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Kobe Bryant crash photos lawsuit: Vanessa Bryant, LA County unable to settle at closed-door session

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Calif. - Attorneys for Vanessa Bryant and Los Angeles County met behind closed doors but were unable to settle her lawsuit seeking millions of dollars in damages for the emotional distress she claims suffering after discovering that graphic photos of the helicopter crash that killed her NBA legend husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others were allegedly shared by sheriff's and fire department personnel, according to court papers obtained Friday.The private mediation session took place in June before retired Superior Court Judge Louis M. Meisinger.

Lead trial counsel attended, and representatives of each party with authority to settle the case participated. The parties were unable to reach a resolution, according to a status report filed late Thursday in Los Angeles federal court.With trial looming, attorneys have submitted hundreds of pages of declarations, motions, proposed jury instructions and verdict forms in the past day.

Many of the matters are expected to be addressed at a hearing before U.S. District Judge John Walter scheduled for Feb.

11.Although trial was set to begin on Feb. 22, the U.S.

District Court for the Central District of California this week suspended jury trials through the end of next month due to the spread of Omicron, the new virus variant that causes COVID-19, within the region's federal courthouses.Walter himself mentioned during a recent Zoom hearing in an unrelated case that the downtown Los Angeles courthouse has been "devastated" by the virus and operations were being handled by a skeleton crew.On Jan. 5, the judge rejected the county's motion to dismiss the suit.RELATED: County attorneys say it will be proven at trial that no photos taken by personnel at the

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Calif. - Attorneys for Vanessa Bryant and Los Angeles County met behind closed doors but were unable to settle her lawsuit seeking millions of dollars in damages for the emotional distress she claims suffering after discovering that graphic photos of the helicopter crash that killed her NBA legend husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others were allegedly shared by sheriff's and fire department personnel, according to court papers obtained Friday.The private mediation session took place in June before retired Superior Court Judge Louis M. Meisinger.
Bella and Gigi Hadid's aunt Ghada Hadid passed away on Wednesday morning in Washington, DC.The native of Palestine had suffered a heart attack this week after coming down with COVID-19 and pneumonia, which put her in Intensive Care unit.Ghada's brotherMohamed Hadid, 73 - who is the father of Bella and Gigi as well as son Anwar whom he had with reality TV star Yolanda Hadid - shared the news of her death on social media. A sad loss for the family:Bella and Gigi Hadid's aunt Ghada Hadid passed away on Wednesday morning in Washington, DC A look alike: Bella closely resembles her aunt when she was young; seen this month'My beautiful eldest sister passed,' the businessman who lives in Los Angeles posted on social media.'My sister may God open the Gates of Heaven wide open and give Ghada an easy entry you will be among the most beautiful Palestinians in heaven Momma baba Magida Maha our beloved cousin Zuhair.' The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills guest star added, 'You have been a voice for peace.

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