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Defendant city government is immune from liability for accidents caused by police vehicular pursuits if it has promulgated a suitable written pursuit policy and requires annual training and certification by all officers that they have received, read, and understood the policy, even if not all the officers actually sign the required certifications.   Read More

Although government entities are immunized from liability for injuries caused by the natural condition of any unimproved public property, a campground counts as an improvement; so child could sue county after he was injured by a  falling tree at a county-owned campsite.   Read More

City could not claim sovereign immunity after plaintiff was injured by falling tree limb in a city park because the trail on which plaintiff had been walking had no causal connection to the injury.   Read More

Governmental immunity from liability for injuries on recreational trails does not shield a city from liability for injury from errant golf balls hit from an adjoining commercial golf course on city property. Read More

Plaintiff, who was held involuntarily for 72 hours for a mental health evaluation, could not sue hospital and officers who had probable cause to detain her, due to their qualified immunity. Read More

Under Government Code 850.4, a governmental entity was immune from liability for injuries the firefighter-plaintiff incurred when a truck ran over her while she was sleeping in a temporary firefighting base camp, as the injuries resulted from the condition of firefighting facilities.  Read More

Plaintiff cannot sue the United States for negligent injuries suffered in a foreign country, and plaintiff suffered her injury in Spain when she was prematurely born with brain damage, not in the United States where she was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy.  Read More

Because a county charged admission for entry into a campground located inside a county-owned park, and PG&E maintained a power line to the campground’s bathroom, PG&E could not claim immunity for injuries suffered by the public in connection with the bathroom—even though PG&E received no portion of the campground fee.  Read More

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