California Supreme Court Watch

Dec 01, 2021
X.M. v. Superior Court, S271478.

#21-552 X.M. v. Superior Court, S271478. (E076340; 68 Cal.App.5th 1014; San Bernardino County Superior Court; CIVDS1907602.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal denied a petition for writ of mandate. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in Los Angeles Unified School Dist. v. Superior Court, S269608 (#21-437), which 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; briefing deferred: 12/01/2021

See the Court of Appeal Opinion.