• When a child with down syndrome choked on a hot dog in a movie theater, the surviving parent claimed that the obstruction could not be seen and removed in the dark movie theater.

  • Los Angeles County Sheriff vehicle lost control while responding to an emergency call, went onto the sidewalk, and killed a pedestrian.

  • Boyfriend becomes jealous that his girlfriend is out at a bar with friends and head butts her face causing severe injuries.

  • Plaintiff had an affair with Defendant. Because of the affair, Plaintiff contracted herpes.

  • Plaintiff was admitted to Defendant’s facility for continued care after being hospitalized with a urinary tract infection. Plaintiff’s daughter visited her mother at Defendant’s facility and discovered Plaintiff had a gash on her head, skin tears, bruising on her arms and two dislocated shoulders. Plaintiff was placed in the intensive care unit suffering from dehydration, severe weight loss and pressure sores.

  • Plaintiff was injured while riding a Segway vehicle he rented from Defendants.

  • Plaintiff alleges that Defendant made defamatory statements accusing her of membership in a terrorist organization and labeling her a “Kahanist swine.” Plaintiff also alleges that Defendant falsely stated on the Internet that Plaintiff made a death threat against her.

  • A minor was injured on the premises while under the supervision of Defendant. Plaintiffs allege that the minor’s fingertip was severed because of it being slammed in a bathroom door.

  • Plaintiff alleges that she has been injured by falling debris from trees. She contends that she tripped over the debris.

  • Plaintiff alleges that the County created and maintained unsafe conditions in the Marina Del Rey Oxford Basin, such that mosquitoes could breed and thrive. Further, Plaintiff contends that Defendant failed to abate the mosquitoes. As a result, Plaintiff was bitten by mosquitoes in that area and contracted West Nile Virus.

  • Plaintiff is a well-known actor who has appeared in many television shows and movies. Plaintiff is a co-founder of a temple that offers non-denominational spiritual programming. Defendants published an article online that the Plaintiff was “busted for peddling illegal kombucha.” The facts established that (1) Plaintiff was not busted for selling illegal kombucha; and (2) Plaintiff was not on the premises of the temple when the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control conducted the raid. Plaintiff claims that because of this false publication, he lost potential acting jobs. Plaintiff filed a defamation action.

  • Plaintiff was operating his car when Defendant’s car crossed over a median into opposing traffic and hit Plaintiff’s car head-on. Defendant One was driving while intoxicated and was charged at the scene with a DUI, driving while operating a cell phone without a hands-free set, speeding, and driving on the wrong side of the highway. Defendant One was convicted of a felony. Defendant Two was the owner of the vehicle that struck Plaintiff’s vehicle. Further, Defendant Three was named in the action for serving alcohol to Defendant One despite his knowledge that Defendant One was not of legal age to consume alcohol and that he was going to operate a car.

  • Plaintiff was employed under a written agreement to serve as the CEO of a community center. Thereafter, the board of directors for the community center terminated Plaintiff. Plaintiff claims the action of the board was invalid because it was taken in violation of the by-laws for the community center. Plaintiff also contends he was terminated because he filed a whistleblower complaint with the Department of Developmental Services requesting an investigation of fiscal improprieties on the part of the center. Also, Plaintiff contends that Defendant defamed him when board members and volunteers made false and defamatory statements, including a document entitled “Save the Community Center,” which contained numerous allegedly false statements.

  • Plaintiff was attacked by a fellow patron at Defendant’s restaurant. Plaintiff alleges that the patron attacked him with such force he was hurled into a plate glass window and suffered severe injury. Plaintiff alleges Defendant’s security personnel were fully aware of the situation and did nothing to prevent or stop the attack.

  • Plaintiff filed the instant action alleging she suffered personal injuries from a fall on the stairs at a business establishment on Pacific Coast Highway in the City of Malibu.

  • Plaintiff tripped and fell into an open manhole in Hollywood. Plaintiff claims severe injuries.

