The Honorable John C. Gastelum

Orange County Superior Court, Department C11

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Biography

The Hon. John C. Gastelum is a judge for the Superior Court of Orange County in California. He was appointed by former governor Gray Davis in November 2003, filling a vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Cormac Carney.

Gastelum earned his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Before his appointment to the Superior Court of Orange County, Gastelum worked as Lead Research Attorney for Justice Richard M. Aronson of Division Three of the Fourth District Court of Appeal.

Recent Rulings by Hon. John C. Gastelum

  • PAKES VS. GIFFORD

    Dec 10, 2019 |  Judge John C. Gastelum |  Orange County, CA

    Demurrer to Cross-Complaint / CMC Ruling: Off Calendar – no hearing will be held. Cross-Defendants, Adam Pakes, Summerlin Asset Management, LLC and Summerlin Title Agency, LLC’s Demurrer to the Cross-Complaint filed by Cross-Complainant, Lisa Gilford and CMC are CONTINUED to 2-18-19, Dept. C11, at 2 pm. No...

  • ALHASSEN VS. THE IRVINE COMPANY

    Dec 10, 2019 |  Judge John C. Gastelum |  Orange County, CA

    Motion to Compel Physical/Mental Examination Tentative Ruling: Defendant The Irvine Company’s Motion to Compel Plaintiff Dunia Alhassen’s Independent Medical Examination is GRANTED. For the purposes of Code of Civil Procedure section 2032.220, Plaintiff has a residence (for at least part of the year), loca...

  • BE VS. MY THUAN, INC

    Dec 10, 2019 |  Judge John C. Gastelum |  Orange County, CA

    Motion for Preference Tentative Ruling: Motion for Preference is granted. (Code Civ. Proc., §36.) Trial date is set for 3-30-20, Dept. C11, at 9 am. MP to give notice. MP has submitted the Declaration of Attorney Elvis Tran, who declares under penalty of perjury that Plaintiff is 74 years old and suffered ...

  • PAKES VS. GIFFORD

    Dec 10, 2019 |  Judge John C. Gastelum |  Orange County, CA

    Demurrer to Cross-Complaint Ruling: Off Calendar – no hearing will be held. Cross-Defendants, Adam Pakes, Summerlin Asset Management, LLC and Summerlin Title Agency, LLC’s Demurrer to the Cross-Complaint filed by Cross-Complainant, Lisa Gilford is CONTINUED to 2-18-19, Dept. C11, at 2 pm. No Declaration wa...

  • BANUELOS VS. FCA US LLC

    Dec 10, 2019 |  Judge John C. Gastelum |  Orange County, CA

    Motion to Compel Further Responses to Special Irogs Tentative Ruling: Plaintiff Maria Cortez Banuelos’ Motion to Compel Further Responses to Request for Production of Documents, Set No. One, is GRANTED, IN PART as follows. The Motion is GRANTED as to RFP Nos. Nos. 35, 36, 38, and 42, documents relating to ...

  • SIRAGUSA VS. LEE

    Dec 10, 2019 |  Judge John C. Gastelum |  Orange County, CA

    Motion for SLAPP Ruling: Off Calendar – no hearing will be held. Request for Dismissal filed.

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  • MOORE VS. AYALA

    Dec 10, 2019 |  Judge John C. Gastelum |  Orange County, CA

    (1) Motion for Leave to File Third Amended Complaint (2) Motion to Compel Answers to Special Irogs (3) Motion to Compel Further Responses to Form Irogs Tentative Ruling: (1) Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave to File Third Amended Complaint is GRANTED. The motion is timely filed and served, and generally complie...

  • DAVIS VS. BLANK

    Dec 10, 2019 |  Judge John C. Gastelum |  Orange County, CA

    Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings (MJOP) Tentative Ruling: Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings by Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant Jamie Davis is DENIED. Cross-Defendant Davis contends the Cross-Complaints by Pamela Lau, Richard Esquerra, Brenda Esquerra, John Blank, Jon Ephland, The Wildlands Conservancy, Co...

  • ZALYAN VS. ALLEN

    Dec 10, 2019 |  Judge John C. Gastelum |  Orange County, CA

    (1) Demurrer to Complaint (2) CMC Ruling: (1-2) Off Calendar per MP – no hearing will be held. Moving Party to give notice.

