If a tree falls and you’re standing under it, what kind of court case does it make? A pretty good one, attorney Matthew Davis has learned. He has filed four such suits, and he settled the first two for a total of $3.5 million.

Arbor Day — Friday — was an appropriate day to file No. 5. He’s suing the city of Pacific Grove, Calif., over a falling tree limb that killed a woman.

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