The Honorable Kenneth R. Freeman

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 014

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Biography

The Hon. Kenneth R. Freeman is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was originally appointed to the Municipal Court in 1990 by former Governor George Deukmejian.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Freeman worked as a deputy district attorney for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

At the time of his appointment, Freeman resided in Canoga Park, California.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Kenneth R. Freeman

  • TOTAL AIRPORT SERVICES WAGE AND HOUR CASES

    Mar 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    TOTAL AIRPORT SERVICES WAGE AND HOUR CASES

    PETITION FOR COORDINATION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant petition for coordination; recommend and determine Los Angeles County to be the appropriate venue for the coordinated matter to be heard, and select the Second Appellate District as the revie...

  • JOSUE IVAN PERALTA ET AL VS SAN GABRIEL TEMPORARY STAFFING S

    Mar 03, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Josue Ivan Peralta, et al. v. San Gabriel Temporary Staffing Services, LLC, et al.

    MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AND MOTION FOR FEES, COSTS, AND INCENTIVE PAYMENT

    TENTATIVE RULING

    GRANT final approval, finding that the settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequ...

  • WUN-LING CHANG, M.D., INC. VS BLUE CROSS OF CALIFORNIA, ET AL.

    Feb 20, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    WUN-LING CHANG, M.D., INC. V. BLUE CROSS OF CALIFORNIA

    DEMURRER TO PLAINTIFF’S SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Overrule demurrer, but strike the request for late payment penalties and the references to a “fraudulent” UCL claim.

    DISCUSSION

    I. Background

    ...

  • JASON BROWNLEE VS CALIFORNIA INTERMODAL ASSOCIATES INC ET AL

    Feb 06, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    BROWNLEE V. CALIFORNIA INTERMODAL ASSOCIATES, INC.

    PETITION TO CONFIRM ARBITRATION AWARD

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant petition to confirm arbitration award

    DISCUSSION

    I. Background

    Plaintiff Jason Brownlee (“Plaintiff”) brought this putative class action against De...

  • JASON BROWNLEE VS CALIFORNIA INTERMODAL ASSOCIATES INC ET AL

    Feb 06, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    BROWNLEE V. CALIFORNIA INTERMODAL ASSOCIATES, INC.

    PETITION TO CONFIRM ARBITRATION AWARD

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant petition to confirm arbitration award

    DISCUSSION

    I. Background

    Plaintiff Jason Brownlee (“Plaintiff”) brought this putative class action against De...

  • DIANE STEIN VS BUILD.COM, INC.

    Jan 22, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    STEIN v. BUILD.COM, INC.

    DEMURRER TO FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT

    MOTION TO STRIKE PORTIONS OF FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Overrule demurrer in full; grant the motion to strike the references to restitution, without leave to amend; deny the motion to strike the refer...

  • CHARITY CARRASCO VS PURE DENTAL SOLUTIONS

    Dec 03, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    CHARITY CARRASCO v. PURE DENTAL SOLUTIONS

    MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AND MOTION FOR FEES, COSTS, AND INCENTIVE PAYMENT

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant Final Approval contingent on counsel providing an updated declaration from the administrator after the response dea...

  • CECILIA FAJARDO VS CENTAURUS FINANCIAL, INC.

    Dec 03, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    FAJARDO v. CENTAURUS FINANCIAL, INC.

    Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement

    TENTATIVE RULING

    GRANT preliminary approval contingent on Plaintiff filing and posting a declaration indicating the following:

    Approximately how many Class Members entered into in...

  • TONI BYERS VS UNITED STAFFING SOLUTIONS INC

    Oct 22, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    TONI BYERS V. UNITED STAFFING SOLUTIONS, INC.

    MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OR, ALTERNATIVELY, SUMMARY ADJUDICATION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant motion for summary judgment; motion for summary adjudication is moot

    DISCUSSION

    I. Background

    This is a putative wage-and-...

  • FOY & ASSOCIATES RIVERSTONE CASES

    Sep 26, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    FOY AND ASSOCIATES RIVERSTONE CASES

    PETITION FOR COORDINATION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant petition for coordination; suggest the Los Angeles Superior Court is the appropriate venue for the coordinated action to be heard; designate the Second Appellate District as the as the reviewing cou...

  • INSURANCE COMMISSIONER OF CALIFORNIA VS SUPERIOR NATIONAL

    Sep 26, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    INSURANCE COMMISSIONER OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA V. SUPERIOR NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANYAND CONSOLIDATED PROCEEDINGS

    MOTION #1 FOR APPROVAL OF REINSURANCE COMMUTATION AND SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH TRANSATLANTIC REINSURANCE CORPORATION AND LDG REINSURANCE CORPORATION

    MOTION #2 FOR APPROVAL O...

