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

  • WOOD VS ESTATE OF MARIAN KUBIC

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Emerald Lake Village Homeowners' Association ("HOA") Motion to Tax Costs of the Estate of Marian Kubic ("Kubic" or "estate") is granted, in part.

    As a preliminary matter, the court will not broaden the verified Memorandum of Costs to include additional expenses not specifically included when it was...

  • CHAMPIR, LLC VS FAIRBANKS RANCH ASSOCIATION

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Fairbanks Ranch Association's motion to strike costs is denied. Judicial notice is taken as requested.

    The Court previously determined that Plaintiffs are the prevailing parties and are entitled to attorney fees under Civil Code section 5975(c). (See, ROA 172 – Minute Order dated Nov. 5, ...

  • SUPERIOR FLOOD RESTORATION INC VS HOLEHAN

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Margaret Holehan's Motion to Dismiss for Forum Non Conveniens is denied. Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 410.30(a), the court may stay or dismiss an action if the court finds that in the interest of substantial justice, an action filed in California should be adjudicated elsewhere. Th...

  • CREDITORS ADJUSTMENT BUREAU INC VS CHUNG

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Creditors Adjustment Bureau, Inc.'s motion for terminating and monetary sanctions is granted. (Code Civ. Proc., §§ 2031.320(c), 2030.290(c), 2023.010(d) & (g), 2023.030(d)(1).) On March 6, 2020, the Court continued this matter to provide Defendant Danny Chung a final opportunity to serve complete...

  • STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE VS

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company's unopposed motion to vacate the Court's dismissal is taken off calendar.

    First, Plaintiff has not provided any legal authority showing service by mail on Defendant's counsel following dismissal of the case is enough to effectuate service.

  • STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY VS AGUILAR

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company's unopposed motion to deem requests for admissions admitted is granted. (C.C.P. § 2033.280(b)-(c).)

    Plaintiff's Requests for Admissions, Set One, are deemed admitted by Defendant Agustina Aguilar. The Court further orders Defendant Agustina A...

  • HELOU SAAB VS CALIFORNIA DEPOSITION REPORTERS, INC.

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants California Deposition Reporters, Inc., Richard Kirk and Rebecca Kirk's demurrer to the First Amended Complaint (FAC) is overruled in part and sustained in part with leave to amend. Plaintiffs' objection to Defendants' request for judicial notice as to Exhibits A, B and C is overruled. However, j...

  • HELOU SAAB VS CALIFORNIA DEPOSITION REPORTERS, INC.

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants California Deposition Reporters, Inc., Richard Kirk and Rebecca Kirk's motion to strike portions of Plaintiffs' amended complaint is granted in part and denied in part. Plaintiffs' objection to Defendants' request for judicial notice as to Exhibits A, B and C is overruled. However, judicial noti...

  • SAN DIEGO DRYWALL CORPRATION VS LAKEROSE PROPERTIES, LTD

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff San Diego Drywall Corporation's unopposed Motion to Stay Action Pending Arbitration ("motion") is taken off calendar for defective service.

    Plaintiff served the motion by mail on Defendant's attorney. However, there is no Proof of Service showing that Defendant has been served with the su...

  • NUSSDORF MD VS. SMITH

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Before the Court is a motion for prejudgment interest by Plaintiff Andrew Cohen, Successor Trustee of the Raphael T. Nussdorf Trust, dated March 6, 1987. (ROA 148.)

    The Court takes the matter off calendar for lack of jurisdiction. The record does not reflect – and the Court is not in receipt of - a...

  • SUPERIOR FLOOD RESTORATION INC VS HOLEHAN

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Margaret Holehan's Motion to Dismiss for Forum Non Conveniens is denied. Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 410.30(a), the court may stay or dismiss an action if the court finds that in the interest of substantial justice, an action filed in California should be adjudicated elsewhere. Th...

  • ALBRIGHT VS. BURZYNSKI

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Chad Albright's unopposed Motion for Order that Matters in Request for Admissions be Deemed Admitted and imposing Monetary Sanction is granted. The court deems the lack of opposition to the motion to be a concession as to the merits of the motion.

