The Honorable Mary E. Arand

Santa Clara County Superior Court, Department 9

Biography

The Hon. Mary E. Arand is a judge for the Superior Court of Santa Clara County in California. She was appointed to the bench by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006.

Arand earned a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1976. She then completed a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1979.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, she was a partner with McManis, Faulkner & Morgan from 1999 to 2006. During her tenure there, she handled complex family disputes, addressing child and spousal support, annulment, and property division issues. Before that, she was a partner at Clark & Arand and an associate at Howell & Hallgrimson. Over the course of her legal career with these two firms, she specialized in business-related litigation, handling cases that involved contract, trade secret, partnership, securities fraud, government regulation, real property, and employment matters.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Mary E. Arand

  • JATINDER MANN VS CENLAR FSB ET AL

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge Mary E. Arand |  Santa Clara County, CA

    This is an action for wrongful foreclosure. The defendant almost exclusively mentioned in the complaint is Cenlar FSB, and it is apparent that CitiMortgage has no present involvement in Plaintiff’s loan. Regardless, on February 4, 2019, plaintiff Jatinder Mann (“Plaintiff”) filed his Complaint against defe...

  • HAN’S SAN JOSE HOSPITALITY, LLC V. JIA YUETING, ET AL.

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge Mary E. Arand |  Santa Clara County, CA

    I. Background These consolidated cases arise from a complaint filed by Han’s San Jose Hospitality, LLC (“Plaintiff”) against Le Holdings, its domestic subsidiary, Le Technology (“Le”) and Faraday Future (“Faraday”) for damages associated with breach of a lease in case number 17CV317221. Plaintiff subsequen...

  • MICHELLE CHOATES VS COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    Aug 8, 2019 |  Judge Mary E. Arand |  Santa Clara County, CA

    The motion by Defendant to compel Plaintiff Michelle Choates to serve further (second amended) responses to Special Interrogatories, Set One, SIs 4, 6 and 20, and to serve a written verified response to Demand for Production of Documents, Set One was timely and properly served, is unopposed, and is GRANTED...

  • CLARA ANDIRIOUS VS MARYANN CENTENO

    Aug 8, 2019 |  Judge Mary E. Arand |  Santa Clara County, CA

    and 9 Plaintiff has filed 1) a motion to compel Defendant Maryann Centeno to serve responses to Form Interrogatories (Economic Litigation), Set One, and 2) a motion to deem requests for admissions admitted. The motions were timely and properly served, are unopposed, the moving party has shown that no respo...

  • FERNANDO MAURICIO JIMENEZ VARILLAS V. ABEL JULIAN SANCHEZ, JR.

    Aug 8, 2019 |  Judge Mary E. Arand |  Santa Clara County, CA

    This is a negligence action arising from a collision between a car and a motorcycle.5 According to the allegations in the complaint, plaintiff Fernando Mauricio Jimenez Varillas (“Plaintiff”) and defendant Abel Julian Sanchez, Jr. (“Defendant”) collided while traveling on northbound Highway 101 on the morn...

  • LOPEZ V. VENTURA, ET AL.

    Aug 8, 2019 |  Judge Mary E. Arand |  Santa Clara County, CA

    -4 This is an action for defamation. On October 16, 2018, plaintiff Marco E. Lopez (“Plaintiff”) filed a probate action regarding the property interests of his deceased wife, Graciela Soto Lopez. (See Lopez decl. in opposition to motion to strike, ¶ 1; see also complaint, ¶ 1; see also Ventura decl. in sup...

  • DANNING JIANG V. JAMES CAI, ET AL.

    Aug 8, 2019 |  Judge Mary E. Arand |  Santa Clara County, CA

    Calendar Line Nos. 1-2 Special Motion to Strike and Demurrer to the First Amended Complaint by Defendants James Cai (aka Jingming Cai) and SAC Attorneys LLP Factual and Procedural Background This is an action for abuse of process. Plaintiff Danning Jiang (“Jiang” or “plaintiff”) is an attorney licensed in ...

  • JEROME SHAW VS SAN JOSE POLICE DEPARTMENT ET AL.

    Aug 1, 2019 |  Judge Mary E. Arand |  Santa Clara County, CA

    The demurrer by Defendants City of San Jose (sued as San Jose Police Department) and Christopher Proft (“Defendants”) to the Complaint filed by Plaintiff Jerome Shaw (“Plaintiff”) was timely and properly served, is unopposed, has merit for the reasons stated in the moving papers, and is SUSTAINED. The Requ...

  • GRANUM PARTNERS V. WILLOUGHBY, STUART, BENING & COOK, ET AL.

    Aug 1, 2019 |  Judge Mary E. Arand |  Santa Clara County, CA

    This is an action for breach of contract. On December 22, 2016, Robert M. Granum filed a complaint as the assignee of all of the claims of Granum Partners against defendants Willoughby, Stuart, Bening & Cook (“WSBC”) and John Bradley (“Bradley”) (collectively, “Defendants”), alleging that Defendants had un...

