The Honorable Robert A. Dukes

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department retired

Biography

The Hon. Robert A. Dukes (Ret.) was a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was originally appointed to the Pomona Municipal Court in 1987 by former governor George Deukmejian and was elevated to the Superior Court by then-governor Deukmejian two years later. At the time of his appointment to the Superior Court, Dukes filled the vacancy created by the death of the Hon. Glenn M. Pfau (deceased). Dukes retired from the bench on October 17, 2018.

Dukes received his B.A. from the University of Redlands. He went on to earn his J.D. from Southwestern Law School.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Dukes served as a deputy district attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office from 1976 to 1981.

Before joining the D.A.'s office, he was an attorney in private practice in West Covina as well as Pasadena, California.

During his time on the bench, Dukes served as an assistant presiding judge of the Pomona Municipal Court and a presiding judge of the Superior Court, where he also served as a supervising judge.

In 2001, Dukes was named to serve on the Judicial Council of California by the former Supreme Court Chief Justice, the Hon. Ronald George (Ret.).

Dukes is a lifelong resident of Pomona. His family moved to the city in 1892.

Dukes mother went into labor with him while attending the Los Angeles County Fair. He would subsequently continue to attend the LA Fair on his birthday for the next 70 years. He ultimately became a board member of the LA County Fair Association starting in 1990.

His other memberships have included, the Rotary Club, the Haynes Family of Programs Center, and the Boys and Girls Club.

Dukes served as a faculty member for the Center for Judicial Education and Research starting in 1999, and as an adjunct professor at the University of La Verne College of Law.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Robert A. Dukes

  • COOPER INVESTORS PROPERTIES LLC VS DOHN PING Y TDANG

     |  Los Angeles County

    Cross-Defendant Cooper Investors Properties, LLC’s motion for leave to file cross-complaint is GRANTED. The Cross-Complaint is deemed filed this date.

    Cross-Defendant Cooper Investors Properties, LLC moves for leave to file a Cross-Complaint to add claims against Bread of Life Christian Ch...

  • JOSEPH HOURANY, M.D. VS RAHUL PALIWAL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiffs Joseph and Veronique Hourany, and Urvashi Sura’s motion for leave to conduct discovery into financial condition of defendant Much Shelist, P.C. is DENIED.

    As an initial matter, Defendants Much Shelist, P.C.’s motion to strike Plaintiffs’ separate statement is denied. Although a ...

  • SOFI LENDING CORP VS GLADYS PARK

     |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiff’s application for entry of default and default judgment is GRANTED.

    ...

  • MANUEL LOPEZ VS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC

     |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant HSBC Bank USA, National Association’s demurrer to Plaintiffs’ first amended complaint (“FAC”) is SUSTAINED without leave to amend.

    Defendant Nationstar Mortgage LLC’s demurrer to Plaintiffs’ FAC is SUSTAINED without leave to amend as to the 2nd cause of action, and SUSTAINED as t...

  • BAYLA PASTERNAK VS ALI MESIWALA MD ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant Thaiyananthan’s motion for summary judgment is GRANTED.

    Defendant Thaiyananthan moves for summary judgment pursuant to CCP 437c on the grounds that: 1) Defendant complied with the standard of care; and 2) Plaintiff’s complaint is barred by the statute of limitations per CCP 340.5...

  • BAYLA PASTERNAK VS ALI MESIWALA MD ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant Thaiyananthan’s motion for summary judgment is GRANTED.

    Defendant Thaiyananthan moves for summary judgment pursuant to CCP 437c on the grounds that: 1) Defendant complied with the standard of care; and 2) Plaintiff’s complaint is barred by the statute of limitations per CCP 340.5...

  • MASTER & MASTER VS MALCO

     |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiff Master & Master LLC’s motion for order striking and/or reducing costs is GRANTED.

    Plaintiff Master & Master LLC moves to strike and/or tax Defendants’ memorandum of costs filed on 6/22/18.

    A prevailing party who claims costs must serve and file a memorandum of costs withi...

