The Honorable Jennifer V. Dollard

Sonoma County Superior Court, Department Courtroom 18

Biography

The Hon. Jennifer V. Dollard is a judge for the Superior Court of Sonoma County in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown in 2017, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Gary A. Medvigy.

Dollard earned a B.A. in dramatic art from the University of California, Davis in 1989. She then completed a J.D. from Southwestern University Law School in 1994.

She began her legal career as an assistant staff judge advocate in the United States Air Force in 1994. Four years later, she concluded her service and joined the Office of the District Attorney of Shasta County as a deputy district attorney. Her time there would be brief, as she quickly accepted a position as the first legal research attorney with the Superior Court of Shasta County in 1999.

Then, in 2007, Dollard was selected to serve as a court commissioner for the Superior Court of Shasta County. She held that position for the next seven years, eventually transferring to the Superior Court of Sonoma County in 2014. She held that position until her appointment to the bench in 2017.

Dollard was born in Redding, California. She graduated from Enterprise High School in 1985.

She is registered without party preference.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Jennifer V. Dollard

  • ALEXANDER V. TODOROVA

    Mar 26, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Appearances required.
    This is on calendar for defendant debtor’s claim of exemption for $4659.32 levied upon from her bank account. Defendant cites two potentially applicable exemptions: (1) CCP §704.110 regarding public pensions; and (2) CCP § 704.140 for personal injury damages or settlement.
    P...

  • SCOMA V. NUGGET MARKETS, INC.

    Mar 26, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Plaintiff moves for leave to file a first amended complaint, which would add eight causes of action. The motion is unopposed. However, no proof of service was filed. If on or before the hearing date plaintiff files with the court proof of timely service on the other parties, the court is inclined to grant ...

  • BLACK V. NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC

    Mar 26, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Appearances required.

    ...

  • LOONEY V. PROHIBITION LOUNGE, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION

    Mar 26, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Plaintiff’s unopposed motion for appointment of receiver pursuant to CCP §708.630, and to appoint Michael Brewer as receiver is granted. The court finds appointment of a receiver to seize and sell defendants’ liquor license (number 571112) is warranted under the circumstances. Based on Mr. Brewer’s declara...

  • ABEL V. MCCUTCHAN, JR.

    Mar 26, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Defendants’ motion for Judgment on the Pleadings as to Richard Abel’s November 2, 2018 Complaint is DENIED.
    Defendants’ request for judicial notice is granted.
    Defendants’ argument that the statute of limitations, specifically CCP section 340.6, bars all of Plaintiff’s causes of action as a matte...

  • KING V. VISTA SONOMA SENIOR LIVING, LP

    Mar 19, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Defendants FPI Management, Inc. and Jennifer Johnson move to compel further discovery responses from plaintiffs Patricia King and Susan Ridge.
    Late opposition was filed and served by mail. Per the opposition, plaintiffs have served supplemental responses to the discovery requests.
    Defendants’ rep...

  • DRIGGERS V. LORING SMART ROAST, INC.

    Mar 19, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Plaintiff’s unopposed motions for final approval of class action settlement and for fees and costs are GRANTED.
    The gross settlement amount in this action is $450,000. The average settlement share to be paid to the 59 participating class members is $4,156.78 with the highest settlement share being app...

  • BJORKLUND V. CRC LUXURY MOTORS, LLC

    Mar 19, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Plaintiff’s unopposed motion to enter stipulated judgment is GRANTED. The court awards plaintiff $1,890 in attorney’s fees and costs for prevailing on the motion.

    ...

  • MATTER OF HANS HOOGENDOORN TRUST

    Mar 12, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    This is on calendar for petitioner David Hoogendoorn’s motion to file an amended petition pursuant to CCP §§473 and 576. The motion is unopposed, however, no proof of service was filed. If petitioner files a proof of service on or before the hearing demonstrating timely service of the motion, the court is ...

  • PERRY V. JOHNSON

    Mar 12, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Defendant Amber Hackett Johnson’s demurrer is OVERRULED and the motion to strike is DENIED. Defendant Aaron Johnson’s concurrent motion to compel was dropped from calendar by the moving party.
    In this action, plaintiff alleges she was assaulted and battered by the Johnson defendants at the home of the...

