The Honorable Dennis J. Landin

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 4

Biography

The Hon. Dennis J. Landin is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Gray Davis in October of 2002 to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Ann Kough.

Judge Landin received his B.A. in political science from Occidental College in 1977. He went on to earn his J.D. from UCLA Law School in 1980.

After he graduated from law school, Landin became an attorney for the Legal Aid Foundation of Long Beach, a nonprofit organization that provides legal help and representation for low-income individuals. Landin joined the Federal Public Defender's Office for the Central District of California in 1982. In 1992 he was named chief assistant. He was with the office for 20 years and remained in that capacity until his appointment to the Superior Court in 2002.

Some of his memberships include the Latino Judges Association, LA Law Library, Committee on Federal Courts for the California State Bar, Mexican American Bar Foundation, and the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County.

Judge Landin has taught classes for the Center for Judicial Education and Research, has been a lecturer at his alma mater UCLA Law School, as well as a faculty member of B.E. Witkin Judicial College.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Dennis J. Landin

  • PRIME STAFF INC VS PARTNERSHIP STAFFING SOLUTIONS LLC

    Dec 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Prime Staff, Inc. v. Partnership Staffing Solutions, LLC, BC665436

    Ruling re: default judgment.

    Cross-Complainant’s request for default judgment came on for hearing on November 16, 2020. At that time, this Court informed counsel for the Cross-Complainant that there was insufficient informat...

  • MAURICIO JACOBS, ET AL. VS ROYAL MOVING & STORAGE INC., ET AL.

    Dec 02, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background

    On September 30, 2019, Plaintiffs Mauricio Jacobs and Moises Guerrero Espinoza filed a complaint against Defendant Royal Moving & Storage Inc., Fedor Shkilyov, Vladislav Iglin, and Vladislav Peskun.

    On July 22, 2020, Plaintiffs filed a First Amended Complaint alleging the followi...

  • JAMES SMITH, ET AL. VS FCA US LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, ET AL.

    Nov 04, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background

    Plaintiffs Sandra Smith, et al. (“Plaintiffs”) bring this lemon law action against Defendants FCA US LLC (“FCA”) and Orange Coast Auto Group, LLC (collectively “Defendants”), based on Plaintiffs’ purchase of 2018 Chrysler Pacifica (“Subject Vehicle”) allegedly manufactured and/or distrib...

  • LANNY J DUGAR VS CARLOS DORADO

    Oct 28, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background

    Plaintiff Lanny Dugar (“Plaintiff”) brings this action against Defendant Carlos Dorado (“Defendant”) and Does, alleging that Defendant made false representations to Plaintiff’s bond company regarding Plaintiff’s construction work and that the bond company paid out the bond amount to Defe...

  • SAMMY ZABLEN VS ITS REMODELING AND CONSTRUCTION, INC.

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background

    Plaintiff Manuel Monteiro (“Plaintiff”) brings this action against Defendants California Market and Does (“Defendants”) alleging that Defendants harassed and accused Plaintiff of stealing without any reasonable suspicion and later attacked Plaintiff based on racial animus against African...

  • MIN HEE LEE, ET AL. VS GOLD REED, A DBA OF UNKNOWN FORM, ET AL.

    Oct 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background:

    Plaintiffs Free Sunshine Apparel (“FSA”), et al. (“Plaintiffs”) sue Defendants Kislon Kim (“Kislon”), et al. (“Defendants”) alleging that Defendants conspired to commit fraud against them. Plaintiffs allege that they entered into a contract with Defendants wherein Kislon agreed to coord...

  • JAMILA SOZAHDAH VS DRIP DOCTORS, INC., ET AL.

    Oct 19, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background:

    On December 13, 2019, Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant Jamila Sozahdah (“Sozahdah”) filed an employment action against her former employer Drip Doctors, Inc. (“DDI”), Drip Doctors Holdings, Inc. (“DDH”) and her supervisor and estranged husband Dr. Anthony Ho (“Ho”), alleging that she was wrong...

