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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Demurrer 12/15/2020 - Motion to Strike

Superior Court of California County of Kern Bakersfield Department 10 Hearing Date: 12/15/2020 Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM GAMEDAY SPORTS ACADEMY, LLC VS COTMAN IP LAW GROUP ET AL ...

Ex Parte Application - Ex parte Filed

20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 David J. Frankenberger, #186140 Carol Ann Seita, #300705 ERICKSEN ARBUTHNOT Attorneys At Law 2440 West Shaw Avenue, Suite 101 Fresno, California 93711 Phone (559) 449-2600 Fax (559) 449-2603 Attorneys for Defendant/Cross-Defendant, DRAGON PRODUCTS, LLC SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF FRESNO ANTHONY MOFFIT, } Case No. 17CECG01148 Plaintiff, ; DEFENDANT DRAGON PRODUCTS, ) LLC’S EX PARTE APPLICATION TO v. ) REQUEST HEARING DATE ...

Plaintiff's Case Management Statement - Case Management Statement

CM-110 ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, State Bar number, and address): FOR COURT USE ONLY Adam Sorrells, SBN 160226 Law Office of Adam Sorrells IF _ Superior Court of California 60 Independence Circle, Suite 100, Chico, CA 95973 County of Butte TeLePHone No.:(530) 893-9900 FAX NO, (Optional(530) 893-9901 | ¥ | E-MAIL ADDRESS (Optionay: €[email protected] comcast.net IL L ATTORNEY FOR (Name):Plaintiff, Marvin Eric Root E ‘SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OFBUTTE rreer ores: 1775 Conco...

BARRAZA CROSS-COMPLAINT - Cross Complaint Filed

ERIC M. BONZELL, No. 148943 LAW OFFICES OF SHAHIN KARIM 2520 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 140 Sacramento, California 95833 Tel: (916) 925-3275 Fax: (916) 925-3234 Attorneys for Defendant, SHANE CLAYTON DUNNAWAY, JR. ...

BARRAZA ANSWER - Answer Filed

Cwm YN A HW BF WN 10 i 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ERIC M. BONZELL, No. 148943 LAW OFFICES OF SHAHIN KARIM 2520 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 140 Sacramento, California 95833 Tel: (916) 925-3275 Fax: (916) 925-3234 Attorneys for Defendant, Shane Clayton Dunnaway, Jr. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF FRESNO CARLOS BARRAZA, Case No. 20CECG02335 Assigned for all purposes to: Plaintiff, Judge Kristi Culver Kapetan Dept. 402 (Complaint Filed December 9, 2020) ...

DECLARATION OF SHANNON LISS-RIORDAN IN SUPPORT OF SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEFING ...

SHANNON LISS RIORDAN (SBN [email protected] ANNE KRAMER (SBN 315131) ([email protected]) LICHTEN & LISS RIORDAN, P.C. 729 Boylston Street, Suite 2000 Boston, MA 02116 Telephone: (617) 994 5800 Facsimile: (617) 994 5...

Answer to Cross Complaint

Paul T. McBride, Bar No. 166497 [email protected] KRING & CHUNG, LLP Irvine, CA 92606 Telephone: (949) 261 7700 Facsimile: (949) 261 8800 Attorneys for Cross Defendant WARDA GLASS, INC. SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA ...

Plaintiff's Case Management Statement - Case Management Conference

ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, State Bar number, and address): FOR COURT USE ONLY SUSAN M. BENSON, ESQ.(SBN 146837) Benson Legal, APC 8550 Balboa Blvd., Suite 290 Northridge, CA 91325 TELEPHONE NO.: (818)708 1250 FAX NO.: (818)708 1444 AIL ADDRESS (optional):N1283 ATTORNEY FOR (optional): PLAINTIFF SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIF...

DECLARATION IN SUPPORT OF MOTION IN LIMINE NO. 16, FOR ORDER FOR SEPARAT...

HASSARD BONNINGTON LLP James M. Goodman, Esq. (#65972) Attorneys for Defendant DAVID KING-STEPHENS, M.D. SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, UNLIMITED JURISDICTION GARY R. PRESLEY-NELSON and BEVERLY PRES...

10 MOTIONS IN LIMINE TO PRECLUDE ANY REFERENCE TO THE EFFECT OF CIVIL CO...

HASSARD BONNINGTON LLP James M. Goodman, Esq. (#65972) J SUPPLE LAW [email protected] Madeline Lough-Stevens (#323789) 990 Fifth Avenue Attorneys for Defendant DAVID KING-STEPHENS, M.D. SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STAT...

16 MOTIONS IN LIMINE FOR ORDER FOR SEPARATE JURIES FOR EACH PHASE OF TRI...

HASSARD BONNINGTON LLP James M. Goodman, Esq. (#65972) J SUPPLE LAW [email protected] Madeline Lough-Stevens (#323789) 990 Fifth Avenue Attorneys for Defendant DAVID KING-STEPHENS, M.D. SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE...