  • Plaintiff received a massage at Defendant’s spa. Plaintiff alleges that the masseuse sexually abused her. Plaintiff alleges that the spa was fully aware of the masseuse’s history or propensity for sexual abuse of clients but continued to employ him and failed to warn clients of this danger.

  • Plaintiff was sweeping a roof at the commercial construction site. He was using an aluminum broom that contacted an overhead high voltage electrical power line. As a result, Plaintiff was electrocuted, and a massive explosion occurred; he was seriously injured. An action was brought against the general contractor, the power company who maintained the power line and the owner of the building.

  • Plaintiff’s minor children suffered health problems due to mold in the apartment she rented from Defendant. Plaintiff alleges that the entire building suffers from leaks and mold contamination, that Defendant knew of these issues and failed to inform her of them when she leased the unit.

  • Plaintiff was employed as a plasterer with Defendants who erected a scaffolding to allow workers to access higher levels to perform their duties. Plaintiff was injured when he tripped or slipped off the scaffolding and fell several feet. Plaintiff alleges the scaffolding was negligently erected and Defendants failed to provide the necessary safety restraints for use.

  • Plaintiffs were tenants on the Defendants’ property. Plaintiffs were injured when the dilapidated and defectively installed ceilings and walls on the premises collapsed.

  • A Muslim consumer bought a product at the grocery market labeled as “all beef” when in fact the product was baked in bacon to add moisture.

  • Suit filed by a University student against the school after she was stabbed by another student who was a patient at the school’s health center for psychiatric issues.


  • Suit filed by a roofer against the owner of the property after he fell from the roof.

  • Plaintiff tripped on a curb that was covered by a yellow strip of truncated domes. The curb bordered an area of the Defendant’s parking lot where there was vehicular traffic.

  • Caregiver brought a claim against the husband of an elderly patient suffering from dementia when the wife became agitated and stabbed the caregiver.

  • Personal injury claim brought by a shopper who tripped over a wheel-stop that had moved from its original position on the garage floor. Plaintiff fell over onto her head.

  • Plaintiff was a window washer hired by Defendants to wash the windows of Defendants’ residence. Defendants’ residence had a skylight. Plaintiff attempted to access the skylight by walking on a narrow catwalk but fell from the roof and was severely injured. Plaintiff is now a quadriplegic.

  • Plaintiff tripped and fell on a sidewalk in Beverly Hills.

  • Plaintiff cut her thumb on a glass cup while she was a patron at Defendant’s salon. Plaintiff filed an action against the salon and the manufacturer of the glass.

  • Plaintiff was lawfully on the premises owned, managed and operated by Defendant One, a drug rehabilitation center. Plaintiff was attacked and beaten by Defendant Two who was a resident there. Plaintiff suffered permanent brain injury due to the assault and battery. The rehabilitation center allegedly knew of Defendant Two’s dangerous propensities but did nothing to prevent or intervene in the beating.

  • Plaintiff is a lawyer who was injured when he attempted to serve papers on another attorney who pushed Plaintiff to the ground.

  • Personal injury claim based on Strict Liability and Negligence due to the failure of a wheelchair lift which abruptly stopped and threw Plaintiff from the lift. Plaintiff landed on the staircase, face-down with a 300-pound wheelchair on her back.

  • Plaintiff was employed at a university. She made a claim for personal injury when she pulled down a roll-down door which struck her in the head.

  • Plaintiff and Defendant were involved in an auto accident on the Pacific Coast Highway. Defendant was allegedly speeding downhill in a large truck towing a heavy trailer. Defendant attempted to brake when traffic slowed, as a result, the trailer began to fishtail, forcing the truck and the trailer into opposing traffic. Defendant collided with Plaintiff who was heading uphill on the same portion of the highway. Plaintiff claims Defendant knew the trailer had no functioning brakes, which caused the trailer to fishtail.

  • Personal injury claim against a taxicab for quickly leaving a parking space into on-coming traffic causing a motorcycle to collide with the rear of the cab.

