Top 50 Civil Rights Settlements in California in 2017

Top 50 Civil Rights Settlements in California in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 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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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
21
Amount: $520,000.00
Attorneys: Shayla R. Myers, Paul J. Estuar, Fernando Gaytan of Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles; Paul L. Hoffman, Catherine E. Sweetser of Schonbrun Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP
Case: Los Angeles Catholic Worker v.BID
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Property Rights, Tortious Interference, Conversion
22 (tie)
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: Dale K. Galipo, Renee V. Masongsong of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case: Estate of Ramos v. City of Bell
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, False Arrest, Gunshot, Denial of Medical Care
22 (tie)
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: Jorge Gonzalez of Law Office of Jorge Gonzalez
Case: Estate of Zabala v. City of Oxnard, et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Denial of Medical Care
23
Amount: $495,000.00
Attorneys: Matthew S. McNicholas, Alyssa K. Schabloski of McNicholas & McNicholas LLP
Case: Ruiz v. City of Los Angeles
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment
24 (tie)
Amount: $450,000.00
Attorneys: Donnie R. Cox of Law Office of Donnie R. Cox; Paul W. Leehey of Law Office of Paul W. Leehey
Case: Robaina v. County of Riverside, et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Imprisonment, Parental Rights
24 (tie)
Amount: $450,000.00
Attorneys: John A. Messina, Mary E. Gram of Messina & Hankin, LLP
Case: Estate of Norman v. Webb
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death
25 (tie)
Amount: $400,000.00
Attorneys: Donnie R. Cox of Law Office of Donnie R. Cox; Paul W. Leehey of Law Office of Paul W. Leehey; Caree K. Nahama of Law Office of Caree K. Nahama
Case: Anderson v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Imprisonment, Parental Rights
25 (tie)
Amount: $400,000.00
Attorneys: John L. Burris, DeWitt M. Lacy of Law Offices of John L. Burris
Case: Estate of Salonga v. City Of San Bruno, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot
25 (tie)
Amount: $400,000.00
Attorneys: Gregory W. Smith of Law Offices of Gregory W. Smith
Case: Pavek v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment
25 (tie)
Amount: $400,000.00
Attorneys: Dale K. Galipo, Melanie T. Partow of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case: Estate of Perez v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot
26
Amount: $399,999.00
Attorneys: Hermez Moreno of Law Offices of Hermez Moreno P.C.; Raymond P. Boucher of Boucher LLP
Case: Galvan v. City of Los Angeles
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Malicious Prosecution, False Arrest
27 (tie)
Amount: $350,000.00
Attorneys: Barry S. Fagan of Law Office of Barry S. Fagan; Hans A. Gillinger, Justyn A. Howard of The Law Offices of Hans A. Gillinger PLC
Case: N.B.F. v. School District
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Emotional Distress
27 (tie)
Amount: $350,000.00
Attorneys: Kenneth J. Sargoy of Sargoy Law
Case: Jauregui v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Emotional Distress, Failure to Accommodate
27 (tie)
Amount: $350,000.00
Attorneys: Rick Hicks, Eugenia Hicks of Hicks & Hicks
Case: Hall v. City of Los Angeles
Type: Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment
27 (tie)
Amount: $350,000.00
Attorneys: Helena S. Wise of Law Offices of Helena S. Wise
Case: Juarez v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Civil Rights Violation, National Origin Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Harassment
27 (tie)
Amount: $350,000.00
Attorneys: Miles B. Cooper of Emison Hullverson LLP
Case: Chen v. San Francisco Police Department, et al.
