The Honorable Linda D. Hurst

San Luis Obispo Superior Court, Department P-2

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Biography

The Hon. Linda D. Hurst is a judge for the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo County in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009, filling a vacancy created by the conversion of a court commissioner position.

Hurst earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis. She has also completed a J.D. from Western State University College of Law as well as an LL.M. from Golden Gate University.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, Hurst was a partner at Hall, Hieatt & Connely since 2003. Before that, she spent five years as an attorney in her own private practice. She has also worked as an associate at Smith, Helenius & Hayes as well as Merrill, Thiessen & Gagen. Over the course of her legal career, she specialized in criminal and personal injury defense, expanding her repertoire to also include medical malpractice and construction defects.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Linda D. Hurst

  • ACTION PROFESSIONALS INC. V. HARRY ALLISON

    May 26, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    Action Professionals, Inc. (“Judgment Creditor”) has an outstanding judgment against defendant Anne Allison (“Judgment Debtor”). On September 6, 2019, a writ of execution issued against Judgment Debtor in the total amount of $6,978.80.
    The Sheriff’s Office of Los Angeles County (...

  • GRAND VIEW APARTMENTS V. SOLANZANO

    May 12, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    The Court is in receipt of an email dated April 30, 2020, which represents that this action has been resolved. Given the email, no tentative ruling will be posted for the motion to quash.

    ...

  • : PLEASE SEE THE BOTTOM OF THE PROBATE NOTES REGARDING CONTACT WITH THE PROBATE RESEARCH DEPARTMENT.

    May 11, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    ** Probate Notes are posted approximately three (3) court days prior to the hearing scheduled. (Local Rule 11.109). Probate Notes are updated once, at approximately 5:00 p.m. the day prior to the hearing scheduled. **
    Probate Calendar for May 12, 2020
    9:00 a.m. in P2 with Judge Hurst is reassigne...

  • : PLEASE SEE THE BOTTOM OF THE PROBATE NOTES REGARDING CONTACT WITH THE PROBATE RESEARCH DEPARTMENT.

    May 05, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    ** Probate Notes are posted approximately three (3) court days prior to the hearing scheduled. (Local Rule 11.109). Probate Notes are updated once, at approximately 5:00 p.m. the day prior to the hearing scheduled. **
    Probate Calendar for May 12, 2020
    9:00 a.m. in P2 with Judge Hurst presiding

  • CAMBRIA COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE DISTRICT V. J & J CARS, LLC

    Mar 17, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    The Motion to Quash is off calendar. A Notice of Settlement was filed.

    ...

  • DITECH FINANCIAL LLC V. MONIQUE MCTEER

    Mar 17, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    On March 28, 2018, Ditech Financial, LLC (“Ditech”) filed this action against Monique McTeer (“McTeer”) for reformation of legal description and assessor’s parcel number in deed of trust, and declaratory relief. On August 31, 2018, McTeer filed a cross- complaint for fraud, negligent misrepresentation, bre...

  • ELLEN CASTILLO V. FORD MOTOR CO.

    Mar 17, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    Ellen Castillo (“Plaintiff”) filed this action on April 30, 2018, against Ford Motor Company (“Ford”) alleging violations of the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (the “Act”; Civ. Code, § 1790 et seq.). The Act is commonly known as California’s “lemon law.” The dispute arises out of Plaintiff’s purchase o...

  • WILLIAM CARLYLE V. CAL FIRE, ET AL.

    Mar 10, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    William Carlyle (“Plaintiff”) filed this action on June 17, 2019, against David Macagni (“Macagni”), the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (sued as “Cal Fire”), and the County of San Luis Obispo (the “County”). The dispute arises from damages caused by a car fire which spread to Plaintiff’s proper...

  • WILLIAM CARLYLE V. CAL FIRE, ET AL.

    Mar 10, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    William Carlyle (“Plaintiff”) filed this action on June 17, 2019, against David Macagni (“Macagni”), the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (sued as “Cal Fire”), and the County of San Luis Obispo. Plaintiff filed a first amended complaint (“FAC”) on August 26, 2019. The primary dispute arises from ...

  • WILLIAM CARLYLE V. CAL FIRE, ET AL.

    Mar 10, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    I. BACKGROUND
    William Carlyle (“Plaintiff”) filed this action on June 17, 2019, against David Macagni (“Macagni”), the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (sued as “Cal Fire”), and the County of San Luis Obispo (the “County”). The dispute arises from damages caused by a car fire which spread to...

  • BARRY PICKELL ET AL. V. COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO ET AL.

