The Honorable Stephen H. Baker

Shasta County Superior Court, Department 3

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Biography

The Hon. Stephen H. Baker is a judge for the Superior Court of Shasta 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. Gregory Caskey.

Baker earned a B.S. from the University of Oregon. He then completed a J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1986.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Baker was a partner at Carr, Kennedy, Peterson & Frost, specializing in business, employment, and labor law matters.

He has served as president of the Shasta-Trinity Counties Bar Association. He has also been appointed to serve on the Judicial Council of California.

Baker was born and raised in Redding, California. Both his father (Robert W. Baker) and his grandfather (Hiram R. Baker) served as the district attorney of Shasta County.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Stephen H. Baker

  • BANK OF AMERICA VS. TAHASH

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Order to Show Cause Re Sanctions: An Order to Show Cause Re: Sanctions (“OSC”) issued on November 20, 2019, to Plaintiff, Bank of America, N.A. and Counsel for their failure to serve the Defendant within 180 days as required by CRC 3.740. No response to the OSC has been filed. A valid p...

  • IN RE VAN ERT

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Petition for Change of Name: Petitioner Steven James Van Ert seeks to change his name to Steven James. No proof of publication has been submitted. The Court requires a Certificate of Publication from the publishing newspaper before the Petition may be granted. Further, reference is made...

  • IN RE VUNCANNON, ET AL

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Petition for Change of Name: Petitioners Dennis James Vuncannon and Kessie Lee Vuncannon seek to change their names respectively to Dennis James Beck and Kessie Lee Beck. All procedural vacated and the file closed upon the processing of the Decree Changing Name.

    ...

  • IN RE VUNCANNON, ET AL

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Petition for Change of Name: Petitioners Dennis James Vuncannon and Kessie Lee Vuncannon seek to change their names respectively to Dennis James Beck and Kessie Lee Beck. All procedural vacated and the file closed upon the processing of the Decree Changing Name.

    ...

  • BANK OF AMERICA VS. TAHASH

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Order to Show Cause Re Sanctions: An Order to Show Cause Re: Sanctions (“OSC”) issued on November 20, 2019, to Plaintiff, Bank of America, N.A. and Counsel for their failure to serve the Defendant within 180 days as required by CRC 3.740. No response to the OSC has been filed. A valid p...

  • PETERS, ET AL VS. PRINZ, ET AL

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of judgment/dismissal. A Notice of Settlement was filed on October 9, 2019 which indicates that the case would be dismissed within 45 days. No dismissal is on file. The Court intends on dismissing this case pursuant to California Rule of Court 3.1385(b...

  • CITIBANK. N.A. VS. REASNER

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of conditional settlement. A Conditional Notice of Settlement of Entire Case was filed July 1, 2019. The notice sets forth that the settlement is conditional on the satisfactory completion of specified terms that are not to be performed with 45 days of...

  • BANK OF AMERICA VS. TAHASH

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of the litigation. Today’s hearing was continued at this morning’s law and motion calendar. The Court confirms the future review hearing date of March 9, 2020. No appearance is necessary on today’s calendar.

    ...

  • IN RE SMITH

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Petition for Change of Name: Petitioner Bridget Marie Smith seeks to change her name to Bridget Marie Chambers. No proof of publication has been submitted. The Court requires a Certificate of Publication from the publishing newspaper before the Petition may be granted. If the Certificat...

  • SINGH VS. ARUN INTERNATIONAL, INC, ET AL

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of arbitration. On August 5, 2019, the Court granted Plaintiff’s request to stay this litigation pending contractual arbitration. No documentation has been filed to provide the Court with a status. The parties are ordered to appear to provide the Court...

  • MORGAN, ET AL VS. PATE, ET AL

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of the litigation. The present litigation was filed as an unlawful detainer proceeding but was converted to a civil action after possession of the premises was no longer at issue. The Court has been informed that the parties have agreed to mediation bu...

  • CASSINELLI VS. ZUCKSWERT

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of dismissal. This action settled at the mandatory settlement conference on October 7, 2019. No Notice of Settlement has been filed. No Request for Dismissal has been filed. The parties are ordered to appear to provide the Court with a status of the se...

  • SINGH VS. ARUN INTERNATIONAL, INC, ET AL

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of arbitration. On August 5, 2019, the Court granted Plaintiff’s request to stay this litigation pending contractual arbitration. No documentation has been filed to provide the Court with a status. The parties are ordered to appear to provide the Court...

  • LENDMARK FINANCIAL SERVICES VS. FORDE

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings: Plaintiff Lendmark Financial Services, LLC, moves for judgment on the pleadings against defendant Jared M Forde. The motion is unopposed. As a preliminary matter, Plaintiff requests this Court take Judicial Notice of the Complaint and Answer, pursua...

  • LENDMARK FINANCIAL SERVICES VS. FORDE

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings: Plaintiff Lendmark Financial Services, LLC, moves for judgment on the pleadings against defendant Jared M Forde. The motion is unopposed. As a preliminary matter, Plaintiff requests this Court take Judicial Notice of the Complaint and Answer, pursua...

