The Honorable Robert P. Dahlquist

San Diego County Superior Court, Department NC-29

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Biography

The Hon. Robert P. Dahlquist is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former governor Gray Davis in 2003, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Jesus Rodriguez.

Dahlquist earned a B.A. from Brigham Young University in 1979. He then received a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1982.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Dahlquist worked as a partner at Latham & Watkins, where he chaired the Environment, Land, and Resources Department. During his twenty-one year tenure there, he specialized in complex civil litigation, handling insurance and environmental cases.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Robert P. Dahlquist

  • MICHAEL WEST VS WAREHALL

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Complaint

    Defendants William Warehall and Kathryn Warehall's unopposed motion for terminating sanctions or, in the alternative, evidentiary and issue sanctions, is granted in part.

    The Court is persuaded that plaintiffs Michael West and Silvia West's failure to comply with this Court's disc...

  • DEARS VS DOLLAR TREE

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant The Dollar Tree Store's unopposed motion to compel plaintiff's responses to defendant's written discovery and to deem requests for admission admitted is granted. Defendant propounded discovery requests on the plaintiff on January 8, 2020. See Loeb Decl., ¶ 2. No responses have been received as of...

  • ENTRY VENTURES INC V. THE TEAM GROUP LLC

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant/cross-complainant The Team Group's (TTG) motion to compel compliance with Court's prior orders, production of electronic devices, additional depositions and further testimony and monetary sanctions is granted in part and denied in part.

    The Court will address each of the requested items o...

  • STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INS CO VS ESCOBEDO

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff State Farm Automobile Insurance Co., Inc.'s unopposed motion to vacate dismissal and enter judgment is granted. The Court deems the lack of opposition to the motion to be a concession as to the merits of the motion. In addition, despite the lack of opposition, the Court has read and considered th...

  • HALL VS ACQUAVELLA

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants Paul W. Leehy, Gail M. Leehey, Victor Popa and Terri Popa demurrer is overruled in part and sustained in part. The demurrer to the "complaint in its entirety" is overruled. The demurrer to the fourth cause of action (erroneously identified as a cause of action for negligent infliction of emotion...

  • DELEBERTO VS LAXSON

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Court is confused as to which issues, if any, remain to be adjudicated in connection with plaintiff's motion to compel discovery responses from defendant Southern California Discount Tire Co., Inc. The parties are invited to appear (by video or telephone) at the Sept. 11, 2020 hearing at 1:30 pm to ide...

  • BLACK SWAN INVESTMENT GROUP VS RAVIN

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Long Nguyen's motion to expunge notice of pendency of action (lis pendens) is granted. The Court rules on defendant's evidentiary objections to the declaration of Aaron H. Reisner as follows: Objection #1: overruled

    Objection #2: overruled

    Objection #3: overruled

    Objection...

  • BLACK SWAN INVESTMENT GROUP VS RAVIN

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Long Nguyen's motion to expunge notice of pendency of action (lis pendens) is granted. The Court rules on defendant's evidentiary objections to the declaration of Aaron H. Reisner as follows: Objection #1: overruled

    Objection #2: overruled

    Objection #3: overruled

    Objection...

  • ALBERTINI VS. ACEBO

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants/cross-complainants Anne Acebo and Jesse Houlihan's motion for attorney's fees is continued to Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 at 1:30 pm.

    The Court requests that defendants/cross-complainants' counsel prepare and submit a supplemental declaration containing a summary of the total number of hours ...

  • HALL VS ACQUAVELLA

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants Dennis W. Erickson and Barbara J. Erickson's demurrer to plaintiffs' fourth cause of action (for intentional infliction of emotional disress) is sustained with leave to amend. Defendants' motion to strike is denied. If plaintiffs Janine Hall and Stan Hall elect to file an amended complaint, they...

  • DANIEL DE ANDA VS SAHARA SCAFFOLD

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed motion to intervene filed by Redwood Fire & Casualty Insurance Company is granted. Redwood Fire & Casualty Insurance Company shall file and serve its complaint in intervention by no later than September 24, 2020.

    Any party who has an interest in the matter in litigation may intervene ...

  • VU VS TEN PERFECT TIPS NAILS & SPA INC

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Chau Vu's motion for attorney's fees is continued to Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 at 1:30 pm. The Court requests that plaintiff's counsel prepare and submit a supplemental declaration containing a summary of the total number of hours worked by each professional and the hourly rates sought for each prof...

