Civil Litigation Lawyer Practicing in the Torrance Southbay California Area

Civil litigation can take many forms, and the Law Offices of Gary C. Eto has knowledge and experience in a wide range of civil law. As a licensed broker of real estate in the state of California, Gary Eto has put his in-depth, firsthand knowledge of real estate to work for clients in a variety of disputed contracts.

Case Results by Gary C. Eto


On July 30, 2010, at the intersection of Edenhurst and Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles, California, Plaintiff Asteria Tan Lobitana was walking East on the North side of Los Feliz Blvd. Defendant Jenkins was driving a large yellow stakebed truck owned by the City of Los Angeles, southbound on Edenhurst.

Defendant Jenkins was required to stop at the stop sign on Edenhurst before turning onto Los Feliz, and struck Plaintiff while she was crossing the street.

Ambulance and paramedics responded to the scene, and plaintiff was taken to the Hospital where she was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

Plaintiff sustained major fractures of both legs, had skin and muscle tissue torn off her leg, and had multiple surgeries.

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In May, 2012, Gary Eto settled a wrongful death and multiple injury case arising out of a residential house fire resulting from an illegal garage conversion, for Seven Hundred and Seventy Thousand Dollars ($770,000.00).

The case, Pulalasi, Fiaseu, et. al, vs. Gonzales, McGrew, et al., Case No. VC056485 consolidated with Case no. VC056553 was filed in June, 2010, in the Norwalk Courthouse of the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

The subject property was located on Cedar Street, in Bellflower, California.

Defendant McGrew purchased the subject property in or about 2003 and sold it to the Gonzales defendants in October, 2006. McGrew was a licensed general contractor. While McGrew owned the property, he rented it out to various tenants.

In or about August, 2005, McGrew allegedly “allowed or directed” one of his tenants, to convert the garage at 9429 Cedar, into two bedrooms and a living space. This tenant was also a tenant of the Gonzales’ after Gonzales bought the property.

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