The Honorable Eddie C. Sturgeon

San Diego County Superior Court, Department SD-67

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Biography

The Hon. Eddie C. Sturgeon is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. He was initially appointed to the El Cajon Municipal Court by former Governor George Deukmejian in 1988, filling a vacancy created by the elevation of the Hon. William Howatt, Jr. He was then elevated to the Superior Court of San Diego County after the unification of superior and municipal courts in 1998.

Sturgeon earned a J.D. from the University of Santa Clara School of Law in 1973.

He began his legal career as an associate with Tolman & Lorella, a San Diego-based law firm that handled both civil and criminal cases. He quickly became a partner, practicing with the firm for fourteen years before starting his own private practice in 1988.

Sturgeon served as president of the Foothills Bar Association.

He was named Trial Judge of the Year by the San Diego Trial Lawyers Association in 1990 and 2014.

He was born and raised in San Diego, California.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Eddie C. Sturgeon

  • CITY OF SAN DIEGO VS GUTIERREZ

    Aug 07, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff City of San Diego's motion to correct clerical error in judgment and amend the judgment nunc pro tunc is granted. Judgment is entered in favor of the City and against defendants Sergio Gutierrez and Maria Valdez in the principal amount of $4,564.72. The November 16, 2018 ...

  • WILTGEN VS HOLLIS

    Aug 06, 2020 |  San Diego County

    tentative ruling

    Cross-defendants TJRF Associates LLC & Alladdine Gueddar's (collectively "TJRF") motion for summary judgment, or in the alternative, summary adjudication, is denied to plaintiffs /cross-defendants David Wiltgen and Montina Wiltgen's third amended complaint ("TAC") and the fourth an...

  • DURAN VS BARTELL HOTELS MANAGEMENT COMPANY [EFILE]

    Aug 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    The unopposed motion of plaintiff Jose Duran for final approval of the class action settlement is granted. Plaintiff's motion for attorney's fees is granted in the amount of $666,666.66, plus expenses of $12,000. Plaintiff is entitled to an incentive award of $10,000.00.

    Pl...

  • SCHUELKE INTERVIVOS REVOCABLE TRUST AGREEMENT CHARLES SCHUELKE TRUSTEE VS WILLIAMS

    Aug 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendants Chris Williams, Orchid Bay, LLC and EVP Legacy Global Development's unopposed demurrer to plaintiff Charles Schuelke Trustee, on behalf of the Schuelke Intervivos Revocable Trust Agreement, is sustained to the second through fifth causes of action, with leave to amend. D...

  • TRAVIS HIGBEE VS FRANCESCA AGIURRE

    Aug 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff Travis Higbee's motions to compel further responses to form and special interrogatories (sets one) are granted.

    Defendant Francesca Aguirre shall provide responses to form and special interrogatories, without objection, and with a verification by August 24, 2020. ...

  • ADAMS AVENUE LLC VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO

    Aug 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant City of San Diego's ("City") motion to bifurcate is denied.

    ...

  • ESPINOZA VS DIVINO PLASTIC SURGERY INC

    Jul 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant Heather Lang, R.N.'s unopposed demurrer to the third cause of action for dependent adult abuse (neglect) is sustained to the fourth cause of action for intentional misrepresentation, the fifth cause of action for promissory fraud, the sixth cause of action for negligent m...

  • ESPINOZA VS DIVINO PLASTIC SURGERY INC

    Jul 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant Heather Lang, R.N.'s unopposed demurrer to the third cause of action for dependent adult abuse (neglect) is sustained to the fourth cause of action for intentional misrepresentation, the fifth cause of action for promissory fraud, the sixth cause of action for negligent m...

  • PLATAS VS OMIDI

    Jul 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendants Kambiz Beniami Omidi, aka Julian Omidi and Michael Omidi failed to oppose the motion for punitive damages, and were properly served. Accordingly, plaintiff's motion for punitive damages as to these defendants is granted.

    Plaintiff Alexandra Platas's motion for pu...

  • PLATAS VS OMIDI

    Jul 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendants Kambiz Beniami Omidi, aka Julian Omidi and Michael Omidi failed to oppose the motion for punitive damages, and were properly served. Accordingly, plaintiff's motion for punitive damages as to these defendants is granted.

