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2015 - 2/15 - Tort & Trial: 2014 in Review


Date: 02/09/2015


Program Summary:

Top plaintiff and defense attorneys will be stopping by for one evening to inform you about changes to laws regarding all things Tort & Trial. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights essential to your practice. This is a comprehensive review of key 2014 rulings and laws that affect you and your clients in 2015 and beyond. 

Covered Cases:

Verdugo v. Target Corp. (2014) 59 Cal.4th 312.
Retailer owed customers no duty of care to make automatic external defibrillator available for use in medical emergencies.

Ennabe v. Manosa (2014) 58 Cal.4th 697.
Social host who charged admission to party could be held liable for selling alcohol to obviously intoxicated minor.

Gregory v. Cott (2014) 59 Cal.4th 996.
In-home caregiver for Alzheimer’s patient assumed risk of injury.

Izell v. Union Carbide Corp. (2014) 230 Cal.App.4th 1081.
Evidence supported multi-million dollar compensatory and punitive damage award against asbestos supplier.

Ochoa v. Dorado (2014) 228 Cal.App.4th 120.
Personal injury plaintiffs could not offer unpaid medical bills as evidence of reasonable value of medical services provided.

Dameron Hospital Assn. v. AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah Ins. Exchange (2014) 228 Cal.App.4th 514.
Health care provider could not assert right to collect from third party tortfeasor unless it had explicitly contracted for that right with patient’s health care service plan.

Romine v. Johnson Controls, Inc. (2014) 224 Cal.App.4th 969.
Consumer expectations test properly applied to collapse of driver’s seat during rear-end collision.

Worsham v. O’Connor Hospital (2014) 226 Cal.App.4th 331.
Hospital’s inadequate staffing did not constitute elder abuse.

Imburgia v. DIRECTV, Inc. (2014) 225 Cal.App.4th 338.
Class action waiver provision that was unenforceable in California rendered entire arbitration agreement unenforceable under agreement’s express terms.

Carmona v. Lincoln  Millennium Car Wash, Inc. (2014) 226 Cal.App.4th 74.
English-language arbitration clause in employment agreement procedurally unconscionable as presented to Spanish-language employees.