California Supreme Court Watch

May 22, 2018
#18-67 Gonzalez v. Mathis, S247677. (B272344; 20 Cal.App.5th 257; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC542498.)

#18-67 Gonzalez v. Mathis, S247677. (B272344; 20 Cal.App.5th 257; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC542498.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. This case includes the following issue: Can a homeowner who hires an independent contractor be held liable in tort for injury sustained by the contractor’s employee when the homeowner does not retain control over the worksite and the hazard causing the injury was known to the contractor?

Review Granted: 05/16/2018

See the California Court of Appeal opinion.