This civil rights matter arises out of the wrongful death of Michelle Lee Shirley, an African-American female, who was gunned down by the Torrance Police Department on October 31, 2016. Plaintiff alleges that the decedent had been involved in an accident and was disoriented. When her vehicle came to a stop, Torrance police unlawfully and recklessly opened fired on her vehicle killing her. Plaintiff contends that firing at a stopped or moving vehicle is against the policies of many police departments, whose deputies are instructed to never fire at vehicles unless a person is armed and threatening them. Michelle, a mother of one, was a graduate of University of California at San Diego and the School of Law at Loyola Marymount. The lawsuit has been filed by her minor son.
ACTS represents individuals and their family members whom suffered injuries when their NutriBullet home blenders malfunctioned during normal use. NutriBullet and its subsidiaries have sold over 40 million of these dangerous blenders worldwide, with little concern for the safety dangers presented by their completely encapsulated design, which causes the blender’s contents to become over-pressurized and hyper-heated during use. ACTS’ clients have suffered severe lacerations, including the severing of fingers, and second degree burns when the encapsulated blender separates from the high-powered base during or after operation of the machine.
Plaintiff was cleaning a pulping machine that had been de-energized. While the machine lid was open, the pulper re-energized causing him to lose both of his arms above the elbow. Plaintiff contends the machine was defective in its manufacturing, design and/or warnings. Given the total loss of both arms, Mr. Zamudio struggles with normal activities of daily living, at 72 years of age this especially challenging.
Plaintiff was traveling on her motorcycle on Sunset Boulevard when traffic began to stop in front of her. Unable to stop due to the brakes not working, she was forced to lay down her bike suffering severe brain injuries. Subsequent to the accident, it was learned that the brakes were defective and had been subject to a recall. Plaintiff has asserted a claim against both the manufacturer and the dealer who sold her the bike.
Plaintiff suffered burns to over 84% of his body when a can of PlastiDip (rubberized paint material) exploded in his hand.
Plaintiff suffered a traumatic brain injury when organizers of CicLAvia failed to manage traffic flow in a safe and responsible manner.
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