HUBBARD v. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RAPID TRANSIT DISTRICT (1968)
Supreme Court of California,In Bank.
Rosalind HUBBARD, a minor, etc., Plaintiff and Appellant, v. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RAPID TRANSIT DISTRICT, Defendant and Respondent.
Decided: May 17, 1968
Valian & Tardiff and Herbert E. Selwyn, Los Angeles, for plaintiff and appellant. Harry M. Hunt and Victor Rosenblatt, Los Angeles, for defendant and respondent.
In February 1965 plaintiff Rosalind Hubbard, a minor, through her guardian ad litem, filed an action against defendant Southern California Rapid Transit District; she alleged that on March 30, 1962, she was injured by a streetcar negligently operated by defendant's agents. She further alleged that she had timely filed a claim with defendant, but that defendant had rejected the claim on an unspecified date. Defendant demurred to the first amended complaint on the ground that the action was barred by Government Code section 945.6; the trial court sustained the demurrer without leave to amend and dismissed the action pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 581, subdivision 3.
This case raises the same issue as that posed in Williams v. Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority, 68 Cal.Rptr. 297, 440 P.2d 497 and is controlled by our decision in that case. Accordingly, we reverse the judgment of dismissal and remand the cause with directions to the trial court to overrule the demurrer and to grant a reasonable time within which defendant may answer if so advised.
TRAYNOR, C.J., and PETERS, MOSK, BURKE, and SULLIVAN, JJ., concur.
McCOMB, J., dissents.
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