The Honorable John A. Slawson

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Department K

Biography

The Hon. John A. Slawson is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2014 by former governor Jerry Brown. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of Louise M. Meisinger. Slawson ran an unsuccessful bid for a judgeship position in 2000.

Judge Slawson received his B.B.A. from California State University, Long Beach. He went on to earn his J.D. from Western State University College of Law.

Slawson began his legal career in private practice while also serving as a prosecutor for Redondo Beach City from 1978 to 1993. In 1993 he became a court commissioner for the Municipal Court before ultimately joining the Superior Court in that same capacity. In 1994 he became an adjunct professor for El Camino College. Sanders also taught as an adjunct professor for California State University, Dominguez Hills from 1999 to 2000. He remained a court commissioner until his appointment to the Superior Court in 2014.

Recent Rulings by Hon. John A. Slawson

  • EDWARD HUGULEY VS. MTC FINANCIAL

    Apr 13, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 4. Huguley v. MTC Financial, Inc. et al. – OFF CALENDAR

    Case No.: TC028374

    Matter on calendar for: Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings; CMC

    Tentative ruling:

    The hearing is continued to May 4, 2017 at 8:30 AM in Department A for the reasons discussed below. No appearance...

  • LETTIE LEON VS. CLMET SERVICES, INC.

    Apr 11, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 2. Leon vs. CLMET Services, Inc.
    Case No.: TC028348
    Matter on calendar for: Unopposed Motion to be Relieved as Counsel
    Notes:
    Tentative ruling:
    Next dates: CMC – 4.21.17; FSC – 8.14.17; Jury Trial – 8.21.17
    Notice:
    2. Lettie Leon v. Calmet Services, Inc. et al.

    ...

  • DEFINA MENDOZA VS. QUEST NUTRITION, LLC ET AL.

    Apr 11, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 4. Mendoza v. Quest Nutrition, LLC, et al.

    Case No.: TC028656

    Matter on calendar for: Demurrer

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    Plaintiff alleges that Defendants Quest Nutrition, LLC (Plaintiff’s employer) and Michael Kenneth Osborn, Roland Jansen Penna, and Thomas...

  • KIM COZETTE DAWKINS-TOWNSEND VS. SELECT PORTFOLIO SERVICING

    Apr 11, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 5. Kim Cozette Dawkins-Townsend v. Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., et al.

    Case No.: TC028706

    Matter on calendar for: Demurrer

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    Plaintiff Kim Cozette Dawkins-Townsend’s February 7, 2017 complaint alleges causes of action for (1) Vio...

  • DEENO GROUP INC. VS. E-CIG COMPANY INC.

    Apr 11, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 3. Deeno Group, Inc. v. E-Cig Company, Inc.

    Case No.: TC028461

    Matter on calendar for: Unopposed motion to be relieved as counsel

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    This is essentially a sale of goods case. It was filed on June 15, 2016.

    Defendant’s counsel, ...

  • LEON SANDERS VS. JAMES D. WALKER, ET AL.

    Apr 06, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 5. Sanders v. Walker, et al.

    Case No.: TC028629

    Matter on calendar for: “Motion for Title of Leon Sanders[‘] Home to Be Return[ed] to Leon Sanders”

    Tentative ruling: Posted

    I. Introduction

    This lawsuit is but the latest of several cases concerning a $25,000 lo...

  • LEON SANDERS VS. JAMES D. WALKER, ET AL.

    Apr 05, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 5. Sanders v. Walker, et al.

    Case No.: TC028629

    Matter on calendar for: “Motion for Title of Leon Sanders[‘] Home to Be Return[ed] to Leon Sanders”

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Introduction

    This lawsuit is but the latest of several cases concerning a $25,000 loan secu...

  • MCWHIRTER DISTRIBUTING CO., INC. VS. MOVEEL FUEL, INC.

    Apr 04, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 5. McWhirter Distributing Co., Inc. v. Moveel Fuel, Inc., et al.

