The Honorable Cynthia A. Freeland

San Diego County Superior Court, Department NC-18

Biography

The Hon. Cynthia A. Freeland is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown on December 24, 2016, filling a vacancy created by the conversion of a court commissioner position.

Freeland earned a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego. She then continued her studies, eventually receiving a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1995.

Freeland began her legal career as a law clerk for the Hon. Andrew Hauk at the United States District Court for the Central District of California. The following year, she joined Baker and McKenzie as an associate, where she rose to partner in 2003. Then, in 2007, she left the firm and joined Schor and Freeland, where she worked as a named partner until her appointment to the bench.

She is registered as a Democrat.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Cynthia A. Freeland

  • RUFFIN ROAD VENTURE LOT 3 VS. SLEEP MED LLC

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Isolate Innovations, LLC ("Isolate Innovations"), successor-in-interest to Plaintiff Ruffin Road Venture Lot 3 ("Ruffin Road" and, together with Isolate Innovations, "Plaintiff")'s motion for leave to amend the Complaint and Cross-Complaint is denied.

    California Code of Civil Procedure § 473 provid...

  • VARGA VS LOMAS SERENAS PROPERTY OWNERS

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The court, on its own motion, continues this matter to January 29, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in this department.

    ...

  • XIROGIANNIS VS SLJ & LG

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Defendants SLJ & LG, Inc. and Vince Damain (collectively, "Defendants")'s motion to approve PAGA settlement is granted. See Cal. Lab. Code § 2699(l)(2).

    The court construes the lack of opposition by any interested party to be a concession of the motion's merits. In addition, the court finds that th...

  • GONZALEZ-COLLAZO VS SANTIAGO

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Defendant's general demurrer to causes of action 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 11 of the first amended complaint is overruled. Sufficient facts are alleged. While it appears that Plaintiff may have problems as to some of the causes of action, at this early stage, the Court is reluctant to eliminate any causes of ac...

  • AMBASSADOR REAL ESTATE INC VS KASHAY

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The court, on its own motion, continues this matter to January 29, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in this department.

    ...

  • GOMEZ VS HOGUE

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The court, on its own motion, continues this matter to January 29, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in this department.

    ...

  • WININGER VS MAY

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Judgment creditor E. David Wininger ("Judgment Creditor")'s verified application for appointment of receiver to effectuate sale of dwelling is granted. See Cal. Code Civ. P. §§ 564(a), (b)(3), and (b)(9), 708.610.

    The court construes judgment debtor Charlotte May ("Judgment Debtor")'s lack of oppos...

  • COOK VS. CRENSHAW

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Sherrie Cook ("Plaintiff")'s motion to strike or tax costs is denied. As an initial matter, Defendants Raul Crenshaw and Sydney Crowe (collectively, "Defendants")'s opposition was untimely. See Cal. Code Civ. P. § 1005(b). The court is persuaded that Defendants' counsel's mistake, inadvertence, s...

  • GEIGER VS SUNWOOD PACIFIC RIDGE LLC

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Defendants/Cross-Complainants/Cross-Defendants Sunwood Pacific Ridge, LLC ("Sunwood"), Sunwood Management Services, Inc., Eugene Burger Management Corporation, and Sunwood Ventures, LLC (collectively, "Defendants")'s motion to quash the deposition subpoena for production of business records issued to Sunwe...

  • CAREN MARTELLO VS MARTELLO

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Caren Martello ("Plaintiff")'s motion for leave to file a verified second amended complaint (the "SAC") is granted.

    As an initial matter, the court declines to deny the motion on procedural grounds. A pretrial motion to amend a pleading must: "(1) Include a copy of the proposed amendment ...

  • AMBASSADOR REAL ESTATE INC VS KASHAY

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The court, on its own motion, continues this matter to January 29, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in this department.

    ...

  • PANDAWHITE INC VS LIM

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Josephine Lim ("Defendant")'s demurrer to Plaintiff Pandawhite, Inc. ("Plaintiff")'s Complaint is overruled.

    Defendant's requests for judicial notice are granted.

    A demurrer tests the legal sufficiency of a pleading. See McKell v. Wash. Mut., Inc. (2006) 142 Cal. App. 4th 1457, 14...

