Top 40 Civil Rights Settlements in California in 2018

Top 40 Civil Rights Settlements in California in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of top 40 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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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
21
Amount:$575,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin J. Brunner of Siegel, Yee, Brunner & Mehta
Case:Montes v. City and County of San Francisco
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Workplace Harassment, Harassment
22 (tie)
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Paul W. Leehey of Law Office of Paul W. Leehey; Donnie R. Cox of Law Office of Donnie R. Cox
Case:M.R., Pro Ami, Austin v. City Of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Parental Rights, Police Misconduct, Lack of Informed Consent
22 (tie)
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew S. McNicholas, Douglas D. Winter, Michael J. Kent of McNicholas & McNicholas LLP
Case:Solorzano v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment
22 (tie)
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Louanne Masry, John C. Taylor of Taylor & Ring LLP
Case:Serena v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Harassment
23
Amount:$485,000.00
Attorneys:Neil K. Gehlawat of Chain Cohn Stiles; Thomas C. Seabaugh of The Law Office of Thomas C. Seabaugh
Case:Estate of Brown-Palamara v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Prison Negligence, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
24
Amount:$475,000.00
Attorneys:Brian R. Weilbacher , Lisa D. Walker of Weilbacher & Weilbacher, APC
Case:Taitai v. City of Port Hueneme, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Harassment
25 (tie)
Amount:$450,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew S. McNicholas, Abel Nair of McNicholas & McNicholas LLP
Case:Traynor v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Harassment, Wrongful Demotion
25 (tie)
Amount:$450,000.00
Attorneys:Bryan W. Vereschagin of Vereschagin Law Firm
Case:Torres v. City of Oakland
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment
25 (tie)
Amount:$450,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; Roy Wayne McClean, Vanessa P. Natividad of Law Office of Wayne McClean; Steve Wolfson of Law Offices of Steven Wolfson
Case:Estate of Bonton and Joseph v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, False Arrest, Gunshot Wound, Denial of Medical Care
26 (tie)
Amount:$400,000.00
Attorneys:Richard A. Hoyer, Ryan L. Hicks, Nicole B. Gage of Hoyer & Hicks; Michael S. Sorgen of Law Office of Michael S. Sorgen
Case:Stockwell v. City and County of San Francisco
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort, Failure to Promote
26 (tie)
Amount:$400,000.00
Attorneys:Louanne Masry, John C. Taylor of Taylor & Ring LLP
Case:Estate of Liess v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
27
Amount:$340,000.00
Attorneys:Linda S. Ordonio-Dixon, Sirithon Thanasombat, Raymond T. Cheung of EEOC; Hector R. Martinez, Stan S. Mallison, Hilary P. Hammell of Mallison & Martinez; Marco A. Palau, Joseph D. Sutton, Eric S. Trabucco of Advocates for Worker Rights LLP
Case:EEOC v. R. Macarthur Corp.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Harassment
28 (tie)
Amount:$300,000.00
Attorneys:Lorena Garcia-Bautista, Jennifer L. Boulton of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Bornt & Sons Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
28 (tie)
Amount:$300,000.00
Attorneys:John C. Burton, Matthew A. Sahak of The Law Offices of John Burton
Case:Torres v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Defamation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
28 (tie)
Amount:$300,000.00
Attorneys:Vincent W. Davis, Daniel C. Sharpe of Law Offices of Vincent W. Davis & Associates
Case:Roby v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Fraud, Government Negligence, Intentional Tort, Parental Rights, Children's Rights, Child Abuse, Abuse of Power
28 (tie)
Amount:$300,000.00
Attorneys:Aanand Mehtani , Jana M. Moser , Lisa Watanabe-Peagler of Rushovich Mehtani LLP; Lindsey B. Wagner of Scott • Wagner and Associates, P.A.
