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August 8, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the subject of life's disappointments, Susan Tartakoff speaks with some authority. A traffic accident stemming from a police chase left her paralyzed from the waist down in 1985. And a related $7.65-million jury verdict she won last spring against the city of Los Angeles has been thrown out by a judge. The ruling cancels the largest liability verdict ever levied against the city and leaves Tartakoff, 42, in bad financial shape with dwindling insurance benefits.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the subject of life's disappointments, Susan Tartakoff speaks with some authority. A traffic accident stemming from a police chase left her paralyzed from the waist down in 1985. And a related $7.65-million jury verdict she won last spring against the city of Los Angeles has been thrown out by a judge. The ruling cancels the largest liability verdict ever levied against the city and leaves Tartakoff, 42, in bad financial shape with dwindling insurance benefits.
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March 29, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH and CHARISSE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A woman who was paralyzed when she was hit by a car in a police chase has won a $7.65-million verdict against the city of Los Angeles, the largest amount ever awarded in a liability case against the city, officials said Wednesday. The woman, Susan Tartakoff, 41, was paralyzed from the chest down in 1985 when a car that had been traveling as fast as 100 miles an hour slammed into her car at an intersection in Chatsworth, according to police.
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March 29, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH and CHARISSE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A woman who was paralyzed when she was hit by a car in a police chase has won a $7.65-million verdict against the city of Los Angeles, the largest amount ever awarded in a liability case against the city, officials said Wednesday. The woman, Susan Tartakoff, 41, was paralyzed from the chest down in 1985 when a car that had been traveling as fast as 100 miles an hour slammed into her car at an intersection in Chatsworth, according to police.
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January 13, 1985
A 36-year-old Northridge woman was paralyzed from the chest down after her car was hit at a Chatsworth intersection by a speeding car whose driver, police said, was under the influence of a drug. Los Angeles police said the victim, Susan Tartakoff, was driving east on Devonshire Street at about 8 p.m. Friday. Police said a car traveling north on Winnetka Avenue at an estimated 100 m.p.h. slammed into the Tartakoff vehicle and pushed it 80 to 90 feet.
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April 12, 1986 | MARC IGLER, Times Staff Writer
A 20-year-old Panorama City man who crashed his car into another car, paralyzing a Northridge woman from the chest down, was sentenced Friday to three years in the California Youth Authority for driving under the influence of marijuana. Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Richard A. Adler imposed the maximum sentence on Douglas D. Gray, convicted last month in the Jan. 11, 1985, collision in Chatsworth that broke Susan Tartakoff's spine and left her wheelchair-bound.
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June 10, 1988 | EILEEN HEYES
The Reciprocating Gait Orthosis, or RGO, will be on display at this weekend's Abilities Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center, along with other products and services for the disabled. The device was invented by Roy Douglas, an assistant professor of orthopedics at Louisiana State University medical school and an orthotist, a maker of orthopedic braces.
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