Top 20 Civil Rights Settlements in California in 2018

Top 20 Civil Rights Settlements in California in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of top 20 Civil Rights settlements obtained in California in the year 2018. 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 2018) you have also made the list of Top 40 Civil Rights Settlements in California in 2018.

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:$14,350,000.00
Attorneys:Garo Mardirossian of Mardirossian & Associates Inc.
Case:Mendoza v. Los Angeles County
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Training
2
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Adam T. Klein, Rachel Bien, Jahan C. Sagafi, Rachel W. Dempsey of Outten & Golden, LLP
Case:Ingrid Avendano, et al. v. Uber Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Gender Discrimination, Unfair Business Practices, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Racial Harassment
3 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Wesley G. Ouchi of The Ouchi Law Firm A.P.C.; Milton C. Grimes of Law Offices of Milton C. Grimes
Case:Nicholson, et al. v. City of Inglewood, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality
3 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Haddad, Julia Sherwin, Maya M. Sorensen of Haddad & Sherwin LLP
Case:Slusher v. City of Napa, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Murder, Wrongful Death, Child Abuse, Failure to Protect
3 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Haddad, Julia Sherwin of Haddad & Sherwin LLP
Case:Neuroth v. County of Mendocino, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Denial of Medical Care, Police Brutality, Failure to Train, Failure to Hire
4
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:Lorena Garcia-Bautista, Nakkisa Akhavan, Sue J. Noh of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Alorica Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment
5
Amount:$2,700,000.00
Attorneys:John C. Burton of The Law Offices of John Burton; Dale K. Galipo of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case:Estate of Hernandez v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, False Arrest, Gunshot Wound, Failure to Train, Abuse of Power
6
Amount:$2,620,000.00
Attorneys:Mark E. Merin of Law Offices of Mark E. Merin
Case:Kaur, et al. v. City of Lodi, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
7
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Ryan A. Casey, Patrick K. Gunning, Adam K. Shea of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Paul D. Maas of Maas & Marinovich, PLC
Case:Estate of Martinez v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train
8
Amount:$2,250,000.00
Attorneys:Justin E. Sterling of Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling; Erin R. Darling of Erin Darling Law
Case:J.M. v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Rape, Sexual Assault, Wrongful Imprisonment, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Prison Brutality, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
9
Amount:$1,950,000.00
Attorneys:Stephen Bernard, Alena Klimianok of Bernard & Bernard; Arnoldo Casillas, Daniel W. Gillette of Casillas & Associates
Case:Estate of Gonzalez v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Police Brutality
10
Amount:$1,750,000.00
Attorneys:Jennifer L. Boulton of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Family Healthcare Network
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Disability Discrimination, Pregnancy Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Failure to Hire, Failure to Accommodate
11
Amount:$1,600,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory W. Smith, Diana W. Wells, Leila K. Al Faiz of Law Offices of Gregory W. Smith
Case:Clarke v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment
12
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew S. McNicholas, Abel Nair of McNicholas & McNicholas LLP
Case:Carrillo, et al. v. City of Compton
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Harassment, Failure to Accommodate
13
Amount:$1,300,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew S. McNicholas, Alyssa K. Schabloski, Justin D. Nussen, Abel Nair of McNicholas & McNicholas LLP
Case:Garcia v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Harassment
14 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Justin E. Sterling of Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling; Erin R. Darling of Erin Darling Law
Case:A.A. v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Negligent Supervision, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault
14 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Lorena Garcia-Bautista, Rumduol Vuong, Sue J. Noh of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Mueller Industries Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Failure to Accommodate
15
Amount:$999,999.00
Attorneys:Vincent W. Davis of Law Offices of Vincent W. Davis & Associates
Case:Castillo, et al. v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Fraud, Government Negligence
16
Amount:$850,000.00
Attorneys:Linda S. Ordonio-Dixon, Sirithon Thanasombat of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Goodwill Industries Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment
17
Amount:$750,000.00
Attorneys:Garo Mardirossian, Rowena J. Dizon of Mardirossian & Associates Inc.
Case:Tagmazyan v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search and Seizure, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
18
Amount:$690,000.00
Attorneys:Richard M. Foster of Law Offices of Richard M. Foster
Case:Estate of Morejon v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Prison Negligence, Inadequate Care
19 (tie)
Amount:$650,000.00
Attorneys:Gary R. Carlin, Brent S. Buchsbaum, Laurel N. Haag, Sujith Divakaran of The Law Offices of Carlin & Buchsbaum
Case:Coryell v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Failure to Accommodate
19 (tie)
Amount:$650,000.00
Attorneys:V. James DeSimone, Carmen D. Sabater of V. James DeSimone Law; Kaveh Navab of Navab Law
Case:Estate of Gonzalez v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Unreasonable Search and Seizure
19 (tie)
Amount:$650,000.00
Attorneys:Steven J. Kaplan of Law Offices of Steven J. Kaplan; Scott R. Ames of Law Offices of Scott R. Ames
Case:Brooks v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Gender Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Failure to Accommodate
20
Amount:$587,000.00
Attorneys:Robert A. Hennig, Sereena J. Singh , Shoshee J. Hui of Hennig Ruiz & Singh
Case:Vinson v. County of San Bernardino
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Race Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Racial Harassment

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