Tag: California

UC Settles Ted Agu Wrongful Death Lawsuit for $4.75 Million

courtroomFollowing the death of Cal football player Ted Agu during a team drill, the University of California has settled the wrongful death lawsuit filed by his family, for $4.75 million.

Agu, 21, died in winter 2014 after a supervised offseason workout outside Cal’s Memorial Stadium. After his death, his parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that the university put him in such a strenuous workout even when the doctors and coaches knew about his sickle cell trait.

On April 14th, the University of California and Agu’s family reached a settlement, bringing months of negotiations to an end.

Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against California Restaurant

Justice scale on blue backgroundFollowing the death of 61-year-old Larry Sacknoff, his family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against fine-dining establishment Redd in Yountville, California.

The former television sportscaster died in August of 2014 due to complications from an infection caused by bacteria found in marine environments.

According to the lawsuit, Sacknoff dined for one year at the dining establishment owned by chef Richard Reddington before his death. In July 2013, he and his friends suffered symptoms of food poisoning after eating undercooked scallops at the restaurant. While his friends recovered from the illness, he could not fully recover and died in 2014.

The family had also filed a complaint against Redd in August 2013, shortly after Sacknoff’s illness. In response to the complaint, the health inspectors inspected the facility and found out that the scallops were being served between 108 and 132 degrees while the proper cooking temperature is 145 degrees.

Family Files Wrongful Death Suit after Boy Collapsed, Died in Delano School Gym

The family of a 13-year-old boy, who died after collapsing in school gym, is filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

Jose Manuel Beltran died on January 26, 2015, after collapsing during P.E. class at the gym in Cecil Middle School, Delano, California. According to the coroner, the cause of death was hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Following the death, the the law firm of Chain, Cohn, Stiles filed a civil claim on behalf of deceased’s family, against the Delano Union School District, the City of Delano, Kern County and the State of California. According to the claim, the school employees failed to provide emergency medical care, including CPR to the decreased. The claim further alleged that the negligence of school employees caused the 911 call to be directed to Canadian 911, resulting in delayed medical treatment.

The claim is seeking wrongful death damages, punitive damages and funeral and burial costs.


Justice scale on blue backgroundFollowing the death of Pablo Padilla Ayala, a Mexican farm-worker who was electrocuted by a power-line of Southern California Edison, a jury has awarded more than $4 million as wrongful death compensation to his family.

Ayala, 31, was killed on July 9, 2010, when his aluminium ladder came in contact with the power-line in Valle Vista, Los Angeles, California.

The wrongful death lawsuit alleged that the line was hazardously close to the farm trees, and Edison did not maintain it properly.

Parents of Road Crash Victim File Lawsuit Against Justin Nathaniel Mikita

autoFollowing the death of 23-year-old Nicholas Trela in a road crash, his parents have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the California-based lawyer, actor and producer Justin Nathaniel Mikita.

According to Nicholas’ parents, Trela was driving his 1976 Honda motorcycle westbound on Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Angeles, at around 5 p.m. on November 19, 2014. The Audi passenger vehicle, driven by Mikita, took a reckless and illegal left turn and crashed into the motorcycle at the intersection of Los Feliz Boulevard and Catalina Street. Nicholas sustained critical injuries in the accident and later died.

The Plaintiffs, including Nicholas’ parents and the Estate Of Nicholas Trela, are being represented by the law firms of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP and Farar & Lewis LLP in the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.