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December 4, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A jury in Bakersfield ordered the McDonald's Corp. to pay the major share of $700,000 in punitive damages awarded Tuesday to the family of a 9-year-old girl whose leg was broken while she was using playground equipment at one of the chain's restaurants. On Monday, the same Kern County Superior Court jury had held McDonald's and JBI Inc. of Long Beach, manufacturers of the equipment, liable for $43,900 in general damages for the injury Marlena Escalera suffered Dec.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A jury in Bakersfield ordered the McDonald's Corp. to pay the major share of $700,000 in punitive damages awarded Tuesday to the family of a 9-year-old girl whose leg was broken while she was using playground equipment at one of the chain's restaurants. On Monday, the same Kern County Superior Court jury had held McDonald's and JBI Inc. of Long Beach, manufacturers of the equipment, liable for $43,900 in general damages for the injury Marlena Escalera suffered Dec.
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November 6, 1991 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six-year-old Marlene Escalera climbed into the brightly colored Playland at the McDonald's in Delano and headed for the "Tug 'N Turn" merry-go-round. But as she spun with a friend in the large rotating fiberglass tub, her shoelace caught on a loose bolt, ripping her tennis shoe apart and breaking her leg in two places.
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November 6, 1991 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six-year-old Marlene Escalera climbed into the brightly colored Playland at the McDonald's in Delano and headed for the "Tug 'N Turn" merry-go-round. But as she spun with a friend in the large rotating fiberglass tub, her shoelace caught on a loose bolt, ripping her tennis shoe apart and breaking her leg in two places.
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January 2, 1992
Manufacturers in the Southeast/ Long Beach area released more than 7.9 million pounds of toxic emissions into the air in 1990, down slightly from 8.2 million pounds the previous year, according to reports they filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The manufacturers are required to provide estimates of their toxic emissions to the government under a law passed by Congress in 1986.
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