How can I find out the current status or resolution of a lawsuit?

That I am not involved in?

Sometimes when I’m surfing I’ll come across an article where someone has filed a lawsuit and I’d like to know how it came out?

Sometimes because it could have some bearing on my industry. Other times it’s just the huge WTF factor.

Some examples.

University Employees Fired After They Annoint the Cubicle of Demonically Oppressed Co-Worker

And a case that has gotten coverage here. About the Dr that slammed on his brakes in front of a couple of bicyclists.
Doctor Convicted in L.A. Bicycle Crash Case
I’d like to find out what the sentence is.

Setting up Google alerts isn’t always effective. Especially on an older story like the first one from 2006.