The Honorable Ross M. Klein

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department deceased

Biography

The Hon. Ross M. Klein (deceased) was a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2005. He filled the vacancy created by the appointment of the Hon. Sandy R. Kriegler (Ret.) to the Court of Appeal. The Hon. Christopher W. Dybwad filled the vacancy created by his death.

He was a registered Democrat.

Klein passed away on February 6, 2018, at the age of 63. He left behind a wife and two daughters.

Klein's love for the judicial system began when he was in high school. He would spend his summer vacations watching court proceedings at the Van Nuys Courthouse when other kids his age were at the beach.

Klein received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He would go on to earn his J.D. from the San Fernando Valley College of Law.

Klein began his legal career as a volunteer clerk for the nonprofit Bet Tzedek Legal Services in 1978. He joined Bet Tzedek the following year as an associate. In 1980 Klein joined the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office as a deputy public defender. He would serve as a public defender for the next 18 years, until being elected to the Southeast Municipal Court as a court commissioner. He was ultimately elevated to the Superior Court as a result of the court's unification in 2000. He remained in that position until his appointment to the bench in 2005.

Klein was considered for elevation to the Court of Appeal in 2009 after then-governor Schwarzenegger forwarded his name to the State Bar Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation for consideration.

During his time on the bench, Klein ran an Internet blog and monthly column where he would analyze a variety of legal issues.

Klein served as an instructor for the New Judicial Officer Training Program as well as for the Center for Judicial Education and Research.

In 2011 he received the Alba Witkin Humanitarian Award from the California Judges Association for his work outside of the courtroom.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Ross M. Klein

  • EDWARD M. WILLIAMS VS REJEAN BALKARAN BAHAM

     |  Los Angeles County

    This is an action for Partition and an Accounting. The property at issue is commonly known as 1612 E. 7th St., Long Beach, California.

    Plaintiff Edward Williams moves for Trial Preference under CCP section 36(e):

    “(a) A party to a civil action who is over 70 years of age may petiti...

  • MARQUITA MERCADEL, ET AL. VS. KEVIN J. KING, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County


    INTRODUCTION

    Defendants Kevin and Tracy King, sued individually and in their capacities as trustees of the King Family Trust move to strike portions of the Plaintiffs’ complaint:

    References to Defendants as “slumlords” in Paragraphs 2 and 3; and The prayer for punitive damages and ass...

  • ALAMILLO RODRIGUEZ VS. GOURMET SPECIALITIES, INC., ET. AL

     |  Los Angeles County


    Plaintiff Andrew Alamillo Rodriguez moves the Court for leave to file a Second Amended Complaint. He states three reasons for seeking leave:

    He wants to remove certain Defendants from certain Causes of Action;He wants to add certain Defendants to his Cause of Action for Failure to Provide Wor...

  • LASHUN CARCAMO, ET-AL VS. LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT

     |  Los Angeles County


    INTRODUCTION

    Defendants County of Los Angeles, Deputy Larry Billoups and Deputy Chad Holland move for Summary Judgment, alternatively for Summary Adjudication of each Cause of Action in the Third Amended Complaint of Plaintiffs Lashun Carcamo, Anthony January and Kirby Hales alleging:

  • MASEAS SILVA VS VALTER SILVA PAIVA ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County


    Defendant Valter Paiva moves to expunge a Lis Pendens recorded by Plaintiff Maseas Silva on February 10, 2015 (Exhibit A) near the commencement of this case.

    The case proceeded as a court trial on May 1, 2017. The Court entered judgment in favor of Defendant on May 31, 2017. (Exhibit C)

    ...

  • MARQUITA MERCADEL, ET AL. VS. KEVIN J. KING, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County


    INTRODUCTION

    Defendants Kevin and Tracy King, sued individually and in their capacities as trustees of the King Family Trust move to strike portions of the Plaintiffs’ complaint:

    References to Defendants as “slumlords” in Paragraphs 2 and 3; and The prayer for punitive damages and ass...

  • ALAMILLO RODRIGUEZ VS. GOURMET SPECIALITIES, INC., ET. AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiff Andrew Alamillo Rodriguez moves the Court for leave to file a Second Amended Complaint. He states three reasons for seeking leave:

    He wants to remove certain Defendants from certain Causes of Action;

    He wants to add certain Defendants to his Cause of Action for Failure to...

  • MASEAS SILVA VS VALTER SILVA PAIVA ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant Valter Paiva moves to expunge a Lis Pendens recorded by Plaintiff Maseas Silva on February 10, 2015 (Exhibit A) near the commencement of this case.

