The Honorable Kristin S. Escalante

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department W

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Biography

The Hon. Kristin S. Escalante is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court of California. She was appointed to the bench in 2017 by former governor Jerry Brown. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Suzanne G. Bruguera (Ret.).

Judge Escalante graduated with her B.Arch. in architecture from the University of Southern California in 1989. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 1992. While at USC, Escalante was a member of the Order of the Coif honor society and also served as editor-in-chief of the Southern California Law Review.

After graduating from law school, Escalante began a year-long clerkship with the Hon. Diarmuid O'Scannlain with the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit. Then, in 1994, she became an associate for the law firm of Munger, Tolles, and Olson LLP until 2002 when she was then named a partner. After 17 years with the firm, Escalante left to partner at Manatt, Phelps, and Phillips LLP. While there, her areas of practice included consumer class actions, complex commercial matters, trade secrets, copyright, and civil fraud cases. The industries she represented as a commercial litigator included the telecommunication industry, as well as the entertainment, energy, beverage, aerospace, and securities industries. Escalante practiced with Manatt et al. for six years.

She left the private sector in 2014 to become a senior trial counsel for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement. During her three years there, Escalante served on a small trial unit. She remained there until her appointment to the Superior Court in 2017.

Judge Escalante grew up in Downey, California. Her father, Jeff Sherratt, became an amateur mystery writer. Escalante herself enjoys reading mystery novels as well as perusing art museums.

Some of her professional organizations have included the California Judicial Council's Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee and the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Litigation Section.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Kristin S. Escalante

  • BELINDA AGUILAR, ET AL. VS TG PROPERTIES LLC

    Oct 13, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV09142 TG Properties, LLC v. Reyes Fernandez Anderson

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    The Court's order Re: Transfer of Complicated Personal Injury Case ...

  • MARTIN X PICADO VS GNANA DESIGAN, ET AL.

    Sep 22, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    19STCV16261 Martin Picado v. Ghana Desigan, et al.

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    The Court's order Re: Transfer of Complicated Personal Injury Case to an In...

  • TERRY MARTIN VS BURKE WILLIAMS INC

    Sep 22, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Martin v. Burke Williams, Inc.

    The Court does not intend to issue a tentative ruling. In the Court’s view, the key issue is whether the undisputed evidence establishes that the fall occurred in the hallway before Plaintiff reached the staircase. The parties should be prepared to address that issue ...

  • JASMINE JI, ET AL. VS LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION, ET AL.

    Sep 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Ji v. Los Angeles County Fair Association, et al.

    The Court EXCUSES THE PERSONAL APPEARANCE of the Claimant, Jasmine Ji. The petitioner and guardian ad litem, Jingjing Wang, may appear at the time of the hearing by telephone or video.

    The Court has reviewed and heard the Petition to Approve...

  • JASMINE JI, ET AL. VS LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION, ET AL.

    Sep 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Ji v. Los Angeles County Fair Association, et al.

    The Court excuses the personal appearance of the Claimant, Jasmine Ji. The petitioner and guardian ad litem, Jingjing Wang, may appear at the time of the hearing by telephone or video.

    The Court has reviewed and heard the Petition to Approve...

  • MARIA E. BENITEZ JAIMES VS COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION

    Sep 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Jaimes v. Costco Wholesale Corporation

    The Court having found that it is in the interests of justice to allow the filing of the cross-complaint, Defendants’ Motion for Leave to File Cross-Complaint is GRANTED. (Code Civ. Proc. §428.50.) Defendants are ordered to file its cross-complaint, shown as E...

  • SUSANNA KHACHATRYAN VS SALVADOR BAUTISTA

    Sep 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Khachatryan v. Bautista

    Defendant’s Motion for Order Compelling Plaintiff Susanna Khachatryan’s Attendance and Testimony at Deposition is GRANTED. Plaintiff is ordered to appear for her deposition in the next 30 days. The parties are ordered to meet and confer regarding the date and time. If the pa...

  • RALPH MENDOZA, ET AL. VS SAFETY-KLEEN SYSTEMS, INC., ET AL.

