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

  • LNSU #1 LLC VS ALTA DEL MAR COASTAL COLLECTION COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

    Mar 13, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant Alta Del Mar Coastal Collection Community Association's ("Association" or "ADMCC") motion for summary judgment is denied. Defendant's motion for summary adjudication to plaintiffs LNSU #1, LLC and LNSU #2's first cause of action for declaratory relief is denied, but grant...

  • VETERAN BENEFITS ADVANTAGE LLC VS BRICENO

    Mar 13, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiffs cross-defendants Veteran Advantage Enterprises, LLC ("VAE") and Joshua Smith's motion to vacate stay is denied, without prejudice. These motions were filed in:

    Veteran Advantage Enterprises LLC v. Moorehouse

    37-2018-00054740-CU-CO-CTL

    Veteran Adva...

  • VETERAN BENEFITS ADVANTAGE LLC VS BRICENO

    Mar 13, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiffs cross-defendants Veteran Advantage Enterprises, LLC ("VAE") and Joshua Smith's motion to vacate stay is denied, without prejudice. These motions were filed in:

    Veteran Advantage Enterprises LLC v. Moorehouse

    37-2018-00054740-CU-CO-CTL

    Veteran Adva...

  • VETERAN ADVANTAGE ENTERPRISES LLC VS MOOREHOUSE

    Mar 13, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiffs cross-defendants Veteran Advantage Enterprises, LLC ("VAE") and Joshua Smith's motion to vacate stay is denied, without prejudice. These motions were filed in:

    Veteran Advantage Enterprises LLC v. Moorehouse

    37-2018-00054740-CU-CO-CTL

    Veteran Adva...

  • VETERAN ADVANTAGE ENTERPRISES LLC VS MOOREHOUSE

    Mar 13, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiffs cross-defendants Veteran Advantage Enterprises, LLC ("VAE") and Joshua Smith's motion to vacate stay is denied, without prejudice. These motions were filed in:

    Veteran Advantage Enterprises LLC v. Moorehouse

    37-2018-00054740-CU-CO-CTL

    Veteran Adva...

  • GONZALEZ VS GOLD

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant Steven Bruce Gold's unopposed demurrer to plaintiffs Ellena Gonzalez and Samantha Gonzalez's second amended complaint ("SAC") based upon failure to joint Michelle Gold as a party defendant is sustained, with leave to amend. The SAC alleges Gold was a partner with access t...

  • VENDOR SURVEILLANCE CORPORATION VS CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT DEPT

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    The court will hear argument on plaintiff Vendor Surveillance Corporation's ("VSC") motion for a stay.

    ...

  • RAO VS THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant The Regents of the University of California's unopposed motion for summary judgment to plaintiff Dr. Seema Rao's complaint is off calendar. Defendant filed a notice of withdrawal for the motion.

    ...

  • VENEZIANO VS ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant Allstate Insurance Company's motion for summary judgment to plaintiffs John Veneziano and Elizabeth Veneziano's complaint is denied. Plaintiffs have raised triable issues of material facts whether the loss was "sudden" under the policy coverage and whether Allstate breach...

  • BISHOP VS DAVIS

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendants Jennifer Davis and Jonathan Davis's unopposed motion to consolidate is continued to April 10 2020. Defendants failed to comply with California Rules of Court, Rule 3.350, including the motion was not filed in the case of Duest v. Davis, et al., case #37-2019-00065577-CU-...

  • GONZALEZ VS GOLD

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant Steven Bruce Gold's unopposed demurrer to plaintiffs Ellena Gonzalez and Samantha Gonzalez's second amended complaint ("SAC") based upon failure to joint Michelle Gold as a party defendant is sustained, with leave to amend. The SAC alleges Gold was a partner with access t...

  • SAN DIEGANS FOR OPEN GOVERNMENT VS. SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants San Diego State University Foundation's UNOPPOSED Motion for Attorney Fees Incurred on Appeal is GRANTED. On September 8, 2015, Defendants prevailed on an anti-SLAPP motion under C.C.P. § 425.16. The University Defendants moved for an award of attorneys' fees pursuant to C.C.P. § 425.16(c)(l), w...

