The lawsuit, submitted versus LA County in federal courtroom in September 2020, seeks undisclosed damages, boasting civil legal rights violations, carelessness, emotional distress and violation of privateness.
But according to courtroom documents submitted Monday, Magistrate Judge Charles F. Eick denied Los Angeles County’s Oct 15 ask for on the grounds a psychiatric evaluation would be “untimely.”
CNN reached out to the legal professional hired by Los Angeles County for remark but did not straight away listen to back.
The trial is set to start in February 2022.
According to court docket filings, LA County experienced argued that a “central tenet” of its defense would be that the “serious psychological and mental injuries were being not triggered by any perform of Defendants, but alternatively by the tragic helicopter crash and resulting fatalities of their beloved ones.”
The county argued the plaintiffs “can not be suffering distress from incident site pictures that they have by no means found and that have been never ever publicly disseminated.” The county argued the healthcare exams would support appraise the “existence, extent and cause” of the plaintiffs’ “alleged harm.”
Arguing towards the exams, attorneys for Bryant and the other plaintiffs reported a “complaint that basically promises damages for emotional distress does not spot a party’s psychological issue ‘in controversy.'” They added the county ought to function to appraise psychological stress by “considerably less intrusive signifies.”
CNN’s Amanda Watts and Dakin Andone contributed to this report.