LBAC WINS HIGH PROFILE “SUICIDE BY COP” WRONGFUL DEATH TRIAL

On January 18, 2007, a Norwalk jury returned a verdict in favor of the City of Downey and two of its police officers in a high profile “suicide by cop” wrongful death case in Martinez v. City of Downey, et. al, Case No. BC 277402. The suit arose from a high-speed vehicle pursuit following an attempt to stop the decedent for suspected driving under the influence. After decedent crashed during the pursuit, officers approached Continue reading

LBAC WINS LONG-RUNNING FAIR HOUSING CASE FOR CITY OF POMONA

On June 29, 2006, LBAC, with David Lawrence as trial counsel, obtained a federal jury defense verdict in a case alleging violations of various fair housing laws under both state and federal law. At the crux of the case was an attempt in the mid to late 1990s by a Pomona City Councilperson to assist an organization of property owners in a drug and crime ridden area of Pomona. The unofficial organization was dubbed “KKAPS” which Continue reading

PAUL BEACH NAMED IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SUPER LAWYERS FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR

The firm is proud to announce that Paul Beach has been named in the Southern California Super Lawyers 2006 – Rising Stars Edition as one of the top young lawyers in California. This is the third year in a row that Paul has received this distinction. Paul was selected as a result of a survey of Southern California’s Super Lawyers and law firms to identify the top emerging lawyers in the state

LAWRENCE AND SPRENGER WIN CLASS ACTION TRIAL FOR ORANGE COUNTY AND ENDS 27 YEAR INJUNCTION

In November and December of 2004, David Lawrence and Christina Sprenger represented the County of Orange in a trial before the Honorable Gary L. Taylor in the consolidated actions Pierce v. County of Orange, Case No. SACV 01-981 GLT(MLGx), and Stewart v. Gates, 450 F. Supp. 583 (C.D. Cal. 1978).  The class action suit brought on behalf of all pre-trial detainees at the Orange County jail alleged Continue reading