVANTES VS HYUNDAI MOTOR

    Aug 03, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Motion for Relief from Waiver of Discovery Objections to Requests for Admission is DENIED. The declaration of Plaintiff’s counsel does not establish sufficiently that the failure to serve a timely response resulted from an excusable neglect warranting relief.

    ...

  • VILLASENOR VS PALM TERRACE CARE CENTER

    Jul 30, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Pursuant to CCP 631(f)(5) a party waives the right to trial by jury if they fail to pay the fee required in (b). In this case, the initial case management conference was scheduled for 2/21/2018 at which time the jury fees were to be deposited. This matter came on for a Trial Setting Conference in Departmen...

  • SHERLIN VS CUMMINGS MCLOREY DAVIS ACHO & ASSOCIATE

    Jul 29, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The Motion to Compel Arbitration is GRANTED. The Plaintiff signed an agreement that was properly authenticated and established that this dispute would be submitted to arbitration or mediation with a mutually agreeable arbitrator or mediator. The agreement specifically calls out claims of attorney malpracti...

  • FELIX VS CANYON LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION

    Jul 27, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The court has not received any opposition to the Motion to Compel Arbitration. The court has reviewed the Motion and the Agreement to Arbitrate and finds that the agreement is binding and therefore the Motion to Compel Arbitration is GRANTED.

    ...

  • BISHOP VS ROCKY BRANDS US LLC

    Jul 23, 2020 |  Riverside County

    This matter is continued to 8/20/2020, please see the court’s minute order of 7/16/2020.

    ...

  • THE CITY OF JURUPA VALLEY VS BRACKINS II

    Jul 23, 2020 |  Riverside County

    This matter will be heard in Department 5.

    ...

  • CERVANTES VS HYUNDAI MOTOR

    Jul 22, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The motion to strike is GRANTED in part, plaintiff admits that he does not allege an implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. Because of plaintiff’s confusing use of the phrase “warranty of fitness” in paragraph 31 of the complaint, the court grants the motion to strike as to paragraph 31.

    ...

  • WINNERS CIRCLE VS MISIPEKA

    Jul 22, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The motion to Quash the subpoena is GRANTED without prejudice to serving a new subpoena once Plaintiff serves a separate statement listing the trade secrets it contends are at issue. The trade secrets should be listed separately and should be described with sufficient particularity to separate them from ma...

  • MARIN VS SAN JACINTO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Jul 21, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Defendant’s request for judicial notice is GRANTED. The demurrer as to the fifth cause of action for failure to allege facts sufficient to constitute compliance under Gov. Code §945.4 is SUSTAINED. No leave to amend. The demurrer as to the fourth cause of action is DENIED, as the First Amended Complaint al...

  • SIGALA VS WELLS FARGO BANK N.A.

    Jul 20, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Motion to Compel Plaintiff to Respond to Requests for Admissions Set One is GRANTED. Plaintiff is deemed to have admitted to the genuineness of any attached documents to the request for admissions and to the truth of the matters asserted in the request for admissions set one. Sanctions are awarded to defen...

  • SIGALA VS WELLS FARGO BANK N.A.

    Jul 20, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Motion to Compel Plaintiff to Respond to Form Interrogatories is GRANTED. Plaintiff is ordered to respond without objection to the form interrogatories by August 20, 2020. Sanctions are awarded to defendant in the amount of $385 (1 hour at $295 and $60 filing fee and $30 court reporter). Sanctions are paya...

  • MILLER VS UHS-CORONA INC

    Jul 16, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The Demurrer is continued for 30 days to August 17, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. to allow the parties to properly meet and confer. The Declaration submitted indicates that defense counsel reached out several times but was not able to speak or meet with plaintiff’s counsel. An amended declaration will be needed to ind...

  • ROGER VS COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE

    Jul 15, 2020 |  Riverside County

    CONTINUED for 30 days to August 18, 2020 at 8:30 am. Defendant is ordered to file a declaration in conformance with CRC 3.1324(b).

    ...

  • VALDEZ-PRADO VS BIG 5 CORP

    Jul 15, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The Motion to Compel Further Responses to Special Interrogatories Set One is denied. Plaintiff’s special interrogatories 64-70 are overbroad and burdensome. The parties failed to agree to any limitation on the requests and as such, the requests remain overbroad. Defendant’s declarations indicate a response...

  • JACKSON VS APPIAN ESCROW COMPANY

    Jul 14, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Demurrer as to Union Equities LLC is granted without leave to amend. Corporations Code 17708.07 requires an out of state entity to maintain a certificate of registration with the State of California in order to maintain an action in California, as such, since Union Equities LLC is not in good standing acco...