  • GONZALEZ VS GOLD

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant Steven Bruce Gold's unopposed demurrer to plaintiffs Ellena Gonzalez and Samantha Gonzalez's second amended complaint ("SAC") based upon failure to joint Michelle Gold as a party defendant is sustained, with leave to amend. The SAC alleges Gold was a partner with access t...

  • HOWARD MILLER VS. HAMKA ENTERPRISES INC [EFILE]

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant Hamka Enterprises, Inc., dba Recherche Goldens' motion to enforce stay for forum nonconveniens is granted. The court granted defendant's motion for forum nonconveniens on December 8, 2017, and later consolidated both cases. Plaintiff Howard Miller has presented evidence t...

  • SAN DIEGANS FOR OPEN GOVERNMENT VS. SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants San Diego State University Foundation's UNOPPOSED Motion for Attorney Fees Incurred on Appeal is GRANTED. On September 8, 2015, Defendants prevailed on an anti-SLAPP motion under C.C.P. § 425.16. The University Defendants moved for an award of attorneys' fees pursuant to C.C.P. § 425.16(c)(l), w...

  • DE FRANCO VS VS BOJORQUEZ

    Mar 04, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULINGS

    Plaintiff Josefina Tamayo De Franco's unopposed motions to compel responses to form interrogatories and request for production of documents directed to defendants Cindy Bojorquez are granted. The court grants sanctions in the total amount of $1,120.00.

    Plaintiff Josefina T...

  • BERENSCHOT VS FCA US LLC

    Mar 04, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant FCA US, LLC's demurrer to the eighth cause of action for fraudulent inducement in plaintiffs Robert W. and Patricia Berenschot's complaint is overruled. The allegations are sufficient to withstand a challenge to the economic loss rule. Although Bales v. FCA US LLC, No. C ...

  • CHARUNGVAT VS AMERICAN HONDA FINANCE CORPORATION

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff Chantana Charungvat's motion for leave to file a first amended complaint is granted based upon defendant American Honda Finance Corp.'s statement of non-opposition. Plaintiff may file and serve a first amended complaint within ten days. Plaintiff shall indicate whether th...

  • JOHN J BOYLE SR BY AND THROUGH HIS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST JOHN J BOYLE JR VS OAKMONT OF PACIFIC BEACH LLC

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants OAKMONT OF PACIFIC BEACH, LLC and OAKMONT SENIOR LIVING, LLC's Motion to Compel Arbitration is GRANTED.

    ...

  • REARDON VS METROPCS COMMUNICATION INC

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant METROPCS California, LLC's Demurrer is SUSTAINED without leave to amend. Plaintiffs claims are barred by the doctrines of res judicata and collateral estoppel because Plaintiff resolved "all issues" with MetroPCS when he settled the underlying Small Claims case. (The Court takes judicial notice o...

  • SHARONNE L SANFORD AS TRUSTEE OF THE ANNIE L ANDERSON REVOCABLE TRUST VS PACIFIC HOME REMODELING INC

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff/petitioner Sharonne L. Sanford ("Sanford"), as trustee of the Annie L. Anderson Revokable Trust, is granted. The arbitrator exceeded his powers when he assessed plaintiff to pay the "AAA costs, expenses and arbitrator compensation incurred by the parties in this arbitrati...

  • ESSERY VS BYRNE

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant Margaret Byrne's ("Byrne") motion for attorney's fees pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 527.6(s) is granted, in part. Preliminarily, there was no final order with regard to the harassment cause of action. Nonetheless, the court has jurisdiction to award fees in ...

  • SAN DIEGO HOUSING COMMISSION VS APR CONSTRUCTION INC

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    The court will hear argument on defendant APR Construction, Inc.'s motion for leave to file a second amended cross-complaint. Defendant shall respond to plaintiff San Diego Housing Commission's arguments that the fraud claims are barred and that Eric Scarbrough has no standing to b...