  • MIA QUITTMAN VS JADE MILLS, ET AL.

    Oct 09, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background:

    Plaintiff Mia Quittman (“Plaintiff” or “Mia”) brings this action against Defendants Zack Quittman (“Zack”) and Jade Mills (“Mills”) arising out of a series of real estate transactions. Plaintiff alleges that, while her money had been invested for the purchase, Defendants defrauded her a...

  • ALFREDO GONZALEZ, ET AL. VS GENERAL MOTORS LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY

    Oct 08, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The Court is inclined to grant the motion in part as follows:

    Within 30 days, Defendant shall provide a list or compilation of customer complaints in Defendant’s electronically stored information database that are substantially similar to the alleged defects claimed by plaintiff, in vehicles purcha...

  • AFIFA RAFIQ, ET AL. VS GENERAL MOTORS LLC, ET AL.

    Oct 06, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Before argument in this matter, the parties should have in mind that in a Lemon Law case the Court will usually order that plaintiff and defendant provide copies of the following documents, which are in their respective possession, custody and/or control, to the opposing side:

    Purchase or lease con...

  • SILVIA CHAVEZ VS DUB, INC., ET AL.

    Sep 29, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background

    Plaintiff Silvia Chavez (“Plaintiff”) brings this employment action against Defendants Dub, Inc., et al. (“Defendants”) alleging that she was subject to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and termination based on her disability during her employment as a full-time housekeeper.

    ...

  • YOO JIN SHIN VS THE KOREA TIMES LOS ANGELES, INC., ET AL.

    Sep 14, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background:

    On May 6, 2019, Plaintiff Yoo Jin Shin (“Plaintiff”) filed the initial Complaint against Defendants The Korea Times Los Angeles, et al. (“Defendants”) for the following causes of action:

    (1) Sexual Harassment; and

    (2) Retaliation.

    On January 15, 2020, Plaintiff f...

  • ROSA SALOMON VS YVONNE SALOMON, ET AL.

    Aug 31, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background

    Plaintiff Rosa Salomon (“Plaintiff”) brings this action against Defendants Yvonne Salomon (“Yvonne”) and SNB Management, LLC (“SNB”) (collectively “Defendants”) alleging that Defendants disavowed their repeated verbal and written promises to allow Plaintiff to live in the subject condomi...

  • RANCHO CARLTON PROPERTIES, LLC VS. JOSH RADNOR

    Aug 28, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The motion to tax costs is granted in part. The court will tax $84.60 in costs. All other costs are allowed.

    ...

  • BANC OF CALIFORNIA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION VS MARY CAROLE MCDONNELL, ET AL.

    Aug 28, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background

    Plaintiff Banc of California National Association (“Plaintiff”) sues Defendants Mary Carole McDonnell (“McDonnell”), Dion Noravian (“Noravian”), Northern Trust Corporation (“Northern”), Melvin Clark Jr. (“Clark”), and Does 1 through 20 for damages arising from contractual fraud.

    ...

  • EDUARDO LOPEZ VS KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION

    Aug 27, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background

    Plaintiff Eduardo Lopez (“Plaintiff”) brings this lemon law action against Defendants KIA Motors America (“KMA”), et al. (collectively “Defendants”) based on Plaintiff’s purchase of 2013 Kia Optima (“Vehicle”) manufactured and/or distributed by KMA.

    On October 9, 2019, Plaintiff ...

  • PRIME CARE INC. VS MARK D. REPSTAD, ET AL.

    Aug 26, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The motion for attorney fees is granted in part. The Court finds that defendant is the prevailing party and that the hourly rates are quite reasonable. The Court is not convinced that 12.9 hours is necessary for the instant motion. 9.9 hours is more reasonable given that counsel may appear telephonically. ...

  • THOMAS LORBER VS TGA CARSON PROPERTIES, LLC, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, ET AL.

    Aug 26, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background

    Plaintiff and Cross-Defendant Thomas Lorber (“Thomas”) sued Defendant and Cross-Complainant Anita Lorber (“Anita”) and related entities (collectively “Cross-Complainants”) for failing to pay him for all hours worked and terminating Thomas’s company TLR Properties (“TLR”). Cross-Complaina...

