The Honorable Jeffrey B. Barton

San Diego County Superior Court, Department SD-2103

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Biography

The Hon. Jeffrey B. Barton is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former governor Gray Davis in 2001.

Barton earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego. He then received a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1981.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Barton worked as a partner for Lewis, D’Amato, Brisbois and Bisgaard as well as Jennings, Engstand, and Henrickson.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Jeffrey B. Barton

  • LOPEZ VS LUQUIN

    Oct 24, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey B. Barton |  San Diego County, CA

    Tentative Rulings: Defendants' Motion to Tax Costs filed by Plaintiff is granted, as Plaintiff was not the prevailing party for an award of costs under the express language of CCP section 1032(a)(4). "When neither the plaintiff nor defendant obtains any relief, defendant is the prevailing party". CCP secti...

  • LOPEZ VS LUQUIN

    Oct 24, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey B. Barton |  San Diego County, CA

    Tentative Rulings: Cross-Defendant, Ricardo Beas, seeks attorney's fees under Civil Code section 1717 as the prevailing party on the Cross-Complaint brought by the Defendant. The court will hear oral argument. The only written agreement between Cross-Defendant Beas and Cross-Complainant that contained a fe...

  • MICHAEL A BOGUE MD VS. SHARP MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

    Sep 19, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey B. Barton |  San Diego County, CA

    Tentative Rulings: Defendant's Motion for Judgement on the Pleadings: Defendant filed this Motion for Judgement on the Pleading with its Motions in Limine after business hours 5 days before trial. Plaintiff asserts the motion is untimely under CCP section, 438 which requires Motions for Judgment on the Ple...

  • MICHAEL A BOGUE MD VS. SHARP MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

    Sep 19, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey B. Barton |  San Diego County, CA

    Tentative Rulings: Defendant's Motion for Judgement on the Pleadings: Defendant filed this Motion for Judgement on the Pleading with its Motions in Limine after business hours 5 days before trial. Plaintiff asserts the motion is untimely under CCP section, 438 which requires Motions for Judgment on the Ple...

  • LOPEZ VS LUQUIN

    Sep 11, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey B. Barton |  San Diego County, CA

    Tentative Ruling: Plaintiff's Motion to Tax Costs filed by the Luquin defendants is granted and denied, in part as follows: Defendant seeks $49,716.50 in expert witness costs alleging they prevailed in the action and served a valid CCP, section 998 offer prior to trial which was not accepted by the plainti...

  • RONQUILLO VS FCA US LLC

    Sep 10, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey B. Barton |  San Diego County, CA

    Tentative Ruling: Plaintiffs Motion for Fees and Costs incurred in opposing defendant's Motion to Tax is granted and denied in part as follows: 1. The request for costs is taxed/reduced in the amount of $482.50 as no explanation was provided for the travel expense and the amount sought exceeds mileage or t...

  • RONQUILLO VS FCA US LLC

    Jul 9, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey B. Barton |  San Diego County, CA

    Tentative Ruling: Defendant's Motion to Tax Costs is granted and denied in part as follows: The issue for the court in evaluating the costs claimed by plaintiff in prosecuting this matter is whether the costs were reasonably incurred under Civil Code section 1794(c). - The court taxes $1,020 for service of...

  • RONQUILLO VS FCA US LLC

    Apr 30, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey B. Barton |  San Diego County, CA

    Tentative Ruling: Plaintiff brings this motion seeking attorneys fees of $108,547.50, a "lodestar" modifier of .5 in the amount of $54,273.75 and costs of $36,869.04 following a settlement of this "lemon law" action under Civil Code, section 1794(d). In reviewing the file it appears the defendant has filed...

  • RONQUILLO VS FCA US LLC

    Apr 30, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey B. Barton |  San Diego County, CA

    Tentative Ruling: Plaintiff brings this motion seeking attorneys fees of $108,547.50, a "lodestar" modifier of .5 in the amount of $54,273.75 and costs of $36,869.04 following a settlement of this "lemon law" action under Civil Code, section 1794(d). In reviewing the file it appears the defendant has filed...

