The Honorable Elaine Lu

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 026

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Biography

The Hon. Elaine Lu is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She succeeded James Bascue in her appointment to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on August 20, 2007.

She is a registered Democrat.

Judge Lu received her B.A. and B.S. from Stanford University in 1989. She went on to earn her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1994.

Lu served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office starting in 1997. By the time she was appointed to the Superior Court in 2007, she was the deputy chief in the general crimes section for the City Attorney's Office.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Elaine Lu

  • JAIME RIVAS VS CITY OF LYNWOOD, ET AL.

    Oct 23, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    On October 12, 2018, Plaintiff filed this action against Defendants City of Lynwood (“Lynwood”) and Rochelle Johnson (jointly, “Defendants”) for alleged violations of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”). Plaintiff asserts causes of action for (1) redress for unlawful harassment (against...

  • CROWN TOWERS HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION VS NIKOLAY MACHEVSKY, ET AL.

    Oct 23, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    Defense counsel, Julia Sklar (“Counsel”), moves to be relieved as counsel for Defendant Nikolay Machevsky (“Client”). Counsel initially filed the MC-051 form, motion to be relieved as counsel, on September 27, 2019. On October 1, 2019, Counsel filed an ex parte application to shorten time for filing and se...

  • PORTI INC VS TREU BEST ET AL

    Oct 22, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    PORTI, Inc. Plaintiff, v. treu best, et al. Defendant. Case No.: BC694498 Hearing Date: 10/22/2019 [TENTATIVE] order RE: motion to compel further discovery RESPONSES TO form interrogatories; SANCTIONS BACKGROUND Plaintiff Porti, Inc. (“Plaintiff”) brought this breach of contract action against Defendants T...

  • EDITH ANNE PETRUCCI ET AL VS 7 ELEVEN DISTRIBUTION COMPANY

    Oct 16, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    edith anne petrucci et al., Plaintiffs, v. 7-Eleven distribution compnay et al., Defendants. Case No.: BC695450 Hearing Date: October 16, 2019 [TENTATIVE] order RE: Application for an order permitting christopher M. Gismondi to appear as counsel pro hac vice INTRODUCTION Christopher M. Gismondi (Gismondi) ...

  • MARCUS MARQUEZ VS SHAMMAS INVESTMENT LLC

    Oct 16, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    marcus marquez, on behalf of all other similarly aggrieved employees, Plaintiffs, v. shammas investment llc Defendant. Case No.: BC698500 Hearing Date: October 16, 2019 [TENTATIVE] order RE: motion to lift stay and File First Amended COmplaint Background This is a representative action seeking recovery of ...

  • DAVID MAX VS 8E6 CORP, ET AL.

    Oct 15, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    Order on Defendants 8e6 Corp., George Shih, Frank Wood, Mahendra Vora, and Rodney Miller’s motion for change of venue and Plaintiff’s notice of related cases in 19STCV11560. A notice of related case must be filed in each action listed in that notice and served on all parties in those cases. (Cal. Rules of ...

  • CAPITAL CARE, LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, ET AL. VS EILEEN CHAN, ET AL.

    Oct 9, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    CAPITAL CARE, LLC, et al., Plaintiffs, v. DIRECT SOURCE MANAGEMENT, INC., et al., Defendants. DIRECT SOURCE MANAGEMENT, INC., et al., Cross-Complainants, v. Capital care, llc, et al. Cross-Defendants. Case No.: 19STCV11595 Hearing Date: October 9, 2019 [TENTATIVE] order RE: Capital care’s Demurrer TO THE c...

  • JEROME WILLIAMS VS WASSEN WLSHAIED

    Oct 8, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    On September 26, 2019, Plaintiff filed the declaration of his attorney, Samuel Ogbogu, in response to Defendant’s Motions to Compel Further Responses to SROG and FROG, set for hearing on October 8, 2019. The Court is not in receipt of any other opposition from Plaintiff. The Court seeks clarification as fo...

  • GAGE RIKER VS RITE AID CORPORATION, ET AL.

    Oct 8, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    It appears that on September 9, 2019, Doe 1 Defendant, Security Resources, Inc., served a motion to strike on Plaintiff Gage Riker. The Court is in receipt of a courtesy copy of Defendant’s motion to strike and a proposed order on its motion to strike. Additionally, Plaintiff opposed Defendant’s motion to ...

