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Steeve Rojas, right, was riding his motorcycle to work at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills when a plumbing truck rammed into him. Rojas, 40, had to have his right foot and lower leg amputated. His lawsuit against both the plumbing truck company and the driver went to trial on Thursday, in person, despite a surge in coronavirus cases in Los Angeles. Courtesy photo

In Los Angeles, one of the cities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, a civil trial opened on Thursday—in person.

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Amanda Bronstad

Amanda Bronstad is the ALM staff reporter covering class actions and mass torts nationwide. She writes the email dispatch Critical Mass. She is based in Los Angeles.

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