    Sep 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    -20STCV07034 Mendoza, et al. v. Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., et al.

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    The Court's order Re: Transfer of Complicated Personal Inju...

  • JUNG EUNG KIM VS KWANG SOON LEE

    Sep 18, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Kim v. Lee

    Defendant’s Demurrer to Plaintiff’s Complaint is OVERRULED in part and SUSTAINED WITH LEAVE TO AMEND in part. Defendant’s demurrer to the first cause of action is OVERRULED. The demurrer to the second cause of action is SUSTAINED WITH LEAVE TO AMEND. Plaintiff has 15 days from notice of ...

  • VAGAN AZARYAN VS EXXON MOBILE

    Sep 18, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    BC710152 Azaryan v. Exxon Mobile r/t 20STCV09729 Azaryan v. Zurich American Insurance Company

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    The Court's order Re: Transfer o...

  • DEBORAH SWANSON PATRICK VS ADOLPHO GONZALES, ET AL.

    Sep 18, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Patrick v. Gonzales, et al.

    Motion to Strike Punitive Damages from Plaintiff’s Complaint Filed by Defendants is GRANTED with leave to amend. Plaintiff has 15 days from notice of this ruling to amend. This ruling is without prejudice to a subsequent motion for leave to amend to add a prayer for puni...

  • WARREN EDWARD ELLISON, AN INDIVIDUAL VS DANDOY GLASS COMPANY, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, ET AL.

    Sep 18, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendants’ Motion to Deem Admissions Admitted; Request for Sanctions is GRANTED.

    This action arises from a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 6/8/17. The complaint alleges that Defendants failed to secure glass for transport. Plaintiff alleges that the glass fell from the Defendants’ truck an...

  • LAUREN MYERS ET AL VS AT&T AUTHORIZED RETAILER #297

    Sep 17, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The Applications to File Under Seal Plaintiffs Bowie and Berlin Myers’ Expedited Petition for Approval of Minor’s Compromise will be GRANTED so long as Plaintiffs lodge the unredacted records in accordance with California Rules of Court Rule 2.551(d) prior to the hearing on this matter. If the records are ...

  • SERGIO QUIROZ VS KJ AMERICAN ENTERPRISE, INC.

    Sep 17, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant’s Motion to Consolidate Two Matters is GRANTED. The court consolidates Case No. 19STCV00135 Quiroz v. KJ American Enterprises, Inc. with 19STCV00865 Hauling Solutions, Inc., et al v. KJ American Enterprise, Inc., et al.

    Case No. 19STCV00135 Quiroz v. KJ American Enterprises, Inc. is the l...

  • JORGE BATEN LOPEZ VS MARCUS MELCHOR, ET AL.

    Sep 17, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Lopez v. Melchor, et al

    NOTE: ALTHOUGH THE MOTION IS CAPTIONED AS A “MOTION TO COMPEL PLAINTIFF’S RESPONSES TO REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION, SET ONE,” THE BODY OF THE MOTION AND EXHIBITS THERETO REQUEST AN ORDER COMPELLING RESPONSES TO THREE SETS OF DISCOVERY. THE COURT WILL CONSIDER THE MOTION AS TO ALL...

  • SERGIO QUIROZ VS KJ AMERICAN ENTERPRISE, INC.

    Sep 17, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant’s Motion to Consolidate Two Matters is GRANTED. The court consolidates Case No. 19STCV00135 Quiroz v. KJ American Enterprises, Inc. with 19STCV00865 Hauling Solutions, Inc., et al v. KJ American Enterprise, Inc., et al.

    Case No. 19STCV00135 Quiroz v. KJ American Enterprises, Inc. is the l...

  • JORGE BATEN LOPEZ VS MARCUS MELCHOR, ET AL.

