The Honorable Kristi Culver Kapetan

Fresno County Superior Court, Department 54

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Biography

The Hon. Kristi Culver Kapetan is a judge on the Superior Court of Fresno County in California. In 2007 she was appointed by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to fill a newly created seat.

Judge Kapetan got her B.A. from California State University, Chico. She received her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, she worked as an associate for Sagaser Franson and Jones. In 2001 she became a staff attorney for the United States District Court, Eastern District. In 2003 she joined the United States Attorney's Office in Fresno County, California as an Assistant U.S. attorney.

Kapetan is a Democrat.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Kristi Culver Kapetan

  • ESAJIAN, ET AL. V. HOLLAND, ET AL.

    Feb 21, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motions: Plaintiff Esajian’s motion to strike or tax costs; Defendant Holland’s motion to strike or tax costs
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant Plaintiff’s motion to tax Defendant’s costs. (Code Civ. Proc. §1032(a).) Defendant’s costs are taxed in the amount of $6,253.04. To grant Defendant’s motion to ...

  • IN RE ROYELL MONTES

    Feb 20, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to Compromise a Minor’s Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny without prejudice. Petitioner must file an amended petition, with appropriate supporting papers and proposed orders, and obtain a new hearing date for consideration of the amended petition. (Super. Ct. Fresno County, Local R...

  • UC CONSTRUCTION CO. V. THE SCHUSSING CO., INC.

    Feb 20, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Plaintiff’s Writ of Attachment
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny.
    Explanation:
    1. Proof of service of the moving papers must be filed no later than five court days before the time appointed for the hearing. (Cal. Rules Court, rule 3.1300, subd. (c); see also Code Civ. Proc., § 484.040.)...

  • PRISCILLA A. DIAZ V. FITNESS EVOLUTION

    Feb 20, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant Fitness Evolution’s Motion for Summary Judgment of
    Adjudication
    Tentative Ruling:
    To Grant Summary Judgement.
    Explanation:
    A defendant moving for summary judgment has the initial burden of production to make a prima facie showing that there are no triable issues o...

  • PADRON V. CITY OF PARLIER

    Feb 20, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendants’ Motion for Attorney Fees
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant attorney fees in the amount of $28,231.00.
    Explanation:
    Defendant moves for attorney fees based on Code of Civil Procedure section 1038, which provides that a governmental entity can recover the costs of defending a...

  • LOPEZ V. BORTON PETRINI, LLP ET AL.

    Feb 20, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Motion to compel plaintiff to provide initial verified responses to form interrogatories general, set one, form interrogatories
    employment law, set one, and sanctions
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant Defendant Borton Petrini, LLP’s motion to compel Plaintiff Joe Lopez to provide initial ve...

  • ALFARO V. BARRETT BUSINESS SERVICES, INC.

    Feb 20, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant’s Petition to Compel Arbitration of Individual
    Plaintiff and Dismiss Class Claims
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny defendant’s petition to compel arbitration of plaintiff’s individual claims, to dismiss the class claims, and to stay litigation of the PAGA claim. (Code Civ. Proc. §...

  • TYSON LAYCOCK V. FRESNO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Feb 20, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendants’ Demurrer
    Tentative Ruling:
    To sustain based upon Code of Civil Procedure § 430.10 (e) only.
    Plaintiff is granted ten days leave to amend. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 3.1320, subd. (g).) The time in which an amendment may be filed will run from service by the clerk of the m...

  • CALDERON V. INMAN

    Feb 20, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Compel plaintiff to provide initial responses to form interrogatories, set one, special interrogatories, set one, request for production of
    documents, set one, deem request for admissions, set one,
    admitted and sanctions
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant defendant Donald Inman’s motion...

  • JOSEPH ALEGA V. NADIA NAZ

    Feb 09, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motions: Defendant Naz’s Motion for Transfer of Venue
    Tentative Ruling:
    To Grant, and to order Plaintiff to pay for the transfer within 30 days after service of notice of the transfer order. (Code Civ. Proc., § 399, subd. (a).)
    Explanation:
    Plaintiff seeks damages based upon personal in...