  • BECK VS. PRATT

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Kenneth Lee Beck ("Plaintiff")'s motion to compel Defendant Loren Matthew Pratt ("Defendant") to provide further responses to Form Interrogatory (Set One) Nos. 2.8 and 12.2, and for sanctions, is granted in part and denied in part.

    The court declines to deny the motion for Plaintiff's all...

  • RUFFIN ROAD VENTURE LOT 3 VS. SLEEP MED LLC

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Ruffin Road Venture Lot 3 and its successor-in-interest, Isolate Innovations, LLC (collectively, "Plaintiff")'s motion to set expedited trial date is denied.

    California Code of Civil Procedure ("CCP") § 583.310 provides that, subject to tolling, oral or written agreements, or other exclus...

  • DOSHI VS DESAI

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff/Judgment Creditor Prakash Doshi ("Plaintiff")'s motion to charge Defendant/Judgment Debtor Harsh Desai ("Defendant")'s transferable interests in Vista Hospitality Group, LLC and Escondido Hospitality Group, LLC (collectively, the "LLCs") is granted. See Cal. Code Civ. P. § 708.310; Cal. Corp. Cod...

  • WHITFIELD VS HELLICKSON

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiffs Aaron Whitfield, Whit Holdings, LLC, Marcus Weenig, Trimaran Healthcare, Blanca Arreguin, and Karen Smith (collectively, "Plaintiffs")'s motion for a preliminary injunction is denied. Defendants Mark Hellickson and Helli Holdings, LLC (collectively, "Defendants")'s evidentiary objections are ove...

  • BECK VS. PRATT

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Kenneth Lee Beck ("Plaintiff")'s motion to compel Defendant Loren Matthew Pratt ("Defendant") to provide further responses to Request for Production of Documents (Set One) Nos. 9, 12, 14, 15, 29, and 34, and for sanctions, is granted in part and denied in part.

    The court declines to deny ...

  • ALLGIRE GENERAL CONTRACTORS INC VS TRIPLE J CONTRACTING INC

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Allgire General Contractors, Inc. ("Plaintiff")'s motion to strike Defendant Triple J. Contracting, Inc. ("Defendant")'s answer is granted.

    Plaintiff's request for judicial notice is granted.

    The court construes Defendant's lack of opposition as a concession of the motion's merits...

  • ALLGIRE GENERAL CONTRACTORS INC VS TRIPLE J CONTRACTING INC

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Allgire General Contractors, Inc. ("Plaintiff")'s motion to strike Defendant Triple J. Contracting, Inc. ("Defendant")'s answer is granted.

    Plaintiff's request for judicial notice is granted.

    The court construes Defendant's lack of opposition as a concession of the motion's merits...

  • SALGADO VS VISTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiffs Jose Salgado and Maria Carlota Salgado's motion to bifurcate is granted. The court construes Defendant Vista Unified School District ("Defendant")'s lack of opposition as a concession of the motion's merits. The court further finds that bifurcation best promotes judicial economy, efficiency, and...

  • OSBORNE PARK, INC., A CALIFORNIA NONPROFIT MUTUAL BENEFIT CORPORATION VS. MURIEL ELAINE JOHNSON

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Wilton D. Bouma ("Defendant")'s demurrer to Plaintiff Osborne Park, Inc. ("Plaintiff")'s Complaint is overruled.

    A demurrer tests the legal sufficiency of a pleading. See McKell v. Wash. Mut., Inc. (2006) 142 Cal. App. 4th 1457, 1469. When reviewing a demurrer, the court "give[s] the comp...

  • RYAN WEEDEN VS HOFFMAN

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant William Lewis Hoffman, individually and as Trustee of the Catherine E. Hoffman Trust dated January 3, 1995 ("Defendant")'s motion for attorney's fees and costs is granted in part and denied in part.

    Plaintiffs Ryan and Genevieve Weeden (collectively, "Plaintiffs")'s request for judicial n...

  • VARGA VS LOMAS SERENAS PROPERTY OWNERS

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court, on its own motion, continues this matter to January 8, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in this department.

    ...

  • KAISAN VS CAPRA

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Elio A. Capra ("Defendant")'s motion to expunge lis pendens is granted in part and denied in part.