  • Personal injury claim by a motorcycle rider against the operator of a vehicle who changed lanes on the freeway and struck the motorcycle.

  • Plaintiff was a patient at Defendant One, a recovery center, where she received rehabilitation and psychiatric care. Plaintiff alleges that while in the care of Defendant One, she was sexually assaulted and exploited by Defendant Two, an employee. Plaintiff asserts she was under heavy medication and psychologically vulnerable when Defendant Two imposed a sexual relationship on her.

  • Plaintiff was arrested by sheriff deputies for allegedly attempting to pass a bad check at a bank. Plaintiff was incarcerated four days on the charge and was only released after posting bail. Plaintiff argues she never attempted to pass a bad check and instead went to the bank to ask if a check she received from a potential employer was a valid check. Plaintiff alleges the District Attorney’s office rejected the case. Plaintiff claims the arrest was without basis and filed a civil claim for damages.

  • Pedestrian jaywalked and was struck in the back of his leg by a car causing a fracture of his heel.

  • Plaintiff and Defendant were opposing counsel in a case. While the court was in recess during jury trial, Plaintiff allegedly made a veiled death threat against Defendant. Plaintiff allegedly told his co-counsel that he knew persons who killed people. Defendant overheard these statements and interpreted them to be a death threat. When court was again in session, Defendant informed the judge of what had happened, and the court suggested that Defendant file a police report if she genuinely believed Plaintiff’s statements were a threat against her person. Defendant reported the statements to the police that day. After the police investigated the case, they forwarded the case to the District Attorney. No action was filed. Plaintiff filed this action on the basis that a false police report was filed by Defendant.

  • Plaintiff is an elderly woman who resided at a senior home owned by Defendants. Plaintiff slipped and fell while attempting to get out of her bathtub. The bathtub was not fitted with safety railings.

  • The Plaintiff sustained injuries when she tripped and fell over tables and chairs set up on a public walkway next to a restaurant.

  • Plaintiffs are residential tenants at a property owned by Defendant One. Plaintiffs were assaulted and stabbed in their unit by Defendant Two a tenant in the building. Plaintiffs allege that Defendant One was fully aware of multiple attacks and assaults by Defendant Two but failed to take reasonable safety steps to address this threat.

  • Rogue driver enters the Venice Boardwalk and kills two tourists whose estates claim the City of Los Angeles was at fault.

  • Cement truck on the downhill of a winding road in Beverly Hills loses its brakes, collides with a parked police car killing one of the occupants. The claim was filed against the City of Beverly Hills, the truck driver and the owner of the cement truck.

  • Joy-ride by two teenagers leaving their high school at noon leading to the death of the passenger.

  • Plaintiff slipped and fell in the common area of her apartment complex. Plaintiff alleges that she slipped and fell due to the presence of wet and decomposing leaves, a cracked or uplifted concrete slap and insufficient lighting. Plaintiff alleges the common area was in a state of disrepair due to Defendants’ negligence and that Defendants had a duty to barricade or warn of the dangerous condition.

  • Plaintiff suffered severe and permanent injuries due to a motorcycle accident with an automobile. Plaintiff was heading eastbound on Montana Avenue in the City of Santa Monica on his motorcycle when Defendant turned left and struck Plaintiff. An action was filed against the City of Santa Monica, a utility company and a construction company. At the time of the accident, the construction company was performing excavation work that required the eastbound lane on Montana Avenue to be dug up and barricaded. The construction company was hired by the utility company. The construction site was subject to a traffic control plan developed by the City of Santa Monica. Plaintiff alleges Defendants were negligent in maintaining the construction site, such that drivers could not negotiate a left turn safely onto Montana Avenue and there were no signs prohibiting such left turns.

  • Plaintiff was a patron at a popular nightclub on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. During a pre-Video Music Award party hosted by a rap artist, a shooting occurred and Plaintiff was injured because of the ensuing chaos. Plaintiff fell on broken glass as she attempted to flee.

