Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Howard v. Omni Hotels (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 8, 2012)

Ron Howard Seriously Injured When He Slips In Tub in San Diego Omni!

That's what the People Magazine headline would be for this case.  Or, for you online folks, what TMZ would say.

But fear not, Opie fans.  It's not that Ron Howard.  His wife's name is Cheryl.  (To whom he's been married for over 40 years, I might add.  Great job, Ron & Cheryl.)  Whereas, according to the first footnote of this opinion, this Ron Howard's wife is named Lisa.  So it's a different Ron Howard in SoCal.  Though I certainly checked out the converse possibility.

This Ron Howard, unfortunately, has a worse track record than the more famous one.  He lost on summary judgment below, but got a break when the court granted a new trial motion as to one of the defendants and reversed his prior decision.  Both sides appealed, and this Ron Howard not only lost his appeal but also lost the appeal of defendant Omni.

So no money for this Ron.