No. B299605.

50 Cal.App.5th 192 (2020)

SHERRY HORNE et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. AHERN RENTALS, INC., Defendant and Respondent.

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

June 10, 2020.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ainbinder & Pratt, Colleen M. Pratt ; Call & Jensen and David Sudger for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Lynberg & Watkins, Michael J. Larin , Jerome P. Doctors ; Sutton & Murphy and Michael S. Sutton for Defendant and Respondent.


The family of an employee of an independent contractor sued the hirer of the independent contractor, alleging the hirer's negligence was a substantial factor in causing the employee's death. With some exceptions, such suits are barred by the Privette rule. (Privette v. Superior Court (1993)

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