The Honorable Earl H. Maas III

San Diego County Superior Court, Department NC-28

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Biography

The Hon. Earl H. Maas III is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2005, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Bernard E. Revak.

Maas earned a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University. He then received a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Maas pursued a fifteen-year career in legal malpractice defense. He first worked as an associate at Chapin, Shea, McNitt & Carter before becoming a partner at Maas, Miyamoto & Bernstein. He has also worked as a shareholder for Thompson, Alessio, & Maas.

He is registered as a Republican.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Earl H. Maas III

  • RIESSEN VS MAKAMI, INC.

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The motion of Plaintiff Alcina Pacheco to compel further responses to requests for admission ("RFA") is granted in part.

    The motion is denied as to RFAs 1 and 23. As the requests are phrased, Defendant is being asked to admit that exhibits A and B are what was submitted to the City. Defendant is no...

  • RIESSEN VS MAKAMI, INC.

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Defendants' motion for attorney's fees is denied. Civil Code § 798.85 does not apply. MHC Financing Limited Partnership Two v. City of Santee (2005) 125 Cal.App.4th 1372:

    "We conclude that the phrase 'any action arising out of the provisions of [the MRL]' in Civil Code section 798.85 encompasses on...

  • RIESSEN VS MAKAMI, INC.

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The motion of Plaintiff Alcina Pacheco to compel further responses to form interrogatory 17.1 is granted in part as to requests for admission 2-21, 24-43 and 45-65 and denied as to the remaining requests for admission. Defendant shall serve a further verified response by 1/18/21. Defendant Makami, Inc. and...

  • RIESSEN VS MAKAMI, INC.

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Defendants' motion for attorney's fees is denied. Civil Code § 798.85 does not apply. MHC Financing Limited Partnership Two v. City of Santee (2005) 125 Cal.App.4th 1372:

    "We conclude that the phrase 'any action arising out of the provisions of [the MRL]' in Civil Code section 798.85 encompasses on...

  • JEFFREY WILLIAMS VS FCA US

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's unopposed motion for relief from 10/9/20 order is granted. CCP § 473. Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to request for production of documents is deemed timely made.

    ...

  • RIESSEN VS MAKAMI, INC.

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The motion of Plaintiffs Alcina Pacheco and Eugene Wrona for trial preference is granted. CCP § 36(a). Plaintiffs have made a sufficient showing that they have a substantial interest in the action as a whole and their health is such that a preference is necessary to prevent prejudicing their interest in th...

  • RIESSEN VS MAKAMI, INC.

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The motion of Plaintiff Alcina Pacheco to compel further responses to requests for admission ("RFA") is granted in part.

    The motion is denied as to RFAs 1 and 23. As the requests are phrased, Defendant is being asked to admit that exhibits A and B are what was submitted to the City. Defendant is no...

  • DEMOR ENTERPRISES VS ROYNON MUSEUM OF PALEONTOLOGY

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed motion of Defendant Roynon Museum of Paleontology Foundation to compel responses to form interrogatories, special interrogatories, and request for production of documents and for an order deeming matters admitted is granted. Cross-Defendants Dennis French and Robert Lazerus shall serve verifi...

  • JEFFREY WILLIAMS VS FCA US

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to request for production of documents is denied as moot in light of the service of an amended supplemental response on 12/23/20 and Defendant's production of supplemental documents on 12/31/20. If Plaintiff has been unable to access the documents electronical...

  • PAUL BUSSMANN VS S-H OPCO CARLSBAD LLC

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion to compel deposition of person most knowledgeable and production of documents is granted in part.

    Plaintiff seeks to compel the deposition as to topic nos. 1-16 and documents 1-24. Defendant has agreed to the deposition as to topics 1-4, 7-10, 13 and 15. This leaves only topics 5...

  • RIESSEN VS MAKAMI, INC.

