Obie Anthony v. City of Los Angeles, et al. CV 12-1332-CMB (C.D. Cal.)- Representing plaintiff who was wrongfully convicted for 17 years. KMBL represented Mr. Anthony for two and one half years in his struggle to achieve justice. The $8.3 million settlement appears to be the largest in a wrongful conviction case in California history and is one of the largest such settlements in the United States.
Thomas Lee Goldstein v. City of Long Beach and County of Los Angeles, et al. CV 04-9692-AHM(Ex) (C.D. Cal.)– Representing plaintiff who was wrongfully imprisoned for 24 years. Six years of litigation reflecting failure to disclose exculpatory evidence by detectives and the failure to create a system to disseminate exculpatory evidence by the prosecution. Case required two appearances before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, one before the U.S. Supreme Court and one before the California Supreme Court. Case settled $7.95 million with City of Long Beach and $900,000 with the County of Los Angeles.
Frank and Nicholas O’Connell v. County of Los Angeles, et al., Case No. 13-01905-MWF (PJWx) (C.D. Cal.) Civil rights cases for police failure to turn over exculpatory information and eyewitness manipulation, resulting in murder conviction; plaintiff spent 27 years in prison before his habeas petition was granted, and he was not re-tried; suit on behalf of son as well for denial of relationship with father as result of conviction.
Bruce Lisker v. City of Los Angeles, Case No CV 09-9374 AHM (AJW) (C.D. Cal.) Civil rights cases for police fabrication of evidence and failure to turn over exculpatory information, resulting in murder conviction; plaintiff spent 26 years in prison before his habeas petition was granted, and he was not re-tried; case set for trial 9/2012; asked by habeas counsel who were also handling the civil rights case to come in assume primary responsibility for the extensive motion work, but will not try the case
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