California Supreme Court Watch

Mar 07, 2018
#18-40 Southern California Gas Leak Cases, S246669. (B283606; 18 Cal.App.5th 581; Los Angeles County Superior Court; JCCP4861.)

#18-40 Southern California Gas Leak Cases, S246669. (B283606; 18 Cal.App.5th 581; Los Angeles County Superior Court; JCCP4861.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted a petition for peremptory writ of mandate. This case presents the following issue: Can a plaintiff who is harmed by a manmade environmental disaster state a claim for negligence against the gas company that allegedly caused the disaster if the damages sustained are purely economic?

See the California Court of Appeal opinion.