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    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 […]

    California Appeals Court Reverses Immunity Granted to Police Department Following Car Chase Death

    The California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District recently held that in order to avail itself of the statutory immunity granted to public entities from a death or injury resulting from police pursuits of suspected criminals, the entity must develop, adopt, promulgate, and provide regular and periodic training policies. Decedent Mike Wayne Morgan suffered fatal […]

    California Appeals Court Upholds Testimony That Asbestos Was Substantial Factor in Causing Plaintiff’s Cancer

    The California Court of Appeal for the Second District recently held in an asbestos-related cancer case that the trial court properly admitted testimony that the decedent’s exposure to asbestos in brake linings was a substantial factor in contributing to his developing mesothelioma. It further held that the manufacturer was not entitled to a supplemental instruction […]

    Inmate’s Parents Sue Los Angeles County for Wrongful Death Inside Jail

    On the morning of Saturday, November 8, 2014, a Los Angeles Century Regional Detention Facility (CRDF) inmate named Unique Moore complained that she couldn’t breathe. She subsequently suffered a fatal asthma attack. Moores’ parents Elaine Bridges and Jimmie Lee Moore filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and various […]