  • MATTER OF ROBERT G. BOWEN TRUST

    Mar 12, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Petitioner Connie Weeks’ motion to quash or modify third party subpoenas is GRANTED.
    The subpoenas at issue in this motion to quash directed third parties to produce documents at petitioner Weeks’ contempt trial. Five days before the trial was held, Weeks filed and served her motion to quash. At the t...

  • MATTER OF ROBERT L. FORSYTHE TRUST

    Mar 12, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Petitioner Lupton’s motion to compel further responses is GRANTED IN PART.
    This is a probate action in which petitioner, a residual beneficiary of the Robert L. Forsythe and Brenda D. Gormley Revocable Trust, seeks a court order: (1) construing the language of the trust to conform to decedent Robert F...

  • HAWK V. WRIGHT

    Mar 05, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    This is on calendar for Defendants Wright Realty’s, Philip A. Wright’s and the Wright Family Trust’s motion to compel non-party witness Bruce Hiner, Psy.D.’s (Hiner) compliance with subpoenas. Defendants contend they served Hiner with the subpoenas on October 3, 2018 seeking documents related to the minor ...

  • BROOKE V. AURORA BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE-SANTA ROSA, LLC

    Mar 05, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    This matter is continued to April 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Department 19

    ...

  • LANGLEY V. SHULTZ REAL ESTATE & ASSOCIATES, INC

    Mar 05, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    This is on calendar for Defendants Real Property Advocates, Inc. dba ReMax Pros, Norcal Gold, Inc., and Robin Miller’s (the Defendants) motion to strike the Complaint’s prayer for attorney fees and punitive damages. Defendants contend that the facts alleged in the Complaint fail to provide any authority (s...

  • PLICHCIK V. PLICHCIK

    Mar 05, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    This is on calendar for Defendant Rock Plichick’s (Defendant) motion to compel responses to written discovery and to deem requests for admissions admitted; and for discovery sanctions, including terminating sanctions.
    Defendant avers that on June 28, 2018, he served Plaintiff, by mail, Form and Specia...

  • DURAND V. DURAND

    Mar 05, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Defendant’s motion for order releasing one-half of the insurance proceeds and expunging notice of the pendency of action is GRANTED. Defendant’s request for judicial notice is granted except as to the transcript of the August 29, 2018 demurrer hearing. This is an action between a formerly married couple wh...

  • URALLI V. SHEA

    Feb 26, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Plaintiff’s counsel, Thomas P. Kelly, Jr. moves to withdraw. The motion was original set for hearing on December 21, 2018 in Department 16. However, due to the recusal of the judicial officer, the court reassigned the case to Department 18 and re-set the matter for hearing on February 27, 2019. Meanwhile, ...

  • CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A. V. CALDERON

    Feb 26, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Plaintiff’s unopposed motion for judgment on the pleadings is GRANTED WITHOUT LEAVE TO AMEND. The court also grants plaintiff’s request for judicial notice of the order granting plaintiff’s motion for an order that matters in request for admission of truth of facts be admitted.
    The court finds the com...

  • DURAND V. DURAND

    Feb 26, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Defendant’s motion to strike portions of the second amended complaint is DENIED without prejudice. Defendant failed to file a memorandum of points and authorities in support of his motion as required by California Rules of Court, Rule 3.1112. Subdivisions (a) and (b) of Rule 3.1112 state:
    (a) Memorand...

  • ROBINSON V. ARSHI

    Feb 22, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Defendant’s motion to strike or tax costs is DENIED.
    This action involved various real estate transactions in which plaintiff was represented by a real estate broker, defendant Arshi. Plaintiff was unable to obtain financing to purchase property located in Cloverdale so Arshi purchased the property wi...

  • WEEKS V. BOWEN

    Feb 22, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Plaintiff’s motion for interlocutory judgment on the pleadings is GRANTED, and plaintiff’s demurrer to the amended cross-complaint is OVERRULED.
    Plaintiff Weeks (“plaintiff”) and defendant Bowen (“Bowen”) jointly own real property in Santa Rosa at 4581 Lambert Drive. Plaintiff filed a complaint for pa...

  • HATFIELD V. BAUER

    Feb 22, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Plaintiff Benjamin Hatfield (“Plaintiff”) filed a complaint against Anita C. Bauer and Blake O. Bauer (together the “Bauer Defendants”), Airbnb, Inc., Airbnb Samara, Inc., and Airbnb Payments, Inc. (together the “Airbnb Defendants”, collectively with the Bauer Defendants “Defendants”) for personal injuries...

