California Supreme Court Sets Oral Argument in Important Dangerous Condition of Public Property Case

In a post last year, the following question was posed regarding dangerous condition of public property liability under Government Code section 835:  Should a public entity be liable for injuries when a drunk driver runs another driver off the road and into a tree under a theory that the tree was too close to the road and thus caused the injury or increased the severity of injury sustained?  As noted, appellate courts were in conflict over the role of third party conduct in dangerous condition cases and the Supreme Court in Cordova v. City of Los Angeles, No. S208130, appeared ready to resolve the issue.  Oral argument has now been set in Cordova, to take place on May 27, 2015.

 

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