Case:Riley v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Harassment, Wrongful Demotion
29
Amount:$298,000.00
Attorneys:Leonard B. Levine of Levine, Flier and Flier, LLP; Justin L. Gordon of Law Offices Of Justin L Gordon
Case:Torres v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Defamation, Excessive Force, False Arrest, Abuse of Process, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
30
Amount:$280,000.00
Attorneys:Erin R. Darling of Erin Darling Law; John C. Burton of The Law Offices of John Burton
Case:Jackson v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Parental Rights, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search and Seizure
31
Amount:$270,000.00
Attorneys:Jason O. Sias, Peter L. Carr IV of Sias Carr LLP
Case:Daluise v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Delayed Diagnosis, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Failure to Treat, Intentional Tort, Denial of Medical Care, Prison Negligence, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort
32
Amount:$253,000.00
Attorneys:Sabarish Neelakanta, Masimba Mutamba, Daniel Marshall of Human Rights Defense Center; Brian A. Vogel of The Law Offices of Brian A. Vogel P.C.; Sanford Jay Rosen, Jeffrey L. Bornstein, Christopher Hu of Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP
Case:Human Rights Defense Center v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Intentional Tort, First Amendment Violation
33 (tie)
Amount:$250,000.00
Attorneys:Steven H. Haney of Haney & Young LLP
Case:Davis v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Failure to Hire
33 (tie)
Amount:$250,000.00
Attorneys:Stephen R. Jaffe of The Jaffe Law Firm
Case:Anderson v. San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Wrongful Demotion
33 (tie)
Amount:$250,000.00
Attorneys:Eduardo G. Roy, John R. Hurley of Prometheus Partners L.L.P.
Case:Duckett v. City and County of San Francisco
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Defamation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Harassment
33 (tie)
Amount:$250,000.00
Attorneys:Michael H. Kim, Melanie D. Massey of Michael H. Kim PC
Case:Chen v. City and County of San Francisco
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
34
Amount:$237,500.00
Attorneys:Joseph Y. Avrahamy of Law Offices of Joseph Avrahamy
Case:Burns v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Failure to Accommodate
35 (tie)
Amount:$225,000.00
Attorneys:Edmond E. Salem of The Salem Law Firm
Case:Turner v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Race Discrimination, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Denial of Medical Care, Negligent Hiring, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
35 (tie)
Amount:$225,000.00
Attorneys:Kenneth C. Absalom, George R. Nemiroff of Law Office of Kenneth C. Absalom
Case:Blatman v. City and County of San Francisco
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Harassment
36
Amount:$220,000.00
Attorneys:Brenna K. Legaard , Evan M. Selik of Selik & Associates APC; Robin D. Perry of Law Offices of Robin D. Perry
Case:Emerson v. Los Angeles Police Department
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Personal Injury, Retaliation, Unpaid Wages, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Harassment, Failure to Accommodate
37 (tie)
Amount:$200,000.00
Attorneys:Jason T. Hatcher, David P. Myers, Ann Hendrix of The Myers Law Group, APC
Case:Herring v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Failure to Accommodate
37 (tie)
Amount:$200,000.00
Attorneys:Michael N. Feuer, Thomas H. Peters, Cory M. Brente, Elizabeth T. Fitzgerald of Office of the City Attorney, Los Angeles; John C. Burton of The Law Offices of John Burton
Case:Theney v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, False Arrest, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search and Seizure
37 (tie)
Amount:$200,000.00
Attorneys:Randy H. McMurray, Yana G. Henriks of McMurray Henriks, LLP
Case:Good v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Abuse of Process, Negligent Hiring, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search and Seizure, False Evidence
38
Amount:$195,000.00
Attorneys:Ross L. Libenson of Libenson Law
Case:Restrepo v. City and County of San Francisco
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Constructive Discharge, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Bullying
39 (tie)
Amount:$150,000.00
Attorneys:Rachel R. Raymond of Law Offices of Rachel R. Raymond
Case:Spell v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Sexual Abuse, Intentional Tort, Parental Rights, Children's Rights, Child Abuse, Abuse of Power
39 (tie)
Amount:$150,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew J. Wayne, Kelly Armstrong of The Armstrong Law Firm
Case:Neeley v. Regents of The University of California, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
39 (tie)
Amount:$150,000.00
Attorneys:John W. Noland , Roy Huntsman of Law Offices of Huntsman Noland
Case:Estate of Parisio v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search and Seizure
40 (tie)
Amount:$125,000.00
Attorneys:James R. Mugridge, Nakkisa Akhavan, Rumduol Vuong of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Merritt Hospitality LLC, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Failure to Accommodate
40 (tie)
Amount:$125,000.00
Attorneys:Randy H. McMurray, Yana G. Henriks of McMurray Henriks, LLP
Case:Crutchfield v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Wrongful Demotion, Failure to Accommodate

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