California Supreme Court Watch

Aug 24, 2016
#16-296 Lopez v. Sony Electronics, Inc., S235357.

#16-296 Lopez v. Sony Electronics, Inc., S235357. (B256792; 247 Cal.App.4th 444; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC476544.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Does the six-year limitations period in Code of Civil Procedure section 340.4, which governs actions based on birth and pre-birth injuries and is not subject to tolling for minority, or the two-year limitations period in Code of Civil Procedure section 340.8, which applies to actions for injury based upon exposure to a toxic substance and is subject to tolling for minority, govern an action alleging pre-birth injuries due to exposure to a toxic substance?

Review granted: 08/24/2016 | Oral Argument: 05/01/2018 |Decided: 07/05/2018


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