The Honorable Stephen E. Benson

Butte County Superior Court, Department 6

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Biography

The Hon. Stephen E. Benson is a judge for the Superior Court of Butte County in California. He was elected to the bench in 2000.

Benson earned a bachelor’s degree from Pacific Union College in 1968. He then continued his studies there, completing an M.A. in 1971. Then, in 1978, Benson received a J.D. from Western State University School of Law.

Prior to his election to the bench, Benson worked as an attorney in private practice.

The Commission on Judicial Performance issued a public admonishment against Benson in 2006. It concluded that Benson had violated the Political Reform Act for his failure to appropriately report a campaign loan.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Stephen E. Benson

Recent Cases by Hon. Stephen E. Benson

Recent Rulings by Hon. Stephen E. Benson

  • SMART, CHARLES D ET AL VS FORD MOTOR CO

    Aug 05, 2020 |  Butte County

    The motion is unopposed and is granted. The Court will sign the form of order submitted by counsel.

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  • MERCADO, FERNANDO PONCE ET AL VS ROBERTSON, NICK ET AL

    Aug 05, 2020 |  Butte County

    On the Court's own motion the matter is continued to August 12, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

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  • MORAN, MICHAEL VS. VANERT, SARAH ET AL

    Aug 05, 2020 |  Butte County

    The Court finds that there has been no showing of ongoing and willful disobedience of a Court's discovery order nor blatant and ongoing abuse of the discovery process that rises to the level of discovery abuse to support terminating sanctions. As such, terminating sanctions are not warranted on this record...

  • DISCOVER BANK VS PARKER, L ASHLEY

    Aug 05, 2020 |  Butte County

    Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment, or in the Alternative, Summary Adjudication, is granted, as Plaintiff has set forth undisputed facts to establish all elements of its common counts cause of action. This motion is unopposed. The Court will sign the Judgment provided. The case management conference s...

  • BOGGS EQUIPMENT & ENGINEERING, INC ET AL VS RIVER PARTNERS ET AL

    Aug 05, 2020 |  Butte County

    River Partners' request for judicial notice is granted. Cross-Complainant River Partners' demurrer to the first, third and seventh affirmative defenses in the Second Amended Answer to Cross-Complaint is overruled. Cross-Defendant shall prepare a form of Order.

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  • HARRIS, BRENT W VS WAGNER, JOSHUA L ET AL

    Aug 05, 2020 |  Butte County

    Defendant's motion to compel further response to interrogatories is untimely under Code of Civil Procedure section 2030.300(c), and is denied. Alternatively, Defendant's motion is denied for failure to comply with California Rules of Court, Rule 3.1345. Sanctions are denied. Plaintiff shall prepare a form ...

  • MILLER, THOMAS VS DELUCA, STEPHEN

    Aug 05, 2020 |  Butte County

    Defense counsel's motion to be relieved as counsel is granted. The Court will add the October 14, 2020 hearing date to the Order and sign the proposed Order. Counsel is reminded that the Order is not effective until it has been served on the client and proof of service is filed with the Court.

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  • IN RE: NASH, KELLY

    Aug 05, 2020 |  Butte County

    All documents are in order and the Petition is granted. The Court will sign the Decree submitted by the Petitioner. No appearance is required.

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  • GREER, TINA VS. ENLOE MEDICAL CENTER ET AL

    Aug 05, 2020 |  Butte County

    Plaintiff's objections to evidence are sustained. Defendant Enloe Medical Center's motion for summary adjudication on Plaintiff's first cause of action in the First Amended Complaint is granted on the grounds that Plaintiff has failed to raise a triable issue of material fact with regard to whether Enloe e...

  • MOONEY FARMS, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION VS LISA M MOONEY, AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF STEVEN J MOONEY, DECEASED

    Aug 05, 2020 |  Butte County

    On the request of counsel this matter is continued to September 9, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. for status of settlement.

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  • IN RE: JARAMILLO, LISA E

    Aug 05, 2020 |  Butte County

    All documents are in order and the Petition is granted. The Court will sign the Decree submitted by the Petitioner. No appearance is required.

