Top 50 Civil Rights Violation Verdicts in the United States in 2019

Top 50 Civil Rights Violation Verdicts in the United States in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 civil rights violation verdicts obtained in the United States in the year 2019. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried in one of the Nation's state or federal courts.

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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
State: California
2
Amount: $50,000,000.00
Attorneys: Robert F. DiCello, Justin J. Hawal of Dicello Levitt Gutzler LLC
Case: Arnold Black v. East Cleveland
Type: Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State: Ohio
3
Amount: $27,127,000.00
Attorneys: Heather K. McDevitt, Jacqueline L. Chung, Kevin C. Adam of White & Case LLP
Case: Schand v. McMahon, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Government Negligence, Malicious Prosecution, Wrongful Conviction, Intentional Tort, Police Misconduct, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence, Negligent Tort
State: Massachusetts
4
Amount: $25,000,000.00
Attorneys: Cary J. Hansel, Erienne A. Sutherell of Hansel Law, PC
Case: Wallace v. State of Maryland, et al.
Type: Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Intentional Tort, Prison Negligence, Failure to Protect
State: Maryland
5
Amount: $21,536,000.00
Attorneys: Marc L. Brumer of The Law Offices Of Brumer & Brumer; R. Martin Saenz of Saenz & Anderson
Case: Pierre v. Park Hotels & Resort Inc.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State: Florida
6
Amount: $19,970,000.00
Attorneys: Russell C. Riggan, Samuel W. Moore of Riggan Law Firm, LLC
Case: Wildhaber v. St. Louis County, MO
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Promote
State: Missouri
7
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
State: California
8
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
State: California
9
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
State: California
10
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
State: California
11
Amount: $11,382,189.00
Attorneys: Jonathan R. Marko of Marko Law PLC
Case: Griffey v. Michigan Department of Corrections
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Racial Harassment
State: Michigan
12
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
State: California
13
Amount: $11,000,000.00
Attorneys: Brett H. Klein of Brett H. Klein, Esq. PLLC
Case: Lopez v. City of New York
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Gunshot Wound, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: New York
14
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
State: California
15
Amount: $8,325,000.00
Attorneys: Robert E. Zaytoun, Matthew D. Ballew of Zaytoun Ballew & Taylor PLLC; Ryan D. Oxendine, James A. Barnes, IV of Oxendine, Barnes & Associates, PLLC
Case: Morgan v. Deputy Sheriff Spivey, et al.
Type: Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Wrongful Prosecution, False Arrest, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, Failure to Intervene
State: North Carolina
16
Amount: $8,115,000.00
Attorneys: Alan 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
State: California
17
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
State: California
18
Amount: $6,400,000.00
Attorneys: Paul Castronovo, Thomas A. McKinney of Castronovo & McKinney, LLC
Case: McCarthy v. CareOne Management, LLC
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Race Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State: New Jersey
19
Amount: $6,275,000.00
Attorneys: Richard M. Levy (R&R), Harris L. Marks of Rubenstein & Rynecki
Case: Perry v. City of NY, et al.
Type: Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: New York
20
Amount: $5,914,222.00
Attorneys: James W. Beck, Janelle E. Chase Fazio, Stephanie L. Bloomfield of Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP
Case: Erickson v. Biogen Inc.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, False Claims Act, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State: Washington
21
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
State: California
22
Amount: $5,097,194.00
Attorneys: Irene K. Dymkar, Shamoyita M. DasGupta of Law Offices of Irene K. Dymkar; Torreya L. Hamilton, Kevin T. Turkcan of Hamilton Law Office, LLC
Case: Smith v. City of Chicago
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Illinois
23
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
State: California
24
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
State: California
25
Amount: $4,050,000.00
Attorneys: Jonathan I. Loevy, Julie M. Goodwin, Danielle Hamilton of Loevy & Loevy
Case: Kuri v. Folino, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Malicious Prosecution, Wrongful Conviction, Intentional Tort, Police Misconduct, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence
State: Illinois
26 (tie)
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
State: California
26 (tie)
