LOS ANGELES – The Second District California Court of Appeal, Division Seven, on Sept. 19 reversed a trial court order sustaining a demurrer without leave to amend in an elder abuse and elder financial abuse cause of action, saying the facts supporting the elder abuse claims showed both reckless and deliberate behavior. The appeals court reversed the trial court’s dismissal of the lawsuit involving the alleged negligent actions of a conservator overseeing the care of a dependent and older adult (Jeffrey Seigel, etc., v. Renee Sonsino, No. B226415, Calif. App., 2nd Dist., Div. 7; 2011 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 7061).
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