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Richardson v. Dept. of Motor Vehicles , 148613

Affirmed summary judgment dismissing a tort suit filed by an injured motorcycle rider against the Department of Motor Vehicles for lifting the suspension of the 93-year-old woman who had caused the accident that left him paralyzed. In affirming the summary judgment, the appellate court held that the plaintiff could not proceed to trial because the DMV was entitled to immunity under Government Code section 818.4 for exercising its discretion to remove the license suspension once the woman passed certain medical, vision and other tests.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/07/11


  • Jenkins


  • California Court of Appeal