Top 100 Civil Rights Violation Settlements in the United States in 2020

Top 100 Civil Rights Violation Settlements in the United States in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 100 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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Visit: Top 50 Civil Rights Violation Settlements in the United States in 2020
51 (tie)
Amount:$700,000.00
Attorneys:Iverson Matthew Jackson of Iverson Matthew Jackson Law Firm PC; Christopher J. Perry of The Perry Law Firm
Case:Manning v. Smith, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Civil Rights Violation, Defamation, Invasion of Privacy, Landlord-Tenant, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Failure to Protect, Harassment, Housing Discrimination, Wrongful Eviction, Negligent Tort
State:California
51 (tie)
Amount:$700,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey Burstein, Sebastian Riccardi, Raechel Adams of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Computer Sciences Corp.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:New York
52 (tie)
Amount:$600,000.00
Attorneys:Megan Lencek, Cory Salisbury of Lencek, Pourfallah & Associates
Case:Pinkstaff v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Government Negligence, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Failure to Accommodate, Negligent Tort, Slander, Family & Medical Leave Act, Libel
State:California
52 (tie)
Amount:$600,000.00
Attorneys:Paul Buchanan of Buchanan Angeli Altschul & Sullivan
Case:Fesser v. City of West Linn, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Defamation, Government Negligence, Invasion of Privacy, Malicious Prosecution, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:Oregon
53
Amount:$568,500.00
Attorneys:Sharon Gustafson, James Lee, Gwendolyn Young Reams, Gregory M. Gochanour, Ann M. Henry, Ethan Cohen of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Personnel Staffing Group L.L.C., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Illinois
54 (tie)
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Raymond Babaian, Kamran Shahabi, Carrie Shumake, Eric Gilanians of Valiant Law
Case:Broussard v. The GEO Group, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Unpaid Wages, Wrongful Termination, Wage & Hour Violation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
State:California
54 (tie)
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:K. Chike Odiwe, DeWitt M. Lacy of Law Offices of John L. Burris
Case:Vansickle v. City of Martinez
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Dog Bite, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:California
55 (tie)
Amount:$450,000.00
Attorneys:Jovan Blacknell of Law Office of J. Blacknell
Case:Mcclelland v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Prison Negligence, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
State:California
55 (tie)
Amount:$450,000.00
Attorneys:Mike Arias, Jamie G. Goldstein of Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos LLP
Case:D.G. v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Wrongful Imprisonment, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Tort, Negligent Retention, Sexual Battery
State:California
55 (tie)
Amount:$450,000.00
Attorneys:Carmen Flores, John F. Stanley, Roberta Steele, May Che of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Koelsch Senior Communities LLC, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Negligent Tort
State:Washington
56
Amount:$437,500.00
Attorneys:Peter L. Carr IV, Na’Shaun L. Neal of PLC Law Group APC
Case:Azubuike v. City of Santa Monica, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Malicious Prosecution, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:California
57
Amount:$425,000.00
Attorneys:Michael A. Conger of Law Office of Michael A. Conger
Case:Papuga v. City of San Diego
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Government Negligence, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
State:California
58 (tie)
Amount:$400,000.00
Attorneys:Jorge Gonzalez of Jorge Gonzalez, A Professional Corporation
Case:Estate of West, et al. v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, False Arrest, Denial of Medical Care, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:California
58 (tie)
Amount:$400,000.00
Attorneys:Elizabeth J. Gibbons of The Gibbons Firm PC, Los Angeles, CA
Case:Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Invasion of Privacy, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort
State:California
58 (tie)
Amount:$400,000.00
Attorneys:Herbert A. Sanders of The Sanders Law Firm, P.C.
Case:Reed v. Detroit, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:Michigan
59
Amount:$392,000.00
Attorneys:Alec B. Wright of Law Offices of Timothy P. O'Brien
Case:C.R.H. v. City of Pittburg, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Failure to Train, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Pennsylvania
60
Amount:$385,000.00
Attorneys:Michael W. Parks, Alan I. Schimmel, Arya Rhodes of Schimmel & Parks APLC
Case:Curry v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, National Origin Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Promote
State:California
61
Amount:$380,000.00
Attorneys:Anita Grace Edwards of Law Offices of Anita Grace Edwards
Case:Barlow v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Government Negligence, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Workplace Harassment, Negligent Tort, Failure to Promote
State:California
62
Amount:$375,000.00
Attorneys:Olu K. Orange of Orange Law Offices
Case:Lallemand v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Due Process Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Intentional Tort, Failure to Supervise, First Amendment Violation, Police Brutality, Failure to Train, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:California
63 (tie)
Amount:$350,000.00
Attorneys:Leslie A. Burnet of Acker & Whipple; Anja Reinke of Law Office of Anja Reinke
Case:Acker v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Workplace Harassment
State:California
63 (tie)
Amount:$350,000.00
Attorneys:Maria G. Diaz, Kirby F. Canon of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg
Case:Castle v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:California
63 (tie)
Amount:$350,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey C. Burstein, Justin Mulaire, Katie N. Linehan, Liane T. Rice, Raechel L. Adams of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Norfolk Southern Corp.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Hire
State:New Jersey
63 (tie)
Amount:$350,000.00
Attorneys:David Harrison of Harrison Harrison & Associates, Ltd.; Kevin Mintzer of The Law Office of Kevin Mintzer, P.C.
