The Honorable Wendy W. Y. Chang

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 094

Biography

The Hon. Wendy W. Y. Chang is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench in 2018 by former governor Jerry Brown. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Frank J. Johnson (Ret.).

She is a registered Democrat.

Judge Chang received her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She went on to earn her J.D. from Loyola Law School.

Chang began her legal career practicing as an associate at the law firms of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman, and Dicker LLP in 1996, for Selman Breitman LLP in 1997, and for Baker, Keener, and Nahra from 1998 to 2003. She joined Manatt, Phelps, and Phillips LLP, where she practiced as a senior associate until 2004. Chang then joined the Los Angeles office of Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP, where she practiced first as a senior associate until 2008 when she was made a partner. During her time there, she practiced ethics law and also served as an advisor to the State Bar of California's Commission for the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct. She remained with Hinshaw until her appointment to the Superior Court in 2018.

Her other professional organizations have included the State Bar of California's Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, the National Association of Women Lawyers, the Asian Pacific American Affinity Network, and the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Wendy W. Y. Chang

  • RAQUEL NANCY MORALES, ET AL. VS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL RAIL AUTHORITY, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Moreales v SoCal Regional Rail Authority

    I. Tentative Ruling

    Petitioner/Plaintiff Raquel Nancy Morales’s petitions for approval of minor’s compromises on behalf of Plaintiffs Elvia Clara Sanchez, Xavier Rafael Fernandez, Amaris Jade Sanchez, and Caden Ezekiel Sanchez are GRANTED. Petitioner...

  • ANDREW CRAWFORD, ET AL. VS ANA GALVAN

     |  Los Angeles County

    Crawford v. Galvan

    Tentative Ruling

    Defendant Ana Galvan’s motion for leave to conduct additional neurological and psychological medical examinations of Plaintiff Andrew Crawford is GRANTED. Within 10 days of the hearing date, Plaintiff shall submit to Robert Freundlich M.D. for the propose...

  • CBC SETTLEMENT FUNDING, LLC VS B. DARNER

     |  Los Angeles County

    In Re: B. Darner

    I. Tentative Ruling

    Petitioner CBC Settlement Funding, LLC’s petition for approval of transfer of structured settlement payments rights is GRANTED.

    II. Background

    On October 17, 2019, Petitioner CBC Settlement Funding, LLC filed a petition for court approval...

  • STEPHEN A. GERSHMAN VS TODD PHIPPS

     |  Los Angeles County

    Gershman v. Phipps

    I. Tentative Ruling

    Defendant Todd Phipps’s motion to review and dismiss is DENIED. The Clerk to give notice.

    II. Background

    The present case arises from a Retainer Agreement for Professional Services (“Agreement”) between Plaintiff Stephen A. Gershman (“P...

  • IVALYNN THOMPSON VS REGAL NAIL SALON

     |  Los Angeles County

    Thompson v. Regal Nail Salon

    1. Tentative Ruling

    Defendant Thanh Dinh, d/b/a Regal Nails, Salon, & Spa’s motion to reclassify action from unlimited to limited jurisdiction is DENIED. Plaintiff Ivalynn Thompson to give notice.

    2. Background

    This personal injury action arises ...

  • TRICIA LOVELL VS RAISER LLC

     |  Los Angeles County

    Lovell v. Raiser, LLC

    1. Tentative Ruling

    Petitioner Tricia Lovell’s petition for approval of minor’s compromise on behalf of Plaintiff D.C. Lovell is GRANTED. Petitioner to give notice.

    2. Background

    This personal injury action involves an automobile accident which occurred...

  • DONALD L PARRIS VS STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANIES

     |  Los Angeles County

    Parris v. State Farm Mutual Insurance Companies

    1. Tentative Ruling

    Claimant Donald Parris’s petition to compel arbitration and appoint an arbitrator is GRANTED. The parties shall have five days to select an arbitrator, or else they may petition to Court to do so for them. Arbitration shall...

  • RAYMOND BAEZ VS SOUTH WEST LAW CENTER, ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Baez v Southwest Law Center

    This matter was completely dispositioned after Judgment on the Pleading was granted on November 27, 2018. On its own motion, per CCP 436, the court STRIKES the First Amended Complaint, as an unpermitted amended pleading. Defendant Southwest Law Center's demurrer is MOOT ...

