Deputy City Attorney Victor Schulte and Assistant City Attorney Wilberta Breedy-Richardson
LOS ANGELES –
A Los Angeles Superior Court jury returned a defense verdict in a $22 million lawsuit against the City involving the allegedly dangerous condition at the intersection of 11th Avenue and Slausen, where two students were involved in an accident. The case was successfully defended by Deputy City Attorney Victor Schulte and Assistant City Attorney Wilberta Breedy-Richardson of the City Attorney’s Civil Litigation Branch.
On March 5, 2010, after a two week trial involving approximately eighteen witnesses, the jury, after deliberating for half a day, returned a verdict in favor of the City of Los Angeles.
The City of Los Angeles was sued for approximately $22 million in damages, the plaintiffs alleging that the crosswalk where the accident occurred was maintained in a dangerous condition.
The jury concluded the City had acted reasonably and that the Department of Transportation and traffic engineers had responded to the needs of the community and could not have prevented the accident. The City was found not liable for the accident.