John D. Freeland: Comprehensive Profile - Analytics, Rulings, and Recent Cases

CA Bar #: 111482 (December 1983)

Appointed By: Gov. Arnold A. Schwarzenegger

Biography

The Hon. John D. Freeland is a judge for the Stanislaus County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2008.


He is a registered Democrat.


Judge Freeland received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. He went on to earn his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.


Prior to his appointment to the Superior Court, Freeland spent his entire legal career in private practice. He had been a shareholder with Curtis and Arata since 1998 and was a sole practitioner from 1996 to 1998. He also served as a junior partner at Williams, Romanski, Polverari, and Skelton from 1988 to 1996. He was an associate at Ericksen, Arbuthnot, Kilduff, Day, and Lindstrom Inc. from 1986 to 1988 and with Roberts and Moore from 1985 to 1986. He also practiced as an associate at the Law Offices of Loraine Wallace briefly in 1985, with the Law Offices of Roger Neathery for one year, and with Halston and Clark for one year.


While on the bench, Judge Freeland has presided in the Civil Department at the City Towers Courthouse in Stanislaus County.

Recent Rulings by Hon. John D. Freeland

  • Aug 26, 2021 Stanislaus County

    Compliance Hearing – DROPPED. Compliance has been demonstrated.
    CV-18-001985 – PRESTON, ROGER D VS GURR, BRADY I – Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss for Failure to Comply with Court Order and Failure to Provide Discovery – DROPPED, as MOOT in view of Plaintiff’s dismissal of the entire action on 8-13-21.

  • Aug 26, 2021 Stanislaus County

    Defendant Modesto City Schools’ Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings - GRANTED, and unopposed.
    Defendant’s Request for Judicial Notice is unopposed and granted based on the authority provided. As such, the Court finds on the basis of Defendant’s unopposed declarations, judicially noticed facts, and brie...

  • Aug 10, 2021 Stanislaus County

    2017458 – CARLSON, STACEY vs. GANT, VERNON – a) Plaintiff’s Motion to Appoint Ashleigh Soza as Successor in Interest; b) Administrator’s Motion to Substitute Nolan Shaw, Personal Representative of the Estate of Stacey Carlson, in Place of Deceased Plaintiff Stacey Carlson –
    Both matters are CONTINUED, o...

  • Jun 24, 2021 Stanislaus County

    a) Plaintiff’s Motion to Appoint Ashleigh Soza as Successor in Interest; b) Administrator’s Motion to Substitute Nolan Shaw, Personal Representative of the Estate of Stacey Carlson, in Place of Deceased Plaintiff Stacey Carlson –
    Both matters are CONTINUED, on the Court’s own motion, to August 10, 2021 ...

  • Jun 10, 2021 Stanislaus County

    2021796 – DOCTORS MEDICAL CENTER OF MODESTO INC vs. GARDNER TRUCKING INC – a) Defendant Gardner Trucking INC.’s Motion for Summary Judgment or in the Alternative Summary Adjudication – Summary Judgment DENIED; Summary Adjudication GRANTED as to the Second and Fourth Causes of Action and the claim for punit...

  • Mar 17, 2021 Stanislaus County

    9000526 – SEABRIGHT INSURANCE COMPANY vs. DEL MONTE FOODS INC – Defendant R&S Erection Tricounty INC’s Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement – GRANTED, and unopposed.
    The Court finds the subject settlement was entered in good faith and within the meaning of Code Civ. Proc. § 877.6(a)(2) and ...

  • Mar 11, 2021 Stanislaus County

    9000526 – SEABRIGHT INSURANCE COMPANY vs DEL MONTE FOODS INC – Defendant System Inc.’s Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement (CCP Section 877.6) – GRANTED, and unopposed.
    The Court finds the subject settlement was entered in good faith and within the meaning of Code Civ. Proc. § 877.6(a)(2) ...

  • Mar 10, 2021 Stanislaus County

    2021796 – DOCTORS MEDICAL CENTER OF MODESTO INC vs GARDNER TRUCKING INC – Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment or, in the alternative, Motion for Summary Adjudication – PRIOR TENTATIVE RULING AFFRIMED and MODIFIED, as follows:
    The Court affirms the prior tentative ruling, issued on 1-13-21, as to the...

