John Sciacca recently obtained a defense award in a binding arbitration. The arbitration arose out of a case involving premises liability. This was a third party matter that was originally set for trial. Pursuant to the plaintiff’s request, the parties...
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Month: August 2015
California Supreme Court Clarifies Public Entity Liability Where Negligent Third Party Caused Plaintiff To Encounter Alleged Dangerous Condition
On August 13, 2015, the California Supreme Court issued its ruling in matter of Cordova v. City of Los Angeles. At issue for the court was whether California Government Code § 835 required a plaintiff, in a tort claim against a public entity, to show that an alleged...
Ninth Circuit Finds Recalling An Empanelled Jury After Discharge Not An Abuse Of Discretion
What trial attorney has not thought after a verdict, “man I wish we could reconvene the jury on this one issue to get it right.” On July 24, 2015, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded such a move is possible. In Dietz v. Bouldin, the 9th Circuit held it was not...