The Honorable Jacqueline M. Stern

San Diego County Superior Court, Department NC-27

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Biography

The Hon. Jacqueline M. Stern is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. She was appointed to the bench by former governor Pete Wilson in 1998.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University in 1968. She then received a J.D. from California Western University in 1982.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, Stern served as a deputy county counsel for the Office of County Counsel of San Diego County.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Jacqueline M. Stern

  • WILKINS VS WALMART INC

    Sep 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Walmart Inc. ("Defendant")'s motion to compel Plaintiff Erin Wilkins ("Plaintiff")'s deposition is granted.

    Plaintiff's arguments that the notice of motion and motion are procedurally defective are unavailing. The notice of motion states that Defendant is seeking relief under California C...

  • LENHERT VS LAKRITZ

    Sep 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants Leor Lakritz, Carlsbad Village Drive Partnership, Bbk FES, LLC, Dafna Gilboa, an individual and Dafna Gilboa, as trustee of the Dafna Gilboa Irrevocable Family Trust, Elisha Gilboa, Terrance J. Carroll, Judi A. Carroll, Benjamin Balsam, Taffa Balsam, Bruce Epstein, Esterly Enterprises, Ephram Sh...

  • MICHELLE NAKADATE AND JOHN TOLLISON VS JAYCO INC

    Sep 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Jayco, Inc. ("Defendant")'s motion to stay action is granted. See Cal. Code Civ. P. § 410.30(a).

    As an initial matter, Plaintiffs Michelle E. Nakadate and John N. Tollison (collectively, "Plaintiffs") cite an incorrect standard for a motion to stay under California Code of Civil Procedure...

  • O'CONNOR VS AIMCO SUNSET ESCONDIDO LLC

    Sep 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant/Cross-Defendant The Chamberlain Group, Inc. dba CGI, Inc. ("Movant")'s unopposed application for an order admitting attorney Stephen P. Ellenbecker pro hac vice is conditionally granted. See Cal. R. Ct. 9.40.

    Movant's application is granted subject to Movant filing by the hearing date: (1...

  • LENHERT VS LAKRITZ

    Sep 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants Leor Lakritz, Carlsbad Village Drive Partnership, Bbk FES, LLC, Dafna Gilboa, an individual and Dafna Gilboa, as trustee of the Dafna Gilboa Irrevocable Family Trust, Elisha Gilboa, Terrance J. Carroll, Judi A. Carroll, Benjamin Balsam, Taffa Balsam, Bruce Epstein, Esterly Enterprises, Ephram Sh...

  • CAREN MARTELLO VS MARTELLO

    Sep 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Caren Martello ("Plaintiff")'s motion for leave to file a second amended complaint is denied without prejudice.

    As an initial matter, Plaintiff is correct that Defendant Larry Martello, Trustee of the Edith Martello Family Trust ("Defendant") filed his opposition one day late. See Cal. Co...

  • LENHERT VS LAKRITZ

    Sep 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants Leor Lakritz, Carlsbad Village Drive Partnership, Bbk FES, LLC, Dafna Gilboa, an individual and Dafna Gilboa, as trustee of the Dafna Gilboa Irrevocable Family Trust, Elisha Gilboa, Terrance J. Carroll, Judi A. Carroll, Benjamin Balsam, Taffa Balsam, Bruce Epstein, Esterly Enterprises, Ephram Sh...

  • RADOVIC MILOSEVIC

    Sep 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Milica Radovic ("Plaintiff")'s application for a right to attach order and order for issuance of a writ of attachment is granted in part.

    California Code of Civil Procedure ("CCP") § 484.090 requires the court to issue a right to attach order if it finds: "(1) the claim upon which the att...

  • PLAZA HOME MORTGAGE INC VS MCCAFFREY

    Sep 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Plaza Home Mortgage Inc. ("Plaintiff")'s unopposed motion for leave to amend its complaint is granted. See Cal. Code Civ. P. §§ 368.5 and 473(a).

    Plaintiff's request for judicial notice is taken as requested.

    The court deems the lack of opposition by any defendant to be a concessi...

  • PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA VS. FINANCIAL CASUALTY & SURETY INC

    Sep 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion for an order for county counsel to recover attorney's fees out of forfeited bail money is granted.

    The court deems Defendant's lack of opposition to be a concession as to the motion's merits. In addition, the court finds good cause to award Plaintiff its attorney's fees and costs...

  • LENHERT VS LAKRITZ

    Sep 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants Leor Lakritz, Carlsbad Village Drive Partnership, Bbk FES, LLC, Dafna Gilboa, an individual and Dafna Gilboa, as trustee of the Dafna Gilboa Irrevocable Family Trust, Elisha Gilboa, Terrance J. Carroll, Judi A. Carroll, Benjamin Balsam, Taffa Balsam, Bruce Epstein, Esterly Enterprises, Ephram Sh...

