California Court of Appeal Dismisses Plaintiff’s Lawsuit for Damages Following Car Accident Due to Plaintiff’s Failure to Cooperate and Intent to Commit Fraud on the Court

By April 13, 2017 November 21st, 2018 Medical and Legal Issues

In a recent case before the California Court of Appeal, the court held that the lower court had appropriately ruled in favor of the defendant in a personal injury and property damage claim. In fact, the appellate court determined that the trial court had not erred in dismissing the plaintiff’s complaint for having committed misrepresentations to the court and for having attempted to commit fraud on the court by testifying falsely. The appellate court, in affirming this decision, noted the significance of the fact that on appeal, the plaintiff did not support his claims with legal evidence or authority. The plaintiff in this case, a 73-year-old man, alleged that he suffered a bodily injury and property damage when a car driven by the defendant rear-ended his vehicle. The plaintiff represented himself in the trial court action. In summarizing the procedural history, the appellate court focused on the ways that the plaintiff had not cooperated fully with procedural…
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Source: Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Blog