The Honorable D. Scott Daniels

Solano County Superior Court, Department 6

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Biography

The Hon. D. Scott Daniels is a judge for the Solano County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2005. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. James Moelk (Ret.).

He is a registered Republican.

Judge Daniels received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1974. He went on to earn his J.D. from Whittier Law School in 1978.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Daniels had served as a court commissioner for the Solano County Superior Court since 2003.

Before that, Daniels was a sole practitioner for twenty-four years, where he specialized in property, land use, municipal corporation, probate, and insurance law. During that time he also served on the Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators as well as a judge pro tem for the Solano County Superior Court.

Daniels also worked as a city attorney for both the Suisun City (1982 to 1984) and Benicia City (1984 to 1986) Attorney's Offices.

While on the bench, Judge Daniels has been assigned to the Civil Division at the Old Solano Courthouse.

Recent Rulings by Hon. D. Scott Daniels

  • AMERICAN EXPRESS V. PETTIFORD

    Oct 22, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Motion to be Relieved as Counsel TENTATIVE RULING The motion is granted, with withdrawal effective only upon prompt service on the client of the signed order.

    ...

  • SINGH V. VALDEZ, ET AL.

    Oct 17, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Demurrer TENTATIVE RULING Parties to appear to discuss the following tentative ruling: Defendant’s unopposed demurrer is sustained without leave to amend. The court takes judicial notice of the records of the Government Claims Program as presented in Exhibit A of the Declaration of Rivera. (See, Evid. Code...

  • VENEGAS V. GEICO INSURANCE AGENCY, INC., ET AL.

    Oct 17, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Petition for Approval of Transfer of Structured Settlement Payment Rights by and between M. SANCHEZ and PEACHTREE SETTLEMENT FUNDING, LLC TENTATIVE RULING Based on the papers submitted, the proposed transfer does not appear to be fair and reasonable and in the best interests of M. SANCHEZ. The $63,030.51 t...

  • VENEGAS V. GEICO INSURANCE AGENCY, INC., ET AL.

    Oct 17, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Demurrer filed by Defendant GEICO INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. TENTATIVE RULING Under Evidence Code Section 452(h), the court takes judicial notice of the declarations page for the insurance contract between plaintiffs and Geico Insurance Indemnity Co. that was in effect at the time of the motor vehicle accident...

  • INTEGRA CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC. V. CAL, INC., ET AL.

    Oct 16, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Motion to Fix Award of Costs and Prejudgment Interest filed by Plaintiff TENTATIVE RULING Plaintiff’s unopposed motion to fix an award of costs and prejudgment interest is granted in its entirety. Pursuant to the Statement of Decision entered on July 12, 2019, the court awards plaintiff $10,624.22 in costs...

  • NERI V. CAMINS

    Oct 16, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Motion for Admissions and Sanctions TENTATIVE RULING The motion is denied. Moving party failed to file a proof of service showing service of the motion at least 16 court days prior to the hearing. CONSUMER/CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, ET AL.

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  • FRANK, ET AL. V. SOLANO NETWORK OF MENTAL HEALTH

    Oct 16, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Application for Writ of Attachment TENTATIVE RULING Plaintiff’s application for issuance of a right to attach order and a writ of attachment is denied. Plaintiffs have not established the probable validity of their contract or quasi- contract claim. (Code Civ. Proc. §484.090(a).) Plaintiffs fail to provide...

  • HIBBARD V. KORTHALS

    Oct 16, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Defendant’s Motion to Reopen Discovery, to Compel Plaintiff’s Deposition, to Compel Inspection of Real Property, and for Sanctions TENTATIVE RULINGS The motion to reopen discovery is moot. The Court ordered discovery reopened on July 31, 2019, and vacated the trial dates. The motion to compel Plaintiff’s d...

  • COLLINSVILLE LEVEE MAINTENANCE DISTRICT V. LIBERATI

    Oct 16, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Motion by Defendant VITO LIBERATI to Strike Memorandum of Costs TENTATIVE RULING Government Code §68093 limits the fees of an ordinary witness to $35/day, and .20/mile, “except as otherwise provided by law.” The witness fees of employees of government agencies are provided otherwise by Government Code §680...

