Top 10 Civil Rights Violation Verdicts in the United States in 2022

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We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 10 civil rights violation verdicts obtained in the United States in the year 2022. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts of the United States.

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1
Amount:$464,577,265.00
Attorneys:David M. deRubertis of The deRubertis Law Firm APC; Todd H. Harrison, Brennan S. Kahn of Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin & Harrison APC
Case:Martinez, et al. v. Southern California Edison Co., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Constructive Discharge, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Psychological Injury, Workplace Harassment
State:California
2
Amount:$366,160,000.00
Attorneys:Brian Sanford, Elizabeth ‘BB’ Sanford of The Sanford Law Firm
Case:Harris v. FedEx Corp. Servs. Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Texas
3
Amount:$100,000,000.00
Attorneys:Ven R. Johnson of Johnson Law, PLC; Darren M. Tobin of Butler & Tobin
Case:Edwards v. City of Atlanta, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Failure to Train, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Quadriplegia, Paralysis Injury, Bodily Injury
State:Georgia
4
Amount:$85,000,000.00
Attorneys:Mark F. Fleming of Singleton Schreiber; Timothy A. Scott, Marcus Bourassa, Kimberly S. Trimble of McKenzie Scott P.C.
Case:Estate of Phounsy v. County of San Diego, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Failure to Train, Police Misconduct, Death in Custody, Negligent Tort
State:California
5
Amount:$70,000,000.00
Attorneys:Brian Sanford, Elizabeth ‘BB’ Sanford, David B. Norris of The Sanford Law Firm
Case:Yarbrough, et al. v. Glow Networks Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Wrongful Demotion, Failure to Promote
State:Texas
6 (tie)
Amount:$45,000,000.00
Attorneys:Omar Qureshi of Qureshi Law PC; David German of Vanaman German LLP
Case:Wong, et al. v. Santa Monica‐Malibu Unified School District, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, School Safety, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Emotional Distress, Child Abuse, Failure to Report, Negligent Tort, Negligent Retention
State:California
6 (tie)
Amount:$45,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael I. Kanovitz, David B. Owens, Megan Porter of Loevy & Loevy
Case:Gillispie v. The City of Miami Township, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Wrongful Conviction, Wrongful Imprisonment, Wrongful Prosecution, Intentional Tort, Police Misconduct, Miscarriage of Justice, Spoliation of Evidence, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Law Enforcement Misconduct
State:Ohio
7
Amount:$34,508,000.00
Attorneys:Dustin L. Collier, V. Joshua Socks, Elizabeth R. Malay of Collier Law Firm, LLP; Brian C. Mathias of Law Office of Brian Mathias; Drew F. Teti of Law Offices of Drew F. Teti
Case:Ruvalcaba v. Santa Cruz City Schools, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Disability Discrimination, Personal Injury, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Psychological Injury, Failure to Accommodate, Spoliation of Evidence
State:California
8
Amount:$33,000,000.00
Attorneys:Howard Friedman of Law Offices of Howard Friedman; Mark Loevy-Reyes, Quinn K. Rallins of Loevy & Loevy
Case:Weichel v. Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Wrongful Conviction, Police Misconduct, False Evidence, Negligent Tort
State:Massachusetts
9
Amount:$31,000,000.00
Attorneys:Craig J. Lavoie, Brandon E. Martinez, Jr., Jennifer Lynn Bryant, Mari T. Saigal of Munger Tolles & Olson, LLP; Luis Li, Eric P. Tuttle, Melissa Mills of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, PC; Jerome M. Jackson of Law Offices of Jerome M. Jackson
Case:Bryant v. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Invasion of Privacy, Emotional Distress, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort
State:California
10
Amount:$26,750,000.00
Attorneys:Edwin Budge, Erik J. Heipt, Hank Balson of Budge & Heipt PLLC
Case:Estate of Hill v. Naphcare Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Denial of Medical Care, Death in Custody, Negligent Tort
State:Washington
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