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Court Reinstates Construction Worker's Tort Claim for Assault Injuries

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 | 0

A California appellate court revived a construction foreman’s tort claim against a general contractor and property owner for his injuries from an assault while working in a high-crime area. Case: Degala v. John Stewart Co., No. A163130, 01/27/2023, unpublished. Facts: The Hunters Point East-West construction project involved the rehabilitation of 27 buildings containing residential units. The project site was located in an area of San Francisco known to have a high rate of crime. The John Stewart Co. was the general partner of the limited partnership that owned the property, ...

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