  • TRACY MAYO VS. MARIA MAYO SCHLAUCH

    Sep 08, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Tracy Mayo's motion to compel answers to deposition questions, to produce documents and for sanctions is denied without prejudice to the possibility that plaintiff may seek certain additional information from defendant by way of special interrogatories.

    An initial hearing on this motion w...

  • ROMERO VS. LIZARRAGA

    Sep 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Motion to Compel Further Responses to Form Interrogatories

    Defendant Real Acquisition's motion to compel further responses to form interrogatories is granted. Plaintiff Ronnie Romero shall provide the further responses by September 30, 2020. Defendant Real Acquisition's request for monetary sanctio...

  • ROMERO VS. LIZARRAGA

    Sep 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Motion to Compel Further Responses to Form Interrogatories

    Defendant Real Acquisition's motion to compel further responses to form interrogatories is granted. Plaintiff Ronnie Romero shall provide the further responses by September 30, 2020. Defendant Real Acquisition's request for monetary sanctio...

  • SWANSON VS FRANCHISE TAX BOARD

    Sep 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Court will conduct a hearing on Attorney Joe Alfred Izen's application to appear pro hac vice. At the hearing, the Court will invite the applicant to address: (1) Attorney Izen's residence address (California Rules of Court, Rule 9.40(d)(1); and (2) whether Attorney Izen has paid the fee to the State B...

  • BASKARAN VS COASTAL PULMONARY ASSOCIATES

    Sep 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants San Diego Coastal Medical Group dba Scripps Coastal Medical Group, Inc. (erroneously sued as Scripps Coastal Obstetrics and Gynecology) and Ross Moses Langley, II, MD' motion for summary judgment/adjudication is continued to November 13, 2020 at 1:30 pm pursuant to CCP § 437c(h). Any additional ...

  • BASKARAN VS COASTAL PULMONARY ASSOCIATES

    Sep 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants San Diego Coastal Medical Group dba Scripps Coastal Medical Group, Inc. (erroneously sued as Scripps Coastal Obstetrics and Gynecology) and Ross Moses Langley, II, MD' motion for summary judgment/adjudication is continued to November 13, 2020 at 1:30 pm pursuant to CCP § 437c(h). Any additional ...

  • WILSON VS INTERINSURANCE EXCHANGE OF THE AUTOMOBILE CLUB

    Sep 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiffs Sean Wilson, Chet Johnston, S & J Builders and Restoration Services, Inc. and The Home Improvement Company, Inc.'s motion for trial preference is denied.

    The Court has carefully considered the arguments and authorities presented by the parties. The Court is not persuaded that the interes...

  • PETITION OF PEACHTREE SETTLEMENT FUNDING LLC

    Sep 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Court on its own motion continues the hearing on Peachtree Settlement Funding, LLC's petition for approval of transfer of structured settlement payment rights belonging to Charlene Pineda. The hearing is continued to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020, to allow Charlene Pineda to submit a declarat...

  • REAL VS AFFORDABLE HOUSING INITIATIVES INC [E-FILE]

    Sep 01, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiffs Maria Real, Lucila Dominguez, Mariana Garcia Zarazua, Alejandra Garcia Zarazua, Maria De Jesus Cruz, Consuelo Pedraza, Maria Vigil, Martha Ochoa, Veronica Ruvalcaba, Regina Gaspar and Yviana Garcia's motion for attorneys' fees and costs is granted in a reduced amount. Plaintiffs seek attorney's ...

  • NORTH COUNTY ADVOCATES VS CITY OF CARLSBAD

    Aug 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    City's Motion to Strike

    Defendant City of Carlsbad's motion to strike is denied.

    The City's request for judicial notice dated July 14, 2020 is granted in part. The Court takes judicial notice of the existence and legal effects of Exhibits A – P but does not take judicial notice of the truth...

  • MCGONIGLE VS ROSS

    Aug 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Court invites the parties to appear (by telephone or video) at the hearing to address the issue of what discovery responses, if any, remain outstanding. It appears from the motion papers that some or all of the discovery responses sought by defendants/cross-complainants have been provided by plaintiff/...