    On December 14, 2020, Plaintiff Stefan Kaisan ("Plaintiff") filed a notice of withdrawal of pendency of action under California Code of Civil Procedure ("CCP") § 405.50 (ROA No. 21). Accordi...

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Recent Cases by Hon. Cynthia A. Freeland

Recent Rulings by Hon. Cynthia A. Freeland

  • RUFFIN ROAD VENTURE LOT 3 VS. SLEEP MED LLC

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Isolate Innovations, LLC ("Isolate Innovations"), successor-in-interest to Plaintiff Ruffin Road Venture Lot 3 ("Ruffin Road" and, together with Isolate Innovations, "Plaintiff")'s motion for leave to amend the Complaint and Cross-Complaint is denied.

    California Code of Civil Procedure § 473 provid...

  • VARGA VS LOMAS SERENAS PROPERTY OWNERS

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The court, on its own motion, continues this matter to January 29, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in this department.

    ...

  • XIROGIANNIS VS SLJ & LG

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Defendants SLJ & LG, Inc. and Vince Damain (collectively, "Defendants")'s motion to approve PAGA settlement is granted. See Cal. Lab. Code § 2699(l)(2).

    The court construes the lack of opposition by any interested party to be a concession of the motion's merits. In addition, the court finds that th...

  • GONZALEZ-COLLAZO VS SANTIAGO

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Defendant's general demurrer to causes of action 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 11 of the first amended complaint is overruled. Sufficient facts are alleged. While it appears that Plaintiff may have problems as to some of the causes of action, at this early stage, the Court is reluctant to eliminate any causes of ac...

  • AMBASSADOR REAL ESTATE INC VS KASHAY

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The court, on its own motion, continues this matter to January 29, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in this department.

    ...

  • GOMEZ VS HOGUE

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The court, on its own motion, continues this matter to January 29, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in this department.

    ...

  • WININGER VS MAY

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Judgment creditor E. David Wininger ("Judgment Creditor")'s verified application for appointment of receiver to effectuate sale of dwelling is granted. See Cal. Code Civ. P. §§ 564(a), (b)(3), and (b)(9), 708.610.

    The court construes judgment debtor Charlotte May ("Judgment Debtor")'s lack of oppos...

  • COOK VS. CRENSHAW

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Sherrie Cook ("Plaintiff")'s motion to strike or tax costs is denied. As an initial matter, Defendants Raul Crenshaw and Sydney Crowe (collectively, "Defendants")'s opposition was untimely. See Cal. Code Civ. P. § 1005(b). The court is persuaded that Defendants' counsel's mistake, inadvertence, s...

  • GEIGER VS SUNWOOD PACIFIC RIDGE LLC

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Defendants/Cross-Complainants/Cross-Defendants Sunwood Pacific Ridge, LLC ("Sunwood"), Sunwood Management Services, Inc., Eugene Burger Management Corporation, and Sunwood Ventures, LLC (collectively, "Defendants")'s motion to quash the deposition subpoena for production of business records issued to Sunwe...

  • CAREN MARTELLO VS MARTELLO

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Caren Martello ("Plaintiff")'s motion for leave to file a verified second amended complaint (the "SAC") is granted.

    As an initial matter, the court declines to deny the motion on procedural grounds. A pretrial motion to amend a pleading must: "(1) Include a copy of the proposed amendment ...

  • AMBASSADOR REAL ESTATE INC VS KASHAY

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The court, on its own motion, continues this matter to January 29, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in this department.

    ...

  • PANDAWHITE INC VS LIM

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Josephine Lim ("Defendant")'s demurrer to Plaintiff Pandawhite, Inc. ("Plaintiff")'s Complaint is overruled.

    Defendant's requests for judicial notice are granted.

    A demurrer tests the legal sufficiency of a pleading. See McKell v. Wash. Mut., Inc. (2006) 142 Cal. App. 4th 1457, 14...

  • BECK VS. PRATT

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Kenneth Lee Beck ("Plaintiff")'s motion to compel Defendant Loren Matthew Pratt ("Defendant") to provide further responses to Form Interrogatory (Set One) Nos. 2.8 and 12.2, and for sanctions, is granted in part and denied in part.

