The Honorable Maureen A. Folan

Santa Clara County Superior Court, Department 60

Biography

The Hon. Maureen A. Folan is a judge for the Superior Court of Santa Clara County in California. She was appointed by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Leslie C. Nichols.

Folan earned a B.A. from the University of California, Riverside in 1984. She then completed a J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 1988.

She began her legal career in 1988. She first worked as an associate at Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel. During her fifteen year tenure there, she primarily handled professional negligence cases. She would rise through the ranks, eventually becoming a shareholder and of counsel. Then, in 2003, she became of counsel at Needham, Davis, Kepner & Young. Six years later, just prior to her appointment to the bench, she moved to Davis & Young, where she briefly worked as of counsel.

Folan was raised in San Jose, California. She graduated from Presentation High School.

She is registered as a Democrat.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Maureen A. Folan

  • YOUNG, ET AL. V. TSAI, ET AL.

    Jan 14, 2021 |  Santa Clara County

    This is an action for legal malpractice. In 2019, plaintiff Kevin Young (“Young”), the owner of plaintiff corporation ABC Wholesale, Inc. (“ABC”) (collectively with Young, “Plaintiffs”), contacted defendants Judy Chi-Dee-Tsai and the Law Office of Judy Tsai (collectively, “Defendants”), the attorney for AB...

  • AUDYCKI V. STANFORD HEALTH CARE

    Jan 14, 2021 |  Santa Clara County

    20CV365879)

    This is an action involving the consolidation of three putative class actions for wage and hour claims. On May 1, 2019, plaintiff Lillian Audycki (“Audycki”) filed a class action complaint against defendant Stanford Health Care (“SHC” or “Defendant”), asserting a single cause of action ...

  • SILICON VALLEY REAL ESTATE GROUP, INC., ET AL. V. HAN, ET AL.

    Jan 07, 2021 |  Santa Clara County

    According to the allegations of the complaint, defendants Hyung Ki Han (“Young”) and Mi Ok Han (“Mina”), individually and as trustees of the Young Ki Han and Mina Han Revocable Living Trust dated July 12, 2017 (“Trust”) (collectively, “the Hans”) were the owners of the property at 14231 Douglass Lane in Sa...

  • CORNET V. BRAR

    Jan 07, 2021 |  Santa Clara County

    In this motion, cross-defendants Arlette Gauze and Remy Sanouillet (“Sanouillets”) seek an order amending their judgment against Kaddu, Inc. a California Corporation (“Kaddu”) to add defendant Sujit Brar (“Brar”), the sole shareholder of Kaddu, Inc., as a judgment creditor.

    I. Factual Background

  • KOCHAR V. BERKALIEVA, ET AL.

    Dec 17, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    -4

    According to the allegations of the complaint, plaintiff Stuti Kochhar (“Plaintiff”) is a tutor for students at Stanford University, and in 2017, Plaintiff began to tutor defendant Mikaela Berkeley (“Mikaela”) at a rate of $105 per hour from April-December 31, 2017 and at a rate of $135 per hour...

  • JIN V. LI

    Dec 17, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    -9

    On July 16, 2020, the Court granted defendant and cross-complainant Fuzu Li’s (“Fuzu”) motion to compel further responses to requests for production of documents nos. (“RPDs”) 1-5, special interrogatories nos. (“SIs”) 2, 3, 7-10 as to plaintiff and cross-defendant Jigang Jin (“Jin”), and Fuzu’s ...

  • SBH CAMDEN PROPERTIES, L.P. V. MIRASSOU, ET AL.

    Nov 19, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    This is a dispute among owners and possessors of adjoining land over competing rights of first refusal. According to the allegations of the second amended complaint (“SAC”), plaintiff SBH Camden Properties, L.P. (“SBH”) owns one parcel (parcel 5) in a shopping center at 5415 Camden Avenue, while members of...

  • LIU V. FAN, ET AL.

    Nov 19, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    After full consideration of the evidence, the separate statements submitted by the parties, and the authorities submitted by each party, the court makes the following rulings:

    According to the allegations of the first amended complaint (“FAC”), on August 11, 2017, plaintiff Jie Liu (“Liu”) entered ...

