According to the Orange County Register, California Defense Attorney James Crawford got into a brawl with District Attorney Investigator Dillon Alley on the 10th Floor of the Santa Ana Courthouse. There were conflicting stories about who started the brawl. Different witnesses stated that each party had thrown the first punch.
Attorney Crawford had sued Alley for $10 Million over the brawl. Alley counter claimed. The jury awarded Alley $250,000 in punitive damages. Crawford and Alley were both ordered to pay each other's medical bills.