The Honorable Mark Wood Snauffer

5th District Court of Appeal, Department Associate Justice

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Hon. Mark Wood Snauffer has been appointed Associate Justice of the Fifth District Court of Appeal to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Stephen J. Kane.

His appointment is subject to confirmation by the Commission on Judicial Appointments.

Snauffer is a Democrat.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Mark Wood Snauffer

  • GHS INTERACTIVE SECURITY, LLC V. SHEA

    Jul 02, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to Amend First Amended
    Complaint
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant plaintiff’s motion for leave to file a second amended complaint. (Code Civ. Proc. § 473, subd. (a).) Plaintiff shall serve and file his second amended complaint within 10 days of the date of serv...

  • GOLD V. BERBEY, ET AL.

    Jun 27, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Compliance with Third Party Subpoena Tentative Ruling:
    To continue the motion to Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. in Department 501 in order to enable third party record custodian Ultrasystems Environmental, Inc. to re- submit its response to the motion to comp...

  • ASCENTIUM CAPITAL LLC V. VIRK

    Jun 25, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: By Plaintiff Ascentium Capital, LLC for a Writ of Possession.
    Tentative Ruling:
    To take the matter off calendar.
    Explanation:
    Plaintiff has filed an application for write of possession. As of June 22, 2018, no proof of service for either the initial complaint, the notice of or a...

  • CABRERA ET AL. V. SNYDER ET AL.

    Jun 25, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    Having failed to timely file a petition to approve the compromise the hearing is off calendar. Petitioner must obtain a new hearing date for consideration of any future petition filed. Petitioner must comply with Super. Ct. Fresno Cou...

  • GONG V. CRISTALLO VENTURES, LLC, ET AL.

    Jun 25, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motions: Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Responses to Form Interrogatories, Set One
    Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Responses to Special Interrogatories,
    Set One
    Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Responses to Requests for Production,
    Set One
    Plaintiff’s Motion to Deem Requests for Admissions,...

  • IN RE BRYCE COONCE

    Jun 25, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. Petitioner to submit an order approving the compromise for signature. Hearing off calendar.
    Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5(a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this te...

  • JOHNSON V. APEC INTERNATIONAL, LLC

    Jun 25, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendants’ Motion for Leave to File First Amended Answer
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny defendants’ motion for leave to file first amended answer. (Code Civ. Proc. § 473, subd. (a).)
    Explanation:
    “‘Code of Civil Procedure section 473, which gives the courts power to permit amendment...

  • BOART LONGYEAR CO. V. DOUBLE D FARMS ET AL.

    Jun 25, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Cross-Defendant Kenneth D. Schmidt’s Demurrer to Cross-
    Complaint of Boart Longyear Company
    Tentative Ruling:
    To take off calendar in light of the filing of a First Amended Cross-Complaint on June 13, 2018.
    Pursuant to Cal. Rules of Court, Rule 3.1312(a) and Code Civ. Proc. § 10...

  • CUNHA ET AL. V. CHRISTY ET AL.

    Jun 20, 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 rul...

  • HOAGLAND ET AL. V. FRESNO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Jun 19, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to Compromise Minors’ Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant and sign the proposed order.
    Pursuant to Cal. Rules of Court, Rule 3.1312(a) and Code Civ. Proc. § 1019.5(a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative ruling will serve as the order...

  • LAWRENCE V. BENCHMARK COMMUNITIES, LLC

    Jun 19, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Benchmark’s Motion for Order Determining Good Faith
    Settlement
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant Benchmark’s motion for an order determining its settlement with plaintiff to be in good faith. (Code Civ. Proc. § 877.6.) However, the court intends to deny the portion of the proposed order all...

  • HAGOPIAN V. MORRISSEY

    Jun 19, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave to File First Amended Complaint
    and Continue Trial Date
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant the plaintiffs’ motion for leave to file the first amended complaint, and to continue the trial date. (Code Civ. Proc. § 473, subd. (a); Cal. Rules of Court, Rule 3.1332.) ...

