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    California Appeals Court Upholds Multi-million Dollar Award to Plaintiff Raped in Bar Bathroom

    The California Court of Appeals for the Second District recently upheld a $5.42 million award to a plaintiff following her being raped by an employee in a West Hollywood club bathroom.Defendant 696 North Robertson, LLC owns and operates a West Hollywood bar and dance club called Here Lounge. The defendant appealed from a judgment based on […]

    Los Angeles Startup Faces Explosive Lawsuit from Co-founder

    In a lawsuit filed on July 12 in Los Angeles Superior Court, Silicon Valley insider Shervin Pishevar was accused of mismanaging his latest startup, Hyperloop One, a company aiming to create a high-speed train.The lawsuit was filed by Brogan BamBrogan, who co-founded the Los Angeles-based startup with Pishevar in 2014, and three other former executives. […]

    California Sues Johnson & Johnson for Failure to Warn About Dangers Associated With Surgical Mesh

    Last month, California sued Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn patients and doctors regarding the risks and likelihood of complications resulting from the company’s pelvic mesh devices. The suit also alleges false advertising and knowingly concealing the risks linked to the devices. Specifically, the suit claims that Johnson & Johnson incorrectly marketed the devices as […]

    Los Angeles Resident Sues SoulCycle After Falling off Bike

    A California resident recently filed suit against SoulCycle for negligence after the instructor allegedly mocked and shamed her for slowing her speed during her first class. This caused the woman, Carmen Farias, to fall off her bike and dislocate her ankle. She alleged the incident rendered her “catastrophically injured.”Farias attended the class at the Beverly […]

    California Appellate Court Upholds Ruling for Defendants in Fatal Skateboarding Accident Lawsuit

    The California Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District recently upheld the lower court’s grant of summary judgment for the defendants following a skateboarding death, based on the doctrine of primary assumption of risk.Brett Bertsch died while using a skateboard in Mammoth Lakes, a resort community. His brother and he were traveling downhill at a fast […]

    California Appellate Court Holds Defendant Guidance Counselor Entitled to Reimbursement for Defending Sexual Assault Case

    The California Court of Appeals for the Second District recently held that a guidance counselor sued for sexual assault was entitled to reimbursement for his defense from the Los Angeles Community College District (the District) because he denied the allegations that he was acting outside the scope of his employment.Adult student Jazmyne Goodwin was a […]

    California Supreme Court Holds Special Statute of Limitations Applies to Negligence Action Against Hospital

    The California Supreme Court recently held that the special limitations period for professional negligence actions against health care providers — rather than the general personal injury limitations period — applied to a negligence action brought by a patient injured after falling from a hospital bed.According to section 335.1 of the California Code of Civil Procedure, […]

    California Customers Sue Victoria’s Secret for Racial Profiling

    Two Southern California residents are suing Victoria’s Secret for $4 million, alleging they were racially profiled at the clothing chain’s Beverly Center location. The women –  Tammi Robinson and Shaunda McDaniel – allege negligence, false arrest, intentional infliction of emotional distress, slander, and various state law violations. Their lawyers filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court. […]

    Family of Former California Inmate Sues Los Angeles for Wrongful Death

    The mother and son of deceased California resident Angela Slack, who died at the hospital less than a week after being arrested, are suing Los Angeles County and the city of Los Angeles. The police department is calling the incident an “in-custody suicide attempt.”Virginia Wheeler and Jonathan Goetz filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court […]

    California Resident Sues Over Tennis Court Noise

    Corona del Mar resident Sarah Thomas recently sued the city of Newport Beach, alleging that the public tennis courts roughly 100 yards from her house are too noisy.Thomas alleges that the noise from the courts at San Joaquin Hills Park has reduced the value of her property and has resulted in “frustration,” “anxiety,” and “severe mental […]