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Unlawful Seizure, excessive force - Settled $400,000

Confidential, U.S. District Court. 

$400,000 Confidential Settlement. 42 U.S.C. § 1983-Unlawful Seizure, Excessive force, Cal. Civ. Code §52.1 (Bane Act).  

Plaintiff, a college student, filed a lawsuit in Federal Court claiming that a College Police Department Officer violated his civil rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, which included claims for Unlawful Seizure-False Arrest, Excessive Force, and a State of California claim under the Bane Act (California Civil Code § 52.1).

Plaintiff claimed that the Police Officer arrested him without probable cause and used excessive force on his person, by unreasonably deploying his Taser and shooting him with a taser dart, causing him severe injury.

Mervyn S. Lazarus

Mervyn S. Lazarus has for over twenty-five years obtained great results for his clients in civil rights lawsuits, one case at a time. Mervyn litigates in both Federal and State Courts on behalf of victims whose Constitutional Rights were violated by law enforcement officers.

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