Top 40 Civil Rights Violation Verdicts in California in 2018

Top 40 Civil Rights Violation Verdicts in California in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of top 40 plaintiff's Civil Rights Violation jury verdicts obtained in California in the year 2018. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount:$33,500,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo, Hang D. Le of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; Robert D. Conaway of Law Office of Robert D. Conaway
Case:Archibald v. County of San Bernardino
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
2
Amount:$31,089,793.00
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian, Anthony Nguyen, Mark I. Lim of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Rael v. Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc., et al.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment
3
Amount:$13,000,000.00
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Pinter-Brown v. The Regents of The University of California
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Constructive Discharge, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Psychological Injury, Workplace Harassment
4
Amount:$11,000,000.00
Attorneys:Martin I. Aarons, Shannon H.P. Ward of The Aarons Law Firm, PC
Case:Meadowcroft, et al. v. Silverton Partners, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Psychological Injury, Workplace Harassment
5
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Anna Benvenutti Hoffmann, Nick Brustin, Alexandra Lampert, Meghna Philip of Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, LLP; Kate L. Chatfield of Kate L. Chatfield
Case:Trulove v. Police Officer D'Amico, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Malicious Prosecution, Personal Injury, Wrongful Conviction, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Psychological Injury, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence
6
Amount:$8,443,817.00
Attorneys:Nancy L. Abrolat, Shahane A. Martirosyan, Edward E. Kim, Melvin L. Felton of Abrolat Law PC
Case:Gruzalski, et al. v. Federal Express Corp.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Wrongful Demotion, Failure to Accommodate
7
Amount:$7,974,539.00
Attorneys:Jason S. Bell, Warren R. Paboojian, Adam B. Stirrup of Baradat & Paboojian, Inc.
Case:Ortiz v. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Defamation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Reputational Harm
8
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Martinez v. Rite Aid Corp.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Workplace Harassment
9
Amount:$5,150,000.00
Attorneys:Timothy B. Broderick, Katrina M. Saleen of Broderick Saleen Law Firm
Case:Confidential Plaintiff v. Pompey
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Invasion of Privacy, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
10
Amount:$4,572,835.00
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian, Anthony Nguyen, Mark I. Lim of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Hill v. Asian American Drug Abuse Program Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
11
Amount:$4,003,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory W. Smith, Diana W. Wells, Leila K. Al Faiz of Law Offices of Gregory W. Smith
Case:Briley v. City of West Covina
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Defamation, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Abuse of Power, Failure to Promote, Reputational Harm
12
Amount:$3,662,806.00
Attorneys:James Urbanic of Urbanic & Associates; Carney R. Shegerian, Anthony Nguyen, Mark I. Lim of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Liggins v. Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Pregnancy Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
13
Amount:$3,605,040.42
Attorneys:J. Bernard Alexander, III of Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP; Seung L. Yang, Christopher L. Garcia, Allen V. Feghali, Justin F. Marquez of Moon & Yang APC
Case:Kunga v. American Guard Services, Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
14
Amount:$3,250,718.00
Attorneys:Todd H. Harrison, Brennan S. Kahn of Perona Langer Beck Serbin Harrison
Case:Lizarraga v. Loma Linda University Medical Center
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Religious Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Failure to Accommodate
15
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory W. Smith, Diana W. Wells, Leila K. Al Faiz, Marla A. Brown of Law Offices of Gregory W. Smith
Case:Allstot v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment
16
Amount:$2,899,670.00
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian, Anthony Nguyen, Mark I. Lim, Mahru Madjidi of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.; Aram Rostomyan of Rostomyan Law, PC
Case:Shirvanyan v. Los Angeles Community College District
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
17
Amount:$2,750,000.00
Attorneys:John L. Burris, Adante De Pointer, Melissa C. Nold of Law Offices of John L. Burris
Case:Estate of Lam v. City of Los Banos, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
18
Amount:$2,600,000.00
Attorneys:Elizabeth M. Peck of Peck-Law; Kevin M. Schwin of Schwin Law, PC
Case:Hudson v. Beverly Fabrics
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment
19
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:John W. Harris, Herbert J. Sterling Hayden, Paul D. Eisner of Harris & Associates
Case:Estate of Davis v. Anthony
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
20
Amount:$2,200,000.00
Attorneys:Mikael H. Stahle, Mike Arias of Arias Sanguinetti Stahle & Torrijos, LLP; Griselda S. Rodriguez of Rodriguez & Tran, LLP
Case:Albarracin v. Wilson, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
21
Amount:$1,300,000.00
Attorneys:Vida M. Holguin of Law Office of Vida M. Holguin; Patricio T. Barrera of Barrera & Associates
Case:Do v. Raytheon Company, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Failure to Accommodate, Sexual Orientation Discrimination
22
Amount:$1,002,176.00
Attorneys:Vincent Calderone, Ivan B. Perkins of Calderone Law Firm; Patricio T. Barrera, Ashley A. Davenport of Barrera & Associates
Case:Hoffer v. Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Hire
23
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Kyle J. Todd, Maximilian Lee of Law Offices of Kyle Todd
Case:Scudder v. State of California Department of Transportation
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Racial Harassment, Workplace Harassment, Failure to Promote
24
Amount:$822,400.00
Attorneys:Scott O. Cummings, Lee K. Franck, Catherine Phan, Lindsey M. C. Crismon of Cummings & Franck, P.C.
