Road Construction Contractor Owed Duty of Care to Motorist

A highway contractor controlling traffic on a road on which it is performing construction owes a duty of care to a motorist who was rear-ended when forced to stop behind a car that wasn’t able to turn left at an intersection where traffic was backed up and stopped due...

Construction Manager Not Liable for Defective Work by Contractor

Professional Construction Manager is not a guarantor of work performed by a construction contractor who is under separate contract to the project owner even though it agreed to “make sure the construction work is performed properly.” The owner was entitled to recover...

Safety Consultant May be Liable for Death of Client’s Employee

A safety consultant retained by a California employer owes a duty of care to its client’s workers. The trial court incorrectly granted summary judgment on the ground that the consultant owed no duty of care because its allegedly negligent omissions were not...