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

Filed letter: 10/18/2022

Informing the court that on September 7, 2022, the Superior Court for the County of San Bernardino entered a signed order dismissing the above captioned matter without prejudice.
by Shea S. Muprhy, counsel of petitioner.

Dismissed & remanded: 7/19/2023

See the Court of Appeal Opinion.