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The motion of Plaintiffs Alcina Pacheco and Eugene Wrona for trial preference is granted. CCP § 36(a). Plaintiffs have made a sufficient showing that they have a substantial interest in the action as a whole and their health is such that a preference is necessary to prevent prejudicing their interest in th...

  • SAYLES VS KREISBERG

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion for trial preference is continued on the Court's own motion to February 26, 2021, 1:30 pm, Department 28. Defendant is to lodge a copy of Plaintiff's deposition with the Court by February 23, 2021. Because of the closeness between the deposition and the hearing, an uncertified copy may b...

  • JEFFREY WILLIAMS VS FCA US

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to request for production of documents is denied as moot in light of the service of an amended supplemental response on 12/23/20 and Defendant's production of supplemental documents on 12/31/20. If Plaintiff has been unable to access the documents electronical...

  • PACHECO VS VISTACAL LUXURY IMPORTS INC

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiffs' motion to tax the costs of Defendant BMW of North America, LLC is granted in part. The following costs are taxed as not reasonably necessary to the conduct of the litigation or lacking sufficient documentation:

    $19.90 Notices of appearances

    $29.85 Notices of appe...

  • JEFFREY WILLIAMS VS FCA US

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's unopposed motion for relief from 10/9/20 order is granted. CCP § 473. Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to request for production of documents is deemed timely made.

    ...

  • RIESSEN VS MAKAMI, INC.

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The motion of Plaintiff Alcina Pacheco to compel further responses to form interrogatory 17.1 is granted in part as to requests for admission 2-21, 24-43 and 45-65 and denied as to the remaining requests for admission. Defendant shall serve a further verified response by 1/18/21. Defendant Makami, Inc. and...

  • AMERICAN CLAIMS MANAGEMENT INC VS EDCO WASTE

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The motion of Plaintiff Salvador Sanchez to compel further responses to requests for admission (set two) nos. 40, 43 and 45 and form interrogatory 17.1 is denied.

    The Court notes that Plaintiff's motion was untimely filed and served. The motion was required to be filed and personally served by 11/2...

  • ADAMS VS KLEINSMITH STAIR & TRIM INC

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion to compel compliance with 9/25/20 order is denied. The only alleged noncompliance is the failure to pay sanctions. The Court stated in open court, upon attorney Conkey's inquiry, that the Court was not setting a date for the payment of sanctions and sanctions could be incorporated into t...

  • AMERICAN CLAIMS MANAGEMENT INC VS EDCO WASTE

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The motion of Plaintiff Salvador Sanchez to compel further responses to requests for admission (set two) nos. 40, 43 and 45 and form interrogatory 17.1 is denied.

    The Court notes that Plaintiff's motion was untimely filed and served. The motion was required to be filed and personally served by 11/2...

  • THOMAS VS PURCIEL

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant's motion to take subsequent deposition of Plaintiff is denied. No good cause has been shown. The discovery and motion cut-off date expired on 12/14/18 and was not extended. See 8/10/18 CMC order.

    ...

  • AMERICAN CLAIMS MANAGEMENT INC VS EDCO WASTE

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The motion of Plaintiff Salvador Sanchez to compel further responses to request for production of documents reserved 10/13/20 is ordered off calendar for failure to file moving papers. "The moving party shall promptly call the independent calendar clerk if a matter will not be heard on the scheduled date.....

  • AMERICAN CLAIMS MANAGEMENT INC VS EDCO WASTE

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The motion of Plaintiff Salvador Sanchez to compel further responses to special interrogatories (set two) nos. 27, 28 and 30 is denied.

    The Court notes that Plaintiff's motion was untimely filed and served. The motion was required to be filed and personally served by 11/24. The motion was not filed...

  • AMERICAN CLAIMS MANAGEMENT INC VS EDCO WASTE

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The motion of Plaintiff Salvador Sanchez to compel further responses to special interrogatories (set two) nos. 27, 28 and 30 is denied.

    The Court notes that Plaintiff's motion was untimely filed and served. The motion was required to be filed and personally served by 11/24. The motion was not filed...