  • KATHERINE WENRICH VS FRANCISCO TAMAYO

    Apr 24, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey B. Barton |  San Diego County, CA

    Tentative Ruling: Defendant filed a Motion to Tax certain costs after a plaintiff's verdict in the above matter. The court exercises its discretion to allow and reduce certain costs as follows: Item 4: The court declines to tax the deposition reporter fee for the deposition of Dr. Adler. Under the facts an...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Jeffrey B. Barton

  • LOPEZ VS LUQUIN

    Oct 24, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey B. Barton |  San Diego County, CA

    Tentative Rulings: Defendants' Motion to Tax Costs filed by Plaintiff is granted, as Plaintiff was not the prevailing party for an award of costs under the express language of CCP section 1032(a)(4). "When neither the plaintiff nor defendant obtains any relief, defendant is the prevailing party". CCP secti...

  • LOPEZ VS LUQUIN

    Oct 24, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey B. Barton |  San Diego County, CA

    Tentative Rulings: Cross-Defendant, Ricardo Beas, seeks attorney's fees under Civil Code section 1717 as the prevailing party on the Cross-Complaint brought by the Defendant. The court will hear oral argument. The only written agreement between Cross-Defendant Beas and Cross-Complainant that contained a fe...

  • MICHAEL A BOGUE MD VS. SHARP MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

    Sep 19, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey B. Barton |  San Diego County, CA

    Tentative Rulings: Defendant's Motion for Judgement on the Pleadings: Defendant filed this Motion for Judgement on the Pleading with its Motions in Limine after business hours 5 days before trial. Plaintiff asserts the motion is untimely under CCP section, 438 which requires Motions for Judgment on the Ple...

  • MICHAEL A BOGUE MD VS. SHARP MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

    Sep 19, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey B. Barton |  San Diego County, CA

    Tentative Rulings: Defendant's Motion for Judgement on the Pleadings: Defendant filed this Motion for Judgement on the Pleading with its Motions in Limine after business hours 5 days before trial. Plaintiff asserts the motion is untimely under CCP section, 438 which requires Motions for Judgment on the Ple...

  • LOPEZ VS LUQUIN

    Sep 11, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey B. Barton |  San Diego County, CA

    Tentative Ruling: Plaintiff's Motion to Tax Costs filed by the Luquin defendants is granted and denied, in part as follows: Defendant seeks $49,716.50 in expert witness costs alleging they prevailed in the action and served a valid CCP, section 998 offer prior to trial which was not accepted by the plainti...

  • RONQUILLO VS FCA US LLC

    Sep 10, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey B. Barton |  San Diego County, CA

    Tentative Ruling: Plaintiffs Motion for Fees and Costs incurred in opposing defendant's Motion to Tax is granted and denied in part as follows: 1. The request for costs is taxed/reduced in the amount of $482.50 as no explanation was provided for the travel expense and the amount sought exceeds mileage or t...

  • RONQUILLO VS FCA US LLC

    Jul 9, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey B. Barton |  San Diego County, CA

    Tentative Ruling: Defendant's Motion to Tax Costs is granted and denied in part as follows: The issue for the court in evaluating the costs claimed by plaintiff in prosecuting this matter is whether the costs were reasonably incurred under Civil Code section 1794(c). - The court taxes $1,020 for service of...

  • RONQUILLO VS FCA US LLC

    Apr 30, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey B. Barton |  San Diego County, CA

    Tentative Ruling: Plaintiff brings this motion seeking attorneys fees of $108,547.50, a "lodestar" modifier of .5 in the amount of $54,273.75 and costs of $36,869.04 following a settlement of this "lemon law" action under Civil Code, section 1794(d). In reviewing the file it appears the defendant has filed...

  • RONQUILLO VS FCA US LLC

    Apr 30, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey B. Barton |  San Diego County, CA

    Tentative Ruling: Plaintiff brings this motion seeking attorneys fees of $108,547.50, a "lodestar" modifier of .5 in the amount of $54,273.75 and costs of $36,869.04 following a settlement of this "lemon law" action under Civil Code, section 1794(d). In reviewing the file it appears the defendant has filed...

  • KATHERINE WENRICH VS FRANCISCO TAMAYO

    Apr 24, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey B. Barton |  San Diego County, CA

    Tentative Ruling: Defendant filed a Motion to Tax certain costs after a plaintiff's verdict in the above matter. The court exercises its discretion to allow and reduce certain costs as follows: Item 4: The court declines to tax the deposition reporter fee for the deposition of Dr. Adler. Under the facts an...

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