The Honorable Ronald L. Styn

San Diego County Superior Court, Department SD-74

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Biography

The Hon. Ronald L. Styn is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former governor Gray Davis on April 10, 2000.

Styn earned a B.A. from the University of Redlands in 1963. He then received an LL.B. from Stanford Law School in 1965.

Styn began his legal career as a law clerk for the Hon. James M. Carter of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California in 1965. The following year, he joined the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare of the State of California, where he briefly worked as a trial attorney.

Styn then became an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law. He taught in this capacity for two years, eventually entering into private practice in 1969.

He has served as president of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Judges Association.

Styn is registered as a Democrat.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Ronald L. Styn

  • POULIOT VS DOUGHERTY

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to Form Interrogatories [Set One] is GRANTED. Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to Requests for Production of Documents [Set one] is GRANTED.

    The court first addresses Defendants Fusion Investment Advisors, LLC and Coppell Advisory Solutio...

  • DEBORAH FULLER VS TORREY PINES BANK

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    This matter is off calendar for failure to file papers.

    ...

  • GOODMAN VS. CALIFORNIA PHYSICIANS SERVICE DBA BLUE SHIELD OF CALIFORNIA

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion for order authorizing Plaintiff to release medical records of deceased patient, Heidi Nussbaum is GRANTED in part and CONTINUED in part.

    Plaintiff seeks an order allowing Plaintiff to release the medical records Ms. Nussbaum ("Personal Health Information of the Patient") that are...

  • POULIOT VS DOUGHERTY

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to Form Interrogatories [Set One] is GRANTED. Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to Requests for Production of Documents [Set one] is GRANTED.

    The court first addresses Defendants Fusion Investment Advisors, LLC and Coppell Advisory Solutio...

  • OVERCAST VS HORNBLOWER GROUP INC [E-FILE]

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's unopposed motion for approval of Private Attorneys General Act representative action settlement is GRANTED. Labor Code § 2699(l)(2).

    The court orders Plaintiff's counsel to revise the proposed order, to include a provision for allocation of $10,000.00 to Plaintiff Kenneth Overcast, and ...

  • GOODMAN VS. CALIFORNIA PHYSICIANS SERVICE DBA BLUE SHIELD OF CALIFORNIA

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion for order authorizing Plaintiff to release medical records of deceased patient, Heidi Nussbaum is GRANTED in part and CONTINUED in part.

    Plaintiff seeks an order allowing Plaintiff to release the medical records Ms. Nussbaum ("Personal Health Information of the Patient") that are...

  • EADS AVENUE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION VS PETER RIX

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court rules as follows on Defendants/Cross-Complainants Peter Rix and Ning Li's motion for attorney's fees.

    Following Rix-Li's acceptance of Cross-Defendant Andrew Bojak's settlement offer on the Rix-Li cross-complaint, and Rix-Li prevailing in their defense of Cross-Complainants Andrew Bojak a...

  • OVERCAST VS HORNBLOWER GROUP INC [E-FILE]

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's unopposed motion for approval of Private Attorneys General Act representative action settlement is GRANTED. Labor Code § 2699(l)(2).

    The court orders Plaintiff's counsel to revise the proposed order, to include a provision for allocation of $10,000.00 to Plaintiff Kenneth Overcast, and ...

  • CUI VS SECURED CAPITAL LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Defendants Secured Capital Limited Partnership and El Dorado Properties, Inc.'s request for judicial notice is GRANTED. Plaintiff's request for judicial notice is GRANTED. The court does not reach the parties' evidentiary objections because the court does not dee...

  • EADS AVENUE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION VS PETER RIX

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Cross-Complainants Andrew Bojak and Shiva Bojak's motion to strike/tax costs is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part.

    1. Filing and motion fees. Granted.

    Filing fees are a recoverable cost pursuant to CCP § 1033.5(a)(1).

    Rix-Li concede costs of $71.86. The court taxes costs of $71.86....

  • GOODMAN VS. CALIFORNIA PHYSICIANS SERVICE DBA BLUE SHIELD OF CALIFORNIA

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Defendant California Physicians' Service dba Blue Shield of California's request for judicial notice is GRANTED.

