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Case Name Gabriel Carrillo v. Pantamitr Zunggeemoge JC-CA-0114
Docket / Court 12-cv-02609-DSF(PJWx) ( C.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection California's Prisoners' Rights Bar article
Attorney Organization Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt
Case Summary
On March 27, 2012, a visitor to the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiff sued jails employees and Los Angeles County under 42 U.S.C. §1983. Represented by private civil rights attorneys, the ... read more >
On March 27, 2012, a visitor to the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiff sued jails employees and Los Angeles County under 42 U.S.C. §1983. Represented by private civil rights attorneys, the plaintiff asked the court for monetary damages. The plaintiff claimed that sheriff deputies severely beat him while he was visiting his brother in jail and then falsely accused him of attacking the deputies to cover up the beating. He filed this civil rights litigation after successfully defeating criminal charges. He claimed violations of the Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as well as California law.

On August 6, 2012, the court referred the parties to a private mediator. For two years, the parties both conducted discovery and negotiated settlement. On August 29, 2014, the parties settled the case for $1,175,000.

In addition, the plaintiff worked with federal prosecutors to initiate federal criminal prosecution against the defendant deputies. The settlement agreement is confidential.

Jessica Kincaid - 09/16/2015


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Unreasonable search and seizure
Defendant-type
Corrections
General
Assault/abuse by staff
Excessive force
Failure to discipline
Failure to supervise
Failure to train
Visiting
Language
Vietnamese
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
State law
Defendant(s) Los Angeles County
Sheriff Deputies
Plaintiff Description Visitor to Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Filed 03/27/2012
Case Closing Year 2014
Case Ongoing No
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Court Docket(s)
C.D. Cal.
08/29/2014
2:12-cv-2609
JC-CA-0114-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
C.D. Cal.
03/27/2012
Complaint for Damages [ECF# 1]
JC-CA-0114-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
C.D. Cal.
05/22/2012
Order to Show Case Re: Dismissal for Lack of Prosecution [ECF# 23]
JC-CA-0114-0002.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
C.D. Cal.
03/19/2013
Stipulation to Stay Civil Proceedings [ECF# 42]
JC-CA-0114-0003.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
C.D. Cal.
03/20/2013
Order [ECF# 43]
JC-CA-0114-0004.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
C.D. Cal.
11/18/2013
First Amended Complaint for Damages [ECF# 61]
JC-CA-0114-0005.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
C.D. Cal.
08/29/2014
Joint Stipulation of Voluntary Dismissal [ECF# 106]
JC-CA-0114-0006.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Fischer, Dale S. (C.D. Cal.) show/hide docs
JC-CA-0114-0002 | JC-CA-0114-0004 | JC-CA-0114-9000
Walsh, Patrick J. (C.D. Cal.) [Magistrate] show/hide docs
JC-CA-0114-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bednarski, Marilyn E. (California) show/hide docs
JC-CA-0114-0005 | JC-CA-0114-0006 | JC-CA-0114-9000
Kaye, Ronald O. (California) show/hide docs
JC-CA-0114-0001 | JC-CA-0114-0003 | JC-CA-0114-0005 | JC-CA-0114-0006 | JC-CA-0114-9000
LaHue, Kevin J. (California) show/hide docs
JC-CA-0114-0006 | JC-CA-0114-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Blen, Berta A. (California) show/hide docs
JC-CA-0114-9000
Frieman, Davida (California) show/hide docs
JC-CA-0114-0006 | JC-CA-0114-9000
Ivie, Rickey (California) show/hide docs
JC-CA-0114-0003 | JC-CA-0114-0006 | JC-CA-0114-9000
Nishimura, Gilbert M. (California) show/hide docs
JC-CA-0114-0006 | JC-CA-0114-9000

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