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February 17, 1992 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Was Holden Charles Hollom a hero who adroitly used his taxicab to chase and pin a fleeing mugger to a building wall? Or, as the mugger's lawyer later put it, was Hollom an overzealous "cowboy" who needlessly fractured the assailant's leg in the capture? Whatever the answer, a $24,595 civil jury award to the mugger last week sparked a burst of protests and raised questions about a legal system that seemed to have gone crazy by favoring the criminal over the good citizen.
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February 17, 1992 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Was Holden Charles Hollom a hero who adroitly used his taxicab to chase and pin a fleeing mugger to a building wall? Or, as the mugger's lawyer later put it, was Hollom an overzealous "cowboy" who needlessly fractured the assailant's leg in the capture? Whatever the answer, a $24,595 civil jury award to the mugger last week sparked a burst of protests and raised questions about a legal system that seemed to have gone crazy by favoring the criminal over the good citizen.
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March 30, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A cabdriver ordered to pay $24,595 to a mugger he caught by pinning him with his taxi will get a new day in court. Superior Court Judge Carlos Bea granted Holden Charles Hollom a new trial, saying the evidence contradicts the jury's finding that the cabdriver used excessive force. "I think that justice is regaining its balance and I eagerly look forward to a new trial where the jury can come to a true verdict," said Hollom, 51.
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