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Diaz v. LA County Metro. Transportation Authority, B206259

In a negligence action, trial court judgment for defendant is reversed where the court erred in refusing to give a res ipsa loquitur instruction to the jury, as defendant is a common carrier and substantial evidence supported a conclusion that plaintiff's injury was the result of defendant's operation of the bus.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/20/2009
  • Published 07/20/2009




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Marlon M. Alo for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • O'Reilly & McDermott and Paul O'Reilly;  Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland, Martin Stein and Carolyn Oill, Los Angeles, for Defendants and Respondents Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Omar Forero.
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