Vanessa Bryant's lawsuit against LA County goes to trial next month, as judge denies County's motion for summary judgment

Jan 6, 2022

Per Brent Schrotenboer: A federal judge on Wednesday made a pivotal ruling in favor of Kobe Bryant’s widow, rejecting a request by Los Angeles County to throw her lawsuit out of court and instead keeping it on track for a jury trial in February.

U.S. District Judge John F. Walter denied the county’s motion for summary judgment and ruled that “there are genuine issues of material fact for trial.” Walter didn’t give a detailed breakdown of those issues, noting that the judge’s function is “not himself to weigh the evidence and determine the truth of the matter but to determine whether there is a genuine issue for trial.”

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