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Calif. Courts Of Appeal

NEGLIGENCE - A 2-year-old drowned in the backyard pool of the homeowners when his parent left him unattended for about five minutes. On first impression, the appeals court found that the homeowners breached no duty of supervision, and the parent could not establish that the absence of a self-latching closing mechanism on the gate at one of the entrances to the pool area was a cause of the accident.

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