What's New in Tort & Trial (PM Class): 2017 in Review


Join SFTLA for the highlights of Tort & Trial for the 2017 year that will encompass a three-hour review of the following topics:

  1. Vasilenko v. Grace Family Church (2017) 3 Cal.5th 1077.

Landowner not liable for invitee’s injuries sustained crossing public street to reach landowner’s property from offsite parking lot.

  1. Doe v. United States Youth Soccer Assn., Inc. (2017) 8 Cal.App.5th 1118.

Youth soccer leagues had duty to conduct criminal background checks on adults having contact with children in their programs.

  1. Lynn v. Tatitlek Support Services, Inc. (2017) 8 Cal.App.5th 1096.

No showing of employer’s vicarious liability for car accident caused by temporary employee traveling home from three-day on-site assignment.

  1. Alvarez v. Seaside Transportation Services LLC (2017) 13 Cal.App.5th 635.

Injured contractor’s employee made no showing to undermine application of Privette.

  1. Swigart v. Bruno (2017) 13 Cal.App.5th 529.

Accident resulting from contact between horses inherent risk of endurance riding.

  1. Coventry Health Care of Mo., Inc. v. Nevils (2017) 137 S.Ct. 1190.

Contractual subrogation and reimbursement rights of federal employees’ private health insurance carriers override state laws barring subrogation and reimbursement.

  1. Rubenstein v. Doe No. 1 (2017) 3 Cal.5th 903.

Delayed discovery statute does not extend accrual date for government claims.

  1. Trejo v. Johnson & Johnson (2017) 13 Cal.App.5th 110.

Inconsistent verdicts on strict liability and negligent failure to warn mandated reversal.

  1. Kumari v. The Hospital Committee for the Livermore-Pleasanton Areas (2017) 13 Cal.App.5th 306.

Statute of limitations on medical malpractice action not tolled by successive notices of intent to sue.

  1. Yale v. Browne (2017) 9 Cal.App.5th 649.

Comparative fault instructions appropriate in attorney malpractice action.

  1. Rincon EV Realty, LLC v. CP III Rincon Towers, Inc. (2017) 8 Cal.App.5th 1.

California had materially greater interest than New York in deciding enforceability of contractual jury trial waiver.

  1. Perry v. Bakewell Hawthorne, LLC (2017) 2 Cal.5th 536.

Failure to timely disclose expert witnesses precludes reliance on expert declarations on motion for summary judgment.

  1. Lindsey v. Conteh (2017) 9 Cal.App.5th 1296.

Referee’s imposition of sanctions was directly appealable order.



Anoush Lancaster, Patrick Becherer, Thornton Davidson and Valerie McGinty


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