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Espinosa v. Kirkwood, E048472

In plaintiffs' suit against the driver of their getaway vehicle (they were participants in a burglary) for damages for personal injuries sustained in a vehicle collision while fleeing from the police, judgment of the trial court is affirmed as, because their injuries were "in any way proximately caused by their commission of a felony or immediate flight therefrom," plaintiffs were barred from recovering damages based on negligence.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/23/2010
  • Published 06/23/2010

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Harrison Patterson O'Connor & Kinkead LLP, Harry W. Harrison and Matthew J. O'Connor for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennett and Peter J. Godfrey for Defendant and Respondent.
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