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Muller v. Fresno Cmty. Hospital and Med. Ctr., B196684

In a medical negligence action, trial court's order granting a new trial and denying plaintiff's motion for sanctions is affirmed where there is no authority in the statutes for the imposition of monetary sanctions for disclosing for the first time during the trial a theory that was not disclosed by an expert witness in their declaration.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/27/2009
  • Published 03/27/2009


  • FLIER, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Keesal, Young & Logan, Samuel A. Keesal, Jr., Albert E. Peacock III and Evelyn A. Christensen, Long Beach, for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Weiss, Martin, Salinas & Hearst, Andrew R. Weiss;  Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland, Martin Stein, Barbara W. Ravitz and Kent J. Bullard, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Appellant Sanagram Shantharam., Cole Pedroza, Kenneth R. Pedroza, Matthew S. Levinson, Pasadena;  Stammer, McKnight, Barnum & Bailey and Carey H. Jonnson, Fresno, for Defendant and Appellant Fresno Community Hospital and Medical Center.
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