The Honorable Thomas M. Anderson

Nevada County Superior Court, Department 1

Biography

The Hon. Thomas M. Anderson is a judge for the Nevada County Superior Court in California. He has held the position since 2007.

Judge Anderson received his B.A. from Kent State University in 1973. He went on to earn his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1981.

He first worked as an attorney in private practice, where he specialized in both criminal and civil law.

Then, after fourteen years in the private sector, Anderson became the public defender for Lassen County in 1996 and then for Nevada County in 2000, where he would remain until assuming the bench in 2007.

Anderson also served as a judge pro tem.

During his tenure on the Superior Court, Judge Anderson served as an Assistant Presiding Judge and as the Presiding Judge of the Court. Judge Anderson has also served as the presiding judge of the Nevada County Grand Jury since 2010.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Thomas M. Anderson

  • REAM V. SUGAR BOWL

    Mar 05, 2021 |  Nevada County

      Truckee Branch

    Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment is denied.

    Standard of Review

    The function of a motion for summary judgment or adjudication is to allow a determination as to whether an opposing party cannot show evidentiary support for a pleading or claim and to enable an o...

  • LOPEZ V. TAHOE TRUCKEE DISPOSAL

    Feb 05, 2021 |  Nevada County

      Superior Court of Nevada County
    Tentative Ruling
    Truckee Branch

    Defendant's Demurrer to the Complaint is overruled in part and sustained with leave to amend in part.

    Initially, Defendant's request for the court to exercise its discretion to abstain from granting equitable relief...

  • CORCORAN V. GAMET

    Jan 22, 2021 |  Nevada County

      Superior Court of Nevada County
    Tentative Ruling
    Truckee Branch

    Defendant's Motion to Strike the Punitive Damages Allegations is denied. Plaintiff has adequately pled a cause of action for fraud, with clearly sets forth fraud, oppression or malice to support punitive damages.

    D...

  • COMMUNITY FACILITIES V. GRAYS STATIONS

    Jan 22, 2021 |  Nevada County

      Superior Court of Nevada County
    Tentative Ruling
    Truckee Branch

    Plaintiff's unopposed Motion to Modify Default Judgment Pursuant to Government Code Section 53356.1 is granted as prayed. No appearances are required.

    This is the Court's tentative ruling. In order to argue at...

  • LOPEZ V. TAHOE TRUCKEE DISPOSAL

    Jan 08, 2021 |  Nevada County

      Superior Court of Nevada County
    Tentative Ruling
    Truckee Branch

    Defendant's Demurrer to the Complaint has been continued by stipulation of the parties to February 8, 2021, at 1:30 pm in Dept. A. No appearances are required.

    This is the Court's tentative ruling. In order to arg...

  • COMMUNITY FACILITIES DIST. V. GRAYS STATION

    Dec 24, 2020 |  Nevada County

      The unopposed Motion to Modify Default Judgment is granted as prayed No appearances are required.

    Petitioner's attorney is to submit a formal order that sets out verbatim the tentative ruling herein and complies with California Rule of Court 3.1312 and is thereafter to prepare, file and serve no...

  • AGUIRRE V. UNITED NATURAL FOODS

    Nov 23, 2020 |  Nevada County

      Superior Court of Nevada County
    Tentative Ruling
    Truckee Branch

    The Trial Setting CMC is continued on the court's own motion to March 15, 2021, at 1:30 pm in Dept. A. Due to COVID restrictions, the court is not setting trials at this time.

    This is the Court's tentative ruling. ...

  • PAPA V. ZUSY

    Sep 12, 2020 |  Nevada County

      Defendant Town of Truckee's unopposed Demurrer to the Complaint is sustained with leave to amend.

    The complaint fails to allege any statute to support governmental tort liability. In addition, Plaintiff fails to allege facts, not mere conclusions, as to how the Town and/or its employees behave i...

  • : SIMMONS V. MAREZ

    Apr 03, 2020 |  Nevada County

      The Debtor's Examination is dropped. There is no proof of service of the Order to Appear on the Debtor. Creditor may re-file and re-notice an Order to Appear for a subsequent hearing date.

    DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, APPEARANCES ARE NOT REQUIRED AND ARE NOT PERMITTED. THE COURT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTI...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Thomas M. Anderson

  • REAM V. SUGAR BOWL

    Mar 05, 2021 |  Nevada County

      Truckee Branch

    Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment is denied.

    Standard of Review

    The function of a motion for summary judgment or adjudication is to allow a determination as to whether an opposing party cannot show evidentiary support for a pleading or claim and to enable an o...

  • LOPEZ V. TAHOE TRUCKEE DISPOSAL

    Feb 05, 2021 |  Nevada County

      Superior Court of Nevada County
    Tentative Ruling
    Truckee Branch

    Defendant's Demurrer to the Complaint is overruled in part and sustained with leave to amend in part.

    Initially, Defendant's request for the court to exercise its discretion to abstain from granting equitable relief...

  • CORCORAN V. GAMET

    Jan 22, 2021 |  Nevada County

      Superior Court of Nevada County
    Tentative Ruling
    Truckee Branch

    Defendant's Motion to Strike the Punitive Damages Allegations is denied. Plaintiff has adequately pled a cause of action for fraud, with clearly sets forth fraud, oppression or malice to support punitive damages.

    D...

  • COMMUNITY FACILITIES V. GRAYS STATIONS

    Jan 22, 2021 |  Nevada County

      Superior Court of Nevada County
    Tentative Ruling
    Truckee Branch

    Plaintiff's unopposed Motion to Modify Default Judgment Pursuant to Government Code Section 53356.1 is granted as prayed. No appearances are required.

    This is the Court's tentative ruling. In order to argue at...

  • LOPEZ V. TAHOE TRUCKEE DISPOSAL

    Jan 08, 2021 |  Nevada County

      Superior Court of Nevada County
    Tentative Ruling
    Truckee Branch

    Defendant's Demurrer to the Complaint has been continued by stipulation of the parties to February 8, 2021, at 1:30 pm in Dept. A. No appearances are required.

    This is the Court's tentative ruling. In order to arg...

  • COMMUNITY FACILITIES DIST. V. GRAYS STATION

    Dec 24, 2020 |  Nevada County

      The unopposed Motion to Modify Default Judgment is granted as prayed No appearances are required.

    Petitioner's attorney is to submit a formal order that sets out verbatim the tentative ruling herein and complies with California Rule of Court 3.1312 and is thereafter to prepare, file and serve no...

  • AGUIRRE V. UNITED NATURAL FOODS

    Nov 23, 2020 |  Nevada County

      Superior Court of Nevada County
    Tentative Ruling
    Truckee Branch

    The Trial Setting CMC is continued on the court's own motion to March 15, 2021, at 1:30 pm in Dept. A. Due to COVID restrictions, the court is not setting trials at this time.

    This is the Court's tentative ruling. ...

  • PAPA V. ZUSY

    Sep 12, 2020 |  Nevada County

      Defendant Town of Truckee's unopposed Demurrer to the Complaint is sustained with leave to amend.

    The complaint fails to allege any statute to support governmental tort liability. In addition, Plaintiff fails to allege facts, not mere conclusions, as to how the Town and/or its employees behave i...

  • : SIMMONS V. MAREZ

    Apr 03, 2020 |  Nevada County

      The Debtor's Examination is dropped. There is no proof of service of the Order to Appear on the Debtor. Creditor may re-file and re-notice an Order to Appear for a subsequent hearing date.

    DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, APPEARANCES ARE NOT REQUIRED AND ARE NOT PERMITTED. THE COURT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTI...

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