The Honorable Charles S. Treat

Contra Costa County Superior Court, Department 12

Biography

The Hon. Charles S. Treat is a judge of the Superior Court of Contra Costa County in California. Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed him to the bench in October 2005. Treat was automatically re-elected in 2014 after running unopposed.

Judge Treat earned his B.A. in political philosophy from Michigan State University in 1977. He later received his J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1980, graduating with honors.

He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Hon. John Minor Wisdom on the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans, Louisiana. Then from 1982 to 1983, he clerked for United States Supreme Court Justice William Brennan. In 1988 Treat became a civil litigation partner at the firm Latham & Watkins.

Treat worked on two noteworthy cases while practicing at Latham & Watkins. The first is a 12-year contract arbitration battle, which resulted with an en banc Ninth Circuit decision and the recovery of a 9-figure amount on behalf of his client. The other case was a successful settlement in a suit against a Central Valley municipality in which Treat's efforts managed to save the building permits of low-income farmworkers.

Judge Treat and his wife live in Lafayette, California. He has two sons.

He is registered as a Democrat.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Charles S. Treat

  • KEENE VS AAA

    Dec 18, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION TO CONFIRM CONTRACTUAL ARBITRATION AWARD (

    FILED BY TAMALA KEENE)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Appellant’s petition to vacate the arbitration award is denied (Line 4). Keene’s petition to confirm the award (Line 3) is granted, and the award is confirmed.

    Backgro...

  • NEFERTARI VS GRUPE MANAGEMENT

    Dec 18, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE,

    SUMM ADJ FILED BY BIGELOW CONTRACTING INC.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Before the Court is the continued hearing on the motion for summary judgment, or in the alternative, motion for summary adjudication filed by Defendant and...

  • HALCOMB VS. DELIMA

    Dec 18, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT FILED BY JESSPAL SINGH

    SANDHU

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendant Jesse Sandhu’s motion for summary judgment is denied. Defendant has not established that he is entitled to judgment as a matter of law.

    Background

    Plaintiff Harinique...

  • KEENE VS AAA

    Dec 18, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION TO VACATE THE ARBITRATOR'S FINAL AWARD (

    FILED BY AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    See Line 3.

    ...

  • LAMONT VS. EQUITY RESIDENTIAL

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR RELIEVED AS COUNSEL FILED BY KRYSTLE

    LAMONT, NICHOLAS LAMONT

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Counsel to appear telephonically for an in camera hearing as to grounds for withdrawal. To protect the confidential and privileged information of plaintiffs, the hearing will ...

  • KEENE VS AAA

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION TO CONFIRM CONTRACTUAL ARBITRATION AWARD (

    FILED BY TAMALA KEENE)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Please see Line 19.

    ...

  • RE BLACK DIAMOND OWNERS ASSOCI

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    SPECIAL SET HEARING ON: VRFIED PTN TO REDUCE VOTING PRCNTG TO

    AMND CC&RS SET BY DEPARTMENT

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The petition is taken off calendar. There is no indication in the file that petitioner has complied with either the requirement that a copy of the September 30 order be m...

  • DOE VS WEAMER

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSES TO DISCOVERY

    FILED BY EDWARD WEAMER

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The Court adopts the recommendation of the Facilitator as to discovery. The motion is therefore granted. Plaintiff must serve full, verified responses to all contested request...

  • RE HUMBERTO BENJAMIN RODRIGUEZ

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MINOR'S COMPROMISE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The proposed minor’s compromise is approved.

    ...

  • RE DEYANIRA MATUZ

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MINOR'S COMPROMISE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The proposed minor’s compromise is approved.

    ...

  • MCMAHON VS HENDRICKS

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR RECONSIDERATION FILED BY FRANCINE

    MCMAHON

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    McMahon’s motion for reconsideration is denied.

    On September 25, the Court heard two summary judgment motions filed by the ECHS parties – one concerning ECHS as plaintiff, which was deni...

  • CCC DEPUTY SHERIFFS VS. CCC

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR CTY'S OBLIGATION TO PRODUCE RECORDS

    UNDER SB 1421 FILED BY FIRST AMENDMENT COALITION, CALIFORNIA

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The Court thanks all parties for their thorough briefs and supporting materials on the several questions presented. The Court has not been ...

  • ABRAHAMS VS. HAMPTON

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR EXPUNGE NOTICES OF PENDENCY OF ACTION

    AND FOR FILED BY TRA LENDING LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The motion of TRA Lending to expunge four lis pendens is substantively unopposed, and it is granted.

    Sanctions are awarded in the amount of $10,000, payable ...

  • HUTTLINGER VS CROW CANYON

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION TO/FOR CONFIRM CORRECT OR VACATE CONTRACTUAL

    FILED BY CORINNE F HUTTLINGER

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    In September of this year the parties entered into a partial settlement agreement, one term of which was that they would submit their remaining disputes to binding ar...

