Top 50 Civil Rights Violation Settlements in the United States in 2020

Top 50 Civil Rights Violation Settlements in the United States in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 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 50 Civil Rights Violation Settlements in the United States in 2020) you have also made the list of Top 100 Civil Rights Violation Settlements in the United States in 2020.

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21
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
State:California
22
Amount:$3,242,400.00
Attorneys:Douglas M. Werman, Maureen A. Salas, Zachary C. Flowerree, Sarah J. Arendt of Werman Salas P.C
Case:Jones v. CBC Restaurant Corp.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Invasion of Privacy, Labor & Employment, Negligent Tort
State:Illinois
23
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
State:California
24
Amount:$2,750,000.00
Attorneys:Bryan Dawson, Ben Larson of Dawson & Dawson
Case:Estate of Barton v. State of Oregon, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Denial of Medical Care, Prison Negligence, Death in Custody, Negligent Tort
State:Oregon
25 (tie)
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
State:California
25 (tie)
Amount:$2,250,000.00
Attorneys:Tiffany Cartwright, Timothy Ford of MacDonald Hoague & Bayless; James Bible of James Bible Law; Patricia Bosmans of P. Bosmans Law Office; David Owens of Loevy & Loevy
Case:Estate of Dunlap Gittens, et al. v. King County
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, Negligent Tort
State:Washington
26
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
State:California
27
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel Ortega, Jr. of Ortega Law Firm
Case:Estate of A.A. v. City of Tempe, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:Arizona
28
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
State:California
29
Amount:$1,811,000.00
Attorneys:Robert M. Blakemore, Daniel E. Smolen of Smolen & Roytman
Case:Estate of Salgado v. Regalado, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Death, Denial of Medical Care, Death in Custody
State:Oklahoma
30
Amount:$1,775,000.00
Attorneys:Justin D. Burns, Bruce P. McMoran of McMoran, O'Connor, Bramley & Burns, P.C.
Case:Strycharz v. City of Trenton, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:New Jersey
31
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
State:California
32 (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
State:California
32 (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
State:California
33
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
State:California
34
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
State:California
35
Amount:$1,100,000.00
Attorneys:Michael G. Moore of Law Office of Michael Garth Moore
Case:Daschke, et al. v. Hartenstein, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Intentional Tort, Parental Rights, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, Negligent Tort
State:Arizona
36
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
State:California
37 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo, Renee V. Masongsong of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; Jaime A. Leanos of Morales & Leanos
Case:Estate of Alvarez v. City of Gilroy
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, False Arrest, Gunshot Wound, Denial of Medical Care, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:California
37 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jack Bazerkanian, James Shin of C&B Law Group LLP; Anthony Nguyen of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Employee v. Employer
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Race Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort
State:California
38
Amount:$999,999.00
Attorneys:Bradley C. Gage, Milad Sadr of Goldberg & Gage
Case:Wright v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Constructive Discharge, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:California
39
Amount:$985,000.00
Attorneys:John W. Harris, Herbert Hayden of Harris & Associates
Case:Nicholson v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:California
40
Amount:$975,000.00
Attorneys:Jesse Merrithew of Levi Merrithew Horst
Case:Estate of Martin v. City of Portland, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:Oregon
41
Amount:$950,000.00
Attorneys:Eric A. Panitz of DesJardins & Panitz LLP
Case:Crenshaw v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Racial Harassment, Workplace Harassment
State:California
42
Amount:$900,000.00
Attorneys:Faye A. Williams, Pamela B. Dixon, Timothy M. Bowne of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Dillard’s Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Race Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Promote
State:Arkansas
43
Amount:$875,000.00
Attorneys:Raymond P. Boucher, Hermez Moreno, Brian M. Bush of Boucher LLP
Case:Vaughan v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Denial of Medical Care, Prison Negligence, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Intervene
State:California
44
Amount:$870,000.00
Attorneys:Samuel O. Maduegbuna, William W. Cowles of Maduegbuna Cooper LLP
Case:Natofsky v. The City of New York, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Wrongful Demotion, Failure to Accommodate
State:New York
45
Amount:$850,000.00
Attorneys:Olu K. Orange of Orange Law Offices; Jose A. Baez of The Baez Law Firm; Benjamin L. Crump of Parks & Crump L.L.C.; John J. Wilbers of The Wilbers Law Firm L.L.C.
Case:Estate of Robinson v. Greenwell
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Denial of Medical Care, Prison Negligence, Negligent Tort
State:Missouri
46
Amount:$825,000.00
Attorneys:Gerald L. Miller, Harriett F. Oppenheim, Marsha L. Rucker, Pamela B. Dixon, Gina E. Pearson, Kurt S. Fischer, Russell P. Parker of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Hire
State:Mississippi
47
Amount:$800,000.00
Attorneys:K. Chike Odiwe, DeWitt M. Lacy of Law Offices of John L. Burris
Case:Diaz, et al. v. County of Ventura
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:California
48
Amount:$795,000.00
Attorneys:J. Ashwin Madia of Madia Law L.L.C.; Michael Kosner of Deratany & Kosner; Michael B. Padden, Matthew D. McCollister of Padden & McCollister P.L.L.C.
Case:Estate of Franklin v. Peterson, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, Negligent Tort
State:Minnesota
49
Amount:$775,000.00
Attorneys:Darold W. Killmer, Mari Newman, Andrew Joseph McNulty of Killmer, Lane & Newman L.L.P.
Case:Estate of Rotzin v. Arapahoe County, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:Colorado
50 (tie)
Amount:$750,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Haddad, Julia Sherwin, Teresa Allen of Haddad & Sherwin LLP
Case:Edwards v. City of Vallejo, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:California
50 (tie)
Amount:$750,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory W. Smith, Diana Wang Wells, Leila K. Al Faiz of Law Offices of Gregory W. Smith
Case:Lewis v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Retaliation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Negligent Tort, Failure to Promote, Military Discrimination
State:California

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