The Honorable Vincent J. O'Neill, Jr.

Ventura County Superior Court, Department 41

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Biography

The Hon. Vincent J. O'Neill, Jr. is a judge for the Ventura County Superior Court in California. He was originally appointed to the Municipal Court in 1992 by former governor Pete Wilson and was subsequently elevated to the Superior Court by then-governor Wilson three years later. His appointment to the Municipal Court filled the vacancy created when the Hon. Charles W. Campbell was elevated to the Superior Court.

O'Neill is a registered Republican.

He graduated with his B.A. in English from Loyola Marymount University in 1974. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1977.

After graduating from law school, O'Neill became a deputy attorney general for the California Department of Justice's Office of the Attorney General. During his two years at the A.G.'s office, O'Neill worked in the criminal division. Then, in 1979, he would leave to join the Ventura County District Attorney's Office, where he started out as a deputy district attorney in the D.A.'s Misdemeanor Unit. He quickly worked his way through the ranks, being named supervisor of the Sexual Assault Unit in 1983, and then became the chief deputy district attorney a year later. In that position, O'Neill was tasked with the responsibility of training new attorneys as well as managing the existing staff. He remained with the Ventura D.A.'s office until his appointment to the Municipal Court in 1992.

During his time on the bench, Judge O'Neill served as the presiding judge and supervising judge of the civil division and also served as the assistant presiding judge and presiding judge of the courts appellate division.

He taught as an adjunct professor at the Ventura College of Law.

He also authored a book in 1997 based on California's confessions law.

In 2011, he received the Judge of the Year Award from the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Associaton.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Vincent J. O'Neill, Jr.

  • TOWNER VS. COUNTY OF VENTURA

    Mar 11, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 11, 2020 on Defendants' Special Motion to Strike the Third and Fifth Causes of Action From Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint

    Both parties' requests for judicial notice are granted

    The court grants Defendants' Special Motion to Strike the third and fifth causes o...

  • TOWNER VS. COUNTY OF VENTURA

    Mar 11, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 11, 2020 on Defendants' Motion to Strike portions of the FAC

    The court grants Defendants' Motion to Strike the following irrelevant portions of the First Amended Complaint, using the numbering system in Defendants' motion: 3, 4, 6, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 (except for first...

  • TOWNER VS. COUNTY OF VENTURA

    Mar 11, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 11, 2020 on Defendants' Demurrer to the First Amended Complaint

    The court overrules Defendants' argument on demurrer that Plaintiff has not exhausted his administrative or judicial remedies. Plaintiff appears to have prevailed at his Civil Service Commission hearing ("CSC...

  • RIDDEN VS. EAGLE PROPERTY

    Mar 10, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 10, 2020 on Defendant Mount Clef's Demurrer and Motion to Strike

    Demurrer

    Third cause of action for breach of warranty of habitability (CC 1942.4) The court SUSTAINS, WITH LEAVE TO AMEND, the demurrer to the third cause of action. The complaint does not include al...

  • TAKANASHI VS SPENCER

    Mar 09, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 9, 2020 on Defendant Tracy Spencer's Motion for Summary Judgment

    Both requests for judicial notice are GRANTED. Evidence Code § 452(d) and (h). Defendant's motion for summary judgment is GRANTED. Defendant has met his initial burden in support of his motion. The evidence ...

  • ESPINOZA VS TAQUERIA EL TAPATIO

    Mar 09, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 9, 2020 on Defendant Taqueria El Tapato #3, Inc.'s and "Interested Party" Servando Ferreira's Motion to Vacate Default Judgment

    The court denies Defendant Taqueria El Tapato #3, Inc.'s ("Taqueria") request for an order vacating the default judgment entered in favor of Pla...

  • RINCON PACIFIC LLC VS. PALMAS PRODUCE INC

    Mar 09, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 9, 2020 on Cross-complainant's motion for leave to file amended cross-complaint

    The court grants Cross-complainant Palma's Produce's unopposed motion for leave to file amended cross-complaint.

    ...

  • CHRISTOPHER POLANCO VS. LOS ROBLES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

    Mar 04, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 4, 2020 on Defendant Prasad's Demurrer and Motion to Strike

    Demurrer

    The Court sustains the demurrer of Defendant Prasad to cause of action 2 for dependent adult abuse without leave to amend. Winn v. Pioneer Med. Grp., Inc. (2016) 63 Cal. 4th 148. Plainti...

  • STERLING NATIONAL BANK VS. B&D TRANSPORT LOGISTICS INC

    Mar 04, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 4, 2020 on Plaintiff's application for writ of possession and turnover order

    The Court GRANTS Plaintiff Sterling National Bank, National Association's unopposed application for a writ of possession and turnover order for the four (4) 2018 Wabash 53' Refrigerated Vans equi...