  • PORTOLA HOMES VS 1740 CLUB HOU

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

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

    HOMES, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The motion of attorney Vencill to withdraw is denied without prejudice, because it appears to have been miscaptioned and/or filed in the wrong action. The motion sa...

  • CASHCALL VS REEL

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR ENFORCE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT & RELEASE

    FILED BY CASHCALL, INC.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Plaintiff’s motion for entry of judgment pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure § 664.6 is continued by stipulation to January 22, 2021, in Department 7. (The Department is dar...

  • NORTH PEAK EQUESTRIAN VS. S&J STADTLER

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO STRIKE PORTIONS OF THE COMPLAINT

    FILED BY S&J STADTLER, INC., PETER A. BAREISS

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendants’ motion to strike is denied. Defendants shall file an answer on or before December 31, 2020.

    Plaintiffs’ Sixth Cause of Action for declaratory...

  • BURREY VS NJC CONSULTING, LLC

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION FOR RECISSION (CAL. CIV CODE 1689) ( FILED

    BY LEIGHTON A. BURREY)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    This hearing date was set on the filing of this petition to rescind a contract under Civil Code § 1689. It appears, however, that one of the respondents has not been served ye...

  • ZAPOTOCZNY VS SCHINDLER ELEVAT

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    SPECIAL SET HEARING ON: CROSS MTNS AS TO SCHINDLER & SIERRA'S

    CLAIMS SET BY DEPT. 12

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    This hearing date was set on September 2 for ruling on the parties’ remaining claims for indemnity. Specifically, it was agreed that the briefing would concern the rules to be ...

  • KEENE VS AAA

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION TO VACATE THE ARBITRATOR'S FINAL AWARD (

    FILED BY AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Again, the hearing is continued. The new hearing date is December 18, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. Prior to that date, AAA must file the requested documents. Because th...

  • PIPPINS VS WILLIAMS

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR PREFERENCE FILED BY MYRTLE JONES

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Plaintiff Myrtle Jones moves for preferential trial setting pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure § 36. Counsel and parties to appear by CourtCall to discuss scheduling and the order of proceeding.

    Ms. Jon...

  • AYALA VS. UBER TECHNOLOGIES

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR STRIKE PUNITIVE DAMAGES CLAIMS FILED BY

    UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., RASIER- CA, LLC, RASIER, LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendant Uber and related defendants move to strike plaintiff’s prayer for punitive damages as against the moving defendants. The motion is g...

  • DOE VS WEAMER

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR COMPEL FURTHER RESPS TO PLTF' S 1ST SET

    OF DISC RE FILED BY JANE DOE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The Court adopts the recommendation of the Facilitator as to discovery. Plaintiff’s motion is therefore denied.

    However, the Court concludes that sanctions on ...

  • DOE VS WEAMER

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR FOR PRTCTV ORD GVRNG SCOPE OF DISCOVERY

    FILED BY JANE DOE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    This is the mirror-image motion to Line 17 – seeking a protective order excusing plaintiff from having to respond to the same discovery that defendant seeks to compel in Line 17....

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Charles S. Treat

  • KEENE VS AAA

    Dec 18, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION TO CONFIRM CONTRACTUAL ARBITRATION AWARD (

    FILED BY TAMALA KEENE)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Appellant’s petition to vacate the arbitration award is denied (Line 4). Keene’s petition to confirm the award (Line 3) is granted, and the award is confirmed.

    Backgro...

  • NEFERTARI VS GRUPE MANAGEMENT

    Dec 18, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE,

    SUMM ADJ FILED BY BIGELOW CONTRACTING INC.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Before the Court is the continued hearing on the motion for summary judgment, or in the alternative, motion for summary adjudication filed by Defendant and...

  • HALCOMB VS. DELIMA

    Dec 18, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT FILED BY JESSPAL SINGH

    SANDHU

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendant Jesse Sandhu’s motion for summary judgment is denied. Defendant has not established that he is entitled to judgment as a matter of law.

    Background

    Plaintiff Harinique...

  • KEENE VS AAA

    Dec 18, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION TO VACATE THE ARBITRATOR'S FINAL AWARD (

    FILED BY AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    See Line 3.

    ...

  • LAMONT VS. EQUITY RESIDENTIAL

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR RELIEVED AS COUNSEL FILED BY KRYSTLE

    LAMONT, NICHOLAS LAMONT

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Counsel to appear telephonically for an in camera hearing as to grounds for withdrawal. To protect the confidential and privileged information of plaintiffs, the hearing will ...

  • KEENE VS AAA

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION TO CONFIRM CONTRACTUAL ARBITRATION AWARD (

    FILED BY TAMALA KEENE)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Please see Line 19.

    ...

  • RE BLACK DIAMOND OWNERS ASSOCI

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    SPECIAL SET HEARING ON: VRFIED PTN TO REDUCE VOTING PRCNTG TO

    AMND CC&RS SET BY DEPARTMENT

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The petition is taken off calendar. There is no indication in the file that petitioner has complied with either the requirement that a copy of the September 30 order be m...

