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Diaz v. LA County Metro. Transportation Authority, No. B206259

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By FindLaw Staff on July 21, 2009 5:31 PM

In a negligence action, trial court judgment for defendant is reversed where the court erred in refusing to give a res ipsa loquitur  instruction to the jury, as defendant is a common carrier and substantial evidence supported a conclusion that plaintiff's injury was the result of defendant's operation of the bus.    

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Appellate Information
APPEAL from a judgment of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Stanley M. Weisberg, Judge. Reversed and remanded.
SECOND APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION SEVEN
Filed July 20, 2009

Judges
Before PERLUSS, P.J., ZELON, J., JACKSON, J.
Opinion by PERLUSS, P.J.

Counsel
For Plaintiff: Marlon M. Alo
For Defendant: O'Reilly & McDermott and Paul O'Reilly; Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland, Martin Stein and Carolyn Oill.

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