The Honorable Daniel J. Buckley

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 001

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Biography

The Hon. Daniel J. Buckley is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2002 by former Governor Gray Davis.

Judge Buckley received both his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.

Prior to his appointment to the Superior Court, Buckley was a managing partner for the law firm of Breidenbach, Buckley, Huchting, Halm, and Hamblet. He joined the firm in 1980 and practiced there until his appointment in 2002. During his 22 years with the firm, his area of practice focused on civil defense in regards to the matters of personal injury as well as negligence and insurance.

Judge Buckley has been a lecturer on judicial ethics for the Judicial Council in San Francisco and has also taught as an adjunct professor for the University of California Gould School of Law, the University of Notre Dame, Loyola Law School, and Southwestern Law School on trial advocacy, California civil procedures, jury instruction, ethics, and evidence.

Buckley has also taught computer skills for judges and has been active in the court's efforts toward technological advancement specifically in regards to case management.

During his time on the Superior Court, Judge Buckley has served as the assistant supervising judge, the supervising judge in 2012, the assistant presiding judge in 2015, and the presiding judge in 2017. He has also served as a court liaison for the counties of Orange, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.

Buckley has been honored by the Armenian Bar Association for his service as a judge.

He is a fan of the Fighting Irish, and he also enjoys swimming and reading the newspaper.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Daniel J. Buckley

  • ANGELA ESTRADA VS GALLERIA MARKET, LP

    Jun 29, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement

    Department SSC-1

    Hon. Daniel J. Buckley

    Angela Estrada v. Galleria Market, LP, et al.

    Case No.: 19STCV21959

    Hearing: June 29, 2020

    TENTATIVE RULING

    CONTINUE preliminary approval for the parties to addres...

  • ANTHONY SMITH VS DEL REY RESTAURANT CORPORATION

    Feb 11, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement

    Department SSC-1

    Hon. Daniel Buckley

    Smith et al. v. Del Rey Restaurant Corporation, et al.

    Case Number: BC648826 r/t BC661228

    Hearing: February 11, 2020

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Continue Preliminary Approval fo...

  • ARTURO SANCHEZ ET AL VS PUEBLAS RESTAURANT INC ET AL

    Feb 03, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Final Approval of Class Action Settlement

    Department SSC-1

    Hon. Daniel Buckley

    Sanchez v. Pueblas Restaurant Inc., et al.

    Case Number: BC697241

    Hearing Date: February 3, 2020

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Continue Final Approval for counsel to address the followin...

  • RANKO VUKOVIC VS PENNYVISION LLC

    Jan 29, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Final Approval of Class Action Settlement

    Department SSC-1

    Hon. Daniel Buckley

    Vukovic v. PennyVision, LLC

    Case No. 30-2014-00744629

    Hearing Date: January 29, 2020

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Continue Final Approval for counsel to address the following:

    ...

  • ALICIA MOSQUEDA-ZAVALA VS CAMELBACK PRODUCTS LLC ET AL

    Jan 23, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Continue Preliminary Approval for counsel to address the following:

    1. Proposed Terms of Settlement Agreement:

    a. Scope of the PAGA Release: This release is overbroad. The Court will not release claims on behalf of the LWDA or the State of California. Revise paragra...

  • JAMES CARTER ET AL VS UNITED PACIFIC SERVICES INC

    Jan 13, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement

    Department SSC-1

    Hon. Daniel J. Buckley

    James Carter, et al. v. United Pacific Services, Inc.

    Case No.: BC681388

    Hearing: January 13, 2020

    TENTATIVE RULING

    CONTINUE preliminary approval for the parties t...

  • CITY OF LOS ANGELES VS L.A. TERMINALS, INC., ET AL

    Dec 20, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    MOTION: (1) Demurrer; (2) Anti-SLAPP

    HEARING DATE: December 20, 2019

    CASE NUMBER: NC061591

    CASE NAME: City of Los Angeles v. L.A. Terminals, Inc.

    MOVING PARTY: (1) Defendant and Cross-Defendant Occidental Chemical Corporation (“Occidental”); (2) Plai...

  • LEONARD SCHRAGE VS PARKER MILLIKEN CLARK O'HARA & SAMUELIAN, A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION

    Dec 10, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    MOTION: Demurrer

    HEARING DATE: December 10, 2019

    CASE NUMBER: 19STCV23562

    CASE NAME: Schrage v. Parker, Milliken, Clark, O’Hara & Samuelian

    MOVING PARTY: Defendant Parker, Milliken, Clark, O’Hara & Samuelian.

    RESPONDING PARTY: Plaintiff Leona...

  • DARIO RAMOS ET AL VS STEELE WATER CABLE INC

    Dec 04, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    GRANT final approval and award/approve as follows:

    (1) $56,661 for attorney fees to Class Counsel, Harris & Ruble (60%) and Forouzan Law (40%); (2) $8,193.04 for attorney costs to Class Counsel; (3) $10,000 for enhancement awards to the class representatives [$5k x 2]; (4) ...

