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PEOPLE v. MCELROY, G028063

Police department officers in an unmarked vehicle were "jointly engaged" with California Highway Patrol in a pursuit (though not a formally coordinated effort), and are shielded from liability arising from a car accident under the "firefighter's rule" from Calatayud v. State of California, 18 Cal. 4th 1057.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/28/2002
  • Published 07/25/2002

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Law Offices of William T. Hays, Jr. and William T. Hays, Jr., Mission Viejo, for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Pamela Smith Steward, Chief Assistant Attorney General, James Schiavenza, Assistant Attorney General, Richard Rojo and Daniel L. Helfat, Deputy Attorneys General, for Defendants and Respondents.
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