    The court then rules as follows. Defendant California Physicians' Service dba Blue Shield of California raises three grounds for its demurrer,...

  • GOODMAN VS. CALIFORNIA PHYSICIANS SERVICE DBA BLUE SHIELD OF CALIFORNIA

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Defendant California Physicians' Service dba Blue Shield of California's request for judicial notice is GRANTED.

    The court then rules as follows. Defendant California Physicians' Service dba Blue Shield of California raises three grounds for its demurrer,...

  • VANESSA F. MARTINEZ VS. FORD MOTOR COMPANY, A DELAWARE CORPORATION

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Motion for Summary Judgment

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Defendant Ford Motor Company's evidentiary objection 8 is sustained; 1-7 are overruled. As to objections 5 and 6, although Ford states "Plaintiff's citation appears incomplete" Ford fails to reference where "Plaintiff's citatio...

  • BLAKE VS FAULCONER

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court continues the hearing on this matter to September 22, 2020 at 10:00am.

    ...

  • HILL VS POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court rules as follows on Defendant Polaris Industries, Inc.'s motion for leave to file cross-complaint. Preliminarily, the court finds, as pled, Polaris' proposed cross-complaint naming Defendants South Bay Motorsports and TDZ, Inc. is a compulsory cross-complaint governed by CCP § 426.50. Pursuant to...

  • YES ONLINE INC VS EXCLUSIVE GLOBAL LOGISTICS INC

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion for Summary Judgment brought by defendant/cross-complainant Exclusive Global Logistics, Inc. is DENIED.

    Request for Judicial Notice (ROA 17)

    The Request for Judicial Notice filed by defendant/cross-complainant Exclusive Global Logistics, Inc. is GRANTED pursuant to Evidence Code ...

  • HILL VS POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants/Cross-Defendants TDZ, Inc. and South Bay Motorsports' motion for good faith determination is GRANTED. CCP § 877.6.

    A settling parties' burden in applying for a good faith determination is to prove there has been a settlement. Fisher v. Superior Court (1980) 103 Cal.App.3d 434, 447. Settl...

  • SHULMAN VS BENNELONG USA LLC

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants David Taylor, Bennelong USA, LLC, KC MC, LLC, KC MC Holdings, LLC, DK & Associates, LLC and DK & Associates I, LLC, Taylor-Winslow Management, INC., WTHII, LLC, Media Cart Holdings, Inc., iKART, Inc. and iKART, LLC's motion to quash subpoena for production of bank records is DENIED.

    Defe...

  • YES ONLINE INC VS EXCLUSIVE GLOBAL LOGISTICS INC

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion for Summary Judgment brought by defendant/cross-complainant Exclusive Global Logistics, Inc. is DENIED.

    Request for Judicial Notice (ROA 17)

    The Request for Judicial Notice filed by defendant/cross-complainant Exclusive Global Logistics, Inc. is GRANTED pursuant to Evidence Code ...

  • WALTERS VS. MTS

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Defendant Metropolitan Transit System's request for judicial notice is GRANTED.

    The court then rules as follows. Defendant Metropolitan Transit System's demurrer to Fourth Amended Complaint is SUSTAINED.

    The court finds, as pled, the Fourth Amende...

  • GREEN VS GENERAL ATOMICS [EFILE]

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Defendant General Atomics' request for judicial notice of: (1) the Minute Order dated November 5, 2019, in Velis v. AT&T Services, Inc.., case no. 19STCV10231, and of (2) the Stipulation and Order Re: Stay Pending Ruling on Other Case dated July 2, 2020, in Rodri...

  • WALTERS VS. MTS

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Defendant Metropolitan Transit System's request for judicial notice is GRANTED.

    The court then rules as follows. Defendant Metropolitan Transit System's demurrer to Fourth Amended Complaint is SUSTAINED.

    The court finds, as pled, the Fourth Amende...

  • GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION VS CALIFORNIA REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD

    Sep 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    In light of the similarities in Respondents/Defendants Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region and David Gibson's demurrer to verified petition and complaint and Real Party in Interest San Diego Unified Port District's demurrer to the first and second causes of action of the verified petitio...

  • GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION VS CALIFORNIA REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD

    Sep 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    In light of the similarities in Respondents/Defendants Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region and David Gibson's demurrer to verified petition and complaint and Real Party in Interest San Diego Unified Port District's demurrer to the first and second causes of action of the verified petitio...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Ronald L. Styn

  • POULIOT VS DOUGHERTY

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to Form Interrogatories [Set One] is GRANTED. Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to Requests for Production of Documents [Set one] is GRANTED.

    The court first addresses Defendants Fusion Investment Advisors, LLC and Coppell Advisory Solutio...

  • DEBORAH FULLER VS TORREY PINES BANK

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    This matter is off calendar for failure to file papers.

    ...

  • GOODMAN VS. CALIFORNIA PHYSICIANS SERVICE DBA BLUE SHIELD OF CALIFORNIA

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion for order authorizing Plaintiff to release medical records of deceased patient, Heidi Nussbaum is GRANTED in part and CONTINUED in part.

    Plaintiff seeks an order allowing Plaintiff to release the medical records Ms. Nussbaum ("Personal Health Information of the Patient") that are...

  • POULIOT VS DOUGHERTY

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to Form Interrogatories [Set One] is GRANTED. Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to Requests for Production of Documents [Set one] is GRANTED.

    The court first addresses Defendants Fusion Investment Advisors, LLC and Coppell Advisory Solutio...

  • OVERCAST VS HORNBLOWER GROUP INC [E-FILE]

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's unopposed motion for approval of Private Attorneys General Act representative action settlement is GRANTED. Labor Code § 2699(l)(2).

    The court orders Plaintiff's counsel to revise the proposed order, to include a provision for allocation of $10,000.00 to Plaintiff Kenneth Overcast, and ...

  • GOODMAN VS. CALIFORNIA PHYSICIANS SERVICE DBA BLUE SHIELD OF CALIFORNIA

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's motion for order authorizing Plaintiff to release medical records of deceased patient, Heidi Nussbaum is GRANTED in part and CONTINUED in part.

    Plaintiff seeks an order allowing Plaintiff to release the medical records Ms. Nussbaum ("Personal Health Information of the Patient") that are...

  • EADS AVENUE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION VS PETER RIX

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court rules as follows on Defendants/Cross-Complainants Peter Rix and Ning Li's motion for attorney's fees.

    Following Rix-Li's acceptance of Cross-Defendant Andrew Bojak's settlement offer on the Rix-Li cross-complaint, and Rix-Li prevailing in their defense of Cross-Complainants Andrew Bojak a...

  • OVERCAST VS HORNBLOWER GROUP INC [E-FILE]

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiff's unopposed motion for approval of Private Attorneys General Act representative action settlement is GRANTED. Labor Code § 2699(l)(2).

    The court orders Plaintiff's counsel to revise the proposed order, to include a provision for allocation of $10,000.00 to Plaintiff Kenneth Overcast, and ...

  • CUI VS SECURED CAPITAL LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Defendants Secured Capital Limited Partnership and El Dorado Properties, Inc.'s request for judicial notice is GRANTED. Plaintiff's request for judicial notice is GRANTED. The court does not reach the parties' evidentiary objections because the court does not dee...

  • EADS AVENUE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION VS PETER RIX

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Cross-Complainants Andrew Bojak and Shiva Bojak's motion to strike/tax costs is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part.

    1. Filing and motion fees. Granted.

    Filing fees are a recoverable cost pursuant to CCP § 1033.5(a)(1).

    Rix-Li concede costs of $71.86. The court taxes costs of $71.86....

  • GOODMAN VS. CALIFORNIA PHYSICIANS SERVICE DBA BLUE SHIELD OF CALIFORNIA

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Defendant California Physicians' Service dba Blue Shield of California's request for judicial notice is GRANTED.

    The court then rules as follows. Defendant California Physicians' Service dba Blue Shield of California raises three grounds for its demurrer,...

  • GOODMAN VS. CALIFORNIA PHYSICIANS SERVICE DBA BLUE SHIELD OF CALIFORNIA

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Defendant California Physicians' Service dba Blue Shield of California's request for judicial notice is GRANTED.