  • FORA FINANCIAL WEST LLC VS JERZAN TORREZ

     |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant Torrez’s motion to set aside default judgment is GRANTED. Defendant’s Answer is deemed filed this date.

    Defendant Torrez moves to set aside default judgment pursuant to CCP 473.5.

    Where service of summons has not resulted in actual notice to a party in time to defend the ...

  • MARTIN SOSA VS ROBERT MYERS

     |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant Myers’s demurrer to first amended complaint is OVERRULED. Defendant is ordered to file and serve an Answer within 10 days.

    Defendant Myers demurs to the 3rd cause of action on the ground that it fails to state facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action.

    3rd CAUSE OF...

  • SAI HLAPE VS BARBARA MCKIE

     |  Los Angeles County

    Hlape v. McKie, et al. (KC069768)

    Plaintiff’s APPLICATION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT

    Respondent: NO OPPOSITION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff has cured the defect in the prior application for “entry” of default judgment. Therefore, default judgment is entered against defaulti...

  • FREDIA DOYLE VS CITY OF POMONA ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Doyle v. City of Pomona, et al. (BC657590)

    Plaintiff Doyle’s MOTION FOR DISCOVERY OF PEACE OFFICER’S PERSONNEL RECORDS FOR RYAN RODRIGUEZ (PITCHESS MOTION)

    Respondent: Defendant City of Pomona

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff Doyle’s motion for discovery of peace officer’...

  • MESOMA OKAMMELU ET AL VS KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITALS SOUTHER

     |  Los Angeles County

    Okammelu, et al. v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, et al. (BC687636)

    Plaintiff Okammelu’s MOTION FOR TRIAL SETTING PREFERENCE

    Respondent: Defendants Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Southern California Permanente Medical Group

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff Okammelu’s moti...

  • BYRON KERNS VS SYLVIA WEI-TING HU

     |  Los Angeles County

    Kerns, et al. v. Hu, et al. (KC069912)

    Defendant Hu’s DEMURRER TO COMPLAINT

    Respondent: Plaintiffs B. and S. Kerns

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Before filing a demurrer pursuant to this chapter, the demurring party shall meet and confer in person or by telephone with the party ...

  • ZISHEN AI VS BAOHONG TANG

     |  Los Angeles County

    Ai v. Tang, et al. (KC070432)

    Plaintiff Ai’s MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION

    Respondent: Defendants Tang and Universal Plastics Recycling Inc.

    Plaintiff Ai’s motion for preliminary injunction is DENIED.

    Defendant’s evidentiary objections are overruled. Shaoxiong’s...

  • AMERICAN EXPRESS NATIONAL BANK VS TAM T. LUONG

     |  Los Angeles County

    American Express National Bank v. Luong (KC070276)

    Plaintiff’s APPLICATION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT

    Respondent: NO OPPOSITION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff’s application for default judgment is GRANTED. Judgment is signed.

    ...

  • AUSTIN LOPEZ VS CITRUS VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER INC ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Lopez v. Citrus Valley Medical Center, Inc., et al. (BC692955)

    Defendant Citrus Valley Medical Center, Inc.’s DEMURRER and MOTION TO STRIKE

    Respondent: Plaintiff Lopez

    Defendant Lawas-Alejo’s DEMURRER

    Respondent: Plaintiff Lopez

    TENTATIVE RULING

    1-2....

  • BANK OF AMERICA VS GEORGE PEREGRINO

     |  Los Angeles County

    Bank of America, N.A. v. Peregrino (KC069957)

    Plaintiff Bank of America, N.A.’s MOTION FOR ORDER DEEMING ADMISSIONS ADMITTED

    Respondent: NO OPPOSITION

    Plaintiff Bank of America, N.A.’s motion for order deeming admissions admitted is GRANTED. The truth of the matters in Plai...

  • CHRISTIAN CHURCH DISCIPLES OF CHRIST VS MARIA DEJESUS RAMIRE

     |  Los Angeles County

    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of the Pacific Southwest Region v. Ramirez, et al. (KC069872)

    Plaintiff’s APPLICATION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT

    Respondent: NO OPPOSITION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff’s application for default judgment will be subject to an evidentiar...

