The Honorable Eugene L. Balonon

Sacramento County Superior Court, Department 10

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Biography

The Hon. Eugene L. Balonon is a judge for the Sacramento County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2005 by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Jeffrey L. Gunther (Ret.).

He is a registered Republican.

Judge Balonon received his bachelor's degree from California State University. He went on to earn his J.D. from Lincoln Law School in 1984.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Balanon had served three separate stints as a deputy district attorney for the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office from 1985 to 2004. He also served as the executive director for the California Gambling Control Commission and as the director and later as the chief deputy for the California State Lottery. Before that, Balonon worked as counsel and as deputy director for the Office of Criminal Justice Planning.

Judge Balanon also taught as an instructor at his alma mater Lincoln Law School.

His memberships included the National Trial Lawyers Association and the Asian Bar Association.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Eugene L. Balonon

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Dec 12, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    FORD MOTOR TRANMISSION CASES

    JCCP 4924

    DEPT 10 - DECEMBER 13, 2019

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    Wilbur Earl Hightower, Jr. and Najahait Hightower v. Ford Motor Company, et al. Sacramento County Case No. 34-2015-00174765<...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    DEPT 10 - DECEMBER 13, 2019

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    Wilbur Earl Hightower, Jr. and Najahait Hightower v. Ford Motor Company, et al. Sacramento County Case No. 34-2015-00174765...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    DEPT 10 - DECEMBER 13, 2019

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    Jeff West and Marilyn Paris, et. al. v. Ford Motor Co. et. al. (Merced Co. Case No. 16CV-02808) The motion of Ford Motor Co...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Dec 05, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    DEPT 10 - DECEMBER 6, 2019

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    Lauren Kimberly Brown, et al v. Ford Motor Co. et al (Mendocino Co. Case No. SCUK-CVG-16-68056) The motion of Ford Motor Com...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Dec 05, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    DEPT 10 - DECEMBER 6, 2019

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    Maria Jesusa Valer Ball, et. al. v. Ford Motor Co. et. al. (Sonoma Co. Case No. SCV-259639) The motion of Ford Motor Company...

  • FERNANDO VASQUEZ VS. RAJ SINGH BINNAG

    Nov 19, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    VAZQUEZ VS. BINNAG

    34-2017-00222417

    DEPT 10 - NOVEMBER 22, 2019

    TENTATIVE RULING RE: MOTION TO TAX COSTS

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    This Tentative Ruling shall become the ruling of the court, unless a p...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Oct 03, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    DEPT 10 - OCTOBER 4, 2019

    ____________________________________________________________________________ The parties are ordered to appear on Defendant Ford Motor Company's ("Ford") motion to compel further responses to requests for production o...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Oct 03, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    DEPT 10 - OCTOBER 4, 2019

    ____________________________________________________________________________ The parties are ordered to appear on Defendant Ford Motor Company's ("Ford") motion to compel further responses to requests for production o...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Aug 19, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

    FOR THE COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO

    COORDINATION PROCEEDING

    SPECIAL TITLE (Rule 3.550)

    FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES /n

    This document relates to:

    David B. Picton v. Ford Motor Company

    (Sacramento County Case No. 34-2...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Aug 19, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

    FOR THE COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO

    COORDINATION PROCEEDING

    SPECIAL TITLE (Rule 3.550)

    FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES /n

    This document relates to:

    All cases

    JUDICIAL COUNCIL COORDINATION PROCEEDING No. 4924

    TE...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Aug 19, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

    FOR THE COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO

    COORDINATION PROCEEDING

    SPECIAL TITLE (Rule 3.550)

    FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES /n

    This document relates to:

    David B. Picton v. Ford Motor Company

    (Sacramento County Case No. 34-2...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Jul 25, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    JCCP 4924

    DEPT 10 - JULY 26, 2019

    TENTATIVE RULING RE: FORD'S MOTION TO CONTINUE TRIAL and MOTION TO EXCLUDE ANY ARGUME FROM PLAINTIFFS RELATED TO FORD'S ALLEGED NON-COMPLIANCE WITH ITS SONG BEVERLY OBLIGATIONS

    __________________________________...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Jul 25, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    JCCP 4924

    DEPT 10 - JULY 26, 2019

    TENTATIVE RULING RE: FORD'S MOTION TO COMPEL THIRD PARTY WITNESS AUTUMN WEST TO PROVIDE ANSWERS TO DEPOSITION QUESTIONS and MOTION FOR SANCTIONS

    __________________________________________________________________...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Jul 25, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    JCCP 4924

    DEPT 10 - JULY 26, 2019

    TENTATIVE RULING RE: FORD'S MOTION TO CONTINUE TRIAL and MOTION TO EXCLUDE ANY ARGUME FROM PLAINTIFFS RELATED TO FORD'S ALLEGED NON-COMPLIANCE WITH ITS SONG BEVERLY OBLIGATIONS

    __________________________________...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Jun 13, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    Dept. 10 - June 14, 2019

    Re: Motion for Attorneys' Fees & Status Conference

    __________________________________________________________________________________ The parties are ordered to appear on Plaintiff Melissa Emmons a.k.a. Melissa...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Jun 13, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    Dept. 10 - June 14, 2019

    Re: Motion for Attorneys' Fees & Status Conference

    __________________________________________________________________________________ The parties are ordered to appear on Plaintiff Melissa Emmons a.k.a. Melissa...

