Blog posts in Year: 2016

  • 20-December-2016

    Attorney DeSimone Achieves $4 Million Settlement for Family of Brendon Glenn in Wrongful Death Caused by LAPD Police Officer

    Brendon Glenn’s Death Due to Unjustified and Excessive Deadly Force On May 5, 2015, an African American man by the name of Brendon Glenn, was shot and killed after being battered by police on the Venice boardwalk. The LAPD police officer who shot him, Officer Proctor, told investigators that he had seen Glenn’s hand touching […]

  • 14-October-2016

    V. James DeSimone Honored as a Best Lawyer in Labor and Employment Law

    Attorney V. James DeSimone has been named to the list of 2017 Best Lawyers® for his outstanding work in the legal field. This is only awarded to the top lawyers in the U.S. who have been nominated by their colleagues, peer reviewed, and passed rigorous eligibility requirements. This a tremendous honor for Attorney V. James […]

  • 19-September-2016

    Family of Los Angeles Sheriff Department Shooting Victim Files Federal Lawsuit

    LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (Sept. 19, 2016) – The discovery of a video from a nearby nursery school of Los Angeles Sheriff deputies shooting an 18-year-old man in Norwalk, Calif., revealed, among other things, that the deputy shot the youth within 2 seconds of pulling over in an unmarked car. The deputies gave no warning or […]

  • 21-July-2016

    Honored as a Top Labor and Employment Attorney in California

    Attorney V. James DeSimone has been rated as a Top Labor & Employment Lawyer in California by the Los Angeles Daily Law Journal. This is a tremendous honor and speaks to his dedication to his clients, his oustanding legal experience, and history of successful case results.

  • 18-March-2016

    Workplace Violence Wrongful Termination Case

    $2.4 Million Verdict Plus $5 Million In Punitive Damages Awarded In Workplace Violence And Wrongful Termination Lawsuit LOS ANGELES (March 18, 2016) – – – Los Angeles employment lawyers Jim DeSimone of V. James DeSimone Law and Kaveh Navab of Navab Law yesterday obtained a $2.4 million verdict plus $5 million in punitive damages on […]

  • 11-March-2016

    Johnson v. UCP Case: Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    On April 30, 2009, the court sided with Dewandra Johnson in the case against the United Cerebral Palsy Spastic Children Foundation of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Johnson, who used to work for UCP as caregiver, claimed that she was unfairly terminated because she was pregnant and because she took a leave relating to her […]

  • 26-February-2016

    WE NEED “PEACE” OFFICERS! IT’S TIME FOR CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINING

    The recent publicity surrounding episodes of police violence around the country makes clear that police officers need to be properly trained and prompt and thorough investigations and corrective action must be taken against officers who unnecessarily use force against individuals, especially those who are disabled. When National Guardsman shot and killed students on the campus […]

  • 26-February-2016

    DISCOVERY IN EMPLOYMENT CIVIL RIGHTS CASES: FINDING WHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED

    “Is she dead yet?” Simultaneous feelings of excitement and disgust ran through me as I read this line while reviewing pages and pages of email correspondence amongst employees of a major corporate defendant. The particular email was sent from a co-worker of my client to his supervisor and was sent on the very same day […]

  • 26-February-2016

    WHAT IS SEXUAL HARASSMENT?

    Discrimination consisting of unwelcome verbal or physical conduct directed at an employee because of his or her sex. The motivation for the unwelcome conduct or comments can be sexual attraction or hostility. The harassment can involve same sex harassment or harassment between a man and a woman. 1. Sexual Harassment must be unwelcome. Inform the […]

  • 9-February-2016

    State and Federal Lawsuits Filed in LAPD Shooting of Brendon Glenn

    State and Federal Lawsuits Filed in LAPD Shooting of Brendon Glenn Click Here to Go to Media Kit State and federal lawsuits were filed this morning against the City of Los Angeles; Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, personally and professionally; LAPD Officer Clifton Proctor; and LAPD Officer Jonathan Kawahara on behalf of the three-year-old […]

  • 27-January-2016

    James DeSimone Prevails in Sixteen Year Legal Battle

    Breaking News: V. James DeSimone prevails in sixteen year legal battle with the United States of America. Ninth Circuit upholds civil rights Federal Torts Claim Act Verdict where immigration asylum officer demanded sex and money in return for approving asylum application. For more case details click here to downlaod a PDF.