The Honorable Dylan M. Sullivan

El Dorado County Superior Court, Department 9

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Biography

The Hon. Dylan M. Sullivan is a judge for the Superior Court of El Dorado County in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown in September 2014, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Daniel B. Proud.

Sullivan earned a B.S. in physiology from the University of California, Davis in 1988. She then completed a J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1997.

She began her legal career as a contract attorney at the Law Offices of Patricia Lynne Nelson in 1998. Two years later, she left the firm and started her own private practice as a sole practitioner.

Then, in 2005, she joined the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Board of Parole Hearings. She served there as a deputy commissioner, rising through the ranks to become an associate chief deputy commissioner.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, she served as a court commissioner for the Superior Court of El Dorado County from 2011 to 2014.

She is registered without party preference.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Dylan M. Sullivan

  • MATTER OF SEQUOIA COMPANIES, LLC

    Jul 10, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Petition for Approval of Transfer of Structured Settlement Payments.
    Payee Smith has agreed to sell one lump sum payment from his structured settlement annuity in the amount of $350,000, which the petitioner states has a present value of $228,330.92. In exchange, payee Smith will be paid $82,366.57, w...

  • BARBOT V. CONWELL

    Jul 10, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Defendant Kelley’s Motion to Consolidate Cases.
    On June 3, 2019 plaintiff County of El Dorado filed an action under Case Number PC- 20190283 against defendants Bonita Conwell and Kathleen Kelley asserting causes of action for negligence and negligence per se (Violations of Vehicle Code) seeking reimbu...

  • GARCIA V. ACTERBERG

    Jul 10, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Defendant’s Motion for Order to Compel Plaintiff to Comply with Court’s Discovery Order and to Dismiss Case.
    On February 14, 2020 the court granted defendant’s motion to compel discovery and ordered plaintiff to answer interrogatories and produce documents without objections within ten days. Defendant...

  • EL DORADO SENIOR CARE V. THOMSEN

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Plaintiff’s Motion for Reconsideration of Court Order Dated February 7, 2020. Plaintiff filed the action against defendants on October 4, 2019.
    On February 7, 2020 the court issued an ex parte minute order denying plaintiff’s Code of Civil Procedure, § 170.6 peremptory challenge to the assignment of J...

  • O’NEIL V. UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Motion to Compel Arbitration and Appoint Arbitrator.
    Uninsured Motorist Claimant O’Neil filed a motion against his motor vehicle insurance provider to compel arbitration of a dispute arising out of the insurance agreement/policy related to his claim under the uninsured motorist coverage of that policy...

  • KATZAKIAN V. SUN RIDGE RANCH HOA

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Plaintiffs’ Motion for Discovery Order Finding Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege. Plaintiff moves for an order determining that the defendant HOA waived the attorney-client privilege by allowing agents to testify at depositions as to communications between the HOA and counsel on the issues in the complai...

  • LESTER V. ROBINSON

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Judgment Debtor Exam.
    TENTATIVE RULING # 19: THE APPEARANCE OF THE DEBTOR IS REQUIRED AT 8:30 A.M., FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020 IN DEPARTMENT NINE. NOTE: NO PERSONAL APPEARANCES WILL BE ALLOWED DUE TO THE ONGOING PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS. APPEARANCES VIA ZOOM ARE REQUIRED AND MEETING INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDE...

  • INNOVA FUND I, LLC V. SANTOS

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Judgment Debtor Exam.
    TENTATIVE RULING # 18: THE APPEARANCE OF THE DEBTOR IS REQUIRED AT 8:30 A.M., FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020 IN DEPARTMENT NINE, PROVIDED PROOF OF SERVICE OF THE ORDER TO APPEAR FOR EXAMINATION IS FILED PRIOR TO THE HEARING SHOWING THAT PERSONAL SERVICE ON THE DEBTOR WAS EFFECTED NO LATER...

  • BURNLEY V. ERB

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Defendants’ Anti-SLAPP Motion to Strike Complaint.
    Plaintiffs filed a complaint against defendants asserting causes of action for violation of C,C,&Rs, violation of Civil Code, § 5510, breach of fiduciary duty, violation of Civil Code, § 5100, violation of Civil Code, § 5200, and violation of Civil Co...

  • MORGAN V. RICKARD

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Defendant Alliance United Ins. Co.’s Demurrer to Complaint.
    Plaintiffs filed an action against defendant Rickard and his insurer, defendant Alliance United Ins. Co., asserting causes of action for liability for a motor vehicle accident and general negligence. Defendant Alliance United Ins. Co. demurs ...