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  • JOHNSON BROTHERS, A PARTNERSHIP VS BIANCHI, JAMES ET AL

    Jul 29, 2020 |  Butte County

    The Defendant's Request for Judicial Notice is granted. Based upon Plaintiff's repossession and subsequent sale of equipment at issue in the contract, the Court finds that Plaintiff deemed the contract breached and elected its remedy in September 2012. The Complaint in this action, including both the First...

  • NORCAL HOME DESIGN, INC VS TRACEY, MARIE

    Jul 29, 2020 |  Butte County

    Defendant's Request for Judicial Notice is denied. The Court finds that Plaintiff has sufficiently stated a cause of action for Common Counts and the application of Business and Professions Code Section 7031 does not apply where the Plaintiff has not alleged it was performing services while acting in the c...

  • BOUTROS, GEORGE VS. PLASTER, JARED

    Jul 29, 2020 |  Butte County

    Plaintiff has failed to comply with California Code of Civil Procedure Sections 585(b) and 1005(b), as well as California Rules of Court Rule 3.110(g). The Motion is denied.

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  • TRAINER, MARJORIE E VS CERTAIN UNDERWRITERS AT LLOYDS, LONDON ET AL

    Jul 29, 2020 |  Butte County

    The Petition to Approve Compromise of Pending Action is granted. Ms. Trainer is not required to attend the hearing, the Court finding good cause to dispense with her personal appearance. The status conference set for July 29, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. is vacated and the matter is set for a status conference regar...

  • FONTANA, NICHOLAS ET AL VS. CHICO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Jul 22, 2020 |  Butte County

    Defendant's motion for summary adjudication of Plaintiffs' claim for punitive damages is unopposed and is granted. As to the motion for summary judgment of Plaintiffs Heather and Joseph Fontana's claim for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Plaintiffs' objections to Defendant's evidence are over...

  • NORTH VALLEY MALL II, LLC VS SANGHA, AMARJIT SINGH ET AL

    Jul 22, 2020 |  Butte County

    Plaintiff's Motion to Compel is continued to August 12, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. to be heard after Defendants' Motion for Set Aside of Defaults and Default Judgment.

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  • STEYER, RICHARD WILLIAM VS VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA ET AL

    Jul 22, 2020 |  Butte County

    This matter is continued to January 20, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. No appearance is required at the hearing on July 22, 2020.

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  • MURPHY, HEATHER VS BUTTE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL SERVICES ET AL

    Jul 22, 2020 |  Butte County

    Defendants' objections to Plaintiff's evidence are overruled as to Nos. 1-8, sustained as to Nos. 9-11, and overruled as to No. 12. The Court finds that Defendant has provided evidence of legitimate, non-discriminatory reasons for its employment action (UMF Nos. 15-16, 20-21, 23-26, 31-34, 37-38, 39-45, an...

  • IN RE: URADZIONEK, WILLIAM LOUIS

    Jul 15, 2020 |  Butte County

    If proper proof of publication is submitted at or before the hearing, the Petition will be granted.

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  • IN RE: LAGER, CHRISTY

    Jul 15, 2020 |  Butte County

    All documents are in order and the Petition is granted. The Court will sign the Decree provided by the Petitioner. No appearances are required.

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  • IN RE: LARSON, ERICA KRISTY

    Jul 15, 2020 |  Butte County

    All documents are in order and the Petition is granted. The Court will sign the Decree provided by the Petitioner. No appearance is required.

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  • KING, JAMES VS GRAY, SCOTT CHRISTOPHER ET AL

    Jul 15, 2020 |  Butte County

    It appears to the Court that the Defendants have been serving Plaintiff at an incorrect address. The proofs of service for this motion, as well as the underlying discovery, were mailed to 1945 Ridgeview Dr., Suite 220 Reno, NV 89519, while the address on Plaintiff's most recent CMC Statement and the addres...

  • EVANS, JORDAN VS NICHOLSON, JASON ET AL

    Jul 08, 2020 |  Butte County

    Plaintiff's Motions to Compel are unopposed and are granted, and sanctions are awarded in the amount of $1,716. Defendants Phoenix Solar Energy, LLC, Phoenix Energy Fulfillment, Inc., and Jason Nicholson shall provide verified responses without objection to Form Interrogatories, Set One and Demand for Insp...

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