The Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka

CA Bar #: 153928 (August 1991)

Appointed By: Gov. Arnold A. Schwarzenegger

Biography

The Hon. Gary Y. Tanaka is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He succeeded the Hon. Kenneth A. Black when he was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on July 16, 2009.

Judge Tanaka is a registered Republican.

He received his B.S. from Western State University. He went on to earn his J.D. from Western State University School of Law.

After graduating from law school, Tanaka joined the law firm Astor & Phillips as an associate in 1991.

He was with the firm for nine years when he left to join the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office in 2000 as a public defender. Then, in 2001, he became a deputy alternate public defender for the Los Angeles County Alternate Public Defender’s Office. After five years with the Public Defender’s Office, Tanaka served as a deputy county counsel and subsequently as a senior deputy county counsel for the Los Angeles Office of the County Counsel in 2006. He remained at the County Counsel's Office until his appointment to the bench in 2009.

Among his assignments on the bench, Judge Tanaka has presided over preliminary hearings in the Torrance Court.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Gary Y. Tanaka

  • Aug 31, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka Tuesday, August 31, 2021

    Department B Calendar No. 4

    PROCEEDINGS

    Eyana Carballo v. Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures, et al.

    20TRCV00754

    Susan Moffett (“Moffett”) and Jeffrey Hill...

  • Aug 31, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka Tuesday, August 31, 2021

    Department B Calendar No. 3

    PROCEEDINGS

    Janos Hasulyo, et al. v. George Gonzalez, et al.

    BC636176

    Xchange Leasing, LLC (“Xchange”) and Uber Technologies, Inc.’s ...

  • Aug 27, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka Friday, August 27, 2021

    Department B Calendar No. 4

    PROCEEDINGS

    Sam Deleo, et al. v. Gold Gate Capital, et al.

    20TRCV00062

    1. Kyle Winn’s Demurrer to First Amended Complaint

    2. K...

  • Aug 11, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka

    Department B

    Wednesday, August 11, 2021

    Calendar No. 10

    PROCEEDINGS

    Alan Naito, et al. v. Centex Homes Realty Company, et al.

    BC698756

    Alan Naito’s Motion for Trial Prefe...

  • Jul 07, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka Thursday, July 8, 2021

    Department B Calendar No. 10

    PROCEEDINGS

    C&E Investments, Inc. v. Alberto Ibarra, et al.

    21TRCV00252

    Alberto Ibarra, et al.’s Motion to Compel Arbitration

    ...

  • Jul 07, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka Thursday, July 8, 2021

    Department B Calendar No. 11

    PROCEEDINGS

    Vincent M. Lucy v. Matthew R. Stall, et al.

    20TRCV00137

    Matthew R. Stall’s, as Administrator of the Estate of Richard J. S...

  • Jun 23, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka

    Department B

    Wednesday, June 23, 2021

    Calendar No. 7

    PROCEEDINGS

    David Craig v. Kamlesh Dhawan, et al.

    20TRCV00345

    Kamlesh Dhawan, et al.’s Demurrer to First Amended Comp...

  • Jun 23, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka

    Department B

    Wednesday, June 23, 2021

    Calendar No. 8

    PROCEEDINGS

    Mariah Holt, et al. v. Centinela Hospital Medical Center, et al.

    20STCV10995

    1. Arthur Sin, M.D.’s Demurr...

  • Jun 09, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka

    Department B

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

    Calendar No. 11

    PROCEEDINGS

    I.B., a Minor, et al. v. Manhattan Beach Unified School District, et al.

    19STCV12654

    TENTATIVE RULING

    ...

  • Jun 03, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka Thursday, June 3, 2021

    Department B Calendar No. 5

    PROCEEDINGS

    C.G. v. Truly Commerce, Inc., et al.

    20STCV22988

    Nechemia Shoub’s Motion to Quash Service of Summons and Complaint

    ...

  • Jun 01, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka

    Department B

    Tuesday, June 1, 2021

    Calendar No. 8

    PROCEEDINGS

    Edith Calderon v. Otis Elevator Company, et al.

    MC027922

    Defendant Pacific Coast Elevator Corp.’s Motion for...

