The Honorable Carolyn M. Caietti

San Diego County Superior Court, Department SD-1603

Biography

The Hon. Carolyn M. Caietti is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. David Ryan.

Caietti earned a B.B.A. in business economics from the University of San Diego in 1983. She then continued her studies at the University of San Diego School of Law, where she received a J.D. in 1986.

She began her legal career at Shifflet, Walters, Kane & Konoske in 1986. She first worked as an associate, litigating the defense of personal injury claims. Then, in 1991, she advanced to partner and began focusing on tort litigation. Seven years later, Caietti left the firm and joined Walters, Frazier, Caietti, Rutan & Lopez as a partner. During her tenure there, she continued her tort litigation practice, which she expanded to include employment law. She eventually became a shareholder of the firm in 2002, a position she held until her appointment to the bench.

Caietti was named Outstanding Jurist of the Year by the San Diego County Bar Association. She has also been named the Wilmont Sweeney Juvenile Court Judge of the Year.

Her memberships have included the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Judges Association, the California Judges Association, the San Diego County Judges Association, and the Juvenile Court Judges of California Association.

Caietti has co-designed the curricula for Passport to Life, a program that helps probation-involved youth seize opportunities to transition from probation into adulthood.

She is registered as a Republican

Recent Rulings by Hon. Carolyn M. Caietti

  • CROWE VS SCRIPPS MERCY HOSPITAL CHULA VISTA

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Scripps Health dba Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista's Demurrer to the Second Amended Complaint is OVERRULED.

    In ruling on a demurrer, the complaint must be liberally construed and given a reasonable interpretation, with a view to substantial justice between the parties. (C.C.P., § 452; ...

  • WARDWELL VS VERTICAL INFILL INC

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Deborah Wardwell's Motion for Reconsideration pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure (C.C.P.) section 1008(a) is DENIED.

    In this motion, filed on October 5, 2020, Plaintiff asks the Court to reconsider the Court's August 21, 2020, Order, granting sanctions against Plaintiff's counsel in the ...

  • LACHER VS EAST COUNTY INVESTIGATIONS

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    On the Court's own motion, Defendant/Judgment Creditors East County Investigations and Jon Lane's Motion for Evidence Sanctions and Motion to Amend Judgment is CONTINUED to 2:30 p.m. on January 15, 2021. The parties are asked to still make an appearance at the January 8, 2021, hearing. The Court's copy of ...

  • ELIZABETH GARCIA VS. RONALD CHAVEZ

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The motion for interim support is off calendar for failure to file motion papers. (See, Cal. Rules of Ct., rule 3.1110, et seq.)

    ...

  • MATZ VS REYNOLDS

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Defendants Dixie Jane Reynolds and Atlas Storage, LLC's Motion to Strike Punitive Damages from Plaintiffs' Complaint is GRANTED. (Code Civ. Proc., § 436.)

    On December 4, 2020, Defendants served the motion by email, representing the parties have an agreement to accept service by electronic transmiss...

  • CARR VS VACA

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiffs Michael Carr and Jill Carr's Motion for Entry of Judgment is DENIED. Although not fully explained and with incorrect citations to code sections in the moving papers, the Court will construe this motion as a request to enter quiet title judgment under Code of Civil Procedure (C.C.P.) section 764....

  • GARCIA VS GALICIA

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Diego Omar Galicia's Motion to Strike Punitive Damages from Plaintiff Garcia's Complaint is GRANTED IN PART. (Code Civ. Proc., § 436.)

    Plaintiff's request for judicial notice is granted.

    Plaintiff does not oppose striking the prayer for punitive damages (paragraph 14(a)(2)), nor t...

  • ICON EQUITIES LLC VS PORTILLA

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Icon Equities, LLC's unopposed Motion for Order Compelling Responses to Plaintiff's Request for Production of Documents, Compelling Written Interrogatories, Establishing Admissions and Request for Sanctions is GRANTED.

    On May 6, 2020, Plaintiff served Defendant with Request for Production...

  • PROGRESSIVE CONTRACTOR INC VS PUB CONSTRUCTION INC

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Cross-Defendant Progressive Contractor Inc.'s Demurrer to the Cross-Complaint (XC) is OVERRULED IN PART AND SUSTAINED IN PART WITH LEAVE TO AMEND.

    Cross-Defendant Progressive Contractor Inc.'s Motion to Strike the Cross-Complaint is DENIED. As to both motions, Code of Civil Procedure (C.C.P.) secti...

  • PROGRESSIVE CONTRACTOR INC VS PUB CONSTRUCTION INC

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Cross-Defendant Progressive Contractor Inc.'s Demurrer to the Cross-Complaint (XC) is OVERRULED IN PART AND SUSTAINED IN PART WITH LEAVE TO AMEND.