  • Personal injury claim arising when Plaintiff rode his bike along a residential street with the right-of-way and Defendant drove his vehicle and failed to stop for a stop sign

  • Plaintiff was a resident of Defendant, a substance abuse rehabilitation facility. Plaintiff overdosed on heroin. Plaintiff used a cell phone to contact a drug dealer to obtain the drugs and syringes; the transaction was made through the window of his room. Plaintiff alleges his overdose was the result of Defendant’s negligence. Defendant’s policies required that all cell phones be removed from the premises and that all rooms and residents shall be checked for contraband. Defendant failed to enforce those policies. Further, Plaintiff contends that Defendant also knew or should have known of Plaintiff’s imminent drug relapse.

  • Plaintiff is a student at Defendant’s elementary school. Plaintiff was injured while using an X-Acto knife during an art class overseen by a teacher at the school. Plaintiff cut tendons in his hand.

  • Plaintiff wearing dark clothes, late at night, on a dark industrial street, brought a personal injury claim when she was struck by a car exiting a parking lot while she was riding her bike on the sidewalk which crosses over the driveway from that parking lot to the street.

  • Discrimination lawsuit against a night club and the security company working at the club for alleged harassment based upon sexual orientation.

  • Claim for personal injuries from the use of a blending device which exploded when used to mix hot soup.

  • Plaintiff alleges that Defendant made slanderous statements about him to the police and to their neighbors. Defendant allegedly filed a police report stating that Plaintiff attempted to hit her with his vehicle. Defendant also allegedly told neighbors that Plaintiff attempted to run her over with his car, that Plaintiff poisoned Defendant’s dog and killed it, and that Plaintiff was using his property to film pornographic videos.

  • Plaintiffs were each sexually assaulted by Defendant, an NFL player.

  • Plaintiff was employed by Defendant One as its CFO and bookkeeper. Plaintiff alleges that Defendant Two was using Defendant One’s funds for her own personal purposes. In an attempt to conceal her misuse of those funds, Defendant Two attempted to shift blame and focus from her to Plaintiff. Defendant One terminated Plaintiff’s employment on grounds that he was allegedly taking money from Defendant One without the knowledge or permission of the Defendant One’s Board of Directors. Plaintiff claims disparagement when the facts of his firing were made public.

  • Claim for personal injuries sustained in an off-sight parking lot accident against the event planner holding a gala event at a well-known mansion in Los Angeles. The off-sight location was used due to the high volume of attendees at the event.

  • Plaintiffs allege they are the surviving siblings of the decedent who died in the Defendant hospital. She had been admitted for treatment in connection with her diabetes. Plaintiffs allege that they were not notified of decedent’s death and in fact were told by the Hospital several times that decedent had never been there. After Plaintiffs filed a missing person’s report, they learned of decedent’s death and that her remains had been transported to a mortuary where she was cremated.

  • Plaintiffs were injured when they lost control of their vehicle on the freeway and collided with a cement barrier. Plaintiffs allege that Defendants had negligently repaired their vehicle such that it went out of control causing Plaintiffs to collide into the barrier.


  • Plaintiffs are the surviving wife and children of decedent who committed suicide while under the care of Defendant. On the day of his suicide, decedent informed Defendant that he intended to commit suicide. After failing to find an inpatient facility that could accommodate him, Defendant released the decedent on his own recognizance and he committed suicide that day.

  • Personal injury claim arising out of a homeowner’s fall from a step ladder.

  • Plaintiff is the mother of decedent who was a passenger in the car of Defendant who was operating the car while under the influence of alcohol.

  • Plaintiff and his minor child were severely burned after the child grabbed a cup full of hot coffee off the counter while Plaintiff was holding her. The lid of the cup came off suddenly even though Plaintiff had secured the lid before the child grabbed it. Plaintiff filed this action against the manufacturers, distributors and retailers of the cup.