  • SACRAMENTO MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT VS. ELAINE MARTINEZ

    Apr 25, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) vs. Martinez & Raptis

    34-2016-00192076

    Dept. 10 - April 26, 2019

    Motion for Attorney's Fees

    ___________________________________________________________

    Plaintiff Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) Motion for At...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    Dept. 10 - March 29, 2019

    Motion to Compel (Ebner Discovery)

    The parties are ordered to appear on Ford Motor Company's Motion to Compel Further Responses to Amended Notice of Deposition and Request for Production of Documents from Debo...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    Dept. 10 - March 29, 2019

    Motion to Compel (Ebner Discovery)

    The parties are ordered to appear on Ford Motor Company's Motion to Compel Further Responses to Amended Notice of Deposition and Request for Production of Documents from Debo...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    Dept. 10 - March 29, 2019

    Motion to Compel (Ebner Discovery)

    The parties are ordered to appear on Ford Motor Company's Motion to Compel Further Responses to Amended Notice of Deposition and Request for Production of Documents from Debo...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Mar 11, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    Dept. 10 - March 12, 2019

    Motion to Consolidate & Set Cases for Trial

    TENTATIVE RULING

    ______________________________________________________

    Plaintiffs move for an order consolidating Richey v. Ford Motor Company, FSC0...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Mar 11, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    Dept. 10 - March 12, 2019

    Motion to Consolidate & Set Cases for Trial

    TENTATIVE RULING

    ______________________________________________________

    Plaintiffs move for an order consolidating Richey v. Ford Motor Company, FSC0...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Mar 11, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    Dept. 10 - March 12, 2019

    Motion to Consolidate & Set Cases for Trial

    TENTATIVE RULING

    ______________________________________________________

    Plaintiffs move for an order consolidating Richey v. Ford Motor Company, FSC0...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Feb 21, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    Dept. 10 - February 22, 2019

    Petition for Coordination of Add-On Cases (Third Petition)

    Tentative Ruling

    ______________________________________________________

    Defendant Ford Motor Company's ("Ford") petition for an ord...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Eugene L. Balonon

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Dec 12, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    FORD MOTOR TRANMISSION CASES

    JCCP 4924

    DEPT 10 - DECEMBER 13, 2019

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    Wilbur Earl Hightower, Jr. and Najahait Hightower v. Ford Motor Company, et al. Sacramento County Case No. 34-2015-00174765<...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    DEPT 10 - DECEMBER 13, 2019

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    Wilbur Earl Hightower, Jr. and Najahait Hightower v. Ford Motor Company, et al. Sacramento County Case No. 34-2015-00174765...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    DEPT 10 - DECEMBER 13, 2019

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    Jeff West and Marilyn Paris, et. al. v. Ford Motor Co. et. al. (Merced Co. Case No. 16CV-02808) The motion of Ford Motor Co...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Dec 05, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    DEPT 10 - DECEMBER 6, 2019

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    Lauren Kimberly Brown, et al v. Ford Motor Co. et al (Mendocino Co. Case No. SCUK-CVG-16-68056) The motion of Ford Motor Com...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Dec 05, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    DEPT 10 - DECEMBER 6, 2019

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    Maria Jesusa Valer Ball, et. al. v. Ford Motor Co. et. al. (Sonoma Co. Case No. SCV-259639) The motion of Ford Motor Company...

  • FERNANDO VASQUEZ VS. RAJ SINGH BINNAG

    Nov 19, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    VAZQUEZ VS. BINNAG

    34-2017-00222417

    DEPT 10 - NOVEMBER 22, 2019

    TENTATIVE RULING RE: MOTION TO TAX COSTS

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    This Tentative Ruling shall become the ruling of the court, unless a p...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Oct 03, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    DEPT 10 - OCTOBER 4, 2019

    ____________________________________________________________________________ The parties are ordered to appear on Defendant Ford Motor Company's ("Ford") motion to compel further responses to requests for production o...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Oct 03, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    DEPT 10 - OCTOBER 4, 2019

    ____________________________________________________________________________ The parties are ordered to appear on Defendant Ford Motor Company's ("Ford") motion to compel further responses to requests for production o...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Aug 19, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