    The court declines to deny the motion for Plaintiff's all...

  • RUFFIN ROAD VENTURE LOT 3 VS. SLEEP MED LLC

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Ruffin Road Venture Lot 3 and its successor-in-interest, Isolate Innovations, LLC (collectively, "Plaintiff")'s motion to set expedited trial date is denied.

    California Code of Civil Procedure ("CCP") § 583.310 provides that, subject to tolling, oral or written agreements, or other exclus...

  • DOSHI VS DESAI

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff/Judgment Creditor Prakash Doshi ("Plaintiff")'s motion to charge Defendant/Judgment Debtor Harsh Desai ("Defendant")'s transferable interests in Vista Hospitality Group, LLC and Escondido Hospitality Group, LLC (collectively, the "LLCs") is granted. See Cal. Code Civ. P. § 708.310; Cal. Corp. Cod...

  • WHITFIELD VS HELLICKSON

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiffs Aaron Whitfield, Whit Holdings, LLC, Marcus Weenig, Trimaran Healthcare, Blanca Arreguin, and Karen Smith (collectively, "Plaintiffs")'s motion for a preliminary injunction is denied. Defendants Mark Hellickson and Helli Holdings, LLC (collectively, "Defendants")'s evidentiary objections are ove...

  • BECK VS. PRATT

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Kenneth Lee Beck ("Plaintiff")'s motion to compel Defendant Loren Matthew Pratt ("Defendant") to provide further responses to Request for Production of Documents (Set One) Nos. 9, 12, 14, 15, 29, and 34, and for sanctions, is granted in part and denied in part.

    The court declines to deny ...

  • ALLGIRE GENERAL CONTRACTORS INC VS TRIPLE J CONTRACTING INC

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Allgire General Contractors, Inc. ("Plaintiff")'s motion to strike Defendant Triple J. Contracting, Inc. ("Defendant")'s answer is granted.

    Plaintiff's request for judicial notice is granted.

    The court construes Defendant's lack of opposition as a concession of the motion's merits...

  • ALLGIRE GENERAL CONTRACTORS INC VS TRIPLE J CONTRACTING INC

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Allgire General Contractors, Inc. ("Plaintiff")'s motion to strike Defendant Triple J. Contracting, Inc. ("Defendant")'s answer is granted.

    Plaintiff's request for judicial notice is granted.

    The court construes Defendant's lack of opposition as a concession of the motion's merits...

  • SALGADO VS VISTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiffs Jose Salgado and Maria Carlota Salgado's motion to bifurcate is granted. The court construes Defendant Vista Unified School District ("Defendant")'s lack of opposition as a concession of the motion's merits. The court further finds that bifurcation best promotes judicial economy, efficiency, and...

  • OSBORNE PARK, INC., A CALIFORNIA NONPROFIT MUTUAL BENEFIT CORPORATION VS. MURIEL ELAINE JOHNSON

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Wilton D. Bouma ("Defendant")'s demurrer to Plaintiff Osborne Park, Inc. ("Plaintiff")'s Complaint is overruled.

    A demurrer tests the legal sufficiency of a pleading. See McKell v. Wash. Mut., Inc. (2006) 142 Cal. App. 4th 1457, 1469. When reviewing a demurrer, the court "give[s] the comp...

  • RYAN WEEDEN VS HOFFMAN

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant William Lewis Hoffman, individually and as Trustee of the Catherine E. Hoffman Trust dated January 3, 1995 ("Defendant")'s motion for attorney's fees and costs is granted in part and denied in part.

    Plaintiffs Ryan and Genevieve Weeden (collectively, "Plaintiffs")'s request for judicial n...

  • VARGA VS LOMAS SERENAS PROPERTY OWNERS

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court, on its own motion, continues this matter to January 8, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in this department.

    ...

  • KAISAN VS CAPRA

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Elio A. Capra ("Defendant")'s motion to expunge lis pendens is granted in part and denied in part.

    On December 14, 2020, Plaintiff Stefan Kaisan ("Plaintiff") filed a notice of withdrawal of pendency of action under California Code of Civil Procedure ("CCP") § 405.50 (ROA No. 21). Accordi...

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