Woman carjacked in Wal-mart parking lot
A shopper claimed that Wal-Mart was responsible for the portion of
the parking lot where she was criminally assaulted (Tanaka v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.,
Ventura County Superior Court).
Disability discrimination claimed in Marin
An application engineer claimed he was terminated because his
employer perceived he had a condition that could develop into disability (Hellwig v.
Autodesk Inc., Marin County Superior Court).
Tumor goes undiagnosed
An emergency room physicians failure to diagnose a pseudo tumor
cerebri resulted in a photographers permanent blindness (Kiliona v. Glassner, Contra
Costa County Superior Court).
Tubing resin defective
The tubing used to provide water to a utility districts
customers failed due to defective resin (East Bay Municipal Utility District v. Mobil Oil
Corp., San Mateo County Superior Court).
Iron gate falls on guard
A heavy iron gate fell on top of a security guard, fracturing his
humerus (Williams v. Dinwid-die Construction Co., Los Angeles County Superior Court).
Improperly performed venipuncture claimed
A minor alleged that an improperly performed venipuncture resulted in
a forearm laceration (Cummings v. Physicians Clin-ical Laboratories, Sacramento County
Freeway collision fatality
A motorist was killed when an out-of-control vehicle struck her car
on the highway, causing it to hit a telephone pole (Baker v. Parker, Monterey County
College golf coaches suffer discrimination
Golf coaches at Cal State University claimed age discrimination,
defamation and emotional distress (Smith v. California State University, San Bernardino
County Superior Court).
Negligent lane change causes collision
Defendant driver negligently changed lanes and clipped plaintiffs
car, causing it to be struck by other vehicles (Jensen v. Dykema, Contra Costa County
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