New CA Supreme Court Torts Case


To do the best job possible as a mediator, arbitrator and referee, I keep up with and summarize the new published California civil cases. In this blog I discuss a new civil case that was published last month. 


The issue of tort duty is constantly evolving in California. Last month, the California Supreme Court published a new decision addressing whether a lender owes a borrower a duty under tort law when responding to a request for a loan modification. In the video above I briefly discuss this new case. Below is my summary of the case.

New Torts Decision 

Sheen v. Wells Fargo Bank (2022) _ Cal.5th _ , 2022 WL 664722: The California Supreme Court affirmed the trial court's order sustaining defendant's demurrer to plaintiff's cause of action alleging negligence in defendant's responses to plaintiff's loan modification requests. The California Supreme Court ruled that a lender does not owe the borrower a tort duty sounding in general negligence...

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