The Honorable Judith F. Hayes

San Diego County Superior Court, Department retired

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Biography

The Hon. Judith F. Hayes (Ret.) served as a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. She was initially appointed to the San Diego Municipal Court by former governor George Deukmejian in 1990, filling a vacancy created by the elevation of the Hon. Richard M. Murphy. She was then elevated to the Superior Court in 1995.

Hayes earned a bachelor’s degree from Catholic University. She then received a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1977.

She began her legal career as a deputy district attorney with the Office of the District Attorney of San Diego County in 1978. Then, in 1980, she joined the Office of the United States Attorney of the Southern District of California as an assistant U.S. Attorney. She served in that capacity for five years, eventually moving to the Office of the Attorney General of California as a deputy attorney general.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Judith F. Hayes

  • ALPHATEC SPINE INC VS NUVASIVE INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) Defendant NuVasive, Inc.'s Motion to Compel Deposition of Alphatec Spine, Inc.'s Person Most Knowledgeable is GRANTED.

    A party may obtain discovery regarding any matter so long as the requested information is reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible...

  • GOMEZ V PLA-ART INTERNATIONAL INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) Defendant Frank Edward Plant, Jr.'s Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (2) Defendant Pla-Art International, Inc. dba San Diego Cold Storage's Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (3) Defendant Frank Edward Plant III's Motion for an Order Grantin...

  • GOMEZ V PLA-ART INTERNATIONAL INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) Defendant Frank Edward Plant, Jr.'s Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (2) Defendant Pla-Art International, Inc. dba San Diego Cold Storage's Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (3) Defendant Frank Edward Plant III's Motion for an Order Grantin...

  • CHARLES POGGIOLI VS ROBERT POGGIOLI

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiff's Motion to Enforce Settlement is DENIED.

    On January 19, 2018, the Court appointed Genevieve Chestnut as the guardian ad litem for Plaintiff. Defendant asserts that Lisa Wilkie received the K-1 for BP Investments by early April 2018. The parties attended mediation on May...

  • ALPHATEC SPINE INC VS NUVASIVE INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) Defendant NuVasive, Inc.'s Motion to Compel Deposition of Alphatec Spine, Inc.'s Person Most Knowledgeable is GRANTED.

    A party may obtain discovery regarding any matter so long as the requested information is reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible...

  • ALPHATEC SPINE INC VS NUVASIVE INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) Defendant NuVasive, Inc.'s Motion to Compel Deposition of Alphatec Spine, Inc.'s Person Most Knowledgeable is GRANTED.

    A party may obtain discovery regarding any matter so long as the requested information is reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible...

  • SEGERSTROM VS. YERGOVICH

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to Conduct Pretrial Financial Discovery of Defendants Jeffrey Yergovich and R&A Motorsports is GRANTED.

    Defendant argue the actions for which punitive damages are brought really arise from the contract. Punitive damages under Civil Code section 3294 ar...

  • PREMIUM PRODUCE LLC VS KETTNER & GRAPE INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant PREMIUM PRODUCE LLC and Cross-Defendants PRISCILLA VILCHIS and ELITE MANAGEMENT ADVANTAGE, INC.'s ("Moving Parties") Motion to Stay Proceedings Due to Failure of STONE ASH, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, to Qualify to Transaction Business in Californi...

  • SEGERSTROM VS. YERGOVICH

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to Conduct Pretrial Financial Discovery of Defendants Jeffrey Yergovich and R&A Motorsports is GRANTED.

    Defendant argue the actions for which punitive damages are brought really arise from the contract. Punitive damages under Civil Code section 3294 ar...

  • CHARLES POGGIOLI VS ROBERT POGGIOLI

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiff's Motion to Enforce Settlement is DENIED.

    On January 19, 2018, the Court appointed Genevieve Chestnut as the guardian ad litem for Plaintiff. Defendant asserts that Lisa Wilkie received the K-1 for BP Investments by early April 2018. The parties attended mediation on May...

  • NITAI PARTNERS INC VS DOMAIN CABINETS DIRECT INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) Defendant's Motion to Compel Further Responses to Form Interrogatories, Set One is GRANTED.

