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August 8, 1999 | DIANE PUCIN
There was no reason a 9-year-old boy in Honolulu would be smitten with hockey, but there it was. Robbie Lambert watched the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team win that "Do you believe in miracles?" gold medal, and from then on Lambert wanted nothing more in his life than to be a hockey player.
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August 8, 1999 | DIANE PUCIN
There was no reason a 9-year-old boy in Honolulu would be smitten with hockey, but there it was. Robbie Lambert watched the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team win that "Do you believe in miracles?" gold medal, and from then on Lambert wanted nothing more in his life than to be a hockey player.
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BUSINESS
November 19, 1998 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state appeals court on Wednesday overturned a $7.5-million jury verdict for a South Bay man who alleged that design defects in General Motors' Chevy S-10 Blazer caused him to become a quadriplegic after a crash eight years ago. The 4th District Court of Appeal in Riverside said jurors rendered an inconsistent verdict when they decided a suit against the auto maker by Robbie Lambert, a former amateur hockey player.
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January 15, 2003 | Myron Levin
A California appeals court Tuesday affirmed a $25.7-million damage award against General Motors Corp. in the case of a Los Angeles County man who was paralyzed in a rollover crash of a Chevy S-10 Blazer. The victory by Robbie Lambert, 31, of Rancho Dominguez could signal the end of a marathon case that highlighted the dangers of weak roofs in passenger vehicles, including rollover-prone SUVs.
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February 19, 2001 | CARL E. NASH, Carl E. Nash, an adjunct professor of engineering at the National Crash Analysis Center of George Washington University, was formerly an executive of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
When Firestone tire failures leaped into public consciousness late last summer, Ford was quick to deny the culpability of its popular sports utility vehicle, the Explorer. Ford blamed Firestone for the rollovers--mostly in Explorers--that have left at least 148 people dead and severely injured many more. Then, on Jan.
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January 20, 2001 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Bernardino County Superior Court jury Friday ordered General Motors Corp. to pay more than $15 million to a South Bay man who became a quadriplegic in a rollover crash of a Chevy S-10 Blazer. The verdict in the Rancho Cucamonga trial, which highlighted the dangers of weak roofs in rollover-prone sport-utility vehicles, capped a lengthy retrial of the suit brought by Robbie Lambert, 29, of Torrance, who suffered paralyzing injuries in the wreck in July 1990.
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March 4, 1996 | GREG KRIKORIAN and JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The upstart Los Angeles Marathon--smaller than New York's, a whippersnapper compared to Boston's--nonetheless made its own history Sunday as a record 35,000 runners and bicyclists braved foreboding skies to conquer a 26.2-mile urban route lined by tens of thousands of spectators.
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