Low, Ball & Lynch

Contact
Share
Info
505 Montgomery Street
7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-2584, United States
Phone: (415) 981-6630
Fax: (415) 982-1634
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Law
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
See more
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys
25-50 Attorneys

Torts: Changes to CCP §340.1 Did Not Change Deadline for Submitting Claims to Public Entities

Latrice Rubenstein v. Doe No. 1 et al. - SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 3 Cal.5th 903 (August 28, 2017) - Code of Civil Procedure §340.1(a) provides that an action for damages suffered as a result of childhood sexual abuse…more

CA Supreme Court, Cal Code of Civil Procedure, Child Abuse, Public Entities, Sexual Assault

See all updates »

[Webinar] California Insurance, Marijuana, and Reasonable Medical Treatment - November 9th, 1:00pm PT

Low, Ball & Lynch is pleased to present our 2017 Sacramento Seminar/Webinar. Expert attorneys from LBL, along with medical and insurance professionals, to bring you up-to-date on recent legal developments in legal issues…more

Continuing Education, Health Insurance, Insurance Agents, Insurance Brokers, Insurance Industry

See all updates »

Insurance Coverage Applies for Cost of Repair, Even When Cost Exceeds Value

California Fair Plan Association v. Marlene Garnes - Court of Appeal, First Appellate District (June 14, 2017) - On a fire insurance policy, is a “total loss” one in which the damage exceeds the fair market value of the…more

Appeals, Fair Market Value, Fire Insurance, Insurance Code, Insurance Litigation

See all updates »

Primary Assumption of Risk – Subjective Awareness and Increasing Risk Beyond Inherent Risk

Scott Griffin v. The Haunted Hotel, Inc. - Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (November 20, 2015) - Since the landmark case, Knight v. Jewett (1992) 3 Cal 4th, 296, it has been held in California that the…more

Amusement Parks, Appeals, Assumption of the Risk, Implied Consent, Recreation

See all updates »

[Webinar] California Insurance, Marijuana, and Reasonable Medical Treatment - November 9th, 1:00pm PT

Low, Ball & Lynch is pleased to present our 2017 Sacramento Seminar/Webinar. Expert attorneys from LBL, along with medical and insurance professionals, to bring you up-to-date on recent legal developments in legal issues…more

Continuing Education, Health Insurance, Insurance Agents, Insurance Brokers, Insurance Industry

See all updates »

Torts – U.S. Supreme Court Limits California Jurisdiction

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v. Superior Court California, San Francisco County, et al. - United States Supreme Court (June 19, 2019) - More than 600 plaintiffs (most of whom were not California residents) brought product…more

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co v Superior Court of California - San Francisco County, Due Process, Forum Shopping, Fourteenth Amendment, General Jurisdiction

See all updates »

Construction Defect – Application of the Right to Repair Statute to Material Suppliers

The Right to Repair Statute in California requires a homeowner show a breach of contract or negligence to succeed. Acqua Vista Homeowners Association v. MWI, Inc. - California Court of Appeals, Fourth Appellate…more

Appeals, Breach of Contract, Condominiums, Construction Contracts, Construction Defects

See all updates »

The Second Appellate District Refuses to Overturn a Jury Verdict Despite Defendant’s Admission of Causation and Bad Judgment

Sassa Minnegren v. Joshua B. Nozar - Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (October 24, 2016) - In auto collision cases, the law establishes “that every mistake of judgment is not negligence, for mistakes are made…more

Abuse of Discretion, Car Accident, Negligence

See all updates »

Torts – Court Finds Plaintiff Assumed the Risk of Injury by Participating in Horseback Endurance Event

Kathleen S. Swigart v. Carl Bruno - Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District 8 Cal.App.5th, 529 (June 22, 2017) - The California Court of Appeals held that those who choose to engage in an inherently risky activity, such…more

Affirmative Defenses, Appeals, Bodily Injury, Gross Negligence, Motion for Judgment

See all updates »

Landlord-Tenant – Collateral Estoppel Doctrine Bars Issues Adjudicated in Unlawful Detainer Action

Alfonso Ayala v. Randy Dawson - Court of Appeal, First District (August 4, 2017) - Property owner Randy Dawson and tenant Alfonso Ayala signed a written contract in December, 1999, entitled “Residential Lease with Option…more

Breach of Contract, Collateral Estoppel, Equitable Relief, Landlords, Option Contracts

See all updates »

Trial Court Committed Error in Excluding Evidence of Future Affordable Care Act Benefits in Medical Malpractice Case

Cuevas v. Contra Costa County - First Appellate District, Division One (April 27, 2017) - In an ordinary personal injury lawsuit, a defendant may not introduce evidence of amounts the plaintiff received from insurance…more

Admissible Evidence, Affordable Care Act, Bodily Injury, Collateral Source Rule, Insurance Claims

See all updates »

