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Case Name Waste Management vs. Superior Court
Date 06/01/2004
Note Parent not liable to employee of subsidiary for injury/death where parent lacked control.
Citation 119 Cal. App. 4th 105; 13 Cal. Rptr. 3d 910
WCC Citation WCC 29862004 CA
WASTE MANAGEMENT INC. , et al. , Petitioners, v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Respondent; ROSA M. GUZMAN de PERALTA et al. , Real Parties in Interest. OPINION MCCONNELL, P. J. - Rafael Peralta Rios (Rafael) was killed by a trash truck while working as a mechanic for Waste Management of California, Inc. (WMCI). 1988) Torts, § 6, p. 61; Romero v. Superior Court (2001) 89 Cal. App. 4th 1068, 1078. )Code, § 3852; Privette v. Superior Court (1993) 5 Cal. 4th 689, 697; Orosco v. Sun-Diamond Corp. (1997) 51 Cal. App. 4th 1659, 1664. )Likewise in this case, the Peraltas adequately pleaded independent negligent or wrongful acts by Waste Management, Inc. and USA Waste of California (together, WMI).

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