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Dies Family Sues Capps
updated: Apr 23, 2014, 1:40 PM
By the Dedicated Staff of edhat.com
KEYT reports the parents of Mallory Dies, the Santa
Barbara woman killed in a DUI hit and run last December (pictured left), are suing Congresswoman Lois Capps, her
former aide Raymond Morua, and the U.S. government in federal court.
Matt and Raeona Dies, represented by Los Angeles-based attorney Robert Stoll, have filed a wrongful death
lawsuit seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in punitive damages. Mallory Dies was struck and killed
by Raymond Morua who has pled guilty to driving under the influence and fatal hit-and-run charges. Stoll
claims that Capps was aware of Morua's two prior DUI convictions, but hired continued to hire him for a
position that required driving and failed to monitor him. They also feel Morua was on the clock, working
for Capps the night drove drunk and killed Dies after leaving a holiday party sponsored by The
"Mr. Morua has said under oath, under penalty of perjury, that he was on the job," said Stoll. "So, if Mr.
Morua was, as the evidence seems to indicate, in the course and scope of his employment at the time and
place of the accident, then Lois Capps is responsible," he said. Stoll said, "Mr. and Mrs. Dies are people that
don't even believe in suing. They've never sued anybody before. They didn't want to sue Representative
Capps. They simply wanted to get some of their enormous expenses paid [...] "The hospital and medical
bills are hundreds of thousands of dollars. So there is a double tragedy here. They've lost their daughter
and they've lost their financial security, their financial future."
"Stoll tells NewsChannel 3 that the Dies family also has some serious questions about several allegations
against Capps and her staffers that recently surfaced, including forgery and a cover-up. The allegations
were made public in a five-part series in the Santa Barbara News-Press by journalist Peter Lance. "
Read more on KEYT.com
April 15, 2014: Morua Pleads Guilty to
DUI & Hit and Run
March 28, 2014: Raymond Morua
Pleads Not Guilty
February 15, 2014: Judge to Examine Morua's DUI Records
January 15, 2014: Morua Gets New Lawyer
January 4, 2014: Fired Up Fred-It
Shouldn't Have Happened
December 14, 2013: Capps Changes
December 11, 2013: People v.
Raymond Victor Morua
December 11, 2013: Hit & Run Victim
December 7, 2013: Capps Aide
Arrested in Near Fatal DUI Hit and Run
(Photo Sources: Facebook and Capps.House.Gov)
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