    Unverified or unsworn responses are tantamount to no response at all. (Appleton v. Superior Court (1988) 206 Cal.App.3d 632, 636.) Plaintiff's form interrogatories were not swor...

  • ARBERRY VS THE SAN DIEGO UNIFIED PORT DISTRICT

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment or, in the Alternative, Summary Adjudication is GRANTED.

    "A plaintiff suing for violations of FEHA ordinarily cannot recover for acts occurring more than one year before the filing of the DFEH complaint." (Jumaane v. City of Los Angeles (201...

  • MILDRED ADKINS VS. DEWEY SERVICES INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendant's Demurrer to the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, and Sixteenth Causes of Action Asserted in Plaintiffs' Second Amended Complaint is OVERRULED. Defendant demurrers based on laches. The Court must treat the demurrer as admitting all material facts properly pleaded, and may...

  • GOMEZ V PLA-ART INTERNATIONAL INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) Defendant Frank Edward Plant, Jr.'s Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (2) Defendant Pla-Art International, Inc. dba San Diego Cold Storage's Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (3) Defendant Frank Edward Plant III's Motion for an Order Grantin...

  • PREMIUM PRODUCE LLC VS KETTNER & GRAPE INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant PREMIUM PRODUCE LLC and Cross-Defendants PRISCILLA VILCHIS and ELITE MANAGEMENT ADVANTAGE, INC.'s ("Moving Parties") Motion to Stay Proceedings Due to Failure of STONE ASH, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, to Qualify to Transaction Business in Californi...

  • ALPHATEC SPINE INC VS NUVASIVE INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) Defendant NuVasive, Inc.'s Motion to Compel Deposition of Alphatec Spine, Inc.'s Person Most Knowledgeable is GRANTED.

    A party may obtain discovery regarding any matter so long as the requested information is reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible...

  • GOMEZ V PLA-ART INTERNATIONAL INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) Defendant Frank Edward Plant, Jr.'s Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (2) Defendant Pla-Art International, Inc. dba San Diego Cold Storage's Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (3) Defendant Frank Edward Plant III's Motion for an Order Grantin...

  • VANESSA SPIRIT WOLF VS GENERAL MOTORS LLC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Further Responses to Request for Production of Documents, Set One is GRANTED, in part.

    Plaintiffs seek to compel further responses to Requests for Production of Documents, Set One Nos. 7, 10, 18, 20-23, 25, 37-41, 43, 59, 70, 72-73, 78, 86 and 93 (coll...

  • GOMEZ V PLA-ART INTERNATIONAL INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) Defendant Frank Edward Plant, Jr.'s Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (2) Defendant Pla-Art International, Inc. dba San Diego Cold Storage's Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (3) Defendant Frank Edward Plant III's Motion for an Order Grantin...

  • VANESSA SPIRIT WOLF VS GENERAL MOTORS LLC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Further Responses to Request for Production of Documents, Set One is GRANTED, in part.

    Plaintiffs seek to compel further responses to Requests for Production of Documents, Set One Nos. 7, 10, 18, 20-23, 25, 37-41, 43, 59, 70, 72-73, 78, 86 and 93 (coll...

  • GOMEZ V PLA-ART INTERNATIONAL INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) Defendant Frank Edward Plant, Jr.'s Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (2) Defendant Pla-Art International, Inc. dba San Diego Cold Storage's Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (3) Defendant Frank Edward Plant III's Motion for an Order Grantin...

  • JOHNSON VS KTS TRANSPORTATION INC [E-FILE]

    Nov 01, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement is GRANTED.

    The Court adopts as its own the proposed order filed by Plaintiff with the modification as to the date of the Final Approval Hearing. The hearing on the final approval of the class action settlement...

  • ALPHATEC SPINE INC VS NUVASIVE INC

    Nov 01, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: The Motion of Plaintiff Alphatec Spine, Inc. for Protective Order Prohibiting the Deposition of Patrick Miles, or Alternatively Limiting its Scope and Duration is GRANTED. It is undisputed that Patrick Miles, as CEO of Alphatec Spine, Inc. ("Alphatec"), is an apex employee. [W]hen a plain...