  • PARKES V. MID-CENTURY INS. CO.

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Defendant K&L Crawford, Inc.’s d.b.a. Dick’s Carpet One Floor and Homes’ Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement.
    Defendant K&L Crawford, Inc. d.b.a. Dick’s Carpet One Floor and Homes has agreed to pay $150,000 in settlement of plaintiffs’ claims. Defendant K&L Crawford, Inc. d.b.a. Dick’s C...

  • LANNI V. ARMSTRONG

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Hearing Re: Default Judgment.
    On September 5, 2019 the plaintiff filed a complaint for declaratory relief and partition by sale against defendant Armstrong alleging that plaintiff owns 45% of certain real property and defendant owns the remaining 55% pursuant to an agreement; defendant Armstrong also ...

  • MAY V. QUADE

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Defendant’s Motion to Compel Plaintiff’s Deposition.
    Defense counsel declares: plaintiff deposition was initially noticed for December 13, 2020; the deposition was re-noticed two other times, for December 30, 2019 and January 2, 2020; plaintiff failed to appear at the January 2, 2020 deposition; the p...

  • BODEMAN V. LIBERTY MUTUAL INS. CO.

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Motion to Compel Arbitration and Appoint Arbitrator.
    Uninsured Motorist Claimant Bodeman filed a motion against her motor vehicle insurance provider to compel arbitration of a dispute arising out of the insurance agreement/policy related to her claim under the uninsured motorist coverage of that polic...

  • COLLIER V. SERRANO EL DORADO OWNER’S ASSOCIATION

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Judgment Debtor Examination.
    The proof of service declares that on March 8, 2020 the judgment debtor was personally served with the notice to appear for examination on April 24, 2020. The hearing was continued by court order to 8:30 a.m. on May 29, 2020 in Department Nine due to the public heath crisi...

  • DISCOVER BANK V. LEMIER

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment.
    Plaintiff filed a complaint against defendant alleging common count causes of action of account stated and open book account related to a debt allegedly due and owing on a credit card account. The complaint alleges that there remained $24,312.62 due and owing. ...

  • U.S. BANK N.A. V. RANDALL

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment.
    On May 13, 2019 plaintiff filed an action for common counts of account stated and open book account related to a credit card account. Plaintiff alleges: that defendant owes a principal balance in the amount of $9,665.41; and that the amount remains due and unpa...

  • FLEEMAN V. COUNTY OF EL DORADO

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Plaintiff’s Motion for Reconsideration of Court Order Dated February 7, 2020. Plaintiff filed the action against defendants on November 27, 2019.
    On February 7, 2020 the court issued an ex parte minute order denying plaintiff’s Code of Civil Procedure peremptory challenge to the assignment of Judge Su...

  • MATTER OF KUHLMAN

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    OSC Re: Name Change.
    The mandated CLETS report is not in the court’s file. (See Code of Civil Procedure, § 1279.5(f).)
    TENTATIVE RULING # 24: APPEARANCES ARE REQUIRED AT 8:30 A.M. ON FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020 IN DEPARTMENT NINE. NOTE: NO PERSONAL APPEARANCES WILL BE ALLOWED DUE TO THE ONGOING PUBLIC ...

  • PEOPLE V. MHC PONDEROSA

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant People’s Demurrer to 2nd Amended Cross-Complaint. On November 5, 2019 the court overruled the People’s demurrer to the inverse condemnation cause of action of the cross-compliant, sustained the demurrer to the dangerous condition of public property cause of action of the cross-com...

  • SHENTU V. LIFEPRINT PRODUCTS

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Defendants’ Demurrer to Complaint.
    Plaintiff filed a complaint against defendants asserting causes of action for breach of contract, fraud, and common counts allegedly arising out of a contract for plaintiff to provide consulting services for defendants.
    Defendants demur to the fraud and common c...

  • ELITE ACCEPTANCE CORP. V. RIGHETTI

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Judgment Debtor Exam.
    TENTATIVE RULING # 17: THE APPEARANCE OF THE DEBTOR IS REQUIRED AT 8:30 A.M., FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020 IN DEPARTMENT NINE. NOTE: NO PERSONAL APPEARANCES WILL BE ALLOWED DUE TO THE ONGOING PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS. APPEARANCES VIA ZOOM ARE REQUIRED AND MEETING INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDE...

  • MATTER OF BOGERT

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    OSC Re: Name Change.
    TENTATIVE RULING # 23: THE PETITION IS GRANTED.
    157

    ...

