No. S062627.

77 Cal.Rptr.2d 202 (1998)

959 P.2d 360

18 Cal.4th 1057

Eduardo CALATAYUD III et al., Plaintiffs and Respondents, v. The STATE OF CALIFORNIA et al., Defendants and Appellants.

Supreme Court of California.

August 6, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Daniel E. Lungren, Attorney General, Robert L. Mukai, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Margaret A. Rodda, Assistant Attorney General, Richard J. Rojo, Barbara A. Noble and Raymond L. Fitzgerald, Deputy Attorneys General, for Defendants and Appellants.

Solomon, Saltsman & Jamieson, Robert B. Saltsman, Stephen Allen Jamieson and Stephen Warren Solomon, Playa Del Rey, for Plaintiffs and Respondents.

BROWN, Justice.

Under the common law doctrine known as the firefighter's rule, the public's liability is limited. One who negligently causes the event to which a police officer responds owes no duty of care with respect to the initial negligent act. (Walters v. Sloan (1977) 20 Cal.3d 199, 202, 142 Cal.Rptr. 152, 571 P.2d 609.) Thus, the officer...

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