    In April 2019, Plaintiff served Request f...

  • GEORGE BERKA VS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Southern California Edison's demurrer to the complaint is sustained with leave to amend. Plaintiff has met his burden of demonstrating a reasonable probability that he can amend the complaint to correct to state facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action. Thus, the court sustains the demurr...

  • CREDITORS ADJUSTMENT BUREAU INC VS CHUNG

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Creditors Adjustment Bureau, Inc.'s motion for terminating and monetary sanctions is continued to 1:30 p.m. on March 13, 2020, pursuant to the Court's motion.

    The purpose of this continuance is to provide Defendant Danny Chung a final opportunity to serve complete, verified responses to P...

  • JOHNSON VS ARCH HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiffs Todd Johnson and Lucy Johnson's motion requesting relief from provisions of Government Code § 945.4 is granted.

    On May 28, 2019, plaintiffs filed a complaint asserting claims for medical negligence and loss of consortium arising from the allegations that defendants nicked or punctured an...

  • RAISER VS AMERICAN LAW SERVICE

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Before the Court is Plaintiff Aaron Raiser's motion to vacate the Court's order granting attorney Jennifer Cottis' motion to be relieved as counsel. (ROA 28.)

    This matter came before the Court on February 7, 2020 (ROA 50) and February 21, 2020 (ROA 56). Each time the Court allowed Plaintiff an oppo...

  • YAZBECK VS PEATROSS

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Daniel Yazbeck's unopposed motion for leave file an amended complaint is granted. (Code Civ. Proc. § 473(a).) Plaintiff shall file the amended complaint by March 20, 2020.

    ...

  • GONZALEZ-COLLAZO VS SANTIAGO

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Before the Court is Plaintiff Martha Gonzalez-Collazo's unopposed motion for leave file an amended complaint is granted. (Code Civ. Proc. § 473(a).)

    The Court received correspondence from Defendant's counsel on February 18, 2020, indicating he is incapacitated and that he advised Defendant to obtai...

  • ALBRIGHT VS. BURZYNSKI

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Chad Albright's unopposed Motion for Order Compelling Responses to Form Interrogatories and for Monetary Sanctions is granted. The court deems the lack of opposition to the motion to be a concession as to the merits of the motion.

    In April 2019, Plaintiff served Form Interrogatories (Set ...

  • GONZALEZ-COLLAZO VS SANTIAGO

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Before the Court is Plaintiff Martha Gonzalez-Collazo's unopposed motion for leave file an amended complaint is granted. (Code Civ. Proc. § 473(a).)

    The Court received correspondence from Defendant's counsel on February 18, 2020, indicating he is incapacitated and that he advised Defendant to obtai...

  • ALBRIGHT VS. BURZYNSKI

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Chad Albright's unopposed Motion for Order Compelling Responses to Special Interrogatories and for Monetary Sanctions is granted. The court deems the lack of opposition to the motion to be a concession as to the merits of the motion.

    In April 2019, Plaintiff served Special Interrogatories...

  • SHARON DOYLE VS. JAMES GOTO

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Albert Ryan's special motion to strike Plaintiff's complaint is granted. (Code Civ. Proc. § 425.16.)

    The Court deems the lack of opposition to the motion to be a concession as to the merits of the motion. Moreover, the Court finds Defendant met his burden of showing that the challenged al...

  • JOHNSON VS ARCH HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiffs Todd Johnson and Lucy Johnson's motion requesting relief from provisions of Government Code § 945.4 is granted.

    On May 28, 2019, plaintiffs filed a complaint asserting claims for medical negligence and loss of consortium arising from the allegations that defendants nicked or punctured an...

  • SHARON DOYLE VS. JAMES GOTO

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Albert Ryan's special motion to strike Plaintiff's complaint is granted. (Code Civ. Proc. § 425.16.)