  • CHRISTOPHER POLANCO VS. LOS ROBLES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

    Mar 04, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 4, 2020 on Defendant Armagan's Demurrer and Motion to Strike

    Demurrer

    The Court sustains the demurrer of Defendant Armagan to cause of action 2 for dependent adult abuse without leave to amend. Winn v. Pioneer Med. Grp., Inc. (2016) 63 Cal. 4th 148. Plaintiffs hav...

  • CHRISTOPHER JAARDA VS. CRESCENDO INTERACTIVE INC

    Mar 04, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 4, 2020 on Defendants Crescendo Interactive, Inc. and Charles Schultz's Demurrer to Plaintiff's Complaint

    Defendants Crescendo Interactive, Inc. and Charles Schultz's Demurrer to Plaintiff's Complaint is OVERRULED. CCP § 430.10(e).

    Sufficient facts are stated to s...

  • WITHERSPOON INDUSTRIES INC VS. GARY W PETERSON

    Mar 04, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 4, 2020 on Witherspoon's motion for attorneys fees

    The court grants the unopposed motion of Plaintiff Witherspoon Industries, Inc. and awards attorney fees in the amount of $17,077.

    ...

  • NADINE LLANAS VS. HENRY SALDANA MARIN

    Mar 03, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 3, 2020 on Progressive West Insurance Company's application for leave to intervene

    The court grants Progressive West Insurance Company's application for leave to intervene. (Reliance Ins. Co. v. Sup.Ct. (Wells) 84 Cal.App.4th 383, 388; Executive Risk Idem., Inc. v. Jones ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF KATZ ACCOUNTANCY CORP ET AL

    Mar 03, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 3, 2020 on Petitioner Albert Lowe's Petition for an Order Staying Arbitration Proceedings

    The court denies Petitioner Albert Lowe's request for an order staying the pending arbitration proceedings initiated by Respondent Katz Accountancy Corporation, Certified Public Acco...

  • FRANCIS & ASSOCIATES VS CENTENO

    Feb 28, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for February 28, 2020 on Defendant Enrique Centeno's motions to compel

    The court denies Defendant Enrique Centeno's motions to compel 1) responses to form and special interrogatories, and 2) responses to requests for production and requests for admission.

    The first motion i...

  • FRANCIS & ASSOCIATES VS CENTENO

    Feb 28, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for February 28, 2020 on Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to discovery

    The court grants Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to discovery. Defendant Enrique Centeno shall respond to form interrogatories 102.1 and 102.2 no later than March 19, 2020.

    B...

  • JOE ROWAN VS. TRENT BAIN

    Feb 25, 2020 |  Ventura County

    TENTATIVE RULING FOR FEBRUARY 25, 2020 ON DEFENDANTS' DEMURRER AND MOTION TO STRIKE

    The Court strikes Plaintiff's counsel's declaration and attachments thereto as inappropriate on demurrer or on a motion to strike, which are limited to defects on face of the pleading or to judicially noticeable mat...

  • SHARMA MD VS VENTURA COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER

    Feb 25, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for February 25, 2020 on Respondent's Motion to Strike Confidential Documents from Public Record

    The court agrees with Respondent Ventura County Medical Center's position on confidentiality and orders Petitioner's Exhibits 1 and 2 sealed. As to the same or similar documents that ar...

  • LANSING VS MURAN

    Feb 25, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for February 25, 2020 on Plaintiffs' Motion to Tax Costs

    Plaintiffs Sue Lansing and Amanda Stangeland's Motion to Tax Costs is GRANTED IN PART. CCP § 998 and CRC 3.1700 and Ladas v. California State Auto. Ass'n. (1993) 19 Cal.App.4th 761, 774.

    The motion is GRANTED as to It...

  • SOUTHWEST VOTER REGISTRATION VS CITY OF CAMARILLO

    Feb 24, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for February 24, 2020 on Plaintiff's Motion for Attorney Fees and Expenses

    Absent a decision to order further briefing, the court would rule as follows. The court sets the hourly rate for all counsel involved here at $500 per hour. This figure is above the highest rate normally awa...

  • BLACK VS. TOM SANCHEZ CONSTRUCTION

    Feb 20, 2020 |  Ventura County

    TENTATIVE RULING FOR February 13, 2020 ON DEMURRER AND MOTION TO STRIKE BY DEFENDANTS TOM SANCHEZ CONSTRUCTION, INC AND TOM SANCHEZ TO FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT

    The court sustains, with leave to amend, Defendants' demurrer to cause of action five (fraud) of the First Amended Complaint.

    Plaint...

  • VANONI AG VS PAPANICOLAOU

    Feb 19, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for February 19, 2020 on Defendant Larry Otting's demurrer to first amended complaint

    The court overrules Defendant Larry Otting's demurrer to the second cause of action (foreclosure on mechanics lien) of the First Amended Complaint.