  • LOZA V. NAVO

    Jun 18, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant’s unopposed special motion to strike
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant Defendant’s special motion to strike. (Code Civ. Proc. §425.16(b).) Explanation:
    A special motion to strike provides a procedural remedy to dismiss nonmeritorious litigation meant to chill the valid exercise of...

  • LONGORIA V. ADVENTIST MEDICAL CENTER SELMA

    Jun 18, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant Fresno Community Hospital and Medical Center, dba
    Clovis Community Medical Center’s Motion for Summary Judgment
    or, in the Alternative, for Summary Adjudication
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. Defendant is directed to submit to this court, within 5 days of service of the m...

  • MOFFITT, ET AL. V. CENTEX HOMES, ET AL.

    Jun 18, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Cross-Defendant Blue Mountain Air Construction Services, Inc.’s motion for determination of good faith settlement
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. (Code Civ. Proc. §877.6.) The Court finds that the settlement between Cross-Defendant Blue Mountain and Plaintiffs is in good faith.
    Explanati...

  • DEFENDIS V. LENNAR FRESNO, INC.

    Jun 18, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Motions for Good Faith Settlement Determination by Quality
    Carpets Design Center, Inc., Clovis-Sanger Cabinet
    Manufacturing, Inc. and Carriveau Spencer, Inc.
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny the motions for an order determining the settlements between cross- defendants and plaintiffs t...

  • GONZALES V. O’NEILL BEVERAGES CO., LLC, ET AL.

    Jun 13, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Aerotek’s Motion to Compel Arbitration
    Tentative Ruling:
    To continue the hearing to Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in Department 502. O’Neill and plaintiff shall file and serve their supplemental briefs no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Aerotek shall file and serv...

  • GRIFFIN V. HUNT

    Jun 12, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: By Defendant Alex Berlin Moving to Strike Complaint Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure §425.16.
    By Defendant Gary Hunt Moving to Strike Complaint Pursuant to
    Code of Civil Procedure §425.16.
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant each motion. The Complaint is ordered stricken without leave...

  • HITTER V. GAYNOR

    Jun 12, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: By Plaintiff and Cross-Defendant Kathryne Hitter demurring to Cross- Complaint of Garrett Gaynor.
    Tentative Ruling:
    To take the hearing on the demurrer off calendar. Parties are ordered to meet and confer in accordance with California Code of Civil Procedure section 430.41, subdivision (a...

  • THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA V. IRIGOYEN ET AL.

    Jun 12, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Compel initial verified responses to request for production of documents, set one and sanctions
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant plaintiff State of California’s motion to compel defendants Joseph Irigoyen, Julian Irigoyen and Jose Irigoyen to each provide initial verified responses to request f...

  • MORALES, ET AL. V. SAAVEDRA, ET AL.

    Jun 12, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motions: Defendant Aurora Saavedra’s motion to bifurcate; JOP
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny the motion to bifurcate, without prejudice. To deny the JOP.
    Explanation:
    Bifurcate trial
    Trial courts have broad discretion to determine the order of proof in the interests of judicial economy....

  • THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA V. IRIGOYEN FARMS, INC. ET AL.

    Jun 12, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Compel initial verified responses to request for production of documents, set one and sanctions
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant plaintiff State of California’s motion to compel defendants Irigoyen Farms, Inc., Joseph Irigoyen, Julian Irigoyen and Jose Irigoyen to each provide initial verified ...

  • ROBERT PANIAGUA, III V. SAINT AGNES MED. CTR.

    Jun 12, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant Saint Agnes Med. Center’s Motion for Summary
    Judgment
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny.
    To overrule objection II (C), grounds 2. To decline to rule on all other objections. (Code Civ. Proc., § 437c, subd. (q).)
    Explanation:
    When a moving party seeks summary judgment...

  • BELTRAN V. FPA4 ARBOR RIDGE, LLC

    Jun 12, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: by defendant Bull Outdoor Products Inc. for summary
    judgment, or in the alternative summary adjudication
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant summary judgment in favor of Bull Outdoor Products, Inc. (“Bull BBQ”).
    Explanation:
    1. Introduction
    A gasket is defined as a shaped piece...

