The Honorable Peter A. Hernandez

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department O

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Biography

The Hon. Peter A. Hernandez is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2012 by former governor Jerry Brown.

He is a registered Democrat.

Judge Hernandez received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1995.

Hernandez worked as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Right's Division from 1995 to 1998.

Then, after a brief stint as an associate at Brobeck, Phleger, and Harrison LLP, Hernandez became an assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California in 1999. He held that position until his appointment to the Superior Court in 2012.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Peter A. Hernandez

  • DEREK LEE VS JOANNA BOEY

    Nov 09, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant Joanna Boey’s motion to set aside entry of default and default judgment is DENIED.

    Defendant Joanna Boey move to set aside entry of default per CCP § 473(b).

    Merits

    Under Code of Civil Procedure section 473:

    The court shall, whenever an application for relief is ma...

  • VEJ POMONA 8, LP, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, ET AL. VS FRANK CURTIN, ET AL.

    Nov 09, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    1. Plaintiffs VEJ Pomona 8 and VCT Management, LLC's application for default judgment is DENIED without prejudice for the following reasons:

    · Relief sought is not within amount of prayer of complaint or statement of damages. (Greenup v. Rodman (1986) 42 Cal.3d 822, 824.). The relief sought -- $1,1...

  • CATHAY BANK VS ACE HARDWARE CORPORATION

    Nov 06, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiffs Cathay Bank and Robb Evans & Associates LLC’s motion for order permitting discovery of financial information as to Defendants Ace Hardware Corporation and John Mikulski, Inc. is DENIED.

    Judicial notice is taken of Defendant JMI, Inc.’s (“Defendant JMI”) Exhibits 1-2. (Evid. Code § 452.)<...

  • NATIONWIDE BANK VS WEI ZHU

    Oct 27, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Cross-Complainant’s application for default judgment is DENIED without prejudice for the following reasons:

    1. Relief sought is not within amount of prayer of complaint or statement of damages. (Due Process; Greenup v. Rodman (1986) 42 Cal.3d 822, 824.). Under Code of Civil Procedure section 580(a)...

  • CHUNHUA WU, ET AL. VS BILLY XU, ET AL.

    Oct 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiffs Chunhua Wu, Keyu Xu, and Zhuhong Tao’s Motion to Strike Defendant Zhixiong Xu’s Answer is DENIED.

    Request for Judicial Notice

    Defendant Zhixiong Xu (“Defendant”) requests that the Court take judicial notice of the following documents:

    1. Notice of Errata re Answer by Zhi ...

  • J.F. SHEA CONSTRUCTION INC. VS U.S. CONTROLS INC

    Oct 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant and Cross-Defendant’s counsel, Crowder Law Center, P.C.’s motion to be relieved as counsel is GRANTED. The order shall take effect when the proof of service of a copy of the signed order on the client is filed with the Court; and Crowder Law Center, P.C. demonstrates that the previously Court-imp...

  • VILLA AZUSA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., A CALIFORNIA NONPROFIT MUTUAL BENEFIT CORPORATION VS RAYMOND K. FLORES, SR., ET AL.

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiff Villa Azusa Homeowners Association, Inc.’s motion for injunctive relief is GRANTED.

    Plaintiff Villa Azusa Homeowners Association, Inc. (“Plaintiff”) moves for a preliminary injunction to enjoin Defendants Raymond K. Flores, Sr. and Dolores Flores (collectively “Parent Defendants”) from al...

  • MICHAEL CHAN, ET AL. VS MEI HSIEN HUNG, ET AL.

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    1-4. Defendants Hei Hsien Hung, Mu Jen Hung, Ching Che Hung, and James Yi Hung’s motion to compel further response from Plaintiffs Michael Chan and Margot Chan to their form interrogatories and special interrogatories is MOOT. No sanctions.

    Defendants Hei Hsien Hung, Mu Jen Hung, Ching Che Hung, an...

  • HARMONI INTERNATIONAL SPICE LP VS CASTELLA IMPORTS, INC.