    Plaintiff has alleged the owner defendan...

  • ONESIMO CRUZ VS. LANTANA ASSOCIATES LLC

    Feb 14, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for February 14, 2020 on Defendant Lanatana Associates, LLC's (1) Demurrer to the Third Amended Complaint; and (2) Motion to Strike Portions of the Second Amended Complaint

    Defendant Lantana Associates, LLC's Demurrer to the Third Amended Complaint (TAC)

    The court sustains ...

  • FERRA VS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PERMANENTE

    Feb 13, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for February 13, 2020 on Defendants Southern California Permanete Medical Group, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.'s Demurrer to Plaintiff's Fourth Amended Complaint

    Defendants Southern California Permanete Medical Group, Kaiser Foundation Hospital...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Vincent J. O'Neill, Jr.

  • TOWNER VS. COUNTY OF VENTURA

    Mar 11, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 11, 2020 on Defendants' Special Motion to Strike the Third and Fifth Causes of Action From Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint

    Both parties' requests for judicial notice are granted

    The court grants Defendants' Special Motion to Strike the third and fifth causes o...

  • TOWNER VS. COUNTY OF VENTURA

    Mar 11, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 11, 2020 on Defendants' Motion to Strike portions of the FAC

    The court grants Defendants' Motion to Strike the following irrelevant portions of the First Amended Complaint, using the numbering system in Defendants' motion: 3, 4, 6, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 (except for first...

  • TOWNER VS. COUNTY OF VENTURA

    Mar 11, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 11, 2020 on Defendants' Demurrer to the First Amended Complaint

    The court overrules Defendants' argument on demurrer that Plaintiff has not exhausted his administrative or judicial remedies. Plaintiff appears to have prevailed at his Civil Service Commission hearing ("CSC...

  • RIDDEN VS. EAGLE PROPERTY

    Mar 10, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 10, 2020 on Defendant Mount Clef's Demurrer and Motion to Strike

    Demurrer

    Third cause of action for breach of warranty of habitability (CC 1942.4) The court SUSTAINS, WITH LEAVE TO AMEND, the demurrer to the third cause of action. The complaint does not include al...

  • TAKANASHI VS SPENCER

    Mar 09, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 9, 2020 on Defendant Tracy Spencer's Motion for Summary Judgment

    Both requests for judicial notice are GRANTED. Evidence Code § 452(d) and (h). Defendant's motion for summary judgment is GRANTED. Defendant has met his initial burden in support of his motion. The evidence ...

  • ESPINOZA VS TAQUERIA EL TAPATIO

    Mar 09, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 9, 2020 on Defendant Taqueria El Tapato #3, Inc.'s and "Interested Party" Servando Ferreira's Motion to Vacate Default Judgment

    The court denies Defendant Taqueria El Tapato #3, Inc.'s ("Taqueria") request for an order vacating the default judgment entered in favor of Pla...

  • RINCON PACIFIC LLC VS. PALMAS PRODUCE INC

    Mar 09, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 9, 2020 on Cross-complainant's motion for leave to file amended cross-complaint

    The court grants Cross-complainant Palma's Produce's unopposed motion for leave to file amended cross-complaint.

    ...

  • CHRISTOPHER POLANCO VS. LOS ROBLES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

    Mar 04, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 4, 2020 on Defendant Prasad's Demurrer and Motion to Strike

    Demurrer

    The Court sustains the demurrer of Defendant Prasad to cause of action 2 for dependent adult abuse without leave to amend. Winn v. Pioneer Med. Grp., Inc. (2016) 63 Cal. 4th 148. Plainti...

  • STERLING NATIONAL BANK VS. B&D TRANSPORT LOGISTICS INC

    Mar 04, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 4, 2020 on Plaintiff's application for writ of possession and turnover order

    The Court GRANTS Plaintiff Sterling National Bank, National Association's unopposed application for a writ of possession and turnover order for the four (4) 2018 Wabash 53' Refrigerated Vans equi...

  • CHRISTOPHER POLANCO VS. LOS ROBLES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

    Mar 04, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 4, 2020 on Defendant Armagan's Demurrer and Motion to Strike

    Demurrer

    The Court sustains the demurrer of Defendant Armagan to cause of action 2 for dependent adult abuse without leave to amend. Winn v. Pioneer Med. Grp., Inc. (2016) 63 Cal. 4th 148. Plaintiffs hav...

  • CHRISTOPHER JAARDA VS. CRESCENDO INTERACTIVE INC

    Mar 04, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 4, 2020 on Defendants Crescendo Interactive, Inc. and Charles Schultz's Demurrer to Plaintiff's Complaint

    Defendants Crescendo Interactive, Inc. and Charles Schultz's Demurrer to Plaintiff's Complaint is OVERRULED. CCP § 430.10(e).

    Sufficient facts are stated to s...

