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Seffert v. Los Angeles Transit Lines
Citation:56 Cal.2d 498, 364 P.2d 337, 15 Cal.Rptr. 161 (1961)
Seffert (Plaintiff) was caught in the door of a city bus, dragged, and thrown to the ground. The Plaintiff sued Los Angeles Transit Lines (Defendant) for disabling and permanent injuries, resulting in nine operations and eight months in the hospital. The Plaintiff sought $53,903.75 in pecuniary damages based on doctor and hospital bills, drugs and other medical expenses, and loss of earning. The Plaintiff also sought $134,000 in nonpecuniary damages based on pain and suffering, humiliation, and anxiety.
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