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiff’s application for default judgment is GRANTED with the following revisions:

    1. Attorney fees adjusted to $6,149.75 per Local R. 3.214.

    ...

  • JOE NOVOA VS MARKWINS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, ET AL.

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiff Joe Novoa’s demurrer to Defendants’ answer is OVERRULED.

    A demurrer for sufficiency tests whether the complaint states a cause of action. (Hahn v. Mirda (2007) 147 Cal.App.4th 740, 747.) When considering demurrers, courts read the allegations liberally and in context. (Taylor v. City of L...

  • CATALINA FRANCO, ET AL. VS POMONA VALLEY HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER, ET AL.

    Oct 15, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center’s demurrer to the Second Amended Complaint is SUSTAINED.

    Defendant Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center demurrer to the Second and Third Causes of Aaction in the Second Amended Complaint (“SAC”).

    A demurrer for sufficiency tests whether the c...

  • CHUNPING CONG VS JASON TSAO

    Oct 15, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Cross-Defendants ChunPing Cong, C&L Marble Products, Inc, and MingXiu Cao’s motion to bifurcate trial is GRANTED.

    Merits

    Under Code of Civil Procedure (“CCP”) section 1048:

    The Court, in furtherance of convenience or to avoid prejudice, or when separate trials will be conducive to e...

  • MIAO ZHANG, ET AL. VS AMERICAN EVERGLOW REGIONAL CENTER, LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, ET AL.

    Oct 15, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    4-7. After hearing, Defendants’ and Defendant Lau’s Motions to Quash Deposition Subpoenas of third party East West Bank are GRANTED in part and DENIED in part.

    On January 31, 2020, Defendants American Everglow Regional Center, LLC, University Campus Hotel Fund, L.P. University Campus Hotel, LLC, Pr...

  • JOE NOVOA VS MARKWINS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, ET AL.

    Oct 15, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    After hearing, Plaintiff Joe Novoa’s Motion to Compel Defendant Markwins Beauty Brands, Inc. to provide further responses to request for production of documents is GRANTED in part and MOOT in part. No sanctions.

    Plaintiff Joe Novoa (“Plaintiff”) moves the court for an order requiring Defendant Mark...

  • BRIAN LOCK VS FLUORESCO SERVICES, LLC

    Oct 14, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant Fluoresco Services, LLC’s demurrer to the Complaint is GRANTED in part and OVERRULED in part. Defendant Fluoresco Services, LLC’s motion to strike is GRANTED. Plaintiff has 10 days to file his amended complaint.

    JUDICIAL NOTICE of Defendant’s Exhibit A is DENIED. (Evid. Code §§ 452, 453.)...

  • HAFIZ KR BHUTTA VS HAROON AMIN

    Oct 14, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant Haroon Amin’s motion for leave to file cross-complaint is DENIED.

    Defendant Haroon Amin (“Defendant”) moves for leave to file a cross-complaint against Plaintiff Hafiz KR Bhutta (“Plaintiff”).

    “A court may, in furtherance of justice, and on such terms as may be proper, allow a par...

  • JANE DOE VS COVINA VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ET AL

    Oct 14, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant Covina Valley Unified School District’s Motion to Compel Further Responses to Request for Production of Documents, Set Four, No. 62 is GRANTED. Sanctions in the amount of $250.00 are imposed against Plaintiff’s counsel for failing to meet and confer prior to the filing of this motion.

    Def...

  • JANE DOE VS COVINA VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ET AL

    Oct 14, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    After hearing, Defendant Covina Valley Unified School District’s Motion to Compel Further Responses to Request for Production of Documents, Set Four, No. 62 is GRANTED. Plaintiff is ordered to respond within thirty (30) days.

    Defendant Covina Valley Unified School District (“Defendant”) moves the C...

  • GEORGE EDGELL VS RAMONA CARE, INC, ET AL.

    Oct 13, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Petitioner George Edgell’s motion to compel further response from Defendant Ramona Care, Inc. to his form interrogatories is GRANTED.