    Case No.: TC028195

    Matter on calendar for: Motion for leave to file first amended complaint

    Tentative ruling:

    This is a straightforward motion for leave to file first amended complaint and to amend the summ...

  • HECTOR AVINA VS. BROKER SOLUTIONS, INC., ET. AL.

    Apr 04, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 7. Hector Avina v. Broker Solutions, Inc., et al.

    Case No.: TC028554

    Matter on calendar for: Demurrer to Third Amended Complaint (“TAC”) and Motion to Strike

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Introduction

    Plaintiff Hector Avina’s TAC alleges (1) violation of Civ. Code section...

  • DEQUAN WHITFIELD ET AL VS LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DIST ET

    Apr 04, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 3. De’Quan Whitfield, et al. v. Los Angeles Unified School District, et al.

    Case No.: BC534895

    Matter on calendar for: (1) Defendants LAUSD’s and the Help Group’s Motion for Summary Judgment; (2) Unopposed petition to approve minor’s compromise; and (3) Defendants Administrative Services...

  • JUAN C. OSUNA VS. MARIO MORENO

    Mar 30, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 6. Osuna v. Moreno – OFF CALENDAR

    Case No.: TC028569

    Matter on calendar for: Demurrer

    Tentative ruling:

    This action for fraud, cancellation of instrument (quitclaim deed), and quiet title was filed September 26, 2016.

    Code of Civil Procedure (“CCP”) section 430....

  • CAROLINA CIPRIANA HERNANDEZ, ET AL. VS. COUNTYWIDE HOME LOAN

    Mar 30, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 7. Hernandez v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., et al.

    Case No.: TC028695

    Matter on calendar for: defendant Hollyvale Rental Holding’s Unopposed Demurrer to Plaintiffs’ First Amended Complaint

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    Plaintiffs Carolina Hernandez and Franc...

  • Mar 28, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 7. Sellers v. Promise Healthcare, et al.

    Case No.: BC614633

    Matter on calendar for: Demurrer

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    Plaintiff alleges that he was transferred to Defendant Promise Hospital of East Los Angeles, L.P. (“Promise Hospital”) for continuatio...

  • LEON SANDERS VS. JAMES D. WALKER, ET AL.

    Mar 28, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 10. Sanders v. Walker, et al.

    Case No.: TC028629

    Matter on calendar for: Demurrer

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    Defendant Julie Allen, Trustee of the Allen Family Trust, Dated 1-4-2002, funded a Home Equity Revolving Line of Credit (“HELOC”) to Plaintiff Le...

  • A P CONSTRUCTION GROUP, INC. VS NINI LOPEZ, ET-AL

    Mar 28, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 9. A.P. Construction Group, Inc. v. Lopez, et al.

    Case No.: TC028064

    Matter on calendar for: Claim of exemption

    Tentative ruling:

    Procedural History

    This case arises from fraudulent certified payroll records submitted by Defendants Lopez and Calzon Builders t...

  • RIDGILL JOHNSON PROPERTIES, INC. VS. LEO R. CALHOUN, ET AL.

    Mar 28, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 1. Ridgill Johnson Properties, Inc. v. Calhoun, et al.

    Case No.: TC023821

    Matter on calendar for: Motion to set aside default judgment

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    This is an action to recover the costs of nursing home care and treatment provided to Defendant ...

  • MARIA PENA VS PARAMOUNT MEADOWS NURSING CENTER LP

    Mar 28, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 8. Pena v. Paramount Meadows Nursing Center, LP

    Case No.: BC623396

    Matter on calendar for: Demurrer

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    Plaintiff, decedent Maria Pena, through her representatives, alleges that she arrived at Defendant Paramount Meadows Nursing Cente...

  • ROLLINS PROPERTIES VS. ACG INDUSTRIES, INC.

    Mar 28, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 11. Rollins Properties v. ACG Industries, Inc.

    Case No.: TC028703

    Matter on calendar for: Motion to disqualify counsel

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    This suit (which seems to be related to a number of others involving some or all of the same players) is a d...

