The Honorable Craig G. Riemer

Riverside County Superior Court, Department 1

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Biography

The Hon. Craig G. Riemer is a judge for the Riverside County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Gray Davis in 2003. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Janice McIntyre (Ret.).

Judge Riemer graduated with honors with his B.A. in political science from the University of California, Riverside in 1977. During college, he worked as an intern for the Riverside County Public Defender's Office as well as for former California State Assemblyman Dennis Mangers. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1980.

Riemer began his legal career as an associate at the law firm of Swarner and Fitzgerald. During his short time there, Riemer practiced general civil litigation. In 1982, he became a partner at Babcock and Cappelli, where his practice involved real property and commercial litigation. He also practiced as an associate at Dye, Thomas, Luebs, and Mort from 1985 to 1990, where he continued in his practice of civil litigation.

He left private practice in 1990, to serve as a senior appellate court attorney for the Hon. Art W. McKinster, an associate justice with the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District. During his thirteen-years there, Riemer helped research and draft opinions for the court concerning civil, criminal, juvenile, probate and family law appeals. He was serving in that capacity at the time of his appointment to the Superior Court in 2003.

While on the bench, Judge Riemer has presided over criminal, civil, and probate trials. He has also presided on the appellate panel and the drug court.

His memberships have included the California Judges Association, the Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court, the Riverside chapter of the American Inns of Court, and past-president of the Riverside County Bar Association.

He has served on the board of directors for the Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations and also served as chair of the Conference's Resolution's Committee.

His professional committees have included the Temporary Judges Committee, the Civil Law Advisory Committee, and the Riverside Superior Court's Executive Committee.

He has served as a volunteer for the Riverside Youth Center and as a presiding judge for collegiate mock trial competitions.

Riemer has also taught continuing legal education programs for the California Center for Judicial Education and Research.

A native of California, he was born in Fullerton and moved to Riverside from Los Angeles in 1980.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Craig G. Riemer

  • BULL ENTERPRISES INC VS NATIONWIDE AGRIBUSINESS

    Dec 02, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The Court has no tentative ruling, because the bifurcation describes in the notice of motion (p. 1, l. 28, through p. 2, l. 4) is inconsistent with the description in the memorandum of points and authorities (at p. 3, l. 21, through p. 4, l. 11).

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  • GARCIA VS SILVER SPUR SECURED HOMES

    Dec 02, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The Court interprets the plaintiff’s request to be a motion to vacate the order of 12-2-16, which partially granted the petition to compel mediation and arbitration. As thus construed, the motion is denied. Analysis: In substance, the motion seeks reconsideration of the ruling of 12-2-16. However, nothing ...

  • PREMIER PACIFIC VS TYLER THRUSH

    Nov 26, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiff’s motion is denied. It is not supported by any declaration or other admissible evidence. The “declaration” of Mr. Lee filed with the motion is not sworn under penalty of perjury, and thus is not actually a declaration. (Code Civ. Proc., § 2015.5.) Even if it were, it does not describe the dis...

  • NORTH STAR VS THETFORD CORPORATION

    Nov 25, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiff’s unopposed motion to vacate the order imposing sanctions of $250 is denied. Analysis: The motion is ambiguous. The notice of motion states that it seeks to vacate the order imposing sanctions of $250 on plaintiff and plaintiff’s counsel. But the Court imposed $250 in sanctions twice: on 6-24...

  • ESPINOZA VS MT. RUBIDOUX PROVIDENCE

    Nov 21, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiff’s unopposed motion for relief from his forfeiture of his right to a jury trial is granted.

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  • ZARRES VS CINEMARK

    Nov 21, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The unopposed motion by the defendant to continue the 1-17-20 trial date for 90 days is denied. Analysis: Most of the declaration concerns the subpoena to the Wal-Mart pharmacy. It appears that the documents were expected in September, but had not arrived by October 17, 2019. There is no evidence of why th...