    Cross-Defendant Progressive Contractor Inc.'s Motion to Strike the Cross-Complaint is DENIED. As to both motions, Code of Civil Procedure (C.C.P.) secti...

  • PROGRESSIVE CONTRACTOR INC VS PUB CONSTRUCTION INC

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Cross-Defendant Progressive Contractor Inc.'s Demurrer to the Cross-Complaint (XC) is OVERRULED IN PART AND SUSTAINED IN PART WITH LEAVE TO AMEND.

    Cross-Defendant Progressive Contractor Inc.'s Motion to Strike the Cross-Complaint is DENIED. As to both motions, Code of Civil Procedure (C.C.P.) secti...

  • PETITION OF JG WENTWORTH ORIGINATIONS LLC

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Petitioner JG Wentworth Originations, LLC's Petition for Approval for Transfer of Structured Settlement Payment Rights is off calendar in light of the Court's order dated December 3, 2020. (ROA 22.)

    ...

  • MOVAHEDI VS HST LESSEE SAN DIEGO LP

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Court on its own motion has continued the hearing on Defendants' Motion for an Order for Plaintiff to Post Security for Costs to January 22, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. in order for moving party to serve plaintiff's counsel Robert Pecora, who was recently substituted in as counsel of record. Defendants are ord...

  • PROGRESSIVE CONTRACTOR INC VS PUB CONSTRUCTION INC

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Cross-Defendant Progressive Contractor Inc.'s Demurrer to the Cross-Complaint (XC) is OVERRULED IN PART AND SUSTAINED IN PART WITH LEAVE TO AMEND.

    Cross-Defendant Progressive Contractor Inc.'s Motion to Strike the Cross-Complaint is DENIED. As to both motions, Code of Civil Procedure (C.C.P.) secti...

  • RUSSELL VS STITT

    Dec 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The record does not reflect the filing of a demurrer. The motion is taken off calendar. Moving forward, the parties are reminded to comply with San Diego County Local Rule 2.1.20. The Case Management Conference scheduled for Friday, December 11, 2020, is continued to Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 10:00 a....

  • MICHAEL VISNACK ON BEHALF OF HIMSELF AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED VS LUMBER LIQUIDATORS INC [E-FILE]

    Dec 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Lumber Liquidators, Inc. (Lumber) Motion to Compel Arbitration, Dismiss Class Claims and Stay Case is granted, in part. (Code Civ. Proc. (C.C.P.), § 1281.2.)

    Based on the documents provided to the Court, including a copy of the Arbitration Agreement (Argano Decl., at Ex. 1), the Court fin...

  • NEIL VS CFG PACIFIC BEACH LLC

    Dec 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Michael Neil's Motion for Trial Preference is granted.

    Plaintiff is 80 years old, suffers from Parkinson's disease and has undergone two surgeries since filing this case. (Declaration of Sean Brew; see also, Code Civ. Proc., § 36.5.) Plaintiff sufficiently demonstrated he is over 70 years...

  • RUSSELL VS STITT

    Dec 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The record does not reflect the filing of a demurrer. The motion is taken off calendar. Moving forward, the parties are reminded to comply with San Diego County Local Rule 2.1.20. The Case Management Conference scheduled for Friday, December 11, 2020, is continued to Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 10:00 a....

  • PETITION OF TORRES

    Dec 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Petitioner Salvador Torres' Petition for Relief from Government Claim Filing Requirements is granted. (Gov. Code, § 946.6.)

    The Court notes Petitioner attempted to electronically file the petition on his deadline when the Court was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Petitioner, the C...

  • FRANKLIN SR. VS. NEWSOME

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's Motion for Writ of Execution and Mandate is DENIED.

    Plaintiff's Motion for Emergency Extraction – Order to Immediately Remove from California State Prison" is DENIED.

    Plaintiff's recent filings presumably comprising the motion before the court (ROA 112, 113, 114) are unclear, so...

  • CORTEZ VS EDUCATIONAL LAWYER

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Meagan Nunez's Motion for Summary Judgment is granted.

    Request for judicial notice is granted.

    Defendant moves for summary judgment on the complaint, which alleges "negligence and/or malpractice and fraudulent inducement" against Defendant. Defendant argues the undisputed evidence...

  • BOMATIC INC VS UNIVERSAL PACKAGING WEST INC

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Cross-Defendants Bomatic, Inc., BMI LLC and Kjeld Hestehave's Demurrer to the First Amended Cross-Complaint (FAXC) is sustained with leave to amend.

    The first, second, third, sixth and seventh causes of action in the FAXC are uncertain. (Code Civ. Proc., § 430.10(f); Khoury v. Maly's of California,...

