Family of Drowning Victim File Claims for Damages Against the City of Santa Barbara

Family members of a drowning victim have filed claims for damages against the City of Santa Barbara. The claims state that one of the City’s tenants, Santa Barbara Sailing Center, rented a stand-up paddleboard on April 29, 2017 to non-swimmer Davies Kabogoza who subsequently fell and drowned in Santa Barbara Harbor. The Sailing Center is […]

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KSBY-TV – Lawsuit Filed Against Toyota for Death of Local Woman

Dec 23, 2014 2:00 PM by Katie Ferber, KSBY News A Product Liability and Wrongful Death lawsuit was filed against Toyota in the death of a woman from Buellton. In December of 2013 Linda Wall, 68, was killed when she was rear-ended on Highway 246 near Casino Drive in Santa Ynez. Wall then hit the […]

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Santa Barbara Independent – DUI Crash Victim’s Family Sues Driver, Toyota, County

By Kelsey Brugger Tuesday, December 30, 2014 The family of retired Santa Ynez teacher Linda Wall — who was killed last December in a DUI crash — filed a wrongful-death and product-liability lawsuit earlier this month against Toyota, a towing company, the county, driver Rebecca Sandoval, and Sandoval’s sister. Represented by Santa Barbara attorney Barry […]

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Toyota Named in Product Liability, Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Santa Barbara, Calif.—A product liability and wrongful death lawsuit was filed against Toyota on December 19 as a result of a traffic accident that resulted in the death of a Buellton woman. (Robert Francis Wall Jr. vs. Toyota Motor Corp., LTD et al, Superior Court, Santa Barbara County, December 19, 2014, Case No. 1470003). On […]

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Hit-And-Run Driver Settles Wrongful Death Suit

By ANGEL PACHECO Santa Barbara News-Press January 7, 2014 A driver who killed a high school baseball coach in a Highway 101 hit-and-run has agreed to pay the victim’s mother $30,000 in a wrongful death lawsuit settlement finalized Monday. Convicted hit-and-run driver Lau Van Huynh and two family members who owned the car he was […]

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Family Settles with Hit-and-Run Driver, But Civil Case Against Cab Company Continues

By Lara Cooper Santa Barbara Noozhawk January 7, 2014 A Murrietta man who pleaded guilty to hit-and-run charges after striking and killing a young Santa Barbara man on Highway 101 last year has settled a civil lawsuit with his family. Simon Chavez However, the case against the cab company who let the young man out […]

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Santa Barbara Jury Rejects $27 Million Lawsuit by Johnson & Johnson Against Competitor Sientra

Santa Barbara, Calif.–After an eight-week trial and less than four hours of deliberation, a Santa Barbara Superior Court jury on August 30 rejected a $27 million lawsuit filed by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) against Santa Barbara-based Sientra, Inc.

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Santa Barbara County and Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Dept. Agree to Pay $4.8 Million Settlement in 2009 Fatal Accident Involving Wrong Way Driver

Santa Barbara County and Santa Barbara County Sherriff’s Department have agreed to pay a $4.8 million settlement to the survivors and their parents of a 2009 wrong way driver accident that took two lives and seriously injured two others.

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County, Sheriff’s Department Sued for Wrong-Way-Driving Death

June 13, 2011 Santa Barbara Independent  – By Tyler Hayden Attorney Says Deputy at Fault for 2009 Accident Involving DUI Driver Judge James Brown decided earlier this month to let a wrongful-death lawsuit against Santa Barbara County and the Sheriff’s Department proceed to trial. The complaint, in short, accuses a deputy dispatched to chase a […]

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