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

  • WEBER VS STANLEY

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court continues the hearing on this motion to 9:00am.

    Defendants SLS Ventures, LLC and Israel Stanley's motion to quash/modify subpoena for production of business records directed to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association is granted in part and denied in part as follows.

    Request 1: ...

  • WEBER VS STANLEY

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court continues the hearing on this motion to 9:00am.

    Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to Request for Production of Documents, Set One to Defendant Israel Stanley is denied.

    First addressing the procedural issues Stanley raises. Plaintiff's motion, as amended on February 2...

  • CHABNER VS HONDA MOTORS INC

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court continues the hearing on this motion to 9:00am.

    Plaintiff's motion for reconsideration of this court's ruling of September 20, 2019, on Defendant American Honda Motor Co., Inc.'s demurrer to complaint [ROA 30] is denied.

    First addressing the procedural issues, Plaintiff's motion i...

  • WEBER VS STANLEY

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court continues the hearing on this motion to 9:00am.

    Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to Request for Production of Documents, Set One to Defendant Israel Stanley is denied.

    First addressing the procedural issues Stanley raises. Plaintiff's motion, as amended on February 2...

  • WEBER VS STANLEY

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court continues the hearing on this motion to 9:00am.

    Defendants SLS Ventures, LLC and Israel Stanley's motion to quash/modify subpoena for production of business records directed to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association is granted in part and denied in part as follows.

    Request 1: ...

  • MINOR K VS SAN DIEGUITO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court continues the hearing on this motion to 9:00am.

    Defendant San Dieguito Union High School District's motion to compel further responses to Form Interrogatories – General, Set One from Plaintiff is granted. CCP § 2030.300(a). Defendant San Dieguito Union High School District's motion to com...

  • KERSHEK VS NARAYANAN

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The motion hearing on this matter is off calendar for failure to file papers.

    ...

  • HERNANDEZ VS ALEXANDRA INVESTMENT INC

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court continues the hearing on this motion to 9:00am

    The court will hear.

    ...

  • AMERICAN EXPRESS NATIONAL BANK VS FAVOGNANO

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court continues the hearing on this motion to 9:00am.

    Plaintiff American Express National Bank's unopposed motion for judgment on the pleadings is denied. Plaintiff establishes that the complaint states facts sufficient to constitute the cause of action pled against Defendant Giovanni Favognano...

  • HERNANDEZ VS ALEXANDRA INVESTMENT INC

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court continues the hearing on this motion to 9:00am

    The court will hear.

    ...

  • FINKELSTEIN VS KRINSK

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Oral argument will be held at 9:00 a.m.

    Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant Howard D. Finkelstein's demurrer to Defendant/Cross-Complainant Jeffrey R. Krinsk's First Amended Verified Cross-Complaint is overruled.

    As to Finkelstein's statute of limitations-based arguments, the court follows. United We...

  • MARTINEZ VS STUMPS MARKET INC [E-FILE]

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The hearing on this motion is off calendar for failure to file papers. The court sets an order to show cause re dismissal for April 3, 2020 at 11:00am.

    ...

  • FINKELSTEIN VS KRINSK

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Oral argument will be held at 9:00 a.m.

    Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant Howard D. Finkelstein's demurrer to Defendant/Cross-Complainant Jeffrey R. Krinsk's First Amended Verified Cross-Complaint is overruled.

    As to Finkelstein's statute of limitations-based arguments, the court follows. United We...

  • CHRISTIAN GRIFFIN VS BLACK MOUNTAIN RANCH LLC [E-FILE]

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Oral argument will be held at 9:00 a.m.

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Defendants Black Mountain Ranch LLC and Black Mountain Ranch LP's request for judicial notice is granted.

    The court then rules as follows. Plaintiffs' motion for leave to file second amended complaint is gra...

  • EMRANI VS GOODMAN MD

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Aaron Goodman's demurrer to First Amended Complaint is sustained. The First Amended Complaint alleges two causes of action against Goodman – Medical Malpractice and Breach of Fiduciary Duty/Lack of Informed Consent. Goodman demurrers only to the cause of action for Breach of Fiduciary Duty/Lack o...

  • ALTERNEGY HOLDINGS LLC VS ALLMAN [E-FILE]

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The discovery hearings on this matter are off calendar for failure to file papers.

    ...

  • COOPER VS HOLLANDS CUSTOM CABINETS

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Plaintiff's evidentiary objections are overruled for failure to comply with the requirements of California Rules of Court, Rule 3.1354. The court does not reach Defendant County of San Diego's evidentiary objections or Plaintiff's evidentiary objections to the Co...

