Staples Center Wrongful Death Suit Pared

Law360, Los Angeles (November 17, 2011, 6:53 PM EST) -- A California judge on Thursday trimmed a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of a 2-year-old boy who died after plummeting from a Staples Center luxury box after a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game.

Judge Susan Bryant-Deason nixed a public nuisance, false advertising and unfair business practice claim against Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc. and L.A. Arena Company LLC, which own and operate the arena.

As to the public nuisance and false advertising claims, Judge Bryant-Deason gave Henry Tang and Hoai Mi Nguyen leave to amend...
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