Trial Over Accessibility For Disabled Students To Start Tuesday
West Los Angeles College discontinued a tram that shuttled students up steep walkways.
Trial Set In LA Disabled Students' Suit Alleging Community College Blocked Their Education
West Los Angeles College and the Los Angeles Community College District are defendants in a trial set to start on Tuesday that alleges the college and the district blocked three students’ access to an education. The lead plaintiff, Charles Guerra, is a 65-year-old Army veteran who suffered a major spinal injury nine years ago and depended on a campus shuttle service that was canceled last year. (Guzman-Lopez, 10/16)
In other news from the courts —
The Bakersfield Californian:
Bakersfield Nurse Facing Felony Charges For Allegedly Fraudulently Issuing Prescriptions For Herself
A Bakersfield nurse is facing felony charges after investigators said she wrote prescriptions for herself for controlled substances by falsifying physicians' signatures, according to the state Department of Consumer Affairs' Division of Investigation. Jasmine Hill was taken into custody Oct. 6 and is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on 10 charges including identity theft, perjury and illegally issuing prescriptions, according to a Department of Consumer Affairs news release. The investigation found that Hill, a nurse practitioner, wrote a prescription for herself that included controlled substances, then used the signature stamp of a co-worker physician to sign the prescription form, the release said. (10/17)