Top 20 Civil Rights Settlements in California in 2017

Top 20 Civil Rights Settlements in California in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of top 20 Civil Rights settlements obtained in California in the year 2017. The list is comprised of various case types that were filed either in state or federal courts.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Civil Rights Settlements in California in 2017) you have also made the list of Top 50 Civil Rights Settlements in California in 2017.

Important: While we strive to achieve maximum accuracy and completeness of our lists, we cannot guarantee either at 100%. If you believe another settlement should be on this list, please contact us today.

1
Amount: $15,000,000.00
Attorneys: Lindsay B. Battles, Ronald O. Kaye, Barrett S. Litt of Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt LLP
Case: O’Connell v. Smith
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Wrongful Imprisonment
2
Amount: $6,700,000.00
Attorneys: Michael J. Haddad, Julia Sherwin, Maya M. Sorensen, Thomas Kennedy Helm, IV of Haddad & Sherwin LLP
Case: Harmon v. City of Santa Clara, et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search and Seizure
3
Amount: $5,500,000.00
Attorneys: Michael J. Haddad of Haddad & Sherwin LLP
Case: Petrov v. Alameda County, et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Police Brutality, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct
4
Amount: $3,962,500.00
Attorneys: Kyra A. Kazantzis, Annette D. Kirkham, Nadia Aziz, Thomas Zito of Fair Housing Law Project; Michael R. Headley, ​Jonathan J. Lamberson, Meghana RaoRane, Emily P. Garff, Holly K. Victorson, Katherine Vidal of Fish & Richardson PC
Case: Huynh v. Sanchez
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Disability Discrimination
5
Amount: $3,900,000.00
Attorneys: Vicki I. Sarmiento of Law Offices of Vicki I. Sarmiento; Dale K. Galipo of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case: J.M.M., Pro ami Cruz v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Denial of Medical Care
6
Amount: $3,300,000.00
Attorneys: Dale K. Galipo, Melanie T. Partow of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; Steve F. Carlson, Randy A. Johnson of Law Offices of Carlson & Johnson LLP; Rondee J. Eagle of The Law Office of Rondee J. Eagle
Case: Estate of Berry v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Gunshot, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
7
Amount: $2,970,000.00
Attorneys: Angel J. Carrazco, Humberto M. Guizar, Kent M. Henderson of Guizar, Henderson & Carrazco LLP; John Burton, Ariana R.M. Gebauer of The Law Offices of John Burton
Case: Estate of Aguilar v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot, Denial of Medical Care, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
8
Amount: $1,700,000.00
Attorneys: Lindsay B. Battles, Ronald O. Kaye of Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt LLP
Case: Estate of Loberg v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Death, Prison Negligence, Failure to Supervise, Inadequate Care
9
Amount: $1,505,000.00
Attorneys: David M. deRubertis, Kelly A. Knight of The deRubertis Law Firm, APC
Case: Schilling v. City of Manhattan Beach
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Harassment
10 (tie)
Amount: $1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Federico C. Sayre, Boris Treyzon, Gregory Peacock, Francis X. Flynn of Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP; Steven A. Lerman of Steven A. Lerman & Associates, Inc.
Case: Estate of Ford v. City of Los Angeles
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Death, Gunshot
10 (tie)
Amount: $1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Gregory W. Smith, Diana W. Wells of Law Offices of Gregory W. Smith; Jason M. Wymond of Jason M. Wymond, Attorney
Case: Lopez v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment
10 (tie)
Amount: $1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Randy H. McMurray, Yana G. Henriks of McMurray Henriks, LLP
Case: Estate of Laffitte v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot, Police Brutality
10 (tie)
Amount: $1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Milton C. Grimes, Iverson M. Jackson of Law Offices of Milton C. Grimes
Case: Estate of Arreguin v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot
11
Amount:$1,432,098.00
Attorneys:Stephen R. McCutcheon, Timothy M. Sandefur of Pacific Legal Foundation
Case:Schram Construction, Inc. v. City and County of San Francisco
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Government Procurement
12
Amount:$1,400,000.00
Attorneys:Brian T. Dunn, Megan R. Gyongyos of The Cochran Firm
Case:Estate of Byrd v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot, Denial of Medical Care
13
Amount:$1,275,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory W. Smith, Diana W. Wells of Law Offices of Gregory W. Smith; John A. Schlaff of The Law Offices of John A. Schlaff
Case:Adams v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Constructive Discharge, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment
14
Amount:$1,225,000.00
Attorneys:Fernando F. Chavez of Chavez Law Group; Blanca E. Zarazua of Law Office of Blanca E. Zarazua; Michael L. Allsup of Jacoby & Meyers LLC; Joseph J. Siegelman, John J. Givens of The Cochran Firm
Case:Garcia v. City of King City
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Conspiracy, Fraud, Property Rights, Conversion, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct
15
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jorge Gonzalez of Jorge Gonzalez, A Professional Corporation; Antonio H. Rodriguez of Law Offices of Antonio H. Rodriguez
Case:Estate of Rodriguez v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot, Police Brutality
16
Amount:$917,498.00
Attorneys:Marvin H. Weiss of Law Offices of Marvin H. Weiss; Hans P. Fleischner of Law Offices of Hans P. Fleischner
Case:Bocanegra v. City of Palm Springs
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Personal Injury, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Intentional Tort
17 (tie)
Amount:$900,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew S. McNicholas, Alyssa K. Schabloski, Justin D. Nussen of McNicholas & McNicholas LLP
Case:Jackman v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower Retaliation
17 (tie)
Amount:$900,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew S. McNicholas, Abel Nair of McNicholas & McNicholas LLP
Case:Morrison v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Harassment , Failure to Accommodate
18
Amount:$750,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory W. Smith, Diana W. Wells of Law Offices of Gregory W. Smith; Kevin Salute of Salute Law; Marla A. Brown of Marla A. Brown, Attorney
Case:Wade v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Harassment , Wrongful Demotion
19
Amount:$675,000.00
Attorneys:Micheal Goldberg, Russell C. Sahlin of The Law Offices of Goldberg & Ibarra; John L. Rozier of Nelson & Rozier LLP; Andrew B. Jones of Wagner, Jones, Kopfman & Artenian LLP
Case:Estate of Toscano v. City of Fresno, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death
20
Amount:$650,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel J. Rafii of Rafii & Nazarian, LLP; Dale K. Galipo, Melanie T. Partow of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case:Estate of Toloza v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Gunshot

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