The Honorable Christopher G. Rudy

Santa Clara County Superior Court, Department 7

Biography

The Hon. Christopher G. Rudy is a judge for the Superior Court of Santa Clara County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown on July 16, 2014, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Joyce Allegro.

Rudy earned a B.A. from San Jose State University. He then received a J.D. from the Santa Clara University School of Law in 1989.

Rudy began his legal career as an associate at Ubhaus & Collins in 1989. Then, in 1991, he joined Stenberg, Sunseri, Roe, Pickard & Rudy as an associate, eventually rising to partner in 1994.

Rudy is originally from Boulder Creek, California.

He is registered as a Democrat.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Christopher G. Rudy

  • SAM SOHN V. PATELCO CREDIT UNION

    Jun 27, 2019 |  Judge Christopher G. Rudy |  Santa Clara County, CA

    Motion to Compel Further Responses to Interrogatories, Responses to Request for admissions and Response to Request for Production of Documents This matter came before the Court for hearing on Defendant’s motion to compel supplemental responses to Defendant’s Form Interrogatories, Defendant’s Request for pr...

  • VANNYTHA HARRIS V. WESTMONT LIVING INC. ET AL

    Jun 27, 2019 |  Judge Christopher G. Rudy |  Santa Clara County, CA

    Motion to Compel Arbitration I.Introduction The instant case arises out of an employment dispute between Plaintiff Vannytha Harris ("Plaintiff') and Defendants Westmont Living, Inc., Morgan Hill Senior Living LP, and Morgan Hill Senior Living GP, LLC ("Defendants"). On February 8, 2019 Plaintiff filed her ...

  • FINCLUSION LABS, INC. DBA WETRUST V. RON MEROM, ET AL.

    Jun 27, 2019 |  Judge Christopher G. Rudy |  Santa Clara County, CA

    Defendant and Cross-Complainant Ron Merom’s Motion to Compel Plaintiff and Cross- Defendant Finclusion Labs, Inc., to Provide Documents in Response to a Subpoena Served on its Custodian of Records Factual and Procedural Background Second Amended Complaint Founded in January 2017 by George Li (“Li”), Patric...

  • WESTLAKE FLOORING CO LLC V. FRIENDLY WHOLESALERS OF CA ET AL.

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Judge Christopher G. Rudy |  Santa Clara County, CA

    alendar line #: 2, 3, 4 The Court’s Rulings apply to lines 2-4. Currently before the Court are the following matters: (1) the demurrer by cross-defendant Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (“Wells Fargo”) to the verified second amended cross-complaint (“SACC”) of defendant and cross-complainant Azzam Abdo (“Abdo”); (2...

  • RODRIQUEZ V. CITY OF SAN JOSE

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Judge Christopher G. Rudy |  Santa Clara County, CA

    This is a personal injury action brought by Jacinto Rodriguez (“Plaintiff”) against City of San Jose (“Defendant”). According to the allegations of the operative first amended complaint (“FAC”), Plaintiff’s company, Security Alert Systems of California, Inc. (“SAS”), maintains an open- purchase-order contr...

  • BODALIA V. RAVIDRAN

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Judge Christopher G. Rudy |  Santa Clara County, CA

    This is primarily an action for wrongful death brought by Plaintiffs Rekha Bodalia, Krunal Bodalia and Dhruti Bodalia (“Plaintiffs”) the wife and adult children of Decedent Natvarlal Bodalia (“Decedent”). On Dec. 9, 2014 Decedent was stuck by a car driven by Defendant Arun Ravidran (“Defendant”) while Dece...

  • BLIVEN V. LOCASIO ET AL.

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Judge Christopher G. Rudy |  Santa Clara County, CA

    Judge Pierce’s Tentative Ruling dated January 24, 2019 is reinstated and set forth below: Currently before the Court is motion by defendants John LoCascio and Marcello LoCascio (collectively, “Defendants”), individually and doing business as Union Jack, for summary judgment of the first amended complaint (...

  • YANG V. HSIU

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Judge Christopher G. Rudy |  Santa Clara County, CA

    Currently before the Court is the motion by defendants Elizabeth Chao-Siang Ting (erroneously sued as Lisa Ting) (“Ting”), Yuan Corporation dba AA Group (erroneously sued as The AA Group) (“AA Group”), and Alexander Yuan (“Yuan”) (collectively, “Defendants”) for summary judgment of the complaint or, in the...

  • JAIN ET AL V. SAMSUNG RESEARCH AMERICA INC ET AL

    Mar 21, 2019 |  Judge Christopher G. Rudy |  Santa Clara County, CA

    Plaintiff’s motion to compel further response to Plaintiff’s request for productions of documents set one and two is granted and denied as follows: 11. Denied 20. Denied 32. Denied 48. Denied 49. Denied 51. Denied 52. Granted. Any privileged documents to be included in the privilege log. 53. Denied 54. Den...