  • WARREN JOHNSON ET AL VS COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES ET AL

    Mar 22, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 7. Johnson v. County of Los Angeles, et al.

    Case No.: BC631535

    Matter on calendar for: Petition to file a late claim

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    This lawsuit arises out of an alleged police misconduct/pepper spraying incident. The Court previously denied Plai...

  • IN RE: 1704 EAST SAUNDERS STREET, COMPTON, CA. 90221

    Mar 22, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 12. In Re: 1704 E. Saunders Street, Compton, CA

    Case No.: TS020188

    Matter on calendar for: Claim to surplus funds pursuant to Civil Code section 2924j(d)

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    Real property located at 1704 E. Saunders St., Compton, CA 90221 (“the Proper...

  • SEACLIFF CENTRE POINTE, LLC VS. LIGHT UP LIFE, INC., ET. AL

    Mar 22, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 8. Seacliff Centre Pointe, LLC v. Light Up Life, Inc., et al.

    Case No.: TC024443

    Matter on calendar for: Unopposed Application for sale of dwelling

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    On April 26, 2011, the judgment creditor (Plaintiff Seacliff Centre Pointe, LLC) ob...

  • CAROLINA CIPRIANA HERNANDEZ, ET AL. VS. COUNTYWIDE HOME LOAN

    Mar 22, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 11. Hernandez v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., et al.

    Case No.: TC028695

    Matter on calendar for: Unopposed Demurrer

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    Plaintiffs Carolina Hernandez and Francis O’Brien filed this action on January 25, 2017, alleging thirteen causes o...

  • COURTNEY MCGRAW VS. ALL NATION SECURITY SERVICES, INC.

    Mar 22, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 9. McGraw v. All Nations Security Services, Inc.

    Case No.: TC028434

    Matter on calendar for: Unopposed Demurrer; CMC; OSC re Dismissal for Failure to Prosecute

    Tentative ruling:

    This action arises out of Defendant’s alleged wrongful termination of Plaintiff. Presently bef...

  • DEQUAN WHITFIELD ET AL VS LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DIST ET

    Mar 22, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 6. DeQuan Whitfield, et al v. LAUSD

    Case No.: BC534895

    Matter on calendar for: Hearing on unopposed petition to approve minor’s compromise

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    Plaintiff Dequan Whitfield, through his Guardian ad litem, Laquanda Wilson, alleges he is a ...

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Recent Cases by Hon. John A. Slawson

Recent Rulings by Hon. John A. Slawson

  • EDWARD HUGULEY VS. MTC FINANCIAL

    Apr 13, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 4. Huguley v. MTC Financial, Inc. et al. – OFF CALENDAR

    Case No.: TC028374

    Matter on calendar for: Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings; CMC

    Tentative ruling:

    The hearing is continued to May 4, 2017 at 8:30 AM in Department A for the reasons discussed below. No appearance...

  • LETTIE LEON VS. CLMET SERVICES, INC.

    Apr 11, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 2. Leon vs. CLMET Services, Inc.
    Case No.: TC028348
    Matter on calendar for: Unopposed Motion to be Relieved as Counsel
    Notes:
    Tentative ruling:
    Next dates: CMC – 4.21.17; FSC – 8.14.17; Jury Trial – 8.21.17
    Notice:
    2. Lettie Leon v. Calmet Services, Inc. et al.

    ...

  • DEFINA MENDOZA VS. QUEST NUTRITION, LLC ET AL.

    Apr 11, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 4. Mendoza v. Quest Nutrition, LLC, et al.

    Case No.: TC028656

    Matter on calendar for: Demurrer

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    Plaintiff alleges that Defendants Quest Nutrition, LLC (Plaintiff’s employer) and Michael Kenneth Osborn, Roland Jansen Penna, and Thomas...

  • KIM COZETTE DAWKINS-TOWNSEND VS. SELECT PORTFOLIO SERVICING

    Apr 11, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 5. Kim Cozette Dawkins-Townsend v. Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., et al.

