Top 10 Civil Rights Violation Settlements in the United States in 2020

Top 10 Civil Rights Violation Settlements in the United States in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 10 civil rights violation settlements obtained in the United States 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 10 Civil Rights Violation Settlements in the United States in 2020) you have also made the list of Top 20 Civil Rights Violation Settlements in the United States 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
State:California
2
Amount:$20,500,000.00
Attorneys:Michael H. Imdieke, Lauren A. Duke, Nathan D. Foster, Loretta F. Medina of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Jackson National Life Ins. Co., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, National Origin Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Promote
State:Colorado
3
Amount:$20,000,000.00
Attorneys:Aimee L. McFerren of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Walmart Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Hire
State:Kentucky
4
Amount:$13,500,000.00
Attorneys:James McConkie, Bradley Parker, W. Alexander Evans of Parker & McConkie; J. Frederic Voros, Jr., Dick Baldwin of Zimmerman Booher
Case:Mccluskey v. State of Utah, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Murder, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Failure to Protect, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Utah
5
Amount:$12,000,000.00
Attorneys:Sam Aguiar, Lonita Baker of Sam Aguiar Injury Lawyers; Ben Crump of Ben Crump Law
Case:Estate of Taylor v. Hankison, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:Kentucky
6
Amount:$10,250,000.00
Attorneys:Russel Riggan, Samuel Moore of Riggan Law Firm ; Edward Robertson, Jr. of Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader
Case:Wildhaber v. St. Louis County, Missouri
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Failure to Promote
State:Missouri
7
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
State:California
8
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
State:California
9
Amount:$8,000,000.00
Attorneys:Darrell Cochran, Tom Vertetis of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala; Loren Cochran of Cochran Douglas; Tom Balerud of Thomas A. Balerud Law Office
Case:Orn v. City of Tacoma, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Paralysis Injury, Amputation
State:Washington
10
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
State:California

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