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  • DUNCAN VS. HOSKINS

    Dec 10, 2019 |  Judge John C. Gastelum |  Orange County, CA

    Motion Seeking an Order Requiring Plaintiffs to Post A Security Undertaking/Bond Tentative Ruling: Defendant Christopher Hoskins’ Motion Seeking an Order Requiring Plaintiffs to Post A Security Undertaking/Bond in The Amount of $250,000 is GRANTED, IN PART, as follows. The Court DENIES Defendant’s Motion t...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. John C. Gastelum

  • PAKES VS. GIFFORD

    Dec 10, 2019 |  Judge John C. Gastelum |  Orange County, CA

    Demurrer to Cross-Complaint / CMC Ruling: Off Calendar – no hearing will be held. Cross-Defendants, Adam Pakes, Summerlin Asset Management, LLC and Summerlin Title Agency, LLC’s Demurrer to the Cross-Complaint filed by Cross-Complainant, Lisa Gilford and CMC are CONTINUED to 2-18-19, Dept. C11, at 2 pm. No...

  • ALHASSEN VS. THE IRVINE COMPANY

    Dec 10, 2019 |  Judge John C. Gastelum |  Orange County, CA

    Motion to Compel Physical/Mental Examination Tentative Ruling: Defendant The Irvine Company’s Motion to Compel Plaintiff Dunia Alhassen’s Independent Medical Examination is GRANTED. For the purposes of Code of Civil Procedure section 2032.220, Plaintiff has a residence (for at least part of the year), loca...

  • BE VS. MY THUAN, INC

    Dec 10, 2019 |  Judge John C. Gastelum |  Orange County, CA

    Motion for Preference Tentative Ruling: Motion for Preference is granted. (Code Civ. Proc., §36.) Trial date is set for 3-30-20, Dept. C11, at 9 am. MP to give notice. MP has submitted the Declaration of Attorney Elvis Tran, who declares under penalty of perjury that Plaintiff is 74 years old and suffered ...

  • PAKES VS. GIFFORD

    Dec 10, 2019 |  Judge John C. Gastelum |  Orange County, CA

    Demurrer to Cross-Complaint Ruling: Off Calendar – no hearing will be held. Cross-Defendants, Adam Pakes, Summerlin Asset Management, LLC and Summerlin Title Agency, LLC’s Demurrer to the Cross-Complaint filed by Cross-Complainant, Lisa Gilford is CONTINUED to 2-18-19, Dept. C11, at 2 pm. No Declaration wa...

  • BANUELOS VS. FCA US LLC

    Dec 10, 2019 |  Judge John C. Gastelum |  Orange County, CA

    Motion to Compel Further Responses to Special Irogs Tentative Ruling: Plaintiff Maria Cortez Banuelos’ Motion to Compel Further Responses to Request for Production of Documents, Set No. One, is GRANTED, IN PART as follows. The Motion is GRANTED as to RFP Nos. Nos. 35, 36, 38, and 42, documents relating to ...

  • SIRAGUSA VS. LEE

    Dec 10, 2019 |  Judge John C. Gastelum |  Orange County, CA

    Motion for SLAPP Ruling: Off Calendar – no hearing will be held. Request for Dismissal filed.

    ...

  • MOORE VS. AYALA

    Dec 10, 2019 |  Judge John C. Gastelum |  Orange County, CA

    (1) Motion for Leave to File Third Amended Complaint (2) Motion to Compel Answers to Special Irogs (3) Motion to Compel Further Responses to Form Irogs Tentative Ruling: (1) Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave to File Third Amended Complaint is GRANTED. The motion is timely filed and served, and generally complie...

  • DAVIS VS. BLANK

    Dec 10, 2019 |  Judge John C. Gastelum |  Orange County, CA

    Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings (MJOP) Tentative Ruling: Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings by Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant Jamie Davis is DENIED. Cross-Defendant Davis contends the Cross-Complaints by Pamela Lau, Richard Esquerra, Brenda Esquerra, John Blank, Jon Ephland, The Wildlands Conservancy, Co...

  • ZALYAN VS. ALLEN

    Dec 10, 2019 |  Judge John C. Gastelum |  Orange County, CA

    (1) Demurrer to Complaint (2) CMC Ruling: (1-2) Off Calendar per MP – no hearing will be held. Moving Party to give notice.

    ...

  • DUNCAN VS. HOSKINS

    Dec 10, 2019 |  Judge John C. Gastelum |  Orange County, CA

    Motion Seeking an Order Requiring Plaintiffs to Post A Security Undertaking/Bond Tentative Ruling: Defendant Christopher Hoskins’ Motion Seeking an Order Requiring Plaintiffs to Post A Security Undertaking/Bond in The Amount of $250,000 is GRANTED, IN PART, as follows. The Court DENIES Defendant’s Motion t...

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