Wrongful Death Claim OK'd Over Boy's Staples Center Fall

Law360, Los Angeles (September 16, 2011, 3:33 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Friday refused to trim an emotional distress claim leveled against Staples Center owners and operators by the parents of a 2-year-old boy who died after plummeting from a luxury box after a Los Angeles Lakers game.

Judge Susan Bryant-Deason said it was tragic for Henry Tang and Hoai Mi Nguyen to witness their son, Lucas, fall to his death at the Staples Center. The judge rejected arguments made by Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc. and L.A. Arena Company LLC, which own and operate...
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