Blog posts in Category: Civil Rights

  • 31-October-2019

    Family of 9-Year-Old Forced to Urinate in His Pants at School File Lawsuit Against Los Angeles Unified School District

    October 31, 2019, Los Angeles, CA – The family of a 9-year-old boy who was denied access to a bathroom and subsequently wet himself and who was later forced to wear a garbage bag in his after-school program has filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The student (K.D. to protect the […]

  • 31-August-2019

    California Civil Rights Attorney Vigilantly Fights For Disabled Employees’ Rights

    Person with physical, intellectual or mental challenges, under the 1990 protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),  are entitled to the same opportunities and privileges as non-disabled employees. ADA prohibits discrimination by employers because of a worker’s disabilities, as defined by U.S. Code § 12102. Under ADA, an employer is required to provide “reasonable accommodations” to […]

  • 10-July-2019

    Los Angeles Federal Judge Gives July 16 Trial a Greenlight Against Former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and the City of Los Angeles

    July 10, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – A Los Angeles Federal Judge issued a major ruling allowing a jury trial in a civil lawsuit to proceed against former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck involving allegations of police misconduct. As a result of the ruling, the trial will begin Tuesday, July 16 in Los […]

  • 16-May-2019

    The United States Constitution Protects All Persons On American Soil Los Angeles, California Civil Rights Attorney Battles For Immigrants’ Rights

    It comes as a surprise to most people who live in America that the United States Constitution provides the same protections to all persons on our country’s soil, not just its citizens. Although there are some rights only citizens have, such as voting in presidential elections, most other rights provided by the Constitution are for […]

  • 9-May-2019

    Los Angeles Civil Rights Attorney—Representing Individuals Falsely Arrested

    An Ardent Supporter Of Individuals’ Constitutional Rights, Attorney V. James DeSimone Builds Strong Cases Against Police Misconduct   False arrests and imprisonment by police–“police misconduct”—are nothing new. And such incidents are not as unusual as the public would prefer to believe, evidenced by the rash of reported false arrests and imprisonment by police in recent […]

  • 2-May-2019

    City of Westminster Sued by Employee Citing Anti-Semitic and Anti-Latino Treatment

    Westminster, CA – April 25, 2019 – A City of Westminster employee filed a lawsuit in OC Superior Court alleging he was the victim of repeated anti-Semitic and anti-Latino slurs and mistreatment, and that the City ignored his repeated complaints forcing him to endure years of racist behavior and retaliation by his coworkers and supervisors. […]

  • 18-April-2019

    Daniel Garza – LAPD and Former Police Chief Charlie Beck Liable for Officer’s Police Brutality

    Trial in Daniel Garza Lawsuit to Hold the LAPD and Former Police Chief Charlie Beck Liable for Officer’s Police Brutality by Promoting the Officer After a Federal Court Jury’s Verdict for Malicious Civil Rights Violation April 15, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – A Federal Judge issued a monumental decision late Friday, April 12th, holding […]

  • 7-April-2019

    DeSimone to argue in 9th Circuit on December 9 2015 in Federal Civil Rights case of Xue Lu vs. United States of America.

    On December 9, 2015, at 9:00 a.m, V. James DeSimone will argue to preserve the $1.2 million verdict and $881,000 in attorneys’ fees awarded in the Federal Civil Rights case of Xue Lu and Jie Hao v. United States of America. When Xue Lu came into his office sixteen years ago, DeSimone could not have […]

  • 5-March-2019

    The DMV is Required to Publish a Driver’s Handbook that Includes Citizen’s Civil Rights During a California Police Stop

    Amid the profusion of increasing claims of civil rights violations during California traffic stops, on September 23, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 2918, Chapter 723, that requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to include in their Driver’s Handbook a car operator’s and their passengers’ rights when a police officer pulls over […]

  • 27-February-2019

    Pretrial Incarcerated Defendants Seek Freedom in California

    It is not a crime to be poor in the United States. Therefore, lengthy pretrial incarceration of individuals charged with, but not convicted of, a crime is a violation of their Constitutional rights. When a poor person can’t afford to pay their bond so they can be released from jail pending trial, but a rich […]

