Action for compensatory and punitive damages brought by daughters of victim who was clubbed to death in a major store by a “resident” panhandler who followed victim into store
Action for damages arising out of a spinal injury sustained at a construction site
Trip and fall action against governmental entity alleging damages under Government Code section 835 and against neighbors for deviation in sidewalk. Multiple cross-complaints for indemnity, apportionment of fault, and declaratory relief.
Personal injury/premises liability actions involving such issues as whether property owners had actual or constructive knowledge of dangerous conditions; whether the conditions were open and obvious; whether property owners owed a duty to plaintiffs; whether the condition was a substantial factor in causing the injury; whether public entities were immune to suit.
Actions involving issues of trail immunity, negligent infliction of emotional distress, drunk driving
Actions involving the following issues: (1) whether a statute of limitations had run; (2) whether there were periods of tolling; (3) whether punitive damages were available; (4) whether the primary and/or secondary assumption of the risk applied
Premises liability cases regarding whether a property owner had a duty of heightened foreseeability with respect to criminal or tortuous conduct on property.
Premises liability cases regarding dangerous conditions, open and obvious conditions, the existence and nature of minimally burdensome duties of property owners in the absence of any heightened foreseeability duty
Assault and battery cases
Numerous motions to compel arbitration, motions to compel responses and further responses to interrogatories (form and special), document demands, requests for admission, physical and psychological examinations, motions for protective order, augment expert witness lists, to quash personal service and testing personal jurisdiction
Actions involving primary and secondary assumption of the risk issues
Numerous dog-bite, slip and fall, and trip and fall accidents in supermarket cases
Medical malpractice including cases involving: o Malignant hyperthermia/wrongful death (anesthesiologist, surgeon, hospital) o Laparascopic cholescystectomy o Upper and lower blepharoplasty o Misreading of an X-ray of a child who swallowed a popcorn kernel o Informed consent issues o Displaced intertrochanteric fracture of decedent’s left hip, followed by decubitus ulcers o Hernia repair surgery with mesh implant
Dangerous condition of public property-Gov. C.§835
Negligent maintenance of public property
Claims of failure to supervise, public employee negligence, violation of Adult Abuse Act, professional negligence
Wrongful death and survivor actions
Slip and Fall cases o Public pool. Liability based on Government Codes §§815.2(A) and 835. o Supermarket cases
Trip and fall o Warehouses o Supermarkets
Falling off horse on trail
Sovereign immunity cases
Enforcement of settlements per §998 offers
Stunt person injuries as a result of pyrotechnics on set