  • LALEZARY LAW FIRM LLP VS. VARGAS

    Nov 01, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiff's UNOPPOSED Motion for Release of Interpleaded Funds to Plaintiff Lalezary Law Firm, LLP is GRANTED.

    Failure to file an opposition to the motion indicates Defendants' acquiescence that the motion is meritorious. (California Rules of Court, Rule 8.54(c).) The remaining de...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Judith F. Hayes

  • ALPHATEC SPINE INC VS NUVASIVE INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) Defendant NuVasive, Inc.'s Motion to Compel Deposition of Alphatec Spine, Inc.'s Person Most Knowledgeable is GRANTED.

    A party may obtain discovery regarding any matter so long as the requested information is reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible...

  • GOMEZ V PLA-ART INTERNATIONAL INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) Defendant Frank Edward Plant, Jr.'s Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (2) Defendant Pla-Art International, Inc. dba San Diego Cold Storage's Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (3) Defendant Frank Edward Plant III's Motion for an Order Grantin...

  • GOMEZ V PLA-ART INTERNATIONAL INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) Defendant Frank Edward Plant, Jr.'s Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (2) Defendant Pla-Art International, Inc. dba San Diego Cold Storage's Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (3) Defendant Frank Edward Plant III's Motion for an Order Grantin...

  • CHARLES POGGIOLI VS ROBERT POGGIOLI

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiff's Motion to Enforce Settlement is DENIED.

    On January 19, 2018, the Court appointed Genevieve Chestnut as the guardian ad litem for Plaintiff. Defendant asserts that Lisa Wilkie received the K-1 for BP Investments by early April 2018. The parties attended mediation on May...

  • ALPHATEC SPINE INC VS NUVASIVE INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) Defendant NuVasive, Inc.'s Motion to Compel Deposition of Alphatec Spine, Inc.'s Person Most Knowledgeable is GRANTED.

    A party may obtain discovery regarding any matter so long as the requested information is reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible...

  • ALPHATEC SPINE INC VS NUVASIVE INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) Defendant NuVasive, Inc.'s Motion to Compel Deposition of Alphatec Spine, Inc.'s Person Most Knowledgeable is GRANTED.

    A party may obtain discovery regarding any matter so long as the requested information is reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible...

  • SEGERSTROM VS. YERGOVICH

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to Conduct Pretrial Financial Discovery of Defendants Jeffrey Yergovich and R&A Motorsports is GRANTED.

    Defendant argue the actions for which punitive damages are brought really arise from the contract. Punitive damages under Civil Code section 3294 ar...

  • PREMIUM PRODUCE LLC VS KETTNER & GRAPE INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant PREMIUM PRODUCE LLC and Cross-Defendants PRISCILLA VILCHIS and ELITE MANAGEMENT ADVANTAGE, INC.'s ("Moving Parties") Motion to Stay Proceedings Due to Failure of STONE ASH, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, to Qualify to Transaction Business in Californi...

  • SEGERSTROM VS. YERGOVICH

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to Conduct Pretrial Financial Discovery of Defendants Jeffrey Yergovich and R&A Motorsports is GRANTED.

    Defendant argue the actions for which punitive damages are brought really arise from the contract. Punitive damages under Civil Code section 3294 ar...

  • CHARLES POGGIOLI VS ROBERT POGGIOLI

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiff's Motion to Enforce Settlement is DENIED.

    On January 19, 2018, the Court appointed Genevieve Chestnut as the guardian ad litem for Plaintiff. Defendant asserts that Lisa Wilkie received the K-1 for BP Investments by early April 2018. The parties attended mediation on May...

  • NITAI PARTNERS INC VS DOMAIN CABINETS DIRECT INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) Defendant's Motion to Compel Further Responses to Form Interrogatories, Set One is GRANTED.

    Unverified or unsworn responses are tantamount to no response at all. (Appleton v. Superior Court (1988) 206 Cal.App.3d 632, 636.) Plaintiff's form interrogatories were not swor...

  • ARBERRY VS THE SAN DIEGO UNIFIED PORT DISTRICT

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment or, in the Alternative, Summary Adjudication is GRANTED.

    "A plaintiff suing for violations of FEHA ordinarily cannot recover for acts occurring more than one year before the filing of the DFEH complaint." (Jumaane v. City of Los Angeles (201...

