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.
- Decided 12/04/2007
- Published 12/04/2007
- 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.