Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP obtains nearly one million dollars for family of man who died after police officers arrested him The city of Los Angeles will pay nearly $1 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of Omar Abrego, who died after a confrontation in South L.A. with police officers trying to arrest him. Omar Abrego’s death was one of two in August 2014 that drew outrage from activists protesting killings by police. Abrego died about a week before Ezell Ford, a mentally ill black man, was fatally shot by officers just a few blocks from where Abrego was taken into custody.Read More →

L.A. City Council approves $1.5-million settlement in police killing of Ezell Ford The Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of Ezell Ford, whose 2014 killing by LAPD officers became a local touchstone in the national outcry over police shootings. The 10-2 vote approving the settlement comes two weeks after L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey announced she would not criminally charge the two officers who shot Ford during a scuffle in his South L.A. neighborhood. It also adds to the growing financial fallout from deadly LAPD shootings. In December, the city agreed toRead More →

Chipotle sued over 300-calorie burrito claim that seemed too good to be true If the thought of chowing down on a sausage burrito with just 300 calories seems like a dream come true, you’re not alone. Three hungry men apparently thought they had entered burrito heaven last month when they each spotted a 300-calorie chorizo burrito on the menus of different Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants in the Los Angeles area. But what seemed like a calorie-counter’s dream became a belt-busting nightmare, according to their lawyer. After consuming the $7.15 burrito at a Brentwood Chipotle, David Desmond reported feeling “excessively full” and that the calorie countRead More →

Grief-stricken family demands answers after Torrance police fatally shoot woman Ronnie Shirley can’t wrap his head around the many questions he has about the death of his 39-year-old daughter, who was shot and killed by Torrance police last month. He struggles to understand why three Torrance police officers shot at his daughter, Michelle Lee Shirley, as she was driving in the city on the afternoon of Oct. 31. It was clear, he said, she had been in some type of accident before the shooting because her car was damaged and she was probably in distress. Torrance police said they did what they had to doRead More →

Tyga’s Arrest Warrant To Be Canceled After Rapper And Landlord Reach Settlement, Lawyer Says The rapper Tyga and his former landlord have reached a settlement in their legal dispute over the performer’s rental of a Malibu mansion, clearing the way for a Los Angeles County judge to revoke an arrest warrant issued for him earlier this week after he failed to show up for a court hearing. A confidential settlement was finalized Thursday “to the mutual satisfaction of all parties,” said lawyer Danny Abir, whose firm, Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, represents the landlord, Gholamreza Rezai. The landlord is “very satisfied” with the settlement, Abir said.  Tyga wasRead More →

Judge Orders Tyga’s Arrest After Rapper Fails To Appear For Lawsuit Hearing A los Angeles County judge issued a warrant Tuesday morning for the arrest of rapper Tyga after he failed to show up at a Santa Monica courtroom for a hearing in a lawsuit brought by his former landlord. Tyga was scheduled to be questioned under oath about his financial affairs and assets because he has yet to pay a more than $480,000 judgment to his former landlord at a Malibu home, according to lawyer Danny Abir. The attorney’s firm, Abir, Cohen, Treyzon & Salo LLP, represents the landlord, Gholamreza Rezai. The interrogation wouldRead More →