  • SPECIALTY SCRAP VS ECOLOGY AUTO PARTS

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Specialty Scrap, Inc. ("Plaintiff")'s motion for leave to amend its complaint is granted. See Cal. Code Civ. P. §§ 473(a)(1) and 576.

    As an initial matter, the court finds that the motion is not procedurally defective. The proposed amended complaint (the "First Amended Complaint") is atta...

  • LOVE VS WESELOH CHEVROLET CO

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Teresa Love ("Plaintiff")'s motion to compel Defendant Subaru of America, Inc. ("Defendant") to provide further responses to her amended Requests for Production of Documents (Set Two) (the "Discovery Request") is granted. See Cal. Code Civ. P. § 2031.310(a).

    Plaintiff is not seeking an or...

  • BUSCH VS. UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA INC

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Dennis Busch ("Plaintiff")'s motion to compel Defendant BJT Investments, Inc. ("Defendant")'s further response to Plaintiff's request for production of documents (the "Discovery Request"), and for sanctions, is granted. See Cal. Code Civ. P. § 2031.310(a).

    Defendant's statement of non-opp...

  • JEWELS BAZAR INC VS HILTON RESORTS CORPORATION

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiffs Nitin Jain and Jewels Bazar, Inc. (collectively, "Plaintiffs")'s motion for leave to amend their complaint is granted. See Cal. Code Civ. P. §§ 473(a)(1) and 576.

    Leave to amend is liberally granted. See Bettencourt v. Hennessy Industries, Inc. (2012) 205 Cal. App. 4th 1103, 1111. Courts...

  • GARY WOODS VS. DAVID DIMERCURIO

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Gary Woods ("Plaintiff")'s motion for Request for Admissions (Set One) (the "Discovery Request") to Defendant David Dimercurio ("Defendant") to be deemed admitted, and for sanctions, is granted in part.

    Plaintiff's request that the documents and matters specified in the Discovery Request ...

  • WILKINS VS WALMART INC

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Benjamin G. Berkley ("Movant")'s motion to be relieved as counsel for Plaintiff Erin Wilkins ("Plaintiff") is granted.

    The court deems Plaintiff's lack of opposition to be a concession as to the motion's merits. In addition, Movant cites irreconcilable differences concerning the future handling of ...

  • ALBRIGHT VS. BURZYNSKI

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Chad Albright ("Plaintiff")'s motion for terminating sanctions or, alternatively, compliance with the court's discovery orders, and for monetary sanctions, is granted.

    The court deems Defendant Lawrence Burzynzki aka Lawrence Burns aka Larry Burns ("Defendant")'s lack of opposition to be ...

  • SHARON DOYLE VS. JAMES GOTO

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Albert Ryan ("Defendant")'s motion for attorney's fees and costs is granted. California Code of Civil Procedure ("CCP") § 425.16(c) provides that, subject to various exceptions, "a prevailing defendant on a special motion to strike shall be entitled to recover his or her attorney's fees and costs...

  • AMBASSADOR REAL ESTATE INC VS KASHAY

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion to compel initial discovery responses is taken off calendar. Plaintiff did not file any moving papers. The court will address the parties' outstanding discovery disputes, if any, at the hearing on Defendant's special motion to strike.

    ...

  • FRANKEL VS TESORO

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants Vince Sampo and Sampo Engineering, Inc. (collectively, "Defendants")'s motion to strike portions of the second amended complaint is granted in part and denied in part. On August 6, 2020, Plaintiff Lawrence S. Frankel ("Plaintiff") voluntarily dismissed his request for attorney's fees as to all c...

  • ATHLEISURE INC VS THE RH RESTAURANT GROUP LLC

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Robert Ruiz ("Defendant")'s motion to vacate entry of default is granted. See Cal. Code Civ. P. § 473(b).

    The court deems Plaintiff Athleisure, Inc. ("Plaintiff")'s lack of opposition to be a concession as to the motion's merits. In addition, the court finds that Defendant has met his bur...

  • FRANKEL VS TESORO

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants Vince Sampo and Sampo Engineering, Inc. (collectively, "Defendants") demurrer to the second amended complaint (the "Complaint") is sustained in part and overruled in part. Defendants' request for judicial notice is taken as requested.

    On August 6, 2020, Plaintiff Lawrence S. Frankel ("Pl...

