The Honorable Katherine A. Bacal

CA Bar #: 157002 (December 1991)

Appointed By: Gov. Arnold A. Schwarzenegger

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

  • PRICE VS THE CITY OF ANAHEIM

    Sep 29, 2030 Judge William D CLASTER |  Orange County

    Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction
    Provided that the City will stipulate to a preliminary injunction with respect to the provisions of Ordinance No. 6374 relating to immediate warrantless access to the short-term rental (STR) units, the Court DENIES the application for a preliminary injunct...

  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY VS. SANTA ANA RV STORAGE, L.P.

    Apr 25, 2026 Orange County

    On March 1, 2019 the Court issued its ruling regarding the interpretation of Section 13.2(f) of the parties’ lease agreement. At the conclusion of oral argument relating to that issue, the Court allowed the parties the opportunity to brief two additional questions: (1) whether under the terms of the lease ...

  • T-12 THREE, LLC VS. TURNER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

    Apr 25, 2026 Orange County

    1)Defendant Saddleback Corp's Motion for Summary Judgment or, Alternatively, Summary Adjudication Against Plaintiffs 2)Defendant California Sheet Metal Works, Inc.'s Motion for Summary Adjudication 3)Defendants University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc.; Division 8, Inc.; and Wirtz Tile & Stone ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF NATALIE SABBE

    Mar 29, 2022 Ventura County

    The inventory and appraisal was filed by Limited Conservators on 06/18/21. The Court has reviewed the I&A, and it is complete. No appearance is required.

    Bond not required. The Court waives the accountings as long as the estate remains within the limits set by PC §2628.

    The court date of 3/...

  • IN THE MATTER OF NATHAN LACQUEMENT

    Feb 15, 2022 Ventura County

    The inventory and appraisal ("I&A") was due by 05/24/21. As of 05/27/21, it has not been filed. Unless the I&A is filed before the hearing, the Court will set an OSC re Failure to File Inventory and Appraisal and require the mandatory appearance by Conservator Laarni Lacquement.

    The Clerk shall giv...

  • IN THE MATTER OF RICHARD CASE

    Jan 18, 2022 Ventura County

    The inventory and appraisal was filed by Conservator on 3/16/21. The Court has reviewed the I&A, and it is complete. No appearance is required. Bond waived. Accountings waived per Prob. C. §2628.

    The court date of 1/18/22 remains as previously ordered.

    The Clerk shall give notice.

    _...

  • GABRIELA CABRERA VS HELEN LANUZA AS TRUSTEE OF THE LANUZA FAMILY TRUST

    Dec 22, 2021 Los Angeles County

    Case Number:
    21PSCV00139
    Hearing Date:
    December 22, 2021
    Dept:
    R
    Plaintiff
    Gabriela Cabrera’s
    APPLICATION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT





    Tentative Ruling



    Plaintiff
    Gabriela Cabrera’s

  • Nov 23, 2021 Los Angeles County

    Case Number:
    19PSCV001121
    Hearing Date:
    November 23, 2021
    Dept:
    O Plaintiff's Request for Default Judgment is DENIED without prejudice for the following reasons:
    1. No Request for Entry of Default has been granted by court..
    2. Name of Defendant in Proposed ...

  • ANDREW J. SHAW VS SANDY R. MILLIGAN

    Nov 23, 2021 Los Angeles County

    Case Number:
    19PSCV01121
    Hearing Date:
    November 23, 2021
    Dept:
    O Plaintiff's Request for Default Judgment is DENIED without prejudice based on the following:
    1. Plaintiff not entitled to prejudgment interest
    2. Loss of use value is uncertain and insufficent ...

  • (NO CASE NAME AVAILABLE)

    Nov 23, 2021 Los Angeles County

    Plaintiff's Request for Default Judgment is DENIED without prejudice for the following reasons:1. No Request for Entry of Default has been granted by court..2. Name of Defendant in Proposed Judgment (i.e. DBA B&J Marine) is different than name of Defendant in the Complaint.3. No evidence to support claim f...