  • ROMAN VS GARDNER

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Aldo Roman's Motion to Compel Further Responses to Plaintiff's Requests for Admission (Set Three) from Defendant Jim Duke Service Company, Inc. is granted, in part and denied, in part. In opposition, Defendant maintains it provided supplemental responses to Nos. 13, 14, 19, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31...

  • BOMATIC INC VS UNIVERSAL PACKAGING WEST INC

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Cross-Defendants Bomatic, Inc., BMI LLC and Kjeld Hestehave's Demurrer to the First Amended Cross-Complaint (FAXC) is sustained with leave to amend.

    The first, second, third, sixth and seventh causes of action in the FAXC are uncertain. (Code Civ. Proc., § 430.10(f); Khoury v. Maly's of California,...

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Recent Cases by Hon. Carolyn M. Caietti

Recent Rulings by Hon. Carolyn M. Caietti

  • CROWE VS SCRIPPS MERCY HOSPITAL CHULA VISTA

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Scripps Health dba Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista's Demurrer to the Second Amended Complaint is OVERRULED.

    In ruling on a demurrer, the complaint must be liberally construed and given a reasonable interpretation, with a view to substantial justice between the parties. (C.C.P., § 452; ...

  • WARDWELL VS VERTICAL INFILL INC

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Deborah Wardwell's Motion for Reconsideration pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure (C.C.P.) section 1008(a) is DENIED.

    In this motion, filed on October 5, 2020, Plaintiff asks the Court to reconsider the Court's August 21, 2020, Order, granting sanctions against Plaintiff's counsel in the ...

  • LACHER VS EAST COUNTY INVESTIGATIONS

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    On the Court's own motion, Defendant/Judgment Creditors East County Investigations and Jon Lane's Motion for Evidence Sanctions and Motion to Amend Judgment is CONTINUED to 2:30 p.m. on January 15, 2021. The parties are asked to still make an appearance at the January 8, 2021, hearing. The Court's copy of ...

  • ELIZABETH GARCIA VS. RONALD CHAVEZ

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The motion for interim support is off calendar for failure to file motion papers. (See, Cal. Rules of Ct., rule 3.1110, et seq.)

    ...

  • MATZ VS REYNOLDS

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Defendants Dixie Jane Reynolds and Atlas Storage, LLC's Motion to Strike Punitive Damages from Plaintiffs' Complaint is GRANTED. (Code Civ. Proc., § 436.)

    On December 4, 2020, Defendants served the motion by email, representing the parties have an agreement to accept service by electronic transmiss...

  • CARR VS VACA

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiffs Michael Carr and Jill Carr's Motion for Entry of Judgment is DENIED. Although not fully explained and with incorrect citations to code sections in the moving papers, the Court will construe this motion as a request to enter quiet title judgment under Code of Civil Procedure (C.C.P.) section 764....

  • GARCIA VS GALICIA

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Diego Omar Galicia's Motion to Strike Punitive Damages from Plaintiff Garcia's Complaint is GRANTED IN PART. (Code Civ. Proc., § 436.)

    Plaintiff's request for judicial notice is granted.

    Plaintiff does not oppose striking the prayer for punitive damages (paragraph 14(a)(2)), nor t...

  • ICON EQUITIES LLC VS PORTILLA

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Icon Equities, LLC's unopposed Motion for Order Compelling Responses to Plaintiff's Request for Production of Documents, Compelling Written Interrogatories, Establishing Admissions and Request for Sanctions is GRANTED.

    On May 6, 2020, Plaintiff served Defendant with Request for Production...

  • PROGRESSIVE CONTRACTOR INC VS PUB CONSTRUCTION INC

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Cross-Defendant Progressive Contractor Inc.'s Demurrer to the Cross-Complaint (XC) is OVERRULED IN PART AND SUSTAINED IN PART WITH LEAVE TO AMEND.

    Cross-Defendant Progressive Contractor Inc.'s Motion to Strike the Cross-Complaint is DENIED. As to both motions, Code of Civil Procedure (C.C.P.) secti...

  • PROGRESSIVE CONTRACTOR INC VS PUB CONSTRUCTION INC

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Cross-Defendant Progressive Contractor Inc.'s Demurrer to the Cross-Complaint (XC) is OVERRULED IN PART AND SUSTAINED IN PART WITH LEAVE TO AMEND.

    Cross-Defendant Progressive Contractor Inc.'s Motion to Strike the Cross-Complaint is DENIED. As to both motions, Code of Civil Procedure (C.C.P.) secti...

  • PROGRESSIVE CONTRACTOR INC VS PUB CONSTRUCTION INC

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Cross-Defendant Progressive Contractor Inc.'s Demurrer to the Cross-Complaint (XC) is OVERRULED IN PART AND SUSTAINED IN PART WITH LEAVE TO AMEND.

    Cross-Defendant Progressive Contractor Inc.'s Motion to Strike the Cross-Complaint is DENIED. As to both motions, Code of Civil Procedure (C.C.P.) secti...

