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Understanding the Legal Difference Between Battery and Assault

July 8, 2024 Alan Ahdoot Accidents, Assault, Misconduct

Battery and assault are often mistakenly combined into one offense.  For example, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) groups battery and assault together when reporting crime statistics. According to the DOJ, there were 72,366 reports of battery and assault in 2022.  But despite being reported together, battery and assault are distinct offenses with different legal […]

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Police Coercion for False Confessions in California

June 24, 2024 María López Garcia Accidents, Misconduct, Police

Police Coerce Man to Confess to a Crime that Never Happened; Fontana Pays the Victim $900K in Damages The behavior of law enforcement officers in California has resulted in numerous cases of police misconduct. Many of these stories involve police pursuits, negligence, corrupt cops, lethal use of Tasers, or police dog bites. However, the most […]

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$7.5M for Wrongful Death in Prison, Poor Working Conditions Net $450K, and Rampant Police Abuse

California’s May News Round-Up Features Police Torture, Children Killed by Drunk Drivers, and Violence on LA Buses In this edition of our May 2024 personal injury roundup, we feature stories about California accidents that occurred in different areas. First, we highlight a significant increase in the number of assaults throughout the state. As we will […]

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Video Shows Sean “Diddy” Combs Assaulting Cassie Ventura

May 21, 2024 María López Garcia Accidents, Misconduct

Los Angeles Hotel Security Footage Shows Video Evidence of Combs Physically Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend Cassie Ventura Puff Daddy’s tangled criminal case has been reignited. Surveillance video shows Sean “Diddy” Combs repeatedly punching singer Cassie Ventura during a 2016 incident. In the footage, the music mogul appears to be intoxicated as he physically assaults his then ex-girlfriend. […]

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Lawsuits Against Disney and Tesla, Elder Financial Exploitation, and Damages for Discrimination

California’s April News Round-Up Features Assaults on Uber Drivers, Hit and Run Accidents, and Salmonella Poisoning Personal injury cases have caused great concern among California during the month of April 2024. The spring season brings with it a multitude of incidents that have resulted in hundreds of deaths. Traffic accidents have been the biggest contributor […]

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Nursing Home Sexual Assault Lawsuits, 15-Year-Old Autistic Person Shot, and Fatal Hit-and-Run at Bus Stop

California’s March News Round-Up Features Personal Injury Lawsuits at Two Schools, Catastrophic Hospital Injury Claim, and Negligent Workplace Accidents Without a doubt, the most high-profile injury story in California in March 2024 involves singer Sean “Diddy” Combs. The rapper has been in the media spotlight following a sex scandal investigation for multiple allegations of rape […]

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Can You Sue For False Arrest?

Alan Ahdoot Accidents, Misconduct, Police

Imagine a scenario where you’re going about your day when suddenly, a law enforcement officer arrests you and accuses you of a crime you didn’t commit. Could you file a false arrest lawsuit against the police for misconduct? While most of us would like to believe that such nightmare scenarios are rare, false arrests are alarmingly […]

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Charged with Sex Trafficking, Assault, and Rape

March 27, 2024 María López Garcia Accidents, Injury, Misconduct, Negligence

The Rapper Was Previously Sued for Sex Crimes by Five Victims The music industry and rap fans worldwide were shocked recently. Famous rapper Sean Combs is being investigated for possible sex crimes. The 54-year-old rapper, also known as Puff Daddy or Diddy, is being investigated by Federal Homeland Security agents for sexual assault and sex […]

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Trains and Cars Kill Pedestrians, Pitbull Attacks, and an NFL Sexual Assault Victim

California’s February News Round-Up Features Bullying and Harassment in Schools, Financial Abuse of the Elderly, and Sex Crimes Against Students As February 2024 comes to a close, we learn that the deadly atmospheric river storm that swept through Southern California left dozens of people with a personal injury and nine people dead. The severe weather […]

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Record Number of Dog Bites and Traffic Deaths in California

California’s January News Round-Up Features $700M Johnson & Johnson Settlements, a $35M Verdict for Sexual Abuse in the 90s, and School Civil Rights Violations The beginning of 2024 has caused numerous damages, personal injury, and deaths in California during January. In the first days of the year, the weather did not give Californians a break. […]

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