I realize that you are looking for a case that will allow you to win the day on appeal. However, sometimes, when you realize that the case law is absolutely against you, it may propel you to some other argument.
In Marriage of Lemen (2nd Dist. App. 12/22/1980) 113 Cal.App.3d 769, the District Court of Appeals wrote: "After a Court makes a decision, and after a Court states the basis of its decision, to then say this Court is prejudiced by reason of the fact that it has heard the case, is not only ridiculous, but it's absurd.”
The point, obviously, is that an attempt to generalize a judge's position as prejudiced merely because he/she has heard a prior case on a similar issue and held against you, is likely to be viewed as frivolous, and that is the worst of all possible positions, because it permits the appellate court not only dismiss your appeal, but to sanction you for bringing the appeal. You need a different tack, or you're going to get slaughtered.
What you need to argue is not the law, but the facts, i.e., that the judge's rulings demonstrate actual prejudice or bias, and that the decisions injured you. This does not require case law citations. It requires a careful attention to the details of the case and the judge's conduct.
I suggest that you review Morongo Band of Mission Indians v. State Water Resources Control Board, 153 Cal.App.4th 202, 62 Cal.Rptr.3d 492 (Cal.App. Dist.3 07/12/2007). It contains a thorough discussion of the issue of actual bias in a judicial officer.
Hope this helps.
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