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Moreno v. Quemuel, B241998

When a peace officer opens his or her door as a precursor to exiting a patrol car and making contact with a motorist during a traffic stop, the peace officer is in "immediate pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law" for purposes of the immunity set forth in Vehicle Code section 17004, and thus, in that situation, the peace officer cannot be held liable for opening his or her door in the path of a motorcyclist and causing injury.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/17/2013
  • Published 09/17/2013

Judges

  • ASHMANN-GERST

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel