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California Premises Liability

  • ID: 3511135
  • Book
  • Region: United States
  • 300 Pages
  • ALM Media, LLC
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This title is sold as an Print/eBook bundle. Once published you will receive a print copy and an email with your promo code to download your digital version.

This new title by Jayme C. Long compiles and examines theories and defenses that seek to challenge traditional notions of what constitutes a premise:

--The nature of a hazard on land--How a duty can arise--Who is a proper plaintiff and defendant--How far off the property liability can reach.
Comprehensive in its coverage of California law, it also provides some state comparisons on significant topics relating to premises liability -- such as assumption of risk and available damages, and identifies national trends like “take-home” exposure claims. Long highlights the protections, exceptions and special circumstances unique to this area of law.Several of the chapters dissect jury instructions applicable to premises liability and explain the case law that helped shape them.  Also included are 2013 CACI instructions and verdict forms as a comprehensive starting point when handling these types of cases. Long is a trial attorney in McKenna Long & Aldridge's (MLA) Los Angeles office. She represents companies in the petrochemical, construction, environmental safety, maritime and automotive industries.  Chapters Include:Duty Owed by Landowner, Possessor or Controller to Persons Entering the LandInterest in the LandHazards on LandPersons Hired to Work on the LandLiability to Persons Outside the LandSpecial CircumstancesCommon DefensesDamagesAlternative Remedies
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Chapter 1Duty Owed by Landowner, Possessor or Controller to Persons Entering the Land1-1 Introduction1-2 DUTY, GENERALLY1-2:1 Owner, Possessor or Controller of Land1-2:2 Reasonable Person Test: Civil Code § 17141-2:3 The Court, Not a Jury, Determines the Existence and Scope of Duty1-2:4 Duty Extends to Injuries and Property1-2:5 Duty (Sometimes) Owed to Persons Outside the Land1-2:6 Duty Generally Non-delagable1-2:7 Statutory Duty1-3 PERSONS ENTERING THE LAND1-3:1 Historical Distinctions1-3:1.1 Invitees1-3:1.2 Licensees1-3:1.3 Trespassers1-3:1.4 Attractive Nuisance Doctrine1-3:2 Historical Categories Abolished--Foreseeable Risk Approach1-3:2.1 Rowland v. Christian1-3:2.2 Foresee-ability1-3:2.3 Status of Person Entering the Land Still Relevant1-4 PERSONS HIRED TO WORK ON LAND1-5 SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES Chapter 2Interest in the Land2-1 INTRODUCTION2-2 OWNERSHIP, POSSESSION, AND CONTROL2-2:1 Generally2-2:2 Ownership2-2:3 Possession2-2:4 Control2-3 VENDOR2-3:1 General Rule of No Liability2-3:2 Exceptions2-4 TRESPASSER2-5 BUSINESS OWNERS2-6 LANDLORD LIABILITY2-6:1 Duty to Tenant2-6:2 Open and Obvious2-6:3 Criminal Activity2-6:4 Exculpatory Clauses Void2-6:4 Exculpatory Clauses Void2-6:5 Duty to Third Persons2-6:6 Duty to Repair2-6:7 Repair Duties Non-delagable2-6:8 Safety Law Violations2-7 CONCLUSION Chapter 3Hazards on Land3-1 INTRODUCTION3-2 TRIVIAL DEFECTS3-2:1 Landowners Do Not Have to Maintain Property in Absolutely Perfect Condition3-2:2 The Court Determines Whether a Defect Is Trivial3-2:3 Trivial Defect Analysis3-2:4 Situations Where Defect Found to Be Trivial3-2:5 Situations Where Defect Found Not to Be Trivial3-3 OBVIOUS DANGERS3-3:1 Historically Premises Owners Had No Obligation to Warn of Obvious Dangers3-3:2 Modern Rules May Require a Defendant to Remedy an Obvious Danger3-4 NATURAL CONDITIONS ON LAND3-4:1 Possessors of Land Have a Duty to Protect Against Natural Conditions of the Land3-4:2 Public Entities Have Absolute Immunity for Natural Conditions on Unimproved Land3-4:3 Public Entity Immunity Extends to Artificial