    Plaintiff Alexandra Platas's motion for pu...

  • PLATAS VS OMIDI

    Jul 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendants Kambiz Beniami Omidi, aka Julian Omidi and Michael Omidi failed to oppose the motion for punitive damages, and were properly served. Accordingly, plaintiff's motion for punitive damages as to these defendants is granted.

    Plaintiff Alexandra Platas's motion for pu...

  • COLLEEN SANSONE VS. HENDERSON CAVERLY PUM & CHARNEY LLP

    Jul 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff Colleen Sansone's motion to set aside the verdict in denied. The court finds the verdict is supported by the evidence introduced at trial. The court also finds the verdict is consistent with the law on the account stated claim.

    Defendant Henderson Caverly & Pum LL...

  • PLATAS VS OMIDI

    Jul 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendants Kambiz Beniami Omidi, aka Julian Omidi and Michael Omidi failed to oppose the motion for punitive damages, and were properly served. Accordingly, plaintiff's motion for punitive damages as to these defendants is granted.

    Plaintiff Alexandra Platas's motion for pu...

  • PLATAS VS OMIDI

    Jul 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendants Kambiz Beniami Omidi, aka Julian Omidi and Michael Omidi failed to oppose the motion for punitive damages, and were properly served. Accordingly, plaintiff's motion for punitive damages as to these defendants is granted.

    Plaintiff Alexandra Platas's motion for pu...

  • RAMOS VS. UTZ

    Jul 28, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff Mary Jane Ramos' unopposed motion for reasonable attorney's fees in the amount of $8,480.00 is granted. No reply is required. The hourly rate of $300 is proper. The court declines to add a multiplier. Defendants Irma Orozco-Utz and Christopher P. Utz are ordered to pay pl...

  • SANCHEZ VS EVANS TIRE AND SERVICE CENTERS INC [E-FILE]

    Jul 28, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    The unopposed motion of plaintiffs Marco Sanchez and Carlos Veal, individually and on behalf of the class, for preliminary approval of the class action settlement is conditionally granted. Although notice of the letter claim was served, plaintiffs will need to file a proof of servi...

  • HARVEY VS SALVATION ARMY

    Jul 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant The Salvation Army's unopposed motion to dismiss plaintiff Richard Harvey's complaint is continued to August 28, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. The notice of ruling did not include the July 6, 2020 minute order which included the number for plaintiff to contact Court Call.

    Al...

  • TECKENOFF VS FAMILY MORTGAGE OPTIONS LLC

    Jul 22, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    The unopposed special motion to strike the complaint filed by plaintiffs/cross-defendants Daniel Teckenoff and Angela Bagdanov to defendant/cross-complainant Capstone Properties I, Inc.'s cross complaint pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16 is moot in light of the dis...

  • KYRIMIS V PALOMAR HEALTH [E-FILE]

    Jul 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    The court will hear argument on plaintiffs Deanna Kyrimis, Matt Niedzwiecki, and Alissa Rutherford's petition for relief from California Government Code section 954.4. The claim accrued on April 24, 2018. The evidence does not appear to support plaintiffs' former attorneys acted wi...

  • NAVOY VS WELLS FARGO BANK NA

    Jul 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff Gary A. Navoy's motion to compel deposition of third party Equifax, Inc. is granted. Plaintiff states in the reply he is only seeking a valid custodian's declaration producing responsive documents under Evidence Code 1561. However, buried within his motion are issue sanct...

  • HILL VS JOHN LENORE & CO

    Jul 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant John Lenore & Co.'s unopposed motion to compel nonparty Homestyle Hawaiian Restaurant's compliance with deposition subpoena and production of documents is granted. Defendant has withdrawn the request for an oral deposition. However, Homestyle is ordered to produce the fol...

  • PANIQ GROUP LLC VS. RIVERA FAMILY RESTAURANT LLC

    Jul 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Capital Real Estate Ventures, Inc.'s unopposed motions to compel responses to post-judgment special interrogatories and requests for production of documents by plaintiff Paniq Group, LLC are granted. Plaintiff shall respond within 10 days to the discovery. Sanctions are granted aga...

  • STOCK VS EXPERICON CONSTRUCTION INC

    Jul 15, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff Marisa Stock's unopposed motion to strike defendant Expericon Construction, Inc.'s answer and enter defendant's default is granted. There is a proof of service showing the motion and notice of motion were served on defendant. Judicial notice is granted as requested showin...

