Cortez v. Abich, No. B210628

By FindLaw Staff on September 03, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In a personal injury action arising from a construction accident, trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants is affirmed where:  1) plaintiff's contention that the defendants were required to comply with OSHA requirements fails as a matter of law because they were not plaintiff's employer; and 2) to the extent plaintiff seeks to hold defendants liable as homeowners on a concealed danger theory, defendants had no duty to inspect the roof for 'soft spots' in order to ensure the safety of the workers as a matter of law.     

Read Cortez v. Abich, No. B210628

Appellate Information

Filed September 2, 2009


Opinion by Judge Suzukawa


For Appellant:  Homampour Law Firm, Arash Homampour, and Stuart Sherman

For Respondent:  Early, Maslach & Van Dueck, John C. Notti, Paul A. Carron, and James Grafton Randall, Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland, Robert A. Olson, and Alana H. Rotter

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