Los Angeles

LA Courts Stretched To Limit By Celebrity Trials

Stretched to the limit by budget cuts and a rising caseload -- traffic filings alone rose nearly 10 percent to 1.83 million last year -- the Los Angeles County justice system has been struggling to contend with what appears to be a growing number of celebrities gone bad, done wrong, or otherwise in need of adjudication.

"The simple answer is, yes," said Allan Parachini, a public information officer for Los Angeles County Superior Court, when asked whether the rich and famous were placing unusual strain on his institution of late.