  • SYED NAZIM ALI V. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

    Aug 1, 2019 |  Judge Mary E. Arand |  Santa Clara County, CA

    Currently before the Court are the demurrer and motion to strike by defendant Cisco Systems, Inc. (“Cisco”). Factual and Procedural Background This employment action for discrimination based on age, race, national origin, and religion arises out of Cisco’s alleged refusal to hire plaintiff Syed Nazim Ali (...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Mary E. Arand

  • JATINDER MANN VS CENLAR FSB ET AL

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge Mary E. Arand |  Santa Clara County, CA

    This is an action for wrongful foreclosure. The defendant almost exclusively mentioned in the complaint is Cenlar FSB, and it is apparent that CitiMortgage has no present involvement in Plaintiff’s loan. Regardless, on February 4, 2019, plaintiff Jatinder Mann (“Plaintiff”) filed his Complaint against defe...

  • HAN’S SAN JOSE HOSPITALITY, LLC V. JIA YUETING, ET AL.

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge Mary E. Arand |  Santa Clara County, CA

    I. Background These consolidated cases arise from a complaint filed by Han’s San Jose Hospitality, LLC (“Plaintiff”) against Le Holdings, its domestic subsidiary, Le Technology (“Le”) and Faraday Future (“Faraday”) for damages associated with breach of a lease in case number 17CV317221. Plaintiff subsequen...

  • MICHELLE CHOATES VS COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    Aug 8, 2019 |  Judge Mary E. Arand |  Santa Clara County, CA

    The motion by Defendant to compel Plaintiff Michelle Choates to serve further (second amended) responses to Special Interrogatories, Set One, SIs 4, 6 and 20, and to serve a written verified response to Demand for Production of Documents, Set One was timely and properly served, is unopposed, and is GRANTED...

  • CLARA ANDIRIOUS VS MARYANN CENTENO

    Aug 8, 2019 |  Judge Mary E. Arand |  Santa Clara County, CA

    and 9 Plaintiff has filed 1) a motion to compel Defendant Maryann Centeno to serve responses to Form Interrogatories (Economic Litigation), Set One, and 2) a motion to deem requests for admissions admitted. The motions were timely and properly served, are unopposed, the moving party has shown that no respo...

  • FERNANDO MAURICIO JIMENEZ VARILLAS V. ABEL JULIAN SANCHEZ, JR.

    Aug 8, 2019 |  Judge Mary E. Arand |  Santa Clara County, CA

    This is a negligence action arising from a collision between a car and a motorcycle.5 According to the allegations in the complaint, plaintiff Fernando Mauricio Jimenez Varillas (“Plaintiff”) and defendant Abel Julian Sanchez, Jr. (“Defendant”) collided while traveling on northbound Highway 101 on the morn...

  • LOPEZ V. VENTURA, ET AL.

    Aug 8, 2019 |  Judge Mary E. Arand |  Santa Clara County, CA

    -4 This is an action for defamation. On October 16, 2018, plaintiff Marco E. Lopez (“Plaintiff”) filed a probate action regarding the property interests of his deceased wife, Graciela Soto Lopez. (See Lopez decl. in opposition to motion to strike, ¶ 1; see also complaint, ¶ 1; see also Ventura decl. in sup...

  • DANNING JIANG V. JAMES CAI, ET AL.

    Aug 8, 2019 |  Judge Mary E. Arand |  Santa Clara County, CA

    Calendar Line Nos. 1-2 Special Motion to Strike and Demurrer to the First Amended Complaint by Defendants James Cai (aka Jingming Cai) and SAC Attorneys LLP Factual and Procedural Background This is an action for abuse of process. Plaintiff Danning Jiang (“Jiang” or “plaintiff”) is an attorney licensed in ...

  • JEROME SHAW VS SAN JOSE POLICE DEPARTMENT ET AL.

    Aug 1, 2019 |  Judge Mary E. Arand |  Santa Clara County, CA

    The demurrer by Defendants City of San Jose (sued as San Jose Police Department) and Christopher Proft (“Defendants”) to the Complaint filed by Plaintiff Jerome Shaw (“Plaintiff”) was timely and properly served, is unopposed, has merit for the reasons stated in the moving papers, and is SUSTAINED. The Requ...

  • GRANUM PARTNERS V. WILLOUGHBY, STUART, BENING & COOK, ET AL.

    Aug 1, 2019 |  Judge Mary E. Arand |  Santa Clara County, CA

    This is an action for breach of contract. On December 22, 2016, Robert M. Granum filed a complaint as the assignee of all of the claims of Granum Partners against defendants Willoughby, Stuart, Bening & Cook (“WSBC”) and John Bradley (“Bradley”) (collectively, “Defendants”), alleging that Defendants had un...

  • SYED NAZIM ALI V. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

    Aug 1, 2019 |  Judge Mary E. Arand |  Santa Clara County, CA

    Currently before the Court are the demurrer and motion to strike by defendant Cisco Systems, Inc. (“Cisco”). Factual and Procedural Background This employment action for discrimination based on age, race, national origin, and religion arises out of Cisco’s alleged refusal to hire plaintiff Syed Nazim Ali (...

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