California Supreme Court Watch

Aug 18, 2017
#17-248 Quigley v. Garden Valley Fire Protection Dist., S242250. (C079270; 10 Cal.App.5th 1135; Plumas County Superior Court; CV1000225.)

#17-248 Quigley v. Garden Valley Fire Protection Dist., S242250. (C079270; 10 Cal.App.5th 1135; Plumas County Superior Court; CV1000225.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1) Did defendants forfeit the immunity provided under Government Code section 850.4 for governmental entities involved in firefighting by failing to timely raise the defense before trial? (2) Does section 850.4 apply to immunize defendants in an action for personal injuries allegedly caused by a dangerous condition of property being used as a firefighting facility, where plaintiff’s injuries did not result from a condition of that property that rendered it inoperative, useless, or otherwise less effective in aiding defendant’s firefighting efforts?

Review granted: 08/9/2017

See the California Court of Appeal opinion.