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Helfend v. Southern California Rapid Transit District

Supreme Court of California
465 P.2d 61 (1970)


Julius Helfend (plaintiff) was in a car accident caused by a Southern California Rapid Transit District (Transit) (defendant) bus. Helfend brought suit against Transit in the Los Angeles Superior Court. Helfend sought damages for his medical bills. Transit sought to introduce evidence that a portion of Helfend’s medical bills were paid by his insurance company. The trial court sustained Helfend’s objection to the introduction of this evidence, based on the collateral-source rule. The jury returned a verdict for Helfend. Transit appealed, arguing against the application of the collateral-source rule.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Tobriner, C.J.)

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