Monday, September 26, 2011

On The Price Is Right Sexual Harassment Controversy

Many people think that being in front of the limelight is probably the best job there could possibly be. Yes, you may end up putting more hours than you would expect because of the hectic schedule. However, the glamour, the fame, and the financial stability that a celebrity reaps are just astounding. But for minor TV personalities who are subjected to power-tripping TV executives, there is more to the glitz and glam.

Such is the situation of The Price is Right model Lanisha Cole, who recently filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against The Price is Right producers Michael Richards and Adam Sandler. (Once again, they are not the actors with the same name.)

Cole claims in that she has enjoyed her tenure in the show for several years. But when a new model enters the show, things started to change for Cole. The new model is favored by the producers, and Cole’s status as prime model is pushed aside.

Along that, came several instances of harassment that the producers had put her through. She says she endured the ill-treatment for a year. Her civil complaint comprises of these factors, which makes a full 20-page statement:

• Wrongful termination
• Wrongful sexual harassment
• Failure to take steps to prevent harassment
• False imprisonment
• Infliction of emotional distress

According to Cole, in one instance, Sandler allegedly barged into the Cole’s dressing room despite a post that says to knock before entering. He then reprimanded Cole for not wearing a microphone while she was half-naked and in front of her peers.

In the history of the show, several models have filed lawsuits against its producers. Indeed, harassment can occur in any workplace, and under any circumstance. Everybody knows how scandalous life at the Hollywood Hills can get. Of course, even though they enjoyed the so-called celebrity status, it cannot be denied that they are still ordinary employees that go through workplace issues. For Cole, it is a much endured harassment case.

Harassment in the workplace should not be tolerated. Appropriate action should be done. Cole says she reported the incidents to the company’s Human Resources, but they kept putting off the case for months. Thus she decided to file a lawsuit. But she was told that “she is putting the show hostage”. She finally decided to leave the show.

Cole aims to have a jury trial and compensation to cover her medical and legal expenses and loss of earnings. Cole’s case involves sexual harassment. But she claims that she was also wrongfully terminated.

If one is undergoing the same thing as Cole, it would be a good idea to get a California employment and labor law attorney. Dial 1-866-772-2889 or email us at for a free case analysis.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

PCH Ferrari Driver Crashes, Splits Vehicle into Two; One Passenger Killed

A sports car like a Ferrari may complete a man’s quest for attaining full-machismo; however, crashing such highly expensive vehicle and causing wrongful death to a passenger are always not part of becoming a true blue macho.

Take the case of one Vladimir Skortsov who crashed his Ferrari at the Pacific Coast Highway. Aside from destroying his high-end auto, he also caused the death of his passenger, Basil Max Price III of Pomona. Skortsov slams his car into a power pole in PCH, splitting the vehicle into two. The impact of the crash resulted in Price to be ejected from his seat and landed hardly on the roadway, the attending emergency unit pronounced him dead at the scene.

According to news reports, Skortsov who sustained severe injuries was driving his sports car around 90 mph when the car crash happened despite the speed limit in the area is 45 mph. Initial investigations claim that one of the probable cause of the incident is over speeding. Investigators are also looking into drunk driving as the cause of the accident. Officials said that the driver has two outstanding DUI convictions that he incurred in January 2007 and July this year.

Whether over speeding or driving while intoxicated is the reason for the crash, the family of dead victim may file a wrongful death claim against Skortsov because of his negligent act. Under the personal injury law, if a motorist causes death of another individual due to negligence, he or she may face wrongful death lawsuit and may be required to provide compensations to the deceased’s survivors.

To learn more on wrongful death claim, you may consult with a Los Angeles wrongful death attorney. Your lawyer will guide you throughout the process of litigation. You may dial our toll free number at 1-866-772-2889, or email us at for free case analysis.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Father-Son and Mother-Daughter Car Accidents in California Serve as Warning for Motorists

Keep it in the family – anything but vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, two separate motor vehicle accidents in California involving family members did otherwise.

The first one involved a father and son truck drivers. According to a news report by KTLA, the two dirt-hauling trucks being operated by a father and his son collided with each other in Sepulveda Pass, Los Angeles, injuring both. Police investigations found out that an oil slick on the road caused one of the drivers to lose control of his truck. Both men were rushed into the nearby hospital due to minor injuries.

The second incident was more unfortunate than the first one. An Orange County mother accidentally struck her three year old daughter with her SUV, killing the child. According to reports, the Orange Police Department concluded that mother accidentally rolled forward her Ford Excursion, hitting the girl.

