The Honorable Eddie C. Sturgeon

San Diego County Superior Court, Department SD-67

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

  • MARK COZIAHR VS OTAY WATER DISTRICT [E-FILE]

    Aug 16, 2019 |  Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon |  San Diego County, CA

    TENTATIVE RULING Plaintiffs Daniel Patz and Joan Mann Chesner's motion for class certification is granted. The class shall be defined as "All single-family residential customers of the City San Diego who received water service after a date to be determined by the San Diego Superior Court based upon the app...

  • PETITION OF HARTER

    Aug 16, 2019 |  Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon |  San Diego County, CA

    TENTATIVE RULING Respondent Rancho Rios Homeowners Association's demurrer to petitioner David N. Harter's writ of mandate is sustained, without leave to amend. Petitioner's writ of mandate is denied. Preliminarily, plaintiff indicated on July 19, 2019, that he was going to file an amended petition for writ...

  • SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS INC VS MIAO

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon |  San Diego County, CA

    TENTATIVE RULINGS The demurrer of cross-defendant Paul Hastings LLP ("Paul Hastings") to defendants/cross-complainants Gang "Gary" Chen and Zhenwei "David" Miao's claims in their first amended cross-complaint ("FACC") for negligent and intentional misrepresentation (ninth cause of action), the tenth cause ...

  • PENNINGTON VS MILLER

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon |  San Diego County, CA

    TENTATIVE RULING Defendant Chaun Miller dba Chaun Miller Construction's demurrer to plaintiff David Pennington's complaint is overruled. Defendant's motion to strike is denied. Defendant shall file an answer to the complaint within 10 days.

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  • BERT W SALAS INC VS. ANTON'S SERVICE INC

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon |  San Diego County, CA

    TENTATIVE RULING Defendants Anton's Service, Inc. and Hudson Insurance Company's unopposed motion to compel arbitration is granted. Defendant has met its burden of proof to show a valid arbitration agreement was entered into with plaintiff. Plaintiffs Bert W. Salas, Inc. and SRK Engineering, Inc. motion fo...

  • GORE VS BISSONNETTE

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon |  San Diego County, CA

    TENTATIVE RULING Plaintiff's Kyler Easton Gore's to compel compliance with deposition subpoena for the production of records is denied. Plaintiff's motion to strike defendant Shawn Bissonnette's memorandum of costs is denied. However, the court taxes the following: Item 4 Deposition costs $-0- Item 5 Servi...

  • ARBOLEDA VS NUVASIVE INC [EFILE]

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon |  San Diego County, CA

    TENTATIVE RULING The unopposed motion of plaintiff Aaron Arboleda, individually and on behalf of the general public, for preliminary approval of the class action settlement is conditionally granted. Although the proposed first amended complaint ("FAC"), including a stipulation to add Private Attorney Gener...

  • SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS INC VS MIAO

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon |  San Diego County, CA

    TENTATIVE RULINGS The demurrer of cross-defendant Paul Hastings LLP ("Paul Hastings") to defendants/cross-complainants Gang "Gary" Chen and Zhenwei "David" Miao's claims in their first amended cross-complaint ("FACC") for negligent and intentional misrepresentation (ninth cause of action), the tenth cause ...

  • KASSAB VS KACHI

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon |  San Diego County, CA

    TENTATIVE RULING J.D. Cuzzolina's motion to withdraw as attorney of record for plaintiff Joandark Kassab's is granted. The withdrawal will become effective only upon filing a proof of service of the signed order, indicating all court dates and service of notice of the final ruling with the court upon plain...

  • KASSAB VS KACHI

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon |  San Diego County, CA

    TENTATIVE RULING J.D. Cuzzolina's motion to withdraw as attorney of record for plaintiff Joandark Kassab's is granted. The withdrawal will become effective only upon filing a proof of service of the signed order, indicating all court dates and service of notice of the final ruling with the court upon plain...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Eddie C. Sturgeon

  • MARK COZIAHR VS OTAY WATER DISTRICT [E-FILE]

    Aug 16, 2019 |  Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon |  San Diego County, CA

    TENTATIVE RULING Plaintiffs Daniel Patz and Joan Mann Chesner's motion for class certification is granted. The class shall be defined as "All single-family residential customers of the City San Diego who received water service after a date to be determined by the San Diego Superior Court based upon the app...

  • PETITION OF HARTER

    Aug 16, 2019 |  Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon |  San Diego County, CA

    TENTATIVE RULING Respondent Rancho Rios Homeowners Association's demurrer to petitioner David N. Harter's writ of mandate is sustained, without leave to amend. Petitioner's writ of mandate is denied. Preliminarily, plaintiff indicated on July 19, 2019, that he was going to file an amended petition for writ...

  • SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS INC VS MIAO

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon |  San Diego County, CA

    TENTATIVE RULINGS The demurrer of cross-defendant Paul Hastings LLP ("Paul Hastings") to defendants/cross-complainants Gang "Gary" Chen and Zhenwei "David" Miao's claims in their first amended cross-complaint ("FACC") for negligent and intentional misrepresentation (ninth cause of action), the tenth cause ...

  • PENNINGTON VS MILLER

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon |  San Diego County, CA

    TENTATIVE RULING Defendant Chaun Miller dba Chaun Miller Construction's demurrer to plaintiff David Pennington's complaint is overruled. Defendant's motion to strike is denied. Defendant shall file an answer to the complaint within 10 days.

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  • BERT W SALAS INC VS. ANTON'S SERVICE INC

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon |  San Diego County, CA

    TENTATIVE RULING Defendants Anton's Service, Inc. and Hudson Insurance Company's unopposed motion to compel arbitration is granted. Defendant has met its burden of proof to show a valid arbitration agreement was entered into with plaintiff. Plaintiffs Bert W. Salas, Inc. and SRK Engineering, Inc. motion fo...

  • GORE VS BISSONNETTE

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon |  San Diego County, CA

    TENTATIVE RULING Plaintiff's Kyler Easton Gore's to compel compliance with deposition subpoena for the production of records is denied. Plaintiff's motion to strike defendant Shawn Bissonnette's memorandum of costs is denied. However, the court taxes the following: Item 4 Deposition costs $-0- Item 5 Servi...

  • ARBOLEDA VS NUVASIVE INC [EFILE]

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon |  San Diego County, CA

    TENTATIVE RULING The unopposed motion of plaintiff Aaron Arboleda, individually and on behalf of the general public, for preliminary approval of the class action settlement is conditionally granted. Although the proposed first amended complaint ("FAC"), including a stipulation to add Private Attorney Gener...

  • SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS INC VS MIAO

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon |  San Diego County, CA

    TENTATIVE RULINGS The demurrer of cross-defendant Paul Hastings LLP ("Paul Hastings") to defendants/cross-complainants Gang "Gary" Chen and Zhenwei "David" Miao's claims in their first amended cross-complaint ("FACC") for negligent and intentional misrepresentation (ninth cause of action), the tenth cause ...

  • KASSAB VS KACHI

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon |  San Diego County, CA

    TENTATIVE RULING J.D. Cuzzolina's motion to withdraw as attorney of record for plaintiff Joandark Kassab's is granted. The withdrawal will become effective only upon filing a proof of service of the signed order, indicating all court dates and service of notice of the final ruling with the court upon plain...

  • KASSAB VS KACHI

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon |  San Diego County, CA

    TENTATIVE RULING J.D. Cuzzolina's motion to withdraw as attorney of record for plaintiff Joandark Kassab's is granted. The withdrawal will become effective only upon filing a proof of service of the signed order, indicating all court dates and service of notice of the final ruling with the court upon plain...

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