Torts Keyed to Dobbs
Paz v. State Of California
The city, as a condition of granting a permit, required a development company to install traffic signals and road markings. The developer subcontracted an engineering firm that, in turn, subcontracted another firm to design and install the signals. Nearly two years went by, and the signals had not been installed (partially due to delay in the subcontractor’s obtaining permits from the state). Plaintiff was riding his motorcycle and crashed into a car at an intersection in the residential neighborhood under development. Plaintiff sued several defendants, including the state and its transportation department, claiming negligence in their failure to install traffic signals. The Superior Court granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment. The Court of Appeal reversed.
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