California Government Code Section 818.5

CA Govt Code § 818.5 (2017)  

The Department of Motor Vehicles is liable for any injury to a lienholder or good faith purchaser of a vehicle proximately caused by the department’s negligent omission of the lienholder’s name from an ownership certificate issued by the department. The liability of the department under this section shall not exceed the actual cash value of the vehicle.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 437, Sec. 2.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018