Top 50 Civil Rights Violation Verdicts in the United States in 2018

Top 50 Labor & Employment Verdicts in the United States in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 plaintiff's civil rights violation jury verdicts obtained in the United States 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
State:California
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
State:California
3
Amount:$28,650,000.00
Attorneys:Christopher P. Thorman, Daniel Petrov of Thorman Petrov Group
Case:Katz v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Ohio
4
Amount:$28,213,000.00
Attorneys:Allison MacLellan of MacLellan Law Firm
Case:Toussaint v. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State:Massachusetts
5
Amount:$17,175,000.00
Attorneys:Jonathan I. Loevy, Sean C. Starr, Steven Art, Anand Swaminathan, Rachel Brady of Loevy & Loevy; Locke E. Bowman, Alexa Van Brunt of Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center
Case:Rivera v. Guevara, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Malicious Prosecution, Wrongful Conviction, Intentional Tort, Abuse of Process, Emotional Distress, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence
State:Illinois
6
Amount:$16,800,000.00
Attorneys:Raymond J. Sterling, Carol A. Laughbaum of Sterling Attorneys at Law, P.C.; Deborah L. Gordon of Law Offices of Deborah L. Gordon
Case:Khalaf v. Ford Motor Co., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, National Origin Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Michigan
7
Amount:$15,000,000.00
Attorneys:Elizabeth Wang, Mark Loevy-Reyes of Loevy & Loevy; Michael B. Pasternak of Michael B. Pasternak, Attorney at Law; Brett Murner of The Law Office of Brett Murner
Case:Wheatt, et al. v. City of East Cleveland
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Wrongful Conviction, Wrongful Imprisonment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Disclose
State:Ohio
8
Amount:$14,300,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew D. Brinckerhoff, Earl S. Ward, Samuel J. Shapiro of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP
Case:Collado v. City of NY, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
State:New York
9
Amount:$13,400,000.00
Attorneys:Gabrielle M. Vinci of Nesenoff & Miltenberg, LLP; Megan S. Goddard of Goddard Law, PLLC; Nathaniel K. Charny of Charny & Wheeler P.C.
Case:Mayo-Coleman v. American Sugar Holdings Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Psychological Injury
State:New York
10
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
State:California
11
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
State:California
12 (tie)
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
State:California
12 (tie)
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Robert J. Levant of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP
Case:Boozer v. Waltman, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Malicious Prosecution, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Misconduct, False Evidence, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Reputational Harm
State:Pennsylvania
13
Amount:$8,500,000.00
Attorneys:Sonal Bhatia, Edward "E.E." Keenan of Keenan & Bhatia, LLC
Case:McGaughy v. Laclede Gas Company, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Promote
State:Missouri
14
Amount:$8,008,817.00
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
State:California
15
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
State:California
16
Amount:$7,020,000.00
Attorneys:Jennifer A. Shoemaker, Alina Nadir of Underberg & Kessler
Case:Small v. NY State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Unpaid Wages, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Psychological Injury
State:New York
17
Amount:$7,000,000.00
Attorneys:J. Ashlee Albies of Albies & Stark, LLC; Michael E. Rose, Beth Creighton of Creighton & Rose, PC
Case:Flores-Haro, et al. v. City of Hillsboro, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:Oregon
18
Amount:$6,550,000.00
Attorneys:John C. Burton of The Law Offices of John Burton; Daniel J. Haus of The Haus Law Firm LLC; Kirk R. Presley, Matthew A. McCoy of Presley & Presley, LLC
Case:Masters v. Police Officer Runnels
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search and Seizure, Negligent Tort
State:Missouri
19
Amount:$6,433,000.00
Attorneys:Sonal Bhatia, Edward "E.E." Keenan of Keenan & Bhatia, LLC
Case:Hartmann v. Astellas Pharma US Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Missouri
20
Amount:$6,314,000.00
Attorneys:Laura C. Mattiacci, Kevin Console, Caren N. Gurmankin, Ortal (Tuli) Mendelawe of Console Mattiacci Law L.L.C
Case:Middlebrooks v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, National Origin Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State:Pennsylvania
21
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
State:California
22
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
State:California
23
Amount:$5,102,000.00
Attorneys:Andrea C. Ezie, Charles F. Coleman, Kirsten J. Peters, Nora E. Curtin, Robert D. Rose of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. United Health Programs of America Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Religious Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment
State:New York
24
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael D. Kendall, Samuel R. Feldman of White & Case LLP; George W. Vien, Joshua N. Ruby of Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar, LLP
Case:O’Loughlin v. Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Wrongful Conviction, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Misconduct, Miscarriage of Justice, Negligent Tort, Failure to Disclose
State:Massachusetts
25
Amount:$4,934,060.00
Attorneys:Beth B. Bloom, Sean M. Phelan, Anne E. Silver of Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP; Jamal N. Whitehead of Schroeter Goldmark & Bender
Case:Coachman v. Seattle Auto Management, Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
State:Washington
26
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
State:California
27
Amount:$4,050,000.00
Attorneys:Jonathan I. Loevy, Arthur Loevy, Julie M. Goodwin of Loevy & Loevy; Scott J. Frankel of Frankel & Cohen
Case:Kuri v. The City of Chicago, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Due Process Violation, Malicious Prosecution, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Abuse of Process, Emotional Distress, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence
State:Illinois
28
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
State:California
29
Amount:$3,744,832.00
Attorneys:Daniel M. Siegel, Jane E. Brunner of Siegel, Yee, Brunner & Mehta; Donald Chance Mark, Jr., Andrew T. James, Sharon L. Van Dyck of Fafinski Mark & Johnson, P.A.
