OMLO attorney Jaime Hernández successfully argued the Colton Joint Unified School District’s Motion for Summary Judgment in the matter of Zlaket v. Colton Joint Unified School District. The Court summarily granted judgment in favor of the District and dismissed all claims against the District with prejudice. Generally, summary judgment is granted in a very small percentage of lawsuits.
The underlying lawsuit arose from a purported injury that occurred during an event at Grand Terrace High School within the Colton Joint Unified School District. The event was hosted by an independent entity. The core claims against the District were for premises liability, negligence, and dangerous condition of public property. In prevailing at summary judgment, Mr. Hernández demonstrated his legal acumen in effectively marshaling the key evidence, his expert command over legal doctrines relating to premises liability and actual and constructive notice issues, and his strategic understanding of rules of evidence and procedure.