Category archives: Civil Rights

UCLA Hospital Alleged To Discriminate Against Its African American Phlebotomists

On April 3, 2020, V. James DeSimone Law filed a discrimination and hostile work environment lawsuit on behalf of Takesha Essombe, an African-American phlebotomist working at UCLA Hospital in Santa…

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Can You Film A Police Officer in California When You Are Stopped for Questioning?

*Updated 8/17/20 In most cases, in the State of California, a person can video record a police officer when they are stopped for questioning. There are many reasons someone would…

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Using California’s Civil Code To Prosecute Civil Rights Cases

"Using California's Civil Code To Prosecute Civil Rights Cases" written by attorney V. JAMES (“JIM”) DESIMONE, and published in Consumer Attorneys of California Forum in March/April, 2018. Click here to…

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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…

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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…

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

[caption id="attachment_3686" align="alignleft" width="273"] "DG" Exhibit 4[/caption] July 10, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – A Los Angeles Federal Judge issued a major ruling allowing a jury trial in a…

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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…

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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…

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