New CA Torts Case

duty negligence torts May 31, 2022
 

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. 


Torts

The issue of duty is an important concept in negligence. Last month, the Fourth District Court of Appeal published a new case addressing whether a contract between a Costco store and an independent contractor operating food sample tables in the store could effectively limit the duty the independent contractor owed to Costco customers in the store. A video discussing the case is above and my summary of the case is below.

New Torts Decision 

Hassaine v. Club Demonstration Services, Inc. (2022) _ Cal.App.5th _ , 2022 WL 1195331: The Court of Appeal reversed the trial court's order granting defendants' motion for summary judgment in plaintiff's action alleging negligence and damages arising out of her slip and fall on a slippery substance on the floor of...

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New CA Tort Case

duty negligence torts Apr 26, 2022
 

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. 

 Torts

The issue of tort duty is constantly evolving in California. Last month, the Second District Court of Appeal published a new decision addressing whether a residence for the disabled owes a duty under tort law to protect residents from potential harm from contractors used by the residence. In the video above I briefly discuss this new case. Below is my summary of the case.

New Tort Decision 

Doe v. Brightstar Residential Incorporated (2022) _ Cal.App.5th _ , 2022 WL 714127: The Court of Appeal reversed the trial court's order granting defendants' motion for summary judgment in plaintiff's action against defendants, a residence for the disabled and its owners, as a result of a sexual assault of plaintiff by a handyman used by the residence....

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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. 

 Torts

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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