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Knight v. Jewett

Knight v. Jewett, 3 Cal. 4th 296 (1992), was a case decided by the California Supreme Court, ruling that the comparative negligence scheme adopted in Li v. Yellow Cab Co. of California did not completely eliminate the defense of assumption of risk in an action for negligence. [1]

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Assumption of risk

Assumption of risk is a defense in the law of torts, which bars or reduces a plaintiff's right to recovery against a negligent tortfeasor if the defendant can demonstrate that the plaintiff voluntarily and knowingly assumed the risks at issue inherent to the dangerous activity in which he was participating at the time of his or her injury.

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Case citation

Case citation is a system used in many countries to identify past court case decisions, either in series of books called reporters or law reports, or in a "neutral" style that identifies a decision regardless of where it is reported.

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Comparative negligence

Comparative negligence, or non-absolute contributory negligence outside of the United States, is a partial legal defense that reduces the amount of damages that a plaintiff can recover in a negligence-based claim based upon the degree to which the plaintiff's own negligence contributed to cause the injury.

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Duty of care

In tort law, a duty of care is a legal obligation which is imposed on an individual requiring adherence to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeably harm others.

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Edward A. Panelli

Edward A. Panelli is a former Justice of the Supreme Court of California.

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Joyce L. Kennard

Joyce Luther Kennard (born May 6, 1941) is a former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California.

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Legal case

A legal case is a dispute between opposing parties resolved by a court, or by some equivalent legal process.

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Li v. Yellow Cab Co.

Li v. Yellow Cab Co., 532 P.2d 1226, 13 Cal.3d 804 (1975), commonly referred to simply as Li, is a California Supreme Court case that judicially embraced comparative negligence in California tort law, rejecting strict contributory negligence.

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Malcolm M. Lucas

Malcolm Millar Lucas (born April 19, 1927 in Berkeley, California) was the 26th Chief Justice of California.

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Marvin R. Baxter

Marvin Ray Baxter (born January 9, 1940) is a former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California.

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Negligence

Negligence (Lat. negligentia, from neglegere, to neglect, literally "not to pick up something") is a failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in like circumstances.

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Ronald M. George

Ronald Marc George (born March 11, 1940) is the retired 27th Chief Justice of California, where he headed the Supreme Court of California and the Judicial Council of California.

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Stanley Mosk

Stanley Mosk (September 4, 1912 – June 19, 2001) was an Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court for 37 years (1964–2001), and holds the record for the longest-serving justice on that court.

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Supreme Court of California

The Supreme Court of California is the court of last resort in the courts of the State of California.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knight_v._Jewett

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