According to the Los Angeles gang injunction class action settlement, the defendants agreed to pay up to $30 million to settle the lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that the Los angles served gang injunctions with unconstitutional curfews. The gang injunctions were served on more than 5,000 people in LA.
So, if you were served with gang injunction before Feb. 20, 2013, then you may get to compensation from the claim of class action settlement.
According to the lawsuit, the injunction allegedly included that people did not go outside during specified night hours unless they engage in “legitimate meetings or entertainment activities.” However, the court in California found that the curfew provisions violated the Constitution of California.
The complaint filed by plaintiffs
The plaintiffs claim about the unconstitutionally vague language regarding curfews. They further alleged the arbitrary and discriminatory harassment done by police officers to them and others. According to them, it was a violation of the rights of individuals in the neighborhoods. According to the LA gang injunction class action lawsuit, the affected people were either black or Latino.
The case against defendants was filed in 2009 after the arrests of Christian Rodriguez and Alberto Cazarez. Both of them were allegedly labeled as gang members and lived in one of the injunction zones. They were arrested for violating curfew even though the curfews were declared unconstitutional in 2007.
The Class Members may get a variety of benefits, like job training programs, and an application process to get out of the list of individuals under injunctions. The final judgment for approve LA settlement was on March 24, 2017.
Check eligibility for the claim:
If you served with one or more of the gang injunctions issued by the following court cases prior to Feb. 20, 2013:
- Culver City Boys, Injunction Case No. SC056980
- Grape Street Crips, Injunction Case No. BC330087
- Venice Shoreline Crips, Injunction Case No. SC057282
- 18th Street (Hollywood), Injunction Case No. BC305434
- Highland Park (HLP), Injunction Case No. BC359944
- Venice Trece, Injunction Case No. SC060375
- 18th Street (Wilshire), Injunction Case No. BC313309
- Krazy Ass Mexicans, Injunction Case No. BC282629
- Avenues, Injunction Case No. BC287137
- Langdon Street, Injunction Case No. LC048292
- Big Hazard, Injunction Case No. BC335749
- Mara Salvatrucha, Injunction Case No. BC311766 and more.
You can file a claim either in English or in Spanish.
Claim form deadline:
Note: The funds in this settlement are limited and distribute on a first-come, first served basis. So, file a claim as soon as possible.
- A jobs and education program and the participants may receive up to $1,000.
- Tattoo removal.
- An application process to get out of the list of the injunction.
Details of the filed case:
Rodriguez, et al. v. City of Los Angeles,
Case No. 2:11-cv-01135,
In the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Rodriguez v. City of Los Angeles Claims
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