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Liability Reform Insider

Liability Reform Insider

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Liability Reform Insider is CJAC’s regular update of developments in the California Legislature, appellate courts, and more impacting civil liability.

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CJAC Win: Non-Economic Damages Apportionment

CJAC Liability Reform Insider (March 2021) – In a major victory on the side of fair apportionment of non-economic damages, the Second Appellate District Court issued a unanimous, unpublished decision on March 25 in Putt v. CBS Corporation (Ford Motor Co.), which reversed the jury’s apportionment of 100% of fault to Ford for plaintiff’s injury.

CJAC originally filed an amici brief, joined by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,  in the case on January 6.

In the opinion, the court remanded for a new trial on the issues of:

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