The Honorable Timothy B. Taylor

San Diego County Superior Court, Department SD-72

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Biography

The Hon. Timothy B. Taylor is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on January 24, 2005, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Eugene M. Amos.

Taylor earned a B.A. from the University of Southern California in 1981. He then received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Taylor worked as an associate at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton. During his twenty-year tenure there, he represented large companies, handling environmental, unfair competition, and trade regulation cases.
He has served on the Board of Governors of the San Diego Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He has also been a Senior Master of the Welsh Inn of Court.

Taylor was raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles, California. His wife, the Hon. Laura Stuart Taylor, has served as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of California since 2008.

He enjoys fly fishing, playing guitar, and reading.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Timothy B. Taylor

  • FRIENDS OF LA JOLLA SHORES VS TB PENICK AND SONS INC

    Sep 23, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Compel Arbitration

    Friends of La Jolla Shores v. TB Penick and Sons, Case No. 2020-19468

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    Since 2012, the parties have been more or less continuously at war over a decorative...

  • MUNOZ VS PL HOTEL GROUP LLC

    Sep 23, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Inn Lending/R. Patel Motion for Attorneys' Fees

    Munoz v. PL Hotel Group, Case No. 2019-17904

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a dispute over "a complex real estate sale/leaseback, and loan...transaction that ...

  • CONTRERAS ARANDA VS SPECIA

    Sep 22, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to be Relieved as Counsel

    Contreras Aranda v. Specia, Case No. 2019-05892

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a personal injury case arising out of a motor vehicle accident on August 28, 2018 on Interstat...

  • AG LA MESA LLC VS STANCIL

    Sep 22, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Set Aside Default and Default Judgment

    AG La Mesa v. Stancil, Case No. 2019-42804

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a contract action by the operator of a skilled nursing facility. Defendant Stancil ...

  • ORUETA VS GREGORY

    Sep 22, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Set Aside Default

    Orueta v. Gregory, Case No. 2020-01596

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a PAGA case challenging the wage and hour practices of defendants' security firm. The complaint was filed in...

  • WELLS FARGO BANK NA VS MORGAN

    Sep 21, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Summary Judgment/Adjudication

    Wells Fargo v. Morgan, Case No. 2019-67723

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is an action to collect $22,052.83 in credit card debt. The Judicial Council form complaint wa...

  • KIM VS SK CUISINE CORPORATION

    Sep 21, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Compel Discovery

    Kim v. SK Cuisine, Case No. 2018-53297

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This case arises out of the parties' efforts to open and operate a sushi restaurant, Full Moon, in the Gaslamp Quarte...

  • WELLS FARGO BANK NA VS MORGAN

    Sep 21, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Summary Judgment/Adjudication

    Wells Fargo v. Morgan, Case No. 2019-67723

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is an action to collect $22,052.83 in credit card debt. The Judicial Council form complaint wa...

  • WELLS FARGO BANK NA VS MORGAN

    Sep 21, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Summary Judgment/Adjudication

    Wells Fargo v. Morgan, Case No. 2019-67723

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is an action to collect $22,052.83 in credit card debt. The Judicial Council form complaint wa...

  • WELLS FARGO BANK NA VS MORGAN

    Sep 21, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Summary Judgment/Adjudication

    Wells Fargo v. Morgan, Case No. 2019-67723

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is an action to collect $22,052.83 in credit card debt. The Judicial Council form complaint wa...

  • JONES VS. BZDAWKA

    Sep 21, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement

    Jones v. Bzdawka, Case No. 2018-31273

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a personal injury case arising out of an automobile accident on June 26, 2016 on the no...

  • SOTO VS DIAZ

    Sep 18, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to be Relieved as Counsel

    Soto v. Diaz, Case No. 2019-48535

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72*

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a personal injury case arising out of a traffic accident in El Cajon on October 10, 2017. The Judicial Coun...

  • CAPITAL ONE BANK USA N A VS JACOB

    Sep 18, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Deemed Admissions

    Capital One v. Jacob, Case No. 2018-62174

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This limited jurisdiction collection action, in which about $2,775 is in issue, was commenced in December 2018. ...

  • FLORES VS JANSON & ASSOCIATES GLOBAL CONSULTING LLC

    Sep 18, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to be Relieved as Counsel

    Flores v. Janson, Case No. 2019-13163

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a quiet title/fraud action relating to residential real estate in Imperial Beach. The complaint was file...

  • TEEUS VS STARBUCKS

    Sep 18, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Demurrer to Complaint

    Teeus v. Starbucks, Inc., Case No. 2019-45280

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    Plaintiff filed a Judicial Council form complaint for breach of contract on August 28, 2019. It is very short on de...