  • SHACOSKI VS LIFE CARE CENTERS OF MENIFEE

    Jul 13, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The demurrer is GRANTED as to the Second Cause of Action for Elder Abuse/Neglect for uncertainty. The demurrer is GRANTED as to the Third Cause of Action for Fraud and Concealment as it is uncertain and lacks the specificity necessary for a fraud cause of action. The Plaintiff is given thirty days leave to...

  • DAVIS VS IRONWOOD STATE PRISON ET AL

    Jul 08, 2020 |  Riverside County

    GRANT the motion, in part to tax/strike the amount of $23,543.24; DENY in part ($33,047.89), as follows: Item No. Allow Tax/Strike 1 (filing and motion fees $ 531.00 $ 309.75 2 (jury fees) $ 1,098.60 $ 150.00 4 (deposition costs) $19,253.70 $ 0 8 (expert witness fees) $ 0 $19,880.82 14 (electronic filing o...

  • KIRKPATRICK VS HARD HATS SPORTS GRILL

    Jul 07, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Motion to be Relieved as Counsel is GRANTED. Counsel is to give notice to Hard Hats Sports Grill Inc..

    ...

  • ASPESLAGH VS DESERT REGIONAL

    Jul 06, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The demurrer is SUSTAINED for failure to state a cause of action for NIED, with leave to amend within 30 days of the order. Plaintiff alleges the injury-producing event for which DRMC was liable was the negligent injection resulting in her son’s overdosing on narcotic pain medication. Plaintiff does not al...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Carol A. Greene

  • JONES VS CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN

    Aug 10, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The court requires further information in order to evaluate the request for counsel. The issue is access to the courts as there is no right to counsel in civil matter. It is requested that the plaintiff provide this court with information regarding her anticipated release date, whether plaintiff is claimin...

  • AMERICAN WEST RESTORATION VS LANCASTER

    Aug 06, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The proof of service filed with the court on July 8, 2020, indicating that Motions to Compel were withdrawn creates an issue as to the notice to plaintiff and the potential confusion as to the hearing going forward. However, there has been no opposition filed and if no responses have been served on defenda...

  • GHALY MD VS RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY HEALTHPLAN

    Aug 05, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The Motion to File under Seal is GRANTED. CRC, rule 2.550(d) provides that express factual findings are required to seal the records. Here, defendants met the substantive requirement, which supports granting the motion: 1. Whether “[t]here exists an overriding interest that overcomes the right of public ac...

  • WATT VS COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE

    Aug 04, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The court finds good cause for the neurological examination proposed. The examination is not limited to certain parts of plaintiff’s body as requested by plaintiff. The defendant shall prepare an amended proposed order which identifies the diagnostic testing to be performed and remove any restrictions in t...

  • CERVANTES VS HYUNDAI MOTOR

    Aug 03, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Motion for Relief from Waiver of Discovery Objections to Form Interrogatories is DENIED. The declaration of Plaintiff’s counsel does not establish sufficiently that the failure to serve a timely response resulted from an excusable neglect warranting relief.

    ...

  • CERVANTES VS HYUNDAI MOTOR

    Aug 03, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Motion for Relief from Waiver of Discovery Objections to Requests for Admission is DENIED. The declaration of Plaintiff’s counsel does not establish sufficiently that the failure to serve a timely response resulted from an excusable neglect warranting relief.

    ...

  • VILLASENOR VS PALM TERRACE CARE CENTER

    Jul 30, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Pursuant to CCP 631(f)(5) a party waives the right to trial by jury if they fail to pay the fee required in (b). In this case, the initial case management conference was scheduled for 2/21/2018 at which time the jury fees were to be deposited. This matter came on for a Trial Setting Conference in Departmen...

  • SHERLIN VS CUMMINGS MCLOREY DAVIS ACHO & ASSOCIATE

    Jul 29, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The Motion to Compel Arbitration is GRANTED. The Plaintiff signed an agreement that was properly authenticated and established that this dispute would be submitted to arbitration or mediation with a mutually agreeable arbitrator or mediator. The agreement specifically calls out claims of attorney malpracti...

  • FELIX VS CANYON LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION

    Jul 27, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The court has not received any opposition to the Motion to Compel Arbitration. The court has reviewed the Motion and the Agreement to Arbitrate and finds that the agreement is binding and therefore the Motion to Compel Arbitration is GRANTED.

    ...

  • BISHOP VS ROCKY BRANDS US LLC

    Jul 23, 2020 |  Riverside County

    This matter is continued to 8/20/2020, please see the court’s minute order of 7/16/2020.

    ...