Amount: $4,000,000.00
Attorneys: Bryon D. Helm, Daniel E. Smolen, David Bross, Lauren Lambright, Robert M. Blakemore of Smolen Roytman PLLC
Case: Osterhout v. Police Officer Morgan, et al
Type: Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Malicious Prosecution, Personal Injury, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State: Oklahoma
27
Amount: $3,800,000.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey H. Jacobson of Jacobson Law Firm (AZ)
Case: Clark v. City of Tucson
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
State: Arizona
28
Amount: $3,775,000.00
Attorneys: Lloyd P. Mullen of Mullen & Associates P.C.
Case: McDade v. YRC Worldwide Inc.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State: Illinois
29
Amount: $3,316,443.00
Attorneys: Timothy J. Coffey of The Coffey Law Office P.C.
Case: Jankowski v. Dean Foods Co., et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State: Illinois
30
Amount: $3,310,550.00
Attorneys: Alysia D. Franklin, Christopher J. Woolley, Gerald L. Miller of EEOC
Case: EEOC v. Danny’s Restaurant LLC, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State: Mississippi
31
Amount: $3,200,530.00
Attorneys: Richard A. Wilson of Law Offices of Richard A. Wilson, PC
Case: Deitrick v. Police Officer Costa, et al.
Type: Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Personal Injury, Conversion, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Civil Theft, Trespass
State: Pennsylvania
32
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
State: California
33
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
State: California
34 (tie)
Amount: $2,700,000.00
Attorneys: David Daneman, Allen E. Honick of Whiteford Taylor Preston LLP
Case: Younger v. State of Maryland, et al.
Type: Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Failure to Protect, Prison Brutality, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Maryland
34 (tie)
Amount: $2,700,000.00
Attorneys: David Daneman, Allen E. Honick of Whiteford Taylor Preston LLP
Case: Younger v. State of Maryland
Type: Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Prison Brutality, Negligent Tort
State: Maryland
34 (tie)
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
State: California
35
Amount: $2,655,000.00
Attorneys: Frederick K. Brewington, Cathryn Harris-Marchesi of Law Office of Frederick K. Brewington
Case: Abreu v. Verizon NY Inc., et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, National Origin Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State: New York
36
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
State: California
37
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
State: California
38
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
State: California
39
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
State: California
40
Amount: $1,800,000.00
Attorneys: Erika Birch, Kathryn “Kass” Harstad of Strindberg & Scholnick, LLC
Case: Fuller v. State of Idaho, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State: Idaho
41
Amount: $1,762,800.00
Attorneys: Matthew A. Peluso of Matthew A. Peluso L.L.C.
Case: Hagel v. Davenport, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Emotional Distress, Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Negligent Tort, Failure to Promote, Military Discrimination
State: New Jersey
42
Amount: $1,750,000.00
Attorneys: Eric D. Subin of Subin Associates, LLP
Case: Falcone v. Alfano, et al.
Type: Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
State: New York
43
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
State: California
44
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
State: California
45
Amount: $1,600,000.00
Attorneys: Joshua Piovia-Scott, Dan L. Stormer, Lori Rifkin, Cindy Panuco 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
State: California
46
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
State: California
47
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
State: California
48
Amount: $1,561,320.00
Attorneys: John P. Sheridan, Mark W. Rose, Alea M. Carr of Sheridan Law Firm, PS
Case: Robb v. Benton County, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State: Washington
49
Amount: $1,525,000.00
Attorneys: Patrick C. Gallagher, Raeann Warner, Thomas Crumplar of Jacobs & Crumplar, PA
Case: Lampkins v. Mitra QSR KNE L.L.C.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Wrongful Demotion
State: Delaware
50 (tie)
Amount: $1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Stephen Montoya of Montoya, Lucero & Pastor, P.A.
Case: Green v. City of Phoenix
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State: Arizona
50 (tie)
Amount: $1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Roxanne B. Conlin, Devin C. Kelly, Jean Mauss of Roxanne Conlin & Associates, P.C.
Case: Godfrey v. State of Iowa, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Harassment, Sexual Orientation Discrimination
State: Iowa

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