12 MOTIONS IN LIMINE TO PRECLUDE REFERENCES TO MEDICAL TREATISES OR PRAC...

HASSARD BONNINGTON LLP James M. Goodman, Esq. (#65972) J SUPPLE LAW [email protected] Madeline Lough-Stevens (#323789) 990 Fifth Avenue Attorneys for Defendant DAVID KING-STEPHENS, M.D. SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STAT...

Complaint - Case Management Conference

(SPACE BELOW FOR FILING STAMP ONLY) BENSON LEGAL, APC 8550 BALBOA BOULEVARD, SUITE 290 NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA 91325 PHN (818) 708-1250 FAX (818) 708-1444 BAR NO. 146837 File No. N1283 ATTORNEY FOR: SUPERIOR COURT ...

14 MOTIONS IN LIMINE TO PRECLUDE EVIDENCE OF EXPERTS PERSONAL PRACTICES ...

HASSARD BONNINGTON LLP James M. Goodman, Esq. (#65972) J SUPPLE LAW [email protected] Madeline Lough-Stevens (#323789) 990 Fifth Avenue Attorneys for Defendant DAVID KING-STEPHENS, M.D. SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STAT...

5 MOTIONS IN LIMINE TO EXCLUDE REFERENCES TO OR THE INTRODUCTION OF MEDI...

HASSARD BONNINGTON LLP James M. Goodman, Esq. (#65972) J SUPPLE LAW [email protected] Madeline Lough-Stevens (#323789) 990 Fifth Avenue Attorneys for Defendant DAVID KING-STEPHENS, M.D. SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STAT...

4 MOTIONS IN LIMINE TO PRECLUDE EXPERT TESTIMONY RE BREACHES OF THE STAN...

HASSARD BONNINGTON LLP James M. Goodman, Esq. (#65972) J SUPPLE LAW [email protected] Madeline Lough-Stevens (#323789) 990 Fifth Avenue Attorneys for Defendant DAVID KING-STEPHENS, M.D. SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STAT...

Memorandum of Points and Authorities IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DISMISS PLA...

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Karen L. Jacobsen - 125684 Daniel C. Taylor - 221570 JACOBSEN & McELROY PC 2401 American River Drive, Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95825 Tel. (916) 971-4100 Fax (916) 971-4150 [email protected]®jacobsenmcelroy.com [email protected] Attorneys for Defendant BRIAN CAMEROS IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF STANISLAUS CYNTHIA ZOE COHEN, Plaintiff, vs. SFACC, BRIAN CAMEROS,...

Answer/General Denial TO COMPLAINT IN INTERVENTION - Answer/General Denial

F. Leonard (SBN 200909) LAW OFFICES OF JOHN A. BIARD P.O. Box 64093 St. Paul, MN 55164-0093 Physical Address: 0 White Rock Road, Suite 200 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 Telephone: 916-638-6610 Direct Line: 916-638-6661 Facsimile: 855-631-5920 Email: ...

Case Management Statement Filed

CM-110 ATTORNEY OR PARTY W ITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, State Bar number, and address): FOR COURT USE ONLY George J. Vasquez, SBN 291395 CLOVIS LAW GROUP LLP 725 Pollasky Avenue, Suite 101 Clovis, CA 93612 ...

Motion to Strike 12/04/2020 - Motion to Strike

Superior Court of California County of Kern Bakersfield Department 11 Date: 12/04/2020 BCV-20-100237 MUNDY VS BAKERSFIELD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ET AL ...

REQUEST FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE IN SUPPORT OF DE...

co em ND WH FF BN NY N NY NY N N NDB NO we we ea ont A A Fw NH = SD we AR DH FB WN KF SO GEORGE W. WOLFF (81126) LAW OFFICE OF GEORGE W. WOLFF 580 California Street, Suite 1234/1236 San Francisco, CA 94104 MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 26749 San Francisco CA 94126-6749 Telephone: (415)788-1881 ext. 222 Telecopier: (415)788-0880 Email: [email protected] Attorney for Defendants/Cross-Complainants OLIVIER AUFFRET and VIRGINIE ECLAIR IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN AND F...

Motion to Strike 12/02/2020 - Motion to Strike

Superior Court of California County of Kern Bakersfield Department 11 Date: 12/02/2020 BCV-20-100048 MUNGER HORTIFRUT NORTH AMERICA, LLC VS DAN DRAKE ENTERPRISE...

Notice of Demurrer & Demurrer TO SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT - Notice of De...

LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP DEVERA L. PETAK, SB# 92991 E-Mail: [email protected] ALEXIS KING, SB# 330071 E-Mail: [email protected] 2185 North California Boulevard, Suite 300 Walnut Creek, California 94596 Telephone: 925.357.3456 Facs...

Request for Judicial Notice

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 ...

EVIDENCE RE MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT - Pleading Document

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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