The Honorable David Sanders

Calaveras County Superior Court, Department C1/C2

Biography

The Hon. David Sanders is a judge for the Calaveras County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown in 2018. He filled the vacancy created by the resignation of the Hon. Grant V. Barrett.

Sanders is a registered Democrat.

Judge Sanders graduated with his B.A. in political science and government from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1978. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 1987.

He began his legal career practicing as an associate at the law firms of Bullen, McKone, McKinley, Gay, Keitges, and Pach from 1987 to 1990, and with Johnson, Pagliero, and Schachter from 1990 to 1993. Sanders then entered solo practice, where he would remain until 1996, when he became an associate at Pagliero and Associates. He was named a partner for the firm, which became Pagliero and Sanders in 1999. Three years later, he joined King, Warwick, and Sanders as a supervising attorney until 2009, when he joined Field and Sanders in the same capacity. He remained there until being selected to serve as a court commissioner for the Calaveras County Superior Court in 2015.

Sanders served as a court commissioner for Calaveras County until his appointment to the bench in 2018.

Sanders also served as a judge pro tem with the Sacramento County Small Claims Court and with the Dispute Resolution Conference program in El Dorado County.

Recent Rulings by Hon. David Sanders

  • STERNICK, LAURA V. STOCKTON CATHOLIC DIOCESE/MADONA RETREAT

    Dec 28, 2019 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: On 11/9/18, after two days of jury trial, the Court granted a nonsuit motion as to all causes of action.
    On 11/26/18, plaintiff filed a Notice of Motion and Motion for Appeal of Order. The Court despite the label on the pleading will separately consider plaintiff’s motion as a motio...

  • TONNA, MARY, ET AL. V. PARSA, MOHAMAD ALI

    Oct 26, 2019 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: This matter is ordered dismissed with prejudice pursuant to Rule of Court 3.1385.The clerk shall provide notice of this ruling to the parties forthwith. No further formal order pursuant to Rule of Court 3.1312 is required.

    ...

  • STERNICK, LAURA V. STOCKTON CATHOLIC DIOCESE/MADONA RETREAT

    Oct 26, 2019 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: Plaintiff filed a Complaint against defendant on March 1, 2016 alleging negligence from a fire that occurred on June 2, 2014. A trial date was originally set for February 7, 2018. However, at the settlement conference, a new trial date was set for November 7, 2018.
    On or about Janua...

  • DAVID, GARY, ET AL. V. BODENMULLER, GLORIA, ET AL.

    Jan 04, 2019 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: The Court has read and considered defendants’ motion and the letter from Dr. Jack L. Coombs dated 12/17/18 in regards to Ms. Gloria Bodenmuller.
    As there is no statutory basis for this motion, defendants’ motion is DENIED.
    The clerk shall provide notice of this ruling to the p...

  • ADAMS, CHRISSY, ET AL. V. MAGNUSON, DONNA J

    Dec 21, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling:
    The complaint was filed on September 25, 2018. Defendant demurred to the complaint on November 19, 2018. On December 6, 2018, plaintiffs filed an amended complaint.
    Pursuant to CCP section 472, a party can respond to a demurrer by amending the challenged pleading before the he...

  • CITY OF ANGELS CAMP V. ASHLOCK, CARROLL, ET AL.

    Nov 30, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling :
    The City of Angels Camp has Petitioned for an Inspection and Abatement Warrant for the noted residence which has been deemed a public nuisance due to extremely hazardous and unsanitary conditions, among other areas of concern.
    The Declarations of Steven Flaigg and David Hanha...

  • BARR, HOWARD TODD V. COUNTY OF CALAVERAS

    Nov 30, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling:
    On January 5, 2018, plaintiff filed the Complaint. On May 30, 2018, this Court overruled defendant’s demurrer as to the first, second and third causes of action, and sustained the demurrer as to causes of action four through seventeen, with twenty days leave to amend.
    On Septe...

  • TONNA, MARY, ET AL. V. PARSA, MOHAMAD ALI

    Nov 16, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: At the last hearing on October 26, 2018, Mr. Radford reports he recently learned defendant was not making monthly payments. He had a check with him for the full amount, which he was to mail on that day. The matter was continued until 11-16-18 at 9:00 a.m. in Department 2 for a dismissal t...

  • BECK, MICHELLE LYNN V. ZAVALA, JOSE LUIS FIGUEROA

    Nov 16, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: In the interests of justice and judicial economy, on the Court’s own motion, this matter is continued to December 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Dept. 2 to be heard on the same calendar as defendant’s Motion to Compel.
    The clerk shall provide notice of this ruling to the parties forthwit...

  • ANNUEL HOLDINGS INC., ET AL. V. CHICHESTER, ERIC, ET AL.

    Nov 16, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: Plaintiff’s Request for Production for Documents and Response to Interrogatories were first served on defendant on April 4, 2014.
    On January 4, 2017, plaintiff filed a Motion to Compel Discovery Responses and For Monetary Sanctions against defendant, Sabrina Jennings. The matter was...

  • MILLS, STEVEN V. DIGNITY HEALTH, ET AL.

