Child injured in fall
Three-year-old child alleged broken neck, seizure disorder and brain
damage as a result of fall from jungle gym at HeadStart Program (Doe v. Roe HeadStart
Program, Los Angeles County Superior Court).
Neck pain misdiagnosed
A woman claimed that misdiagnosis of her neck pain by emergency room
personnel resulted in paralysis (Mejia v. Community Hospital of San Bernardino, San
Bernardino County Superior Court).
A male employee claimed sexual harassment by an openly gay supervisor
in a company that allegedly had inadequate sexual harassment training (Clark v. Axium
Entertainment, Los Angeles County Superior Court).
ADD discrimination claimed
Man claimed that dismissal from his job was a result of employers
failure to make reasonable accommodations for his attention deficit disorder disability.
(Davis v. Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles County Superior Court).
Architectural plans copied
An oil company alleged that architect and truck stop owner copied its
architectural plans for a truck stop, resulting in millions of dollars in damages (Flying
J Inc. v. Central California Kenworth Inc., Eastern District Federal Court).
Insurance rate raise invalid
Class of insureds alleged that rates were raised without valid
actuarial support (Barnicle v. American General Life Ins. Co., San Diego County Superior
Hazmat training inadequate
A UPS employee claimed asthmatic and chronic pulmonary symptoms as a
result of exposure to toxic chemicals leaking from a box he was moving (Laeng v. Johnston
Supply Inc., San Bernardino County Superior Court).
Unborn child injured
A pregnant psychiatric technician alleged she was kicked in the
stomach by an improperly restrained inmate, resulting in severe multiple and permanent
injuries to her unborn child (Fikes v. County of Alameda, Alameda County Superior Court).
Explosion injures man
A man claimed severe burn injuries when his barbecue exploded due to
an overfilled propane tank (Webber v. Texaco Refining and Marketing, Inc., Orange County
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