  • ANGIE CABRERA VS VALLARTA FOOD ENTERPRISES, INC., ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Cabrera v. Vallarta Food Enterprises, Inc.

    I. Tentative Ruling

    Defendants Vallarta Food Enterprises, Inc.’s and Jannette Molina’s demurrer is OVERRULED as to the First Cause of Action. Defendants’ demurrer to the Second Cause of Action is OVERRULED as MOOT. Defendants’ motion to strike is D...

  • ANDREW CRAWFORD, ET AL. VS ANA GALVAN

     |  Los Angeles County

    Crawford v. Galvan

    1. Tentative Ruling

    Defendant Ana Galvan’s motion for leave to conduct additional neurological and psychological medical examinations of Plaintiff Andrew Crawford is GRANTED. Within 10 days of the hearing date, Plaintiff shall submit to Robert Freundlich M.D. for the prop...

  • NOEMI CHAVEZ, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST TO DECEDENT JESSE JAMES SANDOVAL, ET AL. VS RONALD LEE BERG, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Chavez v Berg

    Defendant Ronald Lee Berg's Notice of Related Cases is GRANTED and motion to consolidate is GRANTED. Case Numbers 19AVCV00030 and 19AVCV001721 are deemed related and the two actions are consolidated, with 19AVCV00030 as the lead case.

    Defendant Berg to give notice.

    ...

  • CBC SETTLEMENT FUNDING, LLC VS B. DARNER

     |  Los Angeles County

    In Re: B. Darner

    I. Tentative Ruling

    Petitioner CBC Settlement Funding, LLC’s petition for approval of transfer of structured settlement payments rights is CONTINUED to December 12, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. in Dept. A15.

    II. Background

    On October 17, 2019, Petitioner CBC Settlement...

  • SENECA ORIGINATIONS, LLC VS I. ROBINSON

     |  Los Angeles County

    In Re: I. Robinson

    I. Tentative Ruling

    Petitioner Seneca Originations, LLC’s petition for approval of transfer of structured settlement payments rights is CONTINUED to December 12, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. in Dept. A15.

    II. Background

    On October 01, 2019, Petitioner Seneca Originat...

  • MITHCELL CHRISTOPHER VS TREVOR KISH

     |  Los Angeles County

    Christopher v. Kish

    1. Tentative Ruling

    Plaintiff Mitchell Christopher’s motion to tax costs is DENIED as moot. Sanctions are DENIED. Defendant Trevor Kish to give notice.

    2. Background

    This breach of contract action arose from allegations that Defendant David Kish failed to...

  • TONEISHA DAILEY VS RUE21, INC.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Dailey v. rue21, Inc.

    1. Tentative Ruling

    Defendant rue21, Inc.’s motion to stay action is DENIED. Plaintiff Toneisha Dailey to give notice.

    2. Background

    This unpaid wages claim arises from allegations by Plaintiff Toneisha Dailey, a former employee of Defendant rue21, Inc....

  • CANDACE POLEE VS JEHANGIR YEGANEH, ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Polee v. Yeganeh

    1. Tentative Ruling

    Defendant Jehangir Yeganeh, M.D.’s motion for summary judgment is GRANTED as unopposed. Defendant Yaganeh to give notice.

    2. Background

    The present case arises from alleged dependent adult abuse. Plaintiff Candice Polee (“Plaintiff”) alle...

  • JAVIER PEREZ VS JESUS PINEDA

     |  Los Angeles County

    Perez v. Pineda

    1. Tentative Ruling

    Defendant Jesus Pineda’s demurrer is SUSTAINED as to the Second, Third, and Fourth Causes of Action with 10 days’ leave to amend. The demurrer is OVERRULED as to the First and Fifth Causes of Action as well as on the special grounds. Defendant to give not...

  • GREGORIO PINA, ET AL VS ROSA MORA

     |  Los Angeles County

    Christopher v. Kish

    1. Tentative Ruling

    Plaintiff Mitchell Christopher’s motion to tax costs is DENIED as moot. Sanctions are DENIED. Defendant Trevor Kish to give notice.

    2. Background

    This breach of contract action arose from allegations that Defendant David Kish failed to...

  • JESSE EQUIHUA VS MARILYN CHAUSSE, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Equihua v. Chausse

    1. Tentative Ruling

    Plaintiff Jesse Equihua’s motion for leave to file an amended complaint is GRANTED. Plaintiff is granted 10 days’ leave to file the amended pleading. Plaintiff to give notice.

    2. Background
    This personal injury action arises from an automo...

  • ESPERANZA HURTADO ET AL VS SANDRA DOMINGUEZ ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Hurtado v. Dominguez

    1. Tentative Ruling

    Defendants Sandra Dominguez’s and Rafael Dominguez’s motion to compel Plaintiff Anthony Moreno’s responses to Form Interrogatories is GRANTED as unopposed. Plaintiff Moreno is ordered to provide Defendants with verified responses within 20 days of no...

  • ESPERANZA HURTADO ET AL VS SANDRA DOMINGUEZ ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Hurtado, et al. v. Dominguez, et al.

    1. Background

    This personal injury action arises from an automobile accident which occurred on or about May 12, 2016, when Plaintiffs Esperanza Hurtado (“Esperanza”), Daniel Hurtado (“Daniel”), Maria Pillado (“Pillado”), Nicholas Waters (“Waters”), and A...

  • DANNY HENDERSON VS MONIQUE ROBERTS

     |  Los Angeles County

    Henderson v. Roberts

    1. Background

    This case arises from a property ownership dispute, wherein Plaintiff Danny Henderson (“Plaintiff”) alleges that Defendant Monique Roberts (“Defendant”) has wrongfully taken title and possession of his condominium unit located at 43439 30th Street West, Un...

  • SOSEFINA TAUFAHEMA VS MIGUEL ANTONIO GONSALEZ, JR.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Taufahema v. Gonsalez

    1. Background

    This case arises from an alleged motor vehicle accident that occurred on or about November 29, 2016 at or near the intersection of Avenue S and 35th Street in Palmdale, California involving Plaintiff Sosefina Taufahema (“Plaintiff”) and Defendant Miguel A...

  • ESPERANZA HURTADO ET AL VS SANDRA DOMINGUEZ ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Hurtado, et al. v. Dominguez, et al.

    This personal injury action arises from an automobile accident which occurred on or about May 12, 2016, when Plaintiffs Esperanza Hurtado (“Esperanza”), Daniel Hurtado (“Daniel”), Maria Pillado (“Pillado”), Nicholas Waters (“Waters”), and Anthony Moreno (“Moreno...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Wendy W. Y. Chang

  • RAQUEL NANCY MORALES, ET AL. VS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL RAIL AUTHORITY, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Moreales v SoCal Regional Rail Authority

    I. Tentative Ruling

    Petitioner/Plaintiff Raquel Nancy Morales’s petitions for approval of minor’s compromises on behalf of Plaintiffs Elvia Clara Sanchez, Xavier Rafael Fernandez, Amaris Jade Sanchez, and Caden Ezekiel Sanchez are GRANTED. Petitioner...

  • ANDREW CRAWFORD, ET AL. VS ANA GALVAN

     |  Los Angeles County

    Crawford v. Galvan

    Tentative Ruling

    Defendant Ana Galvan’s motion for leave to conduct additional neurological and psychological medical examinations of Plaintiff Andrew Crawford is GRANTED. Within 10 days of the hearing date, Plaintiff shall submit to Robert Freundlich M.D. for the propose...

  • CBC SETTLEMENT FUNDING, LLC VS B. DARNER

     |  Los Angeles County

    In Re: B. Darner

    I. Tentative Ruling

    Petitioner CBC Settlement Funding, LLC’s petition for approval of transfer of structured settlement payments rights is GRANTED.

    II. Background

    On October 17, 2019, Petitioner CBC Settlement Funding, LLC filed a petition for court approval...

  • STEPHEN A. GERSHMAN VS TODD PHIPPS

     |  Los Angeles County

    Gershman v. Phipps

    I. Tentative Ruling

    Defendant Todd Phipps’s motion to review and dismiss is DENIED. The Clerk to give notice.

