The Honorable Valerie R. Chrissakis

Kings County Superior Court, Department 8

Biography

The Hon. Valerie R. Chrissakis is a judge for the Kings County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown in 2017. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. James LaPorte (Ret.).

She is registered without party preference.

Judge Chrissakis received her B.A. from Santa Clara University. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1996.

She began her legal career as an associate at Farley, Seng, DeSantos, and Green LLP in 1996. She also practiced as an associate at Quadros and Johnson from 1996 to 2000, and with the Farley Law Firm from 2001 to 2006.

She joined the Kings County Superior Court as a staff attorney in 2006 and would remain in that position until her appointment to the bench in 2017.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Valerie R. Chrissakis

  • MARAVILLA V VALLEY VIEW FARMS

    Mar 20, 2019 |  Kings County

    There are no tentative rulings for Monday. March 25, 2019
    Plaintiff’s motion for summary adjudication of the affirmative defense of third-party liability is denied. The motion was based on defendant’s discovery responses from 2017 and February of 2018, which only addressed the comparative negligence o...

  • MARAVILLA V VALLEY VIEW FARMS

    Mar 20, 2019 |  Kings County

    Plaintiff’s motion for summary adjudication of the affirmative defense of third-party liability is denied. The motion was based on defendant’s discovery responses from 2017 and February of 2018, which only addressed the comparative negligence of deceased driver Felipe Maravilla. Plaintiff contends this was...

  • DELEON V WESTERN DENTAL SERVICES INC

    Jan 04, 2019 |  Kings County

    Defendants’ motion to compel further verified responses to Special Interrogatories ##20, 22, 24-29 is granted. The attorney-client and work product objections are overruled. The questions are relevant to defendant’s statute of limitations defense and the reasonableness of plaintiff’s alleged delayed discov...

  • DELEON V WESTERN DENTAL SERVICES INC

    Jan 03, 2019 |  Kings County

    Ingram v. California Correctional Health Care Services                 Case No. 16C0302
    Specially appearing CCHCS’s motion to quash service on the three Does, alleged to be
    employees of CCFCS is granted. Proper service requires that a summons include the names of the parties to the action. (CCP §...

  • ARAGON V COUNTY OF KINGS

    Dec 20, 2018 |  Kings County

    County’s motion for summary judgment is granted. The County presented evidence through the declarations of county employees that guidelines for the acceptance of applicants to the Resource Family Approval program did not require drug screening. No   screening as undertaken by County in connection with the ...

  • CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES V INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS

    Dec 12, 2018 |  Kings County

    Petitioner’s motion to correct the arbitration award by deleting the finding that a 2005 Agreement was violated with regard to the supervision of the inmate and causals work crew performing concrete work at Avenal State Prison in 2015-2016 is granted. (Code Civ. Proc. §§1285; 1286.2 (a)(4); 1286.6, subd. (...

  • FURTADO V MCMILLIN MERIDIAN

    Dec 07, 2018 |  Kings County

    The motion filed by E&P Concrete Construction Inc. to determine its settlement to be in good faith is granted.

    ...

  • ZENITH INS CO V CLAAS OF AMERICA INC

    Dec 06, 2018 |  Kings County

    The application is granted.

    ...

  • BALLESTEROS V HILDRETH

    Dec 06, 2018 |  Kings County

    No opposition has been filed.  Proper notice of motion was given. The motion for a second IME is granted for good cause shown.

    ...

  • REYNOSO V COUNTY OF KINGS

    Dec 05, 2018 |  Kings County

    Jury Trial: 6/3/19
    Defendant County of Kings motion for summary judgment/ Summary adjudication of 1st-4th cause of action.
    Background
                    A first amended complaint was filed 9/1/16 by driver Vincent Reynoso due to the wrongful death of his wife Consuelo Reynoso and Saul Ramirez (...

  • ADAMS V CENTEX HOMES

    Dec 05, 2018 |  Kings County

    Everest’s motion for leave to file a cross-complaint for equitable reimbursement, contribution and indemnity against the named defendants is granted. The court finds persuasive Everest’s position that the motion to file this cross-complaint was not unduly delayed to the prejudice to Travelers. Everest’s mo...