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    Background.
    On September 27, 2019, Barry V. Pickell and Melody Pickell (Plaintiffs) filed a verified complaint against Defendants the County of San Luis Obispo (the County), Triburcio Perez, and Martin D. Rovenstine aka Marty Rovenstine alleging causes of action for (1) inverse condemnation, (2) dange...

  • EAGLE ENERGY, INC. V. CALIFORNIA WINE SERVICES, ET AL.

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    On January 23, 201 8, Eagle Energy, Inc. (Plaintiff) filed a lawsuit against Defendants California Wine Services (CWS), Alfred D’Amico, and Lauri O’Neill asserting causes of action for breach of contract, breach of contract: personal guaranty, and common counts. Plaintiff alleges CWS is a fictitious busine...

  • WILLIAM CARLYLE V. CAL FIRE

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    Motion for Leave to file Late Claim
    Motion for Discovery
    Case Management Conference
    “On its own motion, the Court is continuing all pending motions and the Case Management Conference from March 3, 2020 to Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 9:00 am in P2, the Paso Robles branch of the San Luis Obispo...

  • CHIAMAKA DIALA V. BORDEAUX HOUSE

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    “The Court has reviewed the Amended Petition and Proposed Orders filed January 24, 2020. The filings address the Court’s remaining issues. Having taken testimony at the earlier proceeding, the Court will waive the parties’ appearance on March 3, 2020. (Although the Court found Chiamaka to be adorable and w...

  • JUNIOR HOLMES V. BELL

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    “No tentative will be posted in this matter as moving party has filed a notice of withdrawal. Case Management Conference remains on calendar.”

    ...

  • UNITED AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER V. ANTHEM BLUE CROSS LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY

    Feb 28, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    RULING
    After the January 14, 2020 hearing on the underlying motion, the Court took the matter under submission and now issues this ruling.
    Background.
    On August 26, 2019, United Ambulatory Surgery Center (Plaintiff) filed a lawsuit against Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company ...

  • MALGORZATA JOHNSON V. CHRISTINE ANN VENARDOS, ET AL.

    Feb 25, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    On August 12, 2019, Malgorzata Johnson (Plaintiff) filed a lawsuit against Defendants Christie Ann Venardos and Robert Ortiz alleging causes of action for (1) motor vehicle, against Ms. Venardos; (2) general negligence, against both Defendants; (3) negligent entrustment, against Mr. Ortiz; and (4) punitive...

  • WILLIAM CARLYLE V. CAL FIRE, ET AL.

    Feb 25, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    William Carlyle (“Plaintiff”) filed this action on June 17, 2019, against David Macagni (“Macagni”), the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (sued as “Cal Fire”), and the County of San Luis Obispo (the “County”). The dispute arises from damages caused by a car fire which spread to Plaintiff’s proper...

  • WISEGUYS 805 INC. V. MARISSA TODD

    Feb 25, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    “The Court requires proof of service and documentation of the efforts made to serve or otherwise notify Plaintiff of this motion be brought to the hearing on February 25, 2020. Proof of service on Defendant is also required.”

    ...

  • FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY V. SIDNEY RODRIGUEZ

    Feb 25, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    In light of the existing EWO, the Judgment Debtor’s claim of exemption is granted. (Code Civ. Proc., §§ 706.023(c), 706.072(a), 706.077. The Judgment Creditor is to prepare the order.

    ...

  • LODI VINTNERS, INC. V. RABBIT RIDGE WINE SALES, INC.

    Feb 25, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    “This matter will be called at the end of the Law & Motion calendar on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Plaintiff’s counsel is directed to arrange a court reporter to be present at the hearing.”

    ...

  • REBECCA TOM V. KURT JAMES TOM

    Feb 04, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    On July 27, 2018, Plaintiff Rebecca Tom (“Plaintiff”) filed this action against her ex- husband Kurt James Tom, and her former in-laws, William Tom and Hua Ping Guan Tom. On November 27, 2018, Plaintiff filed her First Amended Complaint (“FAC”).
    On August 2, 2019, Plaintiff served Request for Admissio...

  • CONN APPLIANCES, INC. V. DOMINGO SILVA

    Feb 04, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    On July 22, 2019, Conn Appliances, Inc. (“Conn”) filed this contract action against Domingo Silva (“Silva”). Silva filed a cross-complaint against Conn and others on September 5, 2019. The dispute concerns the purchase and financing of certain appliances.
    Currently before the Court is Conn’s demurrer ...