  • RICKS VS. RAUSER, ET AL

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Summary Judgment: Defendants/Cross-Complainants, Richard Rauser and Ricks’ (hereinafter “Plaintiff”) breach of contract cause of action in his First Amended Complaint (“FAC”). Robb and Rauser allege they did not sign the contract in their individual capacities and are not lia...

  • MCFARLAND DOOR VS. CORNERSTONE DOOR

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Demurrer to Cross-Complaint: Cross-Defendant, Benjamin, Chaise & Associates (hereinafter “BCA”) demurs to the Cross-Complaint filed by Defendant/Cross-Complainant, Cornerstone Door & Window, Inc. (hereinafter “Cornerstone”). BCA challenges the Fraud/Intentional Misrepresentation, Neglig...

  • MCFARLAND DOOR VS. CORNERSTONE DOOR

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Demurrer to Cross-Complaint: Cross-Defendant, Benjamin, Chaise & Associates (hereinafter “BCA”) demurs to the Cross-Complaint filed by Defendant/Cross-Complainant, Cornerstone Door & Window, Inc. (hereinafter “Cornerstone”). BCA challenges the Fraud/Intentional Misrepresentation, Neglig...

  • BANK OF AMERICA VS. TAHASH

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of the litigation. Today’s hearing was continued at this morning’s law and motion calendar. The Court confirms the future review hearing date of March 9, 2020. No appearance is necessary on today’s calendar.

    ...

  • CITIBANK. N.A. VS. REASNER

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of conditional settlement. A Conditional Notice of Settlement of Entire Case was filed July 1, 2019. The notice sets forth that the settlement is conditional on the satisfactory completion of specified terms that are not to be performed with 45 days of...

  • NIEDZWIECKI VS. SHASTA COUNTY SHERRIFF

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of judgment. The Court executed the judgment on January

    ...

  • IN RE VAN ERT

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Petition for Change of Name: Petitioner Steven James Van Ert seeks to change his name to Steven James. No proof of publication has been submitted. The Court requires a Certificate of Publication from the publishing newspaper before the Petition may be granted. Further, reference is made...

  • CASSINELLI VS. ZUCKSWERT

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of dismissal. This action settled at the mandatory settlement conference on October 7, 2019. No Notice of Settlement has been filed. No Request for Dismissal has been filed. The parties are ordered to appear to provide the Court with a status of the se...

  • PETERS, ET AL VS. PRINZ, ET AL

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of judgment/dismissal. A Notice of Settlement was filed on October 9, 2019 which indicates that the case would be dismissed within 45 days. No dismissal is on file. The Court intends on dismissing this case pursuant to California Rule of Court 3.1385(b...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Stephen H. Baker

  • BANK OF AMERICA VS. TAHASH

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Order to Show Cause Re Sanctions: An Order to Show Cause Re: Sanctions (“OSC”) issued on November 20, 2019, to Plaintiff, Bank of America, N.A. and Counsel for their failure to serve the Defendant within 180 days as required by CRC 3.740. No response to the OSC has been filed. A valid p...

  • IN RE VAN ERT

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Petition for Change of Name: Petitioner Steven James Van Ert seeks to change his name to Steven James. No proof of publication has been submitted. The Court requires a Certificate of Publication from the publishing newspaper before the Petition may be granted. Further, reference is made...

  • IN RE VUNCANNON, ET AL

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Petition for Change of Name: Petitioners Dennis James Vuncannon and Kessie Lee Vuncannon seek to change their names respectively to Dennis James Beck and Kessie Lee Beck. All procedural vacated and the file closed upon the processing of the Decree Changing Name.

    ...

  • IN RE VUNCANNON, ET AL

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Petition for Change of Name: Petitioners Dennis James Vuncannon and Kessie Lee Vuncannon seek to change their names respectively to Dennis James Beck and Kessie Lee Beck. All procedural vacated and the file closed upon the processing of the Decree Changing Name.

    ...

  • BANK OF AMERICA VS. TAHASH

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Order to Show Cause Re Sanctions: An Order to Show Cause Re: Sanctions (“OSC”) issued on November 20, 2019, to Plaintiff, Bank of America, N.A. and Counsel for their failure to serve the Defendant within 180 days as required by CRC 3.740. No response to the OSC has been filed. A valid p...

  • PETERS, ET AL VS. PRINZ, ET AL

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of judgment/dismissal. A Notice of Settlement was filed on October 9, 2019 which indicates that the case would be dismissed within 45 days. No dismissal is on file. The Court intends on dismissing this case pursuant to California Rule of Court 3.1385(b...

  • CITIBANK. N.A. VS. REASNER

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of conditional settlement. A Conditional Notice of Settlement of Entire Case was filed July 1, 2019. The notice sets forth that the settlement is conditional on the satisfactory completion of specified terms that are not to be performed with 45 days of...

