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Assumption of Risk Continues To Be A Reliable Liability Shield For Participants In Recreational Activities

California courts continue to apply the assumption of risk doctrine at the summary judgment level in decisions that preserve the rights of Californians to participate in recreational activities without the threat of adverse...more

New Assumption of Risk Application Bars Gross Negligence Claim

In a published opinion on June 22, 2017, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, in Swigart v. Bruno, 2017 WL 2686536, affirmed the judgment entered in favor of the firm's client after a summary judgment ruling...more

California Recreational Immunity Statute Applies to Shield Landowner from Liability for Injuries to Off-Premises Persons Not...

The California Court of Appeal, in a case of first impression, recently held that California's "recreational immunity" statute (Cal. Civil Code ยง846(c)) applies to shield landowners from liability where recreational users of...more

Skateboarding Moves Further under the Primary Assumption of the Risk Umbrella

The California Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District recently upheld a trial court's motion for summary judgment ruling in favor of Sierra Star Community Association ("HOA") and Mammoth Community Water District...more

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