Tag Archives: Negligence

Teen Dies After Overdose at Electric Daisy Carnival Rave

KTLA News reported that up to 100 participants required hospitalization during the Electric Daisy Carnival rave held June 25-26 at the Los Angeles Coliseum, many for drug-related conditions. There was at least one fatality arising from the event. Sasha Rodriguez, age 15, died from what officials are saying was a drug-related accident. Emergency personnel transported her to a local hospital in a comatose condition, and she remained in a...
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Text Message Driving Distractions

Texting while driving continues to be a major issue on roadways all across America. In recent years, many states including California have put laws in place in order to curb the number of drivers distracted by their phones while behind the wheel. Studies show that teenagers are the age group that overwhelming engages in the most texting. Texting is just one of many distractions that teens face while driving....
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California Premises Liability Law

According to California law, property owners or tenants must “express due diligence” with their buildings and/or land and can be held responsible for any damage or injury that occurs on or within their property. While that seems fairly straightforward, California premises liability laws are anything but straightforward for determining liability. This is one of the many reasons why it is very important to hire an experienced California premises liability...
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Errors and Inconsistencies Found in Official Metrolink Records

A Los Angeles Times article published in late September reports that Metrolink’s official record of train accidents, injuries and deaths is incomplete and inaccurate due to inconsistencies mostly hidden from view. Their records make train operations in and around the Los Angeles area appear to be safer and less dangerous than they are. The records indicate that only four of every ten fatal train accidents were reported to the...
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Mortuary Worker Given 10 Years for Trafficking Body Parts

An article in the Sacramento Bee reports that a former mortuary worker convicted of dismembering cadavers donated to the UCLA medical school and selling the body parts was sentenced to serve ten years in prison and pay more than $1.7 million in unpaid taxes, fines and restitution. Jurors in the California mortuary malpractice case found that Ernest Nelson, 51, was guilty of various crimes, including grand theft and tax...
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