  • May 21, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka

    Department B

    Friday, May 21, 2021

    Calendar No. 8

    PROCEEDINGS

    The Village Condominium Owners’ Association, Inc. v. Kelly Charles, et al.

    19TRCV00883

    TENTATIVE RULING

    ...

  • May 12, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka

    Department B

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021

    Calendar No. 10

    PROCEEDINGS

    Anne Titus v. Palos Verdes Family and Immediate Care Group, et al.

    BC716607

    Torrance Health Association, ...

  • May 12, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka

    Department B

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021

    Calendar No. 9

    PROCEEDINGS

    Darin James v. Bausch & Stroebel Machine Company, et al.

    18TRCV00004

    Darin James’ Motion for Reconsiderati...

  • Apr 07, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka Thursday, April 8, 2021

    Department B Calendar No. 7

    PROCEEDINGS

    Francisco Baez v. Nissan North America, Inc., et al.

    19TRCV00968

    Francisco Baez’s Motion to Compel Compliance with Court O...

  • Apr 07, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka Thursday, April 8, 2021

    Department B Calendar No. 8

    PROCEEDINGS

    Kwang H. Lee, et al. v. Patrick Sung Doo Hong, et al.

    YC072787

    Merchant Advance Pay, Inc.’s Motion to Compel Compliance wi...

  • Apr 07, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka

    Department B

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

    Calendar No. 9

    PROCEEDINGS

    The Breakers at Westport Condominium Association v. Westport Beach Club Villas Homeowners Association, et al.

    20TR...

  • Mar 22, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka Monday, March 22, 2021

    Department B Calendar No. 2

    PROCEEDINGS

    T. Roe, et al. v. Centinela Valley Union High School Dist., et al.

    BC683738

    T.T.’s Motion for New Trial

    TENTATIVE R...

  • Mar 01, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka

    Department B

    Monday, March 1, 2021

    Calendar No. 4

    PROCEEDINGS

    Metal Fabrication Industrial Ironworks v. Tobo Construction, Inc., et al.

    19TRCV00990

    Wesco Insurance Compan...

  • Feb 26, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka Friday, February 26, 2021

    Department B Calendar No. 4

    PROCEEDINGS

    Steve Simmons v. Carlton Square Homeowners Association, et al.

    19TRCV00417

    Dennis Russell’s, Counsel for Plaintiff Steve...

  • Feb 04, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka

    Department B

    Thursday – February 4, 2021

    Calendar No. 13

    PROCEEDINGS

    Ali Aghaei v. Intuit, Inc., et al.

    20TRCV00788

    Intuit, Inc., et al.’s Motion to Compel Arbitration

  • Feb 04, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka Thursday, February 4, 2021

    Department B Calendar No. 14

    PROCEEDINGS

    Ty Nguyen, et al. v. Akiyama International Company Limited, et al.

    19STCV26578

    HHGC Management, LLC’s Demurrer to Seco...

  • Feb 01, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka

    Department B

    Monday, February 1, 2021

    Calendar No. 5

    PROCEEDINGS

    Alexander Garcia III, et al. v. David Jankowski, et al.

    20TRCV00744

    Alexander Garcia III, et al.’s Motion...

  • Feb 01, 2021 Los Angeles County

    LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT – SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

    Honorable Gary Y. Tanaka Monday, February 1, 2021

    Department B Calendar No. 6

    PROCEEDINGS

    Bradley Stone, et al. v. Palos Verdes Family and Immediate Medical Care, et al.

    BC701442

    Palos Verdes Family and Immediat...

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Recent Cases by Hon. Gary Y. Tanaka

On April 15, 2022 a petition for change of name (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

Filed

Apr 15, 2022

Status

Pending

Type

Petition for Change of Name (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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Jun 04, 2022

On April 13, 2022 a petition for change of name (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

Filed

Apr 13, 2022

Status

Pending

Type

Petition for Change of Name (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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Jun 04, 2022

On April 1, 2022 a petition for change of name (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

Filed

Apr 01, 2022

Status

Court Finding - (Granted) 06/03/2022

Type

Petition for Change of Name (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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Jun 04, 2022

On March 25, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

Filed

Mar 25, 2022

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Los Angeles County, CA

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May 21, 2022

On December 3, 2021 an other real property (not eminent domain, landlord/tenant, foreclosure) (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