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Recent Cases by Hon. Mark Wood Snauffer

Recent Rulings by Hon. Mark Wood Snauffer

  • GHS INTERACTIVE SECURITY, LLC V. SHEA

    Jul 02, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to Amend First Amended
    Complaint
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant plaintiff’s motion for leave to file a second amended complaint. (Code Civ. Proc. § 473, subd. (a).) Plaintiff shall serve and file his second amended complaint within 10 days of the date of serv...

  • GOLD V. BERBEY, ET AL.

    Jun 27, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Compliance with Third Party Subpoena Tentative Ruling:
    To continue the motion to Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. in Department 501 in order to enable third party record custodian Ultrasystems Environmental, Inc. to re- submit its response to the motion to comp...

  • ASCENTIUM CAPITAL LLC V. VIRK

    Jun 25, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: By Plaintiff Ascentium Capital, LLC for a Writ of Possession.
    Tentative Ruling:
    To take the matter off calendar.
    Explanation:
    Plaintiff has filed an application for write of possession. As of June 22, 2018, no proof of service for either the initial complaint, the notice of or a...

  • CABRERA ET AL. V. SNYDER ET AL.

    Jun 25, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    Having failed to timely file a petition to approve the compromise the hearing is off calendar. Petitioner must obtain a new hearing date for consideration of any future petition filed. Petitioner must comply with Super. Ct. Fresno Cou...

  • GONG V. CRISTALLO VENTURES, LLC, ET AL.

    Jun 25, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motions: Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Responses to Form Interrogatories, Set One
    Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Responses to Special Interrogatories,
    Set One
    Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Responses to Requests for Production,
    Set One
    Plaintiff’s Motion to Deem Requests for Admissions,...

  • IN RE BRYCE COONCE

    Jun 25, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. Petitioner to submit an order approving the compromise for signature. Hearing off calendar.
    Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5(a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this te...

  • JOHNSON V. APEC INTERNATIONAL, LLC

    Jun 25, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendants’ Motion for Leave to File First Amended Answer
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny defendants’ motion for leave to file first amended answer. (Code Civ. Proc. § 473, subd. (a).)
    Explanation:
    “‘Code of Civil Procedure section 473, which gives the courts power to permit amendment...

  • BOART LONGYEAR CO. V. DOUBLE D FARMS ET AL.

    Jun 25, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Cross-Defendant Kenneth D. Schmidt’s Demurrer to Cross-
    Complaint of Boart Longyear Company
    Tentative Ruling:
    To take off calendar in light of the filing of a First Amended Cross-Complaint on June 13, 2018.
    Pursuant to Cal. Rules of Court, Rule 3.1312(a) and Code Civ. Proc. § 10...

  • CUNHA ET AL. V. CHRISTY ET AL.

    Jun 20, 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 rul...

  • HOAGLAND ET AL. V. FRESNO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Jun 19, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to Compromise Minors’ Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant and sign the proposed order.
    Pursuant to Cal. Rules of Court, Rule 3.1312(a) and Code Civ. Proc. § 1019.5(a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative ruling will serve as the order...

  • LAWRENCE V. BENCHMARK COMMUNITIES, LLC

    Jun 19, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Benchmark’s Motion for Order Determining Good Faith
    Settlement
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant Benchmark’s motion for an order determining its settlement with plaintiff to be in good faith. (Code Civ. Proc. § 877.6.) However, the court intends to deny the portion of the proposed order all...

  • HAGOPIAN V. MORRISSEY

    Jun 19, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave to File First Amended Complaint
    and Continue Trial Date
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant the plaintiffs’ motion for leave to file the first amended complaint, and to continue the trial date. (Code Civ. Proc. § 473, subd. (a); Cal. Rules of Court, Rule 3.1332.) ...

  • LOZA V. NAVO

    Jun 18, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant’s unopposed special motion to strike
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant Defendant’s special motion to strike. (Code Civ. Proc. §425.16(b).) Explanation:
    A special motion to strike provides a procedural remedy to dismiss nonmeritorious litigation meant to chill the valid exercise of...

