The Honorable Daniel A. Ottolia

Riverside County Superior Court, Department 4

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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

  • AWAD VS. GENERAL MOTORS

    Oct 22, 2020 |  Riverside County

    See above.

    ...

  • PETREE VS CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES'

    Oct 22, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Both Requests for Judicial Notice are Granted. Demurrer is Overruled. While the Scarpino action and the present action involve retirement benefits, both actions raise distinct legal obligations on the part of the City and the County. While the court stated at the 11/7/18 hearing that both the Scarpino acti...

  • ROMERO VS ALVORD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Oct 22, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Grant.

    ...

  • LIN VS WU

    Oct 21, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Plaintiff’s Request for Judicial Notice is Granted. Plaintiff’s Objections to the Declaration of Roseanne Frazee and Xing Wu are Overruled in their entirety. Motion is Denied.

    ...

  • SHIRAZI V. RIVERA

    Oct 21, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Continue to 12/3/20, 8:30 am, D-4. Moving party has not provided sufficient Notice of the Motion per CCP § 1005(b). Motion must be served at least 16 court days before the hearing, plus 5 additional days for mailing. Moving party has not filed proof of service, but it appears that the Motion was filed on 9...

  • SAWSH BROTHERS VS RIVERA

    Oct 21, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Unopposed Motion is Granted.

    ...

  • AGUIRRE VS CARDENAS MARKETS

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Off Calendar. Proof of Service is untimely.

    ...

  • LEWIS VS KIA MOTORS OF AMERICA INC

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Denied as moot.

    ...

  • GIBSON VS PARKS

    Oct 08, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Continued to 11/3/20.

    ...

  • COLEMAN VS CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

    Oct 08, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The Court sustains the demurrer as to the first, second, third, and eighth causes of action with leave to amend within 10 calendar days of the order. The Court finds that this shall be the last chance for Plaintiff to amend. The Demurrer is overruled as to the seventh cause of action. (Cal. Rules of Court,...

  • COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE VS GLEN L LOFFER

    Oct 07, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The Court grants the motion for prejudgment possession by the County of Riverside of the property designated as Assessor's Parcel Nos. 319-230-021 and 319-230-022 (portion) ("Property") for a road paving project, which is more fully described in the County complaint on this filed action, per CCP 1255.460. ...

  • PATTON VS RIVERSIDE COUNTY REGIONAL MEDICAL CTR

    Oct 05, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The Court denies the motion as time-barred. In light of this ruling, the Court declines to rule on the merits of Defendants’ objections as immaterial. FACTUAL / PROCEDURAL CONTEXT Plaintiffs allege that Decedent (Kennadi Knighten), a fifteen-year old minor, was treated by Dr. Patel at RCRMC for depression....

  • WINNCOM TECHNOLOGIES VS GIG NETWORKS

    Oct 01, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Grant. Answer of GIG NETWORKS is Ordered stricken and Default entered. Plaintiff is ordered to file the request for default and default judgment. Matter is set for an OSC re: Sanctions/Dismissal for failure to file Default Judgment on 12-4-2020, 8:30 a.m., D-4.

    ...

  • CAIN VS STATER BROS

    Sep 30, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Motion For Summary Judgment is Denied. Defendant’s Objections to Plaintiff’s Evidence in Opposition --- Overruled as to Objection No.10- While the transcript of Jeffrey Trueblood is uncertified and a rough draft, Plaintiff counsel’s declaration is sufficient to identify and authenticate the testimony. In a...

  • WADSWORTH VS COLONY MORTGAGE

    Sep 28, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Sustained without Leave to Amend. Plaintiff has had multiple opportunities to allege facts to support his claims, yet Plaintiff relies on the same vague and non-specific allegations regarding loan modification and a non-existent HARP loan. Plaintiff knew there was no modification in 2008 and that he never ...

  • XIE VS BEN-YISHAY

    Sep 28, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Overrule. Defendant to Answer within 20 days. The Settlement Agreement that is attached to the Declaration of Alissa D. Hurns cannot be considered by the court. The Plaintiff’s complaint does not reference or incorporate the Settlement Agreement. A demurrer only tests the sufficiency of the complaint; extr...

  • HEREDIA VS COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE

    Sep 25, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Grant. Defendant has presented sufficient evidence of “mistake, inadvertence or excusable neglect” under CCP § 2033.300(b), and Plaintiff will not be prejudiced by the withdrawal of the admissions.

    ...

