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Case Law - Liability

Heiman v. Worker's Compensation Appeals Board

(2007) 149 Cal.App.4th 724 A property manager and its association were held to be co-employers with an unlicensed contractor subject to Labor Code ‘ 2750.5.  They were all held responsible for payment of worker's compensation benefits and any tort liability arising from an accident which injured the contractor's employee, even though the manager did not know the contractor was unlicensed and uninsured when the contractor was hired.

Frances T.  v. Village Green Owners Association

(1986) 42 Cal.3d 490 The California Supreme Court held that a condominium association may be held to a landlord's standard of care as to common areas under its control, in a case brought by a unit owner who was raped in the unlit common area of the association after she had been instructed to remove the lights she installed because the association had not.

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