The Honorable D. Scott Daniels

Solano County Superior Court, Department 6

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

  • REYES V. MARTIN

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

    Motion to Withdraw as Attorney TENTATIVE RULING Parties to appear.

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  • SCHOLL V. CITY OF DIXON

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

    Plaintiff’s Request for Jury Trial TENTATIVE RULING Plaintiff’s request to set for jury trial is granted. Parties to appear prepared to set trial dates.

    ...

  • GREISMAN V. FCA US, LLC, ET AL.

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

    Motion to Compel Further Responses TENTATIVE RULING Plaintiff’s motion to compel further responses to her request for production of documents, set one, is denied. Plaintiff’s counsel did not adequately meet and confer prior to filing the motion, having failed to meet and confer at all upon receipt of Defen...

  • VENEGAS V. GEICO

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

    Motion to Set Aside Default TENTATIVE RULING The unopposed motion is granted based upon an attorney affidavit of fault.

    ...

  • THOMPSON V. GARCIA, ET AL.

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

    Petition to Compel Arbitration filed by Plaintiff TENTATIVE RULING Plaintiff’s petition to compel arbitration is denied without prejudice. Plaintiff has not established that the petition was properly served on FARMERS INSURANCE EXCHANGE or that his insurance policy with FARMERS contains an arbitration prov...

  • MARTIN V. ASBESTOS CORPORATION LTD., ET AL.

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

    Motion to Set Aside Default and Default Judgment filed by United States Fire Insurance Co. TENTATIVE RULING The motion of U.S. Fire Insurance Co. to set aside the default and default judgment entered against Associated Insulation is denied. As neither a party nor an insurer of a party in this action, U.S. ...

  • ROMAN V. MEDDLES

    Aug 21, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Motion for Pro Hac Vice TENTATIVE RULING The unopposed Motion of Katherine J. Henry for Admission Pro Hac Vice as counsel for Defendants Maven Drive, LLC, Lyft, Inc., and General Motors Company is granted.

    ...

  • WATTERS, ET AL. V. MAGDY, ET AL.

    Aug 21, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Motion for Summary Judgment/Adjudication TENTATIVE RULING Defendant Danial’s motion for summary adjudication is granted in part and denied in part. Defendant Danial’s alternative motion for summary judgment is denied. Defendant’s motion for summary adjudication of the third cause of action for failure to o...

  • IN RE CORRINA H. (STRATCAP INVS., INC.)

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Petition for Approval of Transfer of Structured Settlement Payment Rights TENTATIVE RULING The petition is denied. Upon considering the totality of the circumstances presented, the Court does not find the proposed transfer to be fair and reasonable or in the best interests of the payee. (Ins. Code §§ 10137...

  • SACOTE V. KUNDRA, ET AL.

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Motion for Summary Judgment TENTATIVE RULING Defendants’ motion for summary judgment is denied. Plaintiff’s objection to the use of Defendants’ interrogatory responses and Defendants’ denials in response to requests for admission is sustained. Defendants have not met their initial burden of proving that on...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. D. Scott Daniels

  • REYES V. MARTIN

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

    Motion to Withdraw as Attorney TENTATIVE RULING Parties to appear.

    ...

  • SCHOLL V. CITY OF DIXON

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

    Plaintiff’s Request for Jury Trial TENTATIVE RULING Plaintiff’s request to set for jury trial is granted. Parties to appear prepared to set trial dates.

    ...

  • GREISMAN V. FCA US, LLC, ET AL.

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

    Motion to Compel Further Responses TENTATIVE RULING Plaintiff’s motion to compel further responses to her request for production of documents, set one, is denied. Plaintiff’s counsel did not adequately meet and confer prior to filing the motion, having failed to meet and confer at all upon receipt of Defen...

  • VENEGAS V. GEICO

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

    Motion to Set Aside Default TENTATIVE RULING The unopposed motion is granted based upon an attorney affidavit of fault.

    ...

  • THOMPSON V. GARCIA, ET AL.

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

    Petition to Compel Arbitration filed by Plaintiff TENTATIVE RULING Plaintiff’s petition to compel arbitration is denied without prejudice. Plaintiff has not established that the petition was properly served on FARMERS INSURANCE EXCHANGE or that his insurance policy with FARMERS contains an arbitration prov...

  • MARTIN V. ASBESTOS CORPORATION LTD., ET AL.

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

    Motion to Set Aside Default and Default Judgment filed by United States Fire Insurance Co. TENTATIVE RULING The motion of U.S. Fire Insurance Co. to set aside the default and default judgment entered against Associated Insulation is denied. As neither a party nor an insurer of a party in this action, U.S. ...

  • ROMAN V. MEDDLES

    Aug 21, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Motion for Pro Hac Vice TENTATIVE RULING The unopposed Motion of Katherine J. Henry for Admission Pro Hac Vice as counsel for Defendants Maven Drive, LLC, Lyft, Inc., and General Motors Company is granted.

    ...

  • WATTERS, ET AL. V. MAGDY, ET AL.

    Aug 21, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Motion for Summary Judgment/Adjudication TENTATIVE RULING Defendant Danial’s motion for summary adjudication is granted in part and denied in part. Defendant Danial’s alternative motion for summary judgment is denied. Defendant’s motion for summary adjudication of the third cause of action for failure to o...

  • IN RE CORRINA H. (STRATCAP INVS., INC.)

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Petition for Approval of Transfer of Structured Settlement Payment Rights TENTATIVE RULING The petition is denied. Upon considering the totality of the circumstances presented, the Court does not find the proposed transfer to be fair and reasonable or in the best interests of the payee. (Ins. Code §§ 10137...

  • SACOTE V. KUNDRA, ET AL.

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge D. Scott Daniels |  Solano County, CA

    Motion for Summary Judgment TENTATIVE RULING Defendants’ motion for summary judgment is denied. Plaintiff’s objection to the use of Defendants’ interrogatory responses and Defendants’ denials in response to requests for admission is sustained. Defendants have not met their initial burden of proving that on...

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