The case of a Laguna Beach physician who is accused of killing two fellow motorists this past spring will not move forward in court until next month. A judge in Orange County Superior Court in Newport Beach agreed to postpone the doctor's arraignment to mid-December at the request of his attorney.
An Orange County couple's grief over the suicide of their teenage son has been compounded by the fact that local police were alerted to his intentions by a stranger hundreds of miles away, but failed to check on his well-being or notify them. They have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Huntington Beach Police Department.
We've discussed the increasing evidence that concussions and other head trauma suffered by athletes can have lifelong consequences on the brain. Although numerous former players have come forward to report neurological and memory problems, depression and other mood disorders they believe were caused by years of hard knocks to the head, the diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) could only definitively be made after death. Some players like Junior Seau allowed their brains to be studied post-mortem to enable doctors to learn more about the disease that impacted their lives, as well as those of other athletes and military veterans.
A 13-year-old Orange County girl has won a $150 million wrongful death lawsuit against a trucking company and a driver for a collision that ultimately cost the girl her entire immediate family.