    II. Background

    The present case arises from a Retainer Agreement for Professional Services (“Agreement”) between Plaintiff Stephen A. Gershman (“P...

  • IVALYNN THOMPSON VS REGAL NAIL SALON

     |  Los Angeles County

    Thompson v. Regal Nail Salon

    1. Tentative Ruling

    Defendant Thanh Dinh, d/b/a Regal Nails, Salon, & Spa’s motion to reclassify action from unlimited to limited jurisdiction is DENIED. Plaintiff Ivalynn Thompson to give notice.

    2. Background

    This personal injury action arises ...

  • TRICIA LOVELL VS RAISER LLC

     |  Los Angeles County

    Lovell v. Raiser, LLC

    1. Tentative Ruling

    Petitioner Tricia Lovell’s petition for approval of minor’s compromise on behalf of Plaintiff D.C. Lovell is GRANTED. Petitioner to give notice.

    2. Background

    This personal injury action involves an automobile accident which occurred...

  • DONALD L PARRIS VS STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANIES

     |  Los Angeles County

    Parris v. State Farm Mutual Insurance Companies

    1. Tentative Ruling

    Claimant Donald Parris’s petition to compel arbitration and appoint an arbitrator is GRANTED. The parties shall have five days to select an arbitrator, or else they may petition to Court to do so for them. Arbitration shall...

  • RAYMOND BAEZ VS SOUTH WEST LAW CENTER, ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Baez v Southwest Law Center

    This matter was completely dispositioned after Judgment on the Pleading was granted on November 27, 2018. On its own motion, per CCP 436, the court STRIKES the First Amended Complaint, as an unpermitted amended pleading. Defendant Southwest Law Center's demurrer is MOOT ...

  • ANGIE CABRERA VS VALLARTA FOOD ENTERPRISES, INC., ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Cabrera v. Vallarta Food Enterprises, Inc.

    I. Tentative Ruling

    Defendants Vallarta Food Enterprises, Inc.’s and Jannette Molina’s demurrer is OVERRULED as to the First Cause of Action. Defendants’ demurrer to the Second Cause of Action is OVERRULED as MOOT. Defendants’ motion to strike is D...

  • ANDREW CRAWFORD, ET AL. VS ANA GALVAN

     |  Los Angeles County

    Crawford v. Galvan

    1. Tentative Ruling

    Defendant Ana Galvan’s motion for leave to conduct additional neurological and psychological medical examinations of Plaintiff Andrew Crawford is GRANTED. Within 10 days of the hearing date, Plaintiff shall submit to Robert Freundlich M.D. for the prop...

  • NOEMI CHAVEZ, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST TO DECEDENT JESSE JAMES SANDOVAL, ET AL. VS RONALD LEE BERG, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Chavez v Berg

    Defendant Ronald Lee Berg's Notice of Related Cases is GRANTED and motion to consolidate is GRANTED. Case Numbers 19AVCV00030 and 19AVCV001721 are deemed related and the two actions are consolidated, with 19AVCV00030 as the lead case.

    Defendant Berg to give notice.

    ...

  • CBC SETTLEMENT FUNDING, LLC VS B. DARNER

     |  Los Angeles County

    In Re: B. Darner

    I. Tentative Ruling

    Petitioner CBC Settlement Funding, LLC’s petition for approval of transfer of structured settlement payments rights is CONTINUED to December 12, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. in Dept. A15.

    II. Background

    On October 17, 2019, Petitioner CBC Settlement...

  • SENECA ORIGINATIONS, LLC VS I. ROBINSON

     |  Los Angeles County

    In Re: I. Robinson

    I. Tentative Ruling

    Petitioner Seneca Originations, LLC’s petition for approval of transfer of structured settlement payments rights is CONTINUED to December 12, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. in Dept. A15.

    II. Background

    On October 01, 2019, Petitioner Seneca Originat...

  • MITHCELL CHRISTOPHER VS TREVOR KISH

     |  Los Angeles County

    Christopher v. Kish

    1. Tentative Ruling

    Plaintiff Mitchell Christopher’s motion to tax costs is DENIED as moot. Sanctions are DENIED. Defendant Trevor Kish to give notice.