  • CHRISTINE HEARD V. MCDONALD’S CORPORATION

    Feb 04, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    On August 22, 2019, Christine Heard (“Plaintiff”) filed this personal injury action against McDonald’s Corporation, McDonald’s Restaurant Operations, Inc., and St. Jude Enterprises (collectively, “Defendants”). Plaintiff filed a first amended complaint (“FAC”) on October 15, 2019. According to the FAC, Pla...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Linda D. Hurst

  • ACTION PROFESSIONALS INC. V. HARRY ALLISON

    May 26, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    Action Professionals, Inc. (“Judgment Creditor”) has an outstanding judgment against defendant Anne Allison (“Judgment Debtor”). On September 6, 2019, a writ of execution issued against Judgment Debtor in the total amount of $6,978.80.
    The Sheriff’s Office of Los Angeles County (...

  • GRAND VIEW APARTMENTS V. SOLANZANO

    May 12, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    The Court is in receipt of an email dated April 30, 2020, which represents that this action has been resolved. Given the email, no tentative ruling will be posted for the motion to quash.

    ...

  • : PLEASE SEE THE BOTTOM OF THE PROBATE NOTES REGARDING CONTACT WITH THE PROBATE RESEARCH DEPARTMENT.

    May 11, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    ** Probate Notes are posted approximately three (3) court days prior to the hearing scheduled. (Local Rule 11.109). Probate Notes are updated once, at approximately 5:00 p.m. the day prior to the hearing scheduled. **
    Probate Calendar for May 12, 2020
    9:00 a.m. in P2 with Judge Hurst is reassigne...

  • : PLEASE SEE THE BOTTOM OF THE PROBATE NOTES REGARDING CONTACT WITH THE PROBATE RESEARCH DEPARTMENT.

    May 05, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    ** Probate Notes are posted approximately three (3) court days prior to the hearing scheduled. (Local Rule 11.109). Probate Notes are updated once, at approximately 5:00 p.m. the day prior to the hearing scheduled. **
    Probate Calendar for May 12, 2020
    9:00 a.m. in P2 with Judge Hurst presiding

  • CAMBRIA COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE DISTRICT V. J & J CARS, LLC

    Mar 17, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    The Motion to Quash is off calendar. A Notice of Settlement was filed.

    ...

  • DITECH FINANCIAL LLC V. MONIQUE MCTEER

    Mar 17, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    On March 28, 2018, Ditech Financial, LLC (“Ditech”) filed this action against Monique McTeer (“McTeer”) for reformation of legal description and assessor’s parcel number in deed of trust, and declaratory relief. On August 31, 2018, McTeer filed a cross- complaint for fraud, negligent misrepresentation, bre...

  • ELLEN CASTILLO V. FORD MOTOR CO.

    Mar 17, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    Ellen Castillo (“Plaintiff”) filed this action on April 30, 2018, against Ford Motor Company (“Ford”) alleging violations of the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (the “Act”; Civ. Code, § 1790 et seq.). The Act is commonly known as California’s “lemon law.” The dispute arises out of Plaintiff’s purchase o...

  • WILLIAM CARLYLE V. CAL FIRE, ET AL.

    Mar 10, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    William Carlyle (“Plaintiff”) filed this action on June 17, 2019, against David Macagni (“Macagni”), the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (sued as “Cal Fire”), and the County of San Luis Obispo (the “County”). The dispute arises from damages caused by a car fire which spread to Plaintiff’s proper...

  • WILLIAM CARLYLE V. CAL FIRE, ET AL.

    Mar 10, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    William Carlyle (“Plaintiff”) filed this action on June 17, 2019, against David Macagni (“Macagni”), the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (sued as “Cal Fire”), and the County of San Luis Obispo. Plaintiff filed a first amended complaint (“FAC”) on August 26, 2019. The primary dispute arises from ...

  • WILLIAM CARLYLE V. CAL FIRE, ET AL.

    Mar 10, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    I. BACKGROUND
    William Carlyle (“Plaintiff”) filed this action on June 17, 2019, against David Macagni (“Macagni”), the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (sued as “Cal Fire”), and the County of San Luis Obispo (the “County”). The dispute arises from damages caused by a car fire which spread to...

  • BARRY PICKELL ET AL. V. COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO ET AL.

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    Background.
    On September 27, 2019, Barry V. Pickell and Melody Pickell (Plaintiffs) filed a verified complaint against Defendants the County of San Luis Obispo (the County), Triburcio Perez, and Martin D. Rovenstine aka Marty Rovenstine alleging causes of action for (1) inverse condemnation, (2) dange...

  • EAGLE ENERGY, INC. V. CALIFORNIA WINE SERVICES, ET AL.

