The Honorable Daniel A. Ottolia

Riverside County Superior Court, Department 4

Biography

The Hon. Daniel A. Ottolia is a judge for the Riverside County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010.

He is a registered Republican.

Judge Ottolia received his B.A. from the University of California, Irvine. He went on to earn his J.D. from Georgetown University.

Ottolia would serve briefly as a Riverside County deputy district attorney before becoming a named partner at Shafer, Hiskey, and Ottolia in 1985. After ten years with the firm, he hung out his own shingle in 1995, entering into solo practice, where he would remain until his appointment to the Superior Court in 2010.

While on the bench, Judge Ottolia became embroiled in a controversial decision involving the California End of Life Option. The legislation, which had been voted into state law in 2016, allowed for physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients who only had a few months to live. In May 2018, Judge Ottolia threw out the state law (after refusing to do so in 2016) on the grounds that lawmakers illegally enacted the law through a special session and was therefore unconstitutional at the time that it was approved. In June of that same year, the California Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal allowed the law to stay in effect while it considered the case.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Daniel A. Ottolia

  • DROST VS PERRIS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Grant.

    ...

  • UNIVERSITY CAMPUS HOTEL FUND LP VS TCG SLF I LLC

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Deny. Defendant’s Request for Judicial Notice is Granted. The Complaint contains both transitory and local causes of action. Evidence provided by Defense counsel shows that none of the defendants reside in Riverside County and the contract was not made in Riverside County, however, Golden Star Inc. has Ans...

  • KPC DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LLC VS LOUIDAR LLC

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Matter is Ordered continued for Hearing on 5-13-21, 8:30 am, in D-4. The court orders the continuance based on the court’s discretion (not CCP Section 437(c)(h)), since Plaintiff has newly substituted counsel in this matter. In addition, the highlighted portions of the John Petty deposition were deleted fr...

  • WARREN VS STAGECOACH TOWING

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Deny. Warren has not shown her failure to timely serve responses were due to mistake, inadvertence, or excusable neglect. The envelope stamp for the responses was purchased on October 19, 2020, showing that the responses were not mailed on October 14, 2020. This is not evidence of mistake, but of untimely ...

  • WARREN VS STAGECOACH TOWING

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Deny. Warren has provided supplemental responses. This Motion is Denied as moot.

    ...

  • SHIRAZI VS RIVERA

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Sustain with 30 days leave to amend. There are no facts which would hold cross-defendants liable for any damages suffered by cross-complainants, since cross-defendants are not parties to the alleged personal services contract and there are no allegations of joint and several liability. No breach of duty or...

  • HEREDIA VS COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE

    Feb 17, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Grant as to Request (d). Plaintiff has shown good cause and the request is not overbroad. As to requests (a) through (c), it is not evident that this is information is contained in the personnel file as defined by Penal Code Section 832.5. Moreover, this information can be obtained through normal civil dis...

  • URIAS VS PRISM AEROSPACE INC

    Feb 17, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Grant.

    ...

  • WESCO INSURANCE COMPANY VS DTM ENTERPRIZES INC

    Feb 16, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Grant. Set aside dismissal of 12-7-20. Matter is set for OSC re: Sanctions/Dismissal for failure to Obtain Default Judgment v. Defendant on 4-29-21, 8:30am, D-4.

    ...

  • SUCHANEK VS GUILLEN

    Feb 11, 2021 |  Riverside County

    SUSTAIN with 30 days Leave to Amend. The tort of fraud requires a misrepresentation, knowledge of falsity, intent to induce reliance, reliance, causation and resulting damages. Here, Plaintiff does not allege that Defendants made a misrepresentation to Plaintiff, but, rather that Defendants intended to com...

  • ESTATE OF PATRICIA GEORGINA RODRIGUEZ VS MORENO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Feb 11, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Parties still have not complied with the court’s order of 12/3/20 to meet and confer and for Cross- Defendant to file a further Declaration 10 days before the rescheduled hearing date stating the means by which the parties met and conferred and identifying the specific objections which the parties were una...

  • GARDNER VS CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS RESPONDENTS' DEMURRER TO THE

    Feb 10, 2021 |  Riverside County

    SUSTAINED without Leave to Amend. Respondent to provide Notice and Judgment of Dismissal.

    ...

  • LEON VS OSI INDUSTRIES, LLC

    Feb 09, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Grant, with 30 Days Leave to Amend. Without some factual allegations regarding Defendants motives or intent, the allegations are insufficient to allege malice. In addition, there are no factual allegations regarding ratification or authorization by officers, directors, and/or managing agents. The First Ame...

  • PERICLES RIVERSIDE LLC VS JD GUTHRIE LLC

    Feb 05, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Deny. Guthrie’s Statement of Claims, received by Pericles on July 10, 2019, provides; “ [The Loan Agreement and Note] confirmed that the $200,000 would be treated as a loan to be repaid in two years if no final agreement on the creation of the LLC was reached; however, it would be converted into equity as ...