    FOR THE COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO

    COORDINATION PROCEEDING

    SPECIAL TITLE (Rule 3.550)

    FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES /n

    This document relates to:

    David B. Picton v. Ford Motor Company

    (Sacramento County Case No. 34-2...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Aug 19, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

    FOR THE COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO

    COORDINATION PROCEEDING

    SPECIAL TITLE (Rule 3.550)

    FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES /n

    This document relates to:

    All cases

    JUDICIAL COUNCIL COORDINATION PROCEEDING No. 4924

    TE...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Aug 19, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

    FOR THE COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO

    COORDINATION PROCEEDING

    SPECIAL TITLE (Rule 3.550)

    FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES /n

    This document relates to:

    David B. Picton v. Ford Motor Company

    (Sacramento County Case No. 34-2...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Jul 25, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    JCCP 4924

    DEPT 10 - JULY 26, 2019

    TENTATIVE RULING RE: FORD'S MOTION TO CONTINUE TRIAL and MOTION TO EXCLUDE ANY ARGUME FROM PLAINTIFFS RELATED TO FORD'S ALLEGED NON-COMPLIANCE WITH ITS SONG BEVERLY OBLIGATIONS

    __________________________________...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Jul 25, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    JCCP 4924

    DEPT 10 - JULY 26, 2019

    TENTATIVE RULING RE: FORD'S MOTION TO COMPEL THIRD PARTY WITNESS AUTUMN WEST TO PROVIDE ANSWERS TO DEPOSITION QUESTIONS and MOTION FOR SANCTIONS

    __________________________________________________________________...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Jul 25, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    JCCP 4924

    DEPT 10 - JULY 26, 2019

    TENTATIVE RULING RE: FORD'S MOTION TO CONTINUE TRIAL and MOTION TO EXCLUDE ANY ARGUME FROM PLAINTIFFS RELATED TO FORD'S ALLEGED NON-COMPLIANCE WITH ITS SONG BEVERLY OBLIGATIONS

    __________________________________...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Jun 13, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    Dept. 10 - June 14, 2019

    Re: Motion for Attorneys' Fees & Status Conference

    __________________________________________________________________________________ The parties are ordered to appear on Plaintiff Melissa Emmons a.k.a. Melissa...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Jun 13, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    Dept. 10 - June 14, 2019

    Re: Motion for Attorneys' Fees & Status Conference

    __________________________________________________________________________________ The parties are ordered to appear on Plaintiff Melissa Emmons a.k.a. Melissa...

  • SACRAMENTO MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT VS. ELAINE MARTINEZ

    Apr 25, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) vs. Martinez & Raptis

    34-2016-00192076

    Dept. 10 - April 26, 2019

    Motion for Attorney's Fees

    ___________________________________________________________

    Plaintiff Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) Motion for At...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    Dept. 10 - March 29, 2019

    Motion to Compel (Ebner Discovery)

    The parties are ordered to appear on Ford Motor Company's Motion to Compel Further Responses to Amended Notice of Deposition and Request for Production of Documents from Debo...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    Dept. 10 - March 29, 2019

    Motion to Compel (Ebner Discovery)

    The parties are ordered to appear on Ford Motor Company's Motion to Compel Further Responses to Amended Notice of Deposition and Request for Production of Documents from Debo...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Mar 28, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    Dept. 10 - March 29, 2019

    Motion to Compel (Ebner Discovery)

    The parties are ordered to appear on Ford Motor Company's Motion to Compel Further Responses to Amended Notice of Deposition and Request for Production of Documents from Debo...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Mar 11, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    Dept. 10 - March 12, 2019

    Motion to Consolidate & Set Cases for Trial

    TENTATIVE RULING

    ______________________________________________________

    Plaintiffs move for an order consolidating Richey v. Ford Motor Company, FSC0...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Mar 11, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    Dept. 10 - March 12, 2019

    Motion to Consolidate & Set Cases for Trial

    TENTATIVE RULING

    ______________________________________________________

    Plaintiffs move for an order consolidating Richey v. Ford Motor Company, FSC0...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Mar 11, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    Dept. 10 - March 12, 2019

    Motion to Consolidate & Set Cases for Trial

    TENTATIVE RULING

    ______________________________________________________

    Plaintiffs move for an order consolidating Richey v. Ford Motor Company, FSC0...

  • FORD MOTOR TRANSMISSION CASES

    Feb 21, 2019 |  Sacramento County

    Ford Motor Transmission Cases

    JCCP 4924

    Dept. 10 - February 22, 2019

    Petition for Coordination of Add-On Cases (Third Petition)

    Tentative Ruling

    ______________________________________________________

    Defendant Ford Motor Company's ("Ford") petition for an ord...

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