Top 40 Civil Rights Violation Verdicts in California in 2019

Top 40 Civil Rights Violation Verdicts in California in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 40 civil rights violation verdicts obtained in California in the year 2019. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts of California.

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1
Amount:$58,250,000.00
Attorneys:Nathan Goldberg, Dolores Y. Leal, Gloria Allred of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg
Case:Khan v. Hologram USA, Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Sexual Harassment, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Harassment, Sexual Battery
2
Amount:$15,400,000.00
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian, Astineh Arakelian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.; Nicholas C. Rowley, Courtney E. Rowley of Trial Lawyers For Justice
Case:Simers v. Tribune Co., et al.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
3
Amount:$15,392,801.00
Attorneys:Ebby S. Bakhtiar, Alex K. DiBona of Livingston Bakhtiar; Thomas V. Girardi, Keith D. Griffin, Alexa F. Galloway of Girardi | Keese; Carney R. Shegerian, Anthony Nguyen of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Ramirez v. Jack In The Box Inc.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Failure to Accommodate
4
Amount:$13,200,000.00
Attorneys:Garo Mardirossian, Lawrence D. Marks of Mardirossian & Associates Inc.; Douglas A. Linde, Erica A. Gonzales of The Linde Law Firm
Case:Estate of Valenzuela v. City of Anaheim, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
5
Amount:$12,617,674.00
Attorneys:Robert F. Vaage, Elizabeth H. Teixeira of Law Offices of Robert Vaage
Case:Collins v. County of San Diego, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Fall, False Arrest, Denial of Medical Care, Prison Negligence, Inadequate Care, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
6
Amount:$11,091,300.00
Attorneys:Lisa Bloom, Sarah Bloom, Alan Goldstein, Arick Fudali of The Bloom Firm
Case:Jones v. David, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Fraud, Hostile Work Environment, Malicious Prosecution, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Sexual Battery
7
Amount:$9,000,000.00
Attorneys:Rodney S. Diggs of Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt; Brian T. Dunn, Megan R. Gyongyos, James A. Bryant, Constance L. Rice of The Cochran Firm
Case:Estate of Pream v. The City of Long Beach, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Malicious Prosecution, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Denial of Medical Care, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
8
Amount:$8,115,000.00
Attorneys:Alan J. Romero of Romero Law, APC
Case:Rodriguez v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Wrongful Demotion
9
Amount:$7,020,000.00
Attorneys:Gary A. Dordick of Dordick Law Corporation; Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Hadsell v. City of Baldwin Park
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Workplace Harassment
10
Amount:$5,317,162.00
Attorneys:J. Bernard Alexander, III of Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP; Natasha R. Chesler, Timothy B. McCaffrey of Chesler McCaffrey LLP
Case:Carter v. Federal Express Corp.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
11
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Nathan Goldberg, Dolores Y. Leal, Gloria Allred, Renee Mochkatel of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg
Case:Reeves v. Hologram USA Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Sexual Battery
12
Amount:$4,750,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo, Eric Valenzuela of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; William L. Schmidt, Jeffrey W. Eisinger of William L. Schmidt, Attorney at Law, P.C.
Case:Estate of Casillas v. The City of Fresno, 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
13
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:John H. Scott, Lizabeth de Vries of Scott Law Firm; Izaak D. Schwaiger of Schwaiger Law
Case:Estate of Wroth v. City of Rohnert Park
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Failure to Train, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
14
Amount:$3,065,000.00
Attorneys:Arya Rhodes, Alan I. Schimmel, Michael W. Parks of Schimmel & Parks APLC
Case:Hernandez v. VMS Auto Body Collision Center Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Unpaid Wages, Wrongful Termination, Wage & Hour Violation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Workplace Harassment
15
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Darren M. Harris of Harris Grombchevsky LLP
Case:Schroeder v. Police Officer Parcher, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
16
Amount:$2,700,000.00
Attorneys:Ebby S. Bakhtiar of Livingston Bakhtiar; Keith D. Griffin, Alexa F. Galloway of Girardi | Keese
Case:Quemada v. Cordoba Corp., Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
17
Amount:$2,650,000.00
Attorneys:John L. Burris, Adante De Pointer, Lateef H. Gray, Patrick M. Buelna of Law Offices of John L. Burris
Case:Estate of Nunez v. Santos, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Denial of Medical Care, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
18
Amount:$2,299,829.00
Attorneys:Christopher Grivakes, David W. Affeld of Affeld Grivakes LLP
Case:Harris v. City of Riverside
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Harassment
19
Amount:$2,265,952.00
Attorneys:Caleb E. Mason, Scott L. Menger of Brown White & Osborn LLP
Case:Holmes v. Harris
