Relatives of a 10-year-old Lancaster boy who died after allegedly being subjected to extensive torture by his mother and her boyfriend lost a round in court today when a judge ruled they cannot seek punitive damages against a Pasadena agency that provided mental health services to the child. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Williams Court granted a motion to strike the punitive damages claim brought against Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services by family members of Anthony Avalos, who died on June 21, 2018. The judge also ruled the boy's estate will have to shore up its two claims for wrongful death and one for survival against Hathaway-Sycamores for those allegations to remain intact. However, she said there were enough details in the...
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Family Cannot Seek Punitive Damages in 10-Year-Old Anthony Avalos' Torture Death