California Supreme Court grants petition for review filed by Ehrlich Law Firm

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California Supreme Court grants petition for review filed by Ehrlich Law Firm

California Supreme Court SealJanuary 2010 – Adelamo Cabral was killed when he lost control of his pickup truck on I-10 and slammed into a big-rig truck illegally parked on the shoulder.  At trial, the jury held that the truck’s driver and owner were 10% at fault for the collision.  The Court of Appeal reversed, finding that the trial court should have granted a JNOV against the Cabral family’s wrongful-death action because there was no duty by the truck driver to create a “safe landing” for Cabral.

The Ehrlich Law Firm filed a petition for review in the California Supreme Court, arguing that the Court of Appeal’s approach would make California freeways more dangerous by allowing truck drivers to park their rigs alongside the freeway with impunity.  The Court granted the petition, and the matter is being briefed.  (Cabral v. Ralph’s Grocery Co. No. S. 178799.)


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