Berkeley Balcony Collapse Update: Engineer Finds No Design Defect; Collapse May Have Been Due to Water Damaged Beams

An independent engineer says that design of an apartment complex balcony near UC Berkeley that collapsed last week, killing six college students — including five visiting from Ireland — had no obvious defects and was not overloaded, according to a news report. The civil and structural engineer, who has no ties to the investigation, inspected…

Court Issues Temporary Restraining Order Prohibiting Accused Murderer Stanley Elkus from Selling or Transferring Orange County Real Property

Orange County Superior Court Judge David McEachen has issued a broad Temporary Restraining Order against accused murderer Stanley Elkus in a lawsuit brought by the wife and children of Dr. Ron Gilbert.  The Court Order prohibits Defendant Elkus from transferring real property that he owns in Orange County. In a shocking crime that made worldwide…

Callahan & Blaine Alleges Wrongful Death in a Lawsuit Filed Against the Shooter in the Seal Beach Salon Massacre

A lawsuit filed on Monday alleges that Scott Dekraai wrongfully, carelessly, recklessly, wantonly, and unlawfully used a gun to shoot and kill Christy Lynn Wilson, a long time salon employee at Meritage Salon located in Seal Beach, California.  The lawsuit was filed by Ms. Wilson’s sole remaining heirs, including her husband, Paul Wilson, and their…