  • PLAINTIFF ROXANA CONTRERAS VS INTERSTATE HOTELS & RESORTS IN

    Sep 10, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    CONTRERAS v. INTERSTATE HOTELS & RESORTS, INC.

    MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AND MOTION FOR FEES, COSTS, AND INCENTIVE PAYMENT

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant Final Approval, contingent on the parties’ agreement being amended to direct the uncashed check funds to the S...

  • DAVID LIZARRAGA VS AMERICAN LANDSCAPE INC

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    DAVID LIZARRAGA V. AMERICAN LANDSCAPE, INC.

    MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Deny motion for class certification in full

    DISCUSSION

    I. Background

    This is a putative wage-and-hour class action. Plaintiff alleges that he was employed by Defendant...

  • GILEAD TENOFOVIR CASES

    Jul 30, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    GILEAD TENOFOVIR CASES

    Case No.: JCCP 5043

    Hearing Date: 7/30/19

    Department 14

    PETITION FOR COORDINATION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant petition for coordination; recommend Santa Clara County as the venue for the coordinated action; recommend the Sixth Appellate Dist...

  • HEALTH NET INC VS AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SPECIALTY LINES INS

    Jun 13, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    HEALTH NET, INC. v. AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SPECIALTY LINES INSURANCE COMPANY

    A. MOTION TO COMPEL DEPOSITIONS OF HILDA GONZALEZ AND EILEEN O’DONNELL AND MOTION TO SET ASIDE OR FOR RELIEF FROM THE OCTOBER 29, 2014 STIPULATION CONCERNING THESE DEPOSITIONS

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant motion ...

  • WALFRED L ESPESETH VS CALAMP CORP

    May 28, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    ESPESETH v. CALAMP CORP.

    MOTION TO TAX COSTS

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant in part and deny in part motion to tax, as follows:

    Line 1 – Filing and Motion Fees of $1,735.00

    Amount Taxed: $578.33

    Amount Awarded: $1,156.67

    Line 11 – Court reporter fees of $375....

  • BRENDA RENE JECKSON VS MANAGEMENT SOLUTION LLC

    Feb 26, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Jackson v. Management Solution, LLC

    MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant Preliminary approval, contingent upon the following:

    1. File a fully executed Amended Settlement Agreement which clearly states that Defendant will pay its share of payroll taxes separ...

  • WOOLSEY FIRE CASES

    Feb 05, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    WOOLSEY FIRE CASES

    PETITION FOR COORDINATION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant petition for coordination as to the seven (7) included actions in the original petition; recommend Los Angeles County as the venue for the coordination proceedings; deny the petition for coordination as to the poten...

  • CESAR CABUYALES VS TRANSPORT EXPRESS INC

    Jan 29, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    CABUYALES v. TRANSPORT EXPRESS, INC.

    MOTION FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Deny motion for judgment on the pleadings

    DISCUSSION

    I. Background

    This is a putative wage-and-hour class action. Plaintiff Cesar Cabuyales alleges that he and the puta...

  • JULIO CHANG VS FIDELITONE LAST MILE INC ET AL

    Jan 15, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Julio Chang v. Fidelitone Last Mile, Inc. et al.

    MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AND MOTION FOR FEES, COSTS, AND INCENTIVE PAYMENT

    TENTATIVE RULING

    GRANT final approval, finding that the settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate, contingent on counse...

  • MIGUEL MADRIGAL VS HONG HOLDINGS LLC

    Jan 03, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    MADRIGAL V. HONG HOLDINGS, LLC

    MOTION TO COMPEL ARBITRATION, STRIKE CLASS ACTION ALLEGATIONS, AND STAY PROCEEDINGS

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant motion to compel arbitration; sever the provision of the Arbitration Agreement requiring a pro rata split of arbitration fees and prohib...

  • EXPRESS MESSENGER SYSTEMS WAGE AND HOUR CASES

    Dec 18, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    EXPRESS MESSENGER SYSTEMS WAGE AND HOUR CASES

    Case No.: JCCP4789

    Hearing Date: 12/18/18

    Department 14

    MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    1) Order as follows in connection with motion for class certification:

    a) Grant, in part, bu...

  • FRANCISCO MIRANDA JR VS GUESS? RETAIL INC

    Dec 13, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    MIRANDA v. GUESS? RETAIL, INC.

    PETITION TO COMPEL ARBITRATION AND MOTION TO STAY ACTION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant petition to compel arbitration; compel Plaintiff’s claims (with the exception of the PAGA representative claim) to individual arbitration; and sever that portion o...

  • KAMESHIA BESSELLIEU VS METRO SHORE SERVICES LLC ET AL

    Nov 15, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    BESSELLIEU v. METRO SHORE SERVICES, LLC

    MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL TENTATIVE RULING

    Motion granted, contingent upon counsel providing proof of service of the Amended Settlement Agreement to the LWDA.