  • SAN DIEGO HOUSING COMMISSION VS APR CONSTRUCTION INC

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    The unopposed motions to withdraw filed by Les W. Robertson (Robertson and Associates, APC), attorney of record for defendants APR Construction, Inc. and Eric Scarbrough are granted. The withdrawal will become effective only upon filing a proof of service of the signed order, indic...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Eddie C. Sturgeon

  • LNSU #1 LLC VS ALTA DEL MAR COASTAL COLLECTION COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

    Mar 13, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant Alta Del Mar Coastal Collection Community Association's ("Association" or "ADMCC") motion for summary judgment is denied. Defendant's motion for summary adjudication to plaintiffs LNSU #1, LLC and LNSU #2's first cause of action for declaratory relief is denied, but grant...

  • VETERAN BENEFITS ADVANTAGE LLC VS BRICENO

    Mar 13, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiffs cross-defendants Veteran Advantage Enterprises, LLC ("VAE") and Joshua Smith's motion to vacate stay is denied, without prejudice. These motions were filed in:

    Veteran Advantage Enterprises LLC v. Moorehouse

    37-2018-00054740-CU-CO-CTL

    Veteran Adva...

  • VETERAN BENEFITS ADVANTAGE LLC VS BRICENO

    Mar 13, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiffs cross-defendants Veteran Advantage Enterprises, LLC ("VAE") and Joshua Smith's motion to vacate stay is denied, without prejudice. These motions were filed in:

    Veteran Advantage Enterprises LLC v. Moorehouse

    37-2018-00054740-CU-CO-CTL

    Veteran Adva...

  • VETERAN ADVANTAGE ENTERPRISES LLC VS MOOREHOUSE

    Mar 13, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiffs cross-defendants Veteran Advantage Enterprises, LLC ("VAE") and Joshua Smith's motion to vacate stay is denied, without prejudice. These motions were filed in:

    Veteran Advantage Enterprises LLC v. Moorehouse

    37-2018-00054740-CU-CO-CTL

    Veteran Adva...

  • VETERAN ADVANTAGE ENTERPRISES LLC VS MOOREHOUSE

    Mar 13, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiffs cross-defendants Veteran Advantage Enterprises, LLC ("VAE") and Joshua Smith's motion to vacate stay is denied, without prejudice. These motions were filed in:

    Veteran Advantage Enterprises LLC v. Moorehouse

    37-2018-00054740-CU-CO-CTL

    Veteran Adva...

  • GONZALEZ VS GOLD

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant Steven Bruce Gold's unopposed demurrer to plaintiffs Ellena Gonzalez and Samantha Gonzalez's second amended complaint ("SAC") based upon failure to joint Michelle Gold as a party defendant is sustained, with leave to amend. The SAC alleges Gold was a partner with access t...

  • VENDOR SURVEILLANCE CORPORATION VS CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT DEPT

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    The court will hear argument on plaintiff Vendor Surveillance Corporation's ("VSC") motion for a stay.

    ...

  • RAO VS THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant The Regents of the University of California's unopposed motion for summary judgment to plaintiff Dr. Seema Rao's complaint is off calendar. Defendant filed a notice of withdrawal for the motion.

    ...

  • VENEZIANO VS ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant Allstate Insurance Company's motion for summary judgment to plaintiffs John Veneziano and Elizabeth Veneziano's complaint is denied. Plaintiffs have raised triable issues of material facts whether the loss was "sudden" under the policy coverage and whether Allstate breach...

  • BISHOP VS DAVIS

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendants Jennifer Davis and Jonathan Davis's unopposed motion to consolidate is continued to April 10 2020. Defendants failed to comply with California Rules of Court, Rule 3.350, including the motion was not filed in the case of Duest v. Davis, et al., case #37-2019-00065577-CU-...

  • GONZALEZ VS GOLD

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant Steven Bruce Gold's unopposed demurrer to plaintiffs Ellena Gonzalez and Samantha Gonzalez's second amended complaint ("SAC") based upon failure to joint Michelle Gold as a party defendant is sustained, with leave to amend. The SAC alleges Gold was a partner with access t...

  • SAN DIEGANS FOR OPEN GOVERNMENT VS. SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants San Diego State University Foundation's UNOPPOSED Motion for Attorney Fees Incurred on Appeal is GRANTED. On September 8, 2015, Defendants prevailed on an anti-SLAPP motion under C.C.P. § 425.16. The University Defendants moved for an award of attorneys' fees pursuant to C.C.P. § 425.16(c)(l), w...

