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Scott Zwartz April 19, 2014 at 09:48 am
It is interesting how juries' decisions which greatly favor corporate defendants are not overriddenRead More by the courts and the courts do not issue Additurs. What the public does not realize that judges have the power to decimate a jury's decision and substitute their own whim or help their own buddies in the defense bar by issuing a Remittiturs, Judgments Notwithstanding the Verdict, or a new trial to drive up plaintiff's costs. Remittitur is Latin meaning the judge may reduce the award made by the jury if the judge favors the corporate defendant. Additur is Latin meaning the judge may increase the jury's award if the judge thinks the plaintiff's injuries merit more compensation. I've seen lots of Remittiturs, especially if the plaintiffs are minorities, but I have yet to see an actual Additur where the judge makes a corporation pay more. I assume there are some somewhere, but in 40 years, I've never seen one or know anyone who got an Additur. Judgment Notwithstanding the Judgment means that the judge completely overrules the jury. We saw this with Judge Connor at the downtown criminal courts when she reversed the jury verdict which convicted some of the cops in Ramparts Scandal. The scandal had resulted in the LAPD's operating under a Consent Decree with the US Justice Department for a decade. So we are to believe that the US Dept of Justice, the Christopher Commission that investigated the Ramparts Division, and the jury were all wrong, but Judge Connor, who had ties to officers involved in the Ramparts Scandals was right to issue her Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict. So, Judge Marmaro thinks that he knows better than the jury. How many Additurs has Judge Marmaro issued? To have context for Judge Marmaro' extrasensory perception of the "truth," we need to know how often he discerns the need to increase the compensation to any injured party. Maybe Marmaro is the exception who overrides his juries to increase and decrease jury awards. If so, why have juries?
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John J. Nazarian April 17, 2014 at 07:38 pm
The old days, a police officer with get a good sight and shoot that SOB right in the back with thatRead More very efficient police .38........and look at where we are now! John J. Nazarian, P.I. desperateexes.com
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mimi April 18, 2014 at 09:47 am
Do you believe this is the first time this particular officer kicked a handcuffed individual? IRead More don't. It's more likely the first time a cuffed person died as a result of her fancy foot work and thug behavior.
joebanana April 18, 2014 at 12:01 pm
mimi- I highly doubt this is the first death by being kicked by "police". Police are aRead More bigger danger to the public than criminals are. At least criminals have a REASON for killing the people they do. Cops regularly murder unarmed citizens, and are NEVER held accountable. Best "news story" I've ever heard was recently, a stupid cop draws his gun to shoot someones family pet and shot his own stupid self. This is what we run lose on our streets?
mimi April 18, 2014 at 01:15 pm
Joe- The majority of my experiences with LAPD have been positive. But I am aware that law abidingRead More citizens of color don't always get a fair shake. Good for Beck to go after rogue cops.
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Sergio Diaz April 15, 2014 at 05:23 am
Angelo was a great friend, and successful young businessman. He did not deserve what happened toRead More him. I hope his killer rots in hell!!
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joebanana April 14, 2014 at 07:36 am
What a joke they're making of this. The reason for this crash is California's criminal negligence.Read More Obviously the "distance" between opposing traffic traveling at 80 MPH doesn't matter. A "K" rail between the two vehicles would have PREVENTED this crash, undoubtedly. But Ca. would rather pay their public criminals outrages salaries, than invest a little of that money on HIGHWAY SAFETY. I hope all the families of the crash victims know that they need to SUE THE HELL OUT OF the state of California .
Stoked April 14, 2014 at 09:00 am
It's all about $$$$$. No K rails or bigger trucks. If you think that double trailers are scary youRead More might want to steer clear of Oregon mountain highways where FedEx tows triples.
Henry Xavier April 14, 2014 at 12:49 pm
I think the texting, messaging may be a big part of this accident. Please don't drive and use aRead More electronic device. Profesional or a 17 year old girl driving dads truck. Its very scary. I see it all the time. She has it planted on the windshield in her view next to the steering wheel. peace.
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SPH April 16, 2014 at 12:25 pm
BG777; Your "truth", my "truth"; it's all in the mind of the beholder, bud. IRead More trust you're not driving while talking to God on your cell phone(?).