Case:Saxton v. Hip Hop Beverage Corp.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Wage and Hour Violation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Wrongful Demotion, Failure to Promote
25
Amount:$750,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas M. Ferlauto of The Law Office Of Thomas M. Ferlauto; Philip Kent Cohen of Philip Kent Cohen APC
Case:Segura v. De Sylva
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Malicious Prosecution, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Abuse of Process, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct
26
Amount:$736,000.00
Attorneys:Kimberly Lind, Ashleigh N. Stone of KO Legal, Inc.; Dustin L. Collier, Joshua Socks of Collier Law Firm; Ashleigh N. Stone of Stone Law & Consulting
Case:Gonzales v. The City of Long Beach
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Race Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Abuse of Power
27
Amount:$733,000.00
Attorneys:Carl E. Douglas, Jamon R. Hicks of Douglas Hicks Law, APC
Case:Perez v. El Monte Union High School District
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
28
Amount:$570,081.00
Attorneys:Jonathan H. Siegel, Jody I. LeWitter, Jean Krasilnikoff of Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani
Case:Rossi v. County of Napa
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Abuse of Power, Failure to Accommodate
29
Amount:$526,649.00
Attorneys:Jayme L. Walker, J. Gary Gwilliam of Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer
Case:Morse v. County of Merced
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Malicious Prosecution, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Abuse of Process, Emotional Distress, Reputational Harm
30
Amount:$491,911.00
Attorneys:Matthew J. Matern, Joshua D. Boxer, Matthew W. Gordon, Karen L. Wallace of Matern Law Group P.C.
Case:Aguilar v. LA Metro BP Holding Co., L.L.C., et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Constructive Discharge, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment
31
Amount:$475,000.00
Attorneys:Aaron P. Minnis, Sonya L. Smallets, Evan Ettinghoff, Sean D. McHenry of Minnis & Smallets LLP
Case:Newton v. Equilon Enterprises L.L.C.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Workplace Harassment, Harassment
32
Amount:$366,813.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey A. Rager, James Y. Yoon, Devin E. Rauchwerger of The Rager Law Firm; Ramit Mizrahi of Mizrahi Law, APC
Case:Loveless v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Failure to Accommodate
33
Amount:$350,001.00
Attorneys:Stephen J. Mooney of Law Offices of Stephen J. Mooney; Kenneth A. Bryant of Bryant & Bryant
Case:Stark v. Officer Moree, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Malicious Prosecution, Intentional Tort, Abuse of Process, Emotional Distress, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
34
Amount:$350,000.00
Attorneys:Steven H. Haney, Gregory L. Young of Haney & Young LLP
Case:Marshall v. The Boeing Company
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Failure to Promote
35
Amount:$347,974.00
Attorneys:Shafeeq Sadiq of Sadiq Law Firm, P.C.; Clarence K. Chan of Clarence K. Chan, Attorney at Law
Case:Wittler v. Department of Motor Vehicles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Defamation, Economic Loss, Malicious Prosecution, Tortious Interference, Intentional Tort, Abuse of Power, Reputational Harm
36
Amount:$341,168.00
Attorneys:Jonathan H. Siegel, Jean Krasilnikoff, Heather M. Conger, Pawanpreet K. Dhaliwal of Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani
Case:Woodruff v. Pacific Gas & Electric
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Race Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment
37
Amount:$295,756.00
Attorneys:Keith A. Fink, Sarah E. Hernandez, Jennifer H. Yeung of Keith Fink & Associates
Case:Garcia v. Vaughn Management & Services, Inc.
Type:Assault and Battery, Breach of Contract, Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment
38
Amount:$295,000.00
Attorneys:Jay S. Rothman, Timothy E. Kearns of Jay S. Rothman & Associates
Case:Baghumian v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Failure to Accommodate
39
Amount:$250,000.00
Attorneys:Geniene B. Stillwell of Stillwell Law Office
Case:Chavarria v. Management & Training Corp.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Failure to Accommodate
40
Amount:$185,000.00
Attorneys:Steve A. Hoffman of Steve Hoffman Law Office; Marlea F. Dell'Anno of Dell'Anno Law Firm; Daniel M. Gilleon of The Gilleon Law Firm
Case:Garcia v. Davidson
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Personal Injury, False Arrest, Negligent Tort

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