Type: Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Gender Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Labor & Employment
28 (tie)
Amount: $325,000.00
Attorneys: Nakkisa Akhavan, Rumduol Vuong of EEOC
Case: EEOC v. Magnolia Health Corp.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Disability Discrimination, Labor & Employment
28 (tie)
Amount: $325,000.00
Attorneys: Brian T. Dunn, Jennifer A. Bandlow, Jonathan D. Evans of The Cochran Firm
Case: Doe v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Invasion of Privacy, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest
29 (tie)
Amount: $300,000.00
Attorneys: Carl E. Douglas, Jamon R. Hicks of Douglas Hicks Law, APC
Case: Brown v. Porshe, et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Gunshot, Police Brutality, Unreasonable Search and Seizure
29 (tie)
Amount: $300,000.00
Attorneys: Steven H. Haney of Haney & Young LLP
Case: Stocks v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment
29 (tie)
Amount: $300,000.00
Attorneys: Rickey Ivie, Antonio K. Kizzie of Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt
Case: Yun v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, False Arrest, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
30
Amount: $299,000.00
Attorneys: Tyler F. Clark, Yi-Hsuan Rachel Lin of Clark Employment Law, APC
Case: Barco v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Harassment , Failure to Accommodate
31
Amount: $275,000.00
Attorneys: Gerald B. Singleton, Brody A. McBride of Singleton Law Firm
Case: Rodriguez v. City of San Diego, et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Dog Bite, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Negligent Hiring , Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Unreasonable Search and Seizure
32
Amount: $270,000.00
Attorneys: Robert Lawrence Bastian of Law Offices of Bastian & Dini
Case: Collins v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Denial of Medical Care, Prison Negligence
33
Amount: $259,800.00
Attorneys: J. David Breemer of Pacific Legal Foundation
Case: Levin v. City and County of San Francisco
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Property Rights, Landlord-Tenant
34
Amount: $251,048.00
Attorneys: E. Samuel Johnson III of Law Office of E. Samuel Johnson III
Case: Mack v. City of Los Angeles
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Constructive Discharge
35 (tie)
Amount: $250,000.00
Attorneys: Shawn A. McMillan, Stephen D. Daner of The Law Offices of Shawn A. McMillan, APC
Case: Whitman v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Parental Rights
35 (tie)
Amount: $250,000.00
Attorneys: Sa'id Vakili of Vakili & Leus, LLP
Case: Johnson v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Harassment
35 (tie)
Amount: $250,000.00
Attorneys: David J. Duchrow, Jill A. Piano of Duchrow & Piano, LLP
Case: Avery v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Harassment , Failure to Accommodate
35 (tie)
Amount: $250,000.00
Attorneys: Jason O. Sias, Peter L. Carr IV of Sias Carr LLP
Case: Brown v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality
36
Amount: $235,000.00
Attorneys: Patricio T. Barrera of Barrera & Associates
Case: Bricker v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Harassment
37
Amount: $225,000.00
Attorneys: Geoffrey C. Lyon, Mazen Khatib of Lyon Law PC
Case: Coleman v. City of Los Angeles
Type: Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Labor & Employment
38
Amount: $212,500.00
Attorneys: Cameron Sehat of The Sehat Law Firm
Case: Ketron v. City of Santa Monica
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
39
Amount: $210,000.00
Attorneys: Joshua D. Gruenberg, Ben S. Silver, Jesse Collmann of Gruenberg Law
Case: Hoot v. City of San Diego
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment
40
Amount: $200,000.00
Attorneys: Stephen A. Ebner of Law Offices of Stephen A. Ebner; Kevin C. Boyle of Law Offices of Kevin C. Boyle; Gregory W. Smith of Law Offices of Gregory W. Smith
Case: Marrone v. City of Los Angeles
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Failure to Accommodate
41
Amount: $190,000.00
Attorneys: Belinda S. Lee, Nicholas Y. Lin of Latham & Watkins LLP; Angela F. Chan, Saira Hussain, Winifred Kao of Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus
Case: Zarceno v. City and County of San Francisco
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Tortious Interference, Wrongful Imprisonment, Emotional Distress, Unreasonable Search and Seizure
42
Amount: $185,000.00
Attorneys: Ashwin V. Ladva of Ladva Law Firm
Case: Laws v. City and County of San Francisco
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Failure to Accommodate
43
Amount: $175,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel M. Gilleon, James C. Mitchell of The Gilleon Law Firm; Charles E. Moore of Bohm Law Group, Inc.
Case: Mills v. City of San Diego
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Pregnancy Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment
44
Amount: $160,000.00
Attorneys: Michael D. Early, Mark P. Iezza of Klein, Hockel, Iezza & Patel, PC
Case: Spencer v. City and County of San Francisco
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
45
Amount: $157,884.00
Attorneys: Marcus A. Mancini, Christopher M. Barnes, Tara J. Licata, Meghan E. George of Mancini & Associates P.L.C.
Case: Amin v. City of Los Angeles
Type: Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, National Origin Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment
46
Amount: $150,000.00
Attorneys: Pajman Jassim of Jassim Law; Parisima Roshanzamir of Roshanzamir Law
Case: Washington v. City of San Diego
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Unreasonable Search and Seizure
47 (tie)
Amount: $140,000.00
Attorneys: Wallace Pate of Law Offices of L. Wallace Pate.; Kelley Bond of Law Office of Kelley Bond
Case: Gabriel v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Fraud, Parental Rights
47 (tie)
Amount: $140,000.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey R. Lamb of Law Office of Jeffrey R. Lamb; Laura S. Stone of Laura Stone Law
Case: Disanto v. City of Los Angeles
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury
48
Amount: $137,500.00
Attorneys: Debra A. Lauzon of Lauzon & Euler LLP; Robert R. Ronne of Law Offices of Robert R. Ronne APC
Case: Hendrix v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Defamation, Disability Discrimination, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Harassment , Failure to Accommodate
49
Amount: $130,000.00
Attorneys: Dale K. Galipo of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case: Estate of Escobedo v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Gunshot, Denial of Medical Care
50
Amount: $125,000.00
Attorneys: Adolfo B. Garber of Adolfo B. Garber Law Offices
Case: E.U., Pro Ami v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Negligent Hiring , Negligent Training, Unreasonable Search and Seizure

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