Case:Pivarnick v. City of New York, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment
State:New York
64
Amount:$325,000.00
Attorneys:Michael L. Justice, Alec Simpson of Law Office of Michael L. Justice
Case:Bharadwaj v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Wrongful Demotion, Failure to Accommodate
State:California
65
Amount:$315,000.00
Attorneys:Rachael S. Steenbergh of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. HM Solutions Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort
State:South Carolina
66 (tie)
Amount:$300,000.00
Attorneys:Faye A. Williams, Pamela B. Dixon of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Pei Wei Asian Diner, LLC
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Negligent Tort
State:Arkansas
66 (tie)
Amount:$300,000.00
Attorneys:Gabriel H. Avina of Law Offices of Gabriel H. Avina; Kevin S. Conlogue of Law Office of Kevin S. Conlogue
Case:Vasquez v. Hollywood Beautification Team
Type:Civil Rights Violation, False Claims Act, Qui Tam, Retaliation, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:California
67
Amount:$275,000.00
Attorneys:John L. Burris, Adante D. Pointer, Patrick M. Buelna, Lateef H. Gray of Law Offices of John L. Burris
Case:Economus v. City and County of San Francisco
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:California
68
Amount:$253,705.00
Attorneys:Kenneth Bird, Laurie A. Young, Dale R. Price Jr., Miles Schultz, Katie Linhan, Omar Weaver of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Michigan
69 (tie)
Amount:$250,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph Y. Avrahamy of Law Offices of Joseph Y. Avrahamy; Michael O’Beirne of Law Offices of Michael O’Beirne
Case:Anello v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
State:California
69 (tie)
Amount:$250,000.00
Attorneys:Terry M. Goldberg, Bradley C. Gage, Milad Sadr of Law Offices of Goldberg & Gage
Case:Auner v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Negligent Tort
State:California
69 (tie)
Amount:$250,000.00
Attorneys:Jeremy Lessem, Jamal Tooson, Daniel S. Rubin of Lessem, Newstat & Tooson L.L.P.
Case:Stewart v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Retaliation, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Denial of Medical Care, Emotional Distress, Child Abuse, Prison Brutality, Negligent Tort, Sexual Battery
State:California
69 (tie)
Amount:$250,000.00
Attorneys:Cjristina Wimbley, Faye A. Williams, Markeisha K. Savage, Pamela B. Dixon, Roslyn N. Griffin of EEOC; Stuart Davis of U.S. Attorney’s Office
Case:EEOC v. Prewett Enterprises, Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Workplace Harassment, Harassment, Negligent Tort
State:Mississippi
70
Amount:$240,000.00
Attorneys:Barbara A. Lawless, Emily S. McGrath of Lawless & Lawless
Case:Austin v. City and County of San Francisco, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Government Negligence, Hostile Work Environment, Negligent Supervision, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Workplace Harassment, Negligent Tort, Failure to Promote, Negligent Retention
State:California
71
Amount:$225,000.00
Attorneys:Daralyn J. Durie, Whitney O’Byrne of Durie Tangri LLP; Micaela Davis, Abre L. Conner, Christine P. Sun, Jamie L. Crook, Ezekiel R. Edwards of ACLU Foundation; Novella Y. Coleman of Policylink
Case:Cross v. City and County of San Francisco
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Race Discrimination, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:California
72
Amount:$215,000.00
Attorneys:Joel P. Clark, Robert A. Canino Jr., Suzanne M. Anderson
Case:EEOC v. CBS Stations Group Of Texas, Television Station Ktxa
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Hire, Failure to Promote
State:Texas
73 (tie)
Amount:$200,000.00
Attorneys:Adam J. Savin, Edward M. Morgan of Law Offices of Savin & Bursk
Case:Tsatryan v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Government Negligence, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Negligent Tort
State:California
73 (tie)
Amount:$200,000.00
Attorneys:April Linscott & Regina McCrea of Owens McCrea & Linscott
Case:Eccles v. City of Lewiston Library Board of Trustees, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State:Idaho
74
Amount:$198,000.00
Attorneys:Tanya Gomerman, Maria A. Bourn of Law Offices of Tanya Gomerman; Tom Yu of Law Office of Tom Yu APC
Case:Maier v. City and County of San Francisco
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Government Negligence, Retaliation, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Workplace Harassment, Failure to Accommodate, Negligent Tort
State:California
75
Amount:$175,000.00