  • DENNIS V. SOLANO COALITION FOR BETTER HEALTH

    Oct 9, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Motion to Compel Further Responses to Form Interrogatories filed by Plaintiff Motion to Compel Further Responses to Employment Form Interrogatories filed by Plaintiff Motion to Compel Further Responses to Special Interrogatories filed by Plaintiff Motion to Compel Further Response to Request for Production...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. D. Scott Daniels

  • AMERICAN EXPRESS V. PETTIFORD

    Oct 22, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Motion to be Relieved as Counsel TENTATIVE RULING The motion is granted, with withdrawal effective only upon prompt service on the client of the signed order.

    ...

  • SINGH V. VALDEZ, ET AL.

    Oct 17, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Demurrer TENTATIVE RULING Parties to appear to discuss the following tentative ruling: Defendant’s unopposed demurrer is sustained without leave to amend. The court takes judicial notice of the records of the Government Claims Program as presented in Exhibit A of the Declaration of Rivera. (See, Evid. Code...

  • VENEGAS V. GEICO INSURANCE AGENCY, INC., ET AL.

    Oct 17, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Petition for Approval of Transfer of Structured Settlement Payment Rights by and between M. SANCHEZ and PEACHTREE SETTLEMENT FUNDING, LLC TENTATIVE RULING Based on the papers submitted, the proposed transfer does not appear to be fair and reasonable and in the best interests of M. SANCHEZ. The $63,030.51 t...

  • VENEGAS V. GEICO INSURANCE AGENCY, INC., ET AL.

    Oct 17, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Demurrer filed by Defendant GEICO INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. TENTATIVE RULING Under Evidence Code Section 452(h), the court takes judicial notice of the declarations page for the insurance contract between plaintiffs and Geico Insurance Indemnity Co. that was in effect at the time of the motor vehicle accident...

  • INTEGRA CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC. V. CAL, INC., ET AL.

    Oct 16, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Motion to Fix Award of Costs and Prejudgment Interest filed by Plaintiff TENTATIVE RULING Plaintiff’s unopposed motion to fix an award of costs and prejudgment interest is granted in its entirety. Pursuant to the Statement of Decision entered on July 12, 2019, the court awards plaintiff $10,624.22 in costs...

  • NERI V. CAMINS

    Oct 16, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Motion for Admissions and Sanctions TENTATIVE RULING The motion is denied. Moving party failed to file a proof of service showing service of the motion at least 16 court days prior to the hearing. CONSUMER/CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, ET AL.

    ...

  • FRANK, ET AL. V. SOLANO NETWORK OF MENTAL HEALTH

    Oct 16, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Application for Writ of Attachment TENTATIVE RULING Plaintiff’s application for issuance of a right to attach order and a writ of attachment is denied. Plaintiffs have not established the probable validity of their contract or quasi- contract claim. (Code Civ. Proc. §484.090(a).) Plaintiffs fail to provide...

  • HIBBARD V. KORTHALS

    Oct 16, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Defendant’s Motion to Reopen Discovery, to Compel Plaintiff’s Deposition, to Compel Inspection of Real Property, and for Sanctions TENTATIVE RULINGS The motion to reopen discovery is moot. The Court ordered discovery reopened on July 31, 2019, and vacated the trial dates. The motion to compel Plaintiff’s d...

  • COLLINSVILLE LEVEE MAINTENANCE DISTRICT V. LIBERATI

    Oct 16, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Motion by Defendant VITO LIBERATI to Strike Memorandum of Costs TENTATIVE RULING Government Code §68093 limits the fees of an ordinary witness to $35/day, and .20/mile, “except as otherwise provided by law.” The witness fees of employees of government agencies are provided otherwise by Government Code §680...

  • DENNIS V. SOLANO COALITION FOR BETTER HEALTH

    Oct 9, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Motion to Compel Further Responses to Form Interrogatories filed by Plaintiff Motion to Compel Further Responses to Employment Form Interrogatories filed by Plaintiff Motion to Compel Further Responses to Special Interrogatories filed by Plaintiff Motion to Compel Further Response to Request for Production...

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