The Honorable Paul P. Burdick

Santa Cruz Superior Court, Department 5

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Biography

The Hon. Paul P. Burdick is a judge for the Superior Court of Santa Cruz County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on February 7, 2006, filling a vacancy created by the death of the Hon. Arthur Danner III (deceased).

Burdick earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Santa Clara. He then received a J.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

He began his legal career in 1979. He worked as an associate at Britton & Jackson, which held a contract as the county’s public defender firm. Ten years later, he left the firm and joined Dunlap & Burdick, where he worked as an associate until his appointment to the bench in 2006. Throughout his legal career, Burdick specialized in criminal law as well as personal injury law.

He is registered as a Democrat.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Paul P. Burdick

  • UNIFUND CCR PARTNERS V MCCLOSKY

    Feb 26, 2019 |  Santa Cruz County

    PLAINTIFF’S (UNOPPOSED) MOTION TO AMEND JUDGMENT Absent a court order pursuant to Cal Code Civ Proc § 709.010(b), a judgment debtor’ interest as a trust beneficiary is not subject to execution. (CCP §699.720(a)(8).) Moreover with respect to Plaintiff’s alter ego theory, an alter ego theory only applie wher...

  • BUSTOS V FORD MOTOR COMPANY

    Jan 03, 2019 |  Santa Cruz County

    MOTION TO BE RELIEVED FROM PLAINTIFF’S ADMISSION TO REQUEST FOR ADMISSION NO. 19
    The motion is granted, on the condition that Plaintiff reimburse Defendant for the costs it incurs (including reasonable attorneys fees) in conducting additional discovery on the factual matters specified in RFA No. 19. ...

  • DONALD KREUTZ V SNUG HARBOR MOBILE HOME PARK

    Jan 02, 2019 |  Santa Cruz County

    RESPONDENT’S MOTION TO QUASH SERVICE OF PROCESS
    The service of process statutes are to be liberally construed to effectuate service and uphold the jurisdiction of the court if actual notice has been received by the defendant… in the last analysis the question of service should be resolved by consider...

  • POLDER V. DODSON

    Dec 27, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    OSC RE PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION
    The parties are instructed to appear.

    ...

  • LLAMAS V STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

    Dec 27, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    MOTION TO QUASH SERVICE OF SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT
    The unopposed motion is granted. Plaintiff has failed to demonstrate effective service on the DMV. The Proof of Service attached as Exhibit 2 to the declaration of Lindsey Goodwin states that the Complaint was served by mail addressed to the DMV at 420...

  • DAVIS V. GREEN VAPORS ET AL.

    Dec 27, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    MOTION TO CONTINUE TRIAL AND ALL RELATED DATES
    The unopposed motion is granted.
    The current trial date call of January 24, 2019 is VACATED.
    The new trial and trial related dates are as follows:
    Trial: November 18, 2019 at 9:00 AM
    Trial call: November 14, 2019 at 1:30 PM in Dep...

  • SEASCAPE RESORT OWNERS V FORMICO

    Dec 19, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION
    The motion for a preliminary injunction is granted.
    Plaintiff has met its burden of proving a reasonable probability of success on the merits.
    Moreover it appears based on the pleadings and papers submitted that as to irreparable injury, a greater injury ...

  • SUSTAINABLE SOQUEL V COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ ET AL.

    Dec 18, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    MOTION TO AUGMENT THE ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD
    The motion to augment the administrative record with the 13 emails identified in Exhibit A to the declaration of Jamie Garretson is granted.
    Petitioner has failed to provide applicable authority for the request for a judicial declaration that the admi...

  • REYNA V BALANCE STAFFING ET AL.

    Dec 18, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    MOTION FOR ORDER CONDITIONALLY CERTIFYING THE SETTLEMENT
    CLASS; PRELIMINARILY APPROVING THE CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT; DIRECTING THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE CLASS NOTICE PACKET; AND
    SETTING A HEARING FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT Counsel are instructed to appear at the fairness hearin...