  • MILDRED ADKINS VS. DEWEY SERVICES INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendant's Demurrer to the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, and Sixteenth Causes of Action Asserted in Plaintiffs' Second Amended Complaint is OVERRULED. Defendant demurrers based on laches. The Court must treat the demurrer as admitting all material facts properly pleaded, and may...

  • GOMEZ V PLA-ART INTERNATIONAL INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) Defendant Frank Edward Plant, Jr.'s Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (2) Defendant Pla-Art International, Inc. dba San Diego Cold Storage's Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (3) Defendant Frank Edward Plant III's Motion for an Order Grantin...

  • PREMIUM PRODUCE LLC VS KETTNER & GRAPE INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant PREMIUM PRODUCE LLC and Cross-Defendants PRISCILLA VILCHIS and ELITE MANAGEMENT ADVANTAGE, INC.'s ("Moving Parties") Motion to Stay Proceedings Due to Failure of STONE ASH, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, to Qualify to Transaction Business in Californi...

  • ALPHATEC SPINE INC VS NUVASIVE INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) Defendant NuVasive, Inc.'s Motion to Compel Deposition of Alphatec Spine, Inc.'s Person Most Knowledgeable is GRANTED.

    A party may obtain discovery regarding any matter so long as the requested information is reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible...

  • GOMEZ V PLA-ART INTERNATIONAL INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) Defendant Frank Edward Plant, Jr.'s Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (2) Defendant Pla-Art International, Inc. dba San Diego Cold Storage's Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (3) Defendant Frank Edward Plant III's Motion for an Order Grantin...

  • VANESSA SPIRIT WOLF VS GENERAL MOTORS LLC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Further Responses to Request for Production of Documents, Set One is GRANTED, in part.

    Plaintiffs seek to compel further responses to Requests for Production of Documents, Set One Nos. 7, 10, 18, 20-23, 25, 37-41, 43, 59, 70, 72-73, 78, 86 and 93 (coll...

  • GOMEZ V PLA-ART INTERNATIONAL INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) Defendant Frank Edward Plant, Jr.'s Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (2) Defendant Pla-Art International, Inc. dba San Diego Cold Storage's Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (3) Defendant Frank Edward Plant III's Motion for an Order Grantin...

  • VANESSA SPIRIT WOLF VS GENERAL MOTORS LLC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Further Responses to Request for Production of Documents, Set One is GRANTED, in part.

    Plaintiffs seek to compel further responses to Requests for Production of Documents, Set One Nos. 7, 10, 18, 20-23, 25, 37-41, 43, 59, 70, 72-73, 78, 86 and 93 (coll...

  • GOMEZ V PLA-ART INTERNATIONAL INC

    Nov 08, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING:

    (1) Defendant Frank Edward Plant, Jr.'s Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (2) Defendant Pla-Art International, Inc. dba San Diego Cold Storage's Motion for an Order Granting Judgment on Pleadings; (3) Defendant Frank Edward Plant III's Motion for an Order Grantin...

  • JOHNSON VS KTS TRANSPORTATION INC [E-FILE]

    Nov 01, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement is GRANTED.

    The Court adopts as its own the proposed order filed by Plaintiff with the modification as to the date of the Final Approval Hearing. The hearing on the final approval of the class action settlement...

  • ALPHATEC SPINE INC VS NUVASIVE INC

    Nov 01, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: The Motion of Plaintiff Alphatec Spine, Inc. for Protective Order Prohibiting the Deposition of Patrick Miles, or Alternatively Limiting its Scope and Duration is GRANTED. It is undisputed that Patrick Miles, as CEO of Alphatec Spine, Inc. ("Alphatec"), is an apex employee. [W]hen a plain...

  • LALEZARY LAW FIRM LLP VS. VARGAS

    Nov 01, 2018 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiff's UNOPPOSED Motion for Release of Interpleaded Funds to Plaintiff Lalezary Law Firm, LLP is GRANTED.

    Failure to file an opposition to the motion indicates Defendants' acquiescence that the motion is meritorious. (California Rules of Court, Rule 8.54(c).) The remaining de...

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