  • RUTH ANN SNYDER VS FCA US, LLC, ET AL.

    Aug 25, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant's Motion to Change Venue is granted. Plaintiff to pay transfer fees.

    In light of the impending transfer of the case, the Court will not rule on Motion to Compel Arbitration.

    ...

  • TUFELD CORPORATION VS BEVERLY HILLS GATEWAY LP

    Aug 20, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Tufeld Corp v. Beverly Hills Gateway, LP, BC691352

    The Court has reviewed the notice of related cases regarding BC691352, presently before this Court, and 20STCV25920, now before Dept. 73, and declines to relate them for the following reasons:

    Both cases seem to involve the same estoppel st...

  • PRIME CARE INC. VS MARK D. REPSTAD, ET AL.

    Aug 18, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background

    Plaintiff Prime Care, Inc. (“Plaintiff”) brings this action against Defendants Mark D. Repstad, et al. (collectively “Defendants”) arising from Plaintiff’s commercial lease agreement (“Lease Agreement”) to operate a cannabis business in the city of Montebello, California. Plaintiff enter...

  • IRMA HERNANDEZ, ET AL. VS BEVERLY HILLS C PROPERTY, LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, ET AL.

    Aug 17, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background

    Plaintiffs Irma Hernandez and Jose Ortiz (“Plaintiffs”) filed this lemon law action against General Motors LLC (“GM” or “Defendant”) and Does, alleging that their 2017 Cadillac Escalade (“Vehicle”) was delivered to them with serious defects and nonconformities to warranty.

    On Dec...

  • BEST SOLAR POWER, INC. VS PETER ALEXANDER STINCER , ET AL.

    Aug 17, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiff requests judgment for the amount wrongfully converted ($65,700) and loss of business ($87,310, which is 20% profit margin for a total loss of $436,550). While Plaintiff submits proof of payments made by Plaintiff’s customers directly to Defendants to evidence $65,700 for conversion, there is no s...

  • JACOB MARTINEZ VS AUTOBOX GARAGE, INC.

    Aug 17, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The Court finds that Plaintiff’s compensatory damages and prejudgment interests is calculated incorrectly:

    First, while he calculated unpaid regular wages as $11,373.50 with credit for amount already paid, Plaintiff’s liquidated damages ($21,873.50) do not equal that amount, as he duplicates the to...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Dennis J. Landin

  • PRIME STAFF INC VS PARTNERSHIP STAFFING SOLUTIONS LLC

    Dec 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Prime Staff, Inc. v. Partnership Staffing Solutions, LLC, BC665436

    Ruling re: default judgment.

    Cross-Complainant’s request for default judgment came on for hearing on November 16, 2020. At that time, this Court informed counsel for the Cross-Complainant that there was insufficient informat...

  • MAURICIO JACOBS, ET AL. VS ROYAL MOVING & STORAGE INC., ET AL.

    Dec 02, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background

    On September 30, 2019, Plaintiffs Mauricio Jacobs and Moises Guerrero Espinoza filed a complaint against Defendant Royal Moving & Storage Inc., Fedor Shkilyov, Vladislav Iglin, and Vladislav Peskun.

    On July 22, 2020, Plaintiffs filed a First Amended Complaint alleging the followi...

  • JAMES SMITH, ET AL. VS FCA US LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, ET AL.

    Nov 04, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background

    Plaintiffs Sandra Smith, et al. (“Plaintiffs”) bring this lemon law action against Defendants FCA US LLC (“FCA”) and Orange Coast Auto Group, LLC (collectively “Defendants”), based on Plaintiffs’ purchase of 2018 Chrysler Pacifica (“Subject Vehicle”) allegedly manufactured and/or distrib...