    Plaintiff to prepare a proposed order containing a calendar of events...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Kenneth R. Freeman

  • TOTAL AIRPORT SERVICES WAGE AND HOUR CASES

    Mar 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    TOTAL AIRPORT SERVICES WAGE AND HOUR CASES

    PETITION FOR COORDINATION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant petition for coordination; recommend and determine Los Angeles County to be the appropriate venue for the coordinated matter to be heard, and select the Second Appellate District as the revie...

  • JOSUE IVAN PERALTA ET AL VS SAN GABRIEL TEMPORARY STAFFING S

    Mar 03, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Josue Ivan Peralta, et al. v. San Gabriel Temporary Staffing Services, LLC, et al.

    MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AND MOTION FOR FEES, COSTS, AND INCENTIVE PAYMENT

    TENTATIVE RULING

    GRANT final approval, finding that the settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequ...

  • WUN-LING CHANG, M.D., INC. VS BLUE CROSS OF CALIFORNIA, ET AL.

    Feb 20, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    WUN-LING CHANG, M.D., INC. V. BLUE CROSS OF CALIFORNIA

    DEMURRER TO PLAINTIFF’S SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Overrule demurrer, but strike the request for late payment penalties and the references to a “fraudulent” UCL claim.

    DISCUSSION

    I. Background

    ...

  • JASON BROWNLEE VS CALIFORNIA INTERMODAL ASSOCIATES INC ET AL

    Feb 06, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    BROWNLEE V. CALIFORNIA INTERMODAL ASSOCIATES, INC.

    PETITION TO CONFIRM ARBITRATION AWARD

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant petition to confirm arbitration award

    DISCUSSION

    I. Background

    Plaintiff Jason Brownlee (“Plaintiff”) brought this putative class action against De...

  • JASON BROWNLEE VS CALIFORNIA INTERMODAL ASSOCIATES INC ET AL

    Feb 06, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    BROWNLEE V. CALIFORNIA INTERMODAL ASSOCIATES, INC.

    PETITION TO CONFIRM ARBITRATION AWARD

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant petition to confirm arbitration award

    DISCUSSION

    I. Background

    Plaintiff Jason Brownlee (“Plaintiff”) brought this putative class action against De...

  • DIANE STEIN VS BUILD.COM, INC.

    Jan 22, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    STEIN v. BUILD.COM, INC.

    DEMURRER TO FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT

    MOTION TO STRIKE PORTIONS OF FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Overrule demurrer in full; grant the motion to strike the references to restitution, without leave to amend; deny the motion to strike the refer...

  • CHARITY CARRASCO VS PURE DENTAL SOLUTIONS

    Dec 03, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    CHARITY CARRASCO v. PURE DENTAL SOLUTIONS

    MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AND MOTION FOR FEES, COSTS, AND INCENTIVE PAYMENT

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant Final Approval contingent on counsel providing an updated declaration from the administrator after the response dea...

  • CECILIA FAJARDO VS CENTAURUS FINANCIAL, INC.

    Dec 03, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    FAJARDO v. CENTAURUS FINANCIAL, INC.

    Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement

    TENTATIVE RULING

    GRANT preliminary approval contingent on Plaintiff filing and posting a declaration indicating the following:

    Approximately how many Class Members entered into in...

  • TONI BYERS VS UNITED STAFFING SOLUTIONS INC

    Oct 22, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    TONI BYERS V. UNITED STAFFING SOLUTIONS, INC.

    MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OR, ALTERNATIVELY, SUMMARY ADJUDICATION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant motion for summary judgment; motion for summary adjudication is moot

    DISCUSSION

    I. Background

    This is a putative wage-and-...

  • FOY & ASSOCIATES RIVERSTONE CASES

    Sep 26, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    FOY AND ASSOCIATES RIVERSTONE CASES

    PETITION FOR COORDINATION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant petition for coordination; suggest the Los Angeles Superior Court is the appropriate venue for the coordinated action to be heard; designate the Second Appellate District as the as the reviewing cou...

  • INSURANCE COMMISSIONER OF CALIFORNIA VS SUPERIOR NATIONAL

    Sep 26, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    INSURANCE COMMISSIONER OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA V. SUPERIOR NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANYAND CONSOLIDATED PROCEEDINGS

    MOTION #1 FOR APPROVAL OF REINSURANCE COMMUTATION AND SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH TRANSATLANTIC REINSURANCE CORPORATION AND LDG REINSURANCE CORPORATION

    MOTION #2 FOR APPROVAL O...

  • PLAINTIFF ROXANA CONTRERAS VS INTERSTATE HOTELS & RESORTS IN

    Sep 10, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    CONTRERAS v. INTERSTATE HOTELS & RESORTS, INC.

    MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AND MOTION FOR FEES, COSTS, AND INCENTIVE PAYMENT

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant Final Approval, contingent on the parties’ agreement being amended to direct the uncashed check funds to the S...

  • DAVID LIZARRAGA VS AMERICAN LANDSCAPE INC

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    DAVID LIZARRAGA V. AMERICAN LANDSCAPE, INC.

    MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Deny motion for class certification in full

    DISCUSSION

    I. Background

    This is a putative wage-and-hour class action. Plaintiff alleges that he was employed by Defendant...

  • GILEAD TENOFOVIR CASES

    Jul 30, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    GILEAD TENOFOVIR CASES

    Case No.: JCCP 5043

    Hearing Date: 7/30/19

    Department 14

    PETITION FOR COORDINATION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant petition for coordination; recommend Santa Clara County as the venue for the coordinated action; recommend the Sixth Appellate Dist...

  • HEALTH NET INC VS AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SPECIALTY LINES INS

    Jun 13, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    HEALTH NET, INC. v. AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SPECIALTY LINES INSURANCE COMPANY

    A. MOTION TO COMPEL DEPOSITIONS OF HILDA GONZALEZ AND EILEEN O’DONNELL AND MOTION TO SET ASIDE OR FOR RELIEF FROM THE OCTOBER 29, 2014 STIPULATION CONCERNING THESE DEPOSITIONS

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant motion ...

  • WALFRED L ESPESETH VS CALAMP CORP

    May 28, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    ESPESETH v. CALAMP CORP.

    MOTION TO TAX COSTS

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant in part and deny in part motion to tax, as follows:

    Line 1 – Filing and Motion Fees of $1,735.00

    Amount Taxed: $578.33

    Amount Awarded: $1,156.67

    Line 11 – Court reporter fees of $375....

  • BRENDA RENE JECKSON VS MANAGEMENT SOLUTION LLC

    Feb 26, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Jackson v. Management Solution, LLC

    MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant Preliminary approval, contingent upon the following:

    1. File a fully executed Amended Settlement Agreement which clearly states that Defendant will pay its share of payroll taxes separ...

  • WOOLSEY FIRE CASES

    Feb 05, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    WOOLSEY FIRE CASES

    PETITION FOR COORDINATION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant petition for coordination as to the seven (7) included actions in the original petition; recommend Los Angeles County as the venue for the coordination proceedings; deny the petition for coordination as to the poten...

  • CESAR CABUYALES VS TRANSPORT EXPRESS INC

    Jan 29, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    CABUYALES v. TRANSPORT EXPRESS, INC.

    MOTION FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Deny motion for judgment on the pleadings

    DISCUSSION

    I. Background

    This is a putative wage-and-hour class action. Plaintiff Cesar Cabuyales alleges that he and the puta...

  • JULIO CHANG VS FIDELITONE LAST MILE INC ET AL

    Jan 15, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    Julio Chang v. Fidelitone Last Mile, Inc. et al.

    MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AND MOTION FOR FEES, COSTS, AND INCENTIVE PAYMENT

    TENTATIVE RULING

    GRANT final approval, finding that the settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate, contingent on counse...

  • MIGUEL MADRIGAL VS HONG HOLDINGS LLC

    Jan 03, 2019 |  Los Angeles County

    MADRIGAL V. HONG HOLDINGS, LLC

    MOTION TO COMPEL ARBITRATION, STRIKE CLASS ACTION ALLEGATIONS, AND STAY PROCEEDINGS

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant motion to compel arbitration; sever the provision of the Arbitration Agreement requiring a pro rata split of arbitration fees and prohib...

  • EXPRESS MESSENGER SYSTEMS WAGE AND HOUR CASES

    Dec 18, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    EXPRESS MESSENGER SYSTEMS WAGE AND HOUR CASES

    Case No.: JCCP4789

    Hearing Date: 12/18/18

    Department 14

    MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    1) Order as follows in connection with motion for class certification:

    a) Grant, in part, bu...

  • FRANCISCO MIRANDA JR VS GUESS? RETAIL INC

    Dec 13, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    MIRANDA v. GUESS? RETAIL, INC.

    PETITION TO COMPEL ARBITRATION AND MOTION TO STAY ACTION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Grant petition to compel arbitration; compel Plaintiff’s claims (with the exception of the PAGA representative claim) to individual arbitration; and sever that portion o...

  • KAMESHIA BESSELLIEU VS METRO SHORE SERVICES LLC ET AL

    Nov 15, 2018 |  Los Angeles County

    BESSELLIEU v. METRO SHORE SERVICES, LLC

    MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL TENTATIVE RULING

    Motion granted, contingent upon counsel providing proof of service of the Amended Settlement Agreement to the LWDA.

    Plaintiff to prepare a proposed order containing a calendar of events...

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