BLUESGUITAR777 April 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm
@SPH - LOL... so by that notion if I believe the sky is really green with yellow polka-dots thenRead More that's the truth/my truth? No 'bud', there is only one Truth and all else is a lie. I will not continue to argue on this thread however, out of respect for the victims, so we're done here.
SPH April 16, 2014 at 03:31 pm
You mean you're done. Speak for yourself, son. See, that's the problem with evangelicals. They don'tRead More like it when someone wont partake of their Kool-Aid. (c;
CBS Sacramento screenshot of the bus accident in Orland, which took the lives of 10 people, including five students from Southern California.
Betsy April 12, 2014 at 08:45 am
My Prayers go out to all the affected families. A true loss and sadness for the families that withRead More so much hope in search for a brighter future had sent their precious children on that uneventful trip, our hearts cry with you.May those lost R.I.P
"Green dot" prepaid credit cards are often used in phone scams. Patch file photo.
Tony Hernandez April 9, 2014 at 10:02 pm
I was also made aware of a similar scam were these perpetrators are calling unsuspecting peopleRead More advising of an outstanding warrant because they owed money to the IRS. They have them send money with a prepaid card.
nitagregory April 10, 2014 at 07:32 am
I would of said well come get me. And act like I wasn't there when they come. Unless the swatRead More +Marshall's came and knocked the door in
Lowe's will pay various counties throughout California $18.1 million for mishandling hazardous waste. Patch file photo.
Virginia Johnson April 3, 2014 at 05:07 pm
Gosh! Who do we know who to picket. I stopped going to Home Depot because they were mandated byRead More their local Council or County in some area's to provide a building with restrooms and A.C. for illegal aliens to stand on the street corner hawking their bodies and wares when our own American Citizens; African, Mexican, Asian, Anglo, etc. were not provided the same amenities. Now where do I go, OSH?
kab1200 April 3, 2014 at 08:29 pm
Virginia Johnson, I guess you should just stay home and go shopping ever again. What a crockRead More of.......
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Jo P April 1, 2014 at 05:04 pm
It was a ball game.....one side wins, one side loses.....get over it. The point to be taken hereRead More is sportsmanship, respect and tolerance were obviously missing. Regardless of nationality, heritage or political affiliation, there should be a common denominator of decency, which obviously was lacking in these thugs.
Angel April 1, 2014 at 11:57 pm
Wow, when did the OC Register readers become Patch commentators?
The Beast ! April 10, 2014 at 01:30 am
This is a perfect example of the deep rooted social problems that exist in the Los AngelesRead More metropolitan area. This does not happen in other cosmopolitan cities.
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Cort Day March 31, 2014 at 10:48 am
Read it. Who is Michael Bastasch? My first post was fracking with a question mark. Quoting yourRead More article I capped doubt and could because I can't underline it. "The article notes that seismologists DOUBT fracking had anything to do with the LA quake, but environmentalists argue that fracking COULD be a culprit." Something wrong with asking the question? I'm certain this argument could go on forever or until you ignite your tap water then I win and it's too late for both of us.
Cort Day March 31, 2014 at 10:55 am
I don't want to see this happen here. http://rt.com/usa/azle-texas-austin-fracking-979/
Shripathi Kamath March 31, 2014 at 10:49 pm
Oklahoma recorded some quakes as strong or stronger than the aftershocks here:Read More http://www.wunderground.com/news/oklahoma-earthquake-swarm-felt-kansas-missouri-20140330
Several items were damaged at this home near the quake's epicenter, in Placentia. Photo credit: Hannah Hirzel.
