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Padilla v. Pomona College, B195724

In an action for personal injury and premises liability arising from a worksite injury during the remodel of a dormitory at defendant Pomona College, grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants is affirmed over claims of error that: 1) defendants had delegated the task of making the worksite safe to others, and that they did not exercise any retained control in a manner that affirmatively contributed to plaintiff's injuries; 2) California Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973 (Cal-OSHA) regulations did not establish defendants' negligence per se or impose a non-delegable duty on defendants; and 3) that plaintiff's expert testimony lacked foundation.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/03/2008
  • Published 09/03/2008


  • ZELON, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein, Roger L. Gordon, Vincent F. Bennett, and Noah Green, Los Angeles, for Plaintiff and Appellant Anthony Padilla.

  • For Appellees:
  • Horvitz & Levy, Stephen E. Norris, Curt C. Cutting, Peder K. Batalden, Encino;  Cozen O'Connor and Huey P. Cotton, Los Angeles, for Defendants and Respondents Pomona College and Gordon & Williams General Contractor, Inc.
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