The Honorable Christopher G. Rudy

Santa Clara County Superior Court, Department 7

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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

  • COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA V. ASCARIE, ET AL.

    Jul 09, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    Plaintiff/cross-defendant County of Santa Clara (the “County”) demurs to the cross- complaint (“Cross-Complaint”) filed by defendants/cross-complainants Mahmoud Ascarie (“Dr. Ascarie”) and Shayon Ascarie (“Shayon”).

    I. Background

    A. Complaint

    This is an action by the County to abate...

  • HANSON V. O’DWYER, ET AL.

    Jul 09, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    Defendants Andrew Paul O’Dwyer (“O’Dwyer”) and Elizabeth Rubio (collectively, “Defendants”) move to strike portions of the complaint (“Complaint”) filed by plaintiffs Sean Hanson and Lauren Hanson (collectively, “Plaintiffs”).

    I. Background

    This action arises out of a motor vehicle collisio...

  • CITY OF SAN JOSE V. FALCOCCHIA

    Jul 09, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    Plaintiff/cross-defendant City of San Jose (the “City”) and cross-defendants Diane Buchanan, Rachel Roberts and William Gerry (collectively, “Cross-Defendants”) demur to the First Amended Cross-Complaint (“FACC”) filed by defendants/cross-complainants John Falcocchia and Rachael Falcocchia (collectively, t...

  • CSAA INSURANCE EXCHANGE VS BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION

    Jul 09, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    Case name: CSAA Insurance Exchange vs BSH Home Appliances Corporation

    Case number: 19CV343136

    The Court will overlook the procedural defect in Plaintiff’s consolidation papers, as there appears to be no prejudice to counsel for Defendants in both actions as counsel is the same in both actio...

  • BUCK V. FORD MOTOR COMPANY, ET AL.

    Jul 09, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    I. Background

    Plaintiffs David and Bonnie Buck (“Plaintiffs”) bring this action against Ford Motor Company (“FMC”) and Lithia Ford Lincoln of Fresno (“Lithia”), alleging lemon law claims.

    According to the allegations of the complaint, in 2010, Plaintiffs purchased a vehicle from Lithia, whi...

  • VANNYTHA HARRIS V. WESTMONT LIVING INC. ET AL

    Jun 27, 2019 |  Santa Clara County

    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 Plai...

  • SAM SOHN V. PATELCO CREDIT UNION

    Jun 27, 2019 |  Santa Clara County

    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 Reques...

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

    Jun 27, 2019 |  Santa Clara County

    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 ...

  • YANG V. HSIU

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Santa Clara County

    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...

  • RODRIQUEZ V. CITY OF SAN JOSE

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Santa Clara County

    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-ord...

  • BLIVEN V. LOCASIO ET AL.

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Santa Clara County

    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 (...

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

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Santa Clara County

    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 A...

  • BODALIA V. RAVIDRAN

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Santa Clara County

    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...

  • BAYHEALTH, INC. V. TIFFANY HALL, ET AL.

    Mar 21, 2019 |  Santa Clara County

    This case arises from a dispute between Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant Bayhealth, Inc. (“Bayhealth”), a home health services company, and Defendant/Cross-Complainant Tiffany Hall (“Hall”), the former manager of Bayhealth’s In-Home Nursing division. In the underlying action Bayhealth alleges that when it elected...

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

    Mar 21, 2019 |  Santa Clara County

    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...

  • HOUGHTON V. TORRES, PHD. ET AL

    Mar 21, 2019 |  Santa Clara County

    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...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Christopher G. Rudy

  • COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA V. ASCARIE, ET AL.

    Jul 09, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    Plaintiff/cross-defendant County of Santa Clara (the “County”) demurs to the cross- complaint (“Cross-Complaint”) filed by defendants/cross-complainants Mahmoud Ascarie (“Dr. Ascarie”) and Shayon Ascarie (“Shayon”).

    I. Background

    A. Complaint

    This is an action by the County to abate...

  • HANSON V. O’DWYER, ET AL.

    Jul 09, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    Defendants Andrew Paul O’Dwyer (“O’Dwyer”) and Elizabeth Rubio (collectively, “Defendants”) move to strike portions of the complaint (“Complaint”) filed by plaintiffs Sean Hanson and Lauren Hanson (collectively, “Plaintiffs”).

    I. Background

    This action arises out of a motor vehicle collisio...

  • CITY OF SAN JOSE V. FALCOCCHIA

    Jul 09, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    Plaintiff/cross-defendant City of San Jose (the “City”) and cross-defendants Diane Buchanan, Rachel Roberts and William Gerry (collectively, “Cross-Defendants”) demur to the First Amended Cross-Complaint (“FACC”) filed by defendants/cross-complainants John Falcocchia and Rachael Falcocchia (collectively, t...

  • CSAA INSURANCE EXCHANGE VS BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION

    Jul 09, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    Case name: CSAA Insurance Exchange vs BSH Home Appliances Corporation

    Case number: 19CV343136

    The Court will overlook the procedural defect in Plaintiff’s consolidation papers, as there appears to be no prejudice to counsel for Defendants in both actions as counsel is the same in both actio...

  • BUCK V. FORD MOTOR COMPANY, ET AL.

    Jul 09, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    I. Background

    Plaintiffs David and Bonnie Buck (“Plaintiffs”) bring this action against Ford Motor Company (“FMC”) and Lithia Ford Lincoln of Fresno (“Lithia”), alleging lemon law claims.

    According to the allegations of the complaint, in 2010, Plaintiffs purchased a vehicle from Lithia, whi...

  • VANNYTHA HARRIS V. WESTMONT LIVING INC. ET AL

    Jun 27, 2019 |  Santa Clara County

    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 Plai...

  • SAM SOHN V. PATELCO CREDIT UNION

    Jun 27, 2019 |  Santa Clara County

    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 Reques...

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

    Jun 27, 2019 |  Santa Clara County

    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 ...

  • YANG V. HSIU

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Santa Clara County

    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...

  • RODRIQUEZ V. CITY OF SAN JOSE

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Santa Clara County

    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-ord...

  • BLIVEN V. LOCASIO ET AL.

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Santa Clara County

    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 (...

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

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Santa Clara County

    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 A...

  • BODALIA V. RAVIDRAN

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Santa Clara County

    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...

  • BAYHEALTH, INC. V. TIFFANY HALL, ET AL.

    Mar 21, 2019 |  Santa Clara County

    This case arises from a dispute between Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant Bayhealth, Inc. (“Bayhealth”), a home health services company, and Defendant/Cross-Complainant Tiffany Hall (“Hall”), the former manager of Bayhealth’s In-Home Nursing division. In the underlying action Bayhealth alleges that when it elected...

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

    Mar 21, 2019 |  Santa Clara County

    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...

  • HOUGHTON V. TORRES, PHD. ET AL

    Mar 21, 2019 |  Santa Clara County

    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...

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