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Public Entities' Discretion in Approving Construction Designs Strengthened - Recent Decision Rejects Adding Requirements for...

The California Court of Appeal recently held that one of the three elements needed to establish the design immunity defense -- discretionary approval -- may be established either by evidence of appropriate discretionary...more

Weekly Law Resume - December 20, 2012: California Supreme Court Affirms Express Delivery Provisions of Government Claims Act

Hope DiCampli-Mintz v. County of Santa Clara, et al. - California Supreme Court (December 6, 2012) - Government Code section 915(a) establishes the manner of delivery of a claim against the government. It requires that...more

Supreme Court Reins In Court Of Appeal’s Attempt To Rewrite The Statutory Requirements For Presentation Of A Claim Against The...

A woman who allegedly suffered injury while being treated in a county-owned hospital delivered a notice of intent to sue to the risk management department of the hospital instead of the clerk, secretary, auditor or board of...more

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