The Honorable David C. Mathias

Tulare County Superior Court, Department 2

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Biography

The Hon. David C. Mathias is a judge for the Tulare County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Stephen Drew (Ret.).

He is a registered Republican.

Judge Mathias graduated with his B.A. economics from Occidental College. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1994.

Mathias practiced at Hurlbutt, Clevenger, Long, Vortmann, and Rauber from 1997 until 2001 when he then entered into solo practice. He remained in that capacity until his appointment to the Superior Court nine years later. During his time in private practice, Mathias specialized in real estate and business transactions.

While on the bench, Judge Mathias has served as an Assistant Presiding Judge of the Court.

Judge Mathias was born in Tulare. He is the nephew of the late Robert Bruce Mathias, a two-time Olympic decathlon gold medalist.

Recent Rulings by Hon. David C. Mathias

  • IN THE MATTER OF CIRCLE ORCHARD LLC

    Apr 25, 2019 |  Judge David C. Mathias |  Tulare County, CA

    Motion: Petition for Approval of Structured Settlement Payments Tentative Ruling: To deny the Petition for Approval of Circle Orchard LLC (payee Jerry Fino, Jr.) of Structured Settlement Payments Under Insurance Code section 10139.5, the petition is procedurally deficient and the requested transfer is unre...

  • CHAN V. COUNTY OF TULARE

    Apr 25, 2019 |  Judge David C. Mathias |  Tulare County, CA

    Motion: Ex-Parte Application to Stay Action Pending Determination of Writ Petition. Tentative Ruling: The ex-parte application to stay action pending determination of writ petition is granted. This ruling is conditioned upon the actual filing of the writ petition by Defendants. Per Court policy, the Court ...

  • ANDRADE V. CALFTECH CORPORATION

    Apr 25, 2019 |  Judge David C. Mathias |  Tulare County, CA

    Motion: Intervenor Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement Tentative Ruling: Intervenor Plaintiff Fernando Aguirre’s Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement Proof of service in the file indicates notice of the motion was adequate. No response to the motion ...

  • CLARK V. MCCOWAN

    Apr 25, 2019 |  Judge David C. Mathias |  Tulare County, CA

    Motion: Motion to Set Aside Default Tentative Ruling: To grant cross-defendant Bob’s Petro Products, Inc.’s motion to set aside the default of its assignor Bill B. Long. Bob’s Petro Products shall file its answer to Richard Joe McCowan and Miranda Anderson’s cross-complaint within ten days from the notice ...

  • SHETTY V. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON

    Apr 25, 2019 |  Judge David C. Mathias |  Tulare County, CA

    Motion: Defendant Bank of New York Mellon et al.’s Motion for Judgment on the pleadings Tentative Ruling: To Deny Defendant’s Bank of New York Mellon, et al’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings. Plaintiff’s objections to the declaration of Robert P. Zahradka are sustained. Plaintiff’s objections to defen...

  • CITIBANK N.A. V. AVALOS

    Apr 18, 2019 |  Judge David C. Mathias |  Tulare County, CA

    Motion: Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Tentative Ruling: The parties reached a settlement in this matter on February 7, 2019. As such, no tentative ruling shall issue. Counsel shall appear at the scheduled Status Conference on April 18, 2019; 8:30 am; Dept. 2 to advise the court of the status of sett...

  • SOTOMAYOR V. CASTANOS HYBRID HOMES

    Apr 18, 2019 |  Judge David C. Mathias |  Tulare County, CA

    Motion: Northstar Framing, Inc.’s Motion for Good Faith Settlement Tentative Ruling: To grant Northstar Framing, Inc.’s Motion for Good Faith Settlement Northstar Framing, Inc. is a cross-defendant in this construction defect case. At mediation Northstar agreed to pay the amount of $31,000 to settle the cl...

  • COVARRUBIAS V. WESTERN MILLING, INC.

    Apr 18, 2019 |  Judge David C. Mathias |  Tulare County, CA

    Motion: Unopposed Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement Tentative Ruling: To grant plaintiff’s motion for preliminary approval of class action as described herein. Proof of service in the file indicates notice of the motion was adequate. No response to the motion has been filed. Plaint...

  • SETH V. IN THE LIGHT UMS, INC.

    Apr 18, 2019 |  Tulare County, CA

    The facts and allegations identified in Requests for Admissions 1 through 15 of defendant In the Light Urns, Inc.’s first set of requests for admissions to plaintiff Elyssa Seth shall be deemed admitted. The Court further orders that plaintiff Elyssa Seth shall pay monetary sanctions to defendants’ counsel...

  • COLLINS ELECTRICAL COMPANY, INC. V. PRO WEST PCM, INC. ET AL.