  • MALDONADO V. GOLDEN GATE BELL

    Feb 22, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Plaintiff’s motion to file an amended and supplemental complaint pursuant to CCP §464 is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
    This is an employment discrimination action filed while plaintiff was still employed by defendant Golden Gate Bell, LLC. In her proposed supplemental pleading, plaintiff alleges that afte...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Jennifer V. Dollard

  • ALEXANDER V. TODOROVA

    Mar 26, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Appearances required.
    This is on calendar for defendant debtor’s claim of exemption for $4659.32 levied upon from her bank account. Defendant cites two potentially applicable exemptions: (1) CCP §704.110 regarding public pensions; and (2) CCP § 704.140 for personal injury damages or settlement.
    P...

  • SCOMA V. NUGGET MARKETS, INC.

    Mar 26, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Plaintiff moves for leave to file a first amended complaint, which would add eight causes of action. The motion is unopposed. However, no proof of service was filed. If on or before the hearing date plaintiff files with the court proof of timely service on the other parties, the court is inclined to grant ...

  • BLACK V. NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC

    Mar 26, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Appearances required.

    ...

  • LOONEY V. PROHIBITION LOUNGE, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION

    Mar 26, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Plaintiff’s unopposed motion for appointment of receiver pursuant to CCP §708.630, and to appoint Michael Brewer as receiver is granted. The court finds appointment of a receiver to seize and sell defendants’ liquor license (number 571112) is warranted under the circumstances. Based on Mr. Brewer’s declara...

  • ABEL V. MCCUTCHAN, JR.

    Mar 26, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Defendants’ motion for Judgment on the Pleadings as to Richard Abel’s November 2, 2018 Complaint is DENIED.
    Defendants’ request for judicial notice is granted.
    Defendants’ argument that the statute of limitations, specifically CCP section 340.6, bars all of Plaintiff’s causes of action as a matte...

  • KING V. VISTA SONOMA SENIOR LIVING, LP

    Mar 19, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Defendants FPI Management, Inc. and Jennifer Johnson move to compel further discovery responses from plaintiffs Patricia King and Susan Ridge.
    Late opposition was filed and served by mail. Per the opposition, plaintiffs have served supplemental responses to the discovery requests.
    Defendants’ rep...

  • DRIGGERS V. LORING SMART ROAST, INC.

    Mar 19, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Plaintiff’s unopposed motions for final approval of class action settlement and for fees and costs are GRANTED.
    The gross settlement amount in this action is $450,000. The average settlement share to be paid to the 59 participating class members is $4,156.78 with the highest settlement share being app...

  • BJORKLUND V. CRC LUXURY MOTORS, LLC

    Mar 19, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Plaintiff’s unopposed motion to enter stipulated judgment is GRANTED. The court awards plaintiff $1,890 in attorney’s fees and costs for prevailing on the motion.

    ...

  • MATTER OF HANS HOOGENDOORN TRUST

    Mar 12, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    This is on calendar for petitioner David Hoogendoorn’s motion to file an amended petition pursuant to CCP §§473 and 576. The motion is unopposed, however, no proof of service was filed. If petitioner files a proof of service on or before the hearing demonstrating timely service of the motion, the court is ...

  • PERRY V. JOHNSON

    Mar 12, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Defendant Amber Hackett Johnson’s demurrer is OVERRULED and the motion to strike is DENIED. Defendant Aaron Johnson’s concurrent motion to compel was dropped from calendar by the moving party.
    In this action, plaintiff alleges she was assaulted and battered by the Johnson defendants at the home of the...

  • MATTER OF ROBERT G. BOWEN TRUST

    Mar 12, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Petitioner Connie Weeks’ motion to quash or modify third party subpoenas is GRANTED.
    The subpoenas at issue in this motion to quash directed third parties to produce documents at petitioner Weeks’ contempt trial. Five days before the trial was held, Weeks filed and served her motion to quash. At the t...

  • MATTER OF ROBERT L. FORSYTHE TRUST

    Mar 12, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Petitioner Lupton’s motion to compel further responses is GRANTED IN PART.
    This is a probate action in which petitioner, a residual beneficiary of the Robert L. Forsythe and Brenda D. Gormley Revocable Trust, seeks a court order: (1) construing the language of the trust to conform to decedent Robert F...

