Case Results

Yowan Yang v. Tech Company - $7,400,000.00

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.

Nicole Birden v UC Regents - $1,580,000

Los Angeles jury ordered UC Regents to pay $1.58 million to a woman who alleged she was subjected to a hostile work environment where coworkers subjected her to racially charged comments and harassed her while she performed her work duties.

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.

Plaintiff, Sheryn Camprone v. City of Los Angeles Police Officers - $4,000,000.00

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 - $2,850,000.00

Jim DeSimone leads team to achieve $2.85 million police chokehold wrongful death settlement.

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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 - $1,686,000

Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded $1,686,000.00 in compensatory and punitive damages on behalf of our client who is a disabled man who was subjected to excessive force by the LAPD.

Roozrokh v. Loma Linda University Medical Center - $1,500,000

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.

Lopez v Wheel Group Holdings Inc. - $515,000

Jury verdict in a wrongful termination in violation of public policy case, when a corporation fired its employee because Employee had Cancer.”

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