  • WELLS FARGO BANK VS CRESPIN

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion to compel enforcement of settlement is denied without prejudice. No moving papers have been filed.

    ...

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Recent Cases by Hon. Earl H. Maas III

Recent Rulings by Hon. Earl H. Maas III

  • RIESSEN VS MAKAMI, INC.

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The motion of Plaintiff Alcina Pacheco to compel further responses to requests for admission ("RFA") is granted in part.

    The motion is denied as to RFAs 1 and 23. As the requests are phrased, Defendant is being asked to admit that exhibits A and B are what was submitted to the City. Defendant is no...

  • RIESSEN VS MAKAMI, INC.

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Defendants' motion for attorney's fees is denied. Civil Code § 798.85 does not apply. MHC Financing Limited Partnership Two v. City of Santee (2005) 125 Cal.App.4th 1372:

    "We conclude that the phrase 'any action arising out of the provisions of [the MRL]' in Civil Code section 798.85 encompasses on...

  • RIESSEN VS MAKAMI, INC.

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The motion of Plaintiff Alcina Pacheco to compel further responses to form interrogatory 17.1 is granted in part as to requests for admission 2-21, 24-43 and 45-65 and denied as to the remaining requests for admission. Defendant shall serve a further verified response by 1/18/21. Defendant Makami, Inc. and...

  • RIESSEN VS MAKAMI, INC.

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Defendants' motion for attorney's fees is denied. Civil Code § 798.85 does not apply. MHC Financing Limited Partnership Two v. City of Santee (2005) 125 Cal.App.4th 1372:

    "We conclude that the phrase 'any action arising out of the provisions of [the MRL]' in Civil Code section 798.85 encompasses on...

  • JEFFREY WILLIAMS VS FCA US

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's unopposed motion for relief from 10/9/20 order is granted. CCP § 473. Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to request for production of documents is deemed timely made.

    ...

  • RIESSEN VS MAKAMI, INC.

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The motion of Plaintiffs Alcina Pacheco and Eugene Wrona for trial preference is granted. CCP § 36(a). Plaintiffs have made a sufficient showing that they have a substantial interest in the action as a whole and their health is such that a preference is necessary to prevent prejudicing their interest in th...

  • RIESSEN VS MAKAMI, INC.

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The motion of Plaintiff Alcina Pacheco to compel further responses to requests for admission ("RFA") is granted in part.

    The motion is denied as to RFAs 1 and 23. As the requests are phrased, Defendant is being asked to admit that exhibits A and B are what was submitted to the City. Defendant is no...

  • DEMOR ENTERPRISES VS ROYNON MUSEUM OF PALEONTOLOGY

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed motion of Defendant Roynon Museum of Paleontology Foundation to compel responses to form interrogatories, special interrogatories, and request for production of documents and for an order deeming matters admitted is granted. Cross-Defendants Dennis French and Robert Lazerus shall serve verifi...

  • JEFFREY WILLIAMS VS FCA US

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to request for production of documents is denied as moot in light of the service of an amended supplemental response on 12/23/20 and Defendant's production of supplemental documents on 12/31/20. If Plaintiff has been unable to access the documents electronical...

  • PAUL BUSSMANN VS S-H OPCO CARLSBAD LLC

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion to compel deposition of person most knowledgeable and production of documents is granted in part.

    Plaintiff seeks to compel the deposition as to topic nos. 1-16 and documents 1-24. Defendant has agreed to the deposition as to topics 1-4, 7-10, 13 and 15. This leaves only topics 5...

  • RIESSEN VS MAKAMI, INC.

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The motion of Plaintiffs Alcina Pacheco and Eugene Wrona for trial preference is granted. CCP § 36(a). Plaintiffs have made a sufficient showing that they have a substantial interest in the action as a whole and their health is such that a preference is necessary to prevent prejudicing their interest in th...