  • STOCK VS EXPERICON CONSTRUCTION INC

    Jul 15, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff Marisa Stock's unopposed motion to strike defendant Expericon Construction, Inc.'s answer and enter defendant's default is granted. There is a proof of service showing the motion and notice of motion were served on defendant. Judicial notice is granted as requested showin...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Eddie C. Sturgeon

  • CITY OF SAN DIEGO VS GUTIERREZ

    Aug 07, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff City of San Diego's motion to correct clerical error in judgment and amend the judgment nunc pro tunc is granted. Judgment is entered in favor of the City and against defendants Sergio Gutierrez and Maria Valdez in the principal amount of $4,564.72. The November 16, 2018 ...

  • WILTGEN VS HOLLIS

    Aug 06, 2020 |  San Diego County

    tentative ruling

    Cross-defendants TJRF Associates LLC & Alladdine Gueddar's (collectively "TJRF") motion for summary judgment, or in the alternative, summary adjudication, is denied to plaintiffs /cross-defendants David Wiltgen and Montina Wiltgen's third amended complaint ("TAC") and the fourth an...

  • DURAN VS BARTELL HOTELS MANAGEMENT COMPANY [EFILE]

    Aug 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    The unopposed motion of plaintiff Jose Duran for final approval of the class action settlement is granted. Plaintiff's motion for attorney's fees is granted in the amount of $666,666.66, plus expenses of $12,000. Plaintiff is entitled to an incentive award of $10,000.00.

    Pl...

  • SCHUELKE INTERVIVOS REVOCABLE TRUST AGREEMENT CHARLES SCHUELKE TRUSTEE VS WILLIAMS

    Aug 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendants Chris Williams, Orchid Bay, LLC and EVP Legacy Global Development's unopposed demurrer to plaintiff Charles Schuelke Trustee, on behalf of the Schuelke Intervivos Revocable Trust Agreement, is sustained to the second through fifth causes of action, with leave to amend. D...

  • TRAVIS HIGBEE VS FRANCESCA AGIURRE

    Aug 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff Travis Higbee's motions to compel further responses to form and special interrogatories (sets one) are granted.

    Defendant Francesca Aguirre shall provide responses to form and special interrogatories, without objection, and with a verification by August 24, 2020. ...

  • ADAMS AVENUE LLC VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO

    Aug 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant City of San Diego's ("City") motion to bifurcate is denied.

    ...

  • ESPINOZA VS DIVINO PLASTIC SURGERY INC

    Jul 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant Heather Lang, R.N.'s unopposed demurrer to the third cause of action for dependent adult abuse (neglect) is sustained to the fourth cause of action for intentional misrepresentation, the fifth cause of action for promissory fraud, the sixth cause of action for negligent m...

  • ESPINOZA VS DIVINO PLASTIC SURGERY INC

    Jul 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant Heather Lang, R.N.'s unopposed demurrer to the third cause of action for dependent adult abuse (neglect) is sustained to the fourth cause of action for intentional misrepresentation, the fifth cause of action for promissory fraud, the sixth cause of action for negligent m...

  • PLATAS VS OMIDI

    Jul 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendants Kambiz Beniami Omidi, aka Julian Omidi and Michael Omidi failed to oppose the motion for punitive damages, and were properly served. Accordingly, plaintiff's motion for punitive damages as to these defendants is granted.

    Plaintiff Alexandra Platas's motion for pu...

  • PLATAS VS OMIDI

    Jul 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendants Kambiz Beniami Omidi, aka Julian Omidi and Michael Omidi failed to oppose the motion for punitive damages, and were properly served. Accordingly, plaintiff's motion for punitive damages as to these defendants is granted.

    Plaintiff Alexandra Platas's motion for pu...

  • PLATAS VS OMIDI

    Jul 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendants Kambiz Beniami Omidi, aka Julian Omidi and Michael Omidi failed to oppose the motion for punitive damages, and were properly served. Accordingly, plaintiff's motion for punitive damages as to these defendants is granted.

    Plaintiff Alexandra Platas's motion for pu...