  • JOSEPH ALEGA V. NADIA NAZ

    Feb 09, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motions: Defendant Naz’s Motion for Transfer of Venue
    Tentative Ruling:
    To Grant, and to order Plaintiff to pay for the transfer within 30 days after service of notice of the transfer order. (Code Civ. Proc., § 399, subd. (a).)
    Explanation:
    Plaintiff seeks damages based upon personal in...

  • KOZUB V. ARAKELIAN

    Feb 06, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment. (Code Civ. Proc. § 437c.) Explanation:
    Plaintiff moves for summary judgment as to the sole cause of action for declaratory relief with regard to the interpretation of the judgme...

  • KOZUB V. ARAKELIAN

    Feb 06, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment. (Code Civ. Proc. § 437c.) Explanation:
    Plaintiff moves for summary judgment as to the sole cause of action for declaratory relief with regard to the interpretation of the judgme...

  • KOZUB V. ARAKELIAN

    Feb 06, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment. (Code Civ. Proc. § 437c.) Explanation:
    Plaintiff moves for summary judgment as to the sole cause of action for declaratory relief with regard to the interpretation of the judgme...

  • BALDWIN V. AON RISK SERVICES COMPANIES

    Feb 05, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant/Cross-Complainants’ Motion for an Order
    Regarding Entitlement to an Award of Attorney’s Fees
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant defendant/cross-complainant Aon’s motion for an order declaring it to be the prevailing party for the purpose of entitlement to attorney’s fees as to the ...

  • MISTY M. SALWASSER, ET AL. V. SALWASSER, INC., ET AL.

    Feb 05, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to Compromise a Minor’s Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. Order signed. Hearing off calendar.
    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312, and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5(a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative ru...

  • BALDWIN V. AON RISK SERVICES COMPANIES, INC.

    Feb 05, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant’s Motion to Strike or Tax Plaintiffs’ Costs
    Plaintiffs’ Motion to Strike or Tax Defendant’s Costs
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny plaintiffs’ motion to strike or tax defendant’s costs. (Code Civ. Proc. §§ To deny defendant’s motion to strike plaintiffs’ entire memo of costs. Howe...

  • BALDWIN V. AON RISK SERVICES COMPANIES

    Feb 05, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant/Cross-Complainants’ Motion for an Order
    Regarding Entitlement to an Award of Attorney’s Fees
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant defendant/cross-complainant Aon’s motion for an order declaring it to be the prevailing party for the purpose of entitlement to attorney’s fees as to the ...

  • BALDWIN V. AON RISK SERVICES COMPANIES, INC.

    Feb 05, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant’s Motion to Strike or Tax Plaintiffs’ Costs
    Plaintiffs’ Motion to Strike or Tax Defendant’s Costs
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny plaintiffs’ motion to strike or tax defendant’s costs. (Code Civ. Proc. §§ 1032; 1033.5.)
    To deny defendant’s motion to strike plaintiffs’ entire...

  • BALDWIN V. AON RISK SERVICES COMPANIES

    Feb 05, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant/Cross-Complainants’ Motion for an Order
    Regarding Entitlement to an Award of Attorney’s Fees
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant defendant/cross-complainant Aon’s motion for an order declaring it to be the prevailing party for the purpose of entitlement to attorney’s fees as to the ...

  • AGUILAR-PEREZ ET AL. V. RUIZ

    Feb 05, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. Order signed. Hearing off calendar.
    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312 and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5(a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative rulin...

  • AGUILAR-PEREZ ET AL. V. RUIZ

    Feb 05, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. Order signed. Hearing off calendar.
    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312 and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5(a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative rulin...

  • BALDWIN V. AON RISK SERVICES COMPANIES, INC.

    Feb 05, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant’s Motion to Strike or Tax Plaintiffs’ Costs
    Plaintiffs’ Motion to Strike or Tax Defendant’s Costs
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny plaintiffs’ motion to strike or tax defendant’s costs. (Code Civ. Proc. §§ To deny defendant’s motion to strike plaintiffs’ entire memo of costs. Howe...

