No. S117287.

30 Cal.Rptr.3d 145 (2005)

36 Cal.4th 224

113 P.3d 1159

Michael Wollery DELGADO, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. TRAX BAR & GRILL, Defendant and Appellant.

Supreme Court of California.

June 30, 2005.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Law Offices of Eric G. Young, Eric G. Young, Santa Rosa; Ringhoff & Toledo, Stephen J. Ringhoff, Modesto, Theressa Y. Toledo; Law Offices of Frank J. Christy, Jr., and Frank J. Christy, Jr., Petaluma, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

Hollingshead, Nardine, Bennett & Smith, Hollingshead, Bennett & Smith, David H. Bennett; Fatouhi .Epps .Hilger .Gilroy and Shahab E. Fotouhi, Oakland, for Defendant and Appellant.

Debra J. La Fetra for Pacific Legal Foundation as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Appellant.


It is established that business proprietors such as shopping centers, restaurants, and bars owe a duty to their patrons to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition, and that this duty includes an obligation to undertake "reasonable steps to secure common areas against foreseeable criminal acts of third parties that are likely to occur in the absence of such precautionary measures." (Ann...

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