  • THE CANADA TRUST CO. V. DOCKTOR

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Judgment Debtor Examination.
    The order for appearance for judgment debtor examination was issued on March 18, 2020. The hearing was continued by court order to 8:30 a.m. on May 29, 2020 in Department Nine due to the public health crisis. The April 10, 2020 Minute order continuing the hearing was serve...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Dylan M. Sullivan

  • MATTER OF SEQUOIA COMPANIES, LLC

    Jul 10, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Petition for Approval of Transfer of Structured Settlement Payments.
    Payee Smith has agreed to sell one lump sum payment from his structured settlement annuity in the amount of $350,000, which the petitioner states has a present value of $228,330.92. In exchange, payee Smith will be paid $82,366.57, w...

  • BARBOT V. CONWELL

    Jul 10, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Defendant Kelley’s Motion to Consolidate Cases.
    On June 3, 2019 plaintiff County of El Dorado filed an action under Case Number PC- 20190283 against defendants Bonita Conwell and Kathleen Kelley asserting causes of action for negligence and negligence per se (Violations of Vehicle Code) seeking reimbu...

  • GARCIA V. ACTERBERG

    Jul 10, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Defendant’s Motion for Order to Compel Plaintiff to Comply with Court’s Discovery Order and to Dismiss Case.
    On February 14, 2020 the court granted defendant’s motion to compel discovery and ordered plaintiff to answer interrogatories and produce documents without objections within ten days. Defendant...

  • EL DORADO SENIOR CARE V. THOMSEN

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Plaintiff’s Motion for Reconsideration of Court Order Dated February 7, 2020. Plaintiff filed the action against defendants on October 4, 2019.
    On February 7, 2020 the court issued an ex parte minute order denying plaintiff’s Code of Civil Procedure, § 170.6 peremptory challenge to the assignment of J...

  • O’NEIL V. UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Motion to Compel Arbitration and Appoint Arbitrator.
    Uninsured Motorist Claimant O’Neil filed a motion against his motor vehicle insurance provider to compel arbitration of a dispute arising out of the insurance agreement/policy related to his claim under the uninsured motorist coverage of that policy...

  • KATZAKIAN V. SUN RIDGE RANCH HOA

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Plaintiffs’ Motion for Discovery Order Finding Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege. Plaintiff moves for an order determining that the defendant HOA waived the attorney-client privilege by allowing agents to testify at depositions as to communications between the HOA and counsel on the issues in the complai...

  • LESTER V. ROBINSON

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Judgment Debtor Exam.
    TENTATIVE RULING # 19: THE APPEARANCE OF THE DEBTOR IS REQUIRED AT 8:30 A.M., FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020 IN DEPARTMENT NINE. NOTE: NO PERSONAL APPEARANCES WILL BE ALLOWED DUE TO THE ONGOING PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS. APPEARANCES VIA ZOOM ARE REQUIRED AND MEETING INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDE...

  • INNOVA FUND I, LLC V. SANTOS

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Judgment Debtor Exam.
    TENTATIVE RULING # 18: THE APPEARANCE OF THE DEBTOR IS REQUIRED AT 8:30 A.M., FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020 IN DEPARTMENT NINE, PROVIDED PROOF OF SERVICE OF THE ORDER TO APPEAR FOR EXAMINATION IS FILED PRIOR TO THE HEARING SHOWING THAT PERSONAL SERVICE ON THE DEBTOR WAS EFFECTED NO LATER...

  • BURNLEY V. ERB

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Defendants’ Anti-SLAPP Motion to Strike Complaint.
    Plaintiffs filed a complaint against defendants asserting causes of action for violation of C,C,&Rs, violation of Civil Code, § 5510, breach of fiduciary duty, violation of Civil Code, § 5100, violation of Civil Code, § 5200, and violation of Civil Co...

  • MORGAN V. RICKARD

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Defendant Alliance United Ins. Co.’s Demurrer to Complaint.
    Plaintiffs filed an action against defendant Rickard and his insurer, defendant Alliance United Ins. Co., asserting causes of action for liability for a motor vehicle accident and general negligence. Defendant Alliance United Ins. Co. demurs ...

  • PARKES V. MID-CENTURY INS. CO.

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Defendant K&L Crawford, Inc.’s d.b.a. Dick’s Carpet One Floor and Homes’ Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement.
    Defendant K&L Crawford, Inc. d.b.a. Dick’s Carpet One Floor and Homes has agreed to pay $150,000 in settlement of plaintiffs’ claims. Defendant K&L Crawford, Inc. d.b.a. Dick’s C...

