California Supreme Court Watch

Mar 22, 2021
#20-01 Brown v. USA Taekwondo, S259216. (B280550; 40 Cal.App.5th 1077, mod. 41 Cal.App.5th 567a, mod. 41 Cal.App.5th 567d; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC599321.)

#20-01 Brown v. USA Taekwondo, S259216. (B280550; 40 Cal.App.5th 1077, mod. 41 Cal.App.5th 567a, mod. 41 Cal.App.5th 567d; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC599321.)  Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: What is the appropriate test that minor plaintiffs must satisfy to establish a duty by defendants to protect them from sexual abuse by third parties? (See Rowland v. Christian (1968) 69 Cal.2d 108; Nally v. Grace Community Church(1988) 47 Cal.3d 278; Regents of the University of California v. Superior Court(2018) 4 Cal.5th 607; Doe v. United States Youth Soccer Association(2017) 8 Cal.App.5th 1118; Conti v. Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of New York, Inc.(2015) 235 Cal.App.4th 1214; Juarez v. Boy Scouts of America, Inc.(2000) 81 Cal.App.4th 377.)

Petition for review granted: 01/02/2020

See the Petition for Review.

See the California Supreme Court Opinion.