Action by plaintiff who sustained severe burns to his entire body in a natural gas explosion at his residence. Earlier that day, a gas company employee opened a gas valve, which pumped gas into the plaintiff’s bedroom; although the gas company admitted liability, plaintiff’s allegation of traumatic brain injury from the accident was fiercely contested.
A car jumped the curb and struck two foreign tourists who were visiting a major Hollywood landmark. The tourists sustained serious injuries.
A Hollywood stuntman for a noted action star alleged career-ending injuries when he was rear-ended on the freeway by a delivery truck. His partner sued for personal injuries as well.
Light rail train passengers sustain personal injuries when their train is struck by a fire truck.
Several elementary school children sued the school district, the school principal, and the teacher after their second grade teacher spit in their faces, hit, and kicked the students.
An octogenarian patient sued a hospital for premises liability and negligence when he tripped and fell after being admitted to the hospital for a knee replacement surgery.
A man shot at by police who had mistakenly believed he was shooting at them sued the officers and the city.
Defamation action brought by unsuccessful candidate for a state assembly seat against the sitting state assemblyman, contending that an election mailer was defamatory.
Parents of a foreign exchange student who had committed suicide while studying in the United States sued the company that placed the student with the host family, the host family, and the student’s school. The parents contended that they were dissatisfied with the host family, but no change was made.
A seventh grader involved in an on-campus classroom scuffle sustained a fractured wrist when a campus police officer grabbed him to pull him outside.
A middle school student and her parents sued her private school, principal, and teacher for negligence and emotional distress, alleging that the sixth grade teacher bullied and insulted the student.
Several adults sued the Archdiocese based upon alleged sexual molestation by Roman Catholic priests during their childhood.
Wrongful death action brought by the children of a woman who was struck and killed in a multi-car crash on a Los Angeles freeway.
Heirs of a truck driver killed when his truck’s tire blew out on the freeway sued the State of California, his employer, and the truck maintenance company for wrongful death.
A woman alleged she sustained serious personal injuries when she attempted to board a bus. While on the platform, the bus driver allegedly closed the doors and drove away, dragging plaintiff. The woman’s children and grandchild witnessed the alleged incident, and alleged emotional distress.
Action by a shopper at a department store when she tripped over a store display left at the end of an aisle by an employee.
A patron of a casino alleged he tripped and fell on a wet floor of the casino’s bathroom.
An ambulance company dropped a patient in a gurney during transport, causing personal injuries.
Action by minor and his parents after the minor fell out of a window in a multi-story apartment building, and sustained serious injuries.
Action brought by a family against the gas company alleging personal injuries due to a gas leak at the house.
Action brought by a guest of Las Vegas casino hotel, alleging personal injuries and emotional distress from being bitten by bedbugs.
Action brought by drivers of two vehicles that were struck by a third car in a multi-car crash in Malibu.
Action brought by a hospital employee in her 20s, who was struck by another car and sustained injuries requiring spinal surgery.
Action brought by a resident of an apartment complex who claimed that he slipped and fell on a wet stairway during a “power washing” cleaning by the landlord.
Heirs of a man who had died from pulmonary fibrosis after working as a vehicle maintenance technician at an airport for over 40 years sued several entities alleging that the man’s fatal illness was caused by exposure to toxic chemicals.
Former tenants sued their former landlord contending that they actually purchased, and not leased, the property; landlord cross-complained for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress, contending that the tenants had defamed them in their religious community, even sending a prominent rabbi to their house to persuade them to give their house to the tenants.
Action for damage to personal and professional reputation, brought by an actor against his ex-girlfriend, for falsely alleging child abuse online.
Action for personal injuries sustained by a bicyclist who collided with an armored car.
A shopper slipped and fell in a discount retail store, sustaining personal injuries.
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