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    On January 23, 201 8, Eagle Energy, Inc. (Plaintiff) filed a lawsuit against Defendants California Wine Services (CWS), Alfred D’Amico, and Lauri O’Neill asserting causes of action for breach of contract, breach of contract: personal guaranty, and common counts. Plaintiff alleges CWS is a fictitious busine...

  • WILLIAM CARLYLE V. CAL FIRE

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    Motion for Leave to file Late Claim
    Motion for Discovery
    Case Management Conference
    “On its own motion, the Court is continuing all pending motions and the Case Management Conference from March 3, 2020 to Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 9:00 am in P2, the Paso Robles branch of the San Luis Obispo...

  • CHIAMAKA DIALA V. BORDEAUX HOUSE

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    “The Court has reviewed the Amended Petition and Proposed Orders filed January 24, 2020. The filings address the Court’s remaining issues. Having taken testimony at the earlier proceeding, the Court will waive the parties’ appearance on March 3, 2020. (Although the Court found Chiamaka to be adorable and w...

  • JUNIOR HOLMES V. BELL

    Mar 03, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    “No tentative will be posted in this matter as moving party has filed a notice of withdrawal. Case Management Conference remains on calendar.”

    ...

  • UNITED AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER V. ANTHEM BLUE CROSS LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY

    Feb 28, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    RULING
    After the January 14, 2020 hearing on the underlying motion, the Court took the matter under submission and now issues this ruling.
    Background.
    On August 26, 2019, United Ambulatory Surgery Center (Plaintiff) filed a lawsuit against Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company ...

  • MALGORZATA JOHNSON V. CHRISTINE ANN VENARDOS, ET AL.

    Feb 25, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    On August 12, 2019, Malgorzata Johnson (Plaintiff) filed a lawsuit against Defendants Christie Ann Venardos and Robert Ortiz alleging causes of action for (1) motor vehicle, against Ms. Venardos; (2) general negligence, against both Defendants; (3) negligent entrustment, against Mr. Ortiz; and (4) punitive...

  • WILLIAM CARLYLE V. CAL FIRE, ET AL.

    Feb 25, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    William Carlyle (“Plaintiff”) filed this action on June 17, 2019, against David Macagni (“Macagni”), the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (sued as “Cal Fire”), and the County of San Luis Obispo (the “County”). The dispute arises from damages caused by a car fire which spread to Plaintiff’s proper...

  • WISEGUYS 805 INC. V. MARISSA TODD

    Feb 25, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    “The Court requires proof of service and documentation of the efforts made to serve or otherwise notify Plaintiff of this motion be brought to the hearing on February 25, 2020. Proof of service on Defendant is also required.”

    ...

  • FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY V. SIDNEY RODRIGUEZ

    Feb 25, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    In light of the existing EWO, the Judgment Debtor’s claim of exemption is granted. (Code Civ. Proc., §§ 706.023(c), 706.072(a), 706.077. The Judgment Creditor is to prepare the order.

    ...

  • LODI VINTNERS, INC. V. RABBIT RIDGE WINE SALES, INC.

    Feb 25, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    “This matter will be called at the end of the Law & Motion calendar on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Plaintiff’s counsel is directed to arrange a court reporter to be present at the hearing.”

    ...

  • REBECCA TOM V. KURT JAMES TOM

    Feb 04, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    On July 27, 2018, Plaintiff Rebecca Tom (“Plaintiff”) filed this action against her ex- husband Kurt James Tom, and her former in-laws, William Tom and Hua Ping Guan Tom. On November 27, 2018, Plaintiff filed her First Amended Complaint (“FAC”).
    On August 2, 2019, Plaintiff served Request for Admissio...

  • CONN APPLIANCES, INC. V. DOMINGO SILVA

    Feb 04, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    On July 22, 2019, Conn Appliances, Inc. (“Conn”) filed this contract action against Domingo Silva (“Silva”). Silva filed a cross-complaint against Conn and others on September 5, 2019. The dispute concerns the purchase and financing of certain appliances.
    Currently before the Court is Conn’s demurrer ...

  • CHRISTINE HEARD V. MCDONALD’S CORPORATION

    Feb 04, 2020 |  San Luis Obispo County

    On August 22, 2019, Christine Heard (“Plaintiff”) filed this personal injury action against McDonald’s Corporation, McDonald’s Restaurant Operations, Inc., and St. Jude Enterprises (collectively, “Defendants”). Plaintiff filed a first amended complaint (“FAC”) on October 15, 2019. According to the FAC, Pla...

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