JAMES MARTIN MCDANIELS VS FORD MOTOR CO., ET AL.

Case No.: 19STCV15882    

DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT IS GRANTED.

Background

On May 7, 2019, Plaintiff James Martin McDaniels filed the instant action against Defendants Ford Motor Company; Auto Max Ventura; and Does 1 through 100. The Complaint asserts causes of action for:

Negligence; and

Strict Products Liability.

On August 5, 2019, the Court entered an order pursuant to a Stipulation to Strike Prayer for Punitive Damages.

Defendant Ford Motor Company (hereinafter “Defendant”) moves for summary judgment or, in the alternative, summary adjudication of the first cause of action for negligence and second cause of action for strict products liability.

Legal Standard

The purpose of a motion for summary judgment or summary adjudication “is to provide courts with a mechanism to cut through the parties’ pleadings in order to determine whether, despite their allegations, trial is in fact n........