Issue By: Nelson E. Rivera Orlando Nakai v. Friendship House Association of American Indians, Inc., et al. Court of Appeal, First Appellate District (August 10, 2017) In Orlando Nakai v. Friendship House Association of American Indians, Inc., et al., the California Court of Appeal held that a former employee failed to prove marital status discrimination…

Issue By: Charles S. Redfield Erika Grotheer v. Escape Adventures, Inc., et al. Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, 14 Cal.App.5th 1283 (August 31, 2017) Plaintiff Erika Grotheer (hereafter “Plaintiff”) was injured when her hot air balloon ride ended in a crash landing. She sued the balloon tour company, the balloon pilot and the vineyard…

Edited by: Charles Redfield Montrose Chemical Corporation of California v. Superior Court Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (September 8, 2017) The California Second District Court of Appeals’ recent decision in Montrose Chemical Corporation of California v. Superior Court concerns the manner and sequence when an insured may access its excess comprehensive general liability (CGL)…

Edited by: Charles Redfield Latrice Rubenstein v. Doe No. 1 et al. SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 3 Cal.5th 903 (August 28, 2017) Code of Civil Procedure §340.1(a) provides that an action for damages suffered as a result of childhood sexual abuse must be filed “within eight years of the date the plaintiff attains the age…

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