  • JEROME WILLIAMS VS WASSEN WLSHAIED

    Oct 8, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    Superior Court of California jerome williams, Plaintiff, v. wassen elshaied, Defendant. Case No.: 19STCV02982 Hearing Date: October 8, 2019 [TENTATIVE] order RE: Defendant’S motionS to COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSEs to form interrogatories and special interrogatories, and Defendant’s request for monetary sanctio...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Elaine Lu

  • JAIME RIVAS VS CITY OF LYNWOOD, ET AL.

    Oct 23, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    On October 12, 2018, Plaintiff filed this action against Defendants City of Lynwood (“Lynwood”) and Rochelle Johnson (jointly, “Defendants”) for alleged violations of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”). Plaintiff asserts causes of action for (1) redress for unlawful harassment (against...

  • CROWN TOWERS HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION VS NIKOLAY MACHEVSKY, ET AL.

    Oct 23, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    Defense counsel, Julia Sklar (“Counsel”), moves to be relieved as counsel for Defendant Nikolay Machevsky (“Client”). Counsel initially filed the MC-051 form, motion to be relieved as counsel, on September 27, 2019. On October 1, 2019, Counsel filed an ex parte application to shorten time for filing and se...

  • PORTI INC VS TREU BEST ET AL

    Oct 22, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    PORTI, Inc. Plaintiff, v. treu best, et al. Defendant. Case No.: BC694498 Hearing Date: 10/22/2019 [TENTATIVE] order RE: motion to compel further discovery RESPONSES TO form interrogatories; SANCTIONS BACKGROUND Plaintiff Porti, Inc. (“Plaintiff”) brought this breach of contract action against Defendants T...

  • EDITH ANNE PETRUCCI ET AL VS 7 ELEVEN DISTRIBUTION COMPANY

    Oct 16, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    edith anne petrucci et al., Plaintiffs, v. 7-Eleven distribution compnay et al., Defendants. Case No.: BC695450 Hearing Date: October 16, 2019 [TENTATIVE] order RE: Application for an order permitting christopher M. Gismondi to appear as counsel pro hac vice INTRODUCTION Christopher M. Gismondi (Gismondi) ...

  • MARCUS MARQUEZ VS SHAMMAS INVESTMENT LLC

    Oct 16, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    marcus marquez, on behalf of all other similarly aggrieved employees, Plaintiffs, v. shammas investment llc Defendant. Case No.: BC698500 Hearing Date: October 16, 2019 [TENTATIVE] order RE: motion to lift stay and File First Amended COmplaint Background This is a representative action seeking recovery of ...

  • DAVID MAX VS 8E6 CORP, ET AL.

    Oct 15, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    Order on Defendants 8e6 Corp., George Shih, Frank Wood, Mahendra Vora, and Rodney Miller’s motion for change of venue and Plaintiff’s notice of related cases in 19STCV11560. A notice of related case must be filed in each action listed in that notice and served on all parties in those cases. (Cal. Rules of ...

  • CAPITAL CARE, LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, ET AL. VS EILEEN CHAN, ET AL.

    Oct 9, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    CAPITAL CARE, LLC, et al., Plaintiffs, v. DIRECT SOURCE MANAGEMENT, INC., et al., Defendants. DIRECT SOURCE MANAGEMENT, INC., et al., Cross-Complainants, v. Capital care, llc, et al. Cross-Defendants. Case No.: 19STCV11595 Hearing Date: October 9, 2019 [TENTATIVE] order RE: Capital care’s Demurrer TO THE c...

  • JEROME WILLIAMS VS WASSEN WLSHAIED

    Oct 8, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    On September 26, 2019, Plaintiff filed the declaration of his attorney, Samuel Ogbogu, in response to Defendant’s Motions to Compel Further Responses to SROG and FROG, set for hearing on October 8, 2019. The Court is not in receipt of any other opposition from Plaintiff. The Court seeks clarification as fo...

  • GAGE RIKER VS RITE AID CORPORATION, ET AL.

    Oct 8, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    It appears that on September 9, 2019, Doe 1 Defendant, Security Resources, Inc., served a motion to strike on Plaintiff Gage Riker. The Court is in receipt of a courtesy copy of Defendant’s motion to strike and a proposed order on its motion to strike. Additionally, Plaintiff opposed Defendant’s motion to ...

  • JEROME WILLIAMS VS WASSEN WLSHAIED

    Oct 8, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    Superior Court of California jerome williams, Plaintiff, v. wassen elshaied, Defendant. Case No.: 19STCV02982 Hearing Date: October 8, 2019 [TENTATIVE] order RE: Defendant’S motionS to COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSEs to form interrogatories and special interrogatories, and Defendant’s request for monetary sanctio...

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