  • THE CITY OF JURUPA VALLEY VS BRACKINS II

    Jul 23, 2020 |  Riverside County

    This matter will be heard in Department 5.

    ...

  • CERVANTES VS HYUNDAI MOTOR

    Jul 22, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The motion to strike is GRANTED in part, plaintiff admits that he does not allege an implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. Because of plaintiff’s confusing use of the phrase “warranty of fitness” in paragraph 31 of the complaint, the court grants the motion to strike as to paragraph 31.

    ...

  • WINNERS CIRCLE VS MISIPEKA

    Jul 22, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The motion to Quash the subpoena is GRANTED without prejudice to serving a new subpoena once Plaintiff serves a separate statement listing the trade secrets it contends are at issue. The trade secrets should be listed separately and should be described with sufficient particularity to separate them from ma...

  • MARIN VS SAN JACINTO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Jul 21, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Defendant’s request for judicial notice is GRANTED. The demurrer as to the fifth cause of action for failure to allege facts sufficient to constitute compliance under Gov. Code §945.4 is SUSTAINED. No leave to amend. The demurrer as to the fourth cause of action is DENIED, as the First Amended Complaint al...

  • SIGALA VS WELLS FARGO BANK N.A.

    Jul 20, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Motion to Compel Plaintiff to Respond to Requests for Admissions Set One is GRANTED. Plaintiff is deemed to have admitted to the genuineness of any attached documents to the request for admissions and to the truth of the matters asserted in the request for admissions set one. Sanctions are awarded to defen...

  • SIGALA VS WELLS FARGO BANK N.A.

    Jul 20, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Motion to Compel Plaintiff to Respond to Form Interrogatories is GRANTED. Plaintiff is ordered to respond without objection to the form interrogatories by August 20, 2020. Sanctions are awarded to defendant in the amount of $385 (1 hour at $295 and $60 filing fee and $30 court reporter). Sanctions are paya...

  • MILLER VS UHS-CORONA INC

    Jul 16, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The Demurrer is continued for 30 days to August 17, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. to allow the parties to properly meet and confer. The Declaration submitted indicates that defense counsel reached out several times but was not able to speak or meet with plaintiff’s counsel. An amended declaration will be needed to ind...

  • ROGER VS COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE

    Jul 15, 2020 |  Riverside County

    CONTINUED for 30 days to August 18, 2020 at 8:30 am. Defendant is ordered to file a declaration in conformance with CRC 3.1324(b).

    ...

  • VALDEZ-PRADO VS BIG 5 CORP

    Jul 15, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The Motion to Compel Further Responses to Special Interrogatories Set One is denied. Plaintiff’s special interrogatories 64-70 are overbroad and burdensome. The parties failed to agree to any limitation on the requests and as such, the requests remain overbroad. Defendant’s declarations indicate a response...

  • JACKSON VS APPIAN ESCROW COMPANY

    Jul 14, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Demurrer as to Union Equities LLC is granted without leave to amend. Corporations Code 17708.07 requires an out of state entity to maintain a certificate of registration with the State of California in order to maintain an action in California, as such, since Union Equities LLC is not in good standing acco...

  • SHACOSKI VS LIFE CARE CENTERS OF MENIFEE

    Jul 13, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The demurrer is GRANTED as to the Second Cause of Action for Elder Abuse/Neglect for uncertainty. The demurrer is GRANTED as to the Third Cause of Action for Fraud and Concealment as it is uncertain and lacks the specificity necessary for a fraud cause of action. The Plaintiff is given thirty days leave to...

  • DAVIS VS IRONWOOD STATE PRISON ET AL

    Jul 08, 2020 |  Riverside County

    GRANT the motion, in part to tax/strike the amount of $23,543.24; DENY in part ($33,047.89), as follows: Item No. Allow Tax/Strike 1 (filing and motion fees $ 531.00 $ 309.75 2 (jury fees) $ 1,098.60 $ 150.00 4 (deposition costs) $19,253.70 $ 0 8 (expert witness fees) $ 0 $19,880.82 14 (electronic filing o...

  • KIRKPATRICK VS HARD HATS SPORTS GRILL

    Jul 07, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Motion to be Relieved as Counsel is GRANTED. Counsel is to give notice to Hard Hats Sports Grill Inc..

    ...

  • ASPESLAGH VS DESERT REGIONAL

    Jul 06, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The demurrer is SUSTAINED for failure to state a cause of action for NIED, with leave to amend within 30 days of the order. Plaintiff alleges the injury-producing event for which DRMC was liable was the negligent injection resulting in her son’s overdosing on narcotic pain medication. Plaintiff does not al...

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