Credit union sued
Plaintiffs claimed that their credit union did
not adhere to the terms of a previous settlement regarding the minimum
interest to be paid on plaintiff's IRA accounts (Foster v. I.L.W.U.
Credit Union, Los Angeles County Superior Court).
Boy accidentally shot
A young boy was injured in an accidental shooting
during the course of a wild pig hunt, allegedly negligently supervised
(Zwiaska v. Pickle, San Francisco County Superior Court).
Shopper slips at Wal-Mart
When a woman slipped and fell on a french fry
dropped by another shopper at a Wal-Mart retail store, she fractured
her knee (Moore v. Wal-Mart, Stanislaus County Superior Court).
Plaintiff employee alleged discrimination,
retaliation and defamation under the California Family Rights Act
(Jackson v. United Parcel Service, San Francisco County Superior
File cabinet falls
A bank employee sued a construction company for
negligence, alleging that a filing cabinet, which fell over and
injured her, had been moved during the night by a construction crew
and the crew failed to re-attach a metal safety strap (Donnellan v.
DEB Construction, Alameda County Superior Court).
Airport wins nuisance suit
Homeowners sued the City of Santa Monica for
inverse condemnation and nuisance caused by the Santa Monica Airport.
Twenty plaintiffs received no damages. Three plaintiffs did receive a
total of $72,000 in nuisance damages (Cole v. City of Santa Monica,
Los Angeles County Superior Court).
A retired Navy man sued defendant for the
manufacture of defective products that exposed him to asbestos (Taylor
v. John Crane Inc., San Francisco County Superior Court).
Lab sues doctor
Unpaid bills resulting from a doctor's failure
to provide proper billing information led a medical laboratory to sue
the doctor (Unilab Corp.
v. Aguolu-Okwonkwo, Los Angeles County Superior Court).
Negligence at birth
An infant allegedly was born with cerebral palsy
as a result of negligence on the part of the doctors and the hospital
(Ison v. East Bay Ob-Gyn Medical Group, Alameda County Superior
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