What's New in Tort & Trial: 2017 in Review - DOWNTOWN (Co-hosted with SDCBA & CAOC)


Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Check In Time: 5:00 - 5:30 PM 
Program Time: 5:30 - 8:45 PM
Location: SDCBA, Conference Center
Address: 401 West A St., Suite 120, San Diego, CA 92101
MCLE: 2.0 General & 1.0 Ethics Provided

*Light Dinner Served Before Program Begins*

This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) by the State bar of California in the amount of 2 hours of General and 1 hour of Ethics MCLE Credit. CASD verifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing MCLE.

Program Summary:

Top plaintiff 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 2017 rulings and laws that affect you and your clients in 2018 and beyond. 

This program is open to ALL legal professionals. CASD welcomes members of all trial lawyer organizations and specialty bars to attend.


  • Jeremey Robinson
  • Susan Swan
  • Michael Penn
  • Andje Morovich Medina

Covered Cases:

  1. Vasilenko v. Grace Family Church (2017) 3 Cal.5th 1077.
    Landowner not liable for invitee’s injuries sustained crossing public street to reach landowner’s property from offsite parking lot.
  1. Doe v. United States Youth Soccer Assn., Inc. (2017) 8 Cal.App.5th 1118.
    Youth soccer leagues had duty to conduct criminal background checks on adults having contact with children in their programs.
  1. Lynn v. Tatitlek Support Services, Inc. (2017) 8 Cal.App.5th 1096.
    No showing of employer’s vicarious liability for car accident caused by temporary employee traveling home from three-day on-site assignment.
  1. Alvarez v. Seaside Transportation Services LLC (2017) 13 Cal.App.5th 635.
    Injured contractor’s employee made no showing to undermine application of Privette.
  1. Swigart v. Bruno (2017) 13 Cal.App.5th 529. 
    Accident resulting from contact between horses inherent risk of endurance riding.
  1. Coventry Health Care of Mo., Inc. v. Nevils (2017) 137 S.Ct. 1190. 
    Contractual subrogation and reimbursement rights of federal employees’ private health insurance carriers override state laws barring subrogation and reimbursement.
  1. Rubenstein v. Doe No. 1 (2017) 3 Cal.5th 903.
    Delayed discovery statute does not extend accrual date for government claims.
  1. Trejo v. Johnson & Johnson (2017) 13 Cal.App.5th 110. 
    Inconsistent verdicts on strict liability and negligent failure to warn mandated reversal.
  1. Kumari v. The Hospital Committee for the Livermore-Pleasanton Areas (2017) 13 Cal.App.5th 306. 
    Statute of limitations on medical malpractice action not tolled by successive notices of intent to sue.
  1. Yale v. Browne (2017) 9 Cal.App.5th 649. 
    Comparative fault instructions appropriate in attorney malpractice action.
  1. Rincon EV Realty, LLC v. CP III Rincon Towers, Inc. (2017) 8 Cal.App.5th 1. 
    California had materially greater interest than New York in deciding enforceability of contractual jury trial waiver.
  1. Perry v. Bakewell Hawthorne, LLC (2017) 2 Cal.5th 536.
    Failure to timely disclose expert witnesses precludes reliance on expert declarations on motion for summary judgment.
  1. Lindsey v. Conteh (2017) 9 Cal.App.5th 1296. 
    Referee’s imposition of sanctions was directly appealable order.

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