|Dog attacks jogger
Defendant's German shepherd attacked and bit
plaintiff as she jogged down a sidewalk in Westwood (Korshak v. Bort, Los Angeles County
Ethnic Arab airline passengers claimed that they suffered national origin
discrimination on an airline flight (Eliovits v. Southwest Airlines Inc., Northern
District Federal Court).
Plaintiffs were deprived of the benefits of their homeowners policy due to Allstate's
bad faith claims handling (Lugo v. Allstate Insurance Co., Sacramento County Superior
Concussion not diagnosed
A student athlete who suffered a head injury suffered partial hemiparesis after a
family practitioner failed to diagnose and treat a concussion (Shriber v. Manhattan Beach
Unified School District, Los Angeles County Superior Court).
Employee privacy invaded
Plaintiff's photo was taken in a restroom at work and then shown to other employees
(Fotiades v. Hi-Tech Painting & Collision Repair Inc., Orange County Superior Court).
A state agency employee claimed that his employer failed to accommodate his heart
condition (Morphis v. California State Department of Developmental Services, Sonoma County
Truck driver killed
The driver of a water truck was ejected at a sharp curve at the bottom of a steep grade
which had no warning signs (Castro v. Baldwin Contracting Co. Inc., Sacramento County
Dental malpractice claim
This case is believed to be the largest verdict ever in California for this type of an
injury (damage to a lingual nerve) in a dental malpractice case (Delp v. Moody, Los
Angeles County Superior Court).
Slip and fall in Kmart
Plaintiff sustained a disk protrusion from slipping in acid from an auto battery left
in a store aisle by Kmart employees (Young v. Kmart Corp., Los Angeles County Superior
Failure to disclose defects
The sellers of a four-bedroom home allegedly failed to disclose various defects to the
buyers (White v. McLean, Alameda County Superior Court).
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