NFL and players reach $765M settlement regarding head injuries

Following years of lawsuits and months of mediation, many California pro football fans, like those across the country, were surprised to hear about a proposed settlement to the lawsuits brought by over 4,500 former National Football League (NFL) against the league. The players contend that their neurological ailments stem from concussions they received playing football. The proposed settlement of $765 million will be used to compensate players for their injuries, pay for medical exams, and...
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Parents of teen killed by DEA agents in Studio City awarded $3M

The parents of a Los Angeles area teen were awarded $3 million by a U.S. District Court judge in their wrongful death lawsuit involving the shooting of their son. However, the federal judge also determined that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officers who killed the teen did not act negligently. The shooting occurred in a parking lot in Studio City in 2010. The 18-year-old, who had just graduated from Granada Hills Charter High, had arranged...
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Big rig, multiple vehicles in fiery freeway crash in Pomona

A fiery crash on the 10 Freeway in Pomona on August 19 left one person dead and ten injured. It also left all lanes of the freeway closed in both directions overnight as firefighters worked to extinguish the flames and clean up spilled fuel. Four of the injured people were in critical condition at a local hospital. The car accident, which involved a big rig truck and several other vehicles, occurred around 8:30 p.m. on...
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Callahan & Blaine Lawyers Named to the 20th Edition of “Best Lawyers in America” for 2014

Dear Daniel J. Callahan,I would like to congratulate you again on having been selected by your peers for inclusion in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for in the practice areas of: Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs.This email is to inform you that the embargo on the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America has lifted. The new 2014 list is now available on and you are...
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Football helmet warnings are tougher, but may not change behavior

As high school and college football players in Orange County and throughout the country start practicing for the upcoming season, the issue of safety is once again at the forefront of many conversations. An increasing cause of concern and litigation has been the incidence of brain injury caused by playing football. While advances in helmet construction have nearly eliminated skull fractures, they have had far less success in preventing concussions and other head injuries. Helmet...
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