    Apr 18, 2019 |  Judge David C. Mathias |  Tulare County, CA

    Motion: Motion by Defendant Pro West PCM, Inc. to Compel Arbitration and for Stay of Proceedings Tentative Ruling: To Grant the Motion by Defendant Pro West PCM, Inc. to Compel Arbitration and to Grant the request for stay of this action pending the conclusion of arbitration proceedings. Moving Defendant a...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. David C. Mathias

  • IN THE MATTER OF CIRCLE ORCHARD LLC

    Apr 25, 2019 |  Judge David C. Mathias |  Tulare County, CA

    Motion: Petition for Approval of Structured Settlement Payments Tentative Ruling: To deny the Petition for Approval of Circle Orchard LLC (payee Jerry Fino, Jr.) of Structured Settlement Payments Under Insurance Code section 10139.5, the petition is procedurally deficient and the requested transfer is unre...

  • CHAN V. COUNTY OF TULARE

    Apr 25, 2019 |  Judge David C. Mathias |  Tulare County, CA

    Motion: Ex-Parte Application to Stay Action Pending Determination of Writ Petition. Tentative Ruling: The ex-parte application to stay action pending determination of writ petition is granted. This ruling is conditioned upon the actual filing of the writ petition by Defendants. Per Court policy, the Court ...

  • ANDRADE V. CALFTECH CORPORATION

    Apr 25, 2019 |  Judge David C. Mathias |  Tulare County, CA

    Motion: Intervenor Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement Tentative Ruling: Intervenor Plaintiff Fernando Aguirre’s Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement Proof of service in the file indicates notice of the motion was adequate. No response to the motion ...

  • CLARK V. MCCOWAN

    Apr 25, 2019 |  Judge David C. Mathias |  Tulare County, CA

    Motion: Motion to Set Aside Default Tentative Ruling: To grant cross-defendant Bob’s Petro Products, Inc.’s motion to set aside the default of its assignor Bill B. Long. Bob’s Petro Products shall file its answer to Richard Joe McCowan and Miranda Anderson’s cross-complaint within ten days from the notice ...

  • SHETTY V. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON

    Apr 25, 2019 |  Judge David C. Mathias |  Tulare County, CA

    Motion: Defendant Bank of New York Mellon et al.’s Motion for Judgment on the pleadings Tentative Ruling: To Deny Defendant’s Bank of New York Mellon, et al’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings. Plaintiff’s objections to the declaration of Robert P. Zahradka are sustained. Plaintiff’s objections to defen...

  • CITIBANK N.A. V. AVALOS

    Apr 18, 2019 |  Judge David C. Mathias |  Tulare County, CA

    Motion: Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Tentative Ruling: The parties reached a settlement in this matter on February 7, 2019. As such, no tentative ruling shall issue. Counsel shall appear at the scheduled Status Conference on April 18, 2019; 8:30 am; Dept. 2 to advise the court of the status of sett...

  • SOTOMAYOR V. CASTANOS HYBRID HOMES

    Apr 18, 2019 |  Judge David C. Mathias |  Tulare County, CA

    Motion: Northstar Framing, Inc.’s Motion for Good Faith Settlement Tentative Ruling: To grant Northstar Framing, Inc.’s Motion for Good Faith Settlement Northstar Framing, Inc. is a cross-defendant in this construction defect case. At mediation Northstar agreed to pay the amount of $31,000 to settle the cl...

  • COVARRUBIAS V. WESTERN MILLING, INC.

    Apr 18, 2019 |  Judge David C. Mathias |  Tulare County, CA

    Motion: Unopposed Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement Tentative Ruling: To grant plaintiff’s motion for preliminary approval of class action as described herein. Proof of service in the file indicates notice of the motion was adequate. No response to the motion has been filed. Plaint...

  • SETH V. IN THE LIGHT UMS, INC.

    Apr 18, 2019 |  Tulare County, CA

    The facts and allegations identified in Requests for Admissions 1 through 15 of defendant In the Light Urns, Inc.’s first set of requests for admissions to plaintiff Elyssa Seth shall be deemed admitted. The Court further orders that plaintiff Elyssa Seth shall pay monetary sanctions to defendants’ counsel...

  • COLLINS ELECTRICAL COMPANY, INC. V. PRO WEST PCM, INC. ET AL.

    Apr 18, 2019 |  Judge David C. Mathias |  Tulare County, CA

    Motion: Motion by Defendant Pro West PCM, Inc. to Compel Arbitration and for Stay of Proceedings Tentative Ruling: To Grant the Motion by Defendant Pro West PCM, Inc. to Compel Arbitration and to Grant the request for stay of this action pending the conclusion of arbitration proceedings. Moving Defendant a...

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