Dog bites tenants face
An apartment managers chow bit a tenant on the face, causing
loss of 25 percent of her upper lip (Raper v. Hunstable, Stanislaus County Superior
Car strikes pedestrian
A rental car hit a pedestrian as she was crossing an intersection in
the crosswalk (Clem-mons v. DelCastillo, Los Angeles County Superior Court).
Students bring class action
California State University students claimed that their housing
agreements were breached by adjacent major construction (Ser-viss v. Humboldt State
University, Humboldt County Superior Court).
Guest hurt at Disneyland
A guest riding the Space Mountain attraction at Disneyland claimed he
sustained a boutonniere deformity of his finger in an accident (Rivera v. Disneyland,
Orange County Superior Court).
Insurance bad faith found
Tosco Corp. claimed bad faith by its insurer in denying coverage to
an additional insured (Tosco
Corp. v. New Hampshire Insurance Co., Sacramento County Superior
Slip/fall at nursing home
A nursing home visitor who slipped on the carpet claimed spinal
stenosis surgery was necessary (Kastanos v. Berkeley Long-Term Care Co., Alameda County
Disability benefits denied
An insurer denied disability benefits to a policyholder diagnosed
with breast cancer (Hale v. Provident Life & Accident Insurance Co., Contra Costa
County Supe-rior Court).
A patient claimed injury to a lumbar nerve root during a diagnostic
lumbar puncture performed by a neurologist (Rodocker v. Woan, San Joaquin County Superior
Conflict over access
A lawsuit was brought to claim the publics unrestricted
right-of-way through a gated community (King v. Wood, Contra Costa County Superior Court).
Office building valued at $1
A redevelopment agency tried to acquire a downtown Oakland office
building for the sum of $1 (Redevelopment Agency of the City of Oakland v. Martin, San
Francisco County Superior Court).
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