The Honorable George V. Spanos

Contra Costa County Superior Court, Department retired

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Biography

The Hon. George V. Spanos (Ret.) was a judge for the Contra Costa County Superior Court. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Gray Davis in 2000. At the time of his appointment, he filled the vacancy created by the death of the Hon. Robert McGrath (deceased). Spanos retired from the bench in 2017 and his vacancy was filled by the Hon. Leonard E. Marquez.

Spanos received his B.A. from the University of Maryland in 1970. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1975.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Spanos spent his entire legal career in private practice, where he specialized in business, real estate, employment law and breach of contract matters.

Recent Rulings by Hon. George V. Spanos

  • V. ANGELENA CHECCHI

    Oct 12, 2018 |  Napa County

    (1) DEMURRER TO THE CROSS-COMPLAINT
    TENTATIVE RULING: Cross-defendant Rang Dong Winery’s demurrer to the first
    cause of action for breach of implied-in-fact contract/unjust enrichment on the ground of failure to state sufficient facts is OVERRULED. The difference between an express and implied ag...

  • IN THE MATTER OF DAVID LARA

    Oct 11, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR AUTHORIZATION TO CONSENT TO NECESSARY MEDICAL
    TREATMENT (Pr.C 3200, et seq.)
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED

    ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF NANCY MARQUEZ

    Oct 11, 2018 |  Napa County

    REVIEW HEARING
    TENTATIVE RULING: After a review of the matter, the Court finds the conservator is acting in the best interest of the conservatee. Thus, the case is set for a biennial review hearing in two years, on October 13, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. in Dept. I. The court investigator shall prepare a bienn...

  • VALERIE FOO V. MARK ALLEN LEIGHTON, ET AL.

    Oct 10, 2018 |  Napa County

    DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO CONTINUE TRIAL AND RELATED DATES
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED

    ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF CHAD ANTHONY WILLIAMS JR.

    Oct 10, 2018 |  Napa County

    REVIEW HEARING
    TENTATIVE RULING: After a review of the matter, the Court finds the co-
    conservators are acting in the best interest of the conservatee. Thus, the case is set for a biennial review hearing in two years, on October 9, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. in Dept. C. The court investigator shall prepa...

  • IN THE MATTER OF THE GEORGE W. CHANEY INTER VIVOS TRUST

    Oct 10, 2018 |  Napa County

    MOTION FOR AMENDED ORDER
    TENTATIVE RULING: Petitioner Brian J. Bourke, successor trustee of the Edward M. Stone Revocable Trust, moves to confirm a Wells Fargo Account ending in #6797 as the sole asset under the control of Brian J. Bourke, successor trustee of the George W. Chaney Intervivos Trust, an...

  • IN THE MATTER OF THE EDWARD M. STONE REVOCABLE TRUST

    Oct 10, 2018 |  Napa County

    MOTION FOR AMENDED ORDER
    TENTATIVE RULING: Petitioner Brian J. Bourke, successor trustee of the Edward M. Stone Revocable Trust, moves to confirm a Wells Fargo Account ending in #6797 as the sole asset under the control of Brian J. Bourke, successor trustee of the George W. Chaney Intervivos Trust, an...

  • ESTATE OF EVELYN MARIE TALBOTT

    Oct 10, 2018 |  Napa County

    FIRST AND FINAL REPORT OF EXECUTOR, FOR ALLOWANCE OF COMPENSATION
    TO EXECUTOR AND ATTORNEYS FOR ORDINARY AND EXTRAORDINARY
    SERVICES AND FOR FINAL DISTRIBUTION UPON WAIVER OF ACCOUNTING
    TENTATIVE RULING: As there is no guardianship of the estate in place for the
    minors, the distribution ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF CAROLINE A VELLUCCI

    Oct 09, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME AND GENDER
    TENTATIVE RULING: The petition is GRANTED without need for appearance.
    Petitioner shall file a certified copy of the Court’s decree within 30 calendar days with the California Secretary of State and since a new birth certificate is requested, with the State ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF JOHN EDWARDS DOUGLAS

    Oct 09, 2018 |  Napa County

    FOURTEENTH ACCOUNT AND FINAL ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF CONSERVATOR
    OF THE PERSON AND ESTATE, AND PETITION FOR APPROVAL OF ACCOUNT; FOR
    CONSERVATOR FEES; FOR ATTORNEY’S FEES; FOR COSTS; AND FOR
    TERMINATION OF CONSERVATORSHIP DUE TO DEATH OF CONSERVATEE
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition, inclu...