Type:Civil Rights Violation, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, False Evidence
20
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael H. Kim, Jamie F. Martinez, Adam K. Tanouye of Michael H. Kim PC
Case:Bolanos v. USK Manufacturing Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
21
Amount:$1,749,465.00
Attorneys:Zev Abramson, Nissim Levin, Jeremy Levy, Christina Begakis of Abramson Labor Group
Case:Benart v. DA Defense Logistics HQ LLC
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
22
Amount:$1,670,427.00
Attorneys:Mani Sheik of Sheik Law Inc
Case:Martell v. Thunder Studios Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Fraud, Hostile Work Environment, Misrepresentation, Unpaid Wages, Conversion, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Misrepresentation, Workplace Harassment, Wrongful Demotion, Failure to Accommodate
23
Amount:$1,600,000.00
Attorneys:Lori Rifkin of Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai LLP
Case:Pajas, et al. v. County of Monterey, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Delayed Treatment, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Denial of Medical Care, Prison Negligence, Inadequate Care, Failure to Protect, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
24
Amount:$1,576,262.00
Attorneys:Jamon R. Hicks of Douglas Hicks Law, APC; Britany M. Engelman of Engelman Law Firm
Case:Woods v. Greystar Management Services, LP
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
25
Amount:$1,576,145.00
Attorneys:V. James DeSimone of V. James DeSimone Law; Ryann E. Hall of Bohm Law Group, Inc.
Case:Birden v. The Regents of the University of California
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Harassment
26
Amount:$1,394,436.00
Attorneys:Martin I. Aarons, Shannon H.P. Ward of The Aarons Law Firm, PC; Jesse M. Bablove, Matthew P. Dickson of Dickson Kohan & Bablove LLP
Case:Davis v. California Department of Corrections and Rehab.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Constructive Discharge, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Failure to Accommodate
27
Amount:$1,292,063.00
Attorneys:J. Bernard Alexander, III, Tracy L. Fehr of Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP; Andrew L. Treger of Baer Treger L.L.P; Hugo E. Gamez of Gamez Law Firm
Case:Monterroso v. Hydraulics International Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
28
Amount:$1,107,855.00
Attorneys:Joshua D. Gruenberg, Joshua P. Pang, Pamela Vallero of Gruenberg Law
Case:Guerrero v. Able Engineering Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
29
Amount:$1,100,000.00
Attorneys:Terry M. Goldberg, Bradley C. Gage of Law Offices of Goldberg & Gage
Case:Moreno et al. v. City of Beverly Hills
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Harassment
30
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Anthony Nguyen, Mark I. Lim of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.; Irving Meyer of Law Offices of Irving Meyer
Case:Thomas v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Failure to Accommodate
31
Amount:$696,001.00
Attorneys:Patrick H. Dwyer of Law Offices of Patrick H. Dwyer
Case:Akey v. Placer County, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Parental Rights, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
32
Amount:$646,651.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Bononi, Devin V. Mikulka of Bononi Law Group LLP
Case:Gutierrez v. Dignity Health
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
33
Amount:$632,000.00
Attorneys:Clayeo C. Arnold, Anthony J. Poidmore of Arnold Law Firm (CA)
Case:Schmidt v. Shasta County Marshall’s Office
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
34
Amount:$360,000.00
Attorneys:Dan L. Stormer, Cindy Panuco, Brian Olney of Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai LLP
Case:Zion, as Successor-in-Interest to Zion v. County of Orange, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
35
Amount:$350,000.00
Attorneys:Jon Y. Vanderpool, Jon Cadieux of Smith Steiner Vanderpool, APC
Case:Johnson v. City of San Diego
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Religious Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Wrongful Demotion, Reputational Harm
36
Amount:$325,000.00
Attorneys:Darci E. Burrell, Katherine L. Smith, Sharon R. Vinick of Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP
Case:Eidson v. The Regents of The University of California
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Promote
37
Amount:$210,000.00
Attorneys:Richard A. Apodaca, Christopher E. Gavriliuc of Rodriguez Apodaca Law Firm LLP
Case:Cordero v. Catwalk to Sidewalk Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate, Unpaid Benefits
38
Amount:$175,000.00
Attorneys:V. James DeSimone of V. James DeSimone Law
Case:Digiandomenico v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, False Arrest, Police Brutality, Failure to Train, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
39
Amount:$138,762.00
Attorneys:Geniene B. Stillwell, Freda Tjoarman of Stillwell Law Office
Case:Spaulding v. Shannon Diversified Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
40
Amount:$121,067.00
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian, Mark I. Lim of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.; Marc A. Holmquist of Holmquist Law, PC; Pedram "Peter" A. Javanmardi of Javanmardi Law
Case:Kibbe v. Tomdan Enterprises Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Wrongful Demotion, Failure to Hire, Failure to Accommodate

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