  • STROJNIK V. SASHI GROUP LLC, ET AL.

    Nov 12, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    On July 24, 2020, in propria persona plaintiff Peter Strojnik (“Plaintiff”) filed a first amended complaint (“FAC”) against defendants DeAnza Family, L.P. dba The Nest Palo Alto (“DeAnza”), Palmetto Hospitality of Palo Alto, LLC dba Hilton Garden Inn (“Palmetto”), SHR Palo Alto, LLC dba Four Seasons (“SHR”...

  • VIRK, ET AL. V. ANAND, ET AL.

    Nov 12, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    According to the allegations of the third amended complaint (“TAC”), plaintiffs Amar Virk (“Amar”) and Taproop Virk (“Taproop”) (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) are married. (See TAC, ¶ 1.) While defendant Taresh Anand (“Taresh”) and Amar worked for EBAS, Taresh asked Amar to work for a new company that Taresh...

  • VICENCIO V. SHIRAKI

    Nov 05, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    According to the allegations of the complaint, Maria Vicencio (“Plaintiff”) had a business partnership and a romantic partnership with Abelardo Shiraki (“Defendant”); Plaintiff and Defendant also had a child together but never married. (See complaint, ¶¶ 7-8.) In February 2017, Plaintiff purchased real pro...

  • HA, ET AL. V. PHAM, ET AL.

    Nov 05, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    According to the allegations of the third amended complaint (“TAC”), on October 19, 2009, plaintiffs Tam H. Nguyen (“Nguyen”) and Minhtam C. Ha (“Ha”) (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) entered into an agreement to purchase property at 10745 Ridgeview Way in San Jose from defendant Dzung Pham (“Pham”). (See TAC,...

  • RONALD PATRICK V. FERRARI NORTH AMERICA, INC., ET AL.

    Oct 29, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    I. Background

    According to the allegations in the first amended complaint (“FAC”), Ronald Patrick (“Plaintiff”) purchased a Ferrari 458 Italia in 2013. In 2015, Plaintiff took his vehicle to the dealership for a warranty repair. Plaintiff alleges that the dealer operating Ferrari of San Francisco—d...

  • JAMES GRIGGS V. THE MOUNTAIN WINERY, ET AL.

    Oct 29, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    -8

    I. Background

    According to the complaint, James Griggs (“Plaintiff”) suffered serious injuries when he fell off a rolling scaffold while performing fireproofing for his employer Freas Plastering, Inc. on the loading dock at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California. Plaintiff asserts c...

  • RESHTOON, ET AL. V. TANTRAPHOL, ET AL.

    Oct 22, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    According to the allegations of the complaint, on October 10, 2016, plaintiffs Shakila Reshtoon and Mirwais Ahmad (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) entered into an agreement with defendants and attorneys Florence Tantraphol and Raymund Robles (collectively, “Defendants”) regarding the purchase of property at 19...

  • JOSEPH VILLALOBOS V. NEW BRIDGE EQUITY, LLC, ET AL.

    Oct 22, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    -2

    I. Background

    This is an action brought by plaintiff Joseph Villalobos (“Plaintiff”) against defendants New Bridge Equity, LLC (“New Bridge”), Home Loan Eagle, Inc. (“Eagle”), Hament Mahajan (“Mahajan”), and James McClenahan (“McClenahan”) (collectively, “Defendants”). According to the a...

  • PARISI, ET AL. V. ALMADEN PROJECT LLC, ET AL.

    Oct 15, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    Now Line #1

    As alleged in the First Amended Complaint (“FAC”) filed June 29, 2020, on February 3, 2016, plaintiffs Erin Parisi and Mosby Simmons (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) entered into a new construction residential purchase agreement (“Purchase Agreement”) with defendants Almaden Project LLC (“A...

  • KUTA V. COLORTOKENS, INC.

    Oct 08, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    -5

    After full consideration of the evidence, the separate statements submitted by the parties, and the authorities submitted by each party, the court makes the following rulings:

    This is an action for wrongful termination. According to the complaint, plaintiff Charles Kuta (“Kuta”) signed a...

