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Family of 2-Year-Old Boy Who Died at Lakers Game Will Sue Staples Center
Looks like the Dodgers aren't the only LA sports team involved in a lawsuit. As the baseball franchise learns that Bryan Stow's family will seek damages for the beating that left him in a coma on opening day, so too is the owner of the Staples Center finding out that a fatal injury sustained after a Lakers game in November of last year is resulting in legal action.KCOP reports that the family of Lucas Tang, a 2-year-old boy who fell three levels from a luxury box and landed on a row of chairs, suffering head injuries, will sue Anschutz Entertainment Group and L.A. Arena Co. for an unspecified amount. NBA.com notes that the suit accuses the company of wrongful death and negligence, claiming that the facility failed to provide adequate notification that the skyboxes were dangerous.
The family's attorney, Scott Wellman, told NBA.com that the owners of the arena were seeking to make a profit at all costs:
The suit contends "in order to obtain the highest price possible for use of the luxury boxes, the Staples Center designed and maintains the luxury boxes in a dangerous condition." "They are trading dollars for safety," Wellman said of the defendants.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.