    Case No.: TC028706

    Matter on calendar for: Demurrer

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    Plaintiff Kim Cozette Dawkins-Townsend’s February 7, 2017 complaint alleges causes of action for (1) Vio...

  • DEENO GROUP INC. VS. E-CIG COMPANY INC.

    Apr 11, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 3. Deeno Group, Inc. v. E-Cig Company, Inc.

    Case No.: TC028461

    Matter on calendar for: Unopposed motion to be relieved as counsel

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    This is essentially a sale of goods case. It was filed on June 15, 2016.

    Defendant’s counsel, ...

  • LEON SANDERS VS. JAMES D. WALKER, ET AL.

    Apr 06, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 5. Sanders v. Walker, et al.

    Case No.: TC028629

    Matter on calendar for: “Motion for Title of Leon Sanders[‘] Home to Be Return[ed] to Leon Sanders”

    Tentative ruling: Posted

    I. Introduction

    This lawsuit is but the latest of several cases concerning a $25,000 lo...

  • LEON SANDERS VS. JAMES D. WALKER, ET AL.

    Apr 05, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 5. Sanders v. Walker, et al.

    Case No.: TC028629

    Matter on calendar for: “Motion for Title of Leon Sanders[‘] Home to Be Return[ed] to Leon Sanders”

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Introduction

    This lawsuit is but the latest of several cases concerning a $25,000 loan secu...

  • MCWHIRTER DISTRIBUTING CO., INC. VS. MOVEEL FUEL, INC.

    Apr 04, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 5. McWhirter Distributing Co., Inc. v. Moveel Fuel, Inc., et al.

    Case No.: TC028195

    Matter on calendar for: Motion for leave to file first amended complaint

    Tentative ruling:

    This is a straightforward motion for leave to file first amended complaint and to amend the summ...

  • HECTOR AVINA VS. BROKER SOLUTIONS, INC., ET. AL.

    Apr 04, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 7. Hector Avina v. Broker Solutions, Inc., et al.

    Case No.: TC028554

    Matter on calendar for: Demurrer to Third Amended Complaint (“TAC”) and Motion to Strike

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Introduction

    Plaintiff Hector Avina’s TAC alleges (1) violation of Civ. Code section...

  • DEQUAN WHITFIELD ET AL VS LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DIST ET

    Apr 04, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 3. De’Quan Whitfield, et al. v. Los Angeles Unified School District, et al.

    Case No.: BC534895

    Matter on calendar for: (1) Defendants LAUSD’s and the Help Group’s Motion for Summary Judgment; (2) Unopposed petition to approve minor’s compromise; and (3) Defendants Administrative Services...

  • JUAN C. OSUNA VS. MARIO MORENO

    Mar 30, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 6. Osuna v. Moreno – OFF CALENDAR

    Case No.: TC028569

    Matter on calendar for: Demurrer

    Tentative ruling:

    This action for fraud, cancellation of instrument (quitclaim deed), and quiet title was filed September 26, 2016.

    Code of Civil Procedure (“CCP”) section 430....

  • CAROLINA CIPRIANA HERNANDEZ, ET AL. VS. COUNTYWIDE HOME LOAN

    Mar 30, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 7. Hernandez v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., et al.

    Case No.: TC028695

    Matter on calendar for: defendant Hollyvale Rental Holding’s Unopposed Demurrer to Plaintiffs’ First Amended Complaint

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    Plaintiffs Carolina Hernandez and Franc...

  • Mar 28, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 7. Sellers v. Promise Healthcare, et al.

    Case No.: BC614633

    Matter on calendar for: Demurrer

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    Plaintiff alleges that he was transferred to Defendant Promise Hospital of East Los Angeles, L.P. (“Promise Hospital”) for continuatio...

  • LEON SANDERS VS. JAMES D. WALKER, ET AL.

    Mar 28, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 10. Sanders v. Walker, et al.

    Case No.: TC028629

    Matter on calendar for: Demurrer

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    Defendant Julie Allen, Trustee of the Allen Family Trust, Dated 1-4-2002, funded a Home Equity Revolving Line of Credit (“HELOC”) to Plaintiff Le...

