Greene Broillet & Wheeler LLP partner Christine D. Spagnoli has once again been recognized by The Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the top 75 female litigators in California. The editors of The Daily Journal review hundreds of nominations before choosing the women on their list. Christine (Chris) has been recognized by the organization since 2002.
On Sunday morning, a party bus hit a car on Highway 101, killing internationally recognized burlesque performer Sarah Klein, aka Sparkly Devil. Her husband was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
Today marks the end of National Safe Boating Week and the beginning of Memorial Day weekend, the first big boating weekend for many in California. The purpose of National Safe Boating Week was to increase life jacket use on our waters and remind boaters of safe boating tips.
State and federal authorities are still investigating the cause of the limousine fire that killed five women on the San Mateo Bridge in California. Even before knowing the cause of the limo fire, however, the tragic accident has many people wondering whether it is safe to ride in limos.
A 10-year-old Glendale resident was critically injured when he fell off his scooter and hit his head last week. The boy was not wearing his helmet and the force of the impact centered on his head.
In our last blog post, we discussed lawsuits brought by former pro football players against the National Football League for ignoring the dangers of multiple head injuries. Yesterday, we learned that the family of professional hockey player Derek Boogaard has brought a similar lawsuit against the National Hockey League.
Approximately one year ago, former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau committed suicide. While the death was tragic, his act has led to significant research into, and discussion about, football brain injuries. It is now believed that Seau’s depression may have been caused by concussions he suffered while playing pro football.
According to the driver of a limo that killed five women enjoying a bachelorette party, the limo burst into flames a mere 90 seconds after a passenger alerted him to smoke. The driver pulled the limo over on the San Mateo Bridge (which crosses the San Francisco Bay) and was able to escape with four of the women, but the others were trapped inside the back of the limo.
Authorities believe that street racing caused the death of a 57-year-old man in South Los Angeles last weekend. According to police, the man was crossing Compton Avenue when a vehicle traveling at high speeds hit him.
Two small planes crashed in the mountains in Southern California Monday, killing one pilot. A spokesman for the Los Angeles County sheriff said that one plane crashed into a ridge after the collision while the other landed on a golf course fairway. The three passengers in the second plane suffered minor injuries and were able to walk away from the plane crash.