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

  • STATE FARM MUTUAL VS. MESSINA

    Dec 9, 2019 |  Judge Stephen H. Baker |  Shasta County, CA

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of re-setting and/or default. At the prior hearing on August December 6, 2019, Plaintiff filed a Stipulation to Set Aside Default. This has been executed by the Court. The Court sets this mater for status and re-setting on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at...

  • PEOPLE VS. ROSE

    Dec 9, 2019 |  Judge Stephen H. Baker |  Shasta County, CA

    Ruling on Orders to Show Cause Re 13499 Twin Lakes Lane & 22154 Meadow Vista Way: Before the Court are Plaintiff’s applications for orders to sell real property located at 22154 Meadow Vista Way in Bella Vista, California (“Bella Vista Property”) and 13499 Twin Lakes Lane, Redding (“Redding Property”). Def...

  • AMERICAN EXPRESS VS. POPE

    Dec 9, 2019 |  Judge Stephen H. Baker |  Shasta County, CA

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Summary Judgment: The present motion is unopposed. Plaintiff, American causes of action for Account Stated and Open Book. Merits of Motion: Any party may move for summary judgment in any action or proceeding if the action has no no defense to a cause of action if that party h...

  • IN RE WHIPP

    Dec 9, 2019 |  Judge Stephen H. Baker |  Shasta County, CA

    Ruling on Petition for Transfer of Structured Settlement: The Payee, Jerry Whipp, seeks to transfer a portion of his future annuity payments pursuant to California Insurance Code § 10134 et seq. California Insurance Code §10134 et seq. sets forth the conditions/requirements of granting a petition for trans...

  • HIXON, ET AL VS. OHE, ET AL

    Dec 9, 2019 |  Judge Stephen H. Baker |  Shasta County, CA

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of judgment/dismissal. A Notice of Settlement was filed on September 6, 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...

  • TD BANK VS. FARMER

    Dec 9, 2019 |  Judge Stephen H. Baker |  Shasta County, CA

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Order to Deem Matters Admitted: The present motion is unopposed. Plaintiff, TD Bank USA, N.A., seeks to have the matters contained in its Request for Admissions, Set One served on Defendant, Sheena F. Farmer deemed admitted. Plaintiff has established that the Request for Admi...

  • IN RE CROWELL

    Dec 9, 2019 |  Judge Stephen H. Baker |  Shasta County, CA

    Tentative Ruling on Petition for Change of Name: Petitioner Kayla Crowell seeks to change the name of her minor daughter. The Order to Show Cause required publication in the Record Searchlight. A Certificate of Publication has been filed but it is invalid. The Certificate of Publication appears to have bee...

  • SYNCHRONY BANK VS. WEASELBEAR

    Dec 9, 2019 |  Judge Stephen H. Baker |  Shasta County, CA

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of judgment/dismissal. A Conditional Notice of Settlement was filed on May 18, 2018 which indicates this matter would be dismissed no later than June 14, dismissed.

    ...

  • BURKETT, ET AL VS. SONI, ET AL

    Dec 9, 2019 |  Judge Stephen H. Baker |  Shasta County, CA

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding trial re-setting. The Court notes that a demurrer to the cross- complaint is currently under submission. In light of the foregoing, this matter is continued to Monday, February

    ...

  • IN RE CROWELL

    Dec 9, 2019 |  Judge Stephen H. Baker |  Shasta County, CA

    Tentative Ruling on Petition for Change of Name: Petitioner Kayla Crowell seeks to change the name of her minor daughter. The Order to Show Cause required publication in the Record Searchlight. A Certificate of Publication has been filed but it is invalid. The Certificate of Publication appears to have bee...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Stephen H. Baker

  • STATE FARM MUTUAL VS. MESSINA

    Dec 9, 2019 |  Judge Stephen H. Baker |  Shasta County, CA

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of re-setting and/or default. At the prior hearing on August December 6, 2019, Plaintiff filed a Stipulation to Set Aside Default. This has been executed by the Court. The Court sets this mater for status and re-setting on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at...

  • PEOPLE VS. ROSE

    Dec 9, 2019 |  Judge Stephen H. Baker |  Shasta County, CA

    Ruling on Orders to Show Cause Re 13499 Twin Lakes Lane & 22154 Meadow Vista Way: Before the Court are Plaintiff’s applications for orders to sell real property located at 22154 Meadow Vista Way in Bella Vista, California (“Bella Vista Property”) and 13499 Twin Lakes Lane, Redding (“Redding Property”). Def...

  • AMERICAN EXPRESS VS. POPE

    Dec 9, 2019 |  Judge Stephen H. Baker |  Shasta County, CA

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Summary Judgment: The present motion is unopposed. Plaintiff, American causes of action for Account Stated and Open Book. Merits of Motion: Any party may move for summary judgment in any action or proceeding if the action has no no defense to a cause of action if that party h...

  • IN RE WHIPP

    Dec 9, 2019 |  Judge Stephen H. Baker |  Shasta County, CA

    Ruling on Petition for Transfer of Structured Settlement: The Payee, Jerry Whipp, seeks to transfer a portion of his future annuity payments pursuant to California Insurance Code § 10134 et seq. California Insurance Code §10134 et seq. sets forth the conditions/requirements of granting a petition for trans...

  • HIXON, ET AL VS. OHE, ET AL

    Dec 9, 2019 |  Judge Stephen H. Baker |  Shasta County, CA

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of judgment/dismissal. A Notice of Settlement was filed on September 6, 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...

  • TD BANK VS. FARMER

    Dec 9, 2019 |  Judge Stephen H. Baker |  Shasta County, CA

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Order to Deem Matters Admitted: The present motion is unopposed. Plaintiff, TD Bank USA, N.A., seeks to have the matters contained in its Request for Admissions, Set One served on Defendant, Sheena F. Farmer deemed admitted. Plaintiff has established that the Request for Admi...

  • IN RE CROWELL

    Dec 9, 2019 |  Judge Stephen H. Baker |  Shasta County, CA

    Tentative Ruling on Petition for Change of Name: Petitioner Kayla Crowell seeks to change the name of her minor daughter. The Order to Show Cause required publication in the Record Searchlight. A Certificate of Publication has been filed but it is invalid. The Certificate of Publication appears to have bee...

  • SYNCHRONY BANK VS. WEASELBEAR

    Dec 9, 2019 |  Judge Stephen H. Baker |  Shasta County, CA

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding status of judgment/dismissal. A Conditional Notice of Settlement was filed on May 18, 2018 which indicates this matter would be dismissed no later than June 14, dismissed.

    ...

  • BURKETT, ET AL VS. SONI, ET AL

    Dec 9, 2019 |  Judge Stephen H. Baker |  Shasta County, CA

    This matter is on calendar for review regarding trial re-setting. The Court notes that a demurrer to the cross- complaint is currently under submission. In light of the foregoing, this matter is continued to Monday, February

    ...

  • IN RE CROWELL

    Dec 9, 2019 |  Judge Stephen H. Baker |  Shasta County, CA

    Tentative Ruling on Petition for Change of Name: Petitioner Kayla Crowell seeks to change the name of her minor daughter. The Order to Show Cause required publication in the Record Searchlight. A Certificate of Publication has been filed but it is invalid. The Certificate of Publication appears to have bee...

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