    Sep 17, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Lopez v. Melchor, et al

    NOTE: ALTHOUGH THE MOTION IS CAPTIONED AS A “MOTION TO COMPEL PLAINTIFF’S RESPONSES TO REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION, SET ONE,” THE BODY OF THE MOTION AND EXHIBITS THERETO REQUEST AN ORDER COMPELLING RESPONSES TO THREE SETS OF DISCOVERY. THE COURT WILL CONSIDER THE MOTION AS TO ALL...

  • EDUARDO MACIAS VEGA VS CARMEN GODINEZ, ET AL.

    Sep 17, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV01300 Eduardo Macias Vega v. Carmen Godinez, et al.

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    The Court's order Re: Transfer of Complicated Personal Injury Case t...

  • RITA DAVIDSON VS CITY OF LOS ANGELES ET AL

    Sep 16, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Davidson v. City of Los Angeles, et al.

    Motion to Compel Medical and Mental Examination of Plaintiff and Request for Monetary Sanctions, Filed by Defendants John Bean Technologies Corp. and Tom Bradley International Equipment Company is GRANTED. Plaintiff is ordered to appear for an examination by ...

  • RITA DAVIDSON VS CITY OF LOS ANGELES ET AL

    Sep 16, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Davidson v. City of Los Angeles, et al.

    Motion to Compel Medical and Mental Examination of Plaintiff and Request for Monetary Sanctions, Filed by Defendants John Bean Technologies Corp. and Tom Bradley International Equipment Company is GRANTED. Plaintiff is ordered to appear for an examination by ...

  • GUADALUPE RODRIGUEZ GONZALEZ ETAL VS IJAH SERENE CHARLESTEIN

    Sep 16, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Gonzalez et al v. Charlestein

    Motion for Leave to Intervene by Loya Casualty Insurance Company is GRANTED. Intervenor is ordered to file its pleading in intervention within 10 days.

    Intervention is proper where the Intervenor shows an interest relating to the property or transaction which i...

  • MARIA DEL CARMEN GONZALEZ VS JACQUELINE DELGADO

    Sep 16, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Gonzalez v. Delgado

    The unopposed Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel for Plaintiff is GRANTED. Counsel has complied with California Rules of Court 3.1362. The order is effective upon the filing of the proof of service of the motion on the Plaintiff. Until then, counsel remains counsel of record.

    ...

  • MARTHA ROMERO VS CITY OF LOS ANGELES ET AL

    Sep 16, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    BC719894 Martha Romero v. City of Los Angeles, et al.

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    The Court's order Re: Transfer of Complicated Personal Injury Case to an...

  • RITA DAVIDSON VS CITY OF LOS ANGELES ET AL

    Sep 16, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Davidson v. City of Los Angeles, et al.

    Motion to Compel Medical and Mental Examination of Plaintiff and Request for Monetary Sanctions, Filed by Defendants John Bean Technologies Corp. and Tom Bradley International Equipment Company is GRANTED. Plaintiff is ordered to appear for an examination by ...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Kristin S. Escalante

  • BELINDA AGUILAR, ET AL. VS TG PROPERTIES LLC

    Oct 13, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV09142 TG Properties, LLC v. Reyes Fernandez Anderson

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    The Court's order Re: Transfer of Complicated Personal Injury Case ...

  • MARTIN X PICADO VS GNANA DESIGAN, ET AL.

    Sep 22, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    19STCV16261 Martin Picado v. Ghana Desigan, et al.

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    The Court's order Re: Transfer of Complicated Personal Injury Case to an In...

  • TERRY MARTIN VS BURKE WILLIAMS INC

    Sep 22, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Martin v. Burke Williams, Inc.

    The Court does not intend to issue a tentative ruling. In the Court’s view, the key issue is whether the undisputed evidence establishes that the fall occurred in the hallway before Plaintiff reached the staircase. The parties should be prepared to address that issue ...

  • JASMINE JI, ET AL. VS LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION, ET AL.

    Sep 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Ji v. Los Angeles County Fair Association, et al.

    The Court EXCUSES THE PERSONAL APPEARANCE of the Claimant, Jasmine Ji. The petitioner and guardian ad litem, Jingjing Wang, may appear at the time of the hearing by telephone or video.

    The Court has reviewed and heard the Petition to Approve...

