May in Celebrity Personal Injury Law: Alexander, Knight, McDuffie 1

Last month, we told you about the personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits pestering celebrities like Hulk Hogan, the Notorious B.I.G., and Owen Wilson. A month later, there has been no shortage of celebrity lawsuits in the news. Of course, most revolve around Lindsay Lohan and her substance-related antics. Below are some selections from May personal injury and wrongful death law among the rich and famous:

  • Earlier this month, police sources told the press that former ‘Seinfeld’ star Jason Alexander (George) was not “at fault” for a bicycle accident involving a 14-year-old boy. In late April, the boy collided with Alexander’s vehicle, causing some bumps and bruises. Alexander’s representative confirmed that the actor acted opposite to how George Costanza would have: “Jason stayed with the cyclist until the paramedics and police arrived and all indications are that the injury was minor,” he said.
  • Police arrested former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight, the co-founder of Death Row Records, this month for assault with a deadly weapon. Knight was named by the family of Notorious B.I.G. in a wrongful death lawsuit last month, which claimed that he helped plan the late rapper’s murder. Knight, who has a laundry list of priors including battery and probation, was released on $65,000 bail.
  • This feels like something out of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Former Miami Dolphin receiver O.J. McDuffie won a $11.5 million medical malpractice lawsuit against his former doctor, Dr. John Uribe, for a career-ending 1999 toe injury. McDuffie said the doctor was negligent because his injury “was a lot more serious than I was led to believe.” Uribe is likely to appeal the decision.

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Andy Gillin

Andy Gillin received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the University of Chicago. He is the managing partner of GJEL Accident Attorneys and has written and lectured in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury law for numerous organizations. Andy is a highly recognized wrongful death lawyer in California.