Leidal v. Alaghamandan, et at (11/93)
Defense Lawyer: Boyd F. Jensen II
Facts: On September 20, 1988, Defendant Brian Alaghamandan, age 16, was driving a VW "Bug" with five teenage passengers, all on their way to school. Defendant driver ran a stop sign at the intersection of Michelson and Yale in Irvine, striking and killing bicyclist David Leidal, a 14-year-old student on his way to school. The Decedent was struck in the crosswalk at a four-way stop intersection. Plaintiff not only sued the driver and the city of Irvine, but also the passengers, alleging the passengers distracted the driver.
Damages: Death of minor son.
Medical: $31,000 - Property Damage: $650 - General Damages: $1,000,000
Jurisdiction: Orange County Superior
Judge: Byron McMillan
City of Irvine: $2,500,000
Verdict: Motion for Nonsuit granted