Case:Miller v. The Board of Regents of The University of Minnesota
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Minnesota
30
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
State:California
31
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
State:California
32
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:Geoffrey N. Fieger, James S. Craig, James J. Harrington IV of Fieger Law
Case:Seales v. Zberkot, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search and Seizure, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort
State:Michigan
33
Amount:$3,350,001.00
Attorneys:Brian K. Duncan of BKD Legal, LLC; Gregory P. Barwell, Jud R. Mauger of Wesp Barwell, LLC
Case:Morningstar v. Circleville Fire Department, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Harassment, Failure to Promote
State:Ohio
34
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
State:California
35
Amount:$3,150,000.00
Attorneys:Brian E. Spears of Spears Manning & Martini LLC
Case:Kelly v. Kurtz, et al.
Type:Age Discrimination, Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Connecticut
36
Amount:$3,047,130.00
Attorneys:Lana W. Sullivan of Lana Sullivan Law
Case:Roosa v. Central Motors Inc. of Norwood, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment
State:Massachusetts
37 (tie)
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
State:California
37 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Amy Rameau of The Rameau Law Firm
Case:Jennings v. Police Officer Yurkiw, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
State:New York
38
Amount:$2,972,080.00
Attorneys:Bruce C. Fox, Jeffrey B. Cadle, Qiwei Chen of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP; Brian D. Walters of Delta Law Group LLC
Case:Knox v. PPG Industries Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Promote
State:Pennsylvania
39
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
State:California
40
Amount:$2,800,000.00
Attorneys:Torreya L. Hamilton of Hamilton Law Office, LLC; Thomas P. Needham of Needham Law
Case:Davis v. City of Chicago
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Illinois
41
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
State:California
42
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
State:California
43 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Wale Mosaku of Law Office of Wale Mosaku, P.C.
Case:Jones v. City of New York, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence, Negligent Tort
State:New York
43 (tie)
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
State:California
44
Amount:$2,350,000.00
Attorneys:Megan S. Goddard of Goddard Law, PLLC; Nathaniel K. Charny of Charny & Wheeler P.C.
Case:Lewis v. American Sugar Holding Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Race Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Racial Harassment
State:New York
45
Amount:$2,310,000.00
Attorneys:Marjorie Mesidor, Brittany A. Stevens, Nicole A. Welch of Phillips & Associates, PLLC
Case:Sooroojballie v. Port Authority of NY and NJ, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Promote
State:New York
46
Amount:$2,200,000.00
Attorneys:Mike Arias of Arias Sanguinetti Wang and 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
State:California
47 (tie)
Amount:$2,050,000.00
Attorneys:Soledad Rubert of Rubert & Gross PC
Case:Watson v. City of New York, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Malicious Prosecution, Personal Injury, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Psychological Injury, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence, Negligent Tort
State:New York
47 (tie)
Amount:$2,050,000.00
Attorneys:Donna J. Mikel, Douglas S. Hamill of Burnette Dobson & Pinchak; Robert Wheeler of Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway, P.C.
Case:Herring v. SCI Tennessee Funeral Services L.L.C., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Harassment
State:Tennessee
48
Amount:$2,028,000.00
Attorneys:Jonathan J. Margolis, Beth R. Myers of Powers, Jodoin, Margolis & Mantell LLP
Case:Racow v. Town of Winthrop
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Harassment, Failure to Promote
State:Massachusetts
49
Amount:$1,919,582.00
Attorneys:Tani E. Sapirstein, Aimee R. Goddard of Sapirstein & Sapirstein, P.C.
Case:Duda v. Baystate Medical Practice
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Massachusetts
50
Amount:$1,800,000.00
Attorneys:Gordon W. Spencer of Law Office of Gordon W. Spencer; Jonathan D. Plaut of Cohan Rasnick Myerson Plaut LLP
Case:Lacy v. Correctional Officer Coughlin, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Burn Injury, Negligent Security, Prison Negligence, Negligent Tort
State:Massachusetts

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