  • ADRIANA MONTIEL VS. MARY ALICE SAVAGE

    Aug 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Court invites the parties to appear (by telephone or video) to address the following issues: (1) whether defendant Mary Alice Savage has provided verified responses to the form interrogatories; and (2) what disputes about the form interrogatories, if any, remain unresolved. If Ms. Savage has not alread...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Robert P. Dahlquist

  • MICHAEL WEST VS WAREHALL

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Complaint

    Defendants William Warehall and Kathryn Warehall's unopposed motion for terminating sanctions or, in the alternative, evidentiary and issue sanctions, is granted in part.

    The Court is persuaded that plaintiffs Michael West and Silvia West's failure to comply with this Court's disc...

  • DEARS VS DOLLAR TREE

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant The Dollar Tree Store's unopposed motion to compel plaintiff's responses to defendant's written discovery and to deem requests for admission admitted is granted. Defendant propounded discovery requests on the plaintiff on January 8, 2020. See Loeb Decl., ¶ 2. No responses have been received as of...

  • ENTRY VENTURES INC V. THE TEAM GROUP LLC

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant/cross-complainant The Team Group's (TTG) motion to compel compliance with Court's prior orders, production of electronic devices, additional depositions and further testimony and monetary sanctions is granted in part and denied in part.

    The Court will address each of the requested items o...

  • STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INS CO VS ESCOBEDO

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff State Farm Automobile Insurance Co., Inc.'s unopposed motion to vacate dismissal and enter judgment is granted. The Court deems the lack of opposition to the motion to be a concession as to the merits of the motion. In addition, despite the lack of opposition, the Court has read and considered th...

  • HALL VS ACQUAVELLA

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants Paul W. Leehy, Gail M. Leehey, Victor Popa and Terri Popa demurrer is overruled in part and sustained in part. The demurrer to the "complaint in its entirety" is overruled. The demurrer to the fourth cause of action (erroneously identified as a cause of action for negligent infliction of emotion...

  • DELEBERTO VS LAXSON

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Court is confused as to which issues, if any, remain to be adjudicated in connection with plaintiff's motion to compel discovery responses from defendant Southern California Discount Tire Co., Inc. The parties are invited to appear (by video or telephone) at the Sept. 11, 2020 hearing at 1:30 pm to ide...

  • BLACK SWAN INVESTMENT GROUP VS RAVIN

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Long Nguyen's motion to expunge notice of pendency of action (lis pendens) is granted. The Court rules on defendant's evidentiary objections to the declaration of Aaron H. Reisner as follows: Objection #1: overruled

    Objection #2: overruled

    Objection #3: overruled

    Objection...

  • BLACK SWAN INVESTMENT GROUP VS RAVIN

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Long Nguyen's motion to expunge notice of pendency of action (lis pendens) is granted. The Court rules on defendant's evidentiary objections to the declaration of Aaron H. Reisner as follows: Objection #1: overruled

    Objection #2: overruled

    Objection #3: overruled

    Objection...

  • ALBERTINI VS. ACEBO

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants/cross-complainants Anne Acebo and Jesse Houlihan's motion for attorney's fees is continued to Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 at 1:30 pm.

    The Court requests that defendants/cross-complainants' counsel prepare and submit a supplemental declaration containing a summary of the total number of hours ...

  • HALL VS ACQUAVELLA

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants Dennis W. Erickson and Barbara J. Erickson's demurrer to plaintiffs' fourth cause of action (for intentional infliction of emotional disress) is sustained with leave to amend. Defendants' motion to strike is denied. If plaintiffs Janine Hall and Stan Hall elect to file an amended complaint, they...

  • DANIEL DE ANDA VS SAHARA SCAFFOLD

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed motion to intervene filed by Redwood Fire & Casualty Insurance Company is granted. Redwood Fire & Casualty Insurance Company shall file and serve its complaint in intervention by no later than September 24, 2020.

    Any party who has an interest in the matter in litigation may intervene ...

  • VU VS TEN PERFECT TIPS NAILS & SPA INC

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Chau Vu's motion for attorney's fees is continued to Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 at 1:30 pm. The Court requests that plaintiff's counsel prepare and submit a supplemental declaration containing a summary of the total number of hours worked by each professional and the hourly rates sought for each prof...

