The Honorable Katherine A. Bacal

San Diego County Superior Court, Department SD-69

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Biography

The Hon. Katherine A. Bacal is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. She was appointed by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2008, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Thomas C. Hendrix.

Bacal earned a B.A. from the University of Redlands in 1985. She then received a J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991.

She began her legal career as an associate with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in 1991. After working with the firm for nine years, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher closed its San Diego office in 2000. She then joined Baker & McKenzie as an associate, eventually becoming a national partner in 2003. She held this position until her appointment to the bench.

Bacal has served as president of the Lawyers Club of San Diego. She has also been a member of the Louis M. Welsh Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

She is a recipient of the Belva Lockwood Award from the Lawyers Club of San Diego.

She is registered as a Democrat.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Katherine A. Bacal

  • F&R REAL ESTATE INC VS PANCHO VILLA 2 LLC

    Jul 09, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Pancho Villa No. 2, LLC's motion for attorneys' fees and costs is GRANTED.

    Preliminary Matters

    Plaintiff's request for judicial notice is denied. While the Court is bound to follow all relevant statutory authority, plaintiff has not shown why Code of Civil Procedure...

  • JOSHUA GONZALES VS VIVINT SOLAR DEVELOPER LLC [EFILE]

    Jul 09, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiffs' unopposed motion for final approval of class action settlement and application for attorneys' fees, costs, enhancements awards and final judgment is GRANTED.

    Background

    This action was filed on behalf of individuals who worked as a Sales Manager, Sales M...

  • SIMCO SERVICES INC VS KLAREN TRADING LLC

    Jul 09, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant David Spriggs II's ("Spriggs") motion to vacate and set aside entry of default is GRANTED. Spriggs must file his general denial forthwith. A case management conference is scheduled for August 28 at 10:15 a.m.

    Background

    According to the complaint, in 2018 ...

  • CLARK VS ANNTAYLOR RETAIL INC [E-FILE]

    Jun 25, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion for final approval of a class action settlement is continued until July 17 at 1:30 p.m. The Court previously granted preliminary approval, finding the settlement to be fair, adequate and reasonable. This determination is unchanged. However, the Court cannot find the attorney's fees reque...

  • CLARK VS ANNTAYLOR RETAIL INC [E-FILE]

    Jun 25, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion for final approval of a class action settlement is continued until July 17 at 1:30 p.m. The Court previously granted preliminary approval, finding the settlement to be fair, adequate and reasonable. This determination is unchanged. However, the Court cannot find the attorney's fees reque...

  • EMPLOYEE HEALTH SYSTEMS MEDICAL GROUP INC VS LEGACY MEDICAL GROUP INC

    Jun 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The demurer to the first amended complaint ("FAC"), filed by defendants Legacy Medical Group, Inc. ("Legacy"), Annabelle Razon-San Angel, M.D., Nexus Strategic Management, LLC, Paul Hernandez, Rodney Hood, M.D., Maria Lourdes Mara, M.D., Alfredo Quinonez, M.D. and Kofi Sefa-Boakye, M.D. (collectively, "Leg...

  • ROUSSEAU VS METROPOLITAN TRANSIT SYSTEM

    Jun 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Eric McIntosh's unopposed motion to be relieved as counsel for plaintiff Helen Rousseau is granted. Counsel is ordered to serve notice on his client within 5 court days of the date of this ruling. Counsel will be relieved as of the date that proof of service of the signed order is filed with the Court.

    ...

  • EMPLOYEE HEALTH SYSTEMS MEDICAL GROUP INC VS LEGACY MEDICAL GROUP INC

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • WELLS FARGO BANK NA VS HUYNH

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • EMPLOYEE HEALTH SYSTEMS MEDICAL GROUP INC VS LEGACY MEDICAL GROUP INC

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • STEPHANIE ROJAS VS CONSTELLATION HOMEBUILDER SYSTEMS INC [E-FILE]

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • NORGUARD INSURANCE COMPANY VS BETTER THAN NEW HOMES INC

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • NUCCO LLC VS NON-NEWTONIAN MANAGEMENT LLC

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • STRACHOTA INSURANCE AGENCY VS POTTER

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • SPECHT VS. DOWNSTREAM SERVICES INC

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • NUCCO LLC VS NON-NEWTONIAN MANAGEMENT LLC

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • JAMES D SHAFFER TRUSTEE OF THE SHAFFER FAMILY TRUST DATED JUNE 15 2000 VS RALPH G AYALA JR TRUSTEE OF THE RALPH G AYALA JR FAMILY TRUST

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • SPECHT VS. DOWNSTREAM SERVICES INC

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • LE VS SF SAN DIEGO INC

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • SPECHT VS. DOWNSTREAM SERVICES INC

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • LE VS SF SAN DIEGO INC

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • CORONA VS HOOK

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • SHARP MEMORIAL HOSPITAL VS KAISER FOUNDATION HEALTH PLAN INC

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • MASANES VS VARGAS MEJIA

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed demurrer to the 1st and 2nd causes of action of the third amended complaint ("TAC"), filed by defendant Maria Mejia (erroneously sued as Ma D. Vargas Mejia), is sustained without leave to amend. Defendant has 20 days to file an answer.