EDWARD SIEGEL April 1, 2014 at 02:52 pm
NUCLEAR-REACTOR/”ENERGY”/POWER(!!!): C A V E A T E M P T O R !!!Read More DR. EDWARD “MONJU” SIEGEL[CATEGORYSEMANTICS@GMAIL.COM] METALLURGIST/PHYSICIST [INTL.CONF.MAGNETIC ALLOYS OXIDES,(ICMAO) TECHNION, HAIFA, ISRAEL(AUG. 1977)- IN: J. MAGNETISM & MAGNETIC MATERIALS( JMMM), VOL.7, PAGE 312 (1978)- ONLINE AT WWW.FLICKR.COM & SEARCH FOR "GIANT-MAGNETORESISTANCE" (GMR) & SEEK PAGE 312!!![] AT: WESTINGHOUSE!!!(WARD/WAPD/WNES)(1970-1974),PSEG,IAEA (1977),ABB PREDICTED EXACTLY THIS DEMISE 35-YEARS AGO(!!!) HAVING WORKED AT WARD(WALTZ-MILLS) CORRECTLY PREDICTED (SO MIS-CALLED) 'SUPER"ALLOYS' [ Ni & Fe-BASED] GENERIC ENDEMIC EXTANT (SYNONYMS): WIGNER'S-DISEASE/ OSTWALD-RIPENING/ SPINODAL-DECOMPOSITION [CAHN, KYOTO-PRIZE(2011)!!!] /THERMAL-LEADING-TO- (TLTM)-IN-STABILITY/OVER-AGEING-EMBRITTLEMENT/" SENSITIZATION" THAT WOULD DOOM MONJU LMFBR), AKA CLINCH-RIVER BREEDER-REACTOR. WHICH GREAT NUCLEAR ENGINEER, PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER, THREW IN THE GARBAGE, THEN WESTINGHOUSE PICKED UP, DUSTED OFF, & PURPOSELY DEFRAUDED JAPAN FOR ~ $100-BILLION!!! SIEGEL FOR HIS DIRE-PREDICTION(S!!!) WAS FIRED BY: IAEA, WESTINGHOUSE, PSEG[GOOGLE: "ANA MAYO IF L E A K S COULD KILL"; VILLAGE VOICE, PAGE-38, AUG.21,1978): < http://news.google.com/newspap... >] [GOOGLE "EDWARD SIEGEL: ANIMATEDSOFTWARE.COM", SUPERALLOYS"; WHISTLEBLOWER"; GIANT-MAGNETORESISTANCE"] CHEATED OUT OF PRIZES: 2006 JAPAN/WOLF; 2007 PHYSICS(GMR) NOBEL!!! BY: FERT/GRUENBERG/KFZ/THALES-GROUP/ "PHALIES-GROPE"/ALCATEL-LUCENT/BELL-LABS/REED-ELSEVIER/AREVA/EdF/JAPAN-AEC!!!
EDWARD SIEGEL April 1, 2014 at 02:53 pm
CYBER-“SECURITY”??? CYBER-TERRORISM! CYBER- W A R ! ! !Read More VIA SIEGEL-ANTONOFF[BROUT-ENGLERT(2013 PHYSICS NOBEL-PRIZE)-HIGGS]-… D I G I T (S) – P H Y S I C S !!! INTERSECTION/ BOSE-EINSTEIN QUANTUM-STATISTICS(BEQS) = BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATION(BEC)!!!/ UNION WITH BARABASI-ALBERT-BIANCOMI(BAB) N E T W O R K (S) [EVOLVING/”COMPLEX”)- P H Y S I C S !!! Network-Physics(NP) Barabasi-Albert-Bianconi Bose-Einstein Quantum-Statistics Bose-Einstein Condensation(BEC) Intersection With Euler-Newcomb-Weyl-Benford-Kac-Hill Digits Logarithm-Law Algebraic-Inversion GapFUL BEC Commonality Proof Via SCALE-INVARIANCE Commonality: DIGITAL(#)-VULNERABILITY versus FAULT-TOLERANT ANALOG-Networks; (so miscalled) "Computational"-"Complexity" Cook-Levin theorem REDUCIBILITY/COMPLETENESS Siegel-Antonoff-Smith[AMS Joint Mtg.(2002)-Abs.973-60-124] digits logarithmic- (Newcomb[Am. J. Math.4,39(1881)]-Weyl[Goett. Nachr.(1914); Math. Ann. 77,313(1916)]-Benford[J. Am. Phil. Soc. 78,115(1938)]-Kac[The Mathematics of Statistical-Reasoning(1955)])-"NeWBe"/"OLDbe")-law algebraic-inversion to ONLY Bose-Einstein Quantum-Statistics with digit d = 0 gapFUL Bose-Einstein-CONDENSATION(BEC): digits are quanta are (ONLY) bosons because quanta can be bosons always were digits!!! Hill[Proc. Am. Math.Soc., 123,3,887(1995)] pure-mathematics proof(finally!!!) via units-invariance = logarithm-function (1,0)-fixed-point base-invariance = SCALE-INVARIANCE connects with Barabasi-Bianconi-Albert[Science 287,2115a(2000); Int. Jour. Mod. Phys. B 15, 313-320 (2001); Phys. Rev. Letters 86,5632(2001); Rev. Mod. Phys. 74,47(2002);...] "scale-free"/SCALE-INVARIANCE networks-physics: evolving complex-graph-theory 1:1-mapping onto statistical-physics/mechanics!!! Synthesis reveals electromagnetic-pulse(EMP)-like SEVERE VULNERABILITY of ONLY/ALL PURELY-DIGITAL-networks(VS. FAULT-TOLERANT ANALOG-networks