Our Amicus Committee works hard on behalf of ASCDC members, submitting multiple amicus curiae briefs and letters each year in cases pending in state and federal courts. The Committee supports selected petitions seeking California Supreme Court review, and identifies appropriate cases in which to request publication of unpublished California appellate opinions that are of interest to our members.
If you have a matter that you wish to bring to the attention of the Amicus Committee, please contact the Chair, Steven Fleischman at Horvitz & Levy, (818) 995-0800 or email@example.com.
Below are links to briefs and letters the Committee has filed since 2000, compiled in a searchable database.
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Vlahakis v. Hilton Worldwide, Inc.
Addresses dram shop immunity and assumption of risk.
Stjerne et al. v. Petersen
Involves the doctrine of primary assumption of risk and the public policy concerns that underlie whether it is appropriate to impose a tort duty or not.
Conservatorship of Estate of O.B.
Addressing appellate review of the sufficiency of evidence to meet a clear and convincing standard of proof
Taulbee et al. v. EJ Distribution Corporation et al.
Addresses the test for giving a "negligence per se" jury instruction and proof required for the separate element of causation - in this case, whether a truck driver was negligent by virtue of alleged "violations" of the Vehicle Code when he made an emergency stop in the "gore point" (the triangular-shaped zone demarcated by the freeway and the exit ramp).
Stokes v. Martin Frederick Muschinske
Defending against the reasonableness of lien-based medical treatment
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