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Randy H. McMurray, Quoted by ‘The Expert Institute’ in their featured article Writing an Expert Witness Report


A good expert witness report should be clear and precise about the opinions and conclusions of the expert, as well as the basis for each conclusion reached by the writer in the report. The most common mistake I see in expert report writing are opinions that are not supported by substantial evidence which are subject to attack at deposition and trial. The expert must be fully prepared before preparing the report. The failure to contact the retaining attorney regarding any concerns before completing the report can result in the loss of the case because major issues are not addressed or prepared for.

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Family Of Man Killed In Confrontation With Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies Suing For $15M


October 22, 2013 11:49 PMAnthony Lawson

CORONA (CBSLA.com) — The family of a man who died after a confrontation with deputies is suing the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for $15 million, alleging officers were directly responsible for his death.

Valerie Williams’ 27-year-old son Anthony Lawson died a year ago this week, after Williams said her son was hogtied, beaten with a baton and stunned with a Taser by Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies.

“I try to block it out, ’cause I really don’t want to see what I seen that night,” she said. “When I turned to the right side of him he just looked at me and I knew he was gone.”. .>> Read More

 


Family Sues LAPD Over Shooting Of Mentally Ill Baldwin Hills Woman


October 29, 2013 8:30 AMAnthony Lawson

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Department are being sued for shooting a mentally ill 18-year-old woman after her mother called authorities to request mental health professionals to help her daughter, attorneys said.The civil complaint was expected to be filed on Tuesday on behalf of Kamisha Davidson, a Baldwin Hills woman who had been suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder since childhood before the shooting on Nov. 19, 2011, at the apartment complex on Santa Rosalia Drive where Davidson lived with her family, according to Davidson’s attorneys.

According to lawyers, on that date Davidson’s mother found her daughter “highly agitated and fearful” and “in the full grip of a mental episode” when she locked herself in her room and refused to come out. Fearing that her daughter might harm herself, Davidson’s mother called the Department of Mental Health and requested mental health professionals to come help get her daughter out of her room, according to attorneys.

When the Los Angeles Police Department arrived first on the scene, the officers themselves went in and confronted Davidson at her bedroom door, even allegedly refusing paramedics’ offer to bring Davidson out of the apartment and take her to a hospital, attorneys said.As officers attempted to handcuff Davidson, she became “alarmed and frightened” and struggled with the officers until one of them drew their sidearm and shot Davidson in the stomach, according to attorneys.

Following the shooting, police said Davidson bit one of the officers and was poised to attack with a metal strip from the wall. They also claimed the officers felt threatened in the situation and were forced to shoot.

The officer who shot Davidson claims she grabbed at his groin, attorneys said.

“The police response to the mentally ill has been horrible,” said attorney Randy H. McMurray. “The lack of seeking help from mental health professionals has resulted in deaths and serious injuries especially where those persons killed and maimed are people of color.”. .>> Read More

 


Sheriff's deputies gun down armed man during fight in South LA


Sunday, May 19, 2013Anthony Lawson

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Sheriff's deputies shot a man dead in South Los Angeles' Florence-Graham neighborhood Saturday night when he allegedly pulled a gun from his waistband during a fight with them. The incident happened around 9 p.m. in the 6100 block of Miramonte Boulevard. Deputies said they saw the man, identified as 50-year-old Terry Laffitte, apparently intoxicated while riding a bicycle and holding a handgun.

Deputies said Laffitte came to a stop in a home's driveway. When deputies confronted him, he allegedly began to physically fight them.

Deputies said some of Laffitte's family members, who are known gang members, tried to pull him away from the deputies. At one point, Laffitte allegedly reached for his gun from his waistband. That's when the deputies shot him. Laffitte was pronounced dead at the scene.

"At least five individuals come out of the house on the deputies, besides the deputies trying to struggle with this one guy and trying to get him handcuffed," said sheriff's Lt. John Corina. "They may not have seen him pull the gun out but the deputies saw it.". .>> Read More

 


Family files complaint for wrongful death lawsuit against Bakersfield Police officers


09/20/2013Anthony Lawson

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The family of a man shot and killed by Bakersfield police on New Year's Day now plans on suing the officers involved.

The officers were cleared of any wrongdoing back in January, but the family's attorney says the autopsy report paints a different picture of what actually happened.

On New Year's Day Bakersfield police say the two officers found Able Gurrola holding a rifle on Terrace Way. Officers ordered him to drop the gun, but he refused and ran away. They then chased after him and one of the officer’s shot Gurrola. Gurrola died a short time later..>> Read More

 


Our SALUD Demanded, On the Eve of the Nation’s Largest Health Care Consolidation Effort


29 Mar 2005Anthony Lawson

Our SALUD demanded, on the eve of the nation’s largest health care consolidation effort, a halt to a merger vote pending an investigation into a lawsuit surrounding patient care provided by the largest unlicensed Los Angeles-based HMO.

Joined by dozens of community members and the attorney representing a class action lawsuit against the HMO, Our SALUD marched outside of Governor Jerry Brown’s Los Angeles office, asking the Governor, state regulators and California lawmakers to take action on what will be an unlawful partnership and an intolerable abandonment of obligations by the California Department of Managed Health Care.>> Read More

 


Johnnie Cochran Dies Of Brain Tumor At 67


29 Mar 2005Anthony Lawson

LOS ANGELES - MARCH 29: News crews attempt to speak with Randy McMurray, an attorney at The Cochran Firm, outside the Los Angeles Offices on Wilshire Boulevard March 29, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. McMurray said he was saddened by the death of his partner, Jonnie Cochran who died today of an inoperable brain tumor, but declined to comment until Cochran's family speaks out. (Photo by J. Emilio Flores/Getty Images). .>> Read More