Top 20 Civil Rights Violation Settlements in California in 2020

Top 20 Civil Rights Violation Settlements in California in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 civil rights violation settlements obtained in California in the year 2020. The list is comprised of cases filed either in a state or federal court, as well as those settled prior to commencing a lawsuit.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Civil Rights Violation Settlements in California in 2020) you have also made the list of Top 50 Civil Rights Violation Settlements in California in 2020.

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:$65,000,000.00
Attorneys:Stephen G. Larson, Jonathan E. Phillips, Koren L. Bell, Steven E. Bledsoe of Larson LLP
Case:Burum, et al. v. County of San Bernardino, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Malicious Prosecution, Retaliation, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, First Amendment Violation, Spoliation of Evidence, Reputational Harm
2
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Anna Y. Park, Nakkisa Akhavan of U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Case:U.S. EEOC v. Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
3
Amount:$9,900,000.00
Attorneys:Laura Frances Donaldson, Marilyn Bednarski, Ronald O. Kaye of McLane Bednarski & Litt LLP
Case:Kolb v. County of Placer, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Paralysis Injury
4
Amount:$7,300,000.00
Attorneys:Michael Haddad, Julia Sherwin of Haddad & Sherwin LLP
Case:Martinez v. City of Pittsburg
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
5
Amount:$5,700,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Haddad, Julia Sherwin of Haddad & Sherwin LLP; Adante Pointer, Patrick Buelna of Pointer & Buelna; John L. Burris of Law Office of John L. Burris
Case:I.F. v. City of Vallejo, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
6 (tie)
Amount:$5,500,000.00
Attorneys:Michael T. Risher, Abre’ L. Conner, Jamie L. Crook, William Freeman of ACLU Foundation of Northern California; Laura M. Goodall, Keith L. Slenkovich, Francine A. Bendat, Erin M. Ladd of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP; Elisa Della-Piana of Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights; Thomas Osha Neumann of East Bay Community Law Center
Case:Sanchez v. Caltrans
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Due Process Violation, Property Rights, Conversion, Intentional Tort, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, Trespass
6 (tie)
Amount:$5,500,000.00
Attorneys:Gloria Allred, Michael Maroko, Marcus Spiegel, Christina Cheung of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg
Case:Doe, Jane v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Rape, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Emotional Distress, First Amendment Violation, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Negligent Retention, Sexual Battery
7
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Adante De Pointer, Patrick Buelna of Pointer & Buelna, LLP; John Burris of Law Offices of John Burris
Case:Jaime, et al. v. Alameda County, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
8
Amount:$4,500,000.00
Attorneys:Arnoldo Casillas, Daniel W. Gillette of Casillas & Associates ; Mark P. Brandt of Law Office of Mark P. Brandt
Case:Vasquez v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Negligent Tort
9
Amount:$4,250,000.00
Attorneys:P. Christopher Ardalan, Geoffrey S. Hickey, Jacqueline S. Leibl, Mark K. Drew of Ardalan & Associates PLC
Case:Varo v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Invasion of Privacy, Negligent Supervision, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Negligent Hiring, Emotional Distress, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Negligent Retention
10
Amount:$3,900,000.00
Attorneys:Brian T. Dunn of The Cochran Firm California
Case:Twyman v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, Negligent Tort
11
Amount:$3,250,000.00
Attorneys:K. Chike Odiwe, John L. Burris, Ben Nisenbaum of Law Offices of John L. Burris; Mark E. Merin of Law Offices of Mark E. Merin
Case:L.F., et al. v. City of Stockton
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
12
Amount:$2,950,000.00
Attorneys:Elizabeth M. Peck of Peck‐Law; Devin Coyle of Coyle Browne Law
Case:Mathews v. Happy Valley Conference Center, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
13
Amount:$2,250,000.00
Attorneys:Ronald O. Kaye, Caitlin S. Weisberg of Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt LLP
Case:Lindsey v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Malicious Prosecution, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
14
Amount:$2,100,000.00
Attorneys:Yolanda Huang of Law Offices of Yolanda Huang
Case:Taylor v. San Francisco County Jail
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Government Negligence, Intentional Tort, Prison Negligence, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
15
Amount:$1,900,000.00
Attorneys:Douglas L. Gordon of Miles, Sears & Eanni
Case:Jimenez v. County of Sacramento
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Denial of Medical Care, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
16
Amount:$1,700,000.00
Attorneys:Justin E. Sterling of Law Offices of Justin Sterling; Erin Darling of Law Offices of Erin Darling
Case:A.S. v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Government Negligence, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Intentional Tort, First Amendment Violation, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Prison Brutality, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
17 (tie)
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Leo James Terrell, Tony Su of Law Office of Leo James Terrell
Case:Tarkington v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Malicious Prosecution, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Conviction, Wrongful Imprisonment, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Emotional Distress, Police Misconduct, False Evidence, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Negligent Retention
17 (tie)
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Lisa Bloom, Raquelle de la Rocha, Anna Levine-Gronningsater, Serineh Terzyan of The Bloom Firm
Case:Villegas v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Failure to Report, Negligent Tort
18
Amount:$1,275,000.00
Attorneys:David P. Myers of The Myers Law Group APC
Case:Carreon v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate, Family & Medical Leave Act
19
Amount:$1,250,000.00
Attorneys:Raymond T. Cheung of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Air Systems, Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment
20
Amount:$1,025,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo, Hang D. Le of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case:K.L. v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, False Arrest, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Denial of Medical Care, Police Brutality, Failure to Train, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior

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