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Tort Liability Update Case Law and Legislation Timothy P. Murphy, Esq. Edrington, Schirmer & Murphy LLP 2300 Contra Costa Blvd. Suite 450 Pleasant Hill,

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1 Tort Liability Update Case Law and Legislation Timothy P. Murphy, Esq. Edrington, Schirmer & Murphy LLP 2300 Contra Costa Blvd. Suite 450 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Tel: (925) 827-3300 Fax: (925) 827-3320 E-Mail: TMurphy@esmlawfirm.com

2 Description: Recent law has affected personal injury damages, rights of additional insureds and discovery through the California Public Records Act. This session will highlight these and other recent changes in law affecting the liabilities of California public entities.

3 Outline 1.Dangerous Condition of Public Property; 2.Freedom of Information Act; 3.CCP 998 Offers; 4.Tort Claims Cases; 5.Damages; 6.Litigation; 7.Sexual Misconduct/School Violence;

4 Outline (continued) 8. Whistleblower Cases; 9. 42 U.S.C. 1983 Cases; 10. FEHA; and 11. Odds and Ends

5 Dangerous Condition of Public Property – Cole v. Town of Los Gatos (4/27/12) 205 CA4th 749 – Tverberg v. Fillner Construction (1/26/12) 202 CA4th 1439 – Mixon v. State of California (6/25/12) 207 CA4th 124

6 Cole v. Town of Los Gatos

7 Tverberg v. Fillner Construction 202 CA4th 1439

8 Mixon v. State of California June 2011

9 Freedom of Information Act – Marken v. Santa Monica-Malibu USD (1/24/12) 202 CA4th 1250 – Yonemoto v. Dep’t of Veteran’s Affairs (1/18/12) 2012 WL 130339

10 CCP 998 Offers – Farag v. Arvin Meritor, Inc. (4/24/12) 205 CA4th 372 – Perez v. Torres (5/24/12) 206 CA4th 418 – Wohogemuth v. Caterpillar, Inc. (7/23/12) 2012 WL 2989811

11 Tort Claims Cases – D.C. v. Oakdale Joint USD (3/1/12) 203 CA4th 1572 – Castaneda v. CDCR (7/26/12) 2012 WL 3041342

12 Damages Healdsburg Citizens for Sustainable Solutions v. City of Healdsburg (6/5/12) 206 CA4th 988

13 Litigation – In Re Pacific Pictures Corp. (5/11/12) 679 F.3d 1121 – Johnson v. Alameda County Medical Center (4-16/12) 205 CA4th 521 – Pearson v. Superior Court (1/25/12) 202 CA4th 1333 – Walker v. Sonora Regional Medical Center (1/12/12) 202 CA4th 948 – Coito v. Superior Court (6/25/12) 54 C4th 480 – Allgoewer v. City of Tracy (7/5/12) 207 CA4th 755

14 Sexual Misconduct/School Violence – People of the State of California v. M.M. (6/28/12) 54 C4th 530 – C.A. v. William S. Hart Union High School District (3/8/12) 53 C4th 861 – Santillan v. Roman Catholic Archbishop of Fresno (1/6/12) 202 CA4th 708 – Boy Scouts of America National Foundation v. Superior Court (5/24/12) 206 CA4th 428

15 Whistleblower Cases Hartnett v. Crozier (4/26/12) 205 CA4th 685 Mize-Kurzman v. Marin Community College District (1/10/12) 202 CA4th 832

16 42 U.S.C. 1983 Cases – Hydrick v. Hunter (1/12/12) 669 F3d 937 – A.E. v. County of Tulare (1/27/12) 666 F3d 631 – Marsh v. County of San Diego (5/29/12) 680 F3d 1148 – Nelson v. City of Davis (7/11/12) 685 F3d 867 – Ryburn v. Huff (1/23/12) 132 S.Ct. 987

17 FEHA – Baker v. Mulholland Security & Patrol, Inc. (3/29/12) 204 CA4th 776 – Joaquin v. City of L.A. (1/23/12) 202 CA4th 1207

18 Odds and Ends – Boliou v. Stockton USD (6/25/12) 207 CA4th 170 – Mooney v. Garcia (6/27/12) 207 CA4th 229 – County of L.A. v. Alternative Medical Cannabis Collective (7/2/12) 207 CA4th 601

19 Thank you for your attention. Timothy P. Murphy, Esq. Edrington, Schirmer & Murphy LLP 2300 Contra Costa Blvd. Suite 450 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Tel: (925) 827-3300 Fax: (925) 827-3320 E-Mail: TMurphy@esmlawfirm.com


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