The Claims: Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower The Results: An employee sued Recology after being wrongfully fired for leveling serious charges of fraud, embezzlement and corruption. The California Court of Appeal had to rule twice in this matter, both in favor of the plaintiff.
The Claims: Police Misconduct, Excessive Force The Result: The CHP shot and killed decedent’s mother. A unanimous federal jury determined the client’s parent’s death was the product of excessive force. The Ninth Circuit agreed with the plaintiffs, and clarified the applicable legal standard.
After rousing a snoozing bartender/model on a BART station bench, officers smashed Sheehan’s face into the floor, breaking bones, to book her into custody on St. Patrick’s Day. The matter settled for $1.35 million.
Imagine regaining consciousness with a dark-colored sack over your head, arms and legs restrained and unclear how you ended up that way.
That is how Santa Rosa resident Andy Ford, a U.S. Army veteran with a brain injury suffered while serving in Afghanistan, recalls emerging from an incapacitating seizure he experienced in public in February 2018.