  • MISTY M. SALWASSER, ET AL. V. SALWASSER, INC., ET AL.

    Feb 05, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to Compromise a Minor’s Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. Order signed. Hearing off calendar.
    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312, and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5(a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative ru...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Kristi Culver Kapetan

  • ESAJIAN, ET AL. V. HOLLAND, ET AL.

    Feb 21, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motions: Plaintiff Esajian’s motion to strike or tax costs; Defendant Holland’s motion to strike or tax costs
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant Plaintiff’s motion to tax Defendant’s costs. (Code Civ. Proc. §1032(a).) Defendant’s costs are taxed in the amount of $6,253.04. To grant Defendant’s motion to ...

  • IN RE ROYELL MONTES

    Feb 20, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to Compromise a Minor’s Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny without prejudice. Petitioner must file an amended petition, with appropriate supporting papers and proposed orders, and obtain a new hearing date for consideration of the amended petition. (Super. Ct. Fresno County, Local R...

  • UC CONSTRUCTION CO. V. THE SCHUSSING CO., INC.

    Feb 20, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Plaintiff’s Writ of Attachment
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny.
    Explanation:
    1. Proof of service of the moving papers must be filed no later than five court days before the time appointed for the hearing. (Cal. Rules Court, rule 3.1300, subd. (c); see also Code Civ. Proc., § 484.040.)...

  • PRISCILLA A. DIAZ V. FITNESS EVOLUTION

    Feb 20, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant Fitness Evolution’s Motion for Summary Judgment of
    Adjudication
    Tentative Ruling:
    To Grant Summary Judgement.
    Explanation:
    A defendant moving for summary judgment has the initial burden of production to make a prima facie showing that there are no triable issues o...

  • PADRON V. CITY OF PARLIER

    Feb 20, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendants’ Motion for Attorney Fees
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant attorney fees in the amount of $28,231.00.
    Explanation:
    Defendant moves for attorney fees based on Code of Civil Procedure section 1038, which provides that a governmental entity can recover the costs of defending a...

  • LOPEZ V. BORTON PETRINI, LLP ET AL.

    Feb 20, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Motion to compel plaintiff to provide initial verified responses to form interrogatories general, set one, form interrogatories
    employment law, set one, and sanctions
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant Defendant Borton Petrini, LLP’s motion to compel Plaintiff Joe Lopez to provide initial ve...

  • ALFARO V. BARRETT BUSINESS SERVICES, INC.

    Feb 20, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant’s Petition to Compel Arbitration of Individual
    Plaintiff and Dismiss Class Claims
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny defendant’s petition to compel arbitration of plaintiff’s individual claims, to dismiss the class claims, and to stay litigation of the PAGA claim. (Code Civ. Proc. §...

  • TYSON LAYCOCK V. FRESNO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Feb 20, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendants’ Demurrer
    Tentative Ruling:
    To sustain based upon Code of Civil Procedure § 430.10 (e) only.
    Plaintiff is granted ten days leave to amend. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 3.1320, subd. (g).) The time in which an amendment may be filed will run from service by the clerk of the m...

  • CALDERON V. INMAN

    Feb 20, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Compel plaintiff to provide initial responses to form interrogatories, set one, special interrogatories, set one, request for production of
    documents, set one, deem request for admissions, set one,
    admitted and sanctions
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant defendant Donald Inman’s motion...

  • JOSEPH ALEGA V. NADIA NAZ

    Feb 09, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motions: Defendant Naz’s Motion for Transfer of Venue
    Tentative Ruling:
    To Grant, and to order Plaintiff to pay for the transfer within 30 days after service of notice of the transfer order. (Code Civ. Proc., § 399, subd. (a).)
    Explanation:
    Plaintiff seeks damages based upon personal in...

  • JOSEPH ALEGA V. NADIA NAZ

    Feb 09, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motions: Defendant Naz’s Motion for Transfer of Venue
    Tentative Ruling:
    To Grant, and to order Plaintiff to pay for the transfer within 30 days after service of notice of the transfer order. (Code Civ. Proc., § 399, subd. (a).)
    Explanation:
    Plaintiff seeks damages based upon personal in...

