Negligence Doctrine: Pure Comparative Negligence
Circuit # 9

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Med Pay Subrogation - Yes
PIP Subrogation - No

Statute of Limitations

  • Statute of Repose: Products 2 years
  • Statute of Repose: Real Property 4 years
  • Breach of Contract (Written) 4 years
  • Personal Property 3 years
    • Contractors/Architects 3 years from substantial completion years
  • Personal Injury 2 years
  • Warranty 4 years

Able to Pursue Owner

Sue Owner for Negligence – YES
Suspend Owner’s License – YES

Deductible Reimbursement

Pro Rata State
Cal. Code of Regs. tit. 10, § 2695.7


(Note: ALL states allow garnishment for child support, alimony, taxes and federal student loans)

Up to 25% of the debtor’s net disposable earnings. Once the levy has been served on the employer by the sheriff or marshal, it remains in effect until the judgment has been paid in full. Because California is a community property state, the wages of a non-judgment debtor spouse are also subject to levy

Parental Responsibility

Minor (Under 18)
Dollar Limit on Parents’ Liability:
$25,000 Property
$25,000 Medical, Dental and Hospital Expenses
$25,000 Vandalism including attorney’s fees
$30,000/$60,000 firearms limits

15/30/5 driving limits

Jointly and severally liable for willful misconduct causing injury, death or property damage; Liability generally imposed when child has acted with “willful” misconduct; Negligence of child is sufficient to impose liability when child harms person or property while operating motor vehicle with parent’s permission; Person verifying minor’s license application liable for driving of minor; Parent jointly & severally liable for negligent driving of child

Subrogation by Landlord's Carrier against Tenant

Not clear, look to lease

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