Motorcyclist Awarded $11 Million in Lawsuit Against Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

VAN NUYS, Calif. (AP) — A motorcyclist in Los Angeles County has been awarded $11,045,000 by a Superior Court jury in Van Nuys after a collision with a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) vehicle left him with serious injuries. The verdict, delivered on Friday, March 22, 2024, comes after a long legal battle in which the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power denied all liability for the collision. The plaintiff, Grady Dillon, was riding his motorcycle in downtown Los Angeles on the morning of April 12, 2019, when a … Read more

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Ordered to Pay $11 Million in Damages to Motorcyclist after Collision

Los Angeles, California – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has been ordered by a jury to pay over $11 million to a motorcyclist who suffered severe injuries in a collision with a department van in 2019, according to the motorcyclist’s legal representation. The verdict was reached after intense debates in Los Angeles County Superior Court. On April 12, 2019, Grady Dillon was riding his motorcycle in downtown Los Angeles when he collided with a LADWP work van driven by Manuel Medina. Dillon, who was 38 at the time, sustained multiple fractures … Read more

Seattle Lawyer Accused of Blocking $1.19 Billion Water Contamination Settlement Denies Allegations, Calls Sanctions Motion an “Intimidation Tactic”

SEATTLE, Washington – A Seattle lawyer is fighting back against allegations that he held up a $1.19 billion water contamination settlement involving DuPont. Jeff Kray, of Marten Law, claims that the sanctions motion filed against him by class counsel is merely an “intimidation tactic” based on a “fantastical conspiracy theory.” Kray argues that class counsel failed to meet with him prior to filing the motion. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, represented by Kray, is at the center of this legal battle. Mitchell Tilner, an attorney from Horvitz & Levy in Burbank, California, has … Read more

Flint Found in Civil Contempt as Water Line Replacement Milestones Remain Unmet

Flint, MI – The city of Flint has been held in civil contempt by a federal judge for failing to meet the milestones set for its water service line replacement program. U.S. District Court Judge David M. Lawson made the ruling on Tuesday, March 12, following accusations by groups such as the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) that the city was delaying progress in various aspects of the program. In his order, Judge Lawson stated that the city had failed to comply with the court’s orders and provided no valid reasons for its shortcomings. While … Read more