  • KOZUB V. ARAKELIAN

    Feb 06, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment. (Code Civ. Proc. § 437c.) Explanation:
    Plaintiff moves for summary judgment as to the sole cause of action for declaratory relief with regard to the interpretation of the judgme...

  • KOZUB V. ARAKELIAN

    Feb 06, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment. (Code Civ. Proc. § 437c.) Explanation:
    Plaintiff moves for summary judgment as to the sole cause of action for declaratory relief with regard to the interpretation of the judgme...

  • KOZUB V. ARAKELIAN

    Feb 06, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment. (Code Civ. Proc. § 437c.) Explanation:
    Plaintiff moves for summary judgment as to the sole cause of action for declaratory relief with regard to the interpretation of the judgme...

  • BALDWIN V. AON RISK SERVICES COMPANIES

    Feb 05, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant/Cross-Complainants’ Motion for an Order
    Regarding Entitlement to an Award of Attorney’s Fees
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant defendant/cross-complainant Aon’s motion for an order declaring it to be the prevailing party for the purpose of entitlement to attorney’s fees as to the ...

  • MISTY M. SALWASSER, ET AL. V. SALWASSER, INC., ET AL.

    Feb 05, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to Compromise a Minor’s Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. Order signed. Hearing off calendar.
    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312, and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5(a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative ru...

  • BALDWIN V. AON RISK SERVICES COMPANIES, INC.

    Feb 05, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant’s Motion to Strike or Tax Plaintiffs’ Costs
    Plaintiffs’ Motion to Strike or Tax Defendant’s Costs
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny plaintiffs’ motion to strike or tax defendant’s costs. (Code Civ. Proc. §§ To deny defendant’s motion to strike plaintiffs’ entire memo of costs. Howe...

  • BALDWIN V. AON RISK SERVICES COMPANIES

    Feb 05, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant/Cross-Complainants’ Motion for an Order
    Regarding Entitlement to an Award of Attorney’s Fees
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant defendant/cross-complainant Aon’s motion for an order declaring it to be the prevailing party for the purpose of entitlement to attorney’s fees as to the ...

  • BALDWIN V. AON RISK SERVICES COMPANIES, INC.

    Feb 05, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant’s Motion to Strike or Tax Plaintiffs’ Costs
    Plaintiffs’ Motion to Strike or Tax Defendant’s Costs
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny plaintiffs’ motion to strike or tax defendant’s costs. (Code Civ. Proc. §§ 1032; 1033.5.)
    To deny defendant’s motion to strike plaintiffs’ entire...

  • BALDWIN V. AON RISK SERVICES COMPANIES

    Feb 05, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant/Cross-Complainants’ Motion for an Order
    Regarding Entitlement to an Award of Attorney’s Fees
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant defendant/cross-complainant Aon’s motion for an order declaring it to be the prevailing party for the purpose of entitlement to attorney’s fees as to the ...

  • AGUILAR-PEREZ ET AL. V. RUIZ

    Feb 05, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. Order signed. Hearing off calendar.
    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312 and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5(a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative rulin...

  • AGUILAR-PEREZ ET AL. V. RUIZ

    Feb 05, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. Order signed. Hearing off calendar.
    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312 and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5(a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative rulin...

  • BALDWIN V. AON RISK SERVICES COMPANIES, INC.

    Feb 05, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant’s Motion to Strike or Tax Plaintiffs’ Costs
    Plaintiffs’ Motion to Strike or Tax Defendant’s Costs
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny plaintiffs’ motion to strike or tax defendant’s costs. (Code Civ. Proc. §§ To deny defendant’s motion to strike plaintiffs’ entire memo of costs. Howe...

  • MISTY M. SALWASSER, ET AL. V. SALWASSER, INC., ET AL.

    Feb 05, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to Compromise a Minor’s Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. Order signed. Hearing off calendar.
    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312, and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5(a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative ru...

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