Category archives: Civil Rights

No One Else Needs to Die From Positional Asphyxiation

Those who sought justice for Shayne Sutherland urge police to follow their training and avoid more deaths STOCKTON, Calif., April 11, 2024 – The mother of a man who died…

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Court Affirms First Amendment Rights of Hilliard Family’s Counsel in UC Riverside Hazing Death Lawsuit

Riverside, Calif., Sept. 12, 2023 — A Riverside Superior Court judge upheld an attorney’s First Amendment rights to free speech involving a lawsuit filed on behalf of a family suing…

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Court Strips LAPD Officers of Qualified Immunity in Rivera Death Case

Court Strips LAPD Officers of Qualified Immunity in Rivera Death Case, Victory for V. James DeSimone in 9th Circuit Appeals LOS ANGELES, July 19, 2023 — The 9th Circuit Court…

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V. James DeSimone argues before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in the death Daniel Rivera

Los Angeles Civil Rights attorney V. James DeSimone on June 7, 2023, argued before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that a district court ruling to grant four LAPD officers…

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Black phlebotomists were targets of racism at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Racist threats were left in the women’s lockers; hospital leaders responded by retaliation against the women, lawsuit states. If this is how employees are being treated for nearly a decade,…

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Civil rights attorney, James DeSimone, on the Kevin Spacey “not guilty”

Civil rights attorney, James DeSimone, says even though Kevin Spacey was found not guilty of liable, "one case does not define a movement." See all coverage here:

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LA Daily Journal Names V. James DeSimone as a Top Lawyer of the Year

The legal trade publication, the Los Angeles Daily Journal, honors V. James DeSimone. LOS ANGELES, CALIF., June 29, 2022 – V. James DeSimone has once again been recognized as one…

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State To Pay $3.5 Million in Inmate’s Killing at Women’s Prison

  LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18, 2022 – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has agreed to a $3.5 million settlement to compensate the mother and teenage son of a…

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