  • REYNOSO V COUNTY OF KINGS

    Dec 05, 2018 |  Kings County

    The court sustains the objection to the deposition excerpt from Officer Gillum. The officer expressed his opinion that the accident was caused by Rodriguez’s intoxication and the unsafe movements of Rodriguez’s vehicle. The court sustains the objection that the opinion was based on hearsay and was without ...

  • ADAMS V CENTEX HOMES

    Dec 04, 2018 |  Kings County

    In re matter of Preston Junior Bush                    Case No. 18P0099
    The court has reviewed the offer of proof submitted by the will opponents. The court finds that the preprinted discharge instruction from an outpatient clinic not to sign important legal documents is less persuasive on the issue o...

  • REYNOSO V COUNTY OF KINGS

    Dec 04, 2018 |  Kings County

    In re matter of Preston Junior Bush                    Case No. 18P0099
    The court has reviewed the offer of proof submitted by the will opponents. The court finds that the preprinted discharge instruction from an outpatient clinic not to sign important legal documents is less persuasive on the issue o...

  • HERRERA V WELCH

    Dec 03, 2018 |  Kings County

    The demurrer to the second cause of action for violation of statute is sustained without leave to amend.  Negligence per se is not a separate cause of action, but an application of an evidentiary presumption. (CACI 418; Evid. Code §669, subd. (a ).) The demurrer to the third for gross negligence is sustain...

  • VENEGAS V BLAIR

    Nov 30, 2018 |  Kings County

    Petitioner’s objection to respondent’s request to present testimony from 4 persons ( Blair, Venegas, Jesus Garcia (respondent’s expert) and Respondent Lee) is sustained. Under Local Rule of Court, rule 308 ( G), unless the court exercises its discretion otherwise, the evidence to be presented at the hearin...

  • VENEGAS V BLAIR

    Nov 30, 2018 |  Kings County

                
    Petitioner’s objection to respondent’s request to present testimony from 4 persons ( Blair, Venegas, Jesus Garcia (respondent’s expert) and Respondent Lee) is sustained. Under Local Rule of Court, rule 308 ( G), unless the court exercises its discretion otherwise, the evidence to be pres...

  • LOZANO V FCA US LLC

    Nov 29, 2018 |  Kings County


    Defendant has failed to submit declarations to support the burden objection to the request for production of documents. (West Pico Furniture Co v Superior Court (1961) 56 Cal.2d 407, 417 [The objection based upon burden must be sustained by evidence showing  the quantum of work required, while to sup...

  • VENEGAS V BLAIR

    Nov 29, 2018 |  Kings County

    Harry Meyers v. H. Garcia DEMURRER TO FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT
    Case No. 18C0121
    Defendants assert that they are immune from liability for the claims set forth in the First Amended Complaint (FAC) under California Government Code Section 845.6. They also argue that: (1) violation of an operating pr...

  • LOZANO V FCA US LLC

    Nov 29, 2018 |  Kings County

    Defendant has failed to submit declarations to support the burden objection to the request for production of documents. (West Pico Furniture Co v Superior Court (1961) 56 Cal.2d 407, 417 [The objection based upon burden must be sustained by evidence showing  the quantum of work required, while to support a...

  • VENEGAS V BLAIR

    Nov 29, 2018 |  Kings County

    Harry Meyers v. H. Garcia DEMURRER TO FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT
    Case No. 18C0121
    Defendants assert that they are immune from liability for the claims set forth in the First Amended Complaint (FAC) under California Government Code Section 845.6. They also argue that: (1) violation of an operating pr...

  • LOZANO V FCA US LLC

    Nov 28, 2018 |  Kings County

            

    The objection to paragraph 2 of the Kaplan declaration is sustained on the basis of lack of foundation and lack of personal knowledge.

    The motion to compel arbitration of the personnel disputes alleged in the complaint and to stay the action pending completion of arbitration is gra...

  • LOZANO V FCA US LLC

    Nov 28, 2018 |  Kings County

    The objection to paragraph 2 of the Kaplan declaration is sustained on the basis of lack of foundation and lack of personal knowledge.

    The motion to compel arbitration of the personnel disputes alleged in the complaint and to stay the action pending completion of arbitration is granted. The defenda...