    Petitioner George Edgell (“Plaintiff”) moves to compel further responses to his form interrogatires from Defendant Ramona Care, Inc. (“Defendant”).

    Code of C...

  • DAWSON FAN VS KEYSTONE CABINETRY, INC.

    Oct 13, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Specially Appearing Defendants Keyston Cabinetry and Julian Sahagun’s motion to quash for insufficiency of service of process is DENIED.

    Specially Appearing Defendants Keyston Cabinetry and Julian Sahagun (“Defendants”) moves to quash defective service.

    A defendant, on or before the last da...

  • EJECTA SERVICES, INC VS CUBEWORK.COM, INC

    Oct 13, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendants Cubework.com, Inc. and Leo Ji’s demurrer to the second amended complaint is SUSTAINED without leave to amend. The case is dismissed without prejudice.

    A demurrer for sufficiency tests whether the complaint states a cause of action. (Hahn v. Mirda (2007) 147 Cal.App.4th 740, 747.) When co...

  • TRACY AGUIRRE VS WELLS FARGO BANK

    Oct 09, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendants Wells Fargo Bank and Tiffiney Lockett’s Motion for Summary Judgment is DENIED. Defendants Wells Fargo Bank and Tiffiney Lockett’s Motion for Summary Adjudication is DENIED.

    I. Introduction

    On November 14, 2019, Plaintiff Tracy Aguirre (“Plaintiff”) filed a First Amended Complaint...

  • QINRONG QIU VS HONGYING ZHANG

    Oct 09, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiff’s application for default judgment is DENIED without prejudice for the following reasons:

    e Request for entry of default has not been entered for Defendants JIE YU and BOXWOOD INTERNATIONAL, LLC. Plaintiff only requested court judgment. No requested entry of default approved.

    ...

  • TRINHNOLOGY ENTERPRISE CORP VS TRANSFORM KM LLC, ET AL.

    Oct 08, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Attorneys Joseph E. Sarachek’s & Zachary E. Mazur’s Applications for Admission Pro Hac Vice is GRANTED.

    Applications to appear pro hac vice are governed by California Rule of Court 9.40. The rule requires that the attorney be admitted to practice before a U.S. court or the highest court of any stat...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Peter A. Hernandez

  • DEREK LEE VS JOANNA BOEY

    Nov 09, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant Joanna Boey’s motion to set aside entry of default and default judgment is DENIED.

    Defendant Joanna Boey move to set aside entry of default per CCP § 473(b).

    Merits

    Under Code of Civil Procedure section 473:

    The court shall, whenever an application for relief is ma...

  • VEJ POMONA 8, LP, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, ET AL. VS FRANK CURTIN, ET AL.

    Nov 09, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    1. Plaintiffs VEJ Pomona 8 and VCT Management, LLC's application for default judgment is DENIED without prejudice for the following reasons:

    · Relief sought is not within amount of prayer of complaint or statement of damages. (Greenup v. Rodman (1986) 42 Cal.3d 822, 824.). The relief sought -- $1,1...

  • CATHAY BANK VS ACE HARDWARE CORPORATION

    Nov 06, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiffs Cathay Bank and Robb Evans & Associates LLC’s motion for order permitting discovery of financial information as to Defendants Ace Hardware Corporation and John Mikulski, Inc. is DENIED.

    Judicial notice is taken of Defendant JMI, Inc.’s (“Defendant JMI”) Exhibits 1-2. (Evid. Code § 452.)<...

  • NATIONWIDE BANK VS WEI ZHU

    Oct 27, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Cross-Complainant’s application for default judgment is DENIED without prejudice for the following reasons:

    1. Relief sought is not within amount of prayer of complaint or statement of damages. (Due Process; Greenup v. Rodman (1986) 42 Cal.3d 822, 824.). Under Code of Civil Procedure section 580(a)...

  • CHUNHUA WU, ET AL. VS BILLY XU, ET AL.

