Top 40 Civil Rights Violation Settlements in California in 2019

Top 40 Civil Rights Violation Settlements in California in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 40 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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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
21
Amount:$650,000.00
Attorneys:Derek W. Li, Gina E. Carrillo, Lorena Garcia-Bautista, Rumduol Vuong, Sue J. Noh of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Pape Material Handling Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, National Origin Discrimination, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Harassment
22
Amount:$606,250.00
Attorneys:Twila S. White of Law Office of Twila S. White
Case:Gray v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Harassment
23 (tie)
Amount:$600,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; Alex R. Kessel of Alex R. Kessel, Attorney at Law
Case:Estate of Quintero v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, False Arrest, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Denial of Medical Care, Negligent Training, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
23 (tie)
Amount:$600,000.00
Attorneys:Geoffrey C. Lyon of Lyon Law PC
Case:Goldenberg v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Religious Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate, Family & Medical Leave Act
24
Amount:$570,000.00
Attorneys:Marcia Mitchell, Ami Sanghvi of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Dignity Health, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
25
Amount:$550,000.00
Attorneys:Wesley G. Ouchi of The Ouchi Law Firm A.P.C.
Case:Flores v. City of Pasadena, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Excessive Force, Fraudulent Concealment, Government Negligence, Malicious Prosecution, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Denial of Medical Care, Abuse of Process, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
26 (tie)
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Michael Louis Kelly, Heather Baker Dobbs, Connor M. Karen of Kirtland & Packard, LLP
Case:Louis v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Religious Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Harassment, Family & Medical Leave Act
26 (tie)
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Shawn A. McMillan, Stephen D. Daner, Adrian M. Paris of The Law Offices of Shawn A. McMillan, APC
Case:Bruno v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Parental Rights, Emotional Distress, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
26 (tie)
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Brian T. Dunn, Megan R. Gyongyos of The Cochran Firm
Case:Estate of Jaradat v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
27
Amount:$400,000.00
Attorneys:John L. Burris, Adante De Pointer, DeWitt M. Lacy, Melissa C. Nold of Law Offices of John L. Burris
Case:Estate of Woods v. City and County of San Francisco
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Failure to Supervise, Police Brutality, Failure to Train, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
28
Amount:$398,000.00
Attorneys:Brian T. Dunn, Megan R. Gyongyos, Jamon R. Hicks of The Cochran Firm
Case:Bracy v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, Negligent Tort
29 (tie)
Amount:$350,000.00
Attorneys:Vincent W. Davis, Daniel C. Sharpe, Edna V. Wenning of Law Offices of Vincent W. Davis & Associates
Case:Hodges v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Retaliation, Tortious Interference, Intentional Tort, Parental Rights, Emotional Distress, First Amendment Violation, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
29 (tie)
Amount:$350,000.00
Attorneys:Beau R. Burbidge, Peter J. Koenig of Walker, Hamilton & Koenig, LLP
Case:Pifari v. City of Oakland
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
29 (tie)
Amount:$350,000.00
Attorneys:Daphne A. Delvaux, Joshua D. Gruenberg, Daria V. Cortes of Gruenberg Law
Case:Garcia v. City of San Diego
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Failure to Promote
30
Amount:$345,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin A. Lipeles, Thomas H. Schelly of Lipeles Law Group
Case:Holmes v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Accommodate, Negligent Tort
31
Amount:$325,000.00
Attorneys:George G. Mgdesyan of Mgdesyan Law Firm
Case:Smith v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Sexual Assault, Wrongful Imprisonment, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Negligent Retention, Sexual Battery
32 (tie)
Amount:$300,000.00
Attorneys:Michael S. Devereux of Wexford Law
Case:Ramirez v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, False Arrest, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Negligent Training, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Negligent Retention
32 (tie)
Amount:$300,000.00
Attorneys:Tyler F. Clark, Yi-Hsuan Rachel Lin of Clark Employment Law, APC
Case:Martinez v. Huxtable's Kitchen, Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Failure to Accommodate
33
Amount:$275,000.00
Attorneys:Michael A. Conger of Law Office of Michael Conger
Case:Pappas v. City of San Diego
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Invasion of Privacy, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Harassment, Failure to Hire
34 (tie)
Amount:$250,000.00
Attorneys:Mark J. Geragos, Marcus Petoyan, Mallory Whitelaw, Dev D. Das of Geragos & Geragos
Case:Estate of Caldwell v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Prison Negligence, Inadequate Care, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
34 (tie)
Amount:$250,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel M. Siegel, EmilyRose Johns of Siegel, Yee, Brunner & Mehta
Case:Estate of Smith v. City of Oakland
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Failure to Supervise, Police Brutality, Failure to Train, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
35 (tie)
Amount:$225,000.00
Attorneys:Lance M. Williams, Joseph M. Lovretovich, Christina R. Manalo, Eric J. Palmer, Tania Y. Gonzalez of JML Law
Case:Dennin v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Emotional Distress, Failure to Supervise, Negligent Tort
35 (tie)
Amount:$225,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory W. Smith, Diana W. Wells, Leila K. Al Faiz of Law Offices of Gregory W. Smith; Bijan Darvish of Law Office of Bijan Darvish
Case:Rios v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Promote
35 (tie)
Amount:$225,000.00
Attorneys:Alan I. Schimmel, Michael W. Parks of Schimmel & Parks APLC; Pouya B. Chami, Roberto C. Novas of Chami Law PC
Case:Grkinich v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Family & Medical Leave Act
36 (tie)
Amount:$200,000.00
Attorneys:Jocelyn Burton, Joel Moon of Burton Employment Law
Case:Jack v. City and County of San Francisco
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Racial Harassment, Failure to Hire
36 (tie)
Amount:$200,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel M. Gilleon, Alexis C. Bastedo of Gilleon Law Firm
Case:Hoover v. The City of San Diego
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Harassment
37 (tie)
Amount:$175,000.00
Attorneys:Armond M. Jackson, Andrea M. Fernandez Jackson of Jackson Law, APC
Case:Gonzalez v. City of San Diego
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Government Negligence, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
37 (tie)
Amount:$175,000.00
Attorneys:Joan E. Herrington of Bay Area Employment Law Office
Case:Grant v. City and County of San Francisco, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate, Family & Medical Leave Act
38 (tie)
Amount:$150,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory W. Smith, Diana W. Wells of Law Offices of Gregory W. Smith; Christopher Brizzolara of Christopher Brizzolara Attorney At Law
Case:Gordon v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Retaliation, Intentional Tort, Failure to Promote
38 (tie)
Amount:$150,000.00
Attorneys:Arlo G. Uriarte, Daniel P. Iannitelli of Liberation Law Group, P.C.
Case:Asido v. San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
38 (tie)
Amount:$150,000.00
Attorneys:Erin R. Darling of Erin Darling Law
Case:Warner v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Negligent Training, Failure to Protect, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
39
Amount:$130,000.00
Attorneys:Arthur Sezgin, Alisa Khousadian of Sezgin Khousadian LLP
Case:Mirzakhanyan v. County Of Los Angeles Department Of Social Services, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Failure to Accommodate, Sexual Battery
40
Amount:$125,000.00
Attorneys:Bradley C. Gage, Milad Sadr of Law Offices of Goldberg & Gage
Case:Sathre v. City of Santa Monica
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Unpaid Wages, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Failure to Promote

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