The Honorable Linda D. Hurst

San Luis Obispo Superior Court, Department P-2

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

  • HECTOR MONTOYA V. KINGS OIL TOOLS, INC.

    Apr 06, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    Motion for Final Approval will be discussed at the Case Management Conference on April 6, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. by Zoom.

    ...

  • KIMBERLEE DAVIDSON V. FAITH FRANKEL

    Apr 06, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    On August 21, 2020, Kimberlee Davidson (“Plaintiff”) filed this action against Faith Frankel, M.D. and Warren Frankel, M.D.1 Among other things, the complaint alleges violations of the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Labor Code. Faith and Warren answered the complaint on Novem...

  • JEREMY RHOADES, ET AL. V. GENERAL MOTORS, LLC

    Apr 06, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    Background.
    On March 3, 2020, Plaintiffs Jeremy Rhoades and Shawna Rhoades filed a lawsuit against Defendant General Motors, LLC alleging causes of action for (1) breach of implied warranty of merchantability under the Song-Beverly Warranty Act, and (2) breach of express warranty...

  • TRUE FARMA HOLDING, INC. ET AL. V. MONDO WINE ESTATE, LLC

    Apr 06, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    On July 2, 2020, Plaintiffs True Farma Holding, Inc. and True Farma LLC filed a lawsuit against Defendants Mondo Wine Estate, LLC; Carl Douglas Mondo; and Rass Holdings, LLC. In addition to the operative complaint, multiple cross-complaints have been filed, bringing in additional part...

  • PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA V. ANDREW HAFLER

    Apr 06, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    The County of San Luis Obispo (the “County”) filed this abatement against on May 24, 2017, against Andrew Hafler (“Hafler”). On June 22, 2017, the Court (Hon. Roger Picquet) denied the County’s ex parte request for a temporary restraining order, but set a hearing on the County’s reque...

  • ALBERTO PUGA, JR. V. PEARCE SERVICES, LLC

    Apr 06, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    The Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement was continued from March 16, 2021. The Court, having considered the filings of March 24, 2021, will approve the Settlement.
    Counsel should be prepared to address any potential changes to the Proposed Final Order submitted F...

  • MOLLY WRENHOLMES V. JOHN ANDRUS

    Mar 23, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    Molly Wrenholmes (“Plaintiff”) filed this personal injury action against John Kenneth Andrus (“Defendant”) on December 17, 2019. Plaintiff’s action arises out of an incident wherein Defendant was the driver of a vehicle, a jeep, in which Plaintiff was riding in the back, and from whic...

  • HOUSLEY V. FCI LENDER SERVICES, INC.

    Mar 23, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    On August 5, 2020, Barbara Housley (“Plaintiff”) filed this action against California TD Specialists (“TD Specialists”), FCI Lender Services, Inc. (“FCI”) and the Rama Fund, LLC (“Rama”) (collectively “Defendants”) on August 5, 2020. Plaintiff’s complaint alleges seven causes of actio...

  • MICHAEL WOLF V. THE OAKS HOTEL PASO ROBLES, INC.

    Mar 23, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    On March 15, 2019, Plaintiff Michael Wolf, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed an employment class action lawsuit against Defendant The Oaks Hotel Paso Robles, Inc. alleging causes of action for (1) rest periods, (2) meal periods, (3) failure to provide ...

  • HOUSLEY V. FCI LENDER SERVICES, INC.

    Mar 23, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    ________________________________________________________________________
    TENTATIVE RULING
    On August 5, 2020, Barbara Housley (“Plaintiff”) filed this action against California TD Specialists (“TD Specialists”), FCI Lender Services, Inc. (“FCI”) and the Rama Fund, LLC (“Rama”) (collectively “Defen...

  • RICK ASAVIS, ET AL. V. JOHN DOUGHERTY, ET AL.

    Mar 23, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    [see related Probate Case, 20PR-0152]
    Hearing: Demurrer
    TENTATIVE RULING
    Background.
    On January 8, 2021, Plaintiffs Rick Asavis and Beverly Smith filed a lawsuit against Defendants John Dougherty Carolyn Dougherty, individually and as Successor co-Trustees of the Sylvia June Asavis Trus...

