In June 2010, Plaintiff’s family members called 911 for assistance with an altercation at a family gathering. Upon arrival by an Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy, Plaintiff’s family members reported that Plaintiff had choked his teenage nephew to the point of unconsciousness. The Deputy went to Plaintiff’s home, interviewed him, and arrested him. After being placed in handcuffs, Continue reading
On March 27, 2014, Dennis M. Gonzales and a team of associates obtained a defense verdict following a jury trial. The case was brought by a plaintiff who alleged that he was subjected to excessive force while he was incarcerated at Men’s Central Jail.
On May 13, 2009, an altercation Continue reading
In February 2014, David Lawrence, Christina Sprenger and Allen Li successfully ended an injunction governing disabled inmates housed in the Orange County jail system. The injunction was the result of a class action brought in 2001 on behalf of past, present and future disabled pre-trial detainees, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar state laws. In 2005, the matter went to trial before Continue reading
On January 17, 2014, the firm obtained summary judgment in favor of the County of Los Angeles in a premises liability matter. Plaintiff fractured his leg and hip when he crashed his bicycle into a retaining curb that was designed and installed by the County. The Court found that the County was entitled to design immunity and separately found that Plaintiff could not establish the elements of a dangerous condition of public property cause of action.
On August 27, 2013, David Lawrence and Daniel Cha obtained a defense verdict before a Riverside federal jury in Forbes v. Villa, Case No. SACV11-01330 JGB (ANx). Plaintiff had a twenty year history of neck and back injuries and surgeries, including numerous fusions and implantation of hardware. Plaintiff, who was cuffed and shackled, claimed that a Sheriff’s Deputy slammed him against a wall, threw him to the floor and kneed Continue reading