  • NEWREZ LLC D/B/A SHELLPOINT MORTGAGE SERVICING VS RAUL NEVAREZ, ET AL.

    Nov 17, 2021 Los Angeles County

    Case Number:
    21PSCV00288
    Hearing Date:
    November 17, 2021
    Dept:
    R
    Plaintiff NewRez, LLC dba Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing’s APPLICATION FOR

    DEFAULT JUDGMENT



    Tentative Ruling



    Plaintiff NewRez, LLC d...

  • JAMEY BLAIR VS SUPERIOR HD INVESTMENTS LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, ET AL.

    Oct 28, 2021 Los Angeles County

    Case Number:
    21PSCV00008
    Hearing Date:
    October 28, 2021
    Dept:
    R
    Plaintiff Jamey Blair’s APPLICATION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT





    Tentative Ruling



    Plaintiff Jamey Blair’s Application for Default Judgment ...

  • Oct 26, 2021 Los Angeles County

    Case Number:
    21PSCV00470
    Hearing Date:
    October 26, 2021
    Dept:
    R
    Plaintiff Brackett Hangar, LLC’s APPLICATION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT





    Tentative Ruling



    Plaintiff Brackett Hangar, LLC’s Application for...

  • Oct 25, 2021 Los Angeles County

    Case Number:
    21PSCV00441
    Hearing Date:
    October 25, 2021
    Dept:
    R
    Plaintiff Rebecca Castillo’s APPLICATION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT



    Tentative Ruling



    Plaintiff Rebecca Castillo’s Application for Default Judgment is D...

  • KINZOUKU TRADING SDN BHD, A PRIVATE LIMITED COMPANY VS J & R LPC CORPORATION, A CORPORATION

    Oct 20, 2021 Los Angeles County

    Case Number:
    20PSCV00614
    Hearing Date:
    October 20, 2021
    Dept:
    J




    OSC DATE:


    Wednesday, October 20, 2021




    RE:
    ...

  • KINZOUKU TRADING SDN BHD, A PRIVATE LIMITED COMPANY VS J & R LPC CORPORATION, A CORPORATION

    Oct 20, 2021 Los Angeles County

    OSC DATE: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

    RE: Kinzouku Trading SDN BHD v. J&R LPC Corporation (20PSCV00614)

    ______________________________________________________________________________

    Plaintiff Kinzouku Trading SDN BHD’s APPLICATION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT

    Tentative Ruling

    ...

  • KINZOUKU TRADING SDN BHD, A PRIVATE LIMITED COMPANY VS J & R LPC CORPORATION, A CORPORATION

    Oct 20, 2021 Los Angeles County

    OSC DATE: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

    RE: Kinzouku Trading SDN BHD v. J&R LPC Corporation (20PSCV00614)

    ______________________________________________________________________________

    Plaintiff Kinzouku Trading SDN BHD’s APPLICATION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT

    Tentative Ruling

    ...

  • RACHEL METCALF VS SUPERIOR HD INVESTMENTS LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, ET AL.

    Oct 15, 2021 Los Angeles County

    Case Number:
    21PSCV00009
    Hearing Date:
    October 15, 2021
    Dept:
    O .Plaintiff's Request for a Default Judgement is DENIED without prejudice for the following reason:
    1. Attorney's Fees should be calculated via L.R. 3.214

    ...

  • IRMA FAJARDO VS ABNER FUENTES

    Oct 07, 2021 Los Angeles County

    Case Number:
    20PSCV00733
    Hearing Date:
    October 7, 2021
    Dept:
    R
    Plaintiff Irma Fajardo dba El Barril Bar’s APPLICATION FOR DEFAULT

    JUDGMENT





    Tentative Ruling



    Plaintiff Irma Fajardo dba...

  • HECTOR ARCEO VS HUNG VAN NGO, ET AL.