  • 521 RAMSEY VS WAFICK FOUAD

    Sep 24, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Grant. The arbitrator’s award of attorney’s fees and costs is confirmed. The Response to the Petition is untimely under CCP Section 1290.6. On the merits, the Award is confirmed. The court only has limited judicial review of an arbitrator’s award. Errors of law are not proper grounds to challenge an arbitr...

  • MARTINEZ VS URBINA

    Sep 24, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Motion will be continued to 10/29/20, 8:30am, D-4. Plaintiff has failed to attach a copy of the Second Amended Complaint to the Declaration of counsel. Counsel for Plaintiff to file a Supplemental Declaration at least 5 calendar days before the next hearing with the Proposed Second Amended Complaint attach...

  • GROVES VS CSSD ENTERPRISE INC

    Sep 23, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Grant. Dismissal of 8/26/20 set aside. Matter is set for a Case Management Hearing on 11/30/20, 8:30 am, D-4. Plaintiff to give notice.

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  • BURNETT VS MCLANE FOODSERVICE INC

    Sep 22, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Motion is Denied. Counsel have failed to submit the “meet and confer” declaration ordered by the court at least 5 days before the hearing date, as required by the court on 7/23/20.

    ...

  • CUMMINGS VS VALDIVIA

    Sep 21, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Motion is Granted without Leave to Amend. On 7/14/20, the court struck Valdivia’s Deed of Trust in this matter pursuant to CCP § 765.010(c)(1). The only cause of action remaining on Valdivia’s Cross-Complaint is the 4th Cause of Action for judicial foreclosure based on the deed of trust. Accordingly, there...

  • BOE VS CITY OF MORENO VALLEY

    Sep 21, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Grant. The court orders further meet and confer efforts with Judge Gary Tranbarger (Ret.) to further define the scope of repairs to be performed on Plaintiffs’ properties. The court orders an MSC with Judge Tranbarger to be conducted on 11-5-2020, 1:30, D-12. The MSC shall be conducted remotely using the W...

  • SOLORIO VS. KIA MOTORS AMERICA INC

    Sep 18, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Granted, in part. Court will reduce Mr. Kaufman’s hours expended in this matter by 8 hours (no evidence presented as to the reasonableness of certain entries, excessive document review, etc.) In addition, Mr. Kaufman’s hourly rate is excessive for this geographical area. Court will allow reduced rate of $5...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Daniel A. Ottolia

  • AWAD VS. GENERAL MOTORS

    Oct 22, 2020 |  Riverside County

    See above.

    ...

  • PETREE VS CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES'

    Oct 22, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Both Requests for Judicial Notice are Granted. Demurrer is Overruled. While the Scarpino action and the present action involve retirement benefits, both actions raise distinct legal obligations on the part of the City and the County. While the court stated at the 11/7/18 hearing that both the Scarpino acti...

  • ROMERO VS ALVORD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Oct 22, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Grant.

    ...

  • LIN VS WU

    Oct 21, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Plaintiff’s Request for Judicial Notice is Granted. Plaintiff’s Objections to the Declaration of Roseanne Frazee and Xing Wu are Overruled in their entirety. Motion is Denied.

    ...

  • SHIRAZI V. RIVERA

    Oct 21, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Continue to 12/3/20, 8:30 am, D-4. Moving party has not provided sufficient Notice of the Motion per CCP § 1005(b). Motion must be served at least 16 court days before the hearing, plus 5 additional days for mailing. Moving party has not filed proof of service, but it appears that the Motion was filed on 9...

  • SAWSH BROTHERS VS RIVERA

    Oct 21, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Unopposed Motion is Granted.

    ...

  • AGUIRRE VS CARDENAS MARKETS

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Off Calendar. Proof of Service is untimely.

    ...

  • LEWIS VS KIA MOTORS OF AMERICA INC

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Denied as moot.

    ...

  • GIBSON VS PARKS

    Oct 08, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Continued to 11/3/20.

    ...

  • COLEMAN VS CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

    Oct 08, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The Court sustains the demurrer as to the first, second, third, and eighth causes of action with leave to amend within 10 calendar days of the order. The Court finds that this shall be the last chance for Plaintiff to amend. The Demurrer is overruled as to the seventh cause of action. (Cal. Rules of Court,...

  • COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE VS GLEN L LOFFER

    Oct 07, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The Court grants the motion for prejudgment possession by the County of Riverside of the property designated as Assessor's Parcel Nos. 319-230-021 and 319-230-022 (portion) ("Property") for a road paving project, which is more fully described in the County complaint on this filed action, per CCP 1255.460. ...

