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According to California law, property owners or tenants must “express due diligence” with their buildings and/or land and can be held responsible for any damage or injury that occurs on or within their property. While that seems fairly straightforward, California premises liability laws are anything but straightforward for determining liability. This is one of the […]

The California Sixth District Court of Appeal recently issued a ruling that said that a homeowner who advertises a party on a social networking site “does not thereby assume a heightened duty to provide security.” The court affirmed the dismissal of a suit by three individuals who claimed that they were beaten and stabbed at […]

Slip and fall accidents, also called trip and fall accidents or premises liability, are injuries caused by people tripping, falling or slipping due to hazardous conditions on someone’s property. Spilled or leaked liquids on floors are common causes of slips and falls, but ice, unsecured floor tiles, holes in the ground and many other hazards […]

In a premises liability case that could establish an important precedent, 400 people who claim that they were exposed to toxins while they lived at the Ujima Village housing complex in Willowbrook sued Los Angeles County. LA County owns the complex, which Exxon Mobil formerly owned. The suit was filed in the Los Angeles County […]

The Orange County Register describes an incident where a man apparently suffered a broken leg while defending himself against two robbers who took his wallet. Police investigating the assault say the man was assaulted after he walked out of a store at 100 S. New Hope around 10:20 p.m. and two robbery suspects confronted him, […]