No. B249285.

225 Cal.App.4th 1530 (2014)

ERIC DENNIS SYKORA, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. STATE DEPARTMENT OF STATE HOSPITALS, Defendant and Respondent.

Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Six.

May 6, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Fisher Law Office and David L. Fisher for Plaintiff and Appellant.

Kamala D. Harris , Attorney General, Kristin G. Hogue , Assistant Attorney General, Richard Rojo and David Adida , Deputy Attorneys General, for Defendant and Respondent.



Failure to follow the requirements of the Government Claims Act (Gov. Code, § 900 et seq.) often bars a plaintiff from filing an action against a state agency. But not always. The act recognizes that in certain cases an inflexible application of its requirements produces an unjust result for which relief is available. The instant case is an example. We hold the timely filing and apparent acceptance of a government...

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