  • LOPEZ VS THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Defendant The Regents of the University of California's evidentiary objections 6, 7, 9, 10-12 are all overruled. The court does not reach evidentiary objections 1-5 and 8 because the court does not deem the evidence objected to material to the court's disposition...

  • PATTEN VS STATE FARM

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant State Farm General Insurance Company's unopposed demurrer to complaint is sustained. The court finds, as pled, the complaint fails to allege facts sufficient to state a cause of action against Defendant. CCP 430.10(e). Paragraph 2 of the form complaint fails to identify the name or names of defen...

  • LOPEZ VS THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Defendant The Regents of the University of California's evidentiary objections 6, 7, 9, 10-12 are all overruled. The court does not reach evidentiary objections 1-5 and 8 because the court does not deem the evidence objected to material to the court's disposition...

  • HILL VS POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The application of Anthony Pierce to appear as counsel pro hac vice is granted. The renewal fee for this Application is due on the anniversary date of this order each year this case continues. Government Code § 70617(e)(2).

    If this tentative ruling is confirmed, the Minute Order will be the final o...

  • ANIMAL PROTECTION AND RESCUE LEAGUE INC VS RAMIREZ

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Plaintiffs' evidentiary objections are all overruled. The court then rules as follows. Plaintiffs motion to initiate contempt proceedings for Defendants Bark Avenue Pets, LLC, Jasmin Ramirez and Alycia Ostermann's alleged violation of temporary restraining order ...

  • ANIMAL PROTECTION AND RESCUE LEAGUE INC VS RAMIREZ

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Plaintiffs' evidentiary objections are all overruled. The court then rules as follows. Plaintiffs motion to initiate contempt proceedings for Defendants Bark Avenue Pets, LLC, Jasmin Ramirez and Alycia Ostermann's alleged violation of temporary restraining order ...

  • PATTEN VS STATE FARM

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant State Farm General Insurance Company's unopposed demurrer to complaint is sustained. The court finds, as pled, the complaint fails to allege facts sufficient to state a cause of action against Defendant. CCP 430.10(e). Paragraph 2 of the form complaint fails to identify the name or names of defen...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Ronald L. Styn

  • WEBER VS STANLEY

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court continues the hearing on this motion to 9:00am.

    Defendants SLS Ventures, LLC and Israel Stanley's motion to quash/modify subpoena for production of business records directed to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association is granted in part and denied in part as follows.

    Request 1: ...

  • WEBER VS STANLEY

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court continues the hearing on this motion to 9:00am.

    Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to Request for Production of Documents, Set One to Defendant Israel Stanley is denied.

    First addressing the procedural issues Stanley raises. Plaintiff's motion, as amended on February 2...

  • CHABNER VS HONDA MOTORS INC

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court continues the hearing on this motion to 9:00am.

    Plaintiff's motion for reconsideration of this court's ruling of September 20, 2019, on Defendant American Honda Motor Co., Inc.'s demurrer to complaint [ROA 30] is denied.

    First addressing the procedural issues, Plaintiff's motion i...

  • WEBER VS STANLEY

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court continues the hearing on this motion to 9:00am.

    Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to Request for Production of Documents, Set One to Defendant Israel Stanley is denied.

    First addressing the procedural issues Stanley raises. Plaintiff's motion, as amended on February 2...

  • WEBER VS STANLEY

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court continues the hearing on this motion to 9:00am.

    Defendants SLS Ventures, LLC and Israel Stanley's motion to quash/modify subpoena for production of business records directed to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association is granted in part and denied in part as follows.

    Request 1: ...

  • MINOR K VS SAN DIEGUITO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court continues the hearing on this motion to 9:00am.

    Defendant San Dieguito Union High School District's motion to compel further responses to Form Interrogatories – General, Set One from Plaintiff is granted. CCP § 2030.300(a). Defendant San Dieguito Union High School District's motion to com...

  • KERSHEK VS NARAYANAN

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The motion hearing on this matter is off calendar for failure to file papers.

    ...

  • HERNANDEZ VS ALEXANDRA INVESTMENT INC

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court continues the hearing on this motion to 9:00am

    The court will hear.

    ...

  • AMERICAN EXPRESS NATIONAL BANK VS FAVOGNANO

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court continues the hearing on this motion to 9:00am.

    Plaintiff American Express National Bank's unopposed motion for judgment on the pleadings is denied. Plaintiff establishes that the complaint states facts sufficient to constitute the cause of action pled against Defendant Giovanni Favognano...

