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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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Class Action Lawsuit Checklist: Do You Have a Claim?

What is a Class Action Lawsuit? A class action is a lawsuit where a large number of individuals have suffered the same or similar harm. These individuals, known as a “class” file a civil lawsuit against one or several entities. While the subject matter of class action lawsuits varies, the two factors that remain the same in all class action lawsuits are that the issues in dispute are common to the entire class, and the persons affected are too numerous to bring each individual case before the court. These cases can be brought in state or federal course depending on [...]

What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Personal injury lawsuits are legal disputes that occur when one person suffers harm from either an injury or accident, and someone else may be held legally responsible for that harm. Personal injury claims involve two main issues: liability and damages. If you can connect the dots between these two, meaning that the defendant is liable for the damages you sustained, then you have likely had a case and our system of justice will likely award you compensation for the loss you sustained.  Every tort claim may it be through negligence, intentional torts, or strict liability can be the basis of [...]

Police Brutality Lawsuits: The Role They Play in the Current Civil Rights Movement

There have been many issues that have surfaced in the year 2020, however, one of the most impactful movements that have occurred are The Black Lives Matter protests. The BLM movement started after the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. These protests have taken place across the United States and have included thousands of Americans speaking out against the injustices happening against the black community. The Black Lives Matter movement mirrors the Civil Rights movement that occurred during the 1960s. Those protests were in response to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., who was an advocate and [...]

$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 [...]

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