Attorneys:Jadhira V. Rivera, Justin Mulaire, Kirsten J. Peters of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. KTF Enterprises, Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
State:New York
76 (tie)
Amount:$160,000.00
Attorneys:Meredith Desautels Taft, Maria Ramiu of Youth Law Center; Ziwei Song of Covington & Burling LLP
Case:Straughter v. City and County of San Francisco
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Tortious Interference, Wrongful Imprisonment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, Negligent Tort
State:California
76 (tie)
Amount:$160,000.00
Attorneys:Pro Se
Case:Tucker v. DCFS, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Intentional Tort, Parental Rights, Failure to Supervise, First Amendment Violation, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, False Evidence, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:California
76 (tie)
Amount:$160,000.00
Attorneys:Mari Newman, Andrew Joseph McNulty of Killmer, Lane & Newman L.L.P.
Case:Sanchez v. City and County of Denver, Colorado, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Intentional Tort, Denial of Medical Care, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Colorado
77 (tie)
Amount:$150,000.00
Attorneys:Meredith D. Taft, Maria Ramiu of Youth Law Center; Michael K. Plimack, Yurij Melnyk of Covington & Burling LLP
Case:Abdullah v. City and County of San Francisco
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Tortious Interference, Wrongful Imprisonment, Emotional Distress, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, Negligent Tort
State:California
77 (tie)
Amount:$150,000.00
Attorneys:Xinying Valerian of Valerian Law, P.C.
Case:Former Employee v. Aurora San Diego, LLC, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:California
77 (tie)
Amount:$150,000.00
Attorneys:Terrence M. Jones of Law Office of Terrence Jones
Case:Alvarez v. Huizar, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Pregnancy Discrimination, Retaliation, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Workplace Harassment, Wrongful Demotion, Negligent Tort
State:California
77 (tie)
Amount:$150,000.00
Attorneys:Robert F. Mann of Robert Mann & Donald W. Cook
Case:Garcia v. County of Riverside, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Government Negligence, Wrongful Imprisonment, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort
State:California
77 (tie)
Amount:$150,000.00
Attorneys:Justin D. Burns, Bruce P. McMoran of McMoran, O'Connor, Bramley & Burns, P.C.
Case:Hample v. Township of Long Beach, et al.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State:New Jersey
77 (tie)
Amount:$150,000.00
Attorneys:Erica L. Shnayder of Arce Law Group P.C.
Case:James v. NYCDOE, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:New York
78
Amount:$147,500.00
Attorneys:Walter P. Riley of Law Office of Walter P. Riley
Case:Smith v. City of Oakland, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Negligent Supervision, Race Discrimination, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Negligent Training, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:California
79 (tie)
Amount:$125,000.00
Attorneys:K. Chike Odiwe, DeWitt M. Lacy of Law Offices of John L. Burris
Case:Mihalovic v. City of Turlock
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:California
79 (tie)
Amount:$125,000.00
Attorneys:Ashley B. Cohen, Jennifer A. Bonjeanof Bonjean Law Group, PLLC
Case: Jones, et al. v. Jaques, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Intentional Tort, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New Jersey
80
Amount:$120,000.00
Attorneys:Jack H. Anthony, Rebekah Yabko of Law Offices of Jack H. Anthony
Case:D.K. v. County of San Bernardino
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Breach of Duty of Care, Children's Rights, Child Abuse, Failure to Protect, Foster Care Abuse, Negligent Tort, Child Protection
State:California
81
Amount:$112,500.00
Attorneys:Robert S. Brown of Robert Stanford Brown APC
Case:Gilmer v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Negligent Tort
State:California
82 (tie)
Amount:$100,000.00
Attorneys:Kirsten J. Peters of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Baccarat, Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Sexual Orientation Discrimination
State:New York
82 (tie)
Amount:$100,000.00
Attorneys:John S. Brubaker, Maria L. Morocco of EEOC; Angela Quiles Nevarez of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Case:EEOC v. Michael Sisk, DDS, LLC
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Pennsylvania
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Note: Settlements below $100,000 have not been included to the list.

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