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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L.A. City Council seeks further Venice Boardwalk safeguards

Just days after a driver plowed through a crowd of pedestrians in Venice, California, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to instruct city officials to come up with safety measures for the iconic beachfront promenade. Councilman Mike Bonin, who represents the area, called for barriers at Ocean Front Walk's most hazardous intersections to help protect pedestrians until a permanent solution is developed. The driver of the car, a 38-year-old man from Colorado, injured 16...
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