  • LANNI V. ARMSTRONG

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Hearing Re: Default Judgment.
    On September 5, 2019 the plaintiff filed a complaint for declaratory relief and partition by sale against defendant Armstrong alleging that plaintiff owns 45% of certain real property and defendant owns the remaining 55% pursuant to an agreement; defendant Armstrong also ...

  • MAY V. QUADE

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Defendant’s Motion to Compel Plaintiff’s Deposition.
    Defense counsel declares: plaintiff deposition was initially noticed for December 13, 2020; the deposition was re-noticed two other times, for December 30, 2019 and January 2, 2020; plaintiff failed to appear at the January 2, 2020 deposition; the p...

  • BODEMAN V. LIBERTY MUTUAL INS. CO.

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Motion to Compel Arbitration and Appoint Arbitrator.
    Uninsured Motorist Claimant Bodeman filed a motion against her motor vehicle insurance provider to compel arbitration of a dispute arising out of the insurance agreement/policy related to her claim under the uninsured motorist coverage of that polic...

  • COLLIER V. SERRANO EL DORADO OWNER’S ASSOCIATION

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Judgment Debtor Examination.
    The proof of service declares that on March 8, 2020 the judgment debtor was personally served with the notice to appear for examination on April 24, 2020. The hearing was continued by court order to 8:30 a.m. on May 29, 2020 in Department Nine due to the public heath crisi...

  • DISCOVER BANK V. LEMIER

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment.
    Plaintiff filed a complaint against defendant alleging common count causes of action of account stated and open book account related to a debt allegedly due and owing on a credit card account. The complaint alleges that there remained $24,312.62 due and owing. ...

  • U.S. BANK N.A. V. RANDALL

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment.
    On May 13, 2019 plaintiff filed an action for common counts of account stated and open book account related to a credit card account. Plaintiff alleges: that defendant owes a principal balance in the amount of $9,665.41; and that the amount remains due and unpa...

  • FLEEMAN V. COUNTY OF EL DORADO

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Plaintiff’s Motion for Reconsideration of Court Order Dated February 7, 2020. Plaintiff filed the action against defendants on November 27, 2019.
    On February 7, 2020 the court issued an ex parte minute order denying plaintiff’s Code of Civil Procedure peremptory challenge to the assignment of Judge Su...

  • MATTER OF KUHLMAN

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    OSC Re: Name Change.
    The mandated CLETS report is not in the court’s file. (See Code of Civil Procedure, § 1279.5(f).)
    TENTATIVE RULING # 24: APPEARANCES ARE REQUIRED AT 8:30 A.M. ON FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020 IN DEPARTMENT NINE. NOTE: NO PERSONAL APPEARANCES WILL BE ALLOWED DUE TO THE ONGOING PUBLIC ...

  • PEOPLE V. MHC PONDEROSA

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant People’s Demurrer to 2nd Amended Cross-Complaint. On November 5, 2019 the court overruled the People’s demurrer to the inverse condemnation cause of action of the cross-compliant, sustained the demurrer to the dangerous condition of public property cause of action of the cross-com...

  • SHENTU V. LIFEPRINT PRODUCTS

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Defendants’ Demurrer to Complaint.
    Plaintiff filed a complaint against defendants asserting causes of action for breach of contract, fraud, and common counts allegedly arising out of a contract for plaintiff to provide consulting services for defendants.
    Defendants demur to the fraud and common c...

  • ELITE ACCEPTANCE CORP. V. RIGHETTI

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Judgment Debtor Exam.
    TENTATIVE RULING # 17: THE APPEARANCE OF THE DEBTOR IS REQUIRED AT 8:30 A.M., FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020 IN DEPARTMENT NINE. NOTE: NO PERSONAL APPEARANCES WILL BE ALLOWED DUE TO THE ONGOING PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS. APPEARANCES VIA ZOOM ARE REQUIRED AND MEETING INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDE...

  • MATTER OF BOGERT

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    OSC Re: Name Change.
    TENTATIVE RULING # 23: THE PETITION IS GRANTED.
    157

    ...

  • THE CANADA TRUST CO. V. DOCKTOR

    Jun 26, 2020 |  El Dorado County

    Judgment Debtor Examination.
    The order for appearance for judgment debtor examination was issued on March 18, 2020. The hearing was continued by court order to 8:30 a.m. on May 29, 2020 in Department Nine due to the public health crisis. The April 10, 2020 Minute order continuing the hearing was serve...

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