  • JOHN PARK V. PETER LUNARDI, ET AL.

    Oct 08, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    I. Introduction

    This action arises from a dispute over shares in a gaming business operated by Garden City, Inc. (“Garden City”) under the business name Casino M8trix. Because the Court has summarized the facts and allegations in this action and Garden City’s separate action against defendant Swall...

  • JOEL SILVA-VASQUEZ V. ROGELIO REYNOSO, ET AL.

    Oct 01, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    I. Background

    This action by Joel Silva-Vasquez (“Plaintiff”) against defendants Rogelio Reynoso (“Reynoso”) and B.T. Mancini Company, Inc. (“Mancini”) arises from an employment dispute. According to the allegations in the complaint, Plaintiff worked for Mancini as a construction worker from 2016 u...

  • BELCHER V. DAKOTA NOTE, LLC, ET AL.

    Oct 01, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    According to the allegations of the second amended complaint (“SAC”), in January 2016, plaintiffs Gregory Belcher (“Belcher”) and Vilasni Ganesh (“Ganesh”) (collectively, “Plaintiffs”), met defendant Derald Kenoyer (“Kenoyer”), who introduced himself as a licensed home loan mortgage broker with defendant C...

  • SAN FRANCISCO SPINE SURGEONS, PC V. BRIAN BLATZ, ET AL.

    Sep 24, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    I. Background

    This action arises from a dispute between a fledgling medical practice, plaintiff San Francisco Spine Surgeons, PC1 (“SF Spine”), and its former attorney, defendant Brian Blatz (“Blatz”). According to the allegations in SF Spine’s first amended complaint (“FAC”), the surgical practice...

  • HSIEH V. LIN

    Sep 24, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    Plaintiffs’ Motion to Strike Costs is GRANTED as follows: It is easier for the Court to simply state what costs will be permitted. Defendants withdrew several items they were seeking after receiving plaintiffs’ opposition papers. The Court is only considering the costs that were set forth in the 2-19-2020 ...

  • ARIA LAW GROUP, PLC V. SAEID MOHEBBI

    Sep 24, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    I. Background

    Plaintiff Aria Law Group, PLC (“Aria”) seeks to recover $560,025 in attorney’s fees allegedly owed by its former client, namely defendant Saeid Mohebbi (“Mohebbi”). In Aria’s form complaint, it asserts two claims, namely a claim for breach of contract and a common count claim for serv...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Maureen A. Folan

  • YOUNG, ET AL. V. TSAI, ET AL.

    Jan 14, 2021 |  Santa Clara County

    This is an action for legal malpractice. In 2019, plaintiff Kevin Young (“Young”), the owner of plaintiff corporation ABC Wholesale, Inc. (“ABC”) (collectively with Young, “Plaintiffs”), contacted defendants Judy Chi-Dee-Tsai and the Law Office of Judy Tsai (collectively, “Defendants”), the attorney for AB...

  • AUDYCKI V. STANFORD HEALTH CARE

    Jan 14, 2021 |  Santa Clara County

    20CV365879)

    This is an action involving the consolidation of three putative class actions for wage and hour claims. On May 1, 2019, plaintiff Lillian Audycki (“Audycki”) filed a class action complaint against defendant Stanford Health Care (“SHC” or “Defendant”), asserting a single cause of action ...

  • SILICON VALLEY REAL ESTATE GROUP, INC., ET AL. V. HAN, ET AL.

    Jan 07, 2021 |  Santa Clara County

    According to the allegations of the complaint, defendants Hyung Ki Han (“Young”) and Mi Ok Han (“Mina”), individually and as trustees of the Young Ki Han and Mina Han Revocable Living Trust dated July 12, 2017 (“Trust”) (collectively, “the Hans”) were the owners of the property at 14231 Douglass Lane in Sa...

  • CORNET V. BRAR

    Jan 07, 2021 |  Santa Clara County

    In this motion, cross-defendants Arlette Gauze and Remy Sanouillet (“Sanouillets”) seek an order amending their judgment against Kaddu, Inc. a California Corporation (“Kaddu”) to add defendant Sujit Brar (“Brar”), the sole shareholder of Kaddu, Inc., as a judgment creditor.

