The City of Los Angeles successfully invoked the statutory design immunity defense because the public employee reasonably exercised discretionary authority to approve bollards at the LA Convention CenterFernandez, et al. v. Jimenez, et al.
The Appellate Court upheld the jury award of $45 million dollars in non-economic damages to the children of the decedent killed by a drunk driver, finding that the award did not shock the conscience because the decedent was a single and loving mother.
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