LBAC WINS ANOTHER EXCESSIVE FORCE CASE IN THE TRIAL AND APPELLATE COURTS

In June 2010, Plaintiff’s family members called 911 for assistance with an altercation at a family gathering. Upon arrival by an Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy, Plaintiff’s family members reported that Plaintiff had choked his teenage nephew to the point of unconsciousness. The Deputy went to Plaintiff’s home, interviewed him, and arrested him. After being placed in handcuffs, Continue reading

LAWRENCE, SPRENGER AND LI END INJUNCTION IN JAIL CASE

In February 2014, David Lawrence, Christina Sprenger and Allen Li successfully ended an injunction governing disabled inmates housed in the Orange County jail system. The injunction was the result of a class action brought in 2001 on behalf of past, present and future disabled pre-trial detainees, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar state laws. In 2005, the matter went to trial before Continue reading

LBAC OBTAINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF PUBLIC ENTITY IN A PREMISES LIABILITY CASE

On January 17, 2014, the firm obtained summary judgment in favor of the County of Los Angeles in a premises liability matter. Plaintiff fractured his leg and hip when he crashed his bicycle into a retaining curb that was designed and installed by the County. The Court found that the County was entitled to design immunity and separately found that Plaintiff could not establish the elements of a dangerous condition of public property cause of action.

LAWRENCE AND CHA ATTAIN UNANIMOUS DEFENSE VERDICT IN JAIL EXCESSIVE FORCE CASE

On August 27, 2013, David Lawrence and Daniel Cha obtained a defense verdict before a Riverside federal jury in Forbes v. Villa, Case No. SACV11-01330 JGB (ANx). Plaintiff had a twenty year history of neck and back injuries and surgeries, including numerous fusions and implantation of hardware. Plaintiff, who was cuffed and shackled, claimed that a Sheriff’s Deputy slammed him against a wall, threw him to the floor and kneed Continue reading