Top 20 Civil Rights Violation Settlements in California in 2019

Top 20 Civil Rights Violation Settlements in California in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 civil rights violation settlements obtained in California in the year 2019. The list is comprised of cases filed either in a state or federal court, as well as those settled prior to commencing a lawsuit. It does, however, exclude cases settled for an undisclosed amount.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Civil Rights Violation Settlements in California in 2019) you have also made the list of Top 40 Civil Rights Violation Settlements in California in 2019.

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 submit it to us today.

1
Amount:$12,000,000.00
Attorneys:Paul L. Hoffman, Catherine E. Sweetser, Raya Marinova of Schonbrun Seplow Harris Hoffman & Zeldes, LLP; Deirdre O'Connor of Seamus Law, APC
Case:Mellen v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Wrongful Conviction, Intentional Tort, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Abuse of Power, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence
2
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Carly L. Sanchez, Roger E. Booth, Andrew Pruitt of The Law Offices of Booth & Koskoff
Case:J.H. v. County of Riverside
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Negligent Supervision, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Intentional Tort, Breach of Duty of Care, Children's Rights, Failure to Report, Negligent Tort, Child Protection
3 (tie)
Amount:$7,000,000.00
Attorneys:John E. Sweeney of Sweeney & Associates; Steven C. Glickman, Nicole E. Hoikka of Glickman & Glickman
Case:Taylor v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
3 (tie)
Amount:$7,000,000.00
Attorneys:Roger A. Dreyer, Anthony J. Garilli, Anton J. Babich of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case:Irwin v. County of Sacramento
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
4
Amount:$5,500,000.00
Attorneys:Caleb E. Mason, Thomas M. Brown, Matthew G. Whitten of Brown White & Osborn LLP
Case:La Verne Firefighters' Association v. City of La Verne
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, First Amendment Violation, Abuse of Power, Failure to Promote
5
Amount:$4,600,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo, Renee V. Masongsong of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; Louanne Masry, John C. Taylor of Taylor & Ring LLP
Case:C.M., Pro Ami, et al. v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
6
Amount:$3,750,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory A. Yates of Law Offices of Gregory A. Yates P.C.; Dale K. Galipo, Eric Valenzuela of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case:Estate of A.W., et al. v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, False Arrest, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Denial of Medical Care, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search & Seizure
7
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Brian J. Panish, Thomas A. Schultz, John W. Shaller of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Nareg Gourjian of Gourjian Law Group P.C.
Case:Estate of A.G. v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Denial of Medical Care, Police Brutality, Police Corruption, Negligent Tort
8
Amount:$2,460,000.00
Attorneys:Robert D. Jarchi, Taylor Rayfield, Christine D. Spagnoli of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP; John R. Mittelman of Mittelman Law Firm
Case:Roe v. McGuire
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Negligent Supervision, Professional Malpractice, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Negligent Retention, Sexual Battery
9
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Anna Y. Park, Gina E. Carrillo, Sue J. Noh, Aimee L. McFerren of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Marquez Brothers International, Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, National Origin Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Hire
10
Amount:$1,975,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel S. Miller of Miller Barondess LLP; Dennis W. Chang of Law Offices of Dennis W. Chang
Case:Plaintiff v. The City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Sexual Assault, Wrongful Imprisonment, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, Blackmail, Sexual Battery
11
Amount:$1,550,000.00
Attorneys:Scott E. Cole, Andrew D. Weaver of Scott Cole & Associates, APC
Case:Ibrahimi v. Walgreen Co.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
12
Amount:$1,350,000.00
Attorneys:Lisa Bloom, Anna Levine-Gronningsater, Jivaka A. R Candappa of The Bloom Firm
Case:Langley v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Police Brutality, Government Procurement, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, False Evidence, Negligent Tort
13
Amount:$1,300,000.00
Attorneys:Ralph M. Rios of Rios & Associates; Arnoldo Casillas, Daniel W. Gillette of Casillas & Associates
Case:Estate of Anderson v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
14 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory W. Smith, Diana W. Wells of Law Offices of Gregory W. Smith
Case:Gonzalez v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Wrongful Demotion, Failure to Promote
14 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory W. Smith, Diana W. Wells of Law Offices of Gregory W. Smith
Case:Merrick v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Abuse of Power
15
Amount:$950,000.00
Attorneys:John L. Burris, DeWitt M. Lacy, K. Chike Odiwe of Law Offices of John L. Burris
Case:Soria v. Alameda County, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Denial of Medical Care, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
16 (tie)
Amount:$800,000.00
Attorneys:Arnoldo Casillas, Daniel W. Gillette of Casillas & Associates
Case:Oda v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Emotional Distress, Negligent Training, Police Misconduct, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
16 (tie)
Amount:$800,000.00
Attorneys:David H. Browne of Browne Labor Law; Devin Coyle of Devin Coyle Law
Case:Guerra v. City and County of San Francisco
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Harassment
17
Amount:$775,000.00
Attorneys:Shawn A. McMillan, Stephen D. Daner, Adrian M. Paris of The Law Offices of Shawn A. McMillan, APC
Case:Fimbres v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Parental Rights, Emotional Distress, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
18
Amount:$750,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew S. McNicholas, David Angeloff , Alyssa K. Schabloski of McNicholas & McNicholas LLP
Case:Cordero v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Harassment, Failure to Promote
19
Amount:$700,000.00
Attorneys:Timothy A. Lambirth of Lambirth Law
Case:Ureta v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
20
Amount:$695,000.00
Attorneys:John L. Burris, DeWitt M. Lacy, K. Chike Odiwe of Law Offices of John L. Burris
Case:Wallisa v. Hesperia, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior

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