Conditions That Duplicate Natural Conditions3-5 UNSAFE CONCEALED CONDITIONS 3-5:1 Introduction3-5:2 Unreasonable Risk of Harm3-5:3 Landowner's Knowledge of Dangerous Condition3-5:3.1 Actual Knowledge 3-5:3.2 Constructive Knowledge3-5:4 Landowner’s Duty to Warn or Correct3-6 CONCLUDING REMARKS Chapter 4Persons Hired to Work on the Land4-1 INTRODUCTION4-2 EMPLOYEES OF THE PREMISES OWNER4-2:1 Workers' Compensation Bar4-2:1.1 Rule of Exclusivity4-2:1.2 Basis for Exclusivity4-2:1.3 Exceptions to the Rule of Exclusivity4-2:2 Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA)4-2:3 Borrowed Employee Doctrine4-3 EMPLOYEES OF HIRED INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS4-3:1 Preexisting Hazardous Condition Exception4-3:2 Retained Control Exception4-3:3 Provision of Defective Equipment Exception4-3:4 Table of Independent Contractor Case Law4-4 THIRD PARTY INJURIES RESULTING FROM THE ACTS OF EMPLOYEES OF HIRED INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS4-4:1 Peculiar Risk Doctrine4-4:2 Negligent Hiring4-5 DISTINGUISHING PREMISES OWNER LIABILITY IN SPECIFIED CONTEXTS 4-5:1 Completed and Accepted Work Doctrine4-5:2 Unlicensed Independent Contractors4-5:3 Defective Plans4-5:4 Failure to Supervise4-6 DISTINGUISHING GENERAL CONTRACTORS FROM PREMISES OWNERS4-7 CHART: Hired Independent Contractors Chapter 5Liability to Persons Outside the Land5-1 INTRODUCTION5-2 GENERAL RULES OF NO LIABILITY5-3 EXCEPTIONS TO THE GENERAL RULE OF NO LIABILITY5-3:1 Statutes That May Support Claims5-3:2 Dangerous Conditions and Adjacent Land5-3:3 Defective Strip Adjacent to Public Way5-3:4 Excavation and Other Conditions Dangerous to Travelers5-4 CITY'S LIABILITY FOR DANGEROUS CONDITIONS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY5-5 TAKE-HOME EXPOSURE CLAIMS5-5:1 Courts That Hold There Is No Duty for Take-Home Claims5-5:2 Courts That Hold There Is a Duty for Take-Home Claims5-6 TABLE: Take-Home Liability: Toxic Exposure Cases - A State Comparison Chapter 6Special Circumstances6-1 INTRODUCTION6-2 AMUSEMENT PARKS6-3 INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAVEL6-3:1 Warsaw Convention6-4 CONSTRUCTION SITES6-5 CRIMINAL AND OTHER THIRD PERSON ACTIVITIES6-5:1 Totality of the Circumstances Approach6-5:2 Special Relationship Doctrine6-6 PARKING LOTS/GARAGES6-7 HOTELS AND MOTELS6-7:1 In General6-7:2 Special Benefit Rule6-8 SCHOOLS6-9 SHIPS6-10 SPORTS ACTIVITIES6-10:1 In General6-10:2 Participants in Sports6-10:3 Spectators of Sports6-11 SWIMMING POOLS6-12 ALCOHOL LIABILITY6-12:1 Tavern Owner's Liability to Its Guests6-12:2 Sellers and Furnishers of Alcoholic Beverages 6-12:3 Minors and Alcohol6-13 TRANSPORTATION (COMMON CARRIERS) 6-13:1 Common Law6-13:2 California Civil Code6-14 TOXIC TORTS 6-14:1 Contractors' Exception 6-15 ULTRA-HAZARDOUS ACTIVITIES6-16 CONCLUSION  Chapter 7Common Defenses Chapter 8Damages8-1 Compensatory Damages8-1:1 Medical Expenses8-1:2 Medical Monitoring8-1:3 Loss of Earnings8-1:4 Lost or Impaired Earning Capacity8-1:5 Household Services8-1:6 Pain and Suffering (Noneconomic Damage)8-1:7 Fear of Cancer (Noneconomic Damage)8-2 PUNITIVE DAMAGES8-2:1 Premises Liability Actions8-2:1.1 Examples: Punitive Damages Recoverable8-2:1.2 Examples: Punitive Damages Not Recoverable8-3 STATISTICS ON RECOVERY8-4 TABLE: Damages - A State Comparison Chapter 9Alternative Remedies9-1 INTRODUCTION9-2 GENERAL NEGLIGENCE9-3 STRICT PRODUCTS LIABILITY9-4 CIVIL BATTERY
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  • Jayme C. Long
About the AuthorJayme Long is a trial attorney in McKenna Long & Aldridge's (MLA) Los Angeles office. Ms. Long’s practice is concentrated in litigation with a primary focus on toxic torts, premises liability and product liability. She represents companies in the petrochemical, construction, environmental safety, maritime and automotive industries.

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