    The Court deems the lack of opposition to the motion to be a concession as to the merits of the motion. Moreover, the Court finds Defendant met his burden of showing that the challenged al...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Jacqueline M. Stern

  • WOOD VS ESTATE OF MARIAN KUBIC

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Emerald Lake Village Homeowners' Association ("HOA") Motion to Tax Costs of the Estate of Marian Kubic ("Kubic" or "estate") is granted, in part.

    As a preliminary matter, the court will not broaden the verified Memorandum of Costs to include additional expenses not specifically included when it was...

  • CHAMPIR, LLC VS FAIRBANKS RANCH ASSOCIATION

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Fairbanks Ranch Association's motion to strike costs is denied. Judicial notice is taken as requested.

    The Court previously determined that Plaintiffs are the prevailing parties and are entitled to attorney fees under Civil Code section 5975(c). (See, ROA 172 – Minute Order dated Nov. 5, ...

  • SUPERIOR FLOOD RESTORATION INC VS HOLEHAN

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Margaret Holehan's Motion to Dismiss for Forum Non Conveniens is denied. Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 410.30(a), the court may stay or dismiss an action if the court finds that in the interest of substantial justice, an action filed in California should be adjudicated elsewhere. Th...

  • CREDITORS ADJUSTMENT BUREAU INC VS CHUNG

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Creditors Adjustment Bureau, Inc.'s motion for terminating and monetary sanctions is granted. (Code Civ. Proc., §§ 2031.320(c), 2030.290(c), 2023.010(d) & (g), 2023.030(d)(1).) On March 6, 2020, the Court continued this matter to provide Defendant Danny Chung a final opportunity to serve complete...

  • STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE VS

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company's unopposed motion to vacate the Court's dismissal is taken off calendar.

    First, Plaintiff has not provided any legal authority showing service by mail on Defendant's counsel following dismissal of the case is enough to effectuate service.

  • STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY VS AGUILAR

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company's unopposed motion to deem requests for admissions admitted is granted. (C.C.P. § 2033.280(b)-(c).)

    Plaintiff's Requests for Admissions, Set One, are deemed admitted by Defendant Agustina Aguilar. The Court further orders Defendant Agustina A...

  • HELOU SAAB VS CALIFORNIA DEPOSITION REPORTERS, INC.

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants California Deposition Reporters, Inc., Richard Kirk and Rebecca Kirk's demurrer to the First Amended Complaint (FAC) is overruled in part and sustained in part with leave to amend. Plaintiffs' objection to Defendants' request for judicial notice as to Exhibits A, B and C is overruled. However, j...

  • HELOU SAAB VS CALIFORNIA DEPOSITION REPORTERS, INC.

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants California Deposition Reporters, Inc., Richard Kirk and Rebecca Kirk's motion to strike portions of Plaintiffs' amended complaint is granted in part and denied in part. Plaintiffs' objection to Defendants' request for judicial notice as to Exhibits A, B and C is overruled. However, judicial noti...

  • SAN DIEGO DRYWALL CORPRATION VS LAKEROSE PROPERTIES, LTD

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff San Diego Drywall Corporation's unopposed Motion to Stay Action Pending Arbitration ("motion") is taken off calendar for defective service.

    Plaintiff served the motion by mail on Defendant's attorney. However, there is no Proof of Service showing that Defendant has been served with the su...

  • NUSSDORF MD VS. SMITH

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Before the Court is a motion for prejudgment interest by Plaintiff Andrew Cohen, Successor Trustee of the Raphael T. Nussdorf Trust, dated March 6, 1987. (ROA 148.)

    The Court takes the matter off calendar for lack of jurisdiction. The record does not reflect – and the Court is not in receipt of - a...

  • SUPERIOR FLOOD RESTORATION INC VS HOLEHAN

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Margaret Holehan's Motion to Dismiss for Forum Non Conveniens is denied. Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 410.30(a), the court may stay or dismiss an action if the court finds that in the interest of substantial justice, an action filed in California should be adjudicated elsewhere. Th...

  • ALBRIGHT VS. BURZYNSKI

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Chad Albright's unopposed Motion for Order that Matters in Request for Admissions be Deemed Admitted and imposing Monetary Sanction is granted. The court deems the lack of opposition to the motion to be a concession as to the merits of the motion.