  • Feb 26, 2021 Stanislaus County

    a) Plaintiff’s Motion to Appoint Ashleigh Soza as Successor in Interest; b) Administrator’s Motion to Substitute Nolan Shaw, Personal Representative of the Estate of Stacy Carlson, in place of Deceased Plaintiff Stacy Carlson –
    a) & b) – Both matters are CONTINUED, on the Court’s own motion, to March 25...

  • Feb 25, 2021 Stanislaus County

    Defendant System Inc’s Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement (CCP Section 887.6) – HEARING REQUIRED.
    The proof of service does not comply with the provisions of Code Civ. Proc. §1010.6(e), which requires one serving a represented party by electronic means to demonstrate confirmation of the c...

  • Feb 24, 2021 Stanislaus County

    a) Defendant’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings against Plaintiffs Bakersfield Land Co., LLC and Laborde Land Co., LLC – DENIED. b) Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment; or, alternatively, Motion for Summary Adjudication; or alternatively, Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings –SUMMARY JUDGMENT DENIE...

  • Feb 04, 2021 Stanislaus County

    Respondent’s Motion for Reconsideration to Strike the Petition for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction – CONTINUED, on the Court’s own motion, to February 19, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 23.
    The Court notes that the motion references a supporting declaration and exhibits but such documents are not contain...

  • Jan 27, 2021 Stanislaus County

    Assignee NDS LLC’s Hearing on Order to Show Cause why Defendant/Judgment Debtor’s Interest in Real Property Should Not Be Sold to Satisfy Judgment – DENIED, without prejudice.
    The hearing date obtained by the Applicant does not comply with the time limits set forth in Code Civ. Proc. §704.770(a), and th...

  • Jan 20, 2021 Stanislaus County

    2027536 – ALVAREZ, MARY vs. SEQUEIRA, LESTER – Defendant’s Motion for Order Compelling Plaintiff’s Compliance with the Court’s Orders Imposing Monetary Sanctions and Request for Further Monetary, Issue, Evidentiary and/or Terminating Sanctions – GRANTED, in part; DENIED, in part, without prejudice.
    Unde...

  • Jan 15, 2021 Stanislaus County

    2024825 – CURDY, JOSEPH vs CITY OF OAKDALE – a) Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment or Alternatively, Summary Adjudication; b) Defendant’s Motion to Bifurcate Trial – (a) SUMMARY JUDGMENT GRANTED; (b) Defendant City of Oakdale’s Motion to Bifurcate Trial – DENIED, as MOOT.
    (a) Plaintiff’s request fo...

  • Jan 15, 2021 Stanislaus County

    2026114 – HOWEY, JASON vs BATTERY SYSTEMS INC – Compliance Hearing – GRANTED.
    Compliance has been shown. The Court will sign the proposed Amended Final Order and Judgment.
    CV-19-001779 – HIETT, DEEDEE vs VALLEY CRITTER CARE INC – Plaintiffs’ Motion to Set Aside Default Judgment, Order, Decision, Tent...

  • Jan 14, 2021 Stanislaus County

    2017458 – CARLSON, STACEY vs GANT, VERNON – Defendant Vernon F Gant, an Individual and doing business as the Law Office of Gant & Gant’s Motion for Summary Judgment – CONTINUED, on the Court’s own motion, to March 5, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 23.

    ...

  • Jan 14, 2021 Stanislaus County

    2021796 – DOCTORS MEDICAL CENTER OF MODESTO INC vs GARDNER TRUCKING INC – Defendant Gardner Trucking Inc.’s Motion for Summary Judgment or in the Alternative Summary Adjudication – Summary Judgment DENIED; Summary Adjudication GRANTED as to the Second and Fourth Causes of Action; Summary Adjudication DENIE...

  • Jan 06, 2021 Stanislaus County

    Defendant Jelly Belly Candy Co.’s Motion to Tax Costs – GRANTED, in part.
    The Court finds that Defendant has its her burden of demonstrating that certain of the costs claimed are unrecoverable under Code Civ. Proc. §1033.5, or that certain claimed costs are excessive and/or unreasonable, such that the b...

  • Jan 06, 2021 Stanislaus County

    Defendant’s Motion to Set Aside and Vacate Judgment (Code Civ. Proc. §663a) – DENIED.
    Defendant has not demonstrated an incorrect or erroneous legal basis for the challenged decision.

    ...

  • Dec 11, 2020 Stanislaus County

    Plaintiff Pardeep Sahota’s Motion to Compel Further Responses from Defendant John J. Souza, Jr. to Request for Production of Documents, Set 1; and for Monetary Sanctions – GRANTED.
    Based on the Joint Status Statement, it appears that the parties have now engaged in meaningful meet and confer efforts as ...