    Oct 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiffs Chunhua Wu, Keyu Xu, and Zhuhong Tao’s Motion to Strike Defendant Zhixiong Xu’s Answer is DENIED.

    Request for Judicial Notice

    Defendant Zhixiong Xu (“Defendant”) requests that the Court take judicial notice of the following documents:

    1. Notice of Errata re Answer by Zhi ...

  • J.F. SHEA CONSTRUCTION INC. VS U.S. CONTROLS INC

    Oct 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant and Cross-Defendant’s counsel, Crowder Law Center, P.C.’s motion to be relieved as counsel is GRANTED. The order shall take effect when the proof of service of a copy of the signed order on the client is filed with the Court; and Crowder Law Center, P.C. demonstrates that the previously Court-imp...

  • VILLA AZUSA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., A CALIFORNIA NONPROFIT MUTUAL BENEFIT CORPORATION VS RAYMOND K. FLORES, SR., ET AL.

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiff Villa Azusa Homeowners Association, Inc.’s motion for injunctive relief is GRANTED.

    Plaintiff Villa Azusa Homeowners Association, Inc. (“Plaintiff”) moves for a preliminary injunction to enjoin Defendants Raymond K. Flores, Sr. and Dolores Flores (collectively “Parent Defendants”) from al...

  • MICHAEL CHAN, ET AL. VS MEI HSIEN HUNG, ET AL.

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    1-4. Defendants Hei Hsien Hung, Mu Jen Hung, Ching Che Hung, and James Yi Hung’s motion to compel further response from Plaintiffs Michael Chan and Margot Chan to their form interrogatories and special interrogatories is MOOT. No sanctions.

    Defendants Hei Hsien Hung, Mu Jen Hung, Ching Che Hung, an...

  • HARMONI INTERNATIONAL SPICE LP VS CASTELLA IMPORTS, INC.

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiff’s application for default judgment is GRANTED with the following revisions:

    1. Attorney fees adjusted to $6,149.75 per Local R. 3.214.

    ...

  • JOE NOVOA VS MARKWINS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, ET AL.

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiff Joe Novoa’s demurrer to Defendants’ answer is OVERRULED.

    A demurrer for sufficiency tests whether the complaint states a cause of action. (Hahn v. Mirda (2007) 147 Cal.App.4th 740, 747.) When considering demurrers, courts read the allegations liberally and in context. (Taylor v. City of L...

  • CATALINA FRANCO, ET AL. VS POMONA VALLEY HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER, ET AL.

    Oct 15, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center’s demurrer to the Second Amended Complaint is SUSTAINED.

    Defendant Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center demurrer to the Second and Third Causes of Aaction in the Second Amended Complaint (“SAC”).

    A demurrer for sufficiency tests whether the c...

  • CHUNPING CONG VS JASON TSAO

    Oct 15, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Cross-Defendants ChunPing Cong, C&L Marble Products, Inc, and MingXiu Cao’s motion to bifurcate trial is GRANTED.

    Merits

    Under Code of Civil Procedure (“CCP”) section 1048:

    The Court, in furtherance of convenience or to avoid prejudice, or when separate trials will be conducive to e...

  • MIAO ZHANG, ET AL. VS AMERICAN EVERGLOW REGIONAL CENTER, LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, ET AL.

    Oct 15, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    4-7. After hearing, Defendants’ and Defendant Lau’s Motions to Quash Deposition Subpoenas of third party East West Bank are GRANTED in part and DENIED in part.

    On January 31, 2020, Defendants American Everglow Regional Center, LLC, University Campus Hotel Fund, L.P. University Campus Hotel, LLC, Pr...

  • JOE NOVOA VS MARKWINS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, ET AL.

    Oct 15, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    After hearing, Plaintiff Joe Novoa’s Motion to Compel Defendant Markwins Beauty Brands, Inc. to provide further responses to request for production of documents is GRANTED in part and MOOT in part. No sanctions.

    Plaintiff Joe Novoa (“Plaintiff”) moves the court for an order requiring Defendant Mark...