  • LIVING TRUST DATED MARCH 31, 2005

    Oct 09, 2018 |  Napa County

    AMENDED PETITION FOR SETTLEMENT OF ACCOUNT AND APPROVAL OF
    TRUSTEE, ATTORNEY, AND BOND FEES
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition, including fees as prayed. (Prob. Code, §§
    10800, 15688.)

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF BEARD FAMILY TRUST

    Oct 09, 2018 |  Napa County

    SEVENTH ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF TRUSTEE, PETITION FOR SETTLEMENT
    THEREOF, AND APPROVING COMPENSATION TO TRUSTEE AND ATTORNEYS
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition, including fees as prayed.

    ...

  • ROBERT SQUIRES V. ERIC HELLMAN

    Oct 09, 2018 |  Napa County

    (1) MOTION TO COMPEL RESPONSES FROM DENNIS GROVE CONCRETE PUMPING
    TO A DEPOSITION SUBPOENA FOR PRODUCTION OF BUSINESS RECORDS
    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiff/cross-defendant Robert Squires’ motion to compel
    third party Dennis Grove Concrete Pumping to comply with the deposition subpoena for prod...

  • SAMUEL HIGUERA V. PINE RIDGE WINERY, LLC

    Oct 05, 2018 |  Napa County

    MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT, CLASS
    REPRESENTATIVE INCENTIVE PAYMENT, AND ATTORNEY’S FEES AND COSTS
    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiff Samuel Higuera’s motion is GRANTED. The
    settlement is fair, adequate, and reasonable. The Court will sign the proposed order. Under paragrap...

  • ESTATE OF EMILY GRAY

    Oct 05, 2018 |  Napa County

    FIRST AND FINAL ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF EXECUTOR AND PETITON FOR
    SETTLEMENT FOR ALLOWANCE OF COMPENSATION TO EXECUTOR AND
    ATTORNEY FOR ORDINARY SERVICES AND FOR FINAL DISTRIBUTION
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition, including fees as prayed.

    ...

  • BANKS V. OAK PAPER PRODUCTS CO., INC., ET AL.

    Oct 05, 2018 |  Napa County

    DEFENDANTS OAK PAPER PRODUCTS CO., INC. AND ACORN PAPER PRODUCTS
    COMPANY, LLC’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY ADJUDICATION
    TENTATIVE RULING:
    Defendants Oak Paper Products Co., Inc. and Acorn Paper Products Company, LLC’s (“defendants”) motion for summary adjudication is DENIED.
    The Court sustains ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF ROYCE M. SEIBOLD

    Oct 04, 2018 |  Napa County

    SECOND ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF CONSERVATOR; PETITION FOR ALLOWANCE
    OF FEES TO CONSERVATOR OF PERSON AND ESTATE AND ATTORNEY FOR
    CONSERVATOR
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT Petition, including fees as prayed. After a review of the matter, the court finds the Conservator is acting in the best interest o...

  • SCOTT K. MAXWELL, ET AL. V. WILLIAM A. PAPANIA, JR., ET AL.

    Oct 04, 2018 |  Napa County

    MOTION TO RECOVER COSTS OF SERVICE
    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiffs’ motion to recover costs of service pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 415.30, subdivision (d), is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. The motion relies on a declaration from process server Susan B. Terrado, which was filed with plaintiffs...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF CORINNE T. RAU

    Oct 04, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF PROBATE CONSERVATOR OF THE PERSON;
    REVIEW HEARING AS TO THE CONSERVATORSHIP OF THE ESTATE
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED

    ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF MICHAEL JOHN MCCORMICK

    Oct 04, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION TO TRANSFER CONSERVATORSHIP PROCEEDINGS
    TENTATIVE RULING: The Petition is GRANTED. The case is transferred to the El
    Dorado Superior Court. The clerk is directed to transmit to the clerk of the court in El Dorado all papers in the proceeding. The case is set for a transfer review hearing...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF NISA ZAMORA

    Oct 04, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF LPS CONSERVATOR
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED

    ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF FRANK S PALAGI, JR.

    Oct 04, 2018 |  Napa County

    ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF CONSERVATOR AND PETITION FOR ITS SETTLEMENT
    AND FOR FEES
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition, including attorney’s fees as prayed. The
    amendment clarifies the conservator is not seeking fees. Based on the report of the court investigator, the Court determines by clear and ...

  • MIKE TIMMONS, ET AL. V. KONECRANES, INC., ET AL.

    Oct 04, 2018 |  Napa County

    MOTION FOR PRO HAC VICE ADMISSION
    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendant Magnetek, Inc.’s motion for pro hac vice admission of Kevin J. English and Erin E. Connare is GRANTED.

    ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF FLORENCE CLERICI

    Oct 04, 2018 |  Napa County

    FIRST ACCOUNTING AND REPORT OF CONSERVATOR; PETITION FOR
    ALLOWANCE OF FEES TO CONSERVATOR OF PERSON AND ESTATE AND FOR
    ATTORNEY’S FEES
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition, including fees as prayed. After a review of the matter, the Court finds the conservator is acting in the best interest of t...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. George V. Spanos

  • V. ANGELENA CHECCHI

    Oct 12, 2018 |  Napa County

    (1) DEMURRER TO THE CROSS-COMPLAINT
    TENTATIVE RULING: Cross-defendant Rang Dong Winery’s demurrer to the first
    cause of action for breach of implied-in-fact contract/unjust enrichment on the ground of failure to state sufficient facts is OVERRULED. The difference between an express and implied ag...

  • IN THE MATTER OF DAVID LARA

    Oct 11, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR AUTHORIZATION TO CONSENT TO NECESSARY MEDICAL
    TREATMENT (Pr.C 3200, et seq.)
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED

    ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF NANCY MARQUEZ

    Oct 11, 2018 |  Napa County

    REVIEW HEARING
    TENTATIVE RULING: After a review of the matter, the Court finds the conservator is acting in the best interest of the conservatee. Thus, the case is set for a biennial review hearing in two years, on October 13, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. in Dept. I. The court investigator shall prepare a bienn...

  • VALERIE FOO V. MARK ALLEN LEIGHTON, ET AL.

    Oct 10, 2018 |  Napa County

    DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO CONTINUE TRIAL AND RELATED DATES
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED

    ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF CHAD ANTHONY WILLIAMS JR.

    Oct 10, 2018 |  Napa County

    REVIEW HEARING
    TENTATIVE RULING: After a review of the matter, the Court finds the co-
    conservators are acting in the best interest of the conservatee. Thus, the case is set for a biennial review hearing in two years, on October 9, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. in Dept. C. The court investigator shall prepa...

  • IN THE MATTER OF THE GEORGE W. CHANEY INTER VIVOS TRUST

    Oct 10, 2018 |  Napa County

    MOTION FOR AMENDED ORDER
    TENTATIVE RULING: Petitioner Brian J. Bourke, successor trustee of the Edward M. Stone Revocable Trust, moves to confirm a Wells Fargo Account ending in #6797 as the sole asset under the control of Brian J. Bourke, successor trustee of the George W. Chaney Intervivos Trust, an...

  • IN THE MATTER OF THE EDWARD M. STONE REVOCABLE TRUST

    Oct 10, 2018 |  Napa County

    MOTION FOR AMENDED ORDER
    TENTATIVE RULING: Petitioner Brian J. Bourke, successor trustee of the Edward M. Stone Revocable Trust, moves to confirm a Wells Fargo Account ending in #6797 as the sole asset under the control of Brian J. Bourke, successor trustee of the George W. Chaney Intervivos Trust, an...

  • ESTATE OF EVELYN MARIE TALBOTT

    Oct 10, 2018 |  Napa County

    FIRST AND FINAL REPORT OF EXECUTOR, FOR ALLOWANCE OF COMPENSATION
    TO EXECUTOR AND ATTORNEYS FOR ORDINARY AND EXTRAORDINARY
    SERVICES AND FOR FINAL DISTRIBUTION UPON WAIVER OF ACCOUNTING
    TENTATIVE RULING: As there is no guardianship of the estate in place for the
    minors, the distribution ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF CAROLINE A VELLUCCI

    Oct 09, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME AND GENDER
    TENTATIVE RULING: The petition is GRANTED without need for appearance.
    Petitioner shall file a certified copy of the Court’s decree within 30 calendar days with the California Secretary of State and since a new birth certificate is requested, with the State ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF JOHN EDWARDS DOUGLAS

    Oct 09, 2018 |  Napa County

    FOURTEENTH ACCOUNT AND FINAL ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF CONSERVATOR
    OF THE PERSON AND ESTATE, AND PETITION FOR APPROVAL OF ACCOUNT; FOR
    CONSERVATOR FEES; FOR ATTORNEY’S FEES; FOR COSTS; AND FOR
    TERMINATION OF CONSERVATORSHIP DUE TO DEATH OF CONSERVATEE
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition, inclu...

  • LIVING TRUST DATED MARCH 31, 2005

    Oct 09, 2018 |  Napa County

    AMENDED PETITION FOR SETTLEMENT OF ACCOUNT AND APPROVAL OF
    TRUSTEE, ATTORNEY, AND BOND FEES
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition, including fees as prayed. (Prob. Code, §§
    10800, 15688.)