    I. Factual Background

  • KOCHAR V. BERKALIEVA, ET AL.

    Dec 17, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    -4

    According to the allegations of the complaint, plaintiff Stuti Kochhar (“Plaintiff”) is a tutor for students at Stanford University, and in 2017, Plaintiff began to tutor defendant Mikaela Berkeley (“Mikaela”) at a rate of $105 per hour from April-December 31, 2017 and at a rate of $135 per hour...

  • JIN V. LI

    Dec 17, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    -9

    On July 16, 2020, the Court granted defendant and cross-complainant Fuzu Li’s (“Fuzu”) motion to compel further responses to requests for production of documents nos. (“RPDs”) 1-5, special interrogatories nos. (“SIs”) 2, 3, 7-10 as to plaintiff and cross-defendant Jigang Jin (“Jin”), and Fuzu’s ...

  • SBH CAMDEN PROPERTIES, L.P. V. MIRASSOU, ET AL.

    Nov 19, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    This is a dispute among owners and possessors of adjoining land over competing rights of first refusal. According to the allegations of the second amended complaint (“SAC”), plaintiff SBH Camden Properties, L.P. (“SBH”) owns one parcel (parcel 5) in a shopping center at 5415 Camden Avenue, while members of...

  • LIU V. FAN, ET AL.

    Nov 19, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    After full consideration of the evidence, the separate statements submitted by the parties, and the authorities submitted by each party, the court makes the following rulings:

    According to the allegations of the first amended complaint (“FAC”), on August 11, 2017, plaintiff Jie Liu (“Liu”) entered ...

  • STROJNIK V. SASHI GROUP LLC, ET AL.

    Nov 12, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    On July 24, 2020, in propria persona plaintiff Peter Strojnik (“Plaintiff”) filed a first amended complaint (“FAC”) against defendants DeAnza Family, L.P. dba The Nest Palo Alto (“DeAnza”), Palmetto Hospitality of Palo Alto, LLC dba Hilton Garden Inn (“Palmetto”), SHR Palo Alto, LLC dba Four Seasons (“SHR”...

  • VIRK, ET AL. V. ANAND, ET AL.

    Nov 12, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    According to the allegations of the third amended complaint (“TAC”), plaintiffs Amar Virk (“Amar”) and Taproop Virk (“Taproop”) (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) are married. (See TAC, ¶ 1.) While defendant Taresh Anand (“Taresh”) and Amar worked for EBAS, Taresh asked Amar to work for a new company that Taresh...

  • VICENCIO V. SHIRAKI

    Nov 05, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    According to the allegations of the complaint, Maria Vicencio (“Plaintiff”) had a business partnership and a romantic partnership with Abelardo Shiraki (“Defendant”); Plaintiff and Defendant also had a child together but never married. (See complaint, ¶¶ 7-8.) In February 2017, Plaintiff purchased real pro...

  • HA, ET AL. V. PHAM, ET AL.

    Nov 05, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    According to the allegations of the third amended complaint (“TAC”), on October 19, 2009, plaintiffs Tam H. Nguyen (“Nguyen”) and Minhtam C. Ha (“Ha”) (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) entered into an agreement to purchase property at 10745 Ridgeview Way in San Jose from defendant Dzung Pham (“Pham”). (See TAC,...

  • RONALD PATRICK V. FERRARI NORTH AMERICA, INC., ET AL.

    Oct 29, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    I. Background

    According to the allegations in the first amended complaint (“FAC”), Ronald Patrick (“Plaintiff”) purchased a Ferrari 458 Italia in 2013. In 2015, Plaintiff took his vehicle to the dealership for a warranty repair. Plaintiff alleges that the dealer operating Ferrari of San Francisco—d...

  • JAMES GRIGGS V. THE MOUNTAIN WINERY, ET AL.

    Oct 29, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    -8

    I. Background

    According to the complaint, James Griggs (“Plaintiff”) suffered serious injuries when he fell off a rolling scaffold while performing fireproofing for his employer Freas Plastering, Inc. on the loading dock at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California. Plaintiff asserts c...