  • JOHN J KLEINHANS ET AL VS JUSHI USA

     |  Los Angeles County

    Kleinhans v. Jushi USA (BC670098)

    Defendant Jushi USA’s MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSES TO SPECIAL INTERROGATORIES (SET ONE)

    Respondent: Plaintiff J. Kleinhans

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant Jushi USA’s motion to compel further responses to special interrogatories (s...

  • CATHAY BANK VS ACE HARDWARE CORPORATION

     |  Los Angeles County

    Cathay Bank v. Ace Hardware Corporation, et al. (KC069647)

    Defendant Ace Hardware Corporation’s DEMURRER TO SECOND AMENDED VERIFIED COMPLAINT

    Respondent: Plaintiffs Cathay Bank and Robb Evans & Associates LLC

    Plaintiff Cathay Bank’s APPLICATION FOR RIGHT TO ATTACH ORDER

    ...

  • MATAN SALMON VS GEOSCIENCE SUPPORT SERVICES INC.,

     |  Los Angeles County

    Salmon v. Geoscience Support Services, Inc. (KC068776)

    Defendant Geoscience Support Services, Inc.’s MOTION FOR SUMMARY ADJUDICATION OF ISSUES

    Respondent: Plaintiff Salmon

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant Geoscience Support Services, Inc.’s motion for summary adjudication...

  • ELENA JIMENEZ VS MJB PARTNERS LLC

     |  Los Angeles County

    Jimenez, et al. v. MJB Partners, LLC (KC069724)

    Defendant MJB Partners LLC’s DEMURRER TO PLAINTIFFS’ FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT

    Respondent: Plaintiff Jimenez, et al.

    Defendant MJB Partners LLC’s MOTION TO STRIKE

    Respondent: Plaintiff Jimenez, et al.

    TENTATIVE R...

  • SHUAIDONG HAO VS SHOU MA

     |  Los Angeles County

    Hao v. Ma, et al. (KC069960)

    Plaintiff’s APPLICATION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT

    Respondent: NO OPPOSITION

    Plaintiff’s application for default judgment is GRANTED with reduction in attorney’s fees. Plaintiff is only entitled to $2,290.00 per Local Rule 3.214(a). Plaintiff’s supple...

  • PETITION OF J.G. WENTWORTH ORIGINATIONS LLC

     |  Los Angeles County

    In re J. Provencio (KS021340)

    Petitioner J.G. Wentworth Originations, LLC’s PETITION FOR APPROVAL FOR TRANSFER OF PAYMENT RIGHTS

    Respondent: NO OPPOSITION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Petitioner J.G. Wentworth Originations, LLC’s petition for approval for transfer of payment ri...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Robert A. Dukes

  • COOPER INVESTORS PROPERTIES LLC VS DOHN PING Y TDANG

     |  Los Angeles County

    Cross-Defendant Cooper Investors Properties, LLC’s motion for leave to file cross-complaint is GRANTED. The Cross-Complaint is deemed filed this date.

    Cross-Defendant Cooper Investors Properties, LLC moves for leave to file a Cross-Complaint to add claims against Bread of Life Christian Ch...

  • JOSEPH HOURANY, M.D. VS RAHUL PALIWAL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiffs Joseph and Veronique Hourany, and Urvashi Sura’s motion for leave to conduct discovery into financial condition of defendant Much Shelist, P.C. is DENIED.

    As an initial matter, Defendants Much Shelist, P.C.’s motion to strike Plaintiffs’ separate statement is denied. Although a ...

  • SOFI LENDING CORP VS GLADYS PARK

     |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiff’s application for entry of default and default judgment is GRANTED.

    ...

  • MANUEL LOPEZ VS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC

     |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant HSBC Bank USA, National Association’s demurrer to Plaintiffs’ first amended complaint (“FAC”) is SUSTAINED without leave to amend.