  • DOE VS WEAMER

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSES TO DISCOVERY

    FILED BY EDWARD WEAMER

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The Court adopts the recommendation of the Facilitator as to discovery. The motion is therefore granted. Plaintiff must serve full, verified responses to all contested request...

  • RE HUMBERTO BENJAMIN RODRIGUEZ

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MINOR'S COMPROMISE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The proposed minor’s compromise is approved.

    ...

  • RE DEYANIRA MATUZ

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MINOR'S COMPROMISE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The proposed minor’s compromise is approved.

    ...

  • MCMAHON VS HENDRICKS

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR RECONSIDERATION FILED BY FRANCINE

    MCMAHON

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    McMahon’s motion for reconsideration is denied.

    On September 25, the Court heard two summary judgment motions filed by the ECHS parties – one concerning ECHS as plaintiff, which was deni...

  • CCC DEPUTY SHERIFFS VS. CCC

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR CTY'S OBLIGATION TO PRODUCE RECORDS

    UNDER SB 1421 FILED BY FIRST AMENDMENT COALITION, CALIFORNIA

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The Court thanks all parties for their thorough briefs and supporting materials on the several questions presented. The Court has not been ...

  • ABRAHAMS VS. HAMPTON

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR EXPUNGE NOTICES OF PENDENCY OF ACTION

    AND FOR FILED BY TRA LENDING LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The motion of TRA Lending to expunge four lis pendens is substantively unopposed, and it is granted.

    Sanctions are awarded in the amount of $10,000, payable ...

  • HUTTLINGER VS CROW CANYON

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION TO/FOR CONFIRM CORRECT OR VACATE CONTRACTUAL

    FILED BY CORINNE F HUTTLINGER

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    In September of this year the parties entered into a partial settlement agreement, one term of which was that they would submit their remaining disputes to binding ar...

  • PORTOLA HOMES VS 1740 CLUB HOU

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

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

    HOMES, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The motion of attorney Vencill to withdraw is denied without prejudice, because it appears to have been miscaptioned and/or filed in the wrong action. The motion sa...

  • CASHCALL VS REEL

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR ENFORCE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT & RELEASE

    FILED BY CASHCALL, INC.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Plaintiff’s motion for entry of judgment pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure § 664.6 is continued by stipulation to January 22, 2021, in Department 7. (The Department is dar...

  • NORTH PEAK EQUESTRIAN VS. S&J STADTLER

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO STRIKE PORTIONS OF THE COMPLAINT

    FILED BY S&J STADTLER, INC., PETER A. BAREISS

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendants’ motion to strike is denied. Defendants shall file an answer on or before December 31, 2020.

    Plaintiffs’ Sixth Cause of Action for declaratory...

  • BURREY VS NJC CONSULTING, LLC

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION FOR RECISSION (CAL. CIV CODE 1689) ( FILED

    BY LEIGHTON A. BURREY)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    This hearing date was set on the filing of this petition to rescind a contract under Civil Code § 1689. It appears, however, that one of the respondents has not been served ye...

  • ZAPOTOCZNY VS SCHINDLER ELEVAT

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    SPECIAL SET HEARING ON: CROSS MTNS AS TO SCHINDLER & SIERRA'S

    CLAIMS SET BY DEPT. 12

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    This hearing date was set on September 2 for ruling on the parties’ remaining claims for indemnity. Specifically, it was agreed that the briefing would concern the rules to be ...

  • KEENE VS AAA

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION TO VACATE THE ARBITRATOR'S FINAL AWARD (

    FILED BY AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Again, the hearing is continued. The new hearing date is December 18, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. Prior to that date, AAA must file the requested documents. Because th...

  • PIPPINS VS WILLIAMS

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR PREFERENCE FILED BY MYRTLE JONES

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Plaintiff Myrtle Jones moves for preferential trial setting pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure § 36. Counsel and parties to appear by CourtCall to discuss scheduling and the order of proceeding.

    Ms. Jon...

  • AYALA VS. UBER TECHNOLOGIES

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR STRIKE PUNITIVE DAMAGES CLAIMS FILED BY

    UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., RASIER- CA, LLC, RASIER, LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendant Uber and related defendants move to strike plaintiff’s prayer for punitive damages as against the moving defendants. The motion is g...

  • DOE VS WEAMER

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR COMPEL FURTHER RESPS TO PLTF' S 1ST SET

    OF DISC RE FILED BY JANE DOE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The Court adopts the recommendation of the Facilitator as to discovery. Plaintiff’s motion is therefore denied.

    However, the Court concludes that sanctions on ...

  • DOE VS WEAMER

    Dec 11, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR FOR PRTCTV ORD GVRNG SCOPE OF DISCOVERY

    FILED BY JANE DOE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    This is the mirror-image motion to Line 17 – seeking a protective order excusing plaintiff from having to respond to the same discovery that defendant seeks to compel in Line 17....

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