|By PR Newswire||
|September 18, 2012 02:11 PM EDT||
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Personal injury lawyer Cameron Brock believes in seeing a case to its conclusion. He and his associates have a 97% success rate, and a no-win, no-pay policy. They've seen every kind of case, from dog bites to product liability, and they're always eager to educate the public about their rights and the ways in which the legal system protects them. A recent case in which Kobe Bryant was charged with assaulting a spectator at a basketball game is an unusual and interesting example.
Celebrity justice is a favorite topic in the American media. Some feel it's because we like to see the rich and famous taken down a peg, while others are just reading to root for their favorite celebrity during a tough time. While Kobe Bryant is no stranger to legal trouble, the dusty old assault case from an incident that occurred in 2005 is a stranger case of celebrity justice than you might think. Nonetheless, the Law Offices of Burg & Brock, Inc. have seen even weirder cases, naturally.
Cameron Brock, the premier personal injury attorney in Los Angeles, says the case highlights how the plaintiff can change in a case, how the appeals process can work for a plaintiff, and how an impending jury selection process affects a defendant's decisions.
The case, which was just settled for an undisclosed amount, took an interesting turn in 2008 when the plaintiff died, leaving his mother to continue the case. "Someone's estate can sometimes carry on a lawsuit. Plaintiffs need to know that. This is an extreme case, but wrongful death isn't the only way a lawsuit can outlive a person," says the personal injury lawyer.
Additionally, the case was dismissed in 2010. The plaintiff then continued with appeals and won a victory: the 6th U.S. Circuit Court told the lower court it had to hear the case after all. Two years later, jury selection was set to begin, and Kobe Bryant settled for unknown reasons. "In some cases a plaintiff just doesn't want to go to court, and will settle the case in order to avoid it," the personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles said.
"I don't expect this plaintiff to be popular around Los Angeles, but it does show the kind of David vs. Goliath effect our legal system allows," he said. No puns about the 6'6" defendant were intended.
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SOURCE The Law Offices of Burg & Brock, Inc.