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State Net Capitol Journal: California Lead Paint Ruling May Spur More Lawsuits
Posted on 26 Dec 2013 by State Net

Over the last 25 years, public agencies across the country have failed at least 50 times to convince courts that paint manufacturers should have to foot the bill for removing lead-based paint from homes built before the federal government banned that... Read More

Gay Los Angeles Officer Awarded More Than $1 Million
Posted on 20 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) An openly gay police sergeant who said he was subjected to derogatory remarks by his supervisor was awarded $1.1 million by a jury Thursday. Sgt. Ronald Crump worked for the Los Angeles Police Department's media relations section... Read More

Deputy Who Arrested Mel Gibson Sues Own Department
Posted on 8 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The Los Angeles sheriff's deputy who arrested Mel Gibson for drunken driving in 2006 sued his department on Tuesday, claiming he has since been ostracized and passed over for promotions by the agency. Deputy James Mee's lawsuit... Read More

Lawsuit: Farmers Hasn't Paid California Wildfire Claims
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses Farmers Group Inc. of refusing to pay claims to policyholders whose homes were damaged by last summer's massive Station Fire near Los Angeles. The suit, which claims breach of contract and unfair... Read More

Lawsuit Alleges Paris Hilton Kept $60,000 In Borrowed Gems
Posted on 8 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A break-in at Paris Hilton's Los Angeles home has led to a New York lawsuit over $60,000 in borrowed gems. A jeweler's insurer says the celebrity socialite simply held onto them after police gave them back to her. Insurer Allianz... Read More

Court Wants Records Made Public In Friars' Sex Cases
Posted on 2 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A California appeals court ruled Thursday that psychiatric and other confidential records of Franciscan friars accused of sex abuse should be made public in a long-awaited decision that could speed the release of similar documents about... Read More

AP Probe: Nearly $1B In NYC Police Lawsuit Payouts
Posted on 15 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) The fiancee and friends of an unarmed man killed in a 50-bullet police shooting on his wedding day said they wanted justice. The legal system gave them money more than $7 million. The city did what it has done time and time again: pay... Read More

Regulators Accused Of Lax Oversight At L.A. Oilfield
Posted on 17 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES – (AP) This sprawling metropolis is built atop one of the richest oil basins in the world. Wells dot the city landscape, some hidden behind hollow building facades much like a Hollywood movie set, or, in the case of Beverly Hills... Read More

Judge Says $200 Million Los Angeles Train Crash Award Falls Short
Posted on 15 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A judge on Thursday divided $200 million among victims of the disastrous 2008 collision of two trains but said he was forced to short-change them and make "impossible decisions" because of a federal cap on damages . Twenty... Read More

L.A. Council To OK $500K In May Day Settlements
Posted on 9 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The Los Angeles City Council will consider approving settlements ranging from $50,000 to $250,000 for media personnel injured by heavy-handed police in the 2007 May Day immigration demonstration. City Councilman Bernard Parks says six... Read More

L.A. Court Can Hear Peruvian Case Against Oil Giant
Posted on 7 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) An appeals court ruled Monday that a case filed by indigenous plaintiffs from the Peruvian Amazon against Occidental Petroleum Corp. should be heard in Los Angeles. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling overturns an earlier district... Read More

Family Of Beaten Giants Fan Files Lawsuit Against Dodgers
Posted on 25 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The hits keep coming for Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and they aren't the kind that is helping the organization. The latest off-the-field distraction came when the family of a San Francisco Giants fan who was brutally... Read More

Family Of Autistic Man Sues Ex-Cop Over His Death
Posted on 26 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) It started as a routine police encounter after officers spotted a shadowy figure lying under a balcony behind a Hollywood apartment building. The man, Mohammad Usman Chaudhry, was cordial at first. He handed over his ID and chatted... Read More

Los Angeles Lawsuit Claims Deutsche Bank Is 'Slumlord'
Posted on 5 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The city attorney sued Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, claiming the giant international lender illegally evicted tenants from foreclosed properties and left dozens of homes and apartments to rot, many in low-income neighborhoods. The suit... Read More