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Motion for Summary Judgment in Elder Abuse Case

February 23, 2022

A motion for summary judgment was granted in favor of Veterans Rideshare, a unique transportation company based in Southern California, serving greater Los Angeles and Orange counties. Lisa D. Angelo and Scott J. Loeding of Murchison & Cumming, LLP represented the defendant.

Judge Brazile from the Los Angeles Superior Court initially granted the MSA as to Elder Abuse and Unruh Act claims, then, three months later, granted the rest of the motion as to the wrongful death claim. After the plaintiff's pathologist, who submitted a declaration in opposition to the motion on behalf of the plaintiff, was deposed. The court found no causation between the plaintiff’s fall and his subsequent death nearly a year later. The court also rejected the pathologist's brain damage theory and his entire declaration.