  • DEPT: 5

    Dec 18, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    PEOPLE v D’ANGELO
    DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO DISCHARGE RECEIVER
    RECEIVER’S MOTION FOR INTERIM FEES AND COSTS
    With respect to the Motion to Discharge Receiver, the Parties appear to agree that discharge of the Receiver would be premature at this time.
    Therefore a further status conference...

  • NELSON V GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

    Dec 14, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    MOTION TO BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL
    The unopposed motion is granted.

    ...

  • MEKKOUDI V NATIONSTAR

    Dec 11, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    MOTION TO BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL
    The motion is granted.

    ...

  • MEKKOUDI V NATIONSTAR

    Dec 11, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    MOTION TO BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL
    The motion is granted.

    ...

  • CONNELLY V RAMOS

    Dec 11, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    CONNELLYS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A FAC
    Plaintiffs’ motion for an order granting leave to file a FAC is granted. The trial courts are to liberally permit such amendments, at any stage of the proceeding, has been established policy in this state since 1901…The foregoing precedents rest on the fundam...

  • DISCOVER BANK V MICHELI

    Dec 07, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    Motion for summary Judgment/Motion for Summary Adjudication Defendant having filed no proof of filing bankruptcy, the motion for summary judgment is granted.

    ...

  • CHAVEZ V NATIONSTAR MTGE

    Dec 06, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT/SUMMARY ADJUDICATION OF THE 1ST, CORPORATION
    Evidentiary issues:
    Defendant’s Request for Judicial Notice is granted.
    The court need only rule on the objections to evidence that it deems material to its disposition of the motion”. CCP 437(q). The court therefore...

  • CABRILLO JOINT JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT V CARMICHAEL

    Dec 06, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    CABRILLO’S DEMURRER TO FIRST AMENDED CROSS-COMPLAINT
    Cabrillo contends that the Sixth and Seventh causes of action fail to state facts sufficient to constitute causes of action because Exhibit A to the First Amended Cross-Complaint and the judicially noticed recorded instruments establish as a matter...

  • DONALD KREUTZ V SNUG HARBOR MOBILE HOME PARK

    Dec 05, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    PETITION FOR INJUNCTION
    Because service of the summons was not (deemed) completed prior to the hearing (see CA CCP § 415.20(a)) and because insufficient notice of hearing was given (CA CCP § 1005(b)), the hearing on the Petition for Injunction is continued to Jan. 8, 2019.

    ...

  • D’ANTONIO V CHAPIN CO.

    Dec 04, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
    “There are two ways to properly plead a statute of limitations: (1) allege facts showing that the action is barred, and indicating that the lateness of the action is being urged as a defense and (2) plead the specific section and subdivision. … The failure to p...

  • ATLANTIC CREDIT & FINANCIAL SPECIAL FINANCE UNIT III, LLC V NEVAREZ

    Dec 04, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    JOINT MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
    The motion is granted. The court adopts the Order for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement and Judgment as submitted by the parties.
    MOTION FOR ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS AND APPROVAL OF SERVICE AWARD
    Counsel for the Parties ar...

  • DAVIS V GREEN VAPORS

    Dec 04, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    APPLICATION FOR AN ORDER ADMITTING MARC WILLIMAS AND RACHEL HEDLEY AS COUNSEL PRO HAC VICE FOR DEFENDANT LG CHEM, LTD.
    The application is granted.

    ...

  • STERLING PACIFIC LENDING, INC. V MOSER

    Dec 04, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    DEMURRER TO FAC
    The demurrer to Plaintiff First Amended Complaint is sustained, with leave to amend.
    Plaintiff may file the proposed Second Amended Complaint attached to the declaration of Thornton Davidson.

    ...

  • STOTTER V RINALDI

    Dec 03, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    APPEAL OF LABOR COMMISSIONER AWARD
    The parties are ordered to appear to set a trial date and briefing schedule. (Labor Code section 98.2 provides for a de novo trial in superior court on appeal from an order or decision by the Labor Commissioner. (Hernandez v. Mendoza,(1988) 199 Cal. App. 3d 721, 725...