  • CITIBANK, N.A. V. ELIZABETH HILL

    Mar 23, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    Citibank, N.A. (“Plaintiff”) filed this collection action on October 21, 2019, against Elizabeth Hill (“Defendant”). Currently before the Court is Plaintiff’s request that the Court enter judgment pursuant to the parties’ stipulation. The motion is made under Code of Civil Procedure s...

  • IN RE: SHANE TUCKER

    Mar 23, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    This matter is being reassigned. No appearances are required on March 23, 2021.

    ...

  • OSUNA V. CHALEKSON

    Mar 23, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    This matter has been continued from March 23, 2021 to May 25, 2021. No appearances are required on March 23, 2021.

    ...

  • CITIBANK, N.A. V. ELIZABETH HILL

    Mar 23, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    Citibank, N.A. (“Plaintiff”) filed this collection action on October 21, 2019, against Elizabeth Hill (“Defendant”). Currently before the Court is Plaintiff’s request that the Court enter judgment pursuant to the parties’ stipulation. The motion is made under Code of Civil Procedure s...

  • WILLIAM CARLYLE V. CAL FIRE, ET AL.

    Mar 16, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    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”),1 and the County of San Luis Obispo (the “County”). The dispute arises from damages caused by a car fire which sprea...

  • MICHAEL WOLF V. THE OAKS HOTEL PASO ROBLES, INC.

    Mar 16, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    Background.
    On March 15, 2019, Plaintiff Michael Wolf, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed an employment class action lawsuit against Defendant The Oaks Hotel Paso Robles, Inc. alleging causes of action for (1) rest periods, (2) meal periods, (3) fa...

  • NORGROVE GARDENS, LLC V. CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

    Mar 16, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    (2) Defendant’s Motion to Compel Greg Nester Construction and Development’s Compliance with Business Records Subpoena and for Attorney’s Fees
    TENTATIVE RULING
    Background.
    Plaintiff Norgrove Gardens, LLC brings this action against Defendant, the California Department of Transportation. Plaint...

  • SURREY SIX BOARD AND TRAINING, LLC V. LOUIS RICO TEJADA

    Mar 16, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    On December 18, 2018, Surrey Six Board and Training, LLC (“Plaintiff”) filed this breach of contract action against Louis Rico Tejada (“Defendant”), as a limited civil action. Plaintiff is a stallion station located in Paso Robles, California, and brought this action to recover fees d...

  • KEVIN BENNETT EXCAVATING V. H CLIVE RICHARDS

    Mar 16, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    Pursuant to stipulation of the parties, this motion is off calendar.

    ...

  • DONALD TURNER, JUNIOR V. MCDONALD’S CORPORATION

    Mar 16, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    The Court will deny the Motion to be Relieved absent additional information about the results of the skip trace.

    ...

  • ALBERTO PUGA, JR. V. PEARCE SERVICES, LLC

    Mar 16, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    Alberto Puga, Jr. and Miguel Zavala (“Plaintiffs”) as the representative plaintiffs filed this class action lawsuit against Pearce Services, LLC (“Defendant”). Defendant provides repair, maintenance, engineering, installation, and expansion solutions for the telecommunications industr...

  • NEWPORT CAPITAL RECOVERY GROUP II V. JOHN BURCH

    Mar 09, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    On June 15, 2009, Newport Capital Recovery Group II, LLC (“Plaintiff”) filed this collection action against John Burch (“Defendant”). On August 13, 2010, a stipulated judgment was entered after trial. The matter was, thereafter, closed.
    Currently before the Court is Plaintiff’s m...

  • BLIZZARD ENERGY, INC. V. BERND SCHAEFERS

    Mar 09, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    On October 3, 2017, this Court entered a sister state judgment in favor of plaintiff/judgment creditor Blizzard Energy, Inc. (“Blizzard”) against defendant/judgment debtor Bernd Schaefers (“Schaefers”) in the amount of $3,825,000.00, plus interest and costs, pursuant to a judgment for...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Linda D. Hurst

  • HECTOR MONTOYA V. KINGS OIL TOOLS, INC.

