California Civil Code Section 1714 establishes the general duty of each person to exercise reasonable care for the safety of others. This duty is, however, not unlimited. Courts have crafted exceptions to the general duty rule where finding of such duty would result in such significant social burdens that the law should not recognize such…

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Plaintiff was a county maintenance employee. He alleged that he was viciously attacked by members of an event that had rented the venue where he worked and that he sustained serious and significant injuries as a result. His wife claimed loss of consortium. LBL’s client was the security company hired to provide protective services at…

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Plaintiffs often attempt to expose a defendant to the statutory risks associated with failure to accept a CCP §998 offer by serving such an offer early in the litigation. In this case, the Appellate Court discussed whether a CCP §998 offer made shortly after an answer had been filed prior to adequate time to investigate…

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