From our private database of 14,100+ case briefs...
Cortez v. Nacco Material Handling Group, Inc.
Oregon Supreme Court
337 P.3d 111 (2014)
Antonio Cortez (plaintiff) was injured on the job while working for Sun Studs, LLC. Cortez brought suit against Swanson Group, Inc. (Swanson) (defendant), the parent company and sole member of Sun Studs. Cortez alleged negligence and a violation of the state’s Employers Liability Law (ELL). Swanson managed Sun Studs and provided Sun Studs with a safety manual that it could tailor to its own needs. Swanson provided general oversight of Sun Studs but delegated the day-to-day safety management, including implementation of specific safety measures, to Sun Studs employees. In effect, Swanson told Sun Studs that it needed to implement safety measures, but then it was up to Sun Studs as to which safety measures to implement. The trial court granted Swanson’s motion for summary judgment on both claims. The court of appeals affirmed the judgment with respect to Cortez’s ELL claim and reversed on the negligence claim.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Kistler, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 218,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,100 briefs, keyed to 189 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.