What is Negligence?

The elements of any negligence cause of action are duty, breach of duty, proximate cause, and damages. Peredia v. HR Mobile Services, Inc. (2018) 25 Cal.App.5th 680, 687; Strong v. State of Cal. (2011) 201 Cal.App.4th 1439, 1449; County of Santa Clara v. Atl. Richfield Co. (2006) 137 Cal.App.4th 292, 318.

“To establish liability in negligence, it is a fundamental principle of tort law that there must be a legal duty owed to the person injured and a breach of that duty which is the proximate cause of the resulting injury.&rdquo?; Jacoves v. United Merchandising Corp. (1992) 9 Cal.App.4th 88, 114.

A fundamental element of any cause of action for negligence is the existence of a legal duty of care running from the defendant to the plaintiff. Taylor v. Elliott Turbomachinery Co. Inc. (2009) 171 Cal.App.4th 564, 593.

Whether a duty of care exists is a question of law for the court. Strong v. State of Cal. (2011) 201 Cal.App.4th 1439, 1449. “The issue of whether a legal duty exists is an issue of law, not an issue of fact for the jury.” Kentucky Fried Chicken of Cal., Inc. v. Super. Ct. (1997) 14 Cal.4th 814, 819.

“Primary assumption of risk arises where a plaintiff voluntarily participates in an activity or sport involving certain inherent risks; primary assumption of risk... bar[s] recovery because no duty of care is owed as to such risks.” West v. Sundown Little League of Stockton (2002) 96 Cal.App.4th 351, 357 (internal quotations and citations omitted).

Nonetheless, a defendant has “a duty to use due care not to increase the risks to a participant over and above those inherent in the [activity].” Knight v. Jewett (1992) 3 Cal.4th 296, 315-316. An inherent risk is one that cannot be eliminated without altering the nature of the activity. Knight v. Jewett (1992) 3 Cal.4th 296, 317.

Children are an exception to negligence claims. Gonzales v. Davis (1925) 197 Cal. 256, 260 (five year old too young to be contributorily negligent); Ellis v. D’Angelo (1953) 116 Cal.App.2d 310, 315-317 (four year old cannot be negligent, as a matter of law).

In general, attorney’s fees are not recoverable in an ordinary action for negligence. Code Civ. Proc., § 1021.

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Complaint - Settlement Conference

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Jury Trial: Long Cause

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SCOTT D. LONG (SBN 203505) Fidelity National Law Group The Law Division of Fidelity National Title Group, Inc. 1550 Parkside Drive, Suite 300 Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Tel.: (925) 280-3362 Fax: (925) 930-9588 Email: [email protected] Attorney for Defendant CHICAGO TITLE COMPANY ...

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Demurrer 02/04/2021 - Demurrer

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DECLARATION OF JEAN-YVES LENDORMY IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE...

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Demurrer 02/04/2021 - Motion to Strike

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Memorandum of Points & Authorities in Support of Motion for Summary Judg...

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FF __Superior Court of California 1 DOMINIQUE A. POLLARA, SBN 141036 County of Butte POLLARA LAW GROUP | a | 2 100 Howe Avenue, Suite 165N L L Sacramento, California 95825 > [eis ese evn 5 5 - - fax — 4 , 4 mail: [email protected] D Kero gh D by _ Sa oe “Deputy 5 _ || Attorneys for Defendant MIGUEL PUIG- ead 6 PALOMAR, M.D. 7 8 SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA 9 COUNTY OF BUTTE 10 11 |) RUBEN ORTEGA; SAULO ORTEGA; CASE NO. 20CV01510 CHRISTIAN ORTEGA; FERMIN 12 |} ORTEGA; CRYSTAL ORT...

Defendant Miguel Puig-Palomar, MD Case Management Statement - Case Manag...

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Proof of Service of First Amended Summons and First Amended Complaint as...

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Defendant Michael L Hieb MD's Answer to Complaint - Case Management Conf...

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Complaint - Case Management Conference

PLD-PI-001 ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, State Bar number, and address): FOR COURT USE ONLY TELEPHONE NO: FAX NO. (Optional) E-MAIL ADDRESS (Optional) ATTORNEY FOR (Name) SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF STREET ADDRESS: MAILING A...

Defendant Thomas J. Fairhurst's Answer to Plaintiff's Complaint - Case M...

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Motion for Summary Judgment/Adjudication

A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION Jonathan A. Corr, SBN 190823 W. Christopher Maloney, SBN 311102 350 University Avenue, Suite 200 Sacramento, California 95825 TEL: 916.929.1481 FAX: 916.927.3706 Attorneys for Defendant SUTTER VALLEY HOSPITALS dba MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER ...

Ruling 02/02/2021 - Ruling

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Reply to Opposition TO DEMURRER - Reply to Opposition

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Stipulation and Order - Order Received for Signature

NINA J. KIM (SBN 251593) YUKEVICH | CAVANAUGH Telephone: (213) 362-7777 Facsimile: (213) 362-7788 [email protected] Attorneys for Specially MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION AND MAZDA MOTOR OF AMERICA, INC. dba MAZDA NORTH AMERICAN OPERATION...

Reply to Opposition TO MOTION TO STRIKE - Reply to Opposition

A. Code of Civil Procedure Section 425.13 Clearly Prohibits Recovery Of Punitive Damages In This Matter. 2 Code of Civil Procedure section 425.13 was enacted because the Legislature “was 3 concerned that unsubstantiated claims for punit...

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