  • HAWK V. WRIGHT

    Mar 05, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    This is on calendar for Defendants Wright Realty’s, Philip A. Wright’s and the Wright Family Trust’s motion to compel non-party witness Bruce Hiner, Psy.D.’s (Hiner) compliance with subpoenas. Defendants contend they served Hiner with the subpoenas on October 3, 2018 seeking documents related to the minor ...

  • BROOKE V. AURORA BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE-SANTA ROSA, LLC

    Mar 05, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    This matter is continued to April 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Department 19

    ...

  • LANGLEY V. SHULTZ REAL ESTATE & ASSOCIATES, INC

    Mar 05, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    This is on calendar for Defendants Real Property Advocates, Inc. dba ReMax Pros, Norcal Gold, Inc., and Robin Miller’s (the Defendants) motion to strike the Complaint’s prayer for attorney fees and punitive damages. Defendants contend that the facts alleged in the Complaint fail to provide any authority (s...

  • PLICHCIK V. PLICHCIK

    Mar 05, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    This is on calendar for Defendant Rock Plichick’s (Defendant) motion to compel responses to written discovery and to deem requests for admissions admitted; and for discovery sanctions, including terminating sanctions.
    Defendant avers that on June 28, 2018, he served Plaintiff, by mail, Form and Specia...

  • DURAND V. DURAND

    Mar 05, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Defendant’s motion for order releasing one-half of the insurance proceeds and expunging notice of the pendency of action is GRANTED. Defendant’s request for judicial notice is granted except as to the transcript of the August 29, 2018 demurrer hearing. This is an action between a formerly married couple wh...

  • URALLI V. SHEA

    Feb 26, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Plaintiff’s counsel, Thomas P. Kelly, Jr. moves to withdraw. The motion was original set for hearing on December 21, 2018 in Department 16. However, due to the recusal of the judicial officer, the court reassigned the case to Department 18 and re-set the matter for hearing on February 27, 2019. Meanwhile, ...

  • CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A. V. CALDERON

    Feb 26, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Plaintiff’s unopposed motion for judgment on the pleadings is GRANTED WITHOUT LEAVE TO AMEND. The court also grants plaintiff’s request for judicial notice of the order granting plaintiff’s motion for an order that matters in request for admission of truth of facts be admitted.
    The court finds the com...

  • DURAND V. DURAND

    Feb 26, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Defendant’s motion to strike portions of the second amended complaint is DENIED without prejudice. Defendant failed to file a memorandum of points and authorities in support of his motion as required by California Rules of Court, Rule 3.1112. Subdivisions (a) and (b) of Rule 3.1112 state:
    (a) Memorand...

  • ROBINSON V. ARSHI

    Feb 22, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Defendant’s motion to strike or tax costs is DENIED.
    This action involved various real estate transactions in which plaintiff was represented by a real estate broker, defendant Arshi. Plaintiff was unable to obtain financing to purchase property located in Cloverdale so Arshi purchased the property wi...

  • WEEKS V. BOWEN

    Feb 22, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Plaintiff’s motion for interlocutory judgment on the pleadings is GRANTED, and plaintiff’s demurrer to the amended cross-complaint is OVERRULED.
    Plaintiff Weeks (“plaintiff”) and defendant Bowen (“Bowen”) jointly own real property in Santa Rosa at 4581 Lambert Drive. Plaintiff filed a complaint for pa...

  • HATFIELD V. BAUER

    Feb 22, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Plaintiff Benjamin Hatfield (“Plaintiff”) filed a complaint against Anita C. Bauer and Blake O. Bauer (together the “Bauer Defendants”), Airbnb, Inc., Airbnb Samara, Inc., and Airbnb Payments, Inc. (together the “Airbnb Defendants”, collectively with the Bauer Defendants “Defendants”) for personal injuries...

  • MALDONADO V. GOLDEN GATE BELL

    Feb 22, 2019 |  Sonoma County

    Plaintiff’s motion to file an amended and supplemental complaint pursuant to CCP §464 is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
    This is an employment discrimination action filed while plaintiff was still employed by defendant Golden Gate Bell, LLC. In her proposed supplemental pleading, plaintiff alleges that afte...

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