  • AMAO V SPECIALIZED LOAN SERVICING, LLC

    Nov 29, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION
    As to the First cause of action for violation of Cal Civ Code § 2924.11, SLS’s letter dated Delinquent”), therefore it is not reasonably probable that the moving party will prevail on the merits and the motion for a preliminary injunction is denied as to this cause o...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Paul P. Burdick

  • UNIFUND CCR PARTNERS V MCCLOSKY

    Feb 26, 2019 |  Santa Cruz County

    PLAINTIFF’S (UNOPPOSED) MOTION TO AMEND JUDGMENT Absent a court order pursuant to Cal Code Civ Proc § 709.010(b), a judgment debtor’ interest as a trust beneficiary is not subject to execution. (CCP §699.720(a)(8).) Moreover with respect to Plaintiff’s alter ego theory, an alter ego theory only applie wher...

  • BUSTOS V FORD MOTOR COMPANY

    Jan 03, 2019 |  Santa Cruz County

    MOTION TO BE RELIEVED FROM PLAINTIFF’S ADMISSION TO REQUEST FOR ADMISSION NO. 19
    The motion is granted, on the condition that Plaintiff reimburse Defendant for the costs it incurs (including reasonable attorneys fees) in conducting additional discovery on the factual matters specified in RFA No. 19. ...

  • DONALD KREUTZ V SNUG HARBOR MOBILE HOME PARK

    Jan 02, 2019 |  Santa Cruz County

    RESPONDENT’S MOTION TO QUASH SERVICE OF PROCESS
    The service of process statutes are to be liberally construed to effectuate service and uphold the jurisdiction of the court if actual notice has been received by the defendant… in the last analysis the question of service should be resolved by consider...

  • POLDER V. DODSON

    Dec 27, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    OSC RE PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION
    The parties are instructed to appear.

    ...

  • LLAMAS V STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

    Dec 27, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    MOTION TO QUASH SERVICE OF SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT
    The unopposed motion is granted. Plaintiff has failed to demonstrate effective service on the DMV. The Proof of Service attached as Exhibit 2 to the declaration of Lindsey Goodwin states that the Complaint was served by mail addressed to the DMV at 420...

  • DAVIS V. GREEN VAPORS ET AL.

    Dec 27, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    MOTION TO CONTINUE TRIAL AND ALL RELATED DATES
    The unopposed motion is granted.
    The current trial date call of January 24, 2019 is VACATED.
    The new trial and trial related dates are as follows:
    Trial: November 18, 2019 at 9:00 AM
    Trial call: November 14, 2019 at 1:30 PM in Dep...

  • SEASCAPE RESORT OWNERS V FORMICO

    Dec 19, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION
    The motion for a preliminary injunction is granted.
    Plaintiff has met its burden of proving a reasonable probability of success on the merits.
    Moreover it appears based on the pleadings and papers submitted that as to irreparable injury, a greater injury ...

  • SUSTAINABLE SOQUEL V COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ ET AL.

    Dec 18, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    MOTION TO AUGMENT THE ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD
    The motion to augment the administrative record with the 13 emails identified in Exhibit A to the declaration of Jamie Garretson is granted.
    Petitioner has failed to provide applicable authority for the request for a judicial declaration that the admi...

  • REYNA V BALANCE STAFFING ET AL.

    Dec 18, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    MOTION FOR ORDER CONDITIONALLY CERTIFYING THE SETTLEMENT
    CLASS; PRELIMINARILY APPROVING THE CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT; DIRECTING THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE CLASS NOTICE PACKET; AND
    SETTING A HEARING FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT Counsel are instructed to appear at the fairness hearin...

  • DEPT: 5

    Dec 18, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    PEOPLE v D’ANGELO
    DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO DISCHARGE RECEIVER
    RECEIVER’S MOTION FOR INTERIM FEES AND COSTS
    With respect to the Motion to Discharge Receiver, the Parties appear to agree that discharge of the Receiver would be premature at this time.
    Therefore a further status conference...

  • NELSON V GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

    Dec 14, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    MOTION TO BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL
    The unopposed motion is granted.

