California Supreme Court Watch

Feb 09, 2019
#19-09 Sandoval v. Qualcomm Inc., S252796. (D070431; 28 Cal.App.5th 381; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2014-00012901-CU-PO-CTL.)

#19-09 Sandoval v. Qualcomm Inc., S252796. (D070431; 28 Cal.App.5th 381; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2014-00012901-CU-PO-CTL.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Can a company that hires an independent contractor be liable in tort for injuries sustained by the contractor’s employee based solely on the company’s negligent failure to undertake safety measures or is more affirmative action required to implicate Hooker v. Department of Transportation (2002) 27 Cal.4th 198?

Review granted: 01/16/2016

See the California Court of Appeal opinion.