  • HOUGHTON V. TORRES, PHD. ET AL

    Mar 21, 2019 |  Judge Christopher G. Rudy |  Santa Clara County, CA

    Defendant California Psychological Association’s request for Judicial Notice is granted. Plaintiff’s motion to quash is granted in part and denied in part. The motion is granted as to “any and all medical conditions.” The motion is denied as to mental and emotional conditions within 5 years of the date of ...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Christopher G. Rudy

  • SAM SOHN V. PATELCO CREDIT UNION

    Jun 27, 2019 |  Judge Christopher G. Rudy |  Santa Clara County, CA

    Motion to Compel Further Responses to Interrogatories, Responses to Request for admissions and Response to Request for Production of Documents This matter came before the Court for hearing on Defendant’s motion to compel supplemental responses to Defendant’s Form Interrogatories, Defendant’s Request for pr...

  • VANNYTHA HARRIS V. WESTMONT LIVING INC. ET AL

    Jun 27, 2019 |  Judge Christopher G. Rudy |  Santa Clara County, CA

    Motion to Compel Arbitration I.Introduction The instant case arises out of an employment dispute between Plaintiff Vannytha Harris ("Plaintiff') and Defendants Westmont Living, Inc., Morgan Hill Senior Living LP, and Morgan Hill Senior Living GP, LLC ("Defendants"). On February 8, 2019 Plaintiff filed her ...

  • FINCLUSION LABS, INC. DBA WETRUST V. RON MEROM, ET AL.

    Jun 27, 2019 |  Judge Christopher G. Rudy |  Santa Clara County, CA

    Defendant and Cross-Complainant Ron Merom’s Motion to Compel Plaintiff and Cross- Defendant Finclusion Labs, Inc., to Provide Documents in Response to a Subpoena Served on its Custodian of Records Factual and Procedural Background Second Amended Complaint Founded in January 2017 by George Li (“Li”), Patric...

  • WESTLAKE FLOORING CO LLC V. FRIENDLY WHOLESALERS OF CA ET AL.

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Judge Christopher G. Rudy |  Santa Clara County, CA

    alendar line #: 2, 3, 4 The Court’s Rulings apply to lines 2-4. Currently before the Court are the following matters: (1) the demurrer by cross-defendant Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (“Wells Fargo”) to the verified second amended cross-complaint (“SACC”) of defendant and cross-complainant Azzam Abdo (“Abdo”); (2...

  • RODRIQUEZ V. CITY OF SAN JOSE

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Judge Christopher G. Rudy |  Santa Clara County, CA

    This is a personal injury action brought by Jacinto Rodriguez (“Plaintiff”) against City of San Jose (“Defendant”). According to the allegations of the operative first amended complaint (“FAC”), Plaintiff’s company, Security Alert Systems of California, Inc. (“SAS”), maintains an open- purchase-order contr...

  • BODALIA V. RAVIDRAN

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Judge Christopher G. Rudy |  Santa Clara County, CA

    This is primarily an action for wrongful death brought by Plaintiffs Rekha Bodalia, Krunal Bodalia and Dhruti Bodalia (“Plaintiffs”) the wife and adult children of Decedent Natvarlal Bodalia (“Decedent”). On Dec. 9, 2014 Decedent was stuck by a car driven by Defendant Arun Ravidran (“Defendant”) while Dece...

  • BLIVEN V. LOCASIO ET AL.

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Judge Christopher G. Rudy |  Santa Clara County, CA

    Judge Pierce’s Tentative Ruling dated January 24, 2019 is reinstated and set forth below: Currently before the Court is motion by defendants John LoCascio and Marcello LoCascio (collectively, “Defendants”), individually and doing business as Union Jack, for summary judgment of the first amended complaint (...

  • YANG V. HSIU

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Judge Christopher G. Rudy |  Santa Clara County, CA

    Currently before the Court is the motion by defendants Elizabeth Chao-Siang Ting (erroneously sued as Lisa Ting) (“Ting”), Yuan Corporation dba AA Group (erroneously sued as The AA Group) (“AA Group”), and Alexander Yuan (“Yuan”) (collectively, “Defendants”) for summary judgment of the complaint or, in the...

  • JAIN ET AL V. SAMSUNG RESEARCH AMERICA INC ET AL

    Mar 21, 2019 |  Judge Christopher G. Rudy |  Santa Clara County, CA

    Plaintiff’s motion to compel further response to Plaintiff’s request for productions of documents set one and two is granted and denied as follows: 11. Denied 20. Denied 32. Denied 48. Denied 49. Denied 51. Denied 52. Granted. Any privileged documents to be included in the privilege log. 53. Denied 54. Den...

  • HOUGHTON V. TORRES, PHD. ET AL

    Mar 21, 2019 |  Judge Christopher G. Rudy |  Santa Clara County, CA

    Defendant California Psychological Association’s request for Judicial Notice is granted. Plaintiff’s motion to quash is granted in part and denied in part. The motion is granted as to “any and all medical conditions.” The motion is denied as to mental and emotional conditions within 5 years of the date of ...

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