  • COLLEEN SANSONE VS. HENDERSON CAVERLY PUM & CHARNEY LLP

    Jul 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff Colleen Sansone's motion to set aside the verdict in denied. The court finds the verdict is supported by the evidence introduced at trial. The court also finds the verdict is consistent with the law on the account stated claim.

    Defendant Henderson Caverly & Pum LL...

  • PLATAS VS OMIDI

    Jul 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendants Kambiz Beniami Omidi, aka Julian Omidi and Michael Omidi failed to oppose the motion for punitive damages, and were properly served. Accordingly, plaintiff's motion for punitive damages as to these defendants is granted.

    Plaintiff Alexandra Platas's motion for pu...

  • PLATAS VS OMIDI

    Jul 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendants Kambiz Beniami Omidi, aka Julian Omidi and Michael Omidi failed to oppose the motion for punitive damages, and were properly served. Accordingly, plaintiff's motion for punitive damages as to these defendants is granted.

    Plaintiff Alexandra Platas's motion for pu...

  • RAMOS VS. UTZ

    Jul 28, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff Mary Jane Ramos' unopposed motion for reasonable attorney's fees in the amount of $8,480.00 is granted. No reply is required. The hourly rate of $300 is proper. The court declines to add a multiplier. Defendants Irma Orozco-Utz and Christopher P. Utz are ordered to pay pl...

  • SANCHEZ VS EVANS TIRE AND SERVICE CENTERS INC [E-FILE]

    Jul 28, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    The unopposed motion of plaintiffs Marco Sanchez and Carlos Veal, individually and on behalf of the class, for preliminary approval of the class action settlement is conditionally granted. Although notice of the letter claim was served, plaintiffs will need to file a proof of servi...

  • HARVEY VS SALVATION ARMY

    Jul 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant The Salvation Army's unopposed motion to dismiss plaintiff Richard Harvey's complaint is continued to August 28, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. The notice of ruling did not include the July 6, 2020 minute order which included the number for plaintiff to contact Court Call.

    Al...

  • TECKENOFF VS FAMILY MORTGAGE OPTIONS LLC

    Jul 22, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    The unopposed special motion to strike the complaint filed by plaintiffs/cross-defendants Daniel Teckenoff and Angela Bagdanov to defendant/cross-complainant Capstone Properties I, Inc.'s cross complaint pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16 is moot in light of the dis...

  • KYRIMIS V PALOMAR HEALTH [E-FILE]

    Jul 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    The court will hear argument on plaintiffs Deanna Kyrimis, Matt Niedzwiecki, and Alissa Rutherford's petition for relief from California Government Code section 954.4. The claim accrued on April 24, 2018. The evidence does not appear to support plaintiffs' former attorneys acted wi...

  • NAVOY VS WELLS FARGO BANK NA

    Jul 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff Gary A. Navoy's motion to compel deposition of third party Equifax, Inc. is granted. Plaintiff states in the reply he is only seeking a valid custodian's declaration producing responsive documents under Evidence Code 1561. However, buried within his motion are issue sanct...

  • HILL VS JOHN LENORE & CO

    Jul 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant John Lenore & Co.'s unopposed motion to compel nonparty Homestyle Hawaiian Restaurant's compliance with deposition subpoena and production of documents is granted. Defendant has withdrawn the request for an oral deposition. However, Homestyle is ordered to produce the fol...

  • PANIQ GROUP LLC VS. RIVERA FAMILY RESTAURANT LLC

    Jul 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Capital Real Estate Ventures, Inc.'s unopposed motions to compel responses to post-judgment special interrogatories and requests for production of documents by plaintiff Paniq Group, LLC are granted. Plaintiff shall respond within 10 days to the discovery. Sanctions are granted aga...

  • STOCK VS EXPERICON CONSTRUCTION INC

    Jul 15, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff Marisa Stock's unopposed motion to strike defendant Expericon Construction, Inc.'s answer and enter defendant's default is granted. There is a proof of service showing the motion and notice of motion were served on defendant. Judicial notice is granted as requested showin...

  • STOCK VS EXPERICON CONSTRUCTION INC

    Jul 15, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff Marisa Stock's unopposed motion to strike defendant Expericon Construction, Inc.'s answer and enter defendant's default is granted. There is a proof of service showing the motion and notice of motion were served on defendant. Judicial notice is granted as requested showin...

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