Peter Hass collapsed and died of cardiac arrest after crossing the finish line at the 2011 Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon. Hass’ wife and two minor children filed a wrongful death action against the race organizer, RhodyCo Productions, for negligent organization and management of the race with respect to provision of emergency services. RhodyCo…

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Plaintiff Kathleen Willhide-Michiulis was seriously injured in a snowboarding accident when she collided with snow-grooming equipment at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. Plaintiff sued Mammoth in Los Angeles County, arguing that it has been grossly negligent. The trial court granted Mammoth’s Motion for Summary Judgment, and Plaintiff appealed. First, the appellate court ruled that the trial…

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Plaintiff Mary Anselmo attended Los Angeles Pierce College and was a member of the Pierce College Women’s Volleyball team. On March 4, 2016, Plaintiff travelled to Grossmont College to participate in an intercollegiate beach volleyball tournament. Grossmont College and the volleyball courts where the tournament occurred are owned, controlled, and maintained by The District-Cuyamaca Community…

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When a third party sues an employer for the negligent hiring, retention, and supervision of an employee who intentionally injured that third party, does the suit allege an “occurrence” under the employer’s commercial general liability policy? The Supreme Court finds that it can, and the answer turns on whether the injury can be considered “accidental.”…

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