    The court then rules as follows. Defendant California Physicians' Service dba Blue Shield of California raises three grounds for its demurrer,...

  • VANESSA F. MARTINEZ VS. FORD MOTOR COMPANY, A DELAWARE CORPORATION

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Motion for Summary Judgment

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Defendant Ford Motor Company's evidentiary objection 8 is sustained; 1-7 are overruled. As to objections 5 and 6, although Ford states "Plaintiff's citation appears incomplete" Ford fails to reference where "Plaintiff's citatio...

  • BLAKE VS FAULCONER

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court continues the hearing on this matter to September 22, 2020 at 10:00am.

    ...

  • HILL VS POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court rules as follows on Defendant Polaris Industries, Inc.'s motion for leave to file cross-complaint. Preliminarily, the court finds, as pled, Polaris' proposed cross-complaint naming Defendants South Bay Motorsports and TDZ, Inc. is a compulsory cross-complaint governed by CCP § 426.50. Pursuant to...

  • YES ONLINE INC VS EXCLUSIVE GLOBAL LOGISTICS INC

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion for Summary Judgment brought by defendant/cross-complainant Exclusive Global Logistics, Inc. is DENIED.

    Request for Judicial Notice (ROA 17)

    The Request for Judicial Notice filed by defendant/cross-complainant Exclusive Global Logistics, Inc. is GRANTED pursuant to Evidence Code ...

  • HILL VS POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants/Cross-Defendants TDZ, Inc. and South Bay Motorsports' motion for good faith determination is GRANTED. CCP § 877.6.

    A settling parties' burden in applying for a good faith determination is to prove there has been a settlement. Fisher v. Superior Court (1980) 103 Cal.App.3d 434, 447. Settl...

  • SHULMAN VS BENNELONG USA LLC

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants David Taylor, Bennelong USA, LLC, KC MC, LLC, KC MC Holdings, LLC, DK & Associates, LLC and DK & Associates I, LLC, Taylor-Winslow Management, INC., WTHII, LLC, Media Cart Holdings, Inc., iKART, Inc. and iKART, LLC's motion to quash subpoena for production of bank records is DENIED.

    Defe...

  • YES ONLINE INC VS EXCLUSIVE GLOBAL LOGISTICS INC

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion for Summary Judgment brought by defendant/cross-complainant Exclusive Global Logistics, Inc. is DENIED.

    Request for Judicial Notice (ROA 17)

    The Request for Judicial Notice filed by defendant/cross-complainant Exclusive Global Logistics, Inc. is GRANTED pursuant to Evidence Code ...

  • WALTERS VS. MTS

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Defendant Metropolitan Transit System's request for judicial notice is GRANTED.

    The court then rules as follows. Defendant Metropolitan Transit System's demurrer to Fourth Amended Complaint is SUSTAINED.

    The court finds, as pled, the Fourth Amende...

  • GREEN VS GENERAL ATOMICS [EFILE]

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Defendant General Atomics' request for judicial notice of: (1) the Minute Order dated November 5, 2019, in Velis v. AT&T Services, Inc.., case no. 19STCV10231, and of (2) the Stipulation and Order Re: Stay Pending Ruling on Other Case dated July 2, 2020, in Rodri...

  • WALTERS VS. MTS

    Sep 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Defendant Metropolitan Transit System's request for judicial notice is GRANTED.

    The court then rules as follows. Defendant Metropolitan Transit System's demurrer to Fourth Amended Complaint is SUSTAINED.

    The court finds, as pled, the Fourth Amende...

  • GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION VS CALIFORNIA REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD

    Sep 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    In light of the similarities in Respondents/Defendants Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region and David Gibson's demurrer to verified petition and complaint and Real Party in Interest San Diego Unified Port District's demurrer to the first and second causes of action of the verified petitio...

  • GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION VS CALIFORNIA REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD

    Sep 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    In light of the similarities in Respondents/Defendants Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region and David Gibson's demurrer to verified petition and complaint and Real Party in Interest San Diego Unified Port District's demurrer to the first and second causes of action of the verified petitio...

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