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

  • DARAKJIAN VS SELF-SEARS

    Oct 21, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The defendant’s unopposed motion for relief from forfeiture of the right to a jury trial is denied. Analysis: When moving for relief from its forfeiture of the right to a jury trial, a party’s evidentiary burden is slight, but it is not non-existent. Although Code of Civil Procedure section 631, subdivisio...

  • KARAS VS TUMBRELLO

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Plaintiff’s motion to compel responses from defendant Tumbrello to plaintiff’s form interrogatories, sets 1 and 2, is denied without prejudice. Analysis: The motion was served on Tumbrello by mail on 9-17-20. The hearing was originally scheduled for 10-15-20, which is less than 16 court days and 5 calendar...

  • ALVAREZ VS ZOOK

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The motion by plaintiff Carla Alvarez to compel Zook to serve further answers to form interrogatories, set one, Interrogatory 15.1, is denied. The plaintiff’s request for sanctions is denied. The defendant’s request for sanctions is denied.

    Analysis: The motion to compel is moot because, as the def...

  • BOBST VS CORPORATE ALLIANCE STRATEGIES INC

    Oct 09, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The unopposed motion for relief from the plaintiff’s forfeiture of his right to a jury trial is denied. Analysis: As the Court noted when this matter was heard the first time, when moving for relief from its forfeiture of the right to a jury trial, a party’s evidentiary burden is slight, but it is not non-...

  • FEODOROV VS. BARTOLI

    Oct 08, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The Court regrets that it is not yet ready to hear this motion. The hearing has been continued to October 23, 2020, at 8:30 A.M. in this Department.

    ...

  • TULIAU VS THE KROGER CO.

    Oct 08, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The defendants’ motion to strike portions of the first amended complaint is granted in part and denied in part. Specifically, it is denied as to items 1 and 2, and granted without leave to amend as to items 3 through 5. The defendants shall file and serve their answers within 10 days. Analysis: The referen...

  • MENDOZA VS NISSAN NORTH AMERICA INC

    Oct 07, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The defendant’s demurrer to the plaintiff’s complaint is sustained with 20 days’ leave to amend Analysis: The plaintiffs’ opposition was not served in a timely fashion. Nine court days before 10-7- 20 is 9-24-20. The opposition was not served until 9-30-20. (Actually, the proof of service is silent as to t...

  • BAKER VS TEMECULA VALLEY

    Oct 06, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The unopposed motion of defendant Universal Health Services, Inc., to quash service of summons is granted. The proposed order is signed as modified.

    ...

  • WEST COAST YAMAHA VS AREHART

    Oct 06, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiff’s unopposed request for judicial notice is granted. The plaintiff’s unopposed motion for summary judgment is denied. The motion for summary adjudication of the first cause of action for conversion is denied. The motion for summary adjudication of the second cause of action under Penal Code se...

  • DURON VS WILCOX

    Oct 05, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The unopposed motion of Wilcox to file a cross-complaint against the plaintiff is denied. Analysis: The motion needs a supporting declaration to explain why the cross-complaint was not filed concurrently with the defendant’s answer. The defendant’s motion relies upon the declaration of Mr. Irvin. The decla...

  • WOOD VS ZAZUETA

    Oct 05, 2020 |  Riverside County

    In light of the tentative ruling regarding the demurrer, the motion to strike is rendered moot, and is denied on that basis.

    ...

  • KARAS VS TUMBRELLO

    Oct 05, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiff’s request for judicial notice is denied. The plaintiff’s unopposed motion to compel defendant Charles Tumbrello to serve further responses to requests for production of documents is granted. Defendant Tumbrello shall serve full and complete verified responses, without objection, in the manner...

  • VARGAS VS. MONTANO TRUCKING

    Oct 02, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Per Court’s Minute Order dated 9/21/20, this hearing is now set in Department 3. Therefore, the parties should check the tentative ruling for this under Department 3.

    ...

  • MITCHELL VS PRICE MANUFACTURING COMPANY INC

    Oct 01, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The defendants’ motion to strike portions of the first amended complaint is granted without leave to amend. Analysis: For the reasons described above concerning the demurrers, the allegations are irrelevant, and the prayers relate to a count to which the demurrer has been sustained without leave to amend.<...

  • AMERICAN EXPRESS VS STACY

    Oct 01, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiff’s unopposed motion for order deeming the defendant to have admitted requests for admissions is granted. Sanctions are imposed in the sum of $390 as requested. The proposed order is signed.

    ...

  • ORANGE COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT VS VAN LOON

    Sep 30, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The FCD’s unopposed request for judicial notice is granted. The FCD’s evidentiary objections are sustained as to objection Nos. 4 through 12, but otherwise overruled. The FCD’s motion for an order of prejudgment possession is granted. Analysis: While Van Loon is competent to testify as to his own losses an...

