|Pit bull attacks child
A pit bull terrier kept on the premises of a
Chula Vista liquor store attacked a girl and her father in the parking lot (Valdez v.
Shaba, San Diego County Superior Court).
Brawl at House of Blues
A patron at the House of Blues nightclub in West Hollywood claimed that security guards
pushed him over a wall (Porterfield v. House of Blues, Los Angeles County Superior Court).
Job applicant fails color vision test
This case involving the applicability and interpretation of the ADA to color vision is
one of first impression (Diffey v. Riverside County Sheriff's Department, Riverside County
Diabetic's leg amputated
Plaintiffs claimed a diabetic's treating physician failed to aggressively treat his
foot lesion, resulting in below-the-knee amputation (King v. Mandilawi, Los Angeles County
Secret sales hurt business
Defendants secretly sold brakes at a discount to plaintiff's competitor after promising
plaintiff the maximum volume discount (Specialized Clutch & Brake of Stockton Inc. v.
United Brake Systems Inc., Alameda County Superior Court).
Lender claims appraiser commits malpractice
A lender claimed a real estate appraiser's report on multi-unit property contained
misrepresentations and omissions (First Franklin Financial Corp. v. Nicholson & Co.,
Santa Cruz County Superior Court).
Pregnancy occurs after tubal ligation
A mother of three claimed that her physician fell below the standard of care in
performing a sterilization procedure (Green v. Shea, Solano County Superior Court).
Start-up fraud claimed
The person hired to serve as president misrepresented his background/degrees and took
money and property from the corporation (Videa Inc. v. Bergmann, Orange County Superior
Practical joke causes fall
A teenager told to "step out on the deck" for a cigarette fell 14 feet to the
sidewalk because the deck had dry rot and had been removed (Johnson v. Feger, San Mateo
County Superior Court).
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