    The case proceeded as a court trial on May 1, 2017. The Court entered judgment in favor of Defendant on May 31, 2017. (Exhibit C)

  • LASHUN CARCAMO, ET-AL VS. LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT

     |  Los Angeles County


    INTRODUCTION

    Defendants County of Los Angeles, Deputy Larry Billoups and Deputy Chad Holland move for Summary Judgment, alternatively for Summary Adjudication of each Cause of Action in the Third Amended Complaint of Plaintiffs Lashun Carcamo, Anthony January and Kirby Hales alleging:

  • TOWNSEL VS INTERMODAL BRIDGE TRANSPORT INC.

     |  Los Angeles County


    INTRODUCTION

    Defendant Intermodal Bridge Transport, Inc. moves to strike “portions of the Plaintiff’s Notice of Expanded Claims.” The case is a de novo appeal from an Award of the Labor Commissioner. On September 29, 2017 Plaintiff filed a Notice of Expanded Claims pursuant to Murphy v. Kenne...

  • TOWNSEL VS INTERMODAL BRIDGE TRANSPORT INC.

     |  Los Angeles County

    INTRODUCTION

    Defendant Intermodal Bridge Transport, Inc. moves to strike “portions of the Plaintiff’s Notice of Expanded Claims.” The case is a de novo appeal from an Award of the Labor Commissioner. On September 29, 2017 Plaintiff filed a Notice of Expanded Claims pursuant to Murphy v. Ke...

  • JOHN ROMAN VS ROSE D SHIFMAN ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    The Court's tentative ruling is to grant the Motion to Withdraw as Attorney of Record.

    ...

  • JOHN ROMAN VS ROSE D SHIFMAN ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    The Court's tentative ruling is to grant the Motion to Withdraw as Attorney of Record.

    ...

  • TRUDY ALVAREZ VS. STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County


    Defendant and Cross-Defendant Edward Magana moves for a determination and his settlement with Plaintiff Trudy Alvarez was made in good faith (CCP section 877.6) and to dismiss the Cross-Complaint of Defendant and Cross-Complainant Sasinee Corbin.

    Although this case was filed in 2014, it was t...

  • LOLA DADE VS LAW OFFICES OF LARRY H PARKER INC ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County


    INTRODUCTION

    The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker (“Parker”) moves for Summary Judgment, alternatively for Summary Adjudication of each Cause of Action in Plaintiff Lola Dade’s complaint:

    Breach of Contract;Legal Malpractice; andBreach of Fiduciary Duty.

    FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS

    ...

  • DAVID KIM VS NAOS YACHTS INC ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    INTRODUCTION

    Plaintiff David Kim’s Complaint asserts Causes of Action alleging:

    Breach of Contract;

    Breach of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing;

    Negligence;

    Fraud;

    Violation of Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act;

    Breach of Expre...

  • TRUDY ALVAREZ VS. STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant and Cross-Defendant Edward Magana moves for a determination and his settlement with Plaintiff Trudy Alvarez was made in good faith (CCP section 877.6) and to dismiss the Cross-Complaint of Defendant and Cross-Complainant Sasinee Corbin.

    Although this case was filed in 2014, it wa...

  • SEANY RENFROW V. LARRY BUTTLER, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County


    INTRODUCTION

    Plaintiff Seany Renfrow’s First Amended Complaint (“FAC”) asserts Causes of Action alleging:

    Breach of Contract;Negligence;Enforcement of Equitable Servitudes;Nuisance;Breach of Fiduciary Duty;Trespass;Breach of Insurance Contract; andTortious Breach of Implied Duty of Go...

  • DAVID KIM VS NAOS YACHTS INC ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County


    INTRODUCTION

    Plaintiff David Kim’s Complaint asserts Causes of Action alleging:

    Breach of Contract;Breach of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing;Negligence;Fraud;Violation of Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act;Breach of Express Warranty;Breach of Implied Warranty of Mercha...

  • SEANY RENFROW V. LARRY BUTTLER, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    INTRODUCTION

    Plaintiff Seany Renfrow’s First Amended Complaint (“FAC”) asserts Causes of Action alleging:

    Breach of Contract;

    Negligence;

    Enforcement of Equitable Servitudes;

    Nuisance;

    Breach of Fiduciary Duty;

    Trespass;

    Breach of Ins...

  • ADRIENNE CARRINGTON VS EXPLORER INSURANCE COMPANY ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    INTRODUCTION

    Defendant Explorer Insurance Company (“Explorer”) moves for Summary Judgment, alternatively, Summary Adjudication, of Plaintiff’s complaint alleging:

    Breach of Contract; and

    Breach of the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing.

    FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS
    It ...

  • ADRIENNE CARRINGTON VS EXPLORER INSURANCE COMPANY ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    INTRODUCTION

    Defendant Explorer Insurance Company (“Explorer”) moves for Summary Judgment, alternatively, Summary Adjudication of Plaintiff’s complaint alleging:

    Breach of Contract;

    Breach of the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing.

    FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS
    It is un...

