California Supreme Court Watch

Aug 30, 2021
#21-437 Los Angeles Unified School Dist. v. Superior Court, S269608.

#21-437 Los Angeles Unified School Dist. v. Superior Court, S269608. (B307389; 64 Cal.App.5th 549; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC659059.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted a petition for writ of mandate. This case presents the following issue: Does Government Code section 818, which bars punitive damages against government defendants, preclude recovery under Code of Civil Procedure section 340.1, subdivision (b), which permits an award of up to treble damages after a child is sexually abused as a result of a cover up?

Review granted: 09/01/2021

See the Court of Appeal Opinion.