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Family of Slain Freshman Sues University Over Botched Investigation

By Venardi Zurada |

The family of Kristin Smart, a California Polytechnic State University student who went missing from campus in 1996, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the university for what they claim was a botched investigation. According to the lawsuit, the university allowed the freshman’s killer to attend school despite prior accusations against him. Her… Read More »

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Death of 15-Year-Old Autistic Boy Sets Off Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against San Bernardino County

By Venardi Zurada |

The parents of a 15-year-old autistic boy have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against San Bernardino County after sheriff’s deputies shot and killed their son during a mental health call. Attorneys representing the family held a news conference to discuss how deputies handled the situation and address the grief that the family is currently… Read More »

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Court Rules Wrongful Business Practices and Wrongful Death Not Related Claims in Lawsuit Against Nursing Home

By Venardi Zurada |

In Oxnard Manor LP v. Hallmark Specialty Ins. Co, a U.S. District Court for the Central District of California was asked to decide whether or not a wrongful business practices claim and a wrongful death claim, both of which alleged understaffing, constituted related claims. The issue mattered because the defendant’s insurance company refused to… Read More »

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Family Sues After Workplace Rampage at Mushroom Farm

By Venardi Zurada |

Two California mushroom farmers had just finished their shifts and were relaxing in their shared trailer when one of their coworkers burst through the door and shot them both. One was killed and the other was seriously injured. Now, the family of the slain mushroom farmer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his… Read More »

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Snapchat Implicated Sued for Wrongful Death After Being Implicated in Fentanyl Overdoses by Teenagers

By Venardi Zurada |

There has been a spate of lawsuits across the U.S. attempting to hold social media companies responsible for everything from teen suicide to fentanyl overdoses. Many of these lawsuits face uncertain futures as current law tends to prevent social media companies from being held responsible for third-party content. However, the plaintiffs won a recent… Read More »

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City of Stockton Pays $6M to Settle Wrongful Death After Suspect is Asphyxiated

By Venardi Zurada |

The City of Stockton has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the grieving family of a man who was asphyxiated by police officers during an attempted arrest. The 29-year-old died after being held face down by officers in 2020. The decedent’s mother said that nothing could replace her son, but that the settlement… Read More »

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81-Year-Old Man Files Dog Bite Lawsuit Against Disneyland After Attack by Security Dog

By Venardi Zurada |

An 81-year-old grandfather has filed a personal injury dog bite lawsuit against Disneyland after he says he was severely mauled after the dog’s trainer failed to handle the dog. The Las Vegas resident has filed a civil lawsuit against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for medical expenses and pain and suffering damages. According to… Read More »

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Woman Files Lawsuit Against Disneyland After Claiming She was “Run Over” by Goofy

By Venardi Zurada |

A California woman has filed a personal injury lawsuit against Disneyland after she claims that a park employee dressed as the klutzy-but-lovable character Goofy accidentally ran into her while she was helping her daughter tie her shoe. After being struck by the park employee, the woman claims that they “fell on top of her”… Read More »

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Plaintiff Sues Magic Mountain Over Alleged Brain Injuries from X2 Roller Coaster

By Venardi Zurada |

A California plaintiff has filed a lawsuit against Magic Mountain alleging that she sustained a traumatic brain injury and other injuries after riding the X2 roller coaster in 2020. Magic Mountain is moving to dismiss the lawsuit. The 53-year-old plaintiff is alleging negligence, strict product liability, negligent product liability, and loss of consortium. She… Read More »

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Plaintiff Wins $8.9M in Drunk Driving Accident Lawsuit

By Venardi Zurada |

A California plaintiff recently secured an $8.9 million verdict against the defendant and his insurer after the defendant caused a head-on collision that resulted in significant injury. According to the lawsuit, the defendant was intoxicated at the time that he struck the plaintiff. The defendant pleaded guilty to a felony-level DWI. However, his insurer… Read More »

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