Tag Archives: Premises Liability

California Court Rejects Premises Liability Lawsuit Filed by Guest at Party

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 the home of a person who had advertised the party on popular social networking...
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California Premises Liability Lawyers Watching Los Angeles County Case with Great Interest

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 Superior Court on April 9 and claims that the site’s former owner and developer...
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Man Suffers Possible Broken Leg Fighting Two Robbers in Santa Ana

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, demanding money. Witnesses said that one assailant asked the victim for his money. When...
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Insurers and Businesses Brace for Swine Flu Related Claims

The swine flu is slowly spreading across America, and insurers and businesses are getting ready for the possibility of swine flu related premises liability lawsuits. According to a news release from Mondaq.com, some businesses may be more exposed to premises liability lawsuits in the event of swine flu than others. Hospitality businesses-such as restaurants and hotels-may face lawsuits from customers and employees who become sick from swine flu after...
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Making a Safer Playground

AthleticNews.com discusses the efforts of communities and states to make safer playgrounds. According to the article, over 200,000 children are treated in emergency rooms for injuries suffered on America’s playgrounds. Serious head injuries, concussions and even catastrophic brain injury can result from slips and falls on asphalt and other surfaces that were once routinely used to cover playgrounds. Thanks to advances in material science, modern playgrounds are becoming a...
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