  • JASMINE JI, ET AL. VS LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION, ET AL.

    Sep 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Ji v. Los Angeles County Fair Association, et al.

    The Court excuses the personal appearance of the Claimant, Jasmine Ji. The petitioner and guardian ad litem, Jingjing Wang, may appear at the time of the hearing by telephone or video.

    The Court has reviewed and heard the Petition to Approve...

  • MARIA E. BENITEZ JAIMES VS COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION

    Sep 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Jaimes v. Costco Wholesale Corporation

    The Court having found that it is in the interests of justice to allow the filing of the cross-complaint, Defendants’ Motion for Leave to File Cross-Complaint is GRANTED. (Code Civ. Proc. §428.50.) Defendants are ordered to file its cross-complaint, shown as E...

  • SUSANNA KHACHATRYAN VS SALVADOR BAUTISTA

    Sep 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Khachatryan v. Bautista

    Defendant’s Motion for Order Compelling Plaintiff Susanna Khachatryan’s Attendance and Testimony at Deposition is GRANTED. Plaintiff is ordered to appear for her deposition in the next 30 days. The parties are ordered to meet and confer regarding the date and time. If the pa...

  • RALPH MENDOZA, ET AL. VS SAFETY-KLEEN SYSTEMS, INC., ET AL.

    Sep 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    -20STCV07034 Mendoza, et al. v. Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., et al.

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    The Court's order Re: Transfer of Complicated Personal Inju...

  • JUNG EUNG KIM VS KWANG SOON LEE

    Sep 18, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Kim v. Lee

    Defendant’s Demurrer to Plaintiff’s Complaint is OVERRULED in part and SUSTAINED WITH LEAVE TO AMEND in part. Defendant’s demurrer to the first cause of action is OVERRULED. The demurrer to the second cause of action is SUSTAINED WITH LEAVE TO AMEND. Plaintiff has 15 days from notice of ...

  • VAGAN AZARYAN VS EXXON MOBILE

    Sep 18, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    BC710152 Azaryan v. Exxon Mobile r/t 20STCV09729 Azaryan v. Zurich American Insurance Company

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    The Court's order Re: Transfer o...

  • DEBORAH SWANSON PATRICK VS ADOLPHO GONZALES, ET AL.

    Sep 18, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Patrick v. Gonzales, et al.

    Motion to Strike Punitive Damages from Plaintiff’s Complaint Filed by Defendants is GRANTED with leave to amend. Plaintiff has 15 days from notice of this ruling to amend. This ruling is without prejudice to a subsequent motion for leave to amend to add a prayer for puni...

  • WARREN EDWARD ELLISON, AN INDIVIDUAL VS DANDOY GLASS COMPANY, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, ET AL.

    Sep 18, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendants’ Motion to Deem Admissions Admitted; Request for Sanctions is GRANTED.

    This action arises from a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 6/8/17. The complaint alleges that Defendants failed to secure glass for transport. Plaintiff alleges that the glass fell from the Defendants’ truck an...

  • LAUREN MYERS ET AL VS AT&T AUTHORIZED RETAILER #297

    Sep 17, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The Applications to File Under Seal Plaintiffs Bowie and Berlin Myers’ Expedited Petition for Approval of Minor’s Compromise will be GRANTED so long as Plaintiffs lodge the unredacted records in accordance with California Rules of Court Rule 2.551(d) prior to the hearing on this matter. If the records are ...

  • SERGIO QUIROZ VS KJ AMERICAN ENTERPRISE, INC.

    Sep 17, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant’s Motion to Consolidate Two Matters is GRANTED. The court consolidates Case No. 19STCV00135 Quiroz v. KJ American Enterprises, Inc. with 19STCV00865 Hauling Solutions, Inc., et al v. KJ American Enterprise, Inc., et al.

    Case No. 19STCV00135 Quiroz v. KJ American Enterprises, Inc. is the l...

  • JORGE BATEN LOPEZ VS MARCUS MELCHOR, ET AL.