    Oct 05, 2021 Los Angeles County

    Case Number:
    20PSCV00594
    Hearing Date:
    October 5, 2021
    Dept:
    R
    Plaintiff Hector Arceo’s APPLICATION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT



    Tentative Ruling



    Plaintiff Hector Arceo’s Application for Default Judgment is DENIED

  • BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. VS DAYNA DAYEON KIM

    Oct 01, 2021 Los Angeles County

    Case Number:
    21PSCV00215
    Hearing Date:
    October 1, 2021
    Dept:
    R
    Plaintiff
    Bank of America, N.A.’s
    APPLICATION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT





    Tentative Ruling



    Plaintiff Bank of America, N.A.’s Ap...

  • SCOTT HELF VS WESTERN UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

    Sep 30, 2021 Los Angeles County

    Case Number:
    20PSCV00890
    Hearing Date:
    September 30, 2021
    Dept:
    R
    Plaintiff Scott Helf’s MOTION TO TAX COSTS


    Responding Party: Defendant, Western University of Health Sciences



    Tentative Ruling


  • SUPER SERVICE TOWING RECOVERY, LLC VS BAATZ ENTERPRISES, INC. D/B/A TOW INDUSTRIES, ET AL.

    Sep 29, 2021 Los Angeles County

    Case Number:
    19PSCV00966
    Hearing Date:
    September 29, 2021
    Dept:
    R
    Defendants Baatz Enterprises, Inc. dba Tow Industries’ and Mark Baatz’s MOTION TO TAX AND STRIKE BELATEDLY FILED COST BILL


    Responding Party: None (unopposed, as of 9/17/21, 9...

  • Sep 28, 2021 Los Angeles County

    Case Number:
    21CMCP00099
    Hearing Date:
    September 28, 2021
    Dept:
    A IN THE MATTER OF MARK ANTHONY GOMEZ, PETITIONER. CASE NO: 21CMCP00099
    [TENTATIVE] ORDER CONTINUING THE OSC FOR CHANGE OF NAME
    Dept. A DATE: September 28, 2021 TIME: 8:30 A.M.

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    ENTERED IN ERROR

    On December 29, 9999 A Case Entered In Error (Family Law) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Travis County.

    Filed

    Dec 29, 9999

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    ERROR ENTRY

    Type

    CASE ENTERED IN ERROR (FAMILY LAW)

    County

    Travis County, TX

    Case Last Refreshed

    Dec 29, 9999

    ENTERED IN ERROR

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    Filed

    Dec 29, 2999

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    CASE ENTERED IN ERROR (GEN LIT )

    County

    Travis County, TX

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    Dec 29, 2999

    ENTERED IN ERROR

    On December 12, 2999 A Case Entered In Error (Gen Lit ) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Travis County.

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    Dec 12, 2999

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    ERROR ENTRY

    Type

    CASE ENTERED IN ERROR (GEN LIT )

    County

    Travis County, TX

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    Dec 12, 2999

    ENTERED IN ERRO

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    CASE ENTERED IN ERROR (GEN LIT )

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    ENTERED IN ERROR

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    Filed

    Dec 12, 2999

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    ERROR ENTRY

    Type

    CASE ENTERED IN ERROR (GEN LIT )

    County

    Travis County, TX

    Case Last Refreshed

    Dec 12, 2999

    ENTERED IN ERROR

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    Filed

    Dec 12, 2999

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    ERROR ENTRY

    Type

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    County

    Travis County, TX

    Case Last Refreshed

    Dec 12, 2999

    ENTERED IN ERROR

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    Filed

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    ERROR ENTRY

    Type

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    County

    Travis County, TX

    Case Last Refreshed

    Dec 12, 2999

    ENTERED IN ERROR

    On December 12, 2999 A Case Entered In Error (Family Law) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Travis County.