  • TRACY MAYO VS. MARIA MAYO SCHLAUCH

    Sep 08, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff Tracy Mayo's motion to compel answers to deposition questions, to produce documents and for sanctions is denied without prejudice to the possibility that plaintiff may seek certain additional information from defendant by way of special interrogatories.

    An initial hearing on this motion w...

  • ROMERO VS. LIZARRAGA

    Sep 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Motion to Compel Further Responses to Form Interrogatories

    Defendant Real Acquisition's motion to compel further responses to form interrogatories is granted. Plaintiff Ronnie Romero shall provide the further responses by September 30, 2020. Defendant Real Acquisition's request for monetary sanctio...

  • ROMERO VS. LIZARRAGA

    Sep 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Motion to Compel Further Responses to Form Interrogatories

    Defendant Real Acquisition's motion to compel further responses to form interrogatories is granted. Plaintiff Ronnie Romero shall provide the further responses by September 30, 2020. Defendant Real Acquisition's request for monetary sanctio...

  • SWANSON VS FRANCHISE TAX BOARD

    Sep 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Court will conduct a hearing on Attorney Joe Alfred Izen's application to appear pro hac vice. At the hearing, the Court will invite the applicant to address: (1) Attorney Izen's residence address (California Rules of Court, Rule 9.40(d)(1); and (2) whether Attorney Izen has paid the fee to the State B...

  • BASKARAN VS COASTAL PULMONARY ASSOCIATES

    Sep 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants San Diego Coastal Medical Group dba Scripps Coastal Medical Group, Inc. (erroneously sued as Scripps Coastal Obstetrics and Gynecology) and Ross Moses Langley, II, MD' motion for summary judgment/adjudication is continued to November 13, 2020 at 1:30 pm pursuant to CCP § 437c(h). Any additional ...

  • BASKARAN VS COASTAL PULMONARY ASSOCIATES

    Sep 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants San Diego Coastal Medical Group dba Scripps Coastal Medical Group, Inc. (erroneously sued as Scripps Coastal Obstetrics and Gynecology) and Ross Moses Langley, II, MD' motion for summary judgment/adjudication is continued to November 13, 2020 at 1:30 pm pursuant to CCP § 437c(h). Any additional ...

  • WILSON VS INTERINSURANCE EXCHANGE OF THE AUTOMOBILE CLUB

    Sep 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiffs Sean Wilson, Chet Johnston, S & J Builders and Restoration Services, Inc. and The Home Improvement Company, Inc.'s motion for trial preference is denied.

    The Court has carefully considered the arguments and authorities presented by the parties. The Court is not persuaded that the interes...

  • PETITION OF PEACHTREE SETTLEMENT FUNDING LLC

    Sep 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Court on its own motion continues the hearing on Peachtree Settlement Funding, LLC's petition for approval of transfer of structured settlement payment rights belonging to Charlene Pineda. The hearing is continued to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020, to allow Charlene Pineda to submit a declarat...

  • REAL VS AFFORDABLE HOUSING INITIATIVES INC [E-FILE]

    Sep 01, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiffs Maria Real, Lucila Dominguez, Mariana Garcia Zarazua, Alejandra Garcia Zarazua, Maria De Jesus Cruz, Consuelo Pedraza, Maria Vigil, Martha Ochoa, Veronica Ruvalcaba, Regina Gaspar and Yviana Garcia's motion for attorneys' fees and costs is granted in a reduced amount. Plaintiffs seek attorney's ...

  • NORTH COUNTY ADVOCATES VS CITY OF CARLSBAD

    Aug 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    City's Motion to Strike

    Defendant City of Carlsbad's motion to strike is denied.

    The City's request for judicial notice dated July 14, 2020 is granted in part. The Court takes judicial notice of the existence and legal effects of Exhibits A – P but does not take judicial notice of the truth...

  • MCGONIGLE VS ROSS

    Aug 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Court invites the parties to appear (by telephone or video) at the hearing to address the issue of what discovery responses, if any, remain outstanding. It appears from the motion papers that some or all of the discovery responses sought by defendants/cross-complainants have been provided by plaintiff/...

  • ADRIANA MONTIEL VS. MARY ALICE SAVAGE

    Aug 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Court invites the parties to appear (by telephone or video) to address the following issues: (1) whether defendant Mary Alice Savage has provided verified responses to the form interrogatories; and (2) what disputes about the form interrogatories, if any, remain unresolved. If Ms. Savage has not alread...

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