  • Dec 11, 2020 Stanislaus County

    Defendant’s Motion for Order Granting a Prior Separate Trial on Liability Issues – GRANTED, in part; DENIED, in part.
    The Court finds that Defendant is entitled to invoke the procedure prescribed by Civ. Code §3295(d), with regard to a separate trial for the presentation of financial evidence and the de...

  • Oct 23, 2020 Stanislaus County

    2021796 – DOCTORS MEDICAL CENTER OF MODESTO INC vs. GARDNER TRUCKING INC – Defendant Gardner Trucking Inc.’s Motion for Summary Judgment or, in the alternative, Summary Adjudication – CONTINUED, on the Court’s own motion, to January 14, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 23.
    The Court requires more time to...

  • Oct 23, 2020 Stanislaus County

    2028516 – PRASAD, RAJENDRA RAYMOND vs. REDDING, ROSS B – Plaintiff’s Motion to File Amended Complaint – GRANTED, and unopposed.
    The Court finds that the motion establishes sufficient grounds for the amendment to substitute Plaintiff’s successor-in-interest to pursue his surviving claims in this action. ...

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Recent Cases by Hon. John D. Freeland

On July 16, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

3 Files
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Jul 16, 2021

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Stanislaus County, CA

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Jul 31, 2021

On July 16, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

1 File
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Jul 16, 2021

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Open

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Stanislaus County, CA

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Aug 01, 2021

On July 14, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

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Jul 14, 2021

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Open

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Stanislaus County, CA

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Ca-Stanislaus County

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Mar 14, 2022

On July 9, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

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Jul 09, 2021

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Stanislaus County, CA

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Jul 27, 2021

On July 7, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

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Jul 07, 2021

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Stanislaus County, CA

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Jul 27, 2021

On July 2, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

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Jul 02, 2021

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Stanislaus County, CA

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Jul 17, 2021

On July 1, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

1 File
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Jul 01, 2021

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Stanislaus County, CA

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Jul 17, 2021

On June 30, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

1 File
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Jun 30, 2021

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Stanislaus County, CA

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Jul 15, 2021

On June 24, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

1 File
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Jun 24, 2021

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Stanislaus County, CA

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Jul 09, 2021

On June 22, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

1 File
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Jun 22, 2021

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Open

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Stanislaus County, CA

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Jul 07, 2021

On June 22, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

1 File
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Jun 22, 2021

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Open

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Stanislaus County, CA

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Jul 07, 2021

On June 18, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

1 File
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Jun 18, 2021

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Open

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Stanislaus County, CA

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Jul 03, 2021

On June 18, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

1 File
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Jun 18, 2021

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Open

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Stanislaus County, CA

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Jul 04, 2021

On June 17, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

1 File
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Jun 17, 2021

Status

Open

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Stanislaus County, CA

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Jul 02, 2021

On June 17, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

1 File
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Jun 17, 2021

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Open

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Stanislaus County, CA

Judge

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Jul 02, 2021

On June 16, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

1 File
Filed

Jun 16, 2021

Status

Open

County

Stanislaus County, CA

Judge

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Jul 02, 2021

On June 16, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

1 File
Filed

Jun 16, 2021

Status

Open

County

Stanislaus County, CA

Judge

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Jul 01, 2021

On June 15, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

1 File
Filed

Jun 15, 2021

Status

Open

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Stanislaus County, CA

Judge

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Jun 30, 2021

On June 15, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

Filed

Jun 15, 2021

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Open

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Stanislaus County, CA

Judge

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Case Last Refreshed

Jun 30, 2021

On June 15, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

1 File
Filed

Jun 15, 2021

Status

Open

County

Stanislaus County, CA

Judge

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Jun 30, 2021

On June 14, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

1 File
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Jun 14, 2021

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Open

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Stanislaus County, CA

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Jun 29, 2021

On June 10, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

1 File
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Jun 10, 2021

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Open

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Stanislaus County, CA

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Jun 25, 2021

On June 10, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

1 File
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Jun 10, 2021

Status

Open

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Stanislaus County, CA

Judge

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Jun 25, 2021

On June 10, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Freeland, John D presiding.

1 File
Filed

Jun 10, 2021

Status

Open

County

Stanislaus County, CA

Judge

Hon. Freeland, John D Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Freeland, John D

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Jun 25, 2021

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