  • CITY OF RIVERSIDE VS DUNN ENTERPRISES

    Sep 29, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The Court has no tentative ruling because the matter has been dismissed as to the individual defendant and appears to have been settled as to the corporate defendant. The parties’ stipulation was rejected because the defendant had not paid its first-appearance fee. That fee has now been paid. The stipulati...

  • PISANI VS VEAZY

    Sep 29, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The unopposed motion of defendant Temecula Valley Hospital, Inc., to compel the plaintiff to serve further responses to the defendant’s special interrogatories, set one, is granted. Monetary sanctions are imposed in the sum of $490. The proposed order is signed as modified.

    ...

  • GILL VS HARRY

    Sep 29, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The unopposed motion of David Brian Harry to compel the plaintiff to respond to interrogatories is granted. The plaintiff shall serve complete verified responses to the special interrogatories served May 11, 2020, and to the form interrogatories served June 2, 2020, without objection no later than October ...

  • PISANI VS VEAZY

    Sep 29, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The unopposed motion of defendant Temecula Valley Hospital, Inc., to compel the plaintiff to serve further responses to the defendant’s requests for production of documents, set one, is granted. Monetary sanctions are imposed in the sum of $490. The proposed order is signed as modified.

    ...

  • INDRESANO VS BRAVO

    Sep 28, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The defendant Bravo’s unopposed motion to deem the plaintiff to have admitted the defendant’s Requests for Admissions of Fact, Set One, is granted. Monetary sanctions are awarded in the sum of $290. The proposed order is signed as modified.

    ...

  • GROENDYK VS NORTHSTAR PLANNING

    Sep 28, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiff’s unopposed request for judicial notice is granted. The plaintiff’s motion to enforce the settlement is granted. Attorney’s fees are awarded in the sum requested. The proposed judgment is signed as modified by correcting the balance owed to $921,428.22 for a total judgment in the sum of $924,...

  • INDRESANO VS BRAVO

    Sep 28, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The defendant Bravo’s unopposed motion to compel the plaintiff to answer the defendant’s Form Interrogatories, Set One, and Special Interrogatories, Set One, is granted. Responses shall be served with 20 days. Monetary sanctions are awarded in the sum of $290. The proposed order is signed as modified.

    ...

  • HUNTER VS HUNTER

    Sep 24, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiff’s motion to vacate the dismissal entered on January 29, 2020, is granted. The order of dismissal is vacated. The proposed order is signed as modified. As authorized by Code of Civil Procedure section 473, subdivision (c)(1)(B), the Court orders either Jason M. Stone or Stone & Sallus, LLP, to...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Craig G. Riemer

  • DARAKJIAN VS SELF-SEARS

    Oct 21, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The defendant’s unopposed motion for relief from forfeiture of the right to a jury trial is denied. Analysis: When moving for relief from its forfeiture of the right to a jury trial, a party’s evidentiary burden is slight, but it is not non-existent. Although Code of Civil Procedure section 631, subdivisio...

  • KARAS VS TUMBRELLO

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Plaintiff’s motion to compel responses from defendant Tumbrello to plaintiff’s form interrogatories, sets 1 and 2, is denied without prejudice. Analysis: The motion was served on Tumbrello by mail on 9-17-20. The hearing was originally scheduled for 10-15-20, which is less than 16 court days and 5 calendar...

  • ALVAREZ VS ZOOK

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The motion by plaintiff Carla Alvarez to compel Zook to serve further answers to form interrogatories, set one, Interrogatory 15.1, is denied. The plaintiff’s request for sanctions is denied. The defendant’s request for sanctions is denied.

    Analysis: The motion to compel is moot because, as the def...

  • BOBST VS CORPORATE ALLIANCE STRATEGIES INC

    Oct 09, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The unopposed motion for relief from the plaintiff’s forfeiture of his right to a jury trial is denied. Analysis: As the Court noted when this matter was heard the first time, when moving for relief from its forfeiture of the right to a jury trial, a party’s evidentiary burden is slight, but it is not non-...

  • FEODOROV VS. BARTOLI

    Oct 08, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The Court regrets that it is not yet ready to hear this motion. The hearing has been continued to October 23, 2020, at 8:30 A.M. in this Department.

    ...

  • TULIAU VS THE KROGER CO.

    Oct 08, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The defendants’ motion to strike portions of the first amended complaint is granted in part and denied in part. Specifically, it is denied as to items 1 and 2, and granted without leave to amend as to items 3 through 5. The defendants shall file and serve their answers within 10 days. Analysis: The referen...

  • MENDOZA VS NISSAN NORTH AMERICA INC

    Oct 07, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The defendant’s demurrer to the plaintiff’s complaint is sustained with 20 days’ leave to amend Analysis: The plaintiffs’ opposition was not served in a timely fashion. Nine court days before 10-7- 20 is 9-24-20. The opposition was not served until 9-30-20. (Actually, the proof of service is silent as to t...

  • BAKER VS TEMECULA VALLEY

    Oct 06, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The unopposed motion of defendant Universal Health Services, Inc., to quash service of summons is granted. The proposed order is signed as modified.

