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Jones v. Sorenson, 084870

Revived a claim that a homeowner was liable for injuries that a gardener's helper suffered by falling from a ladder while trimming a tree. The gardener's helper argued that the gardener was negligent and that the homeowner was liable in tort under a respondeat superior theory by virtue of being their employer. On appeal, the Third Appellate District held that the negligence claim could proceed to trial, reversing the entry of summary judgment.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/08/02


  • Duarte


  • California Court of Appeal


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