    Oct 19, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: On August 10, 2018, this Court ordered that defendant’s responses to requests for admissions be provided no later than September 7, 2018. On or about August 24, 2018, defendants filed a Notice of Appeal. Jurisdiction of this matter therefore was transferred to the Third District Court of ...

  • MCLARTY, STACY V. PAN AMERICA BUSINESS CAPITAL, INC., ET AL.

    Oct 12, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: COUNSEL’S MOTION TO BE RELIEVED
    The attorney’s declaration is sufficient; therefore, the Motion of Brunn & Flynn to be Relieved as Counsel is GRANTED. The clerk shall provide notice of this ruling to the parties forthwith. Moving counsel to prepare a formal Order for Court to sign.<...

  • AMERICAN EXPRESS CENTURION BANK V. MULDOON, ROBERT V

    Oct 12, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS
    As the Answer admits the allegations and there being no opposition to plaintiff’s motion, plaintiff’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings is GRANTED. Plaintiff is awarded $495 in costs per the memorandum filed 9/17/18 as no timely mo...

  • WILMOT, BRIAN D V. GLOBAL EQUITY FINANCE INC., ET AL.

    Oct 05, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: LIVEWELL FINANCIAL’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT/SUMMARY ADJUDICATION On July 27, 2016, plaintiff filed a Complaint alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment, intentional tort and general negligence against numerous defendants, including Live Well. The cause of actions stem from a re...

  • WILMOT, BRIAN D V. GLOBAL EQUITY FINANCE INC., ET AL.

    Oct 05, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: GLOBAL EQUITY FIANCE’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT/SUMMARY ADJUDICATION On July 27, 2016, plaintiff filed a Complaint alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment, intentional tort and general negligence against numerous defendants, including Global Equity. The cause of actions stem fro...

  • WADE'S HEAVY EQUIPMENT REPAIR INC V. CEN CAL LASER LEVELING, ET AL.

    Oct 05, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: There is no Tentative Ruling on this case. The parties, and their legal counsel if represented, must appear.

    ...

  • MILLS, STEVEN V. DIGNITY HEALTH, ET AL.

    Sep 21, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: The OSC hearing is dropped in light of the bond posted by Defendant on 9/12/18 while reserving the right to renew if any ultimate appellate ruling is not fully complied with on the issue of payment of the discovery referee’s fees. The clerk shall provide notice of this ruling to the parti...

  • PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES LLC V. MAGNASCO, GARY

    Sep 21, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: Defendant filed a demurrer on August 21, 2018. To date, defendant has not filed proof of service on the plaintiff. Due to defendant’s failure to provide the Proof of Service, the Court Overrules the Demurrer and defendant has 10 court days to file his Answer.
    Furthermore, the Court ...

  • PONTE, JEAN V. LOKEY, RICHARD A.

    Sep 21, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: On January 29, 2018, Ponte filed a Motion for Relief from Stay. On March 15, 2018, this Court dismissed the Motion, without prejudice to be renewed, to allow Lokey an opportunity to provide an undertaking. The Court ordered the alternative protection offered by CCP section 917.1(b) and or...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. David Sanders

  • STERNICK, LAURA V. STOCKTON CATHOLIC DIOCESE/MADONA RETREAT

    Dec 28, 2019 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: On 11/9/18, after two days of jury trial, the Court granted a nonsuit motion as to all causes of action.
    On 11/26/18, plaintiff filed a Notice of Motion and Motion for Appeal of Order. The Court despite the label on the pleading will separately consider plaintiff’s motion as a motio...

  • TONNA, MARY, ET AL. V. PARSA, MOHAMAD ALI

    Oct 26, 2019 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: This matter is ordered dismissed with prejudice pursuant to Rule of Court 3.1385.The clerk shall provide notice of this ruling to the parties forthwith. No further formal order pursuant to Rule of Court 3.1312 is required.

    ...

  • STERNICK, LAURA V. STOCKTON CATHOLIC DIOCESE/MADONA RETREAT

    Oct 26, 2019 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: Plaintiff filed a Complaint against defendant on March 1, 2016 alleging negligence from a fire that occurred on June 2, 2014. A trial date was originally set for February 7, 2018. However, at the settlement conference, a new trial date was set for November 7, 2018.
    On or about Janua...

  • DAVID, GARY, ET AL. V. BODENMULLER, GLORIA, ET AL.

    Jan 04, 2019 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: The Court has read and considered defendants’ motion and the letter from Dr. Jack L. Coombs dated 12/17/18 in regards to Ms. Gloria Bodenmuller.
    As there is no statutory basis for this motion, defendants’ motion is DENIED.
    The clerk shall provide notice of this ruling to the p...

  • ADAMS, CHRISSY, ET AL. V. MAGNUSON, DONNA J

    Dec 21, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling:
    The complaint was filed on September 25, 2018. Defendant demurred to the complaint on November 19, 2018. On December 6, 2018, plaintiffs filed an amended complaint.
    Pursuant to CCP section 472, a party can respond to a demurrer by amending the challenged pleading before the he...

