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In a recent decision, the California Court of Appeals reversed a summary judgment order entered by the trial court against the plaintiff, thereby allowing the plaintiff to proceed with his personal injury action against a cable company. In Reis v. Time…
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A California Court of Appeals addressed the issue of whether a nonrelative resident exclusion provision in an insurance policy should be upheld or struck as contrary to public policy. In Mercury Casualty Company v. Chu, the driver and his college…
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A California Appeals Court has held that the victims of a pedestrian accident may proceed with their personal injury case against the city. In Castro v. City of Thousand Oaks, 192 Cal. Rptr. 3d 376 (Cal. App. 4th 2015), the plaintiffs had pressed the…
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The California Court of Appeals reversed a summary judgment order in which the trial court ruled against the plaintiff in a motorcycle accident case. In Zertuche v. County of Santa Clara (Cal. Ct. App. June 12, 2015), the plaintiff brought a personal…
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In a pivotal opinion reversing both the trial and appellate courts’ decisions, a California Supreme Court holding alleviates the burden on plaintiffs bringing a wrongful death action against the government based on an alleged dangerous condition of public…
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The California Court of Appeal reviewed a case involving a pedestrian killed by a motor vehicle, ultimately reversing the lower court’s grant of summary judgment and allowing the plaintiffs to proceed with their suit. In Navarrete v. Meyer, the relatives…
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A California Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of a defendant police officer as to the plaintiffs’ negligence claims in Black v. State, No. F069720 (Cal. Ct. App. Aug. 26, 2015). In Black, the police officer had…
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A California Court of Appeal reviewed a verdict in a wrongful death case in which two pedestrians were killed by a semi-truck driver while crossing at an intersection, ultimately affirming the $15 million jury award to the victims’ family members. In…
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