    Apr 06, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    Motion for Final Approval will be discussed at the Case Management Conference on April 6, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. by Zoom.

    ...

  • KIMBERLEE DAVIDSON V. FAITH FRANKEL

    Apr 06, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    On August 21, 2020, Kimberlee Davidson (“Plaintiff”) filed this action against Faith Frankel, M.D. and Warren Frankel, M.D.1 Among other things, the complaint alleges violations of the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Labor Code. Faith and Warren answered the complaint on Novem...

  • JEREMY RHOADES, ET AL. V. GENERAL MOTORS, LLC

    Apr 06, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    Background.
    On March 3, 2020, Plaintiffs Jeremy Rhoades and Shawna Rhoades filed a lawsuit against Defendant General Motors, LLC alleging causes of action for (1) breach of implied warranty of merchantability under the Song-Beverly Warranty Act, and (2) breach of express warranty...

  • TRUE FARMA HOLDING, INC. ET AL. V. MONDO WINE ESTATE, LLC

    Apr 06, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    On July 2, 2020, Plaintiffs True Farma Holding, Inc. and True Farma LLC filed a lawsuit against Defendants Mondo Wine Estate, LLC; Carl Douglas Mondo; and Rass Holdings, LLC. In addition to the operative complaint, multiple cross-complaints have been filed, bringing in additional part...

  • PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA V. ANDREW HAFLER

    Apr 06, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    The County of San Luis Obispo (the “County”) filed this abatement against on May 24, 2017, against Andrew Hafler (“Hafler”). On June 22, 2017, the Court (Hon. Roger Picquet) denied the County’s ex parte request for a temporary restraining order, but set a hearing on the County’s reque...

  • ALBERTO PUGA, JR. V. PEARCE SERVICES, LLC

    Apr 06, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    The Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement was continued from March 16, 2021. The Court, having considered the filings of March 24, 2021, will approve the Settlement.
    Counsel should be prepared to address any potential changes to the Proposed Final Order submitted F...

  • MOLLY WRENHOLMES V. JOHN ANDRUS

    Mar 23, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    Molly Wrenholmes (“Plaintiff”) filed this personal injury action against John Kenneth Andrus (“Defendant”) on December 17, 2019. Plaintiff’s action arises out of an incident wherein Defendant was the driver of a vehicle, a jeep, in which Plaintiff was riding in the back, and from whic...

  • HOUSLEY V. FCI LENDER SERVICES, INC.

    Mar 23, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    On August 5, 2020, Barbara Housley (“Plaintiff”) filed this action against California TD Specialists (“TD Specialists”), FCI Lender Services, Inc. (“FCI”) and the Rama Fund, LLC (“Rama”) (collectively “Defendants”) on August 5, 2020. Plaintiff’s complaint alleges seven causes of actio...

  • MICHAEL WOLF V. THE OAKS HOTEL PASO ROBLES, INC.

    Mar 23, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    On March 15, 2019, Plaintiff Michael Wolf, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed an employment class action lawsuit against Defendant The Oaks Hotel Paso Robles, Inc. alleging causes of action for (1) rest periods, (2) meal periods, (3) failure to provide ...

  • HOUSLEY V. FCI LENDER SERVICES, INC.

    Mar 23, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    ________________________________________________________________________
    TENTATIVE RULING
    On August 5, 2020, Barbara Housley (“Plaintiff”) filed this action against California TD Specialists (“TD Specialists”), FCI Lender Services, Inc. (“FCI”) and the Rama Fund, LLC (“Rama”) (collectively “Defen...

  • RICK ASAVIS, ET AL. V. JOHN DOUGHERTY, ET AL.

    Mar 23, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    [see related Probate Case, 20PR-0152]
    Hearing: Demurrer
    TENTATIVE RULING
    Background.
    On January 8, 2021, Plaintiffs Rick Asavis and Beverly Smith filed a lawsuit against Defendants John Dougherty Carolyn Dougherty, individually and as Successor co-Trustees of the Sylvia June Asavis Trus...

