Geragos has defended several high-profile entertainers in criminal cases. He's perhaps best known for representing singer
Geragos also has represented newsmakers such as actress
Farrand first filed a civil rights suit against
Although it settled, the city did not admit fault. American General's
In Farrand's new suit, her attorneys criticize the suicide-by-cop rationale. For it to justify denying the claim, "they would have to make the untenable argument that when interacting with law enforcement -- even with a gun, considering that
Further, it is "irrational and unreasonable" that the claim should be denied because
The suit accused American General of failing to adequately investigate the insurance claim, relying solely on the police investigation report and ignoring subsequent developments, such as the city paying a settlement to
The suit demands at least
Efforts to contact the company were not immediately successful. Lawyers to represent the company against the civil suit had not been identified in court documents as of Thursday afternoon. American General's business is now controlled by conglomerate AIG,
Geragos's local colleague on the suit,
In response to
City officials agreed the settlement would be in the best interests of the city's taxpayers, White said.
"The settlement in no way should be construed that the officer involved was at fault," she said. "If
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