$11.5 Million for Inmate Rendered Quadriplegic
In a groundbreaking case against Stanislaus County and its private, for-profit jail medical provider, Haddad & Sherwin LLP obtained an $11.5 million settlement for a former inmate who walked into the jail able-bodied, and was carried out on a stretcher — paralyzed from the neck down. Our client, who wishes his name to remain private,
$8.3 Million for Jail Death — Largest Wrongful Death Civil Rights Settlement in California State History
After over four years of litigation and finishing the first week of a 10 week trial, Alameda County and Corizon Health, Inc., a national for-profit jail health care corporation, have ended a wrongful death civil rights case by agreeing to pay $8.3 mi...
$6.7 Million Settlement for Innocent Mother, Permanently Injured By Police Home Invasion
Won a $6.7 million settlement for a mother who was catastrophically injured by Santa Clara police officers who barged into her home without a warrant to arrest her 15-year-old daughter. Officers ignored the Constitutional requirement that they have a...
Over $5.85 Million Paid for 44 African-American Men Strip Searched on the Street under Oakland’s Unconstitutional Policy
For more than a decade, the Oakland Police Department had a practice, and eventually a written policy, allowing officers to strip search people right on the street in broad daylight. Haddad & Sherwin teamed up with John Burris to represent dozens of...
$5.7 Million for Family of Man Shot by Vallejo Police Officer
The City of Vallejo agreed to pay $5.7 million to avoid trial against the children and parents of Ronell Foster, who was shot and killed by Vallejo Officer Ryan McMahon in 2018. Officer McMahon was stopping Ronell for a bicycle infraction, and says he only intended to give him a warning. When Ronell rode away