The Honorable Elaine Lu

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 026

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

  • PEARLMAN, BROWN & WAX, LLP VS HR LINK, INC

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

    18STCV03078 The Court notes the following defects in Plaintiff’s Request for Entry of Default Judgment submitted on July 30, 2019: The Court may not enter judgment in an amount exceeding the amount demanded in the Complaint. (CCP 585(b).) Here, the Complaint provides notice of only “approximately $22,000” ...

  • ADAM FEDER VS DIMITRI CHAMI ET AL

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

    Superior Court of California adam feder, Plaintiff, v. dimitri chami, et al., Defendants. Case No.: BC683832 Hearing Date: August 16, 2019 [TENTATIVE] order RE: MOTION for leave to AMEND COMPLAINT Background Plaintiff Adam Feder sues defendants Dimitri Chami (Chami), Oyster Via, LLC (Oyster Via) and Does 1...

  • JUNG WOOK CHOI ET AL VS YOON JO HONG ET AL

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

    Superior Court of California JUNG WOOK CHOI et al., Plaintiffs, v. YOON JO HONG et al., Defendants. Case No.: BC695944 Hearing Date: August 16, 2019 [TENTATIVE] order RE: MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT, ALTERNATIVELY SUMMARY ADJUDICATION, BY PLAINTIFFs jung wook choi and nri la, inc. BACKGROUND Jung Wook Choi...

  • WELLS FARGO BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION VS WACOLD INC ET AL

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

    BC714621 The Request for Entry of Default Judgment submitted on 6/5/19 is rejected for the following reasons: The Court may not enter judgment in an amount exceeding the amount demanded in the Cross-Complaint. (CCP 585(b).) Here, the Cross-Complaint fails to give notice of the amount of damages that Cross-...

  • MICHAEL IRVIN VS HOLLYWOOD PARK CASINO COMPANY INC ET AL

    Aug 14, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    MICHAEL IRVIN, Plaintiff, vs. HOLLYWOOD PARK CASINO COMPANY, INC. et al., Defendants. Case No.: BC713749 Hearing Date: August 14, 2019 [TENTATIVE] order RE: DEFENDANT HOLLYWOOD PARK CASINO COMPANY, INC.’s MOTION TO STRIKE THE FIRST AMENDED complaint MOVING PARTY: Defendant Hollywood Park Casino Company, In...

  • JONATHAN DAVIS, ET AL. VS DAVID SILVERIA

    Aug 14, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    JONATHAN DAVIS, et al., Plaintiffs, v. DAVID SILVERIA, et al., Defendants. Case No.: 19STCV04116 Hearing Date: August 15, 2019 [TENTATIVE] order RE: Demurrer TO Answer MOVING PARTY: Plaintiffs JONATHAN DAVIS, JAMES SHAFFER, BRIAN WELCH, and REGINALD ARVIZU (Plaintiffs) RESPONDING PARTY: Defendant DAVID SIL...

  • AMAG INC, VS MARC ANTHONY CUBAS, ET AL.

    Aug 13, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    Defendant Sydney Susana Cubas’s demurrer is continued to October 2, 2019 at 8:30 am. The Complaint in this action references a prior case involving the same parties, AMAG v. VLAZE MEDIA NETWORKS, INC., LASC Case No. BC587406. The complaint alleges that plaintiff AMAG obtained a $4.924,905.97 judgment again...

  • FARIDEH BAGHERI VS ANN C STEVENSON ET AL

    Aug 13, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    FARIDEH BAGHERI, Plaintiff, vs. ANN C. STEVENSON, et al.; Defendants. Case No.: BC694031 Hearing Date: August 13, 2019 [TENTATIVE] order RE: DEFENDANT/CROSS-COMPLAINANT’S MOTION FOR precedence of issues at trial pursuant to code civil procedure section 598 MOVING PARTY: Defendant/Cross-Complainant Ann C. S...

  • CANDICE BALISI VS FCA US LLC

    Aug 13, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    Candice balisi, Plaintiff, v. FCA US LLC and DOes 1 through 20, Defendants. Case No.: BC716459 Hearing Date: August 13, 2019 [TENTATIVE] order RE: PLAINTIFF’S motionS to COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSEs to Request for Production of Documents (Set one) and special interrogatories (set one) Background This is a lemo...