  • RESHTOON, ET AL. V. TANTRAPHOL, ET AL.

    Oct 22, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    According to the allegations of the complaint, on October 10, 2016, plaintiffs Shakila Reshtoon and Mirwais Ahmad (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) entered into an agreement with defendants and attorneys Florence Tantraphol and Raymund Robles (collectively, “Defendants”) regarding the purchase of property at 19...

  • JOSEPH VILLALOBOS V. NEW BRIDGE EQUITY, LLC, ET AL.

    Oct 22, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    -2

    I. Background

    This is an action brought by plaintiff Joseph Villalobos (“Plaintiff”) against defendants New Bridge Equity, LLC (“New Bridge”), Home Loan Eagle, Inc. (“Eagle”), Hament Mahajan (“Mahajan”), and James McClenahan (“McClenahan”) (collectively, “Defendants”). According to the a...

  • PARISI, ET AL. V. ALMADEN PROJECT LLC, ET AL.

    Oct 15, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    Now Line #1

    As alleged in the First Amended Complaint (“FAC”) filed June 29, 2020, on February 3, 2016, plaintiffs Erin Parisi and Mosby Simmons (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) entered into a new construction residential purchase agreement (“Purchase Agreement”) with defendants Almaden Project LLC (“A...

  • KUTA V. COLORTOKENS, INC.

    Oct 08, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    -5

    After full consideration of the evidence, the separate statements submitted by the parties, and the authorities submitted by each party, the court makes the following rulings:

    This is an action for wrongful termination. According to the complaint, plaintiff Charles Kuta (“Kuta”) signed a...

  • JOHN PARK V. PETER LUNARDI, ET AL.

    Oct 08, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    I. Introduction

    This action arises from a dispute over shares in a gaming business operated by Garden City, Inc. (“Garden City”) under the business name Casino M8trix. Because the Court has summarized the facts and allegations in this action and Garden City’s separate action against defendant Swall...

  • JOEL SILVA-VASQUEZ V. ROGELIO REYNOSO, ET AL.

    Oct 01, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    I. Background

    This action by Joel Silva-Vasquez (“Plaintiff”) against defendants Rogelio Reynoso (“Reynoso”) and B.T. Mancini Company, Inc. (“Mancini”) arises from an employment dispute. According to the allegations in the complaint, Plaintiff worked for Mancini as a construction worker from 2016 u...

  • BELCHER V. DAKOTA NOTE, LLC, ET AL.

    Oct 01, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    According to the allegations of the second amended complaint (“SAC”), in January 2016, plaintiffs Gregory Belcher (“Belcher”) and Vilasni Ganesh (“Ganesh”) (collectively, “Plaintiffs”), met defendant Derald Kenoyer (“Kenoyer”), who introduced himself as a licensed home loan mortgage broker with defendant C...

  • SAN FRANCISCO SPINE SURGEONS, PC V. BRIAN BLATZ, ET AL.

    Sep 24, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    I. Background

    This action arises from a dispute between a fledgling medical practice, plaintiff San Francisco Spine Surgeons, PC1 (“SF Spine”), and its former attorney, defendant Brian Blatz (“Blatz”). According to the allegations in SF Spine’s first amended complaint (“FAC”), the surgical practice...

  • HSIEH V. LIN

    Sep 24, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    Plaintiffs’ Motion to Strike Costs is GRANTED as follows: It is easier for the Court to simply state what costs will be permitted. Defendants withdrew several items they were seeking after receiving plaintiffs’ opposition papers. The Court is only considering the costs that were set forth in the 2-19-2020 ...

  • ARIA LAW GROUP, PLC V. SAEID MOHEBBI

    Sep 24, 2020 |  Santa Clara County

    I. Background

    Plaintiff Aria Law Group, PLC (“Aria”) seeks to recover $560,025 in attorney’s fees allegedly owed by its former client, namely defendant Saeid Mohebbi (“Mohebbi”). In Aria’s form complaint, it asserts two claims, namely a claim for breach of contract and a common count claim for serv...

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