  • AMBASSADOR REAL ESTATE INC VS KASHAY

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Lynna Kashay ("Defendant")'s special motion to strike is denied. See Cal. Code Civ. P. § 425.16. On July 10, 2020, the court directed Defendant to file a supplemental brief by August 28, 2020. Plaintiffs Ambassador Real Estate Inc. and Lowell Robert Fuselier (collectively, "Plaintiffs")'s reply, ...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Jacqueline M. Stern

  • WILKINS VS WALMART INC

    Sep 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Walmart Inc. ("Defendant")'s motion to compel Plaintiff Erin Wilkins ("Plaintiff")'s deposition is granted.

    Plaintiff's arguments that the notice of motion and motion are procedurally defective are unavailing. The notice of motion states that Defendant is seeking relief under California C...

  • LENHERT VS LAKRITZ

    Sep 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants Leor Lakritz, Carlsbad Village Drive Partnership, Bbk FES, LLC, Dafna Gilboa, an individual and Dafna Gilboa, as trustee of the Dafna Gilboa Irrevocable Family Trust, Elisha Gilboa, Terrance J. Carroll, Judi A. Carroll, Benjamin Balsam, Taffa Balsam, Bruce Epstein, Esterly Enterprises, Ephram Sh...

  • MICHELLE NAKADATE AND JOHN TOLLISON VS JAYCO INC

    Sep 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Jayco, Inc. ("Defendant")'s motion to stay action is granted. See Cal. Code Civ. P. § 410.30(a).

    As an initial matter, Plaintiffs Michelle E. Nakadate and John N. Tollison (collectively, "Plaintiffs") cite an incorrect standard for a motion to stay under California Code of Civil Procedure...

  • O'CONNOR VS AIMCO SUNSET ESCONDIDO LLC

    Sep 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant/Cross-Defendant The Chamberlain Group, Inc. dba CGI, Inc. ("Movant")'s unopposed application for an order admitting attorney Stephen P. Ellenbecker pro hac vice is conditionally granted. See Cal. R. Ct. 9.40.

    Movant's application is granted subject to Movant filing by the hearing date: (1...

  • LENHERT VS LAKRITZ

    Sep 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants Leor Lakritz, Carlsbad Village Drive Partnership, Bbk FES, LLC, Dafna Gilboa, an individual and Dafna Gilboa, as trustee of the Dafna Gilboa Irrevocable Family Trust, Elisha Gilboa, Terrance J. Carroll, Judi A. Carroll, Benjamin Balsam, Taffa Balsam, Bruce Epstein, Esterly Enterprises, Ephram Sh...

  • CAREN MARTELLO VS MARTELLO

    Sep 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Caren Martello ("Plaintiff")'s motion for leave to file a second amended complaint is denied without prejudice.

    As an initial matter, Plaintiff is correct that Defendant Larry Martello, Trustee of the Edith Martello Family Trust ("Defendant") filed his opposition one day late. See Cal. Co...

  • LENHERT VS LAKRITZ

    Sep 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants Leor Lakritz, Carlsbad Village Drive Partnership, Bbk FES, LLC, Dafna Gilboa, an individual and Dafna Gilboa, as trustee of the Dafna Gilboa Irrevocable Family Trust, Elisha Gilboa, Terrance J. Carroll, Judi A. Carroll, Benjamin Balsam, Taffa Balsam, Bruce Epstein, Esterly Enterprises, Ephram Sh...

  • RADOVIC MILOSEVIC

    Sep 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Milica Radovic ("Plaintiff")'s application for a right to attach order and order for issuance of a writ of attachment is granted in part.

    California Code of Civil Procedure ("CCP") § 484.090 requires the court to issue a right to attach order if it finds: "(1) the claim upon which the att...

  • PLAZA HOME MORTGAGE INC VS MCCAFFREY

    Sep 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Plaza Home Mortgage Inc. ("Plaintiff")'s unopposed motion for leave to amend its complaint is granted. See Cal. Code Civ. P. §§ 368.5 and 473(a).

    Plaintiff's request for judicial notice is taken as requested.

    The court deems the lack of opposition by any defendant to be a concessi...

  • PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA VS. FINANCIAL CASUALTY & SURETY INC

    Sep 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion for an order for county counsel to recover attorney's fees out of forfeited bail money is granted.

    The court deems Defendant's lack of opposition to be a concession as to the motion's merits. In addition, the court finds good cause to award Plaintiff its attorney's fees and costs...

  • LENHERT VS LAKRITZ

    Sep 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants Leor Lakritz, Carlsbad Village Drive Partnership, Bbk FES, LLC, Dafna Gilboa, an individual and Dafna Gilboa, as trustee of the Dafna Gilboa Irrevocable Family Trust, Elisha Gilboa, Terrance J. Carroll, Judi A. Carroll, Benjamin Balsam, Taffa Balsam, Bruce Epstein, Esterly Enterprises, Ephram Sh...