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF BEARD FAMILY TRUST

    Oct 09, 2018 |  Napa County

    SEVENTH ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF TRUSTEE, PETITION FOR SETTLEMENT
    THEREOF, AND APPROVING COMPENSATION TO TRUSTEE AND ATTORNEYS
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition, including fees as prayed.

    ...

  • ROBERT SQUIRES V. ERIC HELLMAN

    Oct 09, 2018 |  Napa County

    (1) MOTION TO COMPEL RESPONSES FROM DENNIS GROVE CONCRETE PUMPING
    TO A DEPOSITION SUBPOENA FOR PRODUCTION OF BUSINESS RECORDS
    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiff/cross-defendant Robert Squires’ motion to compel
    third party Dennis Grove Concrete Pumping to comply with the deposition subpoena for prod...

  • SAMUEL HIGUERA V. PINE RIDGE WINERY, LLC

    Oct 05, 2018 |  Napa County

    MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT, CLASS
    REPRESENTATIVE INCENTIVE PAYMENT, AND ATTORNEY’S FEES AND COSTS
    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiff Samuel Higuera’s motion is GRANTED. The
    settlement is fair, adequate, and reasonable. The Court will sign the proposed order. Under paragrap...

  • ESTATE OF EMILY GRAY

    Oct 05, 2018 |  Napa County

    FIRST AND FINAL ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF EXECUTOR AND PETITON FOR
    SETTLEMENT FOR ALLOWANCE OF COMPENSATION TO EXECUTOR AND
    ATTORNEY FOR ORDINARY SERVICES AND FOR FINAL DISTRIBUTION
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition, including fees as prayed.

    ...

  • BANKS V. OAK PAPER PRODUCTS CO., INC., ET AL.

    Oct 05, 2018 |  Napa County

    DEFENDANTS OAK PAPER PRODUCTS CO., INC. AND ACORN PAPER PRODUCTS
    COMPANY, LLC’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY ADJUDICATION
    TENTATIVE RULING:
    Defendants Oak Paper Products Co., Inc. and Acorn Paper Products Company, LLC’s (“defendants”) motion for summary adjudication is DENIED.
    The Court sustains ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF ROYCE M. SEIBOLD

    Oct 04, 2018 |  Napa County

    SECOND ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF CONSERVATOR; PETITION FOR ALLOWANCE
    OF FEES TO CONSERVATOR OF PERSON AND ESTATE AND ATTORNEY FOR
    CONSERVATOR
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT Petition, including fees as prayed. After a review of the matter, the court finds the Conservator is acting in the best interest o...

  • SCOTT K. MAXWELL, ET AL. V. WILLIAM A. PAPANIA, JR., ET AL.

    Oct 04, 2018 |  Napa County

    MOTION TO RECOVER COSTS OF SERVICE
    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiffs’ motion to recover costs of service pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 415.30, subdivision (d), is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. The motion relies on a declaration from process server Susan B. Terrado, which was filed with plaintiffs...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF CORINNE T. RAU

    Oct 04, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF PROBATE CONSERVATOR OF THE PERSON;
    REVIEW HEARING AS TO THE CONSERVATORSHIP OF THE ESTATE
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED

    ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF MICHAEL JOHN MCCORMICK

    Oct 04, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION TO TRANSFER CONSERVATORSHIP PROCEEDINGS
    TENTATIVE RULING: The Petition is GRANTED. The case is transferred to the El
    Dorado Superior Court. The clerk is directed to transmit to the clerk of the court in El Dorado all papers in the proceeding. The case is set for a transfer review hearing...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF NISA ZAMORA

    Oct 04, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF LPS CONSERVATOR
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED

    ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF FRANK S PALAGI, JR.

    Oct 04, 2018 |  Napa County

    ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF CONSERVATOR AND PETITION FOR ITS SETTLEMENT
    AND FOR FEES
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition, including attorney’s fees as prayed. The
    amendment clarifies the conservator is not seeking fees. Based on the report of the court investigator, the Court determines by clear and ...

  • MIKE TIMMONS, ET AL. V. KONECRANES, INC., ET AL.

    Oct 04, 2018 |  Napa County

    MOTION FOR PRO HAC VICE ADMISSION
    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendant Magnetek, Inc.’s motion for pro hac vice admission of Kevin J. English and Erin E. Connare is GRANTED.

    ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF FLORENCE CLERICI

    Oct 04, 2018 |  Napa County

    FIRST ACCOUNTING AND REPORT OF CONSERVATOR; PETITION FOR
    ALLOWANCE OF FEES TO CONSERVATOR OF PERSON AND ESTATE AND FOR
    ATTORNEY’S FEES
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition, including fees as prayed. After a review of the matter, the Court finds the conservator is acting in the best interest of t...

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