Public Entity Liability

Public Entities: Costs Against Counsel

Settle v. State of California, (Second District, July 23, 2014) — Cal.Rptr.3d —-, 2014 WL 3615482 A woman who was injured when a sand escarpment on a beach collapsed causing her to fall into the water and rocks, sued the State of California and the City of Morro Bay, alleging a dangerous condition of public property….

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Public Entities: Design Immunity

Martinez v. County of Ventura, (Second District, April 8, 2014) 225 Cal.App.4th 364, 169 Cal.Rptr.3d 880, 14 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 3825, 2014 Daily Journal D.A.R. 4418 A man who was rendered paraplegic when his motorcycle struck an asphalt berm abutting a raised drain on the shoulder of a county road, filed an action against…

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Public Entity Claims: Estoppel

J.J. v. County of San Diego, (Fourth District, February 14, 2014) — Cal.Rptr.3d —-, 14 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 1575, 2014 WL 563805 A minor who was sexually molested by her foster father filed a claim against the County of San Diego in 2012, alleging that the County was negligent in placing her in the…

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