  • SANCHEZ VS MORENO VALLEY COLLEGE

    Nov 21, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The defendant’s unopposed motion to continue the trial from January 10, 2020, to March 20, 2020, is denied. Analysis: The Court previously denied a request for a continuance based on a stipulation. This motion is, in substance, one for reconsideration under Code of Civil Procedure section 1008. There is no...

  • LABUEN VS SONNEBORN

    Nov 20, 2019 |  Riverside County

    No tentative ruling. The parties shall appear in person or by CourtCall, as they prefer.

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  • PETERS VS CITY OF BEAUMONT CALIFORNIA

    Nov 19, 2019 |  Riverside County

    No tentative ruling. The parties shall appear in person or by CourtCall, as they prefer.

    ...

  • NAVIENT PRIVATE EDUCATION LOAN VS RIDLON

    Nov 18, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiff’s unopposed motion to vacate the dismissal of the action is denied. Analysis: On July 2, 2019, the parties announced that they had agreed upon a settlement. As a result, the Court issued an Order to Show Cause why the matter should not be dismissed in light of that settlement. The plaintiff f...

  • SNIPE VS KELLY

    Nov 14, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiff’s motion is granted. The finding recorded on the Trial Setting Order that the plaintiff had forfeited his right to a jury trial is vacated.

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  • JONES VS TERRY

    Nov 12, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The motion for relief from the plaintiff’s forfeiture of the right to a jury trial is granted.

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  • SANCHEZ VS MORENO VALLEY COLLEGE

    Nov 07, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The Court has no tentative ruling. Counsel for plaintiff shall appear, either in person or by CourtCall, and be prepared to respond to the following issues: 1. The declaration does not demonstrate that it is on personal knowledge. It is signed by Mr. Perez, but it does not explain Perez’s role in the decis...

  • CRUZ VS AUTOMEDIC TRANSPORTATION

    Nov 05, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiff’s motion for preferential trial setting is denied for the plaintiff’s failure to file a proof of service of the motion on the defendants.

    ...

  • MITCHELL VS LENTS

    Nov 04, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The motion of the cross-complainant Lents for a continuance of the trial is denied. The deadlines for discovery are extended to 11-21-19. The alternative request for a stay of proceedings is denied. Dunlap is ordered to file requests for the entry of the defaults of Vive and Canterra on Tuesday, November 1...

  • GONZALEZ VS LIMAR

    Nov 04, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiffs’ motion for relief from the sanctions imposed on 9-11-19 is denied. Analysis: Local rule 3116 requires a declaration in response to an OSC, and requires that declaration to be filed no less than four court days before the return date specified in the OSC. Plaintiffs’ counsel concedes that no...

  • RANGEL-RODRIGUEZ VS. CITY OF PALM SPRINGS

    Oct 29, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiffs’ unopposed motion for relief from their forfeiture of their right to a jury trial is granted. The proposed order is signed as modified.

    ...

  • DICINI VS POZARNY

    Oct 23, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The defendant’s motion to continue the trial from 11-22-19 to February 2020 is denied. Analysis: To the extent that the defendant had attempted to justify the continuance on the motion for leave to file a cross-complaint that had been pending when this motion was filed, the argument fails because that moti...

  • RIVERSIDE HEIGHTS VS CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT

    Oct 22, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The motion to continue the MSC is denied as moot, having been previously continued by an order filed 9-27-19. The motion to continue the trial from 12-6-19 to 2-7-20 is denied. Analysis: The desire to engage in settlement efforts is not good cause for the continuance of a trial. (Trial Setting Order, § F.3...

  • CITY OF BARSTOW VS CITY OF ADELANTO

    Oct 17, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The Court has no tentative ruling at this time. Interested parties shall appear for argument.

    ...

  • LAM VS AMERICAN BUILDING INNOVATION

    Oct 15, 2019 |  Riverside County

    No tentative ruling issued. Appearances required.

    ...