    Filed

    Dec 12, 2999

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    ERROR ENTRY

    Type

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    County

    Travis County, TX

    ENTERED IN ERROR

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    Filed

    Dec 12, 2999

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    ERROR ENTRY

    Type

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    ENTERED IN ERROR

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    Filed

    Dec 12, 2999

    Status

    ERROR ENTRY

    Type

    CASE ENTERED IN ERROR (GEN LIT )

    County

    Travis County, TX

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    Dec 12, 2999

    ENTERED IN ERROR

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    Filed

    Dec 12, 2999

    Status

    ERROR ENTRY

    Type

    CASE ENTERED IN ERROR (FAMILY LAW)

    County

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    ENTERED IN ERROR

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    Filed

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    County

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    Dec 12, 2999

    ENTERED IN ERROR

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    Filed

    Dec 12, 2999

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    Type

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    County

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    ENTERED IN ERROR

    On December 12, 2999 A Case Entered In Error (Gen Lit ) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Travis County.

    Filed

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    Status

    ERROR ENTRY

    Type

    CASE ENTERED IN ERROR (GEN LIT )

    County

    Travis County, TX

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    THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA vs FLANAGAN, KYLE RAY

    On July 24, 2218 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County. Judge Meredith, Lynne R presiding.

    Filed

    Jul 24, 2218

    Status

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    County

    Stanislaus County, CA

    Judge

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    Case Last Refreshed

    Feb 04, 2021

    People of the State of California vs. Mauricio Rosales

    On February 8, 2121 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Merced County.

    Filed

    Feb 08, 2121

    Status

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    County

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    Case Last Refreshed

    Jul 08, 2021

    The People of the State of California vs ALFONSO B CARDENAS

    On July 9, 2070 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Kings County.

    Filed

    Jul 09, 2070

    Status

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    County

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    Case Last Refreshed

    Jul 09, 2070

    CITY OF LOS ANGELES VS BIRD, RUTH

    On July 2, 2031 A Civil (Limited Jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County.

    Filed

    Jul 02, 2031

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    Disposed

    Type

    Civil (Limited Jurisdiction)

    County

    Los Angeles County, CA

    Case Last Refreshed

    Feb 18, 2021

    AMERICREDIT FINANCIAL SERVICES VS Litika Flourney

    On December 29, 2030 case was filed in the jurisdiction of DeKalb County. Judge Sacks, Albert R presiding.

    Filed

    Dec 29, 2030

    Status

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    County

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    Judge

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    IRIBARREN, KELLEY VS IRIBARREN, ANTONIO

    On May 11, 2030 A Dv Prevention W/O Minor Children (General Jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Judge Valerie L. presiding.

    Filed

    May 11, 2030

    Status

    Open 05/11/2030

    Type

    DV Prevention w/o Minor Children (General Jurisdiction)

    County

    Los Angeles County, CA

    Judge

    Hon. Valerie L.

    Case Last Refreshed

    May 11, 2030

    ALYSSA FLORES VS FORD MOTOR CO.,ET AL.

    On February 27, 2028 An Other Breach Of Contract/Warranty (Not Fraud Or Negligence) (General Jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County.

    Filed

    Feb 27, 2028

    Status

    Court-Ordered Dismissal - Other (Other) 12/18/2008

    Type

    Other Breach of Contract/Warranty (not fraud or negligence) (General Jurisdiction)

    County

    Los Angeles County, CA

    Case Last Refreshed

    Feb 27, 2028

    ESTATE OF HOPE MORGAN, DECEASED

    On March 3, 2027 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Brazos County. Judge Locke, Jim presiding.

    Filed

    Mar 03, 2027

    Status

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    County

    Brazos County, TX

    Judge

    Hon. Locke, Jim

    Case Last Refreshed

    Mar 03, 2027

    JOINT PETITION OF: LEVY, LINOY AND JAMES, WESLEY MARTIN

    On December 29, 2021 A Joint Petition For Summary Dissolution (General Jurisdiction) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County.

    Filed

    Dec 29, 2021

    Status

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    Type

    Joint Petition for Summary Dissolution (General Jurisdiction)

    County

    Los Angeles County, CA

    Case Last Refreshed

    Jan 08, 2021

    The People of the State of California vs. HAMLET ARAKEYAN

    On December 28, 2021 case was filed in the jurisdiction of San Bernardino County. Judge Baxter, James R presiding.

    Filed

    Dec 28, 2021

    Status

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    County

    San Bernardino County, CA

    Case Last Refreshed

    Sep 14, 2021

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