  • CITIBANK, N.A. V. ELIZABETH HILL

    Mar 23, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    Citibank, N.A. (“Plaintiff”) filed this collection action on October 21, 2019, against Elizabeth Hill (“Defendant”). Currently before the Court is Plaintiff’s request that the Court enter judgment pursuant to the parties’ stipulation. The motion is made under Code of Civil Procedure s...

  • IN RE: SHANE TUCKER

    Mar 23, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    This matter is being reassigned. No appearances are required on March 23, 2021.

    ...

  • OSUNA V. CHALEKSON

    Mar 23, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    This matter has been continued from March 23, 2021 to May 25, 2021. No appearances are required on March 23, 2021.

    ...

  • CITIBANK, N.A. V. ELIZABETH HILL

    Mar 23, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    Citibank, N.A. (“Plaintiff”) filed this collection action on October 21, 2019, against Elizabeth Hill (“Defendant”). Currently before the Court is Plaintiff’s request that the Court enter judgment pursuant to the parties’ stipulation. The motion is made under Code of Civil Procedure s...

  • WILLIAM CARLYLE V. CAL FIRE, ET AL.

    Mar 16, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    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”),1 and the County of San Luis Obispo (the “County”). The dispute arises from damages caused by a car fire which sprea...

  • MICHAEL WOLF V. THE OAKS HOTEL PASO ROBLES, INC.

    Mar 16, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    Background.
    On March 15, 2019, Plaintiff Michael Wolf, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed an employment class action lawsuit against Defendant The Oaks Hotel Paso Robles, Inc. alleging causes of action for (1) rest periods, (2) meal periods, (3) fa...

  • NORGROVE GARDENS, LLC V. CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

    Mar 16, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    (2) Defendant’s Motion to Compel Greg Nester Construction and Development’s Compliance with Business Records Subpoena and for Attorney’s Fees
    TENTATIVE RULING
    Background.
    Plaintiff Norgrove Gardens, LLC brings this action against Defendant, the California Department of Transportation. Plaint...

  • SURREY SIX BOARD AND TRAINING, LLC V. LOUIS RICO TEJADA

    Mar 16, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    On December 18, 2018, Surrey Six Board and Training, LLC (“Plaintiff”) filed this breach of contract action against Louis Rico Tejada (“Defendant”), as a limited civil action. Plaintiff is a stallion station located in Paso Robles, California, and brought this action to recover fees d...

  • KEVIN BENNETT EXCAVATING V. H CLIVE RICHARDS

    Mar 16, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    Pursuant to stipulation of the parties, this motion is off calendar.

    ...

  • DONALD TURNER, JUNIOR V. MCDONALD’S CORPORATION

    Mar 16, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    The Court will deny the Motion to be Relieved absent additional information about the results of the skip trace.

    ...

  • ALBERTO PUGA, JR. V. PEARCE SERVICES, LLC

    Mar 16, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    Alberto Puga, Jr. and Miguel Zavala (“Plaintiffs”) as the representative plaintiffs filed this class action lawsuit against Pearce Services, LLC (“Defendant”). Defendant provides repair, maintenance, engineering, installation, and expansion solutions for the telecommunications industr...

  • NEWPORT CAPITAL RECOVERY GROUP II V. JOHN BURCH

    Mar 09, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    On June 15, 2009, Newport Capital Recovery Group II, LLC (“Plaintiff”) filed this collection action against John Burch (“Defendant”). On August 13, 2010, a stipulated judgment was entered after trial. The matter was, thereafter, closed.
    Currently before the Court is Plaintiff’s m...

  • BLIZZARD ENERGY, INC. V. BERND SCHAEFERS

    Mar 09, 2021 |  San Luis Obispo County

    TENTATIVE RULING
    On October 3, 2017, this Court entered a sister state judgment in favor of plaintiff/judgment creditor Blizzard Energy, Inc. (“Blizzard”) against defendant/judgment debtor Bernd Schaefers (“Schaefers”) in the amount of $3,825,000.00, plus interest and costs, pursuant to a judgment for...

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