44 Cited authorities

  1. Lazar v. Superior Court

    12 Cal.4th 631 (Cal. 1996)   Cited 1,638 times   3 Legal Analyses
    Holding that justifiable reliance is a required element of a fraud claim
  2. Norgart v. Upjohn Co.

    21 Cal.4th 383 (Cal. 1999)   Cited 1,279 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the discovery rule "postpones accrual of a cause of action until the plaintiff discovers, or has reason to discover, the cause of action, until, that is, he at least suspects, or has reason to suspect, a factual basis for its elements"
  3. Applied Equipment Corp. v. Litton Saudi Arabia Ltd.

    7 Cal.4th 503 (Cal. 1994)   Cited 1,159 times   5 Legal Analyses
    Holding that there is no separate cause of action for civil conspiracy, and that to establish such an action, a plaintiff must show some other underlying tort or civil wrong
  4. Robinson Helicopter Co. v. Dana Corp.

    34 Cal.4th 979 (Cal. 2004)   Cited 717 times   3 Legal Analyses
    Holding the "narrow" exception to the economic loss rule is "limited to a defendant's affirmative misrepresentations on which a plaintiff relies and which expose a plaintiff to liability for personal damages."
  5. Quelimane Co. v. Stewart Title Guaranty Co.

    19 Cal.4th 26 (Cal. 1998)   Cited 745 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Holding that title insurer owed no duty of ordinary care to non-clients, commenting that "[i]n the business arena it would be unprecedented to impose a duty on one actor to operate its business in a manner that would ensure the financial success of transactions between third parties"
  6. Pacific Gas Electric Co. v. Bear Stearns Co.

    50 Cal.3d 1118 (Cal. 1990)   Cited 657 times   5 Legal Analyses
    Holding that interference with plaintiff's performance may give rise to a claim for interference with contractual relations if plaintiff's performance is made more costly or more burdensome
  7. Committee on Children's Television, Inc. v. General Foods Corp.

    35 Cal.3d 197 (Cal. 1983)   Cited 704 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that no fiduciary relationship existed between advertisers of cereal and consumers because "it is unnecessary to call upon the law of fiduciary relationships to perform a function for which it was not designed and is largely unsuited"
  8. E-Fab, Inc. v. Accountants, Inc. Services

    153 Cal.App.4th 1308 (Cal. Ct. App. 2007)   Cited 281 times   3 Legal Analyses
    In E-Fab, a case concerning misrepresentations related to a background check, 153 Cal.App.4th at 1313, 64 Cal.Rptr.3d 9, the California Court of Appeal emphasized that "both plaintiff's injury and its cause were imperceptible."
  9. US Ecology, Inc. v. State

    129 Cal.App.4th 887 (Cal. Ct. App. 2005)   Cited 297 times
    Holding that causation is an element of a promissory estoppel claim
  10. Reeves v. Hanlon

    33 Cal.4th 1140 (Cal. 2004)   Cited 285 times   12 Legal Analyses
    Holding "a plaintiff may recover damages for intentional interference with an at-will employment relation under the same California standard applicable to claims for intentional interference with prospective economic advantage"
  11. Section 452 - Matters permitting judicial notice

    Cal. Evid. Code § 452   Cited 7,734 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Permitting notice to be taken of the "[o]fficial acts of the . . . judicial departments . . . of any state of the United States"
  12. Section 430.10 - Grounds for objection by party against whom complaint or cross-complaint filed

    Cal. Code Civ. Proc. § 430.10   Cited 1,016 times
    Explaining "[t]he party against whom a complaint ... has been filed may object, by demurrer ..., to the pleading" on the basis that "[t]he pleading does not state facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action"
  13. Section 430.50 - Demurrer to whole complaint or any cause of action stated; demurrer to whole answer or to any defenses set up

    Cal. Code Civ. Proc. § 430.50   Cited 10 times

    (a) A demurrer to a complaint or cross-complaint may be taken to the whole complaint or cross-complaint or to any of the causes of action stated therein. (b) A demurrer to an answer may be taken to the whole answer or to any one or more of the several defenses set up in the answer. Ca. Civ. Proc. Code § 430.50 Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 244.