  • LANNY J DUGAR VS CARLOS DORADO

    Oct 28, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background

    Plaintiff Lanny Dugar (“Plaintiff”) brings this action against Defendant Carlos Dorado (“Defendant”) and Does, alleging that Defendant made false representations to Plaintiff’s bond company regarding Plaintiff’s construction work and that the bond company paid out the bond amount to Defe...

  • SAMMY ZABLEN VS ITS REMODELING AND CONSTRUCTION, INC.

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background

    Plaintiff Manuel Monteiro (“Plaintiff”) brings this action against Defendants California Market and Does (“Defendants”) alleging that Defendants harassed and accused Plaintiff of stealing without any reasonable suspicion and later attacked Plaintiff based on racial animus against African...

  • MIN HEE LEE, ET AL. VS GOLD REED, A DBA OF UNKNOWN FORM, ET AL.

    Oct 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background:

    Plaintiffs Free Sunshine Apparel (“FSA”), et al. (“Plaintiffs”) sue Defendants Kislon Kim (“Kislon”), et al. (“Defendants”) alleging that Defendants conspired to commit fraud against them. Plaintiffs allege that they entered into a contract with Defendants wherein Kislon agreed to coord...

  • JAMILA SOZAHDAH VS DRIP DOCTORS, INC., ET AL.

    Oct 19, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background:

    On December 13, 2019, Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant Jamila Sozahdah (“Sozahdah”) filed an employment action against her former employer Drip Doctors, Inc. (“DDI”), Drip Doctors Holdings, Inc. (“DDH”) and her supervisor and estranged husband Dr. Anthony Ho (“Ho”), alleging that she was wrong...

  • MIA QUITTMAN VS JADE MILLS, ET AL.

    Oct 09, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background:

    Plaintiff Mia Quittman (“Plaintiff” or “Mia”) brings this action against Defendants Zack Quittman (“Zack”) and Jade Mills (“Mills”) arising out of a series of real estate transactions. Plaintiff alleges that, while her money had been invested for the purchase, Defendants defrauded her a...

  • ALFREDO GONZALEZ, ET AL. VS GENERAL MOTORS LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY

    Oct 08, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The Court is inclined to grant the motion in part as follows:

    Within 30 days, Defendant shall provide a list or compilation of customer complaints in Defendant’s electronically stored information database that are substantially similar to the alleged defects claimed by plaintiff, in vehicles purcha...

  • AFIFA RAFIQ, ET AL. VS GENERAL MOTORS LLC, ET AL.

    Oct 06, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Before argument in this matter, the parties should have in mind that in a Lemon Law case the Court will usually order that plaintiff and defendant provide copies of the following documents, which are in their respective possession, custody and/or control, to the opposing side:

    Purchase or lease con...

  • SILVIA CHAVEZ VS DUB, INC., ET AL.

    Sep 29, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background

    Plaintiff Silvia Chavez (“Plaintiff”) brings this employment action against Defendants Dub, Inc., et al. (“Defendants”) alleging that she was subject to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and termination based on her disability during her employment as a full-time housekeeper.

    ...

  • YOO JIN SHIN VS THE KOREA TIMES LOS ANGELES, INC., ET AL.

    Sep 14, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background:

    On May 6, 2019, Plaintiff Yoo Jin Shin (“Plaintiff”) filed the initial Complaint against Defendants The Korea Times Los Angeles, et al. (“Defendants”) for the following causes of action:

    (1) Sexual Harassment; and

    (2) Retaliation.

    On January 15, 2020, Plaintiff f...

  • ROSA SALOMON VS YVONNE SALOMON, ET AL.

    Aug 31, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background

    Plaintiff Rosa Salomon (“Plaintiff”) brings this action against Defendants Yvonne Salomon (“Yvonne”) and SNB Management, LLC (“SNB”) (collectively “Defendants”) alleging that Defendants disavowed their repeated verbal and written promises to allow Plaintiff to live in the subject condomi...

  • RANCHO CARLTON PROPERTIES, LLC VS. JOSH RADNOR

    Aug 28, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The motion to tax costs is granted in part. The court will tax $84.60 in costs. All other costs are allowed.

    ...