  • DAVID RONDILONE ET AL VS PACIFIC HOSPITAL OF LONG BEACH ET A

     |  Los Angeles County

    On October 18, 2017 Defendant Jack Akmakjian’s Motion for Summary Judgment was heard. This is a medical malpractice action. Defendant had met his initial burden of presenting expert testimony that Defendant met the standard of care and that no act or omission by Defendant caused Plaintiff’s damage...

  • DAVID RONDILONE ET AL VS PACIFIC HOSPITAL OF LONG BEACH ET A

     |  Los Angeles County

    On October 18, 2017 Defendant Jack Akmakjian’s Motion for Summary Judgment was heard. This is a medical malpractice action. Defendant had met his initial burden of presenting expert testimony that Defendant met the standard of care and that no act or omission by Defendant caused Plaintiff’s damage...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Ross M. Klein

  • EDWARD M. WILLIAMS VS REJEAN BALKARAN BAHAM

     |  Los Angeles County

    This is an action for Partition and an Accounting. The property at issue is commonly known as 1612 E. 7th St., Long Beach, California.

    Plaintiff Edward Williams moves for Trial Preference under CCP section 36(e):

    “(a) A party to a civil action who is over 70 years of age may petiti...

  • MARQUITA MERCADEL, ET AL. VS. KEVIN J. KING, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County


    INTRODUCTION

    Defendants Kevin and Tracy King, sued individually and in their capacities as trustees of the King Family Trust move to strike portions of the Plaintiffs’ complaint:

    References to Defendants as “slumlords” in Paragraphs 2 and 3; and The prayer for punitive damages and ass...

  • ALAMILLO RODRIGUEZ VS. GOURMET SPECIALITIES, INC., ET. AL

     |  Los Angeles County


    Plaintiff Andrew Alamillo Rodriguez moves the Court for leave to file a Second Amended Complaint. He states three reasons for seeking leave:

    He wants to remove certain Defendants from certain Causes of Action;He wants to add certain Defendants to his Cause of Action for Failure to Provide Wor...

  • LASHUN CARCAMO, ET-AL VS. LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT

     |  Los Angeles County


    INTRODUCTION

    Defendants County of Los Angeles, Deputy Larry Billoups and Deputy Chad Holland move for Summary Judgment, alternatively for Summary Adjudication of each Cause of Action in the Third Amended Complaint of Plaintiffs Lashun Carcamo, Anthony January and Kirby Hales alleging:

  • MASEAS SILVA VS VALTER SILVA PAIVA ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County


    Defendant Valter Paiva moves to expunge a Lis Pendens recorded by Plaintiff Maseas Silva on February 10, 2015 (Exhibit A) near the commencement of this case.

    The case proceeded as a court trial on May 1, 2017. The Court entered judgment in favor of Defendant on May 31, 2017. (Exhibit C)

    ...

  • MARQUITA MERCADEL, ET AL. VS. KEVIN J. KING, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County


    INTRODUCTION

    Defendants Kevin and Tracy King, sued individually and in their capacities as trustees of the King Family Trust move to strike portions of the Plaintiffs’ complaint:

    References to Defendants as “slumlords” in Paragraphs 2 and 3; and The prayer for punitive damages and ass...

  • ALAMILLO RODRIGUEZ VS. GOURMET SPECIALITIES, INC., ET. AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiff Andrew Alamillo Rodriguez moves the Court for leave to file a Second Amended Complaint. He states three reasons for seeking leave:

    He wants to remove certain Defendants from certain Causes of Action;

    He wants to add certain Defendants to his Cause of Action for Failure to...

  • MASEAS SILVA VS VALTER SILVA PAIVA ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant Valter Paiva moves to expunge a Lis Pendens recorded by Plaintiff Maseas Silva on February 10, 2015 (Exhibit A) near the commencement of this case.

    The case proceeded as a court trial on May 1, 2017. The Court entered judgment in favor of Defendant on May 31, 2017. (Exhibit C)

  • LASHUN CARCAMO, ET-AL VS. LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT

     |  Los Angeles County


    INTRODUCTION

    Defendants County of Los Angeles, Deputy Larry Billoups and Deputy Chad Holland move for Summary Judgment, alternatively for Summary Adjudication of each Cause of Action in the Third Amended Complaint of Plaintiffs Lashun Carcamo, Anthony January and Kirby Hales alleging:

  • TOWNSEL VS INTERMODAL BRIDGE TRANSPORT INC.

     |  Los Angeles County


    INTRODUCTION

    Defendant Intermodal Bridge Transport, Inc. moves to strike “portions of the Plaintiff’s Notice of Expanded Claims.” The case is a de novo appeal from an Award of the Labor Commissioner. On September 29, 2017 Plaintiff filed a Notice of Expanded Claims pursuant to Murphy v. Kenne...