  • CAPITAL ONE BANK USA N A VS JACOB

    Sep 18, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Deemed Admissions

    Capital One v. Jacob, Case No. 2018-62174

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This limited jurisdiction collection action, in which about $2,775 is in issue, was commenced in December 2018. ...

  • SOTO VS DIAZ

    Sep 18, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to be Relieved as Counsel

    Soto v. Diaz, Case No. 2019-48535

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72*

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a personal injury case arising out of a traffic accident in El Cajon on October 10, 2017. The Judicial Coun...

  • TEEUS VS STARBUCKS

    Sep 18, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Demurrer to Complaint

    Teeus v. Starbucks, Inc., Case No. 2019-45280

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    Plaintiff filed a Judicial Council form complaint for breach of contract on August 28, 2019. It is very short on de...

  • FLORES VS JANSON & ASSOCIATES GLOBAL CONSULTING LLC

    Sep 18, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to be Relieved as Counsel

    Flores v. Janson, Case No. 2019-13163

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a quiet title/fraud action relating to residential real estate in Imperial Beach. The complaint was file...

  • STONE ASH LLC VS STONE ASH LLC

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment/Adjudication

    Stone Ash California v. Stone Ash Delaware, Case No. 2018-03662

    Stone Ash Delaware v. Stone Ash California, Case No. 2018-03666

    (and related actions and cross-actions)

    September 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 7...

  • CAVALRY SPV I LLC AS ASSIGNEE OF DEPARTMENT STORES OF NATIONAL BANK AND CITIBANK NA VS GONZALEZ

    Sep 15, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Deemed Admissions

    Cavalry SPV v. Gonzalez, Case No. 2019-52000

    Sept. 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This limited jurisdiction collection action, in which about $5,550 is in issue, was filed in October 2019. De...

  • PACIFIC WESTERN BANK VS EAGLE SOLUTIONS INC

    Sep 15, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Three Motions to Compel Discovery

    Pacific Western Bank v. Eagle Solutions, Case No. 2019-55325

    Sept. 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    In this case, the Bank seeks to collect on two unsecured loans made to defendant Eagle ...

  • GERINGER VS INSTALL-IT DIRECT INC

    Sep 15, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Strike Portions of Complaint

    Geringer v. Install-it-Direct, Case No. 2020-14147

    Sept. 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    A failed backyard re-landscaping project gives rise to this case. According to the complaint ...

  • ALLEN-CASTRO VS SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER CORPORATION INC [E-FILE]

    Sep 15, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Demurrer to FAC

    Allen-Castro v. San Diego Convention Center, Case No. 2020-08163

    Sept. 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a PAGA and putative class action involving allegations of wage and hour violations at the Conv...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Timothy B. Taylor

  • FRIENDS OF LA JOLLA SHORES VS TB PENICK AND SONS INC

    Sep 23, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Compel Arbitration

    Friends of La Jolla Shores v. TB Penick and Sons, Case No. 2020-19468

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    Since 2012, the parties have been more or less continuously at war over a decorative...

  • MUNOZ VS PL HOTEL GROUP LLC

    Sep 23, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Inn Lending/R. Patel Motion for Attorneys' Fees

    Munoz v. PL Hotel Group, Case No. 2019-17904

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a dispute over "a complex real estate sale/leaseback, and loan...transaction that ...

  • CONTRERAS ARANDA VS SPECIA

    Sep 22, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to be Relieved as Counsel

    Contreras Aranda v. Specia, Case No. 2019-05892

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a personal injury case arising out of a motor vehicle accident on August 28, 2018 on Interstat...

  • AG LA MESA LLC VS STANCIL

    Sep 22, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Set Aside Default and Default Judgment

    AG La Mesa v. Stancil, Case No. 2019-42804

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a contract action by the operator of a skilled nursing facility. Defendant Stancil ...

  • ORUETA VS GREGORY

    Sep 22, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Set Aside Default

    Orueta v. Gregory, Case No. 2020-01596

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a PAGA case challenging the wage and hour practices of defendants' security firm. The complaint was filed in...

  • WELLS FARGO BANK NA VS MORGAN

    Sep 21, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Summary Judgment/Adjudication

    Wells Fargo v. Morgan, Case No. 2019-67723

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is an action to collect $22,052.83 in credit card debt. The Judicial Council form complaint wa...

  • KIM VS SK CUISINE CORPORATION

    Sep 21, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Compel Discovery

    Kim v. SK Cuisine, Case No. 2018-53297

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This case arises out of the parties' efforts to open and operate a sushi restaurant, Full Moon, in the Gaslamp Quarte...

  • WELLS FARGO BANK NA VS MORGAN

    Sep 21, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Summary Judgment/Adjudication

    Wells Fargo v. Morgan, Case No. 2019-67723

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is an action to collect $22,052.83 in credit card debt. The Judicial Council form complaint wa...