    Sep 17, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Lopez v. Melchor, et al

    NOTE: ALTHOUGH THE MOTION IS CAPTIONED AS A “MOTION TO COMPEL PLAINTIFF’S RESPONSES TO REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION, SET ONE,” THE BODY OF THE MOTION AND EXHIBITS THERETO REQUEST AN ORDER COMPELLING RESPONSES TO THREE SETS OF DISCOVERY. THE COURT WILL CONSIDER THE MOTION AS TO ALL...

  • SERGIO QUIROZ VS KJ AMERICAN ENTERPRISE, INC.

    Sep 17, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant’s Motion to Consolidate Two Matters is GRANTED. The court consolidates Case No. 19STCV00135 Quiroz v. KJ American Enterprises, Inc. with 19STCV00865 Hauling Solutions, Inc., et al v. KJ American Enterprise, Inc., et al.

    Case No. 19STCV00135 Quiroz v. KJ American Enterprises, Inc. is the l...

  • JORGE BATEN LOPEZ VS MARCUS MELCHOR, ET AL.

    Sep 17, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Lopez v. Melchor, et al

    NOTE: ALTHOUGH THE MOTION IS CAPTIONED AS A “MOTION TO COMPEL PLAINTIFF’S RESPONSES TO REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION, SET ONE,” THE BODY OF THE MOTION AND EXHIBITS THERETO REQUEST AN ORDER COMPELLING RESPONSES TO THREE SETS OF DISCOVERY. THE COURT WILL CONSIDER THE MOTION AS TO ALL...

  • EDUARDO MACIAS VEGA VS CARMEN GODINEZ, ET AL.

    Sep 17, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV01300 Eduardo Macias Vega v. Carmen Godinez, et al.

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    The Court's order Re: Transfer of Complicated Personal Injury Case t...

  • RITA DAVIDSON VS CITY OF LOS ANGELES ET AL

    Sep 16, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Davidson v. City of Los Angeles, et al.

    Motion to Compel Medical and Mental Examination of Plaintiff and Request for Monetary Sanctions, Filed by Defendants John Bean Technologies Corp. and Tom Bradley International Equipment Company is GRANTED. Plaintiff is ordered to appear for an examination by ...

  • RITA DAVIDSON VS CITY OF LOS ANGELES ET AL

    Sep 16, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Davidson v. City of Los Angeles, et al.

    Motion to Compel Medical and Mental Examination of Plaintiff and Request for Monetary Sanctions, Filed by Defendants John Bean Technologies Corp. and Tom Bradley International Equipment Company is GRANTED. Plaintiff is ordered to appear for an examination by ...

  • GUADALUPE RODRIGUEZ GONZALEZ ETAL VS IJAH SERENE CHARLESTEIN

    Sep 16, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Gonzalez et al v. Charlestein

    Motion for Leave to Intervene by Loya Casualty Insurance Company is GRANTED. Intervenor is ordered to file its pleading in intervention within 10 days.

    Intervention is proper where the Intervenor shows an interest relating to the property or transaction which i...

  • MARIA DEL CARMEN GONZALEZ VS JACQUELINE DELGADO

    Sep 16, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Gonzalez v. Delgado

    The unopposed Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel for Plaintiff is GRANTED. Counsel has complied with California Rules of Court 3.1362. The order is effective upon the filing of the proof of service of the motion on the Plaintiff. Until then, counsel remains counsel of record.

    ...

  • MARTHA ROMERO VS CITY OF LOS ANGELES ET AL

    Sep 16, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    BC719894 Martha Romero v. City of Los Angeles, et al.

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    The Court's order Re: Transfer of Complicated Personal Injury Case to an...

  • RITA DAVIDSON VS CITY OF LOS ANGELES ET AL

    Sep 16, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Davidson v. City of Los Angeles, et al.

    Motion to Compel Medical and Mental Examination of Plaintiff and Request for Monetary Sanctions, Filed by Defendants John Bean Technologies Corp. and Tom Bradley International Equipment Company is GRANTED. Plaintiff is ordered to appear for an examination by ...

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