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Cordova v. City of Los Angeles, S208130

In an auto accident negligence action against a city under Government Code section 835, which states that a public entity may be held liable for injury proximately caused by a dangerous condition of its property if the risk of injury was reasonably foreseeable and the entity had sufficient notice of the danger to take corrective measures, alleging that the configuration of a roadway that contained a tree in the center divide was a dangerous condition of public property, the Court of Appeals affirmation of summary judgment to the city is reversed where section 835 does not require plaintiffs to show that this allegedly dangerous condition caused not only their decedents' fatal injuries, but also the third party conduct that precipitated the accident.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/13/2015
  • Published 08/13/2015




  • Supreme Court of California