Filed

Dec 03, 2021

Status

Pending

Type

Other Real Property (not eminent domain, landlord/tenant, foreclosure) (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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Jun 11, 2022

On November 29, 2021 a civil rights/discrimination (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

Filed

Nov 29, 2021

Status

Pending

Type

Civil Rights/Discrimination (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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May 28, 2022

On October 21, 2021 a collections case - seller plaintiff (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

Filed

Oct 21, 2021

Status

Pending

Type

Collections Case - Seller Plaintiff (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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May 16, 2022

On October 20, 2021 an other breach of contract/warranty (not fraud or negligence) (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

Filed

Oct 20, 2021

Status

Pending

Type

Other Breach of Contract/Warranty (not fraud or negligence) (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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Jun 02, 2022

On October 14, 2021 an other breach of contract/warranty (not fraud or negligence) (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

Filed

Oct 14, 2021

Status

Pending

Type

Other Breach of Contract/Warranty (not fraud or negligence) (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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Jun 03, 2022

On September 10, 2021 an other non-personal injury/property damage tort (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

1 File
Filed

Sep 10, 2021

Status

Pending

Type

Other Non-Personal Injury/Property Damage tort (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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May 26, 2022

On August 30, 2021 a fraud (no contract) (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

Filed

Aug 30, 2021

Status

Pending

Type

Fraud (no contract) (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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Jun 02, 2022

On August 23, 2021 a mortgage foreclosure (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

Filed

Aug 23, 2021

Status

Pending

Type

Mortgage Foreclosure (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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May 04, 2022

On August 19, 2021 a collections case - seller plaintiff (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

Filed

Aug 19, 2021

Status

Pending

Type

Collections Case - Seller Plaintiff (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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May 26, 2022

On August 18, 2021 an other real property (not eminent domain, landlord/tenant, foreclosure) (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

Filed

Aug 18, 2021

Status

Pending

Type

Other Real Property (not eminent domain, landlord/tenant, foreclosure) (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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Jun 01, 2022

On August 16, 2021 a fraud (no contract) (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

Filed

Aug 16, 2021

Status

Pending

Type

Fraud (no contract) (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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May 11, 2022

On August 12, 2021 an other non-personal injury/property damage tort (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

Filed

Aug 12, 2021

Status

Pending

Type

Other Non-Personal Injury/Property Damage tort (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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May 23, 2022

On August 6, 2021 an other breach of contract/warranty (not fraud or negligence) (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

Filed

Aug 06, 2021

Status

Pending

Type

Other Breach of Contract/Warranty (not fraud or negligence) (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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Jun 08, 2022

On August 3, 2021 a contractual fraud (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

Filed

Aug 03, 2021

Status

Pending

Type

Contractual Fraud (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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Jun 01, 2022

On August 2, 2021 an other real property (not eminent domain, landlord/tenant, foreclosure) (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

Filed

Aug 02, 2021

Status

Pending

Type

Other Real Property (not eminent domain, landlord/tenant, foreclosure) (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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May 05, 2022

On July 23, 2021 an other real property (not eminent domain, landlord/tenant, foreclosure) (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

Filed

Jul 23, 2021

Status

Pending

Type

Other Real Property (not eminent domain, landlord/tenant, foreclosure) (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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May 26, 2022

On July 21, 2021 a quiet title (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

Filed

Jul 21, 2021

Status

Pending

Type

Quiet Title (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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May 26, 2022

On July 1, 2021 a breach of rental/lease contract (not unlawful detainer or wrongful eviction) (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

Filed

Jul 01, 2021

Status

Pending

Type

Breach of Rental/Lease Contract (not unlawful detainer or wrongful eviction) (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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Jul 27, 2022

On June 18, 2021 an other personal injury/property damage/wrongful death (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

4 Files
Filed

Jun 18, 2021

Status

Pending

Type

Other Personal Injury/Property Damage/Wrongful Death (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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Aug 08, 2022

On June 14, 2021 an other breach of contract/warranty (not fraud or negligence) (general jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Gary Y. Tanaka presiding.

Filed

Jun 14, 2021

Status

Pending

Type

Other Breach of Contract/Warranty (not fraud or negligence) (General Jurisdiction)

County

Los Angeles County, CA

Judge

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Jun 07, 2022

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