Take-Home Exposure and Stream of Commerce

Joseph Petitpas v. Ford Motor Company, et al. - Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, 13 Cal.App.5th 261 (July 5, 2017) - Plaintiffs Marline and Joseph Petitpas sued Exxon Mobil Corporation, Ford Motor Company, and…more

Asbestos, Asbestos Litigation, Automotive Industry, Duty of Care, Exxon Mobil

See all updates »

Childhood Sexual Abuse – Delayed Accrual of Plaintiff’s Claims Against a Public Entity

Latrice Rubenstein v. Doe No. 1, et al. - Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (March 22, 2016) - Generally, a civil cause of action for child molestation accrues at the time of the molestation, but delayed…more

Cal Code of Civil Procedure, Cause of Action Accrual, Child Abuse, Jurisdiction, Public Entities

See all updates »

Product Liability: Consumer Expectation and Risk Benefit

Kawika Demara, et al. v. The Raymond Corporation, et al. - California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (July 18, 2017) - Kawika Demara was a warehouse employee at the time his foot was crushed under the drive…more

Causation, Consumer Expectations Test, Motion for Summary Judgment, Negligence, Risk-Benefit Test

See all updates »

Payments Clause in City Contract Deemed Unconstitutional When it Suspends the City’s Ability to Tax

Russell City Energy Co. LLC v. City of Hayward - Court of Appeal, First District (August 7, 2017) - In Russell City Energy Co. LLC v. City of Hayward, the California Court of Appeals held that a payments clause in a…more

Contract Terms, Cooperation Agreement, Municipalities, Private Utility, State Constitutions

See all updates »

Torts – Primary Assumption of Risk – Hot Air Ballooning

Erika Grotheer v. Escape Adventures, Inc., et al. - Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, 14 Cal.App.5th 1283 (August 31, 2017) - Plaintiff Erika Grotheer (hereafter “Plaintiff”) was injured when her hot air balloon…more

Assumption of the Risk, Bodily Injury, Common Carriers, Duty of Care, Gross Negligence

See all updates »

[Webinar] California Insurance, Marijuana, and Reasonable Medical Treatment - November 9th, 1:00pm PT

Low, Ball & Lynch is pleased to present our 2017 Sacramento Seminar/Webinar. Expert attorneys from LBL, along with medical and insurance professionals, to bring you up-to-date on recent legal developments in legal issues…more

Continuing Education, Health Insurance, Insurance Agents, Insurance Brokers, Insurance Industry

See all updates »

Open and Obvious Dangers; New Evidence Submitted in Reply Briefs

Jacques Jacobs, et al. v. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Company - Court of Appeal, Second District (July 25, 2017) - Defendant Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Company (Coldwell) marketed for sale a vacant,…more

Bodily Injury, Coldwell Banker, Motion for Summary Judgment, Negligence, Real Estate Agents

See all updates »

Employment Law – “Conduit” Case Does Not Qualify as Marital Discrimination & Employers are Not Required to Investigate Allegations Against At-Will Employees Before Terminating Employment

Orlando Nakai v. Friendship House Association of American Indians, Inc., et al. - Court of Appeal, First Appellate District (August 10, 2017) - In Orlando Nakai v. Friendship House Association of American Indians, Inc., et…more

Appeals, Employer Liability Issues, Family Status Discrimination, Hiring & Firing, Marital Status

See all updates »

Expert Failed to Offer Admissible Evidence in Opposition to Motion for Summary Judgment

Sanchez v. Kern Emergency Medical Transportation Corporation - COURT OF APPEAL, FIFTH APPELLATE DISTRICT (February 6, 2017) - An expert opinion filed in opposition to a summary judgment must be based on admissible…more

Admissible Evidence, Bodily Injury, Expert Testimony, Motion for Summary Judgment, Negligence

See all updates »

Asbestos Alert: Employers and Land Owners Have Duty to Take-Home Exposure Plaintiffs

Kesner v. Pneumo Abex, LLC - Supreme Court of California (December 1, 2016) We first reported on this case on May 14, 2014, when the Court of Appeal ruled. The case was further appealed to the California Supreme Court,…more

Asbestos, Asbestos Litigation, CA Supreme Court, Duty of Care, Employer Liability Issues

See all updates »

Insurance Coverage – Analysis of Professional Liability Exclusion

Energy Insurance Mutual Limited v. ACE American Insurance Company - Court of Appeal, First District (July 11, 2017) - This case involves an insurance coverage dispute arising from an explosion that occurred when an…more

Appeals, Cal-OSHA, Commercial Insurance Policies, Excess Policies, Insurance Industry

See all updates »

This profile may constitute attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Any correspondence with this profile holder does not constitute a client/attorney relationship. Neither the content on this profile nor transmissions between you and the profile holder through this profile are intended to provide legal or other advice or to create an attorney-client relationship.

"My best business intelligence,
in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
Sign up using*

Already signed up? Log in here

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.