    In April 2019, Plaintiff served Request f...

  • GEORGE BERKA VS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Southern California Edison's demurrer to the complaint is sustained with leave to amend. Plaintiff has met his burden of demonstrating a reasonable probability that he can amend the complaint to correct to state facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action. Thus, the court sustains the demurr...

  • CREDITORS ADJUSTMENT BUREAU INC VS CHUNG

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Creditors Adjustment Bureau, Inc.'s motion for terminating and monetary sanctions is continued to 1:30 p.m. on March 13, 2020, pursuant to the Court's motion.

    The purpose of this continuance is to provide Defendant Danny Chung a final opportunity to serve complete, verified responses to P...

  • JOHNSON VS ARCH HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiffs Todd Johnson and Lucy Johnson's motion requesting relief from provisions of Government Code § 945.4 is granted.

    On May 28, 2019, plaintiffs filed a complaint asserting claims for medical negligence and loss of consortium arising from the allegations that defendants nicked or punctured an...

  • RAISER VS AMERICAN LAW SERVICE

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Before the Court is Plaintiff Aaron Raiser's motion to vacate the Court's order granting attorney Jennifer Cottis' motion to be relieved as counsel. (ROA 28.)

    This matter came before the Court on February 7, 2020 (ROA 50) and February 21, 2020 (ROA 56). Each time the Court allowed Plaintiff an oppo...

  • YAZBECK VS PEATROSS

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Daniel Yazbeck's unopposed motion for leave file an amended complaint is granted. (Code Civ. Proc. § 473(a).) Plaintiff shall file the amended complaint by March 20, 2020.

    ...

  • GONZALEZ-COLLAZO VS SANTIAGO

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Before the Court is Plaintiff Martha Gonzalez-Collazo's unopposed motion for leave file an amended complaint is granted. (Code Civ. Proc. § 473(a).)

    The Court received correspondence from Defendant's counsel on February 18, 2020, indicating he is incapacitated and that he advised Defendant to obtai...

  • ALBRIGHT VS. BURZYNSKI

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Chad Albright's unopposed Motion for Order Compelling Responses to Form Interrogatories and for Monetary Sanctions is granted. The court deems the lack of opposition to the motion to be a concession as to the merits of the motion.

    In April 2019, Plaintiff served Form Interrogatories (Set ...

  • GONZALEZ-COLLAZO VS SANTIAGO

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Before the Court is Plaintiff Martha Gonzalez-Collazo's unopposed motion for leave file an amended complaint is granted. (Code Civ. Proc. § 473(a).)

    The Court received correspondence from Defendant's counsel on February 18, 2020, indicating he is incapacitated and that he advised Defendant to obtai...

  • ALBRIGHT VS. BURZYNSKI

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Chad Albright's unopposed Motion for Order Compelling Responses to Special Interrogatories and for Monetary Sanctions is granted. The court deems the lack of opposition to the motion to be a concession as to the merits of the motion.

    In April 2019, Plaintiff served Special Interrogatories...

  • SHARON DOYLE VS. JAMES GOTO

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Albert Ryan's special motion to strike Plaintiff's complaint is granted. (Code Civ. Proc. § 425.16.)

    The Court deems the lack of opposition to the motion to be a concession as to the merits of the motion. Moreover, the Court finds Defendant met his burden of showing that the challenged al...

  • JOHNSON VS ARCH HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiffs Todd Johnson and Lucy Johnson's motion requesting relief from provisions of Government Code § 945.4 is granted.

    On May 28, 2019, plaintiffs filed a complaint asserting claims for medical negligence and loss of consortium arising from the allegations that defendants nicked or punctured an...

  • SHARON DOYLE VS. JAMES GOTO

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Albert Ryan's special motion to strike Plaintiff's complaint is granted. (Code Civ. Proc. § 425.16.)

    The Court deems the lack of opposition to the motion to be a concession as to the merits of the motion. Moreover, the Court finds Defendant met his burden of showing that the challenged al...

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