  • WITHERSPOON INDUSTRIES INC VS. GARY W PETERSON

    Mar 04, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 4, 2020 on Witherspoon's motion for attorneys fees

    The court grants the unopposed motion of Plaintiff Witherspoon Industries, Inc. and awards attorney fees in the amount of $17,077.

    ...

  • NADINE LLANAS VS. HENRY SALDANA MARIN

    Mar 03, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 3, 2020 on Progressive West Insurance Company's application for leave to intervene

    The court grants Progressive West Insurance Company's application for leave to intervene. (Reliance Ins. Co. v. Sup.Ct. (Wells) 84 Cal.App.4th 383, 388; Executive Risk Idem., Inc. v. Jones ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF KATZ ACCOUNTANCY CORP ET AL

    Mar 03, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for March 3, 2020 on Petitioner Albert Lowe's Petition for an Order Staying Arbitration Proceedings

    The court denies Petitioner Albert Lowe's request for an order staying the pending arbitration proceedings initiated by Respondent Katz Accountancy Corporation, Certified Public Acco...

  • FRANCIS & ASSOCIATES VS CENTENO

    Feb 28, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for February 28, 2020 on Defendant Enrique Centeno's motions to compel

    The court denies Defendant Enrique Centeno's motions to compel 1) responses to form and special interrogatories, and 2) responses to requests for production and requests for admission.

    The first motion i...

  • FRANCIS & ASSOCIATES VS CENTENO

    Feb 28, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for February 28, 2020 on Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to discovery

    The court grants Plaintiff's motion to compel further responses to discovery. Defendant Enrique Centeno shall respond to form interrogatories 102.1 and 102.2 no later than March 19, 2020.

    B...

  • JOE ROWAN VS. TRENT BAIN

    Feb 25, 2020 |  Ventura County

    TENTATIVE RULING FOR FEBRUARY 25, 2020 ON DEFENDANTS' DEMURRER AND MOTION TO STRIKE

    The Court strikes Plaintiff's counsel's declaration and attachments thereto as inappropriate on demurrer or on a motion to strike, which are limited to defects on face of the pleading or to judicially noticeable mat...

  • SHARMA MD VS VENTURA COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER

    Feb 25, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for February 25, 2020 on Respondent's Motion to Strike Confidential Documents from Public Record

    The court agrees with Respondent Ventura County Medical Center's position on confidentiality and orders Petitioner's Exhibits 1 and 2 sealed. As to the same or similar documents that ar...

  • LANSING VS MURAN

    Feb 25, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for February 25, 2020 on Plaintiffs' Motion to Tax Costs

    Plaintiffs Sue Lansing and Amanda Stangeland's Motion to Tax Costs is GRANTED IN PART. CCP § 998 and CRC 3.1700 and Ladas v. California State Auto. Ass'n. (1993) 19 Cal.App.4th 761, 774.

    The motion is GRANTED as to It...

  • SOUTHWEST VOTER REGISTRATION VS CITY OF CAMARILLO

    Feb 24, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for February 24, 2020 on Plaintiff's Motion for Attorney Fees and Expenses

    Absent a decision to order further briefing, the court would rule as follows. The court sets the hourly rate for all counsel involved here at $500 per hour. This figure is above the highest rate normally awa...

  • BLACK VS. TOM SANCHEZ CONSTRUCTION

    Feb 20, 2020 |  Ventura County

    TENTATIVE RULING FOR February 13, 2020 ON DEMURRER AND MOTION TO STRIKE BY DEFENDANTS TOM SANCHEZ CONSTRUCTION, INC AND TOM SANCHEZ TO FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT

    The court sustains, with leave to amend, Defendants' demurrer to cause of action five (fraud) of the First Amended Complaint.

    Plaint...

  • VANONI AG VS PAPANICOLAOU

    Feb 19, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for February 19, 2020 on Defendant Larry Otting's demurrer to first amended complaint

    The court overrules Defendant Larry Otting's demurrer to the second cause of action (foreclosure on mechanics lien) of the First Amended Complaint.

    Plaintiff has alleged the owner defendan...

  • ONESIMO CRUZ VS. LANTANA ASSOCIATES LLC

    Feb 14, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for February 14, 2020 on Defendant Lanatana Associates, LLC's (1) Demurrer to the Third Amended Complaint; and (2) Motion to Strike Portions of the Second Amended Complaint

    Defendant Lantana Associates, LLC's Demurrer to the Third Amended Complaint (TAC)

    The court sustains ...

  • FERRA VS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PERMANENTE

    Feb 13, 2020 |  Ventura County

    Tentative ruling for February 13, 2020 on Defendants Southern California Permanete Medical Group, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.'s Demurrer to Plaintiff's Fourth Amended Complaint

    Defendants Southern California Permanete Medical Group, Kaiser Foundation Hospital...

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