  • LOZANO V FCA US LLC

    Nov 28, 2018 |  Kings County

    The objection to paragraph 2 of the Kaplan declaration is sustained on the basis of lack of foundation and lack of personal knowledge.

    The motion to compel arbitration of the personnel disputes alleged in the complaint and to stay the action pending completion of arbitration is granted. The defenda...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Valerie R. Chrissakis

  • MARAVILLA V VALLEY VIEW FARMS

    Mar 20, 2019 |  Kings County

    There are no tentative rulings for Monday. March 25, 2019
    Plaintiff’s motion for summary adjudication of the affirmative defense of third-party liability is denied. The motion was based on defendant’s discovery responses from 2017 and February of 2018, which only addressed the comparative negligence o...

  • MARAVILLA V VALLEY VIEW FARMS

    Mar 20, 2019 |  Kings County

    Plaintiff’s motion for summary adjudication of the affirmative defense of third-party liability is denied. The motion was based on defendant’s discovery responses from 2017 and February of 2018, which only addressed the comparative negligence of deceased driver Felipe Maravilla. Plaintiff contends this was...

  • DELEON V WESTERN DENTAL SERVICES INC

    Jan 04, 2019 |  Kings County

    Defendants’ motion to compel further verified responses to Special Interrogatories ##20, 22, 24-29 is granted. The attorney-client and work product objections are overruled. The questions are relevant to defendant’s statute of limitations defense and the reasonableness of plaintiff’s alleged delayed discov...

  • DELEON V WESTERN DENTAL SERVICES INC

    Jan 03, 2019 |  Kings County

    Ingram v. California Correctional Health Care Services                 Case No. 16C0302
    Specially appearing CCHCS’s motion to quash service on the three Does, alleged to be
    employees of CCFCS is granted. Proper service requires that a summons include the names of the parties to the action. (CCP §...

  • ARAGON V COUNTY OF KINGS

    Dec 20, 2018 |  Kings County

    County’s motion for summary judgment is granted. The County presented evidence through the declarations of county employees that guidelines for the acceptance of applicants to the Resource Family Approval program did not require drug screening. No   screening as undertaken by County in connection with the ...

  • CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES V INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS

    Dec 12, 2018 |  Kings County

    Petitioner’s motion to correct the arbitration award by deleting the finding that a 2005 Agreement was violated with regard to the supervision of the inmate and causals work crew performing concrete work at Avenal State Prison in 2015-2016 is granted. (Code Civ. Proc. §§1285; 1286.2 (a)(4); 1286.6, subd. (...

  • FURTADO V MCMILLIN MERIDIAN

    Dec 07, 2018 |  Kings County

    The motion filed by E&P Concrete Construction Inc. to determine its settlement to be in good faith is granted.

    ...

  • ZENITH INS CO V CLAAS OF AMERICA INC

    Dec 06, 2018 |  Kings County

    The application is granted.

    ...

  • BALLESTEROS V HILDRETH

    Dec 06, 2018 |  Kings County

    No opposition has been filed.  Proper notice of motion was given. The motion for a second IME is granted for good cause shown.

    ...

  • REYNOSO V COUNTY OF KINGS

    Dec 05, 2018 |  Kings County

    Jury Trial: 6/3/19
    Defendant County of Kings motion for summary judgment/ Summary adjudication of 1st-4th cause of action.
    Background
                    A first amended complaint was filed 9/1/16 by driver Vincent Reynoso due to the wrongful death of his wife Consuelo Reynoso and Saul Ramirez (...

  • ADAMS V CENTEX HOMES

    Dec 05, 2018 |  Kings County

    Everest’s motion for leave to file a cross-complaint for equitable reimbursement, contribution and indemnity against the named defendants is granted. The court finds persuasive Everest’s position that the motion to file this cross-complaint was not unduly delayed to the prejudice to Travelers. Everest’s mo...

  • REYNOSO V COUNTY OF KINGS

    Dec 05, 2018 |  Kings County

    The court sustains the objection to the deposition excerpt from Officer Gillum. The officer expressed his opinion that the accident was caused by Rodriguez’s intoxication and the unsafe movements of Rodriguez’s vehicle. The court sustains the objection that the opinion was based on hearsay and was without ...