  • LONGORIA V. ADVENTIST MEDICAL CENTER SELMA

    Jun 18, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant Fresno Community Hospital and Medical Center, dba
    Clovis Community Medical Center’s Motion for Summary Judgment
    or, in the Alternative, for Summary Adjudication
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. Defendant is directed to submit to this court, within 5 days of service of the m...

  • MOFFITT, ET AL. V. CENTEX HOMES, ET AL.

    Jun 18, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Cross-Defendant Blue Mountain Air Construction Services, Inc.’s motion for determination of good faith settlement
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. (Code Civ. Proc. §877.6.) The Court finds that the settlement between Cross-Defendant Blue Mountain and Plaintiffs is in good faith.
    Explanati...

  • DEFENDIS V. LENNAR FRESNO, INC.

    Jun 18, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Motions for Good Faith Settlement Determination by Quality
    Carpets Design Center, Inc., Clovis-Sanger Cabinet
    Manufacturing, Inc. and Carriveau Spencer, Inc.
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny the motions for an order determining the settlements between cross- defendants and plaintiffs t...

  • GONZALES V. O’NEILL BEVERAGES CO., LLC, ET AL.

    Jun 13, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Aerotek’s Motion to Compel Arbitration
    Tentative Ruling:
    To continue the hearing to Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in Department 502. O’Neill and plaintiff shall file and serve their supplemental briefs no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Aerotek shall file and serv...

  • GRIFFIN V. HUNT

    Jun 12, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: By Defendant Alex Berlin Moving to Strike Complaint Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure §425.16.
    By Defendant Gary Hunt Moving to Strike Complaint Pursuant to
    Code of Civil Procedure §425.16.
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant each motion. The Complaint is ordered stricken without leave...

  • HITTER V. GAYNOR

    Jun 12, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: By Plaintiff and Cross-Defendant Kathryne Hitter demurring to Cross- Complaint of Garrett Gaynor.
    Tentative Ruling:
    To take the hearing on the demurrer off calendar. Parties are ordered to meet and confer in accordance with California Code of Civil Procedure section 430.41, subdivision (a...

  • THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA V. IRIGOYEN ET AL.

    Jun 12, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Compel initial verified responses to request for production of documents, set one and sanctions
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant plaintiff State of California’s motion to compel defendants Joseph Irigoyen, Julian Irigoyen and Jose Irigoyen to each provide initial verified responses to request f...

  • MORALES, ET AL. V. SAAVEDRA, ET AL.

    Jun 12, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motions: Defendant Aurora Saavedra’s motion to bifurcate; JOP
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny the motion to bifurcate, without prejudice. To deny the JOP.
    Explanation:
    Bifurcate trial
    Trial courts have broad discretion to determine the order of proof in the interests of judicial economy....

  • THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA V. IRIGOYEN FARMS, INC. ET AL.

    Jun 12, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Compel initial verified responses to request for production of documents, set one and sanctions
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant plaintiff State of California’s motion to compel defendants Irigoyen Farms, Inc., Joseph Irigoyen, Julian Irigoyen and Jose Irigoyen to each provide initial verified ...

  • ROBERT PANIAGUA, III V. SAINT AGNES MED. CTR.

    Jun 12, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant Saint Agnes Med. Center’s Motion for Summary
    Judgment
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny.
    To overrule objection II (C), grounds 2. To decline to rule on all other objections. (Code Civ. Proc., § 437c, subd. (q).)
    Explanation:
    When a moving party seeks summary judgment...

  • BELTRAN V. FPA4 ARBOR RIDGE, LLC

    Jun 12, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: by defendant Bull Outdoor Products Inc. for summary
    judgment, or in the alternative summary adjudication
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant summary judgment in favor of Bull Outdoor Products, Inc. (“Bull BBQ”).
    Explanation:
    1. Introduction
    A gasket is defined as a shaped piece...

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