  • BRIAN LOCK VS FLUORESCO SERVICES, LLC

    Oct 14, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant Fluoresco Services, LLC’s demurrer to the Complaint is GRANTED in part and OVERRULED in part. Defendant Fluoresco Services, LLC’s motion to strike is GRANTED. Plaintiff has 10 days to file his amended complaint.

    JUDICIAL NOTICE of Defendant’s Exhibit A is DENIED. (Evid. Code §§ 452, 453.)...

  • HAFIZ KR BHUTTA VS HAROON AMIN

    Oct 14, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant Haroon Amin’s motion for leave to file cross-complaint is DENIED.

    Defendant Haroon Amin (“Defendant”) moves for leave to file a cross-complaint against Plaintiff Hafiz KR Bhutta (“Plaintiff”).

    “A court may, in furtherance of justice, and on such terms as may be proper, allow a par...

  • JANE DOE VS COVINA VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ET AL

    Oct 14, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant Covina Valley Unified School District’s Motion to Compel Further Responses to Request for Production of Documents, Set Four, No. 62 is GRANTED. Sanctions in the amount of $250.00 are imposed against Plaintiff’s counsel for failing to meet and confer prior to the filing of this motion.

    Def...

  • JANE DOE VS COVINA VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ET AL

    Oct 14, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    After hearing, Defendant Covina Valley Unified School District’s Motion to Compel Further Responses to Request for Production of Documents, Set Four, No. 62 is GRANTED. Plaintiff is ordered to respond within thirty (30) days.

    Defendant Covina Valley Unified School District (“Defendant”) moves the C...

  • GEORGE EDGELL VS RAMONA CARE, INC, ET AL.

    Oct 13, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Petitioner George Edgell’s motion to compel further response from Defendant Ramona Care, Inc. to his form interrogatories is GRANTED.

    Petitioner George Edgell (“Plaintiff”) moves to compel further responses to his form interrogatires from Defendant Ramona Care, Inc. (“Defendant”).

    Code of C...

  • DAWSON FAN VS KEYSTONE CABINETRY, INC.

    Oct 13, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Specially Appearing Defendants Keyston Cabinetry and Julian Sahagun’s motion to quash for insufficiency of service of process is DENIED.

    Specially Appearing Defendants Keyston Cabinetry and Julian Sahagun (“Defendants”) moves to quash defective service.

    A defendant, on or before the last da...

  • EJECTA SERVICES, INC VS CUBEWORK.COM, INC

    Oct 13, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendants Cubework.com, Inc. and Leo Ji’s demurrer to the second amended complaint is SUSTAINED without leave to amend. The case is dismissed without prejudice.

    A demurrer for sufficiency tests whether the complaint states a cause of action. (Hahn v. Mirda (2007) 147 Cal.App.4th 740, 747.) When co...

  • TRACY AGUIRRE VS WELLS FARGO BANK

    Oct 09, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendants Wells Fargo Bank and Tiffiney Lockett’s Motion for Summary Judgment is DENIED. Defendants Wells Fargo Bank and Tiffiney Lockett’s Motion for Summary Adjudication is DENIED.

    I. Introduction

    On November 14, 2019, Plaintiff Tracy Aguirre (“Plaintiff”) filed a First Amended Complaint...

  • QINRONG QIU VS HONGYING ZHANG

    Oct 09, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiff’s application for default judgment is DENIED without prejudice for the following reasons:

    e Request for entry of default has not been entered for Defendants JIE YU and BOXWOOD INTERNATIONAL, LLC. Plaintiff only requested court judgment. No requested entry of default approved.

    ...

  • TRINHNOLOGY ENTERPRISE CORP VS TRANSFORM KM LLC, ET AL.

    Oct 08, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Attorneys Joseph E. Sarachek’s & Zachary E. Mazur’s Applications for Admission Pro Hac Vice is GRANTED.

    Applications to appear pro hac vice are governed by California Rule of Court 9.40. The rule requires that the attorney be admitted to practice before a U.S. court or the highest court of any stat...

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