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City of Long Beach v. Stevedoring Servs. of Am., B187003

In action for contractual indemnity arising from a personal injury suit brought by an employee of cross-defendant, judgment for cross-defendant on cross-complaint and award of costs to another cross-defendant in equitable indemnity action are affirmed where: 1) cross-complainant city was actively negligent; 2) the city created a dangerous condition of public property; 3) there were no superseding causes of the employee's accident; and 4) dismissal of the equitable-indemnity cross-action as moot made the other cross-defendant a prevailing party entitled to costs.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/04/2007
  • Published 12/04/2007


  • DOI TODD, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, Roy G. Weatherup, Caroline E. Chan, Los Angeles;  Forgie & Leonard, Arthur A. Leonard, Santa Monica;  Robert E. Shannon, City Attorney, Belinda R. Mayes, Deputy City Attorney, for Cross-complainant and Appellant City of Long Beach.

  • For Appellees:
  • Horvitz & Levy, Bradley S. Pauley, Julie L. Woods, Encino;  Bereny & Wallace and Joshua B. Bereny, Los Angeles, for Cross-defendant, Cross-complainant and Appellant Stevedoring Services of America., Palafox Law Corporation and Julie A. Palafox for Cross-defendant and Respondent Parsons Transportation Group, Inc.
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