  • Plaintiffs are the brothers of decedent who was a pedestrian killed in an accident involving Defendant. Defendant was operating his vehicle on the way to his job at a sanitation plant owned and operated by the City. Defendant was required to have a driver’s license as part of his job and that is the basis under which Plaintiff alleges that the City was liable pursuant to the doctrine of respondeat superior.

  • NBA basketball player sexually assaults a woman in the restroom of a bar.

  • Claimant suffered several broken bones because Defendant’s golf cart fell on him.

  • Plaintiff was riding his motorcycle over a defect in the roadway that caused him to be ejected from his motorcycle. He flew, landed on his backside, and slid into an adjacent abutment. Plaintiff was taken to the hospital for extensive injuries.

  • Plaintiffs’ mother was killed in a car accident. A nonparty pulled into an intersection to make a left turn when Defendant drove his car into the intersection and hit the nonparty’s car. As a result, the nonparty lost control of her vehicle and struck Plaintiff’s mother, who was a pedestrian waiting at the curb.

  • Plaintiff alleges that Defendant negligently painted her apartment with oil- based paint. As a result, she was exposed to toxic paint fumes.

  • The tip of Plaintiff’s finger was severed when she attempted to use the restroom at one of Defendant’s stores. Plaintiff alleges Defendant negligently maintained or installed the bathroom door so that it slammed on her finger when she tried to enter the restroom.

  • Plaintiff was injured as a passenger on a three-wheel vehicle, driven by Defendant One who rented it for a test drive from Defendant Two. Plaintiff alleges that Defendant One was negligent in operating the vehicle, Defendant Two was negligent in renting the vehicle to Defendant One and Defendant Three was negligent in maintaining the vehicle.

  • Plaintiff was in an automobile accident with Defendant One who was insured by Defendant Two. Defendant Three is an employee of Defendant Two. Plaintiff alleges that Defendants failed to properly pay her claim despite admitting liability. Plaintiff also claims Defendants committed a hate crime or concealed a hate crime against her.

  • Plaintiff tripped and fell on a displaced portion of the sidewalk next to a tree in Santa Monica.

  • Plaintiff was injured on the premises of a middle school while performing work as an electrician for his employer, an electrical company. Plaintiff alleges he tripped and fell over debris left on the premises by Defendants.

  • Plaintiffs were victims of Defendants’ alleged criminal conspiracy, which involved the use of a corporate entity as a front to locate vulnerable young women suffering from drug addiction, like Plaintiffs, for sexually exploiting them. Plaintiffs allege that Defendants used a modus operandi, involving falsely advertising that he was operating a legitimate drug rehabilitation facility, luring the women to the facility or hotels and then sexually exploiting them after giving them drugs and alcohol.

  • Plaintiff was held at a hospital on a 5150 psychiatric hold after presenting to the emergency room. Plaintiff alleges that she was sexually assaulted while heavily sedated by Defendant, a registered vocational nurse at the facility.

  • Plaintiff alleges that Defendant, an NBA player raped her. Plaintiff alleges that Defendant had made sexual overtures on several occasions prior to the rape and she rebuffed them. Plaintiff claims Defendant purchased several drinks for her and after consuming them, she has no recollection of the evening.

  • Plaintiff is a minor and a special needs student. The child was missing when her mother went to pick her up; Plaintiff was not being properly supervised by Defendants. Because of the lack of supervision, she wandered off campus to a store. Defendants refused to contact police to locate her.

  • Plaintiff was injured while attempting to perform plumbing work on Defendant’s home. Defendant hired Plaintiff’s company to change shower valves and place gas pipelines to a second-floor shower in Defendant’s home. Defendant instructed Plaintiff to avoid damaging the tile in the second-story shower. As a result, Plaintiff was forced to access the shower from the exterior of the house and scaffolding was required to reach the second story. Defendant rented the scaffolding but it was not high enough to reach the work area. To reach it, Plaintiff placed a ladder on top of the scaffolding and fell while climbing the ladder. Plaintiff suffered severe injuries.