  • PETITION OF JG WENTWORTH ORIGINATIONS LLC

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Petitioner JG Wentworth Originations, LLC's Petition for Approval for Transfer of Structured Settlement Payment Rights is off calendar in light of the Court's order dated December 3, 2020. (ROA 22.)

    ...

  • MOVAHEDI VS HST LESSEE SAN DIEGO LP

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Court on its own motion has continued the hearing on Defendants' Motion for an Order for Plaintiff to Post Security for Costs to January 22, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. in order for moving party to serve plaintiff's counsel Robert Pecora, who was recently substituted in as counsel of record. Defendants are ord...

  • PROGRESSIVE CONTRACTOR INC VS PUB CONSTRUCTION INC

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Cross-Defendant Progressive Contractor Inc.'s Demurrer to the Cross-Complaint (XC) is OVERRULED IN PART AND SUSTAINED IN PART WITH LEAVE TO AMEND.

    Cross-Defendant Progressive Contractor Inc.'s Motion to Strike the Cross-Complaint is DENIED. As to both motions, Code of Civil Procedure (C.C.P.) secti...

  • RUSSELL VS STITT

    Dec 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The record does not reflect the filing of a demurrer. The motion is taken off calendar. Moving forward, the parties are reminded to comply with San Diego County Local Rule 2.1.20. The Case Management Conference scheduled for Friday, December 11, 2020, is continued to Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 10:00 a....

  • MICHAEL VISNACK ON BEHALF OF HIMSELF AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED VS LUMBER LIQUIDATORS INC [E-FILE]

    Dec 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Lumber Liquidators, Inc. (Lumber) Motion to Compel Arbitration, Dismiss Class Claims and Stay Case is granted, in part. (Code Civ. Proc. (C.C.P.), § 1281.2.)

    Based on the documents provided to the Court, including a copy of the Arbitration Agreement (Argano Decl., at Ex. 1), the Court fin...

  • NEIL VS CFG PACIFIC BEACH LLC

    Dec 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Michael Neil's Motion for Trial Preference is granted.

    Plaintiff is 80 years old, suffers from Parkinson's disease and has undergone two surgeries since filing this case. (Declaration of Sean Brew; see also, Code Civ. Proc., § 36.5.) Plaintiff sufficiently demonstrated he is over 70 years...

  • RUSSELL VS STITT

    Dec 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The record does not reflect the filing of a demurrer. The motion is taken off calendar. Moving forward, the parties are reminded to comply with San Diego County Local Rule 2.1.20. The Case Management Conference scheduled for Friday, December 11, 2020, is continued to Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 10:00 a....

  • PETITION OF TORRES

    Dec 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Petitioner Salvador Torres' Petition for Relief from Government Claim Filing Requirements is granted. (Gov. Code, § 946.6.)

    The Court notes Petitioner attempted to electronically file the petition on his deadline when the Court was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Petitioner, the C...

  • FRANKLIN SR. VS. NEWSOME

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's Motion for Writ of Execution and Mandate is DENIED.

    Plaintiff's Motion for Emergency Extraction – Order to Immediately Remove from California State Prison" is DENIED.

    Plaintiff's recent filings presumably comprising the motion before the court (ROA 112, 113, 114) are unclear, so...

  • CORTEZ VS EDUCATIONAL LAWYER

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Meagan Nunez's Motion for Summary Judgment is granted.

    Request for judicial notice is granted.

    Defendant moves for summary judgment on the complaint, which alleges "negligence and/or malpractice and fraudulent inducement" against Defendant. Defendant argues the undisputed evidence...

  • BOMATIC INC VS UNIVERSAL PACKAGING WEST INC

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Cross-Defendants Bomatic, Inc., BMI LLC and Kjeld Hestehave's Demurrer to the First Amended Cross-Complaint (FAXC) is sustained with leave to amend.

    The first, second, third, sixth and seventh causes of action in the FAXC are uncertain. (Code Civ. Proc., § 430.10(f); Khoury v. Maly's of California,...

  • ROMAN VS GARDNER

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Aldo Roman's Motion to Compel Further Responses to Plaintiff's Requests for Admission (Set Three) from Defendant Jim Duke Service Company, Inc. is granted, in part and denied, in part. In opposition, Defendant maintains it provided supplemental responses to Nos. 13, 14, 19, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31...

  • BOMATIC INC VS UNIVERSAL PACKAGING WEST INC

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Cross-Defendants Bomatic, Inc., BMI LLC and Kjeld Hestehave's Demurrer to the First Amended Cross-Complaint (FAXC) is sustained with leave to amend.

    The first, second, third, sixth and seventh causes of action in the FAXC are uncertain. (Code Civ. Proc., § 430.10(f); Khoury v. Maly's of California,...

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