A doctor brought an action against a hospital alleging both race and gender discrimination in several ways in different causes of action. The trial court granted the hospital’s anti-SLAPP motion, and the doctor appealed. The appellate court, while recognizing the hospital’s peer review process was involved in the doctor’s termination, reversed with regard to the […]
“Electricity Is Just Organized Lightening.” — George Carlin.
In a jury trial, a jury awarded $1,050,000 in compensatory damages and $3,000,000 in punitive damages against an electric company and in favor of plaintiff on her claims for IIED, negligence and nuisance, based upon her contentions the company failed to control its electrical substation next door to plaintiff’s house. She said the company allowed […]
Wrongful Termination Cause Of Action Adequately Pled, But Not IIED.
In a wrongful termination action, the trial court sustained the demurrer without leave to amend. With regard to the wrongful termination cause of action, itself, the appellate court found plaintiff adequately pled allegations he was fired in violation of public policy for complaining to management about fraudulent warranty repair claims on automobiles being submitted to […]
Defendants Took Drunk Friend To The Edge Of A Cliff, And Then Didn’t Call For Help When He Fell.
Plaintiff was severely injured from a fall from the edge of a cliff above the Sacramento River in Redding. Although he cannot recall how or why he fell, he sued his two companions, asserting causes of action for assault and battery, negligence, willful misconduct, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. He claims that defendants put him […]
Insureds Sue Insurance Adjuster For Intentional Infliction Of Emotional Distress And Misrepresentation.
Insured husband and wife reported damage to their home after a 41-foot long, 7,300 pound tree limb crashed into it. As alleged, the behavior the adjuster displayed “can best be described as appalling.” He altered the scene prior to taking photos of the damage, spoke derogatorily to the insureds, misrepresented the coverage and ordered them […]