  • JASON HENRIQUEZ VS NGU TRANSPORT LLC ET AL

    Nov 20, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    GRANT final approval and award/approve as follows:

    (1) $666,666 for attorney fees to Class Counsel, Gartenberg Gelfand Hayton, LLP (60%) and Caskey & Holzman (40%); (2) $9,734.92 for attorney costs to Class Counsel; (3) $10,000 for an enhancement award to the class represen...

  • IVY E TAYLOR VS SHERMAN'S DELICATESSEN & BAKERY LLC ET AL

    Oct 21, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement

    Department SSC-1

    Hon. Daniel Buckley

    Taylor v. Sherman’s Delicatessen & Bakery

    Case Number: BC722765

    Hearing: October 21, 2019

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Continue Preliminary Approval for counsel to address the fo...

  • SHEILA AGUILAR, ET AL. VS LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER, ET AL.

    Oct 17, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    MOTION: Motion to Strike

    HEARING DATE: October 17, 2019

    CASE NUMBER: 18STCV03092

    CASE NAME: Aguilar v. Los Angeles Dep’t of Water & Power

    MOVING PARTY: Defendants Los Angeles Department of Water & Power and City of Los Angeles (collectively, “City”)....

  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FIRE CASES

    Oct 15, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    TENTATIVE RULINGS

    MOTION: Demurrers and Motions to Strike

    HEARING DATE: October 15, 2019

    CASE NUMBER: JCCP4965

    CASE NAME: Southern California Fires Cases

    MOVING PARTIES: (1) Defendant and Cross-Defendant Montecito Water District (“MWD”); (2) Cross-Defendants County o...

  • IBETH GONZALEZ VS KINDERCARE EDUCATION LLC

    Oct 02, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Motion for Approval of PAGA Settlement

    Department SSC-1

    Hon. Daniel Buckley

    Gonzalez v. Kindercare Education, LLC

    Case No. BC719074

    Hearing: October 2, 2019

    TENTATIVE RULING

    DENY approval without prejudice as to Counsel’s ability to bring a noticed Mo...

  • JEFF HENRY ET AL VS WELLNESS CORPORATE SOLUTIONS LLC

    Aug 13, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Final Approval of Class Action Settlement

    Department SSC-1

    Hon. Daniel J. Buckley

    Jeff Henry, et al. v. Wellness Corporate Solutions, LLC

    Case No.: BC 714158

    Hearing: August 13, 2019

    TENTATIVE RULING

    GRANT final approval and award/approve as follows:<...

  • JASON HENRIQUEZ VS NGU TRANSPORT LLC ET AL

    Jul 08, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement

    Department SSC-1

    Hon. Daniel J. Buckley

    Jason Henriquez v. NGU Transport LLC, et al.

    Case No.: BC714165

    Hearing: July 8, 2019

    TENTATIVE RULING

    CONTINUE preliminary approval for the parties to address the...

  • LEONARD SCHRAGE VS MICHAEL SCHRAGE ET AL

    May 31, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    HEARING DATE: May 31, 2019

    CASE NUMBER: BC579623

    CASE NAME: Schrage v. Schrage

    MOVING PARTY: Defendants Joseph Schrage and Michael Schrage

    RESPONDING PARTY: Plaintiff

    MOTION: Motion to Tax Costs

    The right to recover costs of suit is d...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Daniel J. Buckley

  • ANGELA ESTRADA VS GALLERIA MARKET, LP

    Jun 29, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement

    Department SSC-1

    Hon. Daniel J. Buckley

    Angela Estrada v. Galleria Market, LP, et al.

    Case No.: 19STCV21959

    Hearing: June 29, 2020

    TENTATIVE RULING

    CONTINUE preliminary approval for the parties to addres...

  • ANTHONY SMITH VS DEL REY RESTAURANT CORPORATION

    Feb 11, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement

    Department SSC-1

    Hon. Daniel Buckley

    Smith et al. v. Del Rey Restaurant Corporation, et al.

    Case Number: BC648826 r/t BC661228

    Hearing: February 11, 2020

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Continue Preliminary Approval fo...

  • ARTURO SANCHEZ ET AL VS PUEBLAS RESTAURANT INC ET AL

    Feb 03, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Final Approval of Class Action Settlement

    Department SSC-1

    Hon. Daniel Buckley

    Sanchez v. Pueblas Restaurant Inc., et al.

    Case Number: BC697241

    Hearing Date: February 3, 2020

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Continue Final Approval for counsel to address the followin...

  • RANKO VUKOVIC VS PENNYVISION LLC

    Jan 29, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Final Approval of Class Action Settlement

    Department SSC-1

    Hon. Daniel Buckley

    Vukovic v. PennyVision, LLC

    Case No. 30-2014-00744629

    Hearing Date: January 29, 2020

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Continue Final Approval for counsel to address the following:

    ...

  • ALICIA MOSQUEDA-ZAVALA VS CAMELBACK PRODUCTS LLC ET AL

    Jan 23, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Continue Preliminary Approval for counsel to address the following:

    1. Proposed Terms of Settlement Agreement:

    a. Scope of the PAGA Release: This release is overbroad. The Court will not release claims on behalf of the LWDA or the State of California. Revise paragra...