  • Plaintiff was a patron at a beach-front restaurant owned by Defendant. After patronizing the restaurant, Plaintiff went to the beach for a swim. He was severely injured when he was thrown by the force of the waves to the shore. Plaintiff alleges Defendant failed to place any signs warning of strong undercurrents.

  • Plaintiffs are the surviving husband and children of decedent who was admitted as a patient to Defendant Medical Center to obtain treatment related to her leukemia. During her stay, the decedent was served food infected with bacillus bacteria. She died because of the infected food.

  • Plaintiff hired Defendant to install a large overhead cabinet in her dental office. While Plaintiff was treating a dental patient, the overhead cabinet separated from the office wall and fell on top of Plaintiff causing her serious injuries.

  • Plaintiff is a minor who was injured when she was at the residence of Defendant One and being supervised by Defendant Two, a nanny. The daughter of Defendant One struck Plaintiff in the eye while they were playing. Plaintiff suffers from permanent vision loss.

  • Plaintiff alleges that during her employment with Defendant, he made sexually offensive comments to her, watched her change in her dressing room and prevented her from exiting her dressing room.

  • Decedent injured himself on a cruise to South America. Plaintiff, his surviving wife, alleges that decedent received negligent medical treatment from the ship’s doctor, which led to his injury worsening and his death.

  • Plaintiffs’ son was shot in Tapia Park by a Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy. Plaintiffs allege the shooting was uncalled for and in violation of decedent’s rights.

  • Plaintiff tripped and fell over the stub of a metal pole while going to her car in a parking lot owned, managed and operated by Defendants.

  • Plaintiff tripped and fell on the Santa Monica Pier. Plaintiff alleges that she tripped over a protruding nail.

  • Plaintiff filed a complaint for negligence, premises liability, and product liability due to injuries she sustained while escaping from a fire that was caused by her Apple laptop computer.

  • Plaintiff alleges that Defendant hit him with his truck while he was riding his bike.

  • Plaintiff alleges that his vehicle was struck by Defendant’s forklift when it fell off a truck.

  • Plaintiff was injured while a passenger on Defendant’s bus. Plaintiff alleges that the driver was negligent when he suddenly stopped the bus, throwing Plaintiff forward and back and causing her injury.

  • Plaintiff and Defendant are residents in the Pacific Palisades. Plaintiff alleges that Defendant assaulted her and kicked her dog in the neighborhood’s park. Plaintiff also alleges that Defendant attempted to individually enforce the CC&Rs of the neighborhood concerning dogs off leash through improper means, such as threats, coercion and force.

  • Plaintiffs enrolled their daughters in a private school for girls. Child 1 purportedly disrespected her calculus teacher. Plaintiffs allege that Defendants subjected Child 1 to severe emotional trauma when they insisted that Child 1 appear before a peer review board for her behavior. Plaintiffs voluntarily withdrew both children from the school and filed a lawsuit.

  • Plaintiff alleges that Defendants conducted a smear campaign that ultimately destroyed his legal practice in the UK. Plaintiff claims Defendants used illegal means to obtain confidential information about him and disseminated lies about his legal credentials. Plaintiff alleges Defendants intention was to cripple his ability to bring discrimination lawsuits on behalf of minority police officers at Scotland Yard.

  • Decedent fell while he was in Defendants' care. Decedent suffered from multiple health issues but was admitted to Defendants' facility due to his Alzheimer’s disease. Decedent was admitted directly to Defendants' facility after being on a 5150 hold. Decedent fell within minutes of being admitted to the facility and suffered a hip injury.

  • Plaintiff was hired pursuant to a written contract with Defendant to sing at Defendant's restaurant for one year on Thursdays through Saturdays. Plaintiff alleges that he suffered personal injury after he was exposed to excessive amounts of smoke during a performance. Plaintiff alleges the restaurant was improperly ventilated in violation of applicable health codes.

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