Los Angeles Streets Have Reached Their Life Cycle

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A long road to recovery for injured cyclist

A recent update to the city’s budget allows Los Angeles to dedicate $15 million to pay out settlements involving bicycle accidents that result from unsafe roads.  Earlier this month, about $6.5 million of the budget was awarded to Peter Godefroy and his wife Patty.  In 2015, Peter was riding his bicycle on Valley Vista Boulevard in the neighborhood of Sherman Oaks in Los Angeles when he hit what he described as a “concealed trap” in the road. The pothole sent Peter flying from his bicycle, resulting in several broken bones and a traumatic brain injury. Some of his injuries are permanent.  Read more

United Airlines Notoriety Grows

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United is back, but not better than ever

United Airlines is back in the news with yet another scandal of misconduct. This past Spring, several passengers came forward regarding the mistreatment they received while flying with United Airlines. The notoriety creeped into the Summer, with a complaint from a teenager, claiming she was sexually assaulted on a red eye flight, going from Seattle, Washington to Newark, New Jersey. During the course of her flight, the teenager, only 16 years old, was unaccompanied by a parent or family member. The man seated next to her, who was identified as an immigrant doctor here in the US on a fellowship program, allegedly assaulted the teenager while she slept. Read more

Admitted to the Hospital? Costco Will Not Admit Responsibility

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What you don’t know can hurt you

It is common for people to suffer from food poisoning or a stomach virus. It is rare for people to undergo life-changing medical conditions after eating contaminated food. Chloe Rodgerson falls into the statistic of five to ten percent of E. coli infection victims who have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Two years ago, in 2015, Chloe’s family purchased rotisserie chicken salad from a local Costco Wholesale Corp. While every member of her family who sampled the chicken salad fell ill to some degree, Chloe was admitted to the hospital with a severe E. coli infection. Read more

ADT Protects More Than Your Home

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ADT is watching (out for) you

Security company, ADT, strives to uphold the motto that the company is “Always There.” This slogan is meant to ensure the efficiency and reliability of the security systems, fire protection systems, and alarm monitors; however, ADT is also cognizant in other aspects. In regard to the most recent legal settlement, ADT was there to prevent their existing customers from falling victim to deceptive advertising and sales practices. Read more

Former NFL Players Rush to Meet Class Action Deadline

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Head games

Former NFL football players who have suffered from neurological damage and head injuries foresee an approaching resolution to the six-year-long legal battle against the NFL. This fight initiated in 2011 and settled in 2013; however, it was determined that the $765 million settlement was not enough money to cover the cost of compensation for the 20,000 former NFL players involved in the lawsuit. In 2015, after extensive negotiations, a federal judge removed the limit of $765 million to leave room for a potentially higher payout. The family members of those whom have since passed away as a result of chronic head damage may also benefit from this lawsuit. Read more