  • CORTEZ VS MARTINEZ

    Feb 04, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Grant. Allegations of street racing are sufficient for a jury to conclude that the driver’s conduct was so despicable as to constitute malice and award punitive damages against the driver. However, since Plaintiffs do not identify the driver or explain how the other Defendant’s conduct constitutes malice o...

  • CERVANTES VS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PERMANENTE MEDICAL

    Feb 03, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Grant. Plaintiff to file and serve the Second Amended Complaint within 5 days.

    ...

  • GARCIA VS GARCIA

    Feb 02, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Deny. Plaintiff has failed to meet her burden. Plaintiff fails to establish that Juan M.’s responses were inadequate, evasive, or incomplete. Plaintiff does not demonstrate the deficiency of any of the responses in her memorandum of points and authorities and her arguments are conclusory. In addition, Plai...

  • LUNA VS KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.

    Feb 01, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Grant. No opposition has been lodged with the court. Plaintiff to provide further, verified responses, within 30 days. No sanctions.

    ...

  • JUAREZ VS MORENO

    Feb 01, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Grant. Moving party to complete and submit a new proposed Order thereon.

    ...

  • GARCIA VS WILLOW

    Jan 29, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Grant. Plaintiff is declared a vexatious litigant. Plaintiff is a vexatious litigant under C.C.P. section 391(b)(1) because he has had five actions brought by him in propria persona determined adversely to him within the past seven years. Plaintiff is Ordered to file an undertaking in the sum of $20,000 wi...

  • AWAD VS GENERAL MOTORS LLC

    Jan 28, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Deny. Plaintiffs have sufficiently stated a fraud claim which supports a demand for punitive damages.

    ...

  • URIBE VS RUELAS

    Jan 28, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Grant. Dismissal of 11-19-20 set aside. Matter is set for OSC Re: Sanctions/Dismissal for failure to file proof of service on Defendants on 4-7-21, 8:30 am, D-4.

    ...

  • OTAY WATER DISTRICT VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO

    Jan 27, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Deny. Petitioner brings this Motion to consider Extra-Record Evidence pursuant to the new case of Malott v. Summerland Sanitary Dist. (2020) 55 Cal. App. 5th 1102. The court previously denied a similar motion on 1/30/2020, relying in large part on Western States Petroleum Assn. v Superior Court (1995) 9 Ca...

  • LEWIS VS KIA MOTORS OF AMERICA INC

    Jan 26, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Sustain with 30 days leave to amend. As alleged, it is not clear how Defendant knew of the defects. Plaintiff does not allege that the defective engines in the 2011-2014 Optima, 2011-2014 Sportage, and 2012-2014 Sorrento were the same engine as the engine in Plaintiff’s vehicle. Fraud must be pled with spe...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Daniel A. Ottolia

  • DROST VS PERRIS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Grant.

    ...

  • UNIVERSITY CAMPUS HOTEL FUND LP VS TCG SLF I LLC

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Deny. Defendant’s Request for Judicial Notice is Granted. The Complaint contains both transitory and local causes of action. Evidence provided by Defense counsel shows that none of the defendants reside in Riverside County and the contract was not made in Riverside County, however, Golden Star Inc. has Ans...

  • KPC DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LLC VS LOUIDAR LLC

    Feb 23, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Matter is Ordered continued for Hearing on 5-13-21, 8:30 am, in D-4. The court orders the continuance based on the court’s discretion (not CCP Section 437(c)(h)), since Plaintiff has newly substituted counsel in this matter. In addition, the highlighted portions of the John Petty deposition were deleted fr...

  • WARREN VS STAGECOACH TOWING

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Deny. Warren has not shown her failure to timely serve responses were due to mistake, inadvertence, or excusable neglect. The envelope stamp for the responses was purchased on October 19, 2020, showing that the responses were not mailed on October 14, 2020. This is not evidence of mistake, but of untimely ...

  • WARREN VS STAGECOACH TOWING

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Deny. Warren has provided supplemental responses. This Motion is Denied as moot.

    ...

  • SHIRAZI VS RIVERA

    Feb 18, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Sustain with 30 days leave to amend. There are no facts which would hold cross-defendants liable for any damages suffered by cross-complainants, since cross-defendants are not parties to the alleged personal services contract and there are no allegations of joint and several liability. No breach of duty or...

  • HEREDIA VS COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE

    Feb 17, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Grant as to Request (d). Plaintiff has shown good cause and the request is not overbroad. As to requests (a) through (c), it is not evident that this is information is contained in the personnel file as defined by Penal Code Section 832.5. Moreover, this information can be obtained through normal civil dis...

  • URIAS VS PRISM AEROSPACE INC

    Feb 17, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Grant.