  • SAYLES VS KREISBERG

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion for trial preference is continued on the Court's own motion to February 26, 2021, 1:30 pm, Department 28. Defendant is to lodge a copy of Plaintiff's deposition with the Court by February 23, 2021. Because of the closeness between the deposition and the hearing, an uncertified copy may b...

  • JEFFREY WILLIAMS VS FCA US

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to request for production of documents is denied as moot in light of the service of an amended supplemental response on 12/23/20 and Defendant's production of supplemental documents on 12/31/20. If Plaintiff has been unable to access the documents electronical...

  • PACHECO VS VISTACAL LUXURY IMPORTS INC

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiffs' motion to tax the costs of Defendant BMW of North America, LLC is granted in part. The following costs are taxed as not reasonably necessary to the conduct of the litigation or lacking sufficient documentation:

    $19.90 Notices of appearances

    $29.85 Notices of appe...

  • JEFFREY WILLIAMS VS FCA US

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's unopposed motion for relief from 10/9/20 order is granted. CCP § 473. Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to request for production of documents is deemed timely made.

    ...

  • RIESSEN VS MAKAMI, INC.

    Jan 07, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The motion of Plaintiff Alcina Pacheco to compel further responses to form interrogatory 17.1 is granted in part as to requests for admission 2-21, 24-43 and 45-65 and denied as to the remaining requests for admission. Defendant shall serve a further verified response by 1/18/21. Defendant Makami, Inc. and...

  • AMERICAN CLAIMS MANAGEMENT INC VS EDCO WASTE

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The motion of Plaintiff Salvador Sanchez to compel further responses to requests for admission (set two) nos. 40, 43 and 45 and form interrogatory 17.1 is denied.

    The Court notes that Plaintiff's motion was untimely filed and served. The motion was required to be filed and personally served by 11/2...

  • ADAMS VS KLEINSMITH STAIR & TRIM INC

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion to compel compliance with 9/25/20 order is denied. The only alleged noncompliance is the failure to pay sanctions. The Court stated in open court, upon attorney Conkey's inquiry, that the Court was not setting a date for the payment of sanctions and sanctions could be incorporated into t...

  • AMERICAN CLAIMS MANAGEMENT INC VS EDCO WASTE

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The motion of Plaintiff Salvador Sanchez to compel further responses to requests for admission (set two) nos. 40, 43 and 45 and form interrogatory 17.1 is denied.

    The Court notes that Plaintiff's motion was untimely filed and served. The motion was required to be filed and personally served by 11/2...

  • THOMAS VS PURCIEL

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant's motion to take subsequent deposition of Plaintiff is denied. No good cause has been shown. The discovery and motion cut-off date expired on 12/14/18 and was not extended. See 8/10/18 CMC order.

    ...

  • AMERICAN CLAIMS MANAGEMENT INC VS EDCO WASTE

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The motion of Plaintiff Salvador Sanchez to compel further responses to request for production of documents reserved 10/13/20 is ordered off calendar for failure to file moving papers. "The moving party shall promptly call the independent calendar clerk if a matter will not be heard on the scheduled date.....

  • AMERICAN CLAIMS MANAGEMENT INC VS EDCO WASTE

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The motion of Plaintiff Salvador Sanchez to compel further responses to special interrogatories (set two) nos. 27, 28 and 30 is denied.

    The Court notes that Plaintiff's motion was untimely filed and served. The motion was required to be filed and personally served by 11/24. The motion was not filed...

  • AMERICAN CLAIMS MANAGEMENT INC VS EDCO WASTE

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The motion of Plaintiff Salvador Sanchez to compel further responses to special interrogatories (set two) nos. 27, 28 and 30 is denied.

    The Court notes that Plaintiff's motion was untimely filed and served. The motion was required to be filed and personally served by 11/24. The motion was not filed...

  • WELLS FARGO BANK VS CRESPIN

    Dec 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion to compel enforcement of settlement is denied without prejudice. No moving papers have been filed.

    ...

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