  • 9-February-2019

    Esteemed California Lawyer’s Relentless Fight for Minorities’ Civil Rights

    In March 2018, legislation was introduced by U.S. representative, Mike Takano, that would require federal authorities to examine unfair racial disparities in California auto insurance premiums.  Takano’s legislation was proposed after Consumer Reports and ProPublica co-published articles reporting that some major auto insurers are charging higher premiums in supposedly “risky” California African American and Hispanic neighborhoods […]

  • 1-February-2019

    Judge Grants Trial in San Bernardino Sheriff Helicopter Shooting

    On February 1, 2019, Judge Donna Garza, of the San Bernardino Superior Court, gave the Villegas family the green light to proceed to trial by denying the County of San Bernardino’s Motion for Summary Judgement.  Judge Garza specifically noted that the San Bernardino Sheriff Deputies in a police helicopter increased the risk of harm to […]

  • 7-September-2018

    Understanding SB396 – Transgender Work Opportunity Act

    Many progressive Californians continue to push against sex discrimination in the workplace under the protections of Title VII of the 1963 Civil Rights Act and recently enacted Senate Bill (SB) 396, and progress is being made. The 2017 SB396, titled the Transgender Work Opportunity Act, expands sex discrimination protections to include fair employment regarding gender […]

  • 29-August-2018

    It’s Time to Reform Los Angeles Jails

    The activist group Reform L.A. Jails’ voice against the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ proposed $3.5 billion budget to expand the jail system was heard loud and clear during an April 5 rally to protest the Board’s proposal. If the County taxpayer-funded budget makes its way onto the November 6 ballot and is passed, […]

  • 16-July-2018

    A Brief History of Gender Discrimination Laws and Milestones

    It has been nearly 60 years since the Women’s Liberation Movement began in 1960 and the birth control pill was federally approved, thereby allowing women more freedom to make life and career choices. As the movement progressed and women began entering the paid workforce in higher numbers than ever in American history, cries over disparity […]

  • 29-May-2018

    Police Harassment and a Citizen’s Constitutional Rights

    As American citizens, we expect police to treat us fairly and keep us safe. It is their foremost responsibility to protect the public, an often difficult task, and that includes protecting our Constitutional and civil rights. Though they encounter challenging situations as a matter of duty, they are trained to respect and comply with Constitutional, […]

  • 23-May-2018

    Pursuing a False Imprisonment or False Arrest Lawsuit in Los Angeles

    Once you’ve been falsely arrested and/or falsely imprisoned, not only could you be traumatized and embarrassed, but when a case is publicly recorded, your social and professional reputation may also be tarnished. Because of the false arrest, (even if you were later found not-guilty of the suspected offense), others may still view you as a […]

  • 14-May-2018

    Data on the Use of Deadly Force by California Police

    With the recent killing by Sacramento, California police of 22-two-year old, Stephon Clark, who was unarmed in his grandparents’ backyard, the issue of deadly force has blasted into the nation’s headlines once again. Alarmingly, the number of citizens killed by police yearly in the United States is increasing. In 2016, the Sacramento Bee reported that […]

  • 9-May-2018

    Brendon Glenn Memorial Rally in Venice Beach

    Federal prosecutors should pursue charges against LAPD officer, family’s attorney says. Venice, Calif. —  It’s been three years since Brendon Glenn was shot to death by Los Angeles Police officer Clifford Proctor outside a bar on the Venice boardwalk. A memorial rally was held Saturday, May 5, 2018.  to honor Glenn’s life. Community activist groups […]

  • 7-May-2018

    Defining a Hostile Work Environment and Your Rights

    You’re there to do your job, and you’re doing what you feel is your best. But if while you are focused on work tasks you’re distracted by hostility and bullying, your job performance and overall well-being are affected. Simply being annoyed or irritated by people or occurrences on-the-job is not the legal definition of a […]