INvulnerability) via Barabasi-Bianconi-Albert "Network-Physics" scale-free SCALE-INVARIANCE relative-"statics"(VS. dynamics-[Willinger-Alderson-Doyle(Not.AMS(5/09)]-]critique)!!! (so called) "Quantum-computing is simple-arithmetic(sans division/factorization); algorithmic-complexities: INtractibility/UNdecidability/INefficiency/ NON-computability/HARDNESS(so MIScalled) "noise"-induced-phase-transitions(NITS) ACCELERATION: Cook-Levin theorem Reducibility is Renormalization-(Semi)-Group fixed-points; number-Randomness DEFINITION via WHAT? Query(VS. Goldreich[Not.AMS(2002)] How? mea culpa)can ONLY be Maxwell-Boltzmann classical-statistics "infinitely-hot-plasma" versus digit-clumping "NeWBe"-logarithm-law NON-random BEC; Modular-arithmetic Congruences = Signal X Noise PRODUCTS = clock-model; NON-Shor Holthaus-Page-Weiss[Physica A,341,586(04)] BEC logarithmic-law inversion factorization: Watkins number-theory intersection/connections to statistical-physics/mechanics); P=/=NP TRIVIAL Proof: Euclid!!! [(So Miscalled) computational-complexity(VS. Siegel physics-"complexity" is UTTER-SIMPLICITY!!!) jargonial-obfurscation(J-O) obviation via classic Greek plane-geometry.]
EDWARD SIEGEL April 1, 2014 at 02:54 pm
AN A B S O L U T E LY L A Y M A N ' S M U S T – R E A D!!! FOUND ONLINE ON WORLD-WIDE-WEB BYRead More GOOGLING [ "EDWARD SIEGEL ROMAN ROLLNICK THE EUROPEAN WEEK ENDING JANUARY 1993 NUCLEAR CRACKING" ] THEN:GOOGLING: [ "EDWARD SIEGEL ANIMATEDSOFTWARE.COM" ] [http://www.animatedsoftware.co... ] From: "Russell D. Hoffman" <rhoffman@animatedsoftware.com>
Several items were damaged at this home near the quake's epicenter, in Placentia. Photo credit: Hannah Hirzel.
George March 29, 2014 at 10:26 am
I was at rock & roll Ralphs on Sunset and didn't feel a thing. Came home and heard we had anRead More earthquake.
Richard Mathews March 29, 2014 at 10:28 am
USGS's Did You Feel It shows a bunch more counties where this was felt than the seven listed in thisRead More article. Add Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Imperial, and Inyo. In Nevada, add Nye and Clark (Las Vegas). In Arizona, add Maricopa (Phoenix). http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci15481673#dyfi
Lynn Smith March 30, 2014 at 07:54 am
Just as researchers are starting to link earthquakes with fracking in Texas and surrounding states,Read More Southern California has four earthquakes in a month. Our city officials need to ban this needless, dangerous and largely unregulated business.
Meth found at the San Clemente checkpoint last month. Photo courtesy the U.S. Border Patrol.
Joker Joe March 21, 2014 at 10:41 am
The citizens of the U.S. with their tax money paid for this! The street gangs are the sellers ofRead More this death. They are in the U.S. Mexico is so corrupt the law enforcement officials traffic this merchandise by having a blind eye towards it and we are going to Mexico? lol lol
Bob Forsberg March 21, 2014 at 12:57 pm
When immigration laws become nothing more than ink on paper, eventually relatives of the cartelRead More members outnumber those of us who made the laws. It's over, California is host to the most "sanctuary" cities of any state and has now become the first sanctuary state of record. Who do you expect will live here?
Charlie McPoyle March 21, 2014 at 03:11 pm
California is notorious for gang related crime. I have family that live in the LA area and also inRead More the Bay Area. The crime there is mostly gang related. http://www.hardycriminallaw.ca/en/
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