  • EXECUTIVE PERILS INC VS MARIA HALE

    Aug 12, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    The court has read and considered all papers filed in connection with Plaintiff Executive Perils, Inc.’s Motion For Order Compelling Michael Magnuson To Appear And Testify At Deposition And To Produce Documents. No dispositive tentative ruling is issued at this time. The parties are ordered to appear at th...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Elaine Lu

  • PEARLMAN, BROWN & WAX, LLP VS HR LINK, INC

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

    18STCV03078 The Court notes the following defects in Plaintiff’s Request for Entry of Default Judgment submitted on July 30, 2019: The Court may not enter judgment in an amount exceeding the amount demanded in the Complaint. (CCP 585(b).) Here, the Complaint provides notice of only “approximately $22,000” ...

  • ADAM FEDER VS DIMITRI CHAMI ET AL

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

    Superior Court of California adam feder, Plaintiff, v. dimitri chami, et al., Defendants. Case No.: BC683832 Hearing Date: August 16, 2019 [TENTATIVE] order RE: MOTION for leave to AMEND COMPLAINT Background Plaintiff Adam Feder sues defendants Dimitri Chami (Chami), Oyster Via, LLC (Oyster Via) and Does 1...

  • JUNG WOOK CHOI ET AL VS YOON JO HONG ET AL

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

    Superior Court of California JUNG WOOK CHOI et al., Plaintiffs, v. YOON JO HONG et al., Defendants. Case No.: BC695944 Hearing Date: August 16, 2019 [TENTATIVE] order RE: MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT, ALTERNATIVELY SUMMARY ADJUDICATION, BY PLAINTIFFs jung wook choi and nri la, inc. BACKGROUND Jung Wook Choi...

  • WELLS FARGO BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION VS WACOLD INC ET AL

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

    BC714621 The Request for Entry of Default Judgment submitted on 6/5/19 is rejected for the following reasons: The Court may not enter judgment in an amount exceeding the amount demanded in the Cross-Complaint. (CCP 585(b).) Here, the Cross-Complaint fails to give notice of the amount of damages that Cross-...

  • MICHAEL IRVIN VS HOLLYWOOD PARK CASINO COMPANY INC ET AL

    Aug 14, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    MICHAEL IRVIN, Plaintiff, vs. HOLLYWOOD PARK CASINO COMPANY, INC. et al., Defendants. Case No.: BC713749 Hearing Date: August 14, 2019 [TENTATIVE] order RE: DEFENDANT HOLLYWOOD PARK CASINO COMPANY, INC.’s MOTION TO STRIKE THE FIRST AMENDED complaint MOVING PARTY: Defendant Hollywood Park Casino Company, In...

  • JONATHAN DAVIS, ET AL. VS DAVID SILVERIA

    Aug 14, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    JONATHAN DAVIS, et al., Plaintiffs, v. DAVID SILVERIA, et al., Defendants. Case No.: 19STCV04116 Hearing Date: August 15, 2019 [TENTATIVE] order RE: Demurrer TO Answer MOVING PARTY: Plaintiffs JONATHAN DAVIS, JAMES SHAFFER, BRIAN WELCH, and REGINALD ARVIZU (Plaintiffs) RESPONDING PARTY: Defendant DAVID SIL...

  • AMAG INC, VS MARC ANTHONY CUBAS, ET AL.

    Aug 13, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    Defendant Sydney Susana Cubas’s demurrer is continued to October 2, 2019 at 8:30 am. The Complaint in this action references a prior case involving the same parties, AMAG v. VLAZE MEDIA NETWORKS, INC., LASC Case No. BC587406. The complaint alleges that plaintiff AMAG obtained a $4.924,905.97 judgment again...

  • FARIDEH BAGHERI VS ANN C STEVENSON ET AL

    Aug 13, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    FARIDEH BAGHERI, Plaintiff, vs. ANN C. STEVENSON, et al.; Defendants. Case No.: BC694031 Hearing Date: August 13, 2019 [TENTATIVE] order RE: DEFENDANT/CROSS-COMPLAINANT’S MOTION FOR precedence of issues at trial pursuant to code civil procedure section 598 MOVING PARTY: Defendant/Cross-Complainant Ann C. S...

  • CANDICE BALISI VS FCA US LLC

    Aug 13, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    Candice balisi, Plaintiff, v. FCA US LLC and DOes 1 through 20, Defendants. Case No.: BC716459 Hearing Date: August 13, 2019 [TENTATIVE] order RE: PLAINTIFF’S motionS to COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSEs to Request for Production of Documents (Set one) and special interrogatories (set one) Background This is a lemo...

  • EXECUTIVE PERILS INC VS MARIA HALE

    Aug 12, 2019 |  Judge Elaine Lu |  Los Angeles County, CA

    The court has read and considered all papers filed in connection with Plaintiff Executive Perils, Inc.’s Motion For Order Compelling Michael Magnuson To Appear And Testify At Deposition And To Produce Documents. No dispositive tentative ruling is issued at this time. The parties are ordered to appear at th...

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