The union asked a judge to order the city to purge files more than five years old because that’s how long Downey’s record-keeping policies say they should be kept.
A state Court of Appeals ruling stemming from a Long Beach case says state authority trumps charter city authority when it comes to minimum wage.
The suit, filed in August 2017 by Sofia Valenzuela and her granddaughter, who is a minor, alleges that Jose Romero was harassed and racially profiled by officers in the Long Beach neighborhood where he lived before his death because he was a Latino.
The tree landed on the woman’s car, trapping her, while she was driving on South Street in 2017, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit centers around Mary Jahn, a 53-year-old women who taught English at Lakewood High until last year when a former student accused Jahn of sexually abusing her for three years.
Instead of calling 911, the employees drove him to his home and he fell a second time while being transported, the suit alleges.
Despite knowing the woman’s “serious medical condition,” she received no aid that could have saved life, the suit alleges.
The branch left a crater in her car’s roof and sent her to the hospital, according to the lawsuit filed this month.
A judge on Friday, however, ruled that a civil trial that began in mid-September will continue on, said Brian Kabateck, the attorney representing more than 100 residents who sued.
The 182-unit mobile home park was built on a now-closed municipal landfill that was not properly lined, state records show.