  • SIDHUM VS TUCCERI

    Oct 10, 2019 |  Riverside County

    No tentative. Counsel to appear telephonically or in person. On 9-30-19 Plaintiff’s Reply to Opposition To Motion For Relief From Jury Waiver was filed. The court records does not reflect the filing of opposition. Counsel defendant(s) need to provide clarification on whether there was opposition filed, and...

  • KAVIA VS CUMBUSTION ASSOCIATES INC

    Oct 08, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The motion is denied. Analysis: A motion to exclude all evidence on the ground that the defendants are not entitled to a trial is in substance and effect a motion for summary judgment or summary adjudication, which requires far more than the 17 court days of notice afforded in this instance. Even if the mo...

  • TALORDA VS CORONA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

    Oct 07, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The motion of defendant Tho Ngoc Pham to continue the trial from 12-20-19 for at least six months is denied. The moving party was dismissed on August 20, just five days after the motion was filed.

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Craig G. Riemer

  • BULL ENTERPRISES INC VS NATIONWIDE AGRIBUSINESS

    Dec 02, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The Court has no tentative ruling, because the bifurcation describes in the notice of motion (p. 1, l. 28, through p. 2, l. 4) is inconsistent with the description in the memorandum of points and authorities (at p. 3, l. 21, through p. 4, l. 11).

    ...

  • GARCIA VS SILVER SPUR SECURED HOMES

    Dec 02, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The Court interprets the plaintiff’s request to be a motion to vacate the order of 12-2-16, which partially granted the petition to compel mediation and arbitration. As thus construed, the motion is denied. Analysis: In substance, the motion seeks reconsideration of the ruling of 12-2-16. However, nothing ...

  • PREMIER PACIFIC VS TYLER THRUSH

    Nov 26, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiff’s motion is denied. It is not supported by any declaration or other admissible evidence. The “declaration” of Mr. Lee filed with the motion is not sworn under penalty of perjury, and thus is not actually a declaration. (Code Civ. Proc., § 2015.5.) Even if it were, it does not describe the dis...

  • NORTH STAR VS THETFORD CORPORATION

    Nov 25, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiff’s unopposed motion to vacate the order imposing sanctions of $250 is denied. Analysis: The motion is ambiguous. The notice of motion states that it seeks to vacate the order imposing sanctions of $250 on plaintiff and plaintiff’s counsel. But the Court imposed $250 in sanctions twice: on 6-24...

  • ESPINOZA VS MT. RUBIDOUX PROVIDENCE

    Nov 21, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiff’s unopposed motion for relief from his forfeiture of his right to a jury trial is granted.

    ...

  • ZARRES VS CINEMARK

    Nov 21, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The unopposed motion by the defendant to continue the 1-17-20 trial date for 90 days is denied. Analysis: Most of the declaration concerns the subpoena to the Wal-Mart pharmacy. It appears that the documents were expected in September, but had not arrived by October 17, 2019. There is no evidence of why th...

  • SANCHEZ VS MORENO VALLEY COLLEGE

    Nov 21, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The defendant’s unopposed motion to continue the trial from January 10, 2020, to March 20, 2020, is denied. Analysis: The Court previously denied a request for a continuance based on a stipulation. This motion is, in substance, one for reconsideration under Code of Civil Procedure section 1008. There is no...

  • LABUEN VS SONNEBORN

    Nov 20, 2019 |  Riverside County

    No tentative ruling. The parties shall appear in person or by CourtCall, as they prefer.

    ...

  • PETERS VS CITY OF BEAUMONT CALIFORNIA

    Nov 19, 2019 |  Riverside County

    No tentative ruling. The parties shall appear in person or by CourtCall, as they prefer.

    ...

  • NAVIENT PRIVATE EDUCATION LOAN VS RIDLON

    Nov 18, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiff’s unopposed motion to vacate the dismissal of the action is denied. Analysis: On July 2, 2019, the parties announced that they had agreed upon a settlement. As a result, the Court issued an Order to Show Cause why the matter should not be dismissed in light of that settlement. The plaintiff f...