  • CITY OF ANGELS CAMP V. ASHLOCK, CARROLL, ET AL.

    Nov 30, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling :
    The City of Angels Camp has Petitioned for an Inspection and Abatement Warrant for the noted residence which has been deemed a public nuisance due to extremely hazardous and unsanitary conditions, among other areas of concern.
    The Declarations of Steven Flaigg and David Hanha...

  • BARR, HOWARD TODD V. COUNTY OF CALAVERAS

    Nov 30, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling:
    On January 5, 2018, plaintiff filed the Complaint. On May 30, 2018, this Court overruled defendant’s demurrer as to the first, second and third causes of action, and sustained the demurrer as to causes of action four through seventeen, with twenty days leave to amend.
    On Septe...

  • TONNA, MARY, ET AL. V. PARSA, MOHAMAD ALI

    Nov 16, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: At the last hearing on October 26, 2018, Mr. Radford reports he recently learned defendant was not making monthly payments. He had a check with him for the full amount, which he was to mail on that day. The matter was continued until 11-16-18 at 9:00 a.m. in Department 2 for a dismissal t...

  • BECK, MICHELLE LYNN V. ZAVALA, JOSE LUIS FIGUEROA

    Nov 16, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: In the interests of justice and judicial economy, on the Court’s own motion, this matter is continued to December 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Dept. 2 to be heard on the same calendar as defendant’s Motion to Compel.
    The clerk shall provide notice of this ruling to the parties forthwit...

  • ANNUEL HOLDINGS INC., ET AL. V. CHICHESTER, ERIC, ET AL.

    Nov 16, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: Plaintiff’s Request for Production for Documents and Response to Interrogatories were first served on defendant on April 4, 2014.
    On January 4, 2017, plaintiff filed a Motion to Compel Discovery Responses and For Monetary Sanctions against defendant, Sabrina Jennings. The matter was...

  • MILLS, STEVEN V. DIGNITY HEALTH, ET AL.

    Oct 19, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: On August 10, 2018, this Court ordered that defendant’s responses to requests for admissions be provided no later than September 7, 2018. On or about August 24, 2018, defendants filed a Notice of Appeal. Jurisdiction of this matter therefore was transferred to the Third District Court of ...

  • MCLARTY, STACY V. PAN AMERICA BUSINESS CAPITAL, INC., ET AL.

    Oct 12, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: COUNSEL’S MOTION TO BE RELIEVED
    The attorney’s declaration is sufficient; therefore, the Motion of Brunn & Flynn to be Relieved as Counsel is GRANTED. The clerk shall provide notice of this ruling to the parties forthwith. Moving counsel to prepare a formal Order for Court to sign.<...

  • AMERICAN EXPRESS CENTURION BANK V. MULDOON, ROBERT V

    Oct 12, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS
    As the Answer admits the allegations and there being no opposition to plaintiff’s motion, plaintiff’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings is GRANTED. Plaintiff is awarded $495 in costs per the memorandum filed 9/17/18 as no timely mo...

  • WILMOT, BRIAN D V. GLOBAL EQUITY FINANCE INC., ET AL.

    Oct 05, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: LIVEWELL FINANCIAL’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT/SUMMARY ADJUDICATION On July 27, 2016, plaintiff filed a Complaint alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment, intentional tort and general negligence against numerous defendants, including Live Well. The cause of actions stem from a re...

  • WILMOT, BRIAN D V. GLOBAL EQUITY FINANCE INC., ET AL.

    Oct 05, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: GLOBAL EQUITY FIANCE’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT/SUMMARY ADJUDICATION On July 27, 2016, plaintiff filed a Complaint alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment, intentional tort and general negligence against numerous defendants, including Global Equity. The cause of actions stem fro...

  • WADE'S HEAVY EQUIPMENT REPAIR INC V. CEN CAL LASER LEVELING, ET AL.

    Oct 05, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: There is no Tentative Ruling on this case. The parties, and their legal counsel if represented, must appear.

    ...

  • MILLS, STEVEN V. DIGNITY HEALTH, ET AL.

    Sep 21, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: The OSC hearing is dropped in light of the bond posted by Defendant on 9/12/18 while reserving the right to renew if any ultimate appellate ruling is not fully complied with on the issue of payment of the discovery referee’s fees. The clerk shall provide notice of this ruling to the parti...

  • PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES LLC V. MAGNASCO, GARY

    Sep 21, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: Defendant filed a demurrer on August 21, 2018. To date, defendant has not filed proof of service on the plaintiff. Due to defendant’s failure to provide the Proof of Service, the Court Overrules the Demurrer and defendant has 10 court days to file his Answer.
    Furthermore, the Court ...

  • PONTE, JEAN V. LOKEY, RICHARD A.

    Sep 21, 2018 |  Calaveras County

    Tentative Ruling: On January 29, 2018, Ponte filed a Motion for Relief from Stay. On March 15, 2018, this Court dismissed the Motion, without prejudice to be renewed, to allow Lokey an opportunity to provide an undertaking. The Court ordered the alternative protection offered by CCP section 917.1(b) and or...

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