  • BANC OF CALIFORNIA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION VS MARY CAROLE MCDONNELL, ET AL.

    Aug 28, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background

    Plaintiff Banc of California National Association (“Plaintiff”) sues Defendants Mary Carole McDonnell (“McDonnell”), Dion Noravian (“Noravian”), Northern Trust Corporation (“Northern”), Melvin Clark Jr. (“Clark”), and Does 1 through 20 for damages arising from contractual fraud.

    ...

  • EDUARDO LOPEZ VS KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION

    Aug 27, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background

    Plaintiff Eduardo Lopez (“Plaintiff”) brings this lemon law action against Defendants KIA Motors America (“KMA”), et al. (collectively “Defendants”) based on Plaintiff’s purchase of 2013 Kia Optima (“Vehicle”) manufactured and/or distributed by KMA.

    On October 9, 2019, Plaintiff ...

  • PRIME CARE INC. VS MARK D. REPSTAD, ET AL.

    Aug 26, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The motion for attorney fees is granted in part. The Court finds that defendant is the prevailing party and that the hourly rates are quite reasonable. The Court is not convinced that 12.9 hours is necessary for the instant motion. 9.9 hours is more reasonable given that counsel may appear telephonically. ...

  • THOMAS LORBER VS TGA CARSON PROPERTIES, LLC, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, ET AL.

    Aug 26, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background

    Plaintiff and Cross-Defendant Thomas Lorber (“Thomas”) sued Defendant and Cross-Complainant Anita Lorber (“Anita”) and related entities (collectively “Cross-Complainants”) for failing to pay him for all hours worked and terminating Thomas’s company TLR Properties (“TLR”). Cross-Complaina...

  • RUTH ANN SNYDER VS FCA US, LLC, ET AL.

    Aug 25, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant's Motion to Change Venue is granted. Plaintiff to pay transfer fees.

    In light of the impending transfer of the case, the Court will not rule on Motion to Compel Arbitration.

    ...

  • TUFELD CORPORATION VS BEVERLY HILLS GATEWAY LP

    Aug 20, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Tufeld Corp v. Beverly Hills Gateway, LP, BC691352

    The Court has reviewed the notice of related cases regarding BC691352, presently before this Court, and 20STCV25920, now before Dept. 73, and declines to relate them for the following reasons:

    Both cases seem to involve the same estoppel st...

  • PRIME CARE INC. VS MARK D. REPSTAD, ET AL.

    Aug 18, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background

    Plaintiff Prime Care, Inc. (“Plaintiff”) brings this action against Defendants Mark D. Repstad, et al. (collectively “Defendants”) arising from Plaintiff’s commercial lease agreement (“Lease Agreement”) to operate a cannabis business in the city of Montebello, California. Plaintiff enter...

  • IRMA HERNANDEZ, ET AL. VS BEVERLY HILLS C PROPERTY, LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, ET AL.

    Aug 17, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Background

    Plaintiffs Irma Hernandez and Jose Ortiz (“Plaintiffs”) filed this lemon law action against General Motors LLC (“GM” or “Defendant”) and Does, alleging that their 2017 Cadillac Escalade (“Vehicle”) was delivered to them with serious defects and nonconformities to warranty.

    On Dec...

  • BEST SOLAR POWER, INC. VS PETER ALEXANDER STINCER , ET AL.

    Aug 17, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiff requests judgment for the amount wrongfully converted ($65,700) and loss of business ($87,310, which is 20% profit margin for a total loss of $436,550). While Plaintiff submits proof of payments made by Plaintiff’s customers directly to Defendants to evidence $65,700 for conversion, there is no s...

  • JACOB MARTINEZ VS AUTOBOX GARAGE, INC.

    Aug 17, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The Court finds that Plaintiff’s compensatory damages and prejudgment interests is calculated incorrectly:

    First, while he calculated unpaid regular wages as $11,373.50 with credit for amount already paid, Plaintiff’s liquidated damages ($21,873.50) do not equal that amount, as he duplicates the to...

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