    ...

  • WESCO INSURANCE COMPANY VS DTM ENTERPRIZES INC

    Feb 16, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Grant. Set aside dismissal of 12-7-20. Matter is set for OSC re: Sanctions/Dismissal for failure to Obtain Default Judgment v. Defendant on 4-29-21, 8:30am, D-4.

    ...

  • SUCHANEK VS GUILLEN

    Feb 11, 2021 |  Riverside County

    SUSTAIN with 30 days Leave to Amend. The tort of fraud requires a misrepresentation, knowledge of falsity, intent to induce reliance, reliance, causation and resulting damages. Here, Plaintiff does not allege that Defendants made a misrepresentation to Plaintiff, but, rather that Defendants intended to com...

  • ESTATE OF PATRICIA GEORGINA RODRIGUEZ VS MORENO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Feb 11, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Parties still have not complied with the court’s order of 12/3/20 to meet and confer and for Cross- Defendant to file a further Declaration 10 days before the rescheduled hearing date stating the means by which the parties met and conferred and identifying the specific objections which the parties were una...

  • GARDNER VS CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS RESPONDENTS' DEMURRER TO THE

    Feb 10, 2021 |  Riverside County

    SUSTAINED without Leave to Amend. Respondent to provide Notice and Judgment of Dismissal.

    ...

  • LEON VS OSI INDUSTRIES, LLC

    Feb 09, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Grant, with 30 Days Leave to Amend. Without some factual allegations regarding Defendants motives or intent, the allegations are insufficient to allege malice. In addition, there are no factual allegations regarding ratification or authorization by officers, directors, and/or managing agents. The First Ame...

  • PERICLES RIVERSIDE LLC VS JD GUTHRIE LLC

    Feb 05, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Deny. Guthrie’s Statement of Claims, received by Pericles on July 10, 2019, provides; “ [The Loan Agreement and Note] confirmed that the $200,000 would be treated as a loan to be repaid in two years if no final agreement on the creation of the LLC was reached; however, it would be converted into equity as ...

  • CORTEZ VS MARTINEZ

    Feb 04, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Grant. Allegations of street racing are sufficient for a jury to conclude that the driver’s conduct was so despicable as to constitute malice and award punitive damages against the driver. However, since Plaintiffs do not identify the driver or explain how the other Defendant’s conduct constitutes malice o...

  • CERVANTES VS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PERMANENTE MEDICAL

    Feb 03, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Grant. Plaintiff to file and serve the Second Amended Complaint within 5 days.

    ...

  • GARCIA VS GARCIA

    Feb 02, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Deny. Plaintiff has failed to meet her burden. Plaintiff fails to establish that Juan M.’s responses were inadequate, evasive, or incomplete. Plaintiff does not demonstrate the deficiency of any of the responses in her memorandum of points and authorities and her arguments are conclusory. In addition, Plai...

  • LUNA VS KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.

    Feb 01, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Grant. No opposition has been lodged with the court. Plaintiff to provide further, verified responses, within 30 days. No sanctions.

    ...

  • JUAREZ VS MORENO

    Feb 01, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Grant. Moving party to complete and submit a new proposed Order thereon.

    ...

  • GARCIA VS WILLOW

    Jan 29, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Grant. Plaintiff is declared a vexatious litigant. Plaintiff is a vexatious litigant under C.C.P. section 391(b)(1) because he has had five actions brought by him in propria persona determined adversely to him within the past seven years. Plaintiff is Ordered to file an undertaking in the sum of $20,000 wi...

  • AWAD VS GENERAL MOTORS LLC

    Jan 28, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Deny. Plaintiffs have sufficiently stated a fraud claim which supports a demand for punitive damages.

    ...

  • URIBE VS RUELAS

    Jan 28, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Grant. Dismissal of 11-19-20 set aside. Matter is set for OSC Re: Sanctions/Dismissal for failure to file proof of service on Defendants on 4-7-21, 8:30 am, D-4.

    ...

  • OTAY WATER DISTRICT VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO

    Jan 27, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Deny. Petitioner brings this Motion to consider Extra-Record Evidence pursuant to the new case of Malott v. Summerland Sanitary Dist. (2020) 55 Cal. App. 5th 1102. The court previously denied a similar motion on 1/30/2020, relying in large part on Western States Petroleum Assn. v Superior Court (1995) 9 Ca...

  • LEWIS VS KIA MOTORS OF AMERICA INC

    Jan 26, 2021 |  Riverside County

    Sustain with 30 days leave to amend. As alleged, it is not clear how Defendant knew of the defects. Plaintiff does not allege that the defective engines in the 2011-2014 Optima, 2011-2014 Sportage, and 2012-2014 Sorrento were the same engine as the engine in Plaintiff’s vehicle. Fraud must be pled with spe...

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