Newland v. County of Los Angeles, 234 Cal. Rptr. 3d 374 (Cal. Ct. App. 2018)

Donald Prigo worked as a Deputy Public Defender for the County. One day on his way home from work, Prigo hit a car driven by Kevin Vargas who was forced off the road and injured a pedestrian (plaintiff, Jake Newland). Newland sued Prigo, Vargas and the County for negligence,

Lobo v. Tamco, 178 Cal. Rptr. 3d 515 (Cal. Ct. App. 2014)

Deputy Daniel Lobo, a San Bernardino County deputy sheriff, was killed as a result of the allegedly negligent operation of a motor vehicle by Luis Del Rosario, who was leaving the premises of his employer (Tamco) to go home at the time of the collision. A jury returned a special verdict that

Gregory v. Cott, 2014 WL 3805478 (Cal. S. Ct. 2014)

Carolyn Gregory was injured while providing in-home care for Lorraine Cott, an Alzheimer’s disease patient.  Gregory received workers’ compensation benefits but sued the Cotts for negligence and premises liability and asserted a claim against Lorraine for battery.  The trial court granted a defense motion for summary judgment based on the primary assumption of risk

Ventura v. ABM Indus., Inc., 2012 WL 6636255 (Cal. Ct. App. 2012)

Sylvia Ventura worked as a janitor for ABM. Ventura alleged a history of harassment and an act of violence by her supervisor, Carlos Manzano, and ratification by ABM. The jury awarded Ventura $100,000 in compensatory damages for past mental suffering. The trial court entered judgment in Ventura’s favor in the amount of

Nicholas Labs., LLC v. Chen, 199 Cal. App. 4th 1240 (2011)

Nicholas Labs sued its former employee, Christopher Chen, for breach of contract, conversion, negligence, money had and received, unjust enrichment, etc., after discovering that, while employed by Nicholas Labs, Chen had engaged in a business that made him a competitor of Nicholas Labs and that Chen had diverted business opportunities away from Nicholas

Dible v. Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Inc., 170 Cal. App. 4th 843 (2009)

Leah Dible, who was employed by the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics as a psychiatric counselor, was terminated after a jail inmate as to whom she had some level of responsibility committed suicide. Dible alleged that when she was terminated, she was told that her negligence had resulted in the inmate’s suicide

C.R. v. Tenet Healthcare Corp., 169 Cal. App. 4th 1094 (2009)

In this class action, C.R. sued Tenet Healthcare for sexual harassment in violation of Civil Code § 51.9 (prohibiting sexual harassment by a health care provider), negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress based upon nursing assistant Ramon Eduardo Gaspar’s alleged sexual touching of her and other patients while they were in a

Caso v. Nimrod Productions, Inc., 163 Cal App. 4th 881 (2008)

Christopher Caso, a professional stuntman, suffered severe head injuries while performing a stunt during the production of a television show. Caso and his wife (who sought damages for loss of consortium) sued defendants (the director and the stunt coordinators and their respective loan-out corporations) for negligence. The trial court granted defendants’ motion for

Vaught v. State, 157 Cal. App. 4th 1538 (2007)

Marck Vaught was employed as a resource ranger for the State. His position required him to be on call “all the time.” As an inducement to accept the position, the State offered Vaught and his wife the use of a residence located in the district in which Vaught worked. Vaught subsequently slipped and fell in

Jeld-Wen, Inc. v. Superior Court, 131 Cal. App. 4th 853 (2005)

In this wrongful death action arising from a motor vehicle collision, the decedent’s survivors sued Jeld-Wen and its employee Hector Solis on various negligence theories, including a claim that Jeld-Wen had negligently entrusted the vehicle to Solis. Jeld-Wen moved for summary adjudication of the negligent entrustment claim on the ground that it had