  • TOWNSEL VS INTERMODAL BRIDGE TRANSPORT INC.

     |  Los Angeles County

    INTRODUCTION

    Defendant Intermodal Bridge Transport, Inc. moves to strike “portions of the Plaintiff’s Notice of Expanded Claims.” The case is a de novo appeal from an Award of the Labor Commissioner. On September 29, 2017 Plaintiff filed a Notice of Expanded Claims pursuant to Murphy v. Ke...

  • JOHN ROMAN VS ROSE D SHIFMAN ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    The Court's tentative ruling is to grant the Motion to Withdraw as Attorney of Record.

    ...

  • JOHN ROMAN VS ROSE D SHIFMAN ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    The Court's tentative ruling is to grant the Motion to Withdraw as Attorney of Record.

    ...

  • TRUDY ALVAREZ VS. STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County


    Defendant and Cross-Defendant Edward Magana moves for a determination and his settlement with Plaintiff Trudy Alvarez was made in good faith (CCP section 877.6) and to dismiss the Cross-Complaint of Defendant and Cross-Complainant Sasinee Corbin.

    Although this case was filed in 2014, it was t...

  • LOLA DADE VS LAW OFFICES OF LARRY H PARKER INC ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County


    INTRODUCTION

    The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker (“Parker”) moves for Summary Judgment, alternatively for Summary Adjudication of each Cause of Action in Plaintiff Lola Dade’s complaint:

    Breach of Contract;Legal Malpractice; andBreach of Fiduciary Duty.

    FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS

    ...

  • DAVID KIM VS NAOS YACHTS INC ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    INTRODUCTION

    Plaintiff David Kim’s Complaint asserts Causes of Action alleging:

    Breach of Contract;

    Breach of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing;

    Negligence;

    Fraud;

    Violation of Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act;

    Breach of Expre...

  • TRUDY ALVAREZ VS. STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant and Cross-Defendant Edward Magana moves for a determination and his settlement with Plaintiff Trudy Alvarez was made in good faith (CCP section 877.6) and to dismiss the Cross-Complaint of Defendant and Cross-Complainant Sasinee Corbin.

    Although this case was filed in 2014, it wa...

  • SEANY RENFROW V. LARRY BUTTLER, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County


    INTRODUCTION

    Plaintiff Seany Renfrow’s First Amended Complaint (“FAC”) asserts Causes of Action alleging:

    Breach of Contract;Negligence;Enforcement of Equitable Servitudes;Nuisance;Breach of Fiduciary Duty;Trespass;Breach of Insurance Contract; andTortious Breach of Implied Duty of Go...

  • DAVID KIM VS NAOS YACHTS INC ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County


    INTRODUCTION

    Plaintiff David Kim’s Complaint asserts Causes of Action alleging:

    Breach of Contract;Breach of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing;Negligence;Fraud;Violation of Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act;Breach of Express Warranty;Breach of Implied Warranty of Mercha...

  • SEANY RENFROW V. LARRY BUTTLER, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    INTRODUCTION

    Plaintiff Seany Renfrow’s First Amended Complaint (“FAC”) asserts Causes of Action alleging:

    Breach of Contract;

    Negligence;

    Enforcement of Equitable Servitudes;

    Nuisance;

    Breach of Fiduciary Duty;

    Trespass;

    Breach of Ins...

  • ADRIENNE CARRINGTON VS EXPLORER INSURANCE COMPANY ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    INTRODUCTION

    Defendant Explorer Insurance Company (“Explorer”) moves for Summary Judgment, alternatively, Summary Adjudication, of Plaintiff’s complaint alleging:

    Breach of Contract; and

    Breach of the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing.

    FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS
    It ...

  • ADRIENNE CARRINGTON VS EXPLORER INSURANCE COMPANY ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    INTRODUCTION

    Defendant Explorer Insurance Company (“Explorer”) moves for Summary Judgment, alternatively, Summary Adjudication of Plaintiff’s complaint alleging:

    Breach of Contract;

    Breach of the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing.

    FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS
    It is un...

  • DAVID RONDILONE ET AL VS PACIFIC HOSPITAL OF LONG BEACH ET A

     |  Los Angeles County

    On October 18, 2017 Defendant Jack Akmakjian’s Motion for Summary Judgment was heard. This is a medical malpractice action. Defendant had met his initial burden of presenting expert testimony that Defendant met the standard of care and that no act or omission by Defendant caused Plaintiff’s damage...

  • DAVID RONDILONE ET AL VS PACIFIC HOSPITAL OF LONG BEACH ET A

     |  Los Angeles County

    On October 18, 2017 Defendant Jack Akmakjian’s Motion for Summary Judgment was heard. This is a medical malpractice action. Defendant had met his initial burden of presenting expert testimony that Defendant met the standard of care and that no act or omission by Defendant caused Plaintiff’s damage...

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