'Informal' Letter Was Presuit Notice In Time-Barred Suit

Law360, New York (July 7, 2017, 3:43 PM EDT) -- A woman’s letter to a hospital which described an injury claim tied to a post-birth hospitalization constituted a presuit notice, a California appeals court ruled Thursday, upholding a finding that a later letter from her counsel did not extend the time to file the actual suit.

The California First Appellate District upheld a lower court’s ruling that Veena Kumari’s lawsuit against The Hospital Committee for the Livermore-Pleasanton Areas, which operates as ValleyCare Health, was filed too late under the statute of limitations. The panel agreed that...
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