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Williams v. Southern California Gas Co., No. B210897

By FindLaw Staff on August 11, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In an action for personal injuries involving a malfunctioning gas wall furnace, trial court judgment sustaining defendant's demurrer is affirmed where, although the court erred in sustaining the demurrer on the ground that discovery responses were inconsistent with the second amended complaint, the decision was still correct as defendant-utility did not owe plaintiff a duty of due care since it was a bystander and not under a duty to act.   

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Appellate Information
APPEAL from a judgment of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, William Barry, Judge. Affirmed.
Filed August 10, 2009

Before FLIER, J., RUBIN, Acting P.J., BIGELOW, J.
Opinion by FLIER, J.

For Plaintiff: Law Offices of Barry Novack, Barry B. Novack and Jonathan Parrott.

For Defendant: Sabina B. Clorfeine.

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