When a child is allegedly harmed by in utero exposure to hazardous chemicals, which statute of limitations applies? Toxic exposure claims (Code of Civ. Proc. §340.8(a)), or prenatal injuries (C.C.P. §340.4)? Plaintiff Dominique Lopez brought suit when she was twelve years old. She had been born with multiple birth defects, including chromosomal deletion, cervical vertebrae…

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This case presents an interesting and unusual situation where the driver of a fully-loaded big rig, who was possibly using his cell phone, rear-ended another vehicle and not only escaped liability, but did so by winning a summary judgment motion despite plaintiff submitting an expert declaration stating that the rig driver had been negligent. This…

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