  • ADAMS V CENTEX HOMES

    Dec 04, 2018 |  Kings County

    In re matter of Preston Junior Bush                    Case No. 18P0099
    The court has reviewed the offer of proof submitted by the will opponents. The court finds that the preprinted discharge instruction from an outpatient clinic not to sign important legal documents is less persuasive on the issue o...

  • REYNOSO V COUNTY OF KINGS

    Dec 04, 2018 |  Kings County

    In re matter of Preston Junior Bush                    Case No. 18P0099
    The court has reviewed the offer of proof submitted by the will opponents. The court finds that the preprinted discharge instruction from an outpatient clinic not to sign important legal documents is less persuasive on the issue o...

  • HERRERA V WELCH

    Dec 03, 2018 |  Kings County

    The demurrer to the second cause of action for violation of statute is sustained without leave to amend.  Negligence per se is not a separate cause of action, but an application of an evidentiary presumption. (CACI 418; Evid. Code §669, subd. (a ).) The demurrer to the third for gross negligence is sustain...

  • VENEGAS V BLAIR

    Nov 30, 2018 |  Kings County

    Petitioner’s objection to respondent’s request to present testimony from 4 persons ( Blair, Venegas, Jesus Garcia (respondent’s expert) and Respondent Lee) is sustained. Under Local Rule of Court, rule 308 ( G), unless the court exercises its discretion otherwise, the evidence to be presented at the hearin...

  • VENEGAS V BLAIR

    Nov 30, 2018 |  Kings County

                
    Petitioner’s objection to respondent’s request to present testimony from 4 persons ( Blair, Venegas, Jesus Garcia (respondent’s expert) and Respondent Lee) is sustained. Under Local Rule of Court, rule 308 ( G), unless the court exercises its discretion otherwise, the evidence to be pres...

  • LOZANO V FCA US LLC

    Nov 29, 2018 |  Kings County


    Defendant has failed to submit declarations to support the burden objection to the request for production of documents. (West Pico Furniture Co v Superior Court (1961) 56 Cal.2d 407, 417 [The objection based upon burden must be sustained by evidence showing  the quantum of work required, while to sup...

  • VENEGAS V BLAIR

    Nov 29, 2018 |  Kings County

    Harry Meyers v. H. Garcia DEMURRER TO FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT
    Case No. 18C0121
    Defendants assert that they are immune from liability for the claims set forth in the First Amended Complaint (FAC) under California Government Code Section 845.6. They also argue that: (1) violation of an operating pr...

  • LOZANO V FCA US LLC

    Nov 29, 2018 |  Kings County

    Defendant has failed to submit declarations to support the burden objection to the request for production of documents. (West Pico Furniture Co v Superior Court (1961) 56 Cal.2d 407, 417 [The objection based upon burden must be sustained by evidence showing  the quantum of work required, while to support a...

  • VENEGAS V BLAIR

    Nov 29, 2018 |  Kings County

    Harry Meyers v. H. Garcia DEMURRER TO FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT
    Case No. 18C0121
    Defendants assert that they are immune from liability for the claims set forth in the First Amended Complaint (FAC) under California Government Code Section 845.6. They also argue that: (1) violation of an operating pr...

  • LOZANO V FCA US LLC

    Nov 28, 2018 |  Kings County

            

    The objection to paragraph 2 of the Kaplan declaration is sustained on the basis of lack of foundation and lack of personal knowledge.

    The motion to compel arbitration of the personnel disputes alleged in the complaint and to stay the action pending completion of arbitration is gra...

  • LOZANO V FCA US LLC

    Nov 28, 2018 |  Kings County

    The objection to paragraph 2 of the Kaplan declaration is sustained on the basis of lack of foundation and lack of personal knowledge.

    The motion to compel arbitration of the personnel disputes alleged in the complaint and to stay the action pending completion of arbitration is granted. The defenda...

  • LOZANO V FCA US LLC

    Nov 28, 2018 |  Kings County

    The objection to paragraph 2 of the Kaplan declaration is sustained on the basis of lack of foundation and lack of personal knowledge.

    The motion to compel arbitration of the personnel disputes alleged in the complaint and to stay the action pending completion of arbitration is granted. The defenda...

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