$3.75 Million, jury verdict for Elaine Brown, former chairwoman of the Black Panther Party, against Desley Brooks, Councilmember of City of Oakland and City of Oakland.
$550,000 in punitive damages against Council member
Desley Brooks Plus $1 million in Attorney fees.
$3.2 Million settlement for a whistle-blowing doctor who complained about substandard patient care and sex discrimination. The plaintiff’s supervisors and department heads retaliated against plaintiff by stripping her of duties and privileges of employment.
$2.85 Million settlement for three boys who were molested by their middle school teacher.
$1.6 Million jury verdict against County for hostile work environment and retaliation. A federal jury awarded $1.6 million in damages to an African American deputy probation officer in Marin County who had sued the county government for civil rights violations.
$1.25 Million settlement against a hospital in a medical Malpractice case involving a child injured during childbirth. The child suffered severe brain damage after being denied oxygen during birth.
$1 Million settlement against a car dealership for sexual and racial harassment suffered by several employees. Employees made numerous complaints about abusive manager but upper management took no action to control harassing manager.
$1 Million settlement against dealership for a plaintiff injured in a solo car accident where the airbags and seatbelt malfunctioned causing severe injuries. Plaintiff crashed his car into a tree. The car’s seatbelt and airbags failed, resulting in the plaintiff suffering severe facial and abdominal injuries.
$800,000 jury verdict against District of Columbia for Diane Lewis for violation of 4th Amendment. DC government implemented a program that required all employees working at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to consent to random, suspicionsless drug tests, in violation of the 4th Amendment of the US Constitution. $900,000 attorney fee demand pending.
$600,000 settlement against a hospital for termination of a whistleblowing doctor. Plaintiff complained about substandard patient care in his department. The department head and hospital administration terminated the doctor in retaliation.
$500,000 settlement for a woman whose leg was broken while in the custody of the Marin County Sheriff’s department.
$450,000 settlement for wrongfully evicted tenants. The landlord claimed that he evicted the tenants so that his son could move into the unit. Tenants later learned that the landlord did not rent the property to her relative.
$450,000 settlement for a medical assistant who blew the whistle on substandard patient care in a county hospital.