    Defendant Nationstar Mortgage LLC’s demurrer to Plaintiffs’ FAC is SUSTAINED without leave to amend as to the 2nd cause of action, and SUSTAINED as t...

  • BAYLA PASTERNAK VS ALI MESIWALA MD ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant Thaiyananthan’s motion for summary judgment is GRANTED.

    Defendant Thaiyananthan moves for summary judgment pursuant to CCP 437c on the grounds that: 1) Defendant complied with the standard of care; and 2) Plaintiff’s complaint is barred by the statute of limitations per CCP 340.5...

  • BAYLA PASTERNAK VS ALI MESIWALA MD ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant Thaiyananthan’s motion for summary judgment is GRANTED.

    Defendant Thaiyananthan moves for summary judgment pursuant to CCP 437c on the grounds that: 1) Defendant complied with the standard of care; and 2) Plaintiff’s complaint is barred by the statute of limitations per CCP 340.5...

  • MASTER & MASTER VS MALCO

     |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiff Master & Master LLC’s motion for order striking and/or reducing costs is GRANTED.

    Plaintiff Master & Master LLC moves to strike and/or tax Defendants’ memorandum of costs filed on 6/22/18.

    A prevailing party who claims costs must serve and file a memorandum of costs withi...

  • FORA FINANCIAL WEST LLC VS JERZAN TORREZ

     |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant Torrez’s motion to set aside default judgment is GRANTED. Defendant’s Answer is deemed filed this date.

    Defendant Torrez moves to set aside default judgment pursuant to CCP 473.5.

    Where service of summons has not resulted in actual notice to a party in time to defend the ...

  • MARTIN SOSA VS ROBERT MYERS

     |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant Myers’s demurrer to first amended complaint is OVERRULED. Defendant is ordered to file and serve an Answer within 10 days.

    Defendant Myers demurs to the 3rd cause of action on the ground that it fails to state facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action.

    3rd CAUSE OF...

  • SAI HLAPE VS BARBARA MCKIE

     |  Los Angeles County

    Hlape v. McKie, et al. (KC069768)

    Plaintiff’s APPLICATION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT

    Respondent: NO OPPOSITION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff has cured the defect in the prior application for “entry” of default judgment. Therefore, default judgment is entered against defaulti...

  • FREDIA DOYLE VS CITY OF POMONA ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Doyle v. City of Pomona, et al. (BC657590)

    Plaintiff Doyle’s MOTION FOR DISCOVERY OF PEACE OFFICER’S PERSONNEL RECORDS FOR RYAN RODRIGUEZ (PITCHESS MOTION)

    Respondent: Defendant City of Pomona

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff Doyle’s motion for discovery of peace officer’...

  • MESOMA OKAMMELU ET AL VS KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITALS SOUTHER

     |  Los Angeles County

    Okammelu, et al. v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, et al. (BC687636)

    Plaintiff Okammelu’s MOTION FOR TRIAL SETTING PREFERENCE

    Respondent: Defendants Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Southern California Permanente Medical Group

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff Okammelu’s moti...

  • BYRON KERNS VS SYLVIA WEI-TING HU

     |  Los Angeles County

    Kerns, et al. v. Hu, et al. (KC069912)

    Defendant Hu’s DEMURRER TO COMPLAINT

    Respondent: Plaintiffs B. and S. Kerns

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Before filing a demurrer pursuant to this chapter, the demurring party shall meet and confer in person or by telephone with the party ...

  • ZISHEN AI VS BAOHONG TANG

     |  Los Angeles County

    Ai v. Tang, et al. (KC070432)

    Plaintiff Ai’s MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION

    Respondent: Defendants Tang and Universal Plastics Recycling Inc.

    Plaintiff Ai’s motion for preliminary injunction is DENIED.

    Defendant’s evidentiary objections are overruled. Shaoxiong’s...

  • AMERICAN EXPRESS NATIONAL BANK VS TAM T. LUONG

     |  Los Angeles County

    American Express National Bank v. Luong (KC070276)

    Plaintiff’s APPLICATION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT

    Respondent: NO OPPOSITION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff’s application for default judgment is GRANTED. Judgment is signed.