  • JAMES CARTER ET AL VS UNITED PACIFIC SERVICES INC

    Jan 13, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement

    Department SSC-1

    Hon. Daniel J. Buckley

    James Carter, et al. v. United Pacific Services, Inc.

    Case No.: BC681388

    Hearing: January 13, 2020

    TENTATIVE RULING

    CONTINUE preliminary approval for the parties t...

  • CITY OF LOS ANGELES VS L.A. TERMINALS, INC., ET AL

    Dec 20, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    MOTION: (1) Demurrer; (2) Anti-SLAPP

    HEARING DATE: December 20, 2019

    CASE NUMBER: NC061591

    CASE NAME: City of Los Angeles v. L.A. Terminals, Inc.

    MOVING PARTY: (1) Defendant and Cross-Defendant Occidental Chemical Corporation (“Occidental”); (2) Plai...

  • LEONARD SCHRAGE VS PARKER MILLIKEN CLARK O'HARA & SAMUELIAN, A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION

    Dec 10, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    MOTION: Demurrer

    HEARING DATE: December 10, 2019

    CASE NUMBER: 19STCV23562

    CASE NAME: Schrage v. Parker, Milliken, Clark, O’Hara & Samuelian

    MOVING PARTY: Defendant Parker, Milliken, Clark, O’Hara & Samuelian.

    RESPONDING PARTY: Plaintiff Leona...

  • DARIO RAMOS ET AL VS STEELE WATER CABLE INC

    Dec 04, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    GRANT final approval and award/approve as follows:

    (1) $56,661 for attorney fees to Class Counsel, Harris & Ruble (60%) and Forouzan Law (40%); (2) $8,193.04 for attorney costs to Class Counsel; (3) $10,000 for enhancement awards to the class representatives [$5k x 2]; (4) ...

  • JASON HENRIQUEZ VS NGU TRANSPORT LLC ET AL

    Nov 20, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    GRANT final approval and award/approve as follows:

    (1) $666,666 for attorney fees to Class Counsel, Gartenberg Gelfand Hayton, LLP (60%) and Caskey & Holzman (40%); (2) $9,734.92 for attorney costs to Class Counsel; (3) $10,000 for an enhancement award to the class represen...

  • IVY E TAYLOR VS SHERMAN'S DELICATESSEN & BAKERY LLC ET AL

    Oct 21, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement

    Department SSC-1

    Hon. Daniel Buckley

    Taylor v. Sherman’s Delicatessen & Bakery

    Case Number: BC722765

    Hearing: October 21, 2019

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Continue Preliminary Approval for counsel to address the fo...

  • SHEILA AGUILAR, ET AL. VS LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER, ET AL.

    Oct 17, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    MOTION: Motion to Strike

    HEARING DATE: October 17, 2019

    CASE NUMBER: 18STCV03092

    CASE NAME: Aguilar v. Los Angeles Dep’t of Water & Power

    MOVING PARTY: Defendants Los Angeles Department of Water & Power and City of Los Angeles (collectively, “City”)....

  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FIRE CASES

    Oct 15, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    TENTATIVE RULINGS

    MOTION: Demurrers and Motions to Strike

    HEARING DATE: October 15, 2019

    CASE NUMBER: JCCP4965

    CASE NAME: Southern California Fires Cases

    MOVING PARTIES: (1) Defendant and Cross-Defendant Montecito Water District (“MWD”); (2) Cross-Defendants County o...

  • IBETH GONZALEZ VS KINDERCARE EDUCATION LLC

    Oct 02, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Motion for Approval of PAGA Settlement

    Department SSC-1

    Hon. Daniel Buckley

    Gonzalez v. Kindercare Education, LLC

    Case No. BC719074

    Hearing: October 2, 2019

    TENTATIVE RULING

    DENY approval without prejudice as to Counsel’s ability to bring a noticed Mo...

  • JEFF HENRY ET AL VS WELLNESS CORPORATE SOLUTIONS LLC

    Aug 13, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Final Approval of Class Action Settlement

    Department SSC-1

    Hon. Daniel J. Buckley

    Jeff Henry, et al. v. Wellness Corporate Solutions, LLC

    Case No.: BC 714158

    Hearing: August 13, 2019

    TENTATIVE RULING

    GRANT final approval and award/approve as follows:<...

  • JASON HENRIQUEZ VS NGU TRANSPORT LLC ET AL

    Jul 08, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement

    Department SSC-1

    Hon. Daniel J. Buckley

    Jason Henriquez v. NGU Transport LLC, et al.

    Case No.: BC714165

    Hearing: July 8, 2019

    TENTATIVE RULING

    CONTINUE preliminary approval for the parties to address the...

  • LEONARD SCHRAGE VS MICHAEL SCHRAGE ET AL

    May 31, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    HEARING DATE: May 31, 2019

    CASE NUMBER: BC579623

    CASE NAME: Schrage v. Schrage

    MOVING PARTY: Defendants Joseph Schrage and Michael Schrage

    RESPONDING PARTY: Plaintiff

    MOTION: Motion to Tax Costs

    The right to recover costs of suit is d...

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