  • A P CONSTRUCTION GROUP, INC. VS NINI LOPEZ, ET-AL

    Mar 28, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 9. A.P. Construction Group, Inc. v. Lopez, et al.

    Case No.: TC028064

    Matter on calendar for: Claim of exemption

    Tentative ruling:

    Procedural History

    This case arises from fraudulent certified payroll records submitted by Defendants Lopez and Calzon Builders t...

  • RIDGILL JOHNSON PROPERTIES, INC. VS. LEO R. CALHOUN, ET AL.

    Mar 28, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 1. Ridgill Johnson Properties, Inc. v. Calhoun, et al.

    Case No.: TC023821

    Matter on calendar for: Motion to set aside default judgment

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    This is an action to recover the costs of nursing home care and treatment provided to Defendant ...

  • MARIA PENA VS PARAMOUNT MEADOWS NURSING CENTER LP

    Mar 28, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 8. Pena v. Paramount Meadows Nursing Center, LP

    Case No.: BC623396

    Matter on calendar for: Demurrer

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    Plaintiff, decedent Maria Pena, through her representatives, alleges that she arrived at Defendant Paramount Meadows Nursing Cente...

  • ROLLINS PROPERTIES VS. ACG INDUSTRIES, INC.

    Mar 28, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 11. Rollins Properties v. ACG Industries, Inc.

    Case No.: TC028703

    Matter on calendar for: Motion to disqualify counsel

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    This suit (which seems to be related to a number of others involving some or all of the same players) is a d...

  • WARREN JOHNSON ET AL VS COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES ET AL

    Mar 22, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 7. Johnson v. County of Los Angeles, et al.

    Case No.: BC631535

    Matter on calendar for: Petition to file a late claim

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    This lawsuit arises out of an alleged police misconduct/pepper spraying incident. The Court previously denied Plai...

  • IN RE: 1704 EAST SAUNDERS STREET, COMPTON, CA. 90221

    Mar 22, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 12. In Re: 1704 E. Saunders Street, Compton, CA

    Case No.: TS020188

    Matter on calendar for: Claim to surplus funds pursuant to Civil Code section 2924j(d)

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    Real property located at 1704 E. Saunders St., Compton, CA 90221 (“the Proper...

  • SEACLIFF CENTRE POINTE, LLC VS. LIGHT UP LIFE, INC., ET. AL

    Mar 22, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 8. Seacliff Centre Pointe, LLC v. Light Up Life, Inc., et al.

    Case No.: TC024443

    Matter on calendar for: Unopposed Application for sale of dwelling

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    On April 26, 2011, the judgment creditor (Plaintiff Seacliff Centre Pointe, LLC) ob...

  • CAROLINA CIPRIANA HERNANDEZ, ET AL. VS. COUNTYWIDE HOME LOAN

    Mar 22, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 11. Hernandez v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., et al.

    Case No.: TC028695

    Matter on calendar for: Unopposed Demurrer

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    Plaintiffs Carolina Hernandez and Francis O’Brien filed this action on January 25, 2017, alleging thirteen causes o...

  • COURTNEY MCGRAW VS. ALL NATION SECURITY SERVICES, INC.

    Mar 22, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 9. McGraw v. All Nations Security Services, Inc.

    Case No.: TC028434

    Matter on calendar for: Unopposed Demurrer; CMC; OSC re Dismissal for Failure to Prosecute

    Tentative ruling:

    This action arises out of Defendant’s alleged wrongful termination of Plaintiff. Presently bef...

  • DEQUAN WHITFIELD ET AL VS LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DIST ET

    Mar 22, 2017 |  Los Angeles County

    # 6. DeQuan Whitfield, et al v. LAUSD

    Case No.: BC534895

    Matter on calendar for: Hearing on unopposed petition to approve minor’s compromise

    Tentative ruling:

    I. Background

    Plaintiff Dequan Whitfield, through his Guardian ad litem, Laquanda Wilson, alleges he is a ...

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