Ofoma v. Biggers, Case No.: 715400 (Complex Litigation Panel) (Orange County Superior Court) family discrimination class action settled in 1996 for damages for the individual plaintiffs and the class of residents, a consent decree and an award of attorney’s fees)
McKibben v. McMahon (2018) – lawsuit challenging the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s systemic discrimination of gay, bisexual and transgender jail detainees. Class members were assigned to segregated housing and permitted significantly less time out of their cells and fewer work opportunities, educational courses, and rehabilitation programs than general population inmates. The settlement provided for extensive policy reforms including a broader range of housing options; increased time out of cell; equalized access to rehabilitation programs, drug treatment classes, and work opportunities; a committee to assess and monitor housing needs, access to programming, work opportunities; a commitment to eliminate discrimination; sexual harassment training for deputies; and, $2,050,000 in damages, costs and attorneys’ fees.
Mould v. Investments Concept, Inc., Case No.: CA 001 201 (Los Angeles Superior Court) race discrimination class action on behalf of a class of applicants and potential housing applicants, settled in 1992 for a total of $850,000 for the class and a comprehensive consent decree regarding the defendants’ discriminatory policies and practices
Rainey v. County of Ventura, Case No.: 96 4492 LGB (C.D. Calif.) action against County of Ventura for race discrimination on behalf of 12 police officers, settled for damages, structural relief and attorney’s fees.
Tipton-Whittingham v. City of Los Angeles, Case No.: CV-94-3240 (TH)(C.D. Cal.)(sex discrimination and harassment suit against the Los Angeles Police Department, involving over 25 individual officers, as a result of which the Department has already completely revamped its anti-7 discrimination policies and procedures; damages claims settled for $4.85 Million in 2004 in addition to separate fee award of nearly $2 Million in 2000 for injunctive relief, resulting in decision in Tipton-Whittingham v. City of Los Angeles (2004) 34 Cal.4th 604, in which the California Supreme Court upheld catalyst fees under California law)
Hampton v. NRG (racial harassment in employment claim; jury verdict of $1,000,000 for two former employees, plus award of attorney’s fees and costs; settled in mid-‘90’s while on appeal.
PIN v. HACLA, Case No: CV-96-2810 RAP (RNBx)(action against the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles on behalf of several hundred present or former tenants for discrimination by failing to provide adequate security for isolated minorities in housing developments, settled in 1998 for $1.3 Million plus a comprehensive structural relief settlement agreement)
Tavelman v. City of Huntington Park individual employment discrimination case against the City on behalf of a Jewish police officer who had been subjected to a campaign of religious harassment which was settled in mid ‘90’s for $350,000
Ware v. Brotman Medical Center (Los Angeles Superior Court) (1993 $2.5 million jury verdict against hospital for removal of hospital privileges of black doctor; settled for $1.75 million)
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