  • WELLS FARGO BANK NA VS MORGAN

    Sep 21, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Summary Judgment/Adjudication

    Wells Fargo v. Morgan, Case No. 2019-67723

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is an action to collect $22,052.83 in credit card debt. The Judicial Council form complaint wa...

  • WELLS FARGO BANK NA VS MORGAN

    Sep 21, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Summary Judgment/Adjudication

    Wells Fargo v. Morgan, Case No. 2019-67723

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is an action to collect $22,052.83 in credit card debt. The Judicial Council form complaint wa...

  • JONES VS. BZDAWKA

    Sep 21, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement

    Jones v. Bzdawka, Case No. 2018-31273

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a personal injury case arising out of an automobile accident on June 26, 2016 on the no...

  • SOTO VS DIAZ

    Sep 18, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to be Relieved as Counsel

    Soto v. Diaz, Case No. 2019-48535

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72*

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a personal injury case arising out of a traffic accident in El Cajon on October 10, 2017. The Judicial Coun...

  • CAPITAL ONE BANK USA N A VS JACOB

    Sep 18, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Deemed Admissions

    Capital One v. Jacob, Case No. 2018-62174

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This limited jurisdiction collection action, in which about $2,775 is in issue, was commenced in December 2018. ...

  • FLORES VS JANSON & ASSOCIATES GLOBAL CONSULTING LLC

    Sep 18, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to be Relieved as Counsel

    Flores v. Janson, Case No. 2019-13163

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a quiet title/fraud action relating to residential real estate in Imperial Beach. The complaint was file...

  • TEEUS VS STARBUCKS

    Sep 18, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Demurrer to Complaint

    Teeus v. Starbucks, Inc., Case No. 2019-45280

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    Plaintiff filed a Judicial Council form complaint for breach of contract on August 28, 2019. It is very short on de...

  • CAPITAL ONE BANK USA N A VS JACOB

    Sep 18, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Deemed Admissions

    Capital One v. Jacob, Case No. 2018-62174

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This limited jurisdiction collection action, in which about $2,775 is in issue, was commenced in December 2018. ...

  • SOTO VS DIAZ

    Sep 18, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to be Relieved as Counsel

    Soto v. Diaz, Case No. 2019-48535

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72*

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a personal injury case arising out of a traffic accident in El Cajon on October 10, 2017. The Judicial Coun...

  • TEEUS VS STARBUCKS

    Sep 18, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Demurrer to Complaint

    Teeus v. Starbucks, Inc., Case No. 2019-45280

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    Plaintiff filed a Judicial Council form complaint for breach of contract on August 28, 2019. It is very short on de...

  • FLORES VS JANSON & ASSOCIATES GLOBAL CONSULTING LLC

    Sep 18, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to be Relieved as Counsel

    Flores v. Janson, Case No. 2019-13163

    Sept. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a quiet title/fraud action relating to residential real estate in Imperial Beach. The complaint was file...

  • STONE ASH LLC VS STONE ASH LLC

    Sep 17, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment/Adjudication

    Stone Ash California v. Stone Ash Delaware, Case No. 2018-03662

    Stone Ash Delaware v. Stone Ash California, Case No. 2018-03666

    (and related actions and cross-actions)

    September 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 7...

  • CAVALRY SPV I LLC AS ASSIGNEE OF DEPARTMENT STORES OF NATIONAL BANK AND CITIBANK NA VS GONZALEZ

    Sep 15, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion for Deemed Admissions

    Cavalry SPV v. Gonzalez, Case No. 2019-52000

    Sept. 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This limited jurisdiction collection action, in which about $5,550 is in issue, was filed in October 2019. De...

  • PACIFIC WESTERN BANK VS EAGLE SOLUTIONS INC

    Sep 15, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Rulings on Three Motions to Compel Discovery

    Pacific Western Bank v. Eagle Solutions, Case No. 2019-55325

    Sept. 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    In this case, the Bank seeks to collect on two unsecured loans made to defendant Eagle ...

  • GERINGER VS INSTALL-IT DIRECT INC

    Sep 15, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Motion to Strike Portions of Complaint

    Geringer v. Install-it-Direct, Case No. 2020-14147

    Sept. 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    A failed backyard re-landscaping project gives rise to this case. According to the complaint ...

  • ALLEN-CASTRO VS SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER CORPORATION INC [E-FILE]

    Sep 15, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Tentative Ruling on Demurrer to FAC

    Allen-Castro v. San Diego Convention Center, Case No. 2020-08163

    Sept. 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

    1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

    This is a PAGA and putative class action involving allegations of wage and hour violations at the Conv...

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