    ...

  • MEKKOUDI V NATIONSTAR

    Dec 11, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    MOTION TO BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL
    The motion is granted.

    ...

  • MEKKOUDI V NATIONSTAR

    Dec 11, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    MOTION TO BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL
    The motion is granted.

    ...

  • CONNELLY V RAMOS

    Dec 11, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    CONNELLYS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A FAC
    Plaintiffs’ motion for an order granting leave to file a FAC is granted. The trial courts are to liberally permit such amendments, at any stage of the proceeding, has been established policy in this state since 1901…The foregoing precedents rest on the fundam...

  • DISCOVER BANK V MICHELI

    Dec 07, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    Motion for summary Judgment/Motion for Summary Adjudication Defendant having filed no proof of filing bankruptcy, the motion for summary judgment is granted.

    ...

  • CHAVEZ V NATIONSTAR MTGE

    Dec 06, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT/SUMMARY ADJUDICATION OF THE 1ST, CORPORATION
    Evidentiary issues:
    Defendant’s Request for Judicial Notice is granted.
    The court need only rule on the objections to evidence that it deems material to its disposition of the motion”. CCP 437(q). The court therefore...

  • CABRILLO JOINT JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT V CARMICHAEL

    Dec 06, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    CABRILLO’S DEMURRER TO FIRST AMENDED CROSS-COMPLAINT
    Cabrillo contends that the Sixth and Seventh causes of action fail to state facts sufficient to constitute causes of action because Exhibit A to the First Amended Cross-Complaint and the judicially noticed recorded instruments establish as a matter...

  • DONALD KREUTZ V SNUG HARBOR MOBILE HOME PARK

    Dec 05, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    PETITION FOR INJUNCTION
    Because service of the summons was not (deemed) completed prior to the hearing (see CA CCP § 415.20(a)) and because insufficient notice of hearing was given (CA CCP § 1005(b)), the hearing on the Petition for Injunction is continued to Jan. 8, 2019.

    ...

  • D’ANTONIO V CHAPIN CO.

    Dec 04, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
    “There are two ways to properly plead a statute of limitations: (1) allege facts showing that the action is barred, and indicating that the lateness of the action is being urged as a defense and (2) plead the specific section and subdivision. … The failure to p...

  • ATLANTIC CREDIT & FINANCIAL SPECIAL FINANCE UNIT III, LLC V NEVAREZ

    Dec 04, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    JOINT MOTION FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
    The motion is granted. The court adopts the Order for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement and Judgment as submitted by the parties.
    MOTION FOR ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS AND APPROVAL OF SERVICE AWARD
    Counsel for the Parties ar...

  • DAVIS V GREEN VAPORS

    Dec 04, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    APPLICATION FOR AN ORDER ADMITTING MARC WILLIMAS AND RACHEL HEDLEY AS COUNSEL PRO HAC VICE FOR DEFENDANT LG CHEM, LTD.
    The application is granted.

    ...

  • STERLING PACIFIC LENDING, INC. V MOSER

    Dec 04, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    DEMURRER TO FAC
    The demurrer to Plaintiff First Amended Complaint is sustained, with leave to amend.
    Plaintiff may file the proposed Second Amended Complaint attached to the declaration of Thornton Davidson.

    ...

  • STOTTER V RINALDI

    Dec 03, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    APPEAL OF LABOR COMMISSIONER AWARD
    The parties are ordered to appear to set a trial date and briefing schedule. (Labor Code section 98.2 provides for a de novo trial in superior court on appeal from an order or decision by the Labor Commissioner. (Hernandez v. Mendoza,(1988) 199 Cal. App. 3d 721, 725...

  • AMAO V SPECIALIZED LOAN SERVICING, LLC

    Nov 29, 2018 |  Santa Cruz County

    MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION
    As to the First cause of action for violation of Cal Civ Code § 2924.11, SLS’s letter dated Delinquent”), therefore it is not reasonably probable that the moving party will prevail on the merits and the motion for a preliminary injunction is denied as to this cause o...

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