  • SPECIALTY SCRAP VS ECOLOGY AUTO PARTS

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Specialty Scrap, Inc. ("Plaintiff")'s motion for leave to amend its complaint is granted. See Cal. Code Civ. P. §§ 473(a)(1) and 576.

    As an initial matter, the court finds that the motion is not procedurally defective. The proposed amended complaint (the "First Amended Complaint") is atta...

  • LOVE VS WESELOH CHEVROLET CO

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Teresa Love ("Plaintiff")'s motion to compel Defendant Subaru of America, Inc. ("Defendant") to provide further responses to her amended Requests for Production of Documents (Set Two) (the "Discovery Request") is granted. See Cal. Code Civ. P. § 2031.310(a).

    Plaintiff is not seeking an or...

  • BUSCH VS. UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA INC

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Dennis Busch ("Plaintiff")'s motion to compel Defendant BJT Investments, Inc. ("Defendant")'s further response to Plaintiff's request for production of documents (the "Discovery Request"), and for sanctions, is granted. See Cal. Code Civ. P. § 2031.310(a).

    Defendant's statement of non-opp...

  • JEWELS BAZAR INC VS HILTON RESORTS CORPORATION

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiffs Nitin Jain and Jewels Bazar, Inc. (collectively, "Plaintiffs")'s motion for leave to amend their complaint is granted. See Cal. Code Civ. P. §§ 473(a)(1) and 576.

    Leave to amend is liberally granted. See Bettencourt v. Hennessy Industries, Inc. (2012) 205 Cal. App. 4th 1103, 1111. Courts...

  • GARY WOODS VS. DAVID DIMERCURIO

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Gary Woods ("Plaintiff")'s motion for Request for Admissions (Set One) (the "Discovery Request") to Defendant David Dimercurio ("Defendant") to be deemed admitted, and for sanctions, is granted in part.

    Plaintiff's request that the documents and matters specified in the Discovery Request ...

  • WILKINS VS WALMART INC

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Benjamin G. Berkley ("Movant")'s motion to be relieved as counsel for Plaintiff Erin Wilkins ("Plaintiff") is granted.

    The court deems Plaintiff's lack of opposition to be a concession as to the motion's merits. In addition, Movant cites irreconcilable differences concerning the future handling of ...

  • ALBRIGHT VS. BURZYNSKI

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Chad Albright ("Plaintiff")'s motion for terminating sanctions or, alternatively, compliance with the court's discovery orders, and for monetary sanctions, is granted.

    The court deems Defendant Lawrence Burzynzki aka Lawrence Burns aka Larry Burns ("Defendant")'s lack of opposition to be ...

  • SHARON DOYLE VS. JAMES GOTO

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Albert Ryan ("Defendant")'s motion for attorney's fees and costs is granted. California Code of Civil Procedure ("CCP") § 425.16(c) provides that, subject to various exceptions, "a prevailing defendant on a special motion to strike shall be entitled to recover his or her attorney's fees and costs...

  • AMBASSADOR REAL ESTATE INC VS KASHAY

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion to compel initial discovery responses is taken off calendar. Plaintiff did not file any moving papers. The court will address the parties' outstanding discovery disputes, if any, at the hearing on Defendant's special motion to strike.

    ...

  • FRANKEL VS TESORO

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants Vince Sampo and Sampo Engineering, Inc. (collectively, "Defendants")'s motion to strike portions of the second amended complaint is granted in part and denied in part. On August 6, 2020, Plaintiff Lawrence S. Frankel ("Plaintiff") voluntarily dismissed his request for attorney's fees as to all c...

  • ATHLEISURE INC VS THE RH RESTAURANT GROUP LLC

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Robert Ruiz ("Defendant")'s motion to vacate entry of default is granted. See Cal. Code Civ. P. § 473(b).

    The court deems Plaintiff Athleisure, Inc. ("Plaintiff")'s lack of opposition to be a concession as to the motion's merits. In addition, the court finds that Defendant has met his bur...

  • FRANKEL VS TESORO

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants Vince Sampo and Sampo Engineering, Inc. (collectively, "Defendants") demurrer to the second amended complaint (the "Complaint") is sustained in part and overruled in part. Defendants' request for judicial notice is taken as requested.

    On August 6, 2020, Plaintiff Lawrence S. Frankel ("Pl...

  • AMBASSADOR REAL ESTATE INC VS KASHAY

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Lynna Kashay ("Defendant")'s special motion to strike is denied. See Cal. Code Civ. P. § 425.16. On July 10, 2020, the court directed Defendant to file a supplemental brief by August 28, 2020. Plaintiffs Ambassador Real Estate Inc. and Lowell Robert Fuselier (collectively, "Plaintiffs")'s reply, ...

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