  • GONZALEZ VS GOLD

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant Steven Bruce Gold's unopposed demurrer to plaintiffs Ellena Gonzalez and Samantha Gonzalez's second amended complaint ("SAC") based upon failure to joint Michelle Gold as a party defendant is sustained, with leave to amend. The SAC alleges Gold was a partner with access t...

  • HOWARD MILLER VS. HAMKA ENTERPRISES INC [EFILE]

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant Hamka Enterprises, Inc., dba Recherche Goldens' motion to enforce stay for forum nonconveniens is granted. The court granted defendant's motion for forum nonconveniens on December 8, 2017, and later consolidated both cases. Plaintiff Howard Miller has presented evidence t...

  • SAN DIEGANS FOR OPEN GOVERNMENT VS. SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants San Diego State University Foundation's UNOPPOSED Motion for Attorney Fees Incurred on Appeal is GRANTED. On September 8, 2015, Defendants prevailed on an anti-SLAPP motion under C.C.P. § 425.16. The University Defendants moved for an award of attorneys' fees pursuant to C.C.P. § 425.16(c)(l), w...

  • DE FRANCO VS VS BOJORQUEZ

    Mar 04, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULINGS

    Plaintiff Josefina Tamayo De Franco's unopposed motions to compel responses to form interrogatories and request for production of documents directed to defendants Cindy Bojorquez are granted. The court grants sanctions in the total amount of $1,120.00.

    Plaintiff Josefina T...

  • BERENSCHOT VS FCA US LLC

    Mar 04, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant FCA US, LLC's demurrer to the eighth cause of action for fraudulent inducement in plaintiffs Robert W. and Patricia Berenschot's complaint is overruled. The allegations are sufficient to withstand a challenge to the economic loss rule. Although Bales v. FCA US LLC, No. C ...

  • CHARUNGVAT VS AMERICAN HONDA FINANCE CORPORATION

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff Chantana Charungvat's motion for leave to file a first amended complaint is granted based upon defendant American Honda Finance Corp.'s statement of non-opposition. Plaintiff may file and serve a first amended complaint within ten days. Plaintiff shall indicate whether th...

  • JOHN J BOYLE SR BY AND THROUGH HIS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST JOHN J BOYLE JR VS OAKMONT OF PACIFIC BEACH LLC

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants OAKMONT OF PACIFIC BEACH, LLC and OAKMONT SENIOR LIVING, LLC's Motion to Compel Arbitration is GRANTED.

    ...

  • REARDON VS METROPCS COMMUNICATION INC

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant METROPCS California, LLC's Demurrer is SUSTAINED without leave to amend. Plaintiffs claims are barred by the doctrines of res judicata and collateral estoppel because Plaintiff resolved "all issues" with MetroPCS when he settled the underlying Small Claims case. (The Court takes judicial notice o...

  • SHARONNE L SANFORD AS TRUSTEE OF THE ANNIE L ANDERSON REVOCABLE TRUST VS PACIFIC HOME REMODELING INC

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff/petitioner Sharonne L. Sanford ("Sanford"), as trustee of the Annie L. Anderson Revokable Trust, is granted. The arbitrator exceeded his powers when he assessed plaintiff to pay the "AAA costs, expenses and arbitrator compensation incurred by the parties in this arbitrati...

  • ESSERY VS BYRNE

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant Margaret Byrne's ("Byrne") motion for attorney's fees pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 527.6(s) is granted, in part. Preliminarily, there was no final order with regard to the harassment cause of action. Nonetheless, the court has jurisdiction to award fees in ...

  • SAN DIEGO HOUSING COMMISSION VS APR CONSTRUCTION INC

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    The court will hear argument on defendant APR Construction, Inc.'s motion for leave to file a second amended cross-complaint. Defendant shall respond to plaintiff San Diego Housing Commission's arguments that the fraud claims are barred and that Eric Scarbrough has no standing to b...

  • SAN DIEGO HOUSING COMMISSION VS APR CONSTRUCTION INC

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    The unopposed motions to withdraw filed by Les W. Robertson (Robertson and Associates, APC), attorney of record for defendants APR Construction, Inc. and Eric Scarbrough are granted. The withdrawal will become effective only upon filing a proof of service of the signed order, indic...

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