Xue Lu et al. v United States America- $1,200,000.00
DeSimone was lead trial counsel in the case of Xue Lu et al. v United States America, and achieved a $1,200,000 verdict on behalf of the two Plaintiffs, where an asylum officer employed by the United States, demanded sex and money in return for approving asylum applications. DeSimone’s fifteen year legal battle on behalf of the two Plaintiff’s resulted in the California Lawyer Magazine, sponsored by the State Bar of California, naming him Civil Rights Lawyer of the Year in 2014.
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Attorney James DeSimone Discusses the Xue Lu Case.
Yowan Yang v. Tech Company- $7,400,000.0003/18/2016
Jim DeSimone prevails in workplace violence wrongful termination case. Federal Court Jury awards $2.4 million in compensation and $5 million in punitive damages. Mr. Yang began his employment with a federal contractor providing tech support to the Federal Aviation Administration. Approximately 18 months after Mr. Yang was hired,another company took over the contract and became Yang’s employer. Throughout his history with the company, Yang had consistent performance reviews and merit-based increases, and was given a raise just 14 days prior to his termination. The company then hired another person in the same role as Yang and the employee violently attacked Yang, screaming death threats, after an argument about moving cubicle spaces. The company terminated the employment of Yang and the other employee, without performing an investigation. Read the full press release here and contact V. James DeSimone Law if you are in need of a qualified employment lawyer.
James DeSimone discusses the Yowan Yang case involving wrongful termination and workplace violence.
Plaintiff, Sheryn Camprone v. City of Los Angeles Police Officers- $4,000,000.0012/16/2016
V. James DeSimone Law achieves $4 million settlement for the family of Brendon Glenn in a wrongful death case caused by LAPD Police Officer Proctor’s unjustified, excessive, deadly force.
Howard v. City of Los Angeles, LAPD- $2,850,000.0010/16/2016
Jim DeSimone leads team to achieve $2.85 million police chokehold wrongful death settlement.
Williams v. CSU- $2,500,000.00
DeSimone achieved a settlement in which the California State University Board of Trustees paid $2.5 million to the family of a mentally ill graduate student shot and killed by Cal State University San Bernardino police. The settlement also involved beneficial change as Cal State San Bernardino o agreed to revise its crisis intervention policies and require that its police officers complete a minimum of 32 hours of Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) by December 31, 2015, coordinated with local mental health authorities.
Alicia Benham v. Walgreens et al- $2,100,000.00
DeSimone was lead trial counsel in the case of Alicia Benham v. Walgreens et al. : achieving a $2,100,000 jury verdict on behalf of a female customer of Walgreens for false arrest and civil rights violations. The $2,100,000 verdict is believed to be the largest verdict ever in a false arrest case involving one night in jail. This remarkable achievement resulted in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles nominating DeSimone for Trial Lawyer of the Year
Harris v. City of Los Angeles-
DeSimone was the lead trial attorney in the case of Harris v. City of Los Angeles, where a Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded his client $1,686,000.00 in compensatory and punitive damages on behalf of a disabled man who was subjected to excessive force by the LAPD.
Roozrokh v. Loma Linda University Medical Center-- $1,500,000.00
DeSimone was lead counsel in the case of Roozrokh v. Loma Linda University Medical Center, venued in San Bernardino, where the jury awarded $1,500,000 in a defamation action on behalf of a transplant surgeon who made ethical complaints against the Director of Transplant Surgery. In the ensuing investigation, defamatory statements were made against Dr. Roozrokh also resulting in a punitive damage finding against the Director of Transplant Surgery
Taylor Ewing v. City of Los Angeles- $500,000.00
In Taylor Ewing v. City of Los Angeles, DeSimone achieved a $500,000 judgment where an LAPD officer handcuffed Ms. Taylor Ewing too tightly. The In Taylor Ewing v. City of Los Angeles, DeSimone achieved a $500,000 judgment where an LAPD officer handcuffed Ms. Taylor Ewing too tightly. The excessive force and civil rights verdict also resulted in a finding of punitive damages against the individual officer.
Marcos Valdes v. Liberman Broadcasting- $156,000.00
In Marcos Valdes v. Liberman Broadcasting, DeSimone prevailed in a jury trial based on violations of California Labor Code. The Jury found that Liberman Broadcasting misrepresented the length of employment to Marcos Valdes, a well-known Spanish speaking talk show host, to induce him to move from Mexico to Los Angeles resulting in a $156,000 verdict.