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$3.9M Settlement Secured for Twyman Family

In June of 2019 24-year-old Ryan Twyman had an encounter with Los Angeles County deputies that resulted in the young man being shot 34 times.  After receiving a tip that Twyman was in the Willowbrook apartment parking lot, the deputies blocked the exit with their cruiser and approached Twyman's vehicle.  Less than a minute later Twyman was dead.  No weapons were found in his car. Los Angeles County leaders have approved a $3.9 million settlement for Twyman's family.  In an interview, Cochran Firm attorney Brian Dunn explains that, albeit slowly, things are changing for the better citing fewer LAPD homicides [...]

Cochran Client Spends First Thanksgiving With Family After His Sentence is Vacated.

In February of 2020 Christian Pacheco had his sentence vacated after nearly 25 years of being wrongfully convicted.  Now, he looks forward to spending time with his family over the first holiday season since his release. “I am so thankful for those who supported me throughout my wrongful incarceration and in the months since I have regained my freedom.  Every day is a blessing and I cherish having the opportunity to once again spend this special occasion with my family and friends, watching football, eating, and celebrating life.”   - Christian Pacheco Read more.

Remembering the Civil & Women’s Right Hero: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Some remember her as an activist, and some may remember her as a feminist icon. However, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will forever be remembered as a champion of equality. She made it her life’s work to make sure that no matter what you look like or who you love  that you will be treated as an equal in society and in the eyes of the law. She did this by eliminating gender-based stereotyping in legislation and regulations. Many consider RBG the architect of the legal fight for women’s rights in the 1970’s. Without a doubt, she changed the world for the [...]

Family Grieves The Loss Of Family Member Who Was Struck By DWI Driver

Dallas, Texas 11/22/2019- Larry Taylor of The Cochran Firm Dallas and the family of Melvin Taylor are asking lawmakers to do more to keep the public safe from intoxicated drivers.  On October 29 Melvin, a marine veteran from Lancaster, TX,  was killed in a wrong-way crash as Chaz Thames drove northbound in the southbound lane of the Dallas North Tollway.  Thames had been convicted in numerous DWI charges before the crash that took Melvin’s life. “There are devices that you can actually put on someone that let you know immediately if they have alcohol in their system. There are things [...]

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$3.9M Settlement Secured for Twyman Family

In June of 2019 24-year-old Ryan Twyman had an encounter with Los Angeles County deputies that resulted in the young man being shot 34 times.  After receiving a tip that Twyman was in the Willowbrook apartment parking lot, the deputies blocked the exit with their cruiser and approached Twyman's vehicle.  Less than a minute later Twyman was dead.  No weapons were found in his car. Los Angeles County leaders have approved a $3.9 million settlement for Twyman's family.  In an interview, Cochran Firm attorney Brian Dunn explains that, albeit slowly, things are changing for the better citing fewer LAPD homicides [...]

A Quick History of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade started in the roaring twenties when New York's department store Macy's was thriving. The first parade took place in 1924 and debuted as a Christmas Day parade instead of Thanksgiving. There were only three floats that were pulled by horses from 145th Street and Convent Avenue to the Macy's store at 34th Street and Broadway. It included animals from the Central Park Zoo and four different bands. Santa even made an appearance in the first parade. This tradition still continues today, even though the parades look a little different than they did in the 1920s. [...]

Mesothelioma and the Dangers of Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos exposure, and subsequent diseases such as mesothelioma kill thousands of Americans each year. It is integral to be aware of the dangers of asbestos exposure, and to uncover whether you could possibly have been exposed. Before understanding diseases like Mesothelioma, it is integral to learn what asbestos is, as well as where asbestos exposure can come from. It is also important to know some general facts about asbestos exposure to determine if you may have been affected.    Many people know how toxic asbestos can be, but may not know why the compound is so deadly. Asbestos is a [...]

Cochran Client Spends First Thanksgiving With Family After His Sentence is Vacated.

In February of 2020 Christian Pacheco had his sentence vacated after nearly 25 years of being wrongfully convicted.  Now, he looks forward to spending time with his family over the first holiday season since his release. “I am so thankful for those who supported me throughout my wrongful incarceration and in the months since I have regained my freedom.  Every day is a blessing and I cherish having the opportunity to once again spend this special occasion with my family and friends, watching football, eating, and celebrating life.”   - Christian Pacheco Read more.

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