What is Gross Negligence?

Gross negligence is pleaded by alleging the traditional elements of negligence: duty, breach, causation, and damages. However, to set forth a claim for gross negligence the plaintiff must allege extreme conduct on the part of the defendant. Rosencrans v. Dover Images, Ltd. (2011) 192 Cal.App.4th 1072, 1082.

Gross negligence long has been defined in California and other jurisdictions as either: a ‘want of even scant care’ or ‘an extreme departure from the ordinary standard of conduct.’ City of Santa Barbara v. Super. Ct., 41 Cal.4th 747, 754 (2007). Gross negligence is not the same as ordinary negligence, which “consists of a failure to exercise the degree of care in a given situation that a reasonable person under similar circumstances would employ to protect others from harm.” Id. at 753-754.

To avoid a finding of gross negligence, it is not required that a public entity must pursue all possible options. It is required only that they exercise some care, that they pursue a course of conduct which is not an extreme departure from the ordinary standard of conduct. Decker v. City of Imperial Beach, 209 Cal.App.3d 349, 361 (1989). However, gross negligence immunity does not apply where an act of gross negligence by a public entity is the proximate cause of the injury. Gov’t Code § 831(c)(1)(E).

California does not recognize a distinct common law cause of action for gross negligence apart from negligence. Jimenez v. 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc., 237 Cal.App.4th 546, 552 (2015).

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