    Background and Discussion

    This is an acti...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Katherine A. Bacal

  • F&R REAL ESTATE INC VS PANCHO VILLA 2 LLC

    Jul 09, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Pancho Villa No. 2, LLC's motion for attorneys' fees and costs is GRANTED.

    Preliminary Matters

    Plaintiff's request for judicial notice is denied. While the Court is bound to follow all relevant statutory authority, plaintiff has not shown why Code of Civil Procedure...

  • JOSHUA GONZALES VS VIVINT SOLAR DEVELOPER LLC [EFILE]

    Jul 09, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiffs' unopposed motion for final approval of class action settlement and application for attorneys' fees, costs, enhancements awards and final judgment is GRANTED.

    Background

    This action was filed on behalf of individuals who worked as a Sales Manager, Sales M...

  • SIMCO SERVICES INC VS KLAREN TRADING LLC

    Jul 09, 2020 |  San Diego County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant David Spriggs II's ("Spriggs") motion to vacate and set aside entry of default is GRANTED. Spriggs must file his general denial forthwith. A case management conference is scheduled for August 28 at 10:15 a.m.

    Background

    According to the complaint, in 2018 ...

  • CLARK VS ANNTAYLOR RETAIL INC [E-FILE]

    Jun 25, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion for final approval of a class action settlement is continued until July 17 at 1:30 p.m. The Court previously granted preliminary approval, finding the settlement to be fair, adequate and reasonable. This determination is unchanged. However, the Court cannot find the attorney's fees reque...

  • CLARK VS ANNTAYLOR RETAIL INC [E-FILE]

    Jun 25, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion for final approval of a class action settlement is continued until July 17 at 1:30 p.m. The Court previously granted preliminary approval, finding the settlement to be fair, adequate and reasonable. This determination is unchanged. However, the Court cannot find the attorney's fees reque...

  • EMPLOYEE HEALTH SYSTEMS MEDICAL GROUP INC VS LEGACY MEDICAL GROUP INC

    Jun 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The demurer to the first amended complaint ("FAC"), filed by defendants Legacy Medical Group, Inc. ("Legacy"), Annabelle Razon-San Angel, M.D., Nexus Strategic Management, LLC, Paul Hernandez, Rodney Hood, M.D., Maria Lourdes Mara, M.D., Alfredo Quinonez, M.D. and Kofi Sefa-Boakye, M.D. (collectively, "Leg...

  • ROUSSEAU VS METROPOLITAN TRANSIT SYSTEM

    Jun 24, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Eric McIntosh's unopposed motion to be relieved as counsel for plaintiff Helen Rousseau is granted. Counsel is ordered to serve notice on his client within 5 court days of the date of this ruling. Counsel will be relieved as of the date that proof of service of the signed order is filed with the Court.

    ...

  • EMPLOYEE HEALTH SYSTEMS MEDICAL GROUP INC VS LEGACY MEDICAL GROUP INC

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • WELLS FARGO BANK NA VS HUYNH

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • EMPLOYEE HEALTH SYSTEMS MEDICAL GROUP INC VS LEGACY MEDICAL GROUP INC

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • STEPHANIE ROJAS VS CONSTELLATION HOMEBUILDER SYSTEMS INC [E-FILE]

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • NORGUARD INSURANCE COMPANY VS BETTER THAN NEW HOMES INC

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • NUCCO LLC VS NON-NEWTONIAN MANAGEMENT LLC

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • STRACHOTA INSURANCE AGENCY VS POTTER

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • SPECHT VS. DOWNSTREAM SERVICES INC

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • NUCCO LLC VS NON-NEWTONIAN MANAGEMENT LLC

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • JAMES D SHAFFER TRUSTEE OF THE SHAFFER FAMILY TRUST DATED JUNE 15 2000 VS RALPH G AYALA JR TRUSTEE OF THE RALPH G AYALA JR FAMILY TRUST

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • SPECHT VS. DOWNSTREAM SERVICES INC

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • LE VS SF SAN DIEGO INC

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • SPECHT VS. DOWNSTREAM SERVICES INC

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • LE VS SF SAN DIEGO INC

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • CORONA VS HOOK

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • SHARP MEMORIAL HOSPITAL VS KAISER FOUNDATION HEALTH PLAN INC

    Mar 16, 2020 |  San Diego County

    By order of the Presiding Judge, the San Diego Superior Court will be closed from March 17, 2020 at least through April 6, 2020. All motions will be rescheduled to the first available date after the Court reopens.

    ...

  • MASANES VS VARGAS MEJIA

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed demurrer to the 1st and 2nd causes of action of the third amended complaint ("TAC"), filed by defendant Maria Mejia (erroneously sued as Ma D. Vargas Mejia), is sustained without leave to amend. Defendant has 20 days to file an answer.

    Background and Discussion

    This is an acti...

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