The California Supreme Court has agreed to review an appellate court decision that ruled the City of Los Angeles should not be held liable for landslide-related damage to a property in the Pacific Palisades even though it violated municipal code requirements. In Haggis v. City of Los Angeles, Supreme Court Docket No. S074364, property owner Paul Haggis argued that his house was damaged by a landslide triggered in the 1994 Northridge earthquake, and later condemned and demolished by the city. After the house was demolished, Haggis filed a claim with the city under the Tort Claims Act. The city denied the claim and then Haggis sued, arguing that the city violated four municipal code section between 1966 and 1979, thus preventing Haggis from discovering the true condition of the property when he purchased it in 1991. In particular, Haggis argued, that in the '60s and '70s the city failed to record notices of substandard condition; issued permits to permit reconstruction and expansion of the house after prior landslides without requiring dangerous conditions to be corrected; and failing to halt or prevent work on the property until the substandard conditions had been supplied. But the appellate court ruled in favor of the city, concluding among other things that the statute of limitations had run out. The appellate court ruling was reported in the CP&DR Legal Digest, November 1998.