    2. Background

    This breach of contract action arose from allegations that Defendant David Kish failed to...

  • TONEISHA DAILEY VS RUE21, INC.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Dailey v. rue21, Inc.

    1. Tentative Ruling

    Defendant rue21, Inc.’s motion to stay action is DENIED. Plaintiff Toneisha Dailey to give notice.

    2. Background

    This unpaid wages claim arises from allegations by Plaintiff Toneisha Dailey, a former employee of Defendant rue21, Inc....

  • CANDACE POLEE VS JEHANGIR YEGANEH, ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Polee v. Yeganeh

    1. Tentative Ruling

    Defendant Jehangir Yeganeh, M.D.’s motion for summary judgment is GRANTED as unopposed. Defendant Yaganeh to give notice.

    2. Background

    The present case arises from alleged dependent adult abuse. Plaintiff Candice Polee (“Plaintiff”) alle...

  • JAVIER PEREZ VS JESUS PINEDA

     |  Los Angeles County

    Perez v. Pineda

    1. Tentative Ruling

    Defendant Jesus Pineda’s demurrer is SUSTAINED as to the Second, Third, and Fourth Causes of Action with 10 days’ leave to amend. The demurrer is OVERRULED as to the First and Fifth Causes of Action as well as on the special grounds. Defendant to give not...

  • GREGORIO PINA, ET AL VS ROSA MORA

     |  Los Angeles County

    Christopher v. Kish

    1. Tentative Ruling

    Plaintiff Mitchell Christopher’s motion to tax costs is DENIED as moot. Sanctions are DENIED. Defendant Trevor Kish to give notice.

    2. Background

    This breach of contract action arose from allegations that Defendant David Kish failed to...

  • JESSE EQUIHUA VS MARILYN CHAUSSE, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Equihua v. Chausse

    1. Tentative Ruling

    Plaintiff Jesse Equihua’s motion for leave to file an amended complaint is GRANTED. Plaintiff is granted 10 days’ leave to file the amended pleading. Plaintiff to give notice.

    2. Background
    This personal injury action arises from an automo...

  • ESPERANZA HURTADO ET AL VS SANDRA DOMINGUEZ ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Hurtado v. Dominguez

    1. Tentative Ruling

    Defendants Sandra Dominguez’s and Rafael Dominguez’s motion to compel Plaintiff Anthony Moreno’s responses to Form Interrogatories is GRANTED as unopposed. Plaintiff Moreno is ordered to provide Defendants with verified responses within 20 days of no...

  • ESPERANZA HURTADO ET AL VS SANDRA DOMINGUEZ ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Hurtado, et al. v. Dominguez, et al.

    1. Background

    This personal injury action arises from an automobile accident which occurred on or about May 12, 2016, when Plaintiffs Esperanza Hurtado (“Esperanza”), Daniel Hurtado (“Daniel”), Maria Pillado (“Pillado”), Nicholas Waters (“Waters”), and A...

  • DANNY HENDERSON VS MONIQUE ROBERTS

     |  Los Angeles County

    Henderson v. Roberts

    1. Background

    This case arises from a property ownership dispute, wherein Plaintiff Danny Henderson (“Plaintiff”) alleges that Defendant Monique Roberts (“Defendant”) has wrongfully taken title and possession of his condominium unit located at 43439 30th Street West, Un...

  • SOSEFINA TAUFAHEMA VS MIGUEL ANTONIO GONSALEZ, JR.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Taufahema v. Gonsalez

    1. Background

    This case arises from an alleged motor vehicle accident that occurred on or about November 29, 2016 at or near the intersection of Avenue S and 35th Street in Palmdale, California involving Plaintiff Sosefina Taufahema (“Plaintiff”) and Defendant Miguel A...

  • ESPERANZA HURTADO ET AL VS SANDRA DOMINGUEZ ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Hurtado, et al. v. Dominguez, et al.

    This personal injury action arises from an automobile accident which occurred on or about May 12, 2016, when Plaintiffs Esperanza Hurtado (“Esperanza”), Daniel Hurtado (“Daniel”), Maria Pillado (“Pillado”), Nicholas Waters (“Waters”), and Anthony Moreno (“Moreno...

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