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January 18, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that the mother of Hank Gathers can sue for wrongful death, the strongest cause of action in the $32.5-million suit filed by Lucille Gathers and members of her family against Loyola Marymount University and 13 other defendants in the death of her son. In denying a motion for summary judgment, Judge Gary Hastings said he was "not convinced" that Lucille Gathers was not financially dependent on her son when he died.
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February 20, 2000 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Ten years later, it was different at Gersten Pavilion. This time, Hank Gathers' No. 44 jersey moved. It elevated from the ground and kept rising, off the court to the rafters, hoisted to a permanent perch almost directly above the spot he collapsed on March 4, 1990. In an emotional tribute during halftime of Saturday night's game against Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount retired the uniform numbers of Gathers and sidekick Bo Kimble, No. 30, heroes of another generation in Lions' lore.
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January 4, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rev. David Hagan, a close friend of the family of Hank Gathers, said he was "uncomfortable" with how Gathers was getting money to give to his mother before he died.
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October 6, 1992 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The lighting is favorable at La Scala restaurant in Beverly Hills, but it can't do miracles. Bruce Fagel looks beat. He has been struggling for days to explain why his clients abandoned him during trial, leaving him embarrassed and standing alone that last day in court. He's still trying. Trudy Miller, Fagel's wife and assistant, says that clients usually send them thank-you notes for years after a case. This time, they didn't even get a goodby.
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December 6, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over objections by Paul Westhead that his work schedule as coach of the Denver Nuggets will make attendance a hardship, Judge Gary Hastings on Thursday set a beginning date of Feb. 24 for the trial in the multimillion-dollar suits arising from the death of Hank Gathers. The trial, which is expected to last at least six weeks, will be heard by Hastings in Superior Court in Torrance.
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March 21, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Two causes of action in the $32.5-million lawsuit filed by Lucille Gathers and members of her family against Loyola Marymount University and 13 other defendants were put back in the suit by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge. Commissioner Abraham Gorenfeld reversed an earlier decision and will allow the family to sue for both negligent infliction of emotional distress and conspiracy in the suit that is scheduled for trial on Sept. 3.
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February 20, 1992 | MARYANN HUDSON
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that the son of former Loyola Marymount basketball star Hank Gathers will receive $650,000 of a $1-million settlement from Gathers' cardiologist, with the remainder going to Gathers' mother, Lucille. Judge J. Gary Hastings made the decision in favor of 8-year-old Aaron Crump after a hearing held last week between the plaintiffs in the two wrongful death suits filed against 14 defendants, including Dr.
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March 12, 1990 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The day had long since given way to darkness at the Raymond Rosen project, causing the rows of two-story brick houses to appear even more gloomy and the high-rise flats even more scary. But there is an even greater darkness that lives in this project, one that has nothing to do with time but the stifling of spirit. In an upstairs bedroom of one of these houses, Aaron Kevin Crump was peacefully asleep when his father, Hank Gathers, collapsed while playing basketball last Sunday.
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September 10, 1992 | From Associated Press
A civil lawsuit brought by the family of Loyola Marymount basketball standout Hank Gathers against two doctors was dismissed after the plaintiffs failed to show up to testify Wednesday. Superior Court Judge J. Gary Hastings dismissed the lawsuit at the request of the defendants. Gathers collapsed during a West Coast Conference tournament game at Gersten Pavilion on March 4, 1990, and was pronounced dead less than two hours later at a nearby hospital.
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September 10, 1992 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For some jurors, the trial involving the death of Hank Gathers, a former Loyola Marymount basketball star, was unfolding favorably for the defendants when it ended prematurely Wednesday. After listening to three weeks of testimony, eight of the 12 jurors interviewed Wednesday said they could not find fault in Dr. Benjamin Shaffer, then of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Group, and Dr. Dan Hyslop of the Loyola student health center.
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September 9, 1992 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The three-week old trial dealing with the death of Hank Gathers took a sudden twist Tuesday when the Gathers family members who are suing two doctors for negligence decided they do not want to testify, which might put an end to the case entirely. Derrick Gathers, Gathers' brother, was scheduled to testify Tuesday morning in Superior Court in Torrance but did not show up.
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August 27, 1992 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The list of issues in the death of Hank Gathers was pared to one Wednesday when Judge J. Gary Hastings ruled there was insufficient evidence to try Dr. Benjamin Shaffer on intentional infliction of emotional distress. Shaffer, however, remains a defendant for possible negligence. In another ruling, Gathers' aunt, Carole Livingston Gilmore, was removed as a plaintiff, the judge pointing out that she was not qualified to sue solely because of her relationship to Gathers.
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March 31, 1992 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Loyola Marymount University settled with the mother of Hank Gathers Monday for $545,000, ending legal action that began against the school shortly after the basketball star's death two years ago.
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March 28, 1992 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mother of Hank Gathers is expected to complete a settlement with Loyola Marymount University for $545,000 in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday. That will dismiss the school and two of its employees from a $32.5-million wrongful-death suit filed more than two years ago. Gathers' mother, Lucille, signed a document Friday, releasing Loyola, Athletic Director Brian Quinn and former trainer Chip Schaefer from the suit, said her attorney, Bruce Fagel.
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March 9, 1990 | Associated Press
Hank Gathers' mother returned to Philadelphia Thursday night with the body of her son, trying to avoid the spotlight that has focused on the family since the Loyola Marymount player collapsed during a basketball game and died. Lucille Gathers and her sons Derrick and Charles bypassed reporters waiting for their flight at Philadelphia International Airport. "She didn't want to do too much talking tonight. She wanted to avoid the media," said the Rev.
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May 15, 1990 | ALAN DROOZ
At graduation ceremonies Saturday, Loyola Marymount said goodby to basketball star Hank Gathers. In a special part of the ceremony, Gathers, who suffered cardiac arrest during a game March 4 and died shortly thereafter, was awarded a posthumous bachelor's degree in communications. On hand to accept the degree was Gathers' immediate family, which is suing the school and team physicians for more than $30 million.
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February 20, 1992 | MARYANN HUDSON
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that the son of former Loyola Marymount basketball star Hank Gathers will receive $650,000 of a $1-million settlement from Gathers' cardiologist, with the remainder going to Gathers' mother, Lucille. Judge J. Gary Hastings made the decision in favor of 8-year-old Aaron Crump after a hearing held last week between the plaintiffs in the two wrongful death suits filed against 14 defendants, including Dr.
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