County of Los Angeles

Nelson v. County of Los Angeles (2003) 113 Cal.App.4th 783

Court reversed parents’ wrongful death judgment because of their lack of contact with their adult decedent child and they private attorney general fee award because of their personal stake in the case

Thomas v. County of Los Angeles (9th Cir. 1992) 978 F.2d 504

Injunction against Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department regarding violation of its use of force policies

Guzman v. County of Los Angeles (1991) 234 Cal.App.3d 1343

Public hospital is statutorily immune for injuries suffered by persons involuntarily detained for involuntary mental evaluation

County of Los Angeles v. Superior Court (1990) 222 Cal.App.3d 647

Court of Appeal barred plaintiff from designating defendant’s withdrawn witness and disqualified plaintiff’s attorney for ex parte communications with witness

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