    ...

  • WEST COAST YAMAHA VS AREHART

    Oct 06, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiff’s unopposed request for judicial notice is granted. The plaintiff’s unopposed motion for summary judgment is denied. The motion for summary adjudication of the first cause of action for conversion is denied. The motion for summary adjudication of the second cause of action under Penal Code se...

  • DURON VS WILCOX

    Oct 05, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The unopposed motion of Wilcox to file a cross-complaint against the plaintiff is denied. Analysis: The motion needs a supporting declaration to explain why the cross-complaint was not filed concurrently with the defendant’s answer. The defendant’s motion relies upon the declaration of Mr. Irvin. The decla...

  • WOOD VS ZAZUETA

    Oct 05, 2020 |  Riverside County

    In light of the tentative ruling regarding the demurrer, the motion to strike is rendered moot, and is denied on that basis.

    ...

  • KARAS VS TUMBRELLO

    Oct 05, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiff’s request for judicial notice is denied. The plaintiff’s unopposed motion to compel defendant Charles Tumbrello to serve further responses to requests for production of documents is granted. Defendant Tumbrello shall serve full and complete verified responses, without objection, in the manner...

  • VARGAS VS. MONTANO TRUCKING

    Oct 02, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Per Court’s Minute Order dated 9/21/20, this hearing is now set in Department 3. Therefore, the parties should check the tentative ruling for this under Department 3.

    ...

  • MITCHELL VS PRICE MANUFACTURING COMPANY INC

    Oct 01, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The defendants’ motion to strike portions of the first amended complaint is granted without leave to amend. Analysis: For the reasons described above concerning the demurrers, the allegations are irrelevant, and the prayers relate to a count to which the demurrer has been sustained without leave to amend.<...

  • AMERICAN EXPRESS VS STACY

    Oct 01, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiff’s unopposed motion for order deeming the defendant to have admitted requests for admissions is granted. Sanctions are imposed in the sum of $390 as requested. The proposed order is signed.

    ...

  • ORANGE COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT VS VAN LOON

    Sep 30, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The FCD’s unopposed request for judicial notice is granted. The FCD’s evidentiary objections are sustained as to objection Nos. 4 through 12, but otherwise overruled. The FCD’s motion for an order of prejudgment possession is granted. Analysis: While Van Loon is competent to testify as to his own losses an...

  • CITY OF RIVERSIDE VS DUNN ENTERPRISES

    Sep 29, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The Court has no tentative ruling because the matter has been dismissed as to the individual defendant and appears to have been settled as to the corporate defendant. The parties’ stipulation was rejected because the defendant had not paid its first-appearance fee. That fee has now been paid. The stipulati...

  • PISANI VS VEAZY

    Sep 29, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The unopposed motion of defendant Temecula Valley Hospital, Inc., to compel the plaintiff to serve further responses to the defendant’s special interrogatories, set one, is granted. Monetary sanctions are imposed in the sum of $490. The proposed order is signed as modified.

    ...

  • GILL VS HARRY

    Sep 29, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The unopposed motion of David Brian Harry to compel the plaintiff to respond to interrogatories is granted. The plaintiff shall serve complete verified responses to the special interrogatories served May 11, 2020, and to the form interrogatories served June 2, 2020, without objection no later than October ...

  • PISANI VS VEAZY

    Sep 29, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The unopposed motion of defendant Temecula Valley Hospital, Inc., to compel the plaintiff to serve further responses to the defendant’s requests for production of documents, set one, is granted. Monetary sanctions are imposed in the sum of $490. The proposed order is signed as modified.

    ...

  • INDRESANO VS BRAVO

    Sep 28, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The defendant Bravo’s unopposed motion to deem the plaintiff to have admitted the defendant’s Requests for Admissions of Fact, Set One, is granted. Monetary sanctions are awarded in the sum of $290. The proposed order is signed as modified.

    ...

  • GROENDYK VS NORTHSTAR PLANNING

    Sep 28, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiff’s unopposed request for judicial notice is granted. The plaintiff’s motion to enforce the settlement is granted. Attorney’s fees are awarded in the sum requested. The proposed judgment is signed as modified by correcting the balance owed to $921,428.22 for a total judgment in the sum of $924,...

  • INDRESANO VS BRAVO

    Sep 28, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The defendant Bravo’s unopposed motion to compel the plaintiff to answer the defendant’s Form Interrogatories, Set One, and Special Interrogatories, Set One, is granted. Responses shall be served with 20 days. Monetary sanctions are awarded in the sum of $290. The proposed order is signed as modified.

    ...

  • HUNTER VS HUNTER

    Sep 24, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The plaintiff’s motion to vacate the dismissal entered on January 29, 2020, is granted. The order of dismissal is vacated. The proposed order is signed as modified. As authorized by Code of Civil Procedure section 473, subdivision (c)(1)(B), the Court orders either Jason M. Stone or Stone & Sallus, LLP, to...

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