It is imperative for all parents to protect and take care of their children; however, when an unfortunate and unexpected accident happens, all is thrown out of the window. The two accidents must serve as a wake-up call to everybody to take all necessary means in order to avoid freak accidents.

For more information regarding motor vehicle accidents in California, it would be best to consult with an experienced Los Angeles car accident lawyer. Your attorney will guide you throughout the litigation process and help you assert compensation for your injury and losses. Contact our toll free number at 1-866-772-2889 or email us at for a free case analysis.

Car/ Vehicle Recall and Consumer Issues

Car and vehicle recalls are generally conducted when a defect is found or when a part of a car or equipment is found to be defective and may cause potential harm and injury to the consumer.

A recall is often initiated by the manufacturer or ordered by a federal agency such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which eventually ensures that manufacturers comply with the safety issues of a vehicle and that safety remedies have been corrected and implemented.

Only recently, the manufacturer of D100 lawn tractors has announced the federal recall of some 5,000 tractors for possible risks of brake failure. The tractors that were included in the recall were manufactured Illinois-based Deere & Company and were sold at John Deere dealers, Lowe’s and Home Depot stores nationwide from October 2010 to September this year.

Authorities said the recall was initiated after it was found that the hardware used to hold the tractor’s brake assembly to the transmission housing is prone to break and could result in brake failure.

Under the law, injured victims of accidents caused by defective cars and vehicles can hold the manufacturers liable for their injuries through negligence.

To help you with vehicle recall and product liability issues, consult with experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorneys. Call us at 1-866-325-4529 or email us at for a free case analysis.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mattress May Have Been the Cause of Harbor Freeway Fatal Motorcycle Crash

One thing is certain: a minor road mishap may instantly result in death of certain motorists. A rider was killed when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in Harbor Freeway – all because of a mattress.

According to California Highway Patrol, authorities are already investigating the cause of the fatal motorcycle accident. One of the prominent probable causes of the tragic incident that CHP is considering, is road debris – a mattress.

Local news reports said the motorcycle rider was going north on Harbor Freeway’s Adams Boulevard when he crashed into a pickup truck. Initial investigations of the accident show that the incident may have been caused by one of the drivers’ attempt to avoid a mattress on the freeway.

In California, a motorist who causes death of another individual because of carelessness, he or she may be held liable for the accident. Pursuant to tort law, a negligent individual whose actions result in death of another person is legally required to provide for the compensation of the decedent’s survivors, such as spouse, children, or sometimes parents.

If in case that investigation finds out that the pickup truck driver caused the death of the motorcyclist, he may face legal court proceedings and may be required to provide for non-economic and economic damages to the victim’s survivors.

For more information on motorcycle accident, you may consult with a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles. Your attorney will guide you throughout the process of litigation. Dial 1-866-772-2889 or email us at for a free case analysis.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Presidential Kin Arrested in Massachusetts: For DUI or Illegal Stay

It does not sit well for a busy leader like President Barack Obama whose administration is trying to boost its good image on numerous national issues such as unemployment and a dipping economy to have a relative arrested on an embarassing DUI-related incident.

News had it that Onyango Obama, President Obama’s 67-year old uncle, was arrested August 24 on suspicion of drunk driving near the intersection of South and Waverly streets in Framingham, Massachusetts.

According to reports, the President’s long-lost uncle, who was driving a white Mitsubishi SUV, did not yield to oncoming traffic at the said intersection and narrowly missed colliding with an unmarked police vehicle driven by a police officer.

When stopped by the officer, Obama appeared drunk and answered inconsistently and incoherently. Tests later revealed that his blood-alcohol level measured 0.14 percent, above the state's legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Although he has a Social Security card and a Massachusetts driver’s license when arrested, authorities are checking on the older Obama’s immigration status as court documents showed that he had an earlier deportation or removal order.
It is unclear whether or not Obama’s traffic and DUI violations will be pursued but now an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer had taken him into custody and held without bail on a more decent yet less embarrassing case of illegal stay.

Drunk driving violations have resulted in injuries and death across the country. In fact, federal statistics show that nearly 2,500 people get injured or die in DUI-related crashes and collisions yearly. In Los Angeles alone, Hollywood celebrities and prominent people get involved in DUI related accidents almost every week.

If you want to recover compensation for injuries in a DUI-related car accident or other vehicle accidents as a victim, consult with our experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorneys. Call us at 1-866-325-4529 or email us at for a free case analysis.