In July, a man named Gene Evin Atkins led LAPD officers on a 14-minute long car chase. After crashing his car, he held shoppers and employees in a Silver Lake Trader Joe’s hostage for hours. In the middle of those two events, Atkins got into a shoot-out with the LAPD. One of the bullets fired [...]
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently released its official guidelines on lane-splitting. Lane-splitting was legalized in California in 2017, but formal guidelines had not been issued until now. These safety tips are for both motorcyclists and other drivers on the road. What's notable about these guidelines is that they clearly state that it is illegal [...]
A new study shows that victims of sexual assault and harassment deal with mental and physical effects long after the trauma occurred. Researchers found that middle-aged women with a history of harassment and assault in their younger years suffer from hypertension, anxiety, depression, and poor sleep. The study, “Association of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault [...]
Navistar, Inc. recently announced two separate recalls involving more than 28,000 International trucks. Additionally, Continental Tire announced a recall of approximately 2,000 commercial truck tires. These announcements are according to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The trucking company is recalling 26,288 of their heavy-duty trucks with specific Cummins engines – ISX15 [...]
In September of 2016, the California state legislature voted to eliminate the statute of limitations from criminal rape cases. The lifting of these restrictions means that charges can be brought regardless of the amount of time that has passed since the alleged rape. While this change is widely seen as a win for victim’s rights [...]
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You may have noticed lately that Los Angeles is awash in electric scooters. Companies like Bird, Lime, Jump, and Spin have made their way into our area with dockless e-scooters, a transit alternative that lets people use a phone app to find, unlock, and use scooters, then drop them off wherever they're allowed – no [...]
A long-awaited report on sexual assaults in the military was finally been released on September 21, and its biggest takeaway is that women and men are more likely to be assaulted on a United States Navy ship than any other type of military installation. Further, the ship most likely to be involved is an aircraft [...]
John Taylor, Dave Ring and Louanne Masry Spoke to the Daily Journal About the Effects #MeToo Has had on the Firm’s Cases
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General Motors recently notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a recall on their 2014-2016 Cadillac CTS sedans due to a malfunctioning seat heater that could potentially cause a fire. An NHTSA release from September 7 stated that damaged seat heating elements can put out excessive heat. Seat heaters in the affected vehicles [...]