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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.

Los Angeles County to Pay $450,000 to Settle Wrongful Death Lawsuit

arbitrationLos Angeles County will pay $450,000 to the father of 2-year-old Gabriel Dominguez, who was beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend in 2011.

According to the child’s father Robert Dominguez, he had made repeated calls to Los Angeles County social workers about the abuse by his ex-wife’s boyfriend Daniel Vega. However, the department closed their investigation after which, Vega beat his son to death and was later sentenced to 56 years in prison.

Dominguez claimed in his wrongful death lawsuit that his son would have been alive if the Department of Children and Family Services had responsibly investigated the case.

Recently, the County Board of Supervisors approved the $450,000 payout to settle the lawsuit.

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.