  • HERNANDEZ VS ALEXANDRA INVESTMENT INC

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court continues the hearing on this motion to 9:00am

    The court will hear.

    ...

  • FINKELSTEIN VS KRINSK

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Oral argument will be held at 9:00 a.m.

    Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant Howard D. Finkelstein's demurrer to Defendant/Cross-Complainant Jeffrey R. Krinsk's First Amended Verified Cross-Complaint is overruled.

    As to Finkelstein's statute of limitations-based arguments, the court follows. United We...

  • MARTINEZ VS STUMPS MARKET INC [E-FILE]

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The hearing on this motion is off calendar for failure to file papers. The court sets an order to show cause re dismissal for April 3, 2020 at 11:00am.

    ...

  • FINKELSTEIN VS KRINSK

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Oral argument will be held at 9:00 a.m.

    Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant Howard D. Finkelstein's demurrer to Defendant/Cross-Complainant Jeffrey R. Krinsk's First Amended Verified Cross-Complaint is overruled.

    As to Finkelstein's statute of limitations-based arguments, the court follows. United We...

  • CHRISTIAN GRIFFIN VS BLACK MOUNTAIN RANCH LLC [E-FILE]

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Oral argument will be held at 9:00 a.m.

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Defendants Black Mountain Ranch LLC and Black Mountain Ranch LP's request for judicial notice is granted.

    The court then rules as follows. Plaintiffs' motion for leave to file second amended complaint is gra...

  • EMRANI VS GOODMAN MD

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Aaron Goodman's demurrer to First Amended Complaint is sustained. The First Amended Complaint alleges two causes of action against Goodman – Medical Malpractice and Breach of Fiduciary Duty/Lack of Informed Consent. Goodman demurrers only to the cause of action for Breach of Fiduciary Duty/Lack o...

  • ALTERNEGY HOLDINGS LLC VS ALLMAN [E-FILE]

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The discovery hearings on this matter are off calendar for failure to file papers.

    ...

  • COOPER VS HOLLANDS CUSTOM CABINETS

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Plaintiff's evidentiary objections are overruled for failure to comply with the requirements of California Rules of Court, Rule 3.1354. The court does not reach Defendant County of San Diego's evidentiary objections or Plaintiff's evidentiary objections to the Co...

  • LOPEZ VS THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Defendant The Regents of the University of California's evidentiary objections 6, 7, 9, 10-12 are all overruled. The court does not reach evidentiary objections 1-5 and 8 because the court does not deem the evidence objected to material to the court's disposition...

  • PATTEN VS STATE FARM

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant State Farm General Insurance Company's unopposed demurrer to complaint is sustained. The court finds, as pled, the complaint fails to allege facts sufficient to state a cause of action against Defendant. CCP 430.10(e). Paragraph 2 of the form complaint fails to identify the name or names of defen...

  • LOPEZ VS THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Defendant The Regents of the University of California's evidentiary objections 6, 7, 9, 10-12 are all overruled. The court does not reach evidentiary objections 1-5 and 8 because the court does not deem the evidence objected to material to the court's disposition...

  • HILL VS POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The application of Anthony Pierce to appear as counsel pro hac vice is granted. The renewal fee for this Application is due on the anniversary date of this order each year this case continues. Government Code § 70617(e)(2).

    If this tentative ruling is confirmed, the Minute Order will be the final o...

  • ANIMAL PROTECTION AND RESCUE LEAGUE INC VS RAMIREZ

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Plaintiffs' evidentiary objections are all overruled. The court then rules as follows. Plaintiffs motion to initiate contempt proceedings for Defendants Bark Avenue Pets, LLC, Jasmin Ramirez and Alycia Ostermann's alleged violation of temporary restraining order ...

  • ANIMAL PROTECTION AND RESCUE LEAGUE INC VS RAMIREZ

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court addresses the evidentiary issues. Plaintiffs' evidentiary objections are all overruled. The court then rules as follows. Plaintiffs motion to initiate contempt proceedings for Defendants Bark Avenue Pets, LLC, Jasmin Ramirez and Alycia Ostermann's alleged violation of temporary restraining order ...

  • PATTEN VS STATE FARM

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant State Farm General Insurance Company's unopposed demurrer to complaint is sustained. The court finds, as pled, the complaint fails to allege facts sufficient to state a cause of action against Defendant. CCP 430.10(e). Paragraph 2 of the form complaint fails to identify the name or names of defen...

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