  • SNIPE VS KELLY

    Nov 14, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiff’s motion is granted. The finding recorded on the Trial Setting Order that the plaintiff had forfeited his right to a jury trial is vacated.

    ...

  • JONES VS TERRY

    Nov 12, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The motion for relief from the plaintiff’s forfeiture of the right to a jury trial is granted.

    ...

  • SANCHEZ VS MORENO VALLEY COLLEGE

    Nov 07, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The Court has no tentative ruling. Counsel for plaintiff shall appear, either in person or by CourtCall, and be prepared to respond to the following issues: 1. The declaration does not demonstrate that it is on personal knowledge. It is signed by Mr. Perez, but it does not explain Perez’s role in the decis...

  • CRUZ VS AUTOMEDIC TRANSPORTATION

    Nov 05, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiff’s motion for preferential trial setting is denied for the plaintiff’s failure to file a proof of service of the motion on the defendants.

    ...

  • MITCHELL VS LENTS

    Nov 04, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The motion of the cross-complainant Lents for a continuance of the trial is denied. The deadlines for discovery are extended to 11-21-19. The alternative request for a stay of proceedings is denied. Dunlap is ordered to file requests for the entry of the defaults of Vive and Canterra on Tuesday, November 1...

  • GONZALEZ VS LIMAR

    Nov 04, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiffs’ motion for relief from the sanctions imposed on 9-11-19 is denied. Analysis: Local rule 3116 requires a declaration in response to an OSC, and requires that declaration to be filed no less than four court days before the return date specified in the OSC. Plaintiffs’ counsel concedes that no...

  • RANGEL-RODRIGUEZ VS. CITY OF PALM SPRINGS

    Oct 29, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiffs’ unopposed motion for relief from their forfeiture of their right to a jury trial is granted. The proposed order is signed as modified.

    ...

  • DICINI VS POZARNY

    Oct 23, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The defendant’s motion to continue the trial from 11-22-19 to February 2020 is denied. Analysis: To the extent that the defendant had attempted to justify the continuance on the motion for leave to file a cross-complaint that had been pending when this motion was filed, the argument fails because that moti...

  • RIVERSIDE HEIGHTS VS CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT

    Oct 22, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The motion to continue the MSC is denied as moot, having been previously continued by an order filed 9-27-19. The motion to continue the trial from 12-6-19 to 2-7-20 is denied. Analysis: The desire to engage in settlement efforts is not good cause for the continuance of a trial. (Trial Setting Order, § F.3...

  • CITY OF BARSTOW VS CITY OF ADELANTO

    Oct 17, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The Court has no tentative ruling at this time. Interested parties shall appear for argument.

    ...

  • LAM VS AMERICAN BUILDING INNOVATION

    Oct 15, 2019 |  Riverside County

    No tentative ruling issued. Appearances required.

    ...

  • SIDHUM VS TUCCERI

    Oct 10, 2019 |  Riverside County

    No tentative. Counsel to appear telephonically or in person. On 9-30-19 Plaintiff’s Reply to Opposition To Motion For Relief From Jury Waiver was filed. The court records does not reflect the filing of opposition. Counsel defendant(s) need to provide clarification on whether there was opposition filed, and...

  • KAVIA VS CUMBUSTION ASSOCIATES INC

    Oct 08, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The motion is denied. Analysis: A motion to exclude all evidence on the ground that the defendants are not entitled to a trial is in substance and effect a motion for summary judgment or summary adjudication, which requires far more than the 17 court days of notice afforded in this instance. Even if the mo...

  • TALORDA VS CORONA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

    Oct 07, 2019 |  Riverside County

    The motion of defendant Tho Ngoc Pham to continue the trial from 12-20-19 for at least six months is denied. The moving party was dismissed on August 20, just five days after the motion was filed.

    ...

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