    ...

  • AUSTIN LOPEZ VS CITRUS VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER INC ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Lopez v. Citrus Valley Medical Center, Inc., et al. (BC692955)

    Defendant Citrus Valley Medical Center, Inc.’s DEMURRER and MOTION TO STRIKE

    Respondent: Plaintiff Lopez

    Defendant Lawas-Alejo’s DEMURRER

    Respondent: Plaintiff Lopez

    TENTATIVE RULING

    1-2....

  • BANK OF AMERICA VS GEORGE PEREGRINO

     |  Los Angeles County

    Bank of America, N.A. v. Peregrino (KC069957)

    Plaintiff Bank of America, N.A.’s MOTION FOR ORDER DEEMING ADMISSIONS ADMITTED

    Respondent: NO OPPOSITION

    Plaintiff Bank of America, N.A.’s motion for order deeming admissions admitted is GRANTED. The truth of the matters in Plai...

  • CHRISTIAN CHURCH DISCIPLES OF CHRIST VS MARIA DEJESUS RAMIRE

     |  Los Angeles County

    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of the Pacific Southwest Region v. Ramirez, et al. (KC069872)

    Plaintiff’s APPLICATION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT

    Respondent: NO OPPOSITION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Plaintiff’s application for default judgment will be subject to an evidentiar...

  • JOHN J KLEINHANS ET AL VS JUSHI USA

     |  Los Angeles County

    Kleinhans v. Jushi USA (BC670098)

    Defendant Jushi USA’s MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSES TO SPECIAL INTERROGATORIES (SET ONE)

    Respondent: Plaintiff J. Kleinhans

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant Jushi USA’s motion to compel further responses to special interrogatories (s...

  • CATHAY BANK VS ACE HARDWARE CORPORATION

     |  Los Angeles County

    Cathay Bank v. Ace Hardware Corporation, et al. (KC069647)

    Defendant Ace Hardware Corporation’s DEMURRER TO SECOND AMENDED VERIFIED COMPLAINT

    Respondent: Plaintiffs Cathay Bank and Robb Evans & Associates LLC

    Plaintiff Cathay Bank’s APPLICATION FOR RIGHT TO ATTACH ORDER

    ...

  • MATAN SALMON VS GEOSCIENCE SUPPORT SERVICES INC.,

     |  Los Angeles County

    Salmon v. Geoscience Support Services, Inc. (KC068776)

    Defendant Geoscience Support Services, Inc.’s MOTION FOR SUMMARY ADJUDICATION OF ISSUES

    Respondent: Plaintiff Salmon

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendant Geoscience Support Services, Inc.’s motion for summary adjudication...

  • ELENA JIMENEZ VS MJB PARTNERS LLC

     |  Los Angeles County

    Jimenez, et al. v. MJB Partners, LLC (KC069724)

    Defendant MJB Partners LLC’s DEMURRER TO PLAINTIFFS’ FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT

    Respondent: Plaintiff Jimenez, et al.

    Defendant MJB Partners LLC’s MOTION TO STRIKE

    Respondent: Plaintiff Jimenez, et al.

    TENTATIVE R...

  • SHUAIDONG HAO VS SHOU MA

     |  Los Angeles County

    Hao v. Ma, et al. (KC069960)

    Plaintiff’s APPLICATION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT

    Respondent: NO OPPOSITION

    Plaintiff’s application for default judgment is GRANTED with reduction in attorney’s fees. Plaintiff is only entitled to $2,290.00 per Local Rule 3.214(a). Plaintiff’s supple...

  • PETITION OF J.G. WENTWORTH ORIGINATIONS LLC

     |  Los Angeles County

    In re J. Provencio (KS021340)

    Petitioner J.G. Wentworth Originations, LLC’s PETITION FOR APPROVAL FOR TRANSFER OF PAYMENT RIGHTS

    Respondent: NO OPPOSITION

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Petitioner J.G. Wentworth Originations, LLC’s petition for approval for transfer of payment ri...

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