  • PATTON VS RIVERSIDE COUNTY REGIONAL MEDICAL CTR

    Oct 05, 2020 |  Riverside County

    The Court denies the motion as time-barred. In light of this ruling, the Court declines to rule on the merits of Defendants’ objections as immaterial. FACTUAL / PROCEDURAL CONTEXT Plaintiffs allege that Decedent (Kennadi Knighten), a fifteen-year old minor, was treated by Dr. Patel at RCRMC for depression....

  • WINNCOM TECHNOLOGIES VS GIG NETWORKS

    Oct 01, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Grant. Answer of GIG NETWORKS is Ordered stricken and Default entered. Plaintiff is ordered to file the request for default and default judgment. Matter is set for an OSC re: Sanctions/Dismissal for failure to file Default Judgment on 12-4-2020, 8:30 a.m., D-4.

    ...

  • CAIN VS STATER BROS

    Sep 30, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Motion For Summary Judgment is Denied. Defendant’s Objections to Plaintiff’s Evidence in Opposition --- Overruled as to Objection No.10- While the transcript of Jeffrey Trueblood is uncertified and a rough draft, Plaintiff counsel’s declaration is sufficient to identify and authenticate the testimony. In a...

  • WADSWORTH VS COLONY MORTGAGE

    Sep 28, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Sustained without Leave to Amend. Plaintiff has had multiple opportunities to allege facts to support his claims, yet Plaintiff relies on the same vague and non-specific allegations regarding loan modification and a non-existent HARP loan. Plaintiff knew there was no modification in 2008 and that he never ...

  • XIE VS BEN-YISHAY

    Sep 28, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Overrule. Defendant to Answer within 20 days. The Settlement Agreement that is attached to the Declaration of Alissa D. Hurns cannot be considered by the court. The Plaintiff’s complaint does not reference or incorporate the Settlement Agreement. A demurrer only tests the sufficiency of the complaint; extr...

  • HEREDIA VS COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE

    Sep 25, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Grant. Defendant has presented sufficient evidence of “mistake, inadvertence or excusable neglect” under CCP § 2033.300(b), and Plaintiff will not be prejudiced by the withdrawal of the admissions.

    ...

  • 521 RAMSEY VS WAFICK FOUAD

    Sep 24, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Grant. The arbitrator’s award of attorney’s fees and costs is confirmed. The Response to the Petition is untimely under CCP Section 1290.6. On the merits, the Award is confirmed. The court only has limited judicial review of an arbitrator’s award. Errors of law are not proper grounds to challenge an arbitr...

  • MARTINEZ VS URBINA

    Sep 24, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Motion will be continued to 10/29/20, 8:30am, D-4. Plaintiff has failed to attach a copy of the Second Amended Complaint to the Declaration of counsel. Counsel for Plaintiff to file a Supplemental Declaration at least 5 calendar days before the next hearing with the Proposed Second Amended Complaint attach...

  • GROVES VS CSSD ENTERPRISE INC

    Sep 23, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Grant. Dismissal of 8/26/20 set aside. Matter is set for a Case Management Hearing on 11/30/20, 8:30 am, D-4. Plaintiff to give notice.

    ...

  • BURNETT VS MCLANE FOODSERVICE INC

    Sep 22, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Motion is Denied. Counsel have failed to submit the “meet and confer” declaration ordered by the court at least 5 days before the hearing date, as required by the court on 7/23/20.

    ...

  • CUMMINGS VS VALDIVIA

    Sep 21, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Motion is Granted without Leave to Amend. On 7/14/20, the court struck Valdivia’s Deed of Trust in this matter pursuant to CCP § 765.010(c)(1). The only cause of action remaining on Valdivia’s Cross-Complaint is the 4th Cause of Action for judicial foreclosure based on the deed of trust. Accordingly, there...

  • BOE VS CITY OF MORENO VALLEY

    Sep 21, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Grant. The court orders further meet and confer efforts with Judge Gary Tranbarger (Ret.) to further define the scope of repairs to be performed on Plaintiffs’ properties. The court orders an MSC with Judge Tranbarger to be conducted on 11-5-2020, 1:30, D-12. The MSC shall be conducted remotely using the W...

  • SOLORIO VS. KIA MOTORS AMERICA INC

    Sep 18, 2020 |  Riverside County

    Granted, in part. Court will reduce Mr. Kaufman’s hours expended in this matter by 8 hours (no evidence presented as to the reasonableness of certain entries, excessive document review, etc.) In addition, Mr. Kaufman’s hourly rate is excessive for this geographical area. Court will allow reduced rate of $5...

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