Top 40 Civil Rights Violation Verdicts in California in 2017

Top 40 Civil Rights Violation Verdicts in California in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of top 40 Civil Rights Violation jury verdicts (plaintiff and cross-claimant) obtained in California in the year 2017. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount:$106,875,000.00
Attorneys:G. David Robertson of Robertson, Johnson, Miller & Williamson; Glenn W. Peterson of Millstone, Peterson & Watts, LLP; Collin J. Cox, R. Paul Yetter, Robert K. Ellis of Yetter Coleman LLP
Case:Hardesty, et al. v. Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Economic Loss, Property Rights
2
Amount:$16,673,514.00
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian, Anthony Nguyen, Mark I. Lim of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.; Pedram "Peter" A. Javanmardi of Javanmardi Law
Case:Moland v. McWane Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
3
Amount:$15,544,413.00
Attorneys:Damien J. Miranda of Law Office of Damien J. Miranda, APC
Case:Santos-Vidal v. Hongye
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
4
Amount:$15,000,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas V. Girardi, Keith D. Griffin of Girardi | Keese; Ebby S. Bakhtiar of Livingston Bakhtiar; Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Astorga v. Snap-On Logistics Company
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Defamation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
5
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Eric A. Panitz, Michael A. DesJardins of DesJardins & Panitz LLP; J. Bernard Alexander, III, Joshua M. Arnold of Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP
Case:Flores v. Office Depot Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment
6
Amount:$8,461,391.00
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian, Anthony Nguyen, Mark I. Lim of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Mitchell v. SEIU Local 721, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment
7
Amount:$6,500,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo, Melanie T. Partow of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; Stewart L. Katz of Law Office of Stewart Katz; Moseley C. Collins of Moseley Collins Law
Case:Rose And Rose v. County of Sacramento, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot
8
Amount:$5,250,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel A. Reisman of Reisman & Reisman; John J. Perlstein of Law Office of John J. Perlstein
Case:Curry v. Academy Pointe, Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Landlord-Tenant
9
Amount:$5,020,042.00
Attorneys:Patricio T. Barrera, Ashley A. Davenport of Barrera & Associates
Case:Colucci v. T-Mobile USA Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
10
Amount:$5,005,000.00
Attorneys:Jeff D. Price of Jeff Dominic Price
Case:J.N. v. Detective Hendrickson
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Malicious Prosecution, False Arrest
11
Amount:$4,772,000.00
Attorneys:Vincent J. Miller of The Law Offices of Vincent Miller
Case:Green v. City of South Pasadena
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
12
Amount:$4,572,835.00
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian, Anthony Nguyen, Mark I. Lim of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Hill v. AADAP
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
13
Amount:$3,600,000.00
Attorneys:Brian T. Dunn, Megan R. Gyongyos of The Cochran Firm
Case:Estate of Robertson v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot
14
Amount:$3,044,413.00
Attorneys:Lawrance A. Bohm, Zane E. Hilton, Teal O. Miller, Erik M. Roper of Bohm Law Group, Inc. ; Erika M. Gaspar of Law Office of Erika M. Gaspar
Case:Barrie v. California Department of Transportation
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment
15
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Mark R. Pachowicz, Kathleen L. Crouch, Jonathan Russell of Law Offices of Mark R. Pachowicz
Case:Bedetti v. City of Long Beach, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Malicious Prosecution, False Arrest, First Amendment Violation
16 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; John C. Fattahi of Law Office of John C. Fattahi
Case:Estate of Borges v. County of Humboldt, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Death, Denial of Medical Care, Prison Negligence
16 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:J. Mira Hashmall, Casey B. Sypek of Miller Barondess LLP
Case:Coyle v. Regents of The University of California, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
17
Amount:$2,250,000.00
Attorneys:Jeremy D. Jass of Jass Law; Holly N. Boyer, Shea S. Murphy of Esner Chang & Boyer; Daniel K. Balaban of Balaban & Spielberger, LLP
Case:A.C. v. County of Orange, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Sexual Assault
18
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:John F. Denove, Shane V. Hapuarachy of Cheong, Denove, Rowell & Bennett
Case:Ramirez v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot
19
Amount:$1,680,300.00
Attorneys:Stephen R. Cornwell of Cornwell & Sample LLP; Todd B. Barsotti of Barsotti Law PLC; Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Barkley v. Bank of The West
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
20
Amount:$1,530,000.00
Attorneys:James A. Otto of Law Office of James A. Otto; Regina Ashkinadze of Elkin Gamboa & Ashkinadze LLP
Case:Navarro v. DHL Global Forwarding
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
21
Amount:$1,291,410.00
Attorneys:Paul W. Wong of Law Offices of Paul Wong; Brian E. Watkins of Brian Watkins & Associates
Case:K.S., Pro Ami v. Wolf, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Emotional Distress
22
Amount:$1,180,209.00
Attorneys:Terry M. Goldberg, Bradley C. Gage, Milad Sadr of Law Offices of Goldberg & Gage; Peter J. Horton of Newman & Horton LLP
Case:Garcia v. City of Chula Vista
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
23
Amount:$804,001.00
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.; Ebby S. Bakhtiar of Livingston Bakhtiar
Case:Williams v. Ralphs Grocery Co.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
24
Amount:$650,000.00
Attorneys:Michael Burgis, Zhenia Burgis of Michael Burgis & Associates, P.C.; Teresa A. Johnson, Daniel K. Kramer of Kramer Holcomb Sheik LLP
Case:Abarca v. Citizens of Humanity L.L.C.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
25
Amount:$626,600.00
Attorneys:Tristan G. Pelayes, Jacob P. Menicucci of Wagner & Pelayes, LLP
Case:Rojas v. Albaba, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Unpaid Wages, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment
26
Amount:$620,000.00
Attorneys:Elliott N. Tiomkin of Law Offices of Elliott N. Tiomkin
Case:Webb v. Ackerman, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury
27
Amount:$575,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey A. Rager, James Y. Yoon of The Rager Law Firm
Case:Lave v. Charter Communications L.L.C.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
28
Amount:$492,114.00
Attorneys:David M. deRubertis of The deRubertis Law Firm, APC; Aaron M. Olsen of Haeggquist & Eck, LLP
Case:Gonzalez v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
29
Amount:$435,000.00
Attorneys:Mark J. Geragos, David W. Gammill of Geragos & Geragos; Leon Kirakosian, Gregg Kirakosian of Kirakosian & Associates
Case:Rodriguez v. Los Angeles Police Department, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Malicious Prosecution, False Arrest
30
Amount:$420,000.00
Attorneys:James A. Clark, Renee N. Parras of Tower Legal Group, PC
Case:Abinante v. The Fremont-Rideout Health Group
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
31
Amount:$402,410.00
Attorneys:Steven A. Lerman of Steven A. Lerman & Associates, Inc. ; Federico C. Sayre, Boris Treyzon, Gregory Peacock, Katrina N. Yu of Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP
Case:Abrego v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort
32
Amount:$350,000.00
Attorneys:Jaime A. Leanos, Alfredo M. Morales of Law Office of Morales & Leanos
Case:Paulino v. Cruz, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury
33
Amount:$324,000.00
Attorneys:Pouya B. Chami of Chami Law PC; Grant D. Waterkotte, Tristan A. Mullis of Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin PC
Case:Herzig v. Regina L. Edmond, M.D., Inc.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
34
Amount:$293,958.00
Attorneys:Lowell W. Finson of Finson Law Firm; Jennifer A. Lenze of Lenze Lawyers, PLC
Case:Nejadian v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Labor & Employment
35
Amount:$292,500.00
Attorneys:Brian G. Hannemann of Hannemann Law Firm; Marc D. Mabile of Law Offices of Marc D. Mabile; Jonathan A. Weinman, Zach Broslavsky of Broslavsky & Weinman LLP
Case:Whitfield v. Broadspectrum Downstream Services Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
36
Amount:$210,000.00
Attorneys:V. James DeSimone of V. James DeSimone Law; Kaveh Navab of Navab Law
Case:Garza v. Cardona
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest
37
Amount:$176,000.00
Attorneys:Geoffrey C. Lyon, Christopher L. Garcia of Lyon Law PC
Case:Ware v. J K M Equipment Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Emotional Distress
38
Amount:$172,000.00
Attorneys:Sarah B. Schlehr, Svetlana Kuperman of The Schlehr Law Firm P.C.
Case:Doutt v. Human Healthy Vending LLC, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
39
Amount:$135,000.00
Attorneys:Paul M. Hittelman of Law Offices of Paul M. Hittelman; Nicholas K. Cameron of Law Offices of Nicholas Cameron & Associates
Case:Ramirez v. Hisco International Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Pregnancy Discrimination, Labor & Employment
40
Amount:$130,000.00
Attorneys:Charles "Tony" Piccuta of Piccuta Law Group, LLP
Case:Bryant v. Gallagher, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Personal Injury, Retaliation, Denial of Medical Care, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Failure to Protect

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