Issue By:  Christine B. Reed Gabriel L. Roman, et al. v. BRE Properties, et al. Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (June 17, 2015) The Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) prohibits, as unlawful discrimination, a refusal to make reasonable accommodations when they are necessary to afford a disabled person equal opportunity to use and enjoy…

Issue By:  Catherine E. Golden Miriam Navarrete, et al. v. Hayley Meyer California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (June 22, 2015) The California Fourth Appellate District reversed the trial court’s summary judgment in favor of defendant Hayley Meyer (“Meyer”) in a decision that may have far-reaching consequences for passengers traveling in a vehicle.  The…

Plaintiff alleged that our client exposed him to toxic substances in the 1960’s that led to his recent development of multiple myeloma, a blood cancer which develops in bone marrow and is usually fatal. Plaintiff was granted a preferential trial date based on his multiple myeloma diagnosis and the court’s finding that the multiple myeloma…

Issue By:  Laura S. Flynn Omar Bermudez v. Faith Ciolek Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (June 22, 2015) Issues that remained unanswered after the Howell and Corenbaum decisions included:  (1) what is the proper measure of damages in a case brought by an uninsured plaintiff who has not paid his bill; (2) what evidence…

Issue By: Karen L. Moore Ismael Rosas v. BASF Corporation, et al. Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Five (May 21, 2015) he general rule regarding statutes of limitation is that they do not begin to run until a cause of action accrues.  An important exception to the general rule of accrual is the…

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