  • BANK OF AMERICA VS. TAHASH

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of the litigation. Today’s hearing was continued at this morning’s law and motion calendar. The Court confirms the future review hearing date of March 9, 2020. No appearance is necessary on today’s calendar.

    ...

  • IN RE SMITH

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Petition for Change of Name: Petitioner Bridget Marie Smith seeks to change her name to Bridget Marie Chambers. No proof of publication has been submitted. The Court requires a Certificate of Publication from the publishing newspaper before the Petition may be granted. If the Certificat...

  • SINGH VS. ARUN INTERNATIONAL, INC, ET AL

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of arbitration. On August 5, 2019, the Court granted Plaintiff’s request to stay this litigation pending contractual arbitration. No documentation has been filed to provide the Court with a status. The parties are ordered to appear to provide the Court...

  • MORGAN, ET AL VS. PATE, ET AL

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of the litigation. The present litigation was filed as an unlawful detainer proceeding but was converted to a civil action after possession of the premises was no longer at issue. The Court has been informed that the parties have agreed to mediation bu...

  • CASSINELLI VS. ZUCKSWERT

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of dismissal. This action settled at the mandatory settlement conference on October 7, 2019. No Notice of Settlement has been filed. No Request for Dismissal has been filed. The parties are ordered to appear to provide the Court with a status of the se...

  • SINGH VS. ARUN INTERNATIONAL, INC, ET AL

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of arbitration. On August 5, 2019, the Court granted Plaintiff’s request to stay this litigation pending contractual arbitration. No documentation has been filed to provide the Court with a status. The parties are ordered to appear to provide the Court...

  • LENDMARK FINANCIAL SERVICES VS. FORDE

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings: Plaintiff Lendmark Financial Services, LLC, moves for judgment on the pleadings against defendant Jared M Forde. The motion is unopposed. As a preliminary matter, Plaintiff requests this Court take Judicial Notice of the Complaint and Answer, pursua...

  • LENDMARK FINANCIAL SERVICES VS. FORDE

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings: Plaintiff Lendmark Financial Services, LLC, moves for judgment on the pleadings against defendant Jared M Forde. The motion is unopposed. As a preliminary matter, Plaintiff requests this Court take Judicial Notice of the Complaint and Answer, pursua...

  • RICKS VS. RAUSER, ET AL

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Summary Judgment: Defendants/Cross-Complainants, Richard Rauser and Ricks’ (hereinafter “Plaintiff”) breach of contract cause of action in his First Amended Complaint (“FAC”). Robb and Rauser allege they did not sign the contract in their individual capacities and are not lia...

  • MCFARLAND DOOR VS. CORNERSTONE DOOR

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Demurrer to Cross-Complaint: Cross-Defendant, Benjamin, Chaise & Associates (hereinafter “BCA”) demurs to the Cross-Complaint filed by Defendant/Cross-Complainant, Cornerstone Door & Window, Inc. (hereinafter “Cornerstone”). BCA challenges the Fraud/Intentional Misrepresentation, Neglig...

  • MCFARLAND DOOR VS. CORNERSTONE DOOR

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Demurrer to Cross-Complaint: Cross-Defendant, Benjamin, Chaise & Associates (hereinafter “BCA”) demurs to the Cross-Complaint filed by Defendant/Cross-Complainant, Cornerstone Door & Window, Inc. (hereinafter “Cornerstone”). BCA challenges the Fraud/Intentional Misrepresentation, Neglig...

  • BANK OF AMERICA VS. TAHASH

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of the litigation. Today’s hearing was continued at this morning’s law and motion calendar. The Court confirms the future review hearing date of March 9, 2020. No appearance is necessary on today’s calendar.

    ...

  • CITIBANK. N.A. VS. REASNER

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of conditional settlement. A Conditional Notice of Settlement of Entire Case was filed July 1, 2019. The notice sets forth that the settlement is conditional on the satisfactory completion of specified terms that are not to be performed with 45 days of...

  • NIEDZWIECKI VS. SHASTA COUNTY SHERRIFF

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of judgment. The Court executed the judgment on January

    ...

  • IN RE VAN ERT

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    Tentative Ruling on Petition for Change of Name: Petitioner Steven James Van Ert seeks to change his name to Steven James. No proof of publication has been submitted. The Court requires a Certificate of Publication from the publishing newspaper before the Petition may be granted. Further, reference is made...

  • CASSINELLI VS. ZUCKSWERT

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of dismissal. This action settled at the mandatory settlement conference on October 7, 2019. No Notice of Settlement has been filed. No Request for Dismissal has been filed. The parties are ordered to appear to provide the Court with a status of the se...

  • PETERS, ET AL VS. PRINZ, ET AL

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Shasta County

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of judgment/dismissal. A Notice of Settlement was filed on October 9, 2019 which indicates that the case would be dismissed within 45 days. No dismissal is on file. The Court intends on dismissing this case pursuant to California Rule of Court 3.1385(b...

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