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Cases / Briefs

Carranza-Reyes v. Park County

Civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Mexican immigrant who was never charged with any crime and whose one-week detention in a squalid Colorado jail that denied him sanitary housing and adequate medical care resulted in an infection that cost him a leg, part of a…

Browning v. Southwest Research Institute

Sex discrimination case on behalf of female scientist charging her former employer, Southwest Research Institute, with denying her equal pay and promotional opportunities in violation of Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964. Plaintiff also charged her former employer with retaliatory conduct. Plaintiff sought…

Brown v. District of Columbia

Amici brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to protect a prisoner’s right to hold a private corporation accountable when its employees violate a prisoner’s constitutional rights. Public Justice submitted an amici brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…

Botello v. LVMC

Suit brought against the New Mexico Department of Health and state psychiatric hospitals for failing to evaluate and properly treat “dual diagnosis” patients with both mental illnesses and development disabilities.  A settlement was reached ensuring that thepatients will get the specialized medical attention and treatment…

Barrett v. West Chester University

This Title IX lawsuit was brought against West Chester University (West Chester, PA) for canceling the women’s gymnastics team and depriving women of equal treatment in intercollegiate athletics.  Sharon McKee and William Hangley of Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin are lead counsel. Public Justice’s Leslie…

Banderas v. United States

This was a Federal Tort Claims Act and civil rights suit on behalf of Martin Hernandez Banderas, a former federal immigration detainee who received such grossly inadequate medical care for a diabetic foot wound that doctors recommended amputating his right leg to save his life….

Avirgan v. Hull

We agreed to assist the Christic Institute with discovery in Avirgan v. Hull, the Contragate racketeering case alleging that the federal government’s illegal activities against the Contras in Nicaragua led to the bombing of a press conference and the injuries of journalist Tony Avirgan. More…

Smith v. City of Jackson

Our amici brief with the National Employment Lawyers Association in Smith v. City of Jackson helped win a U.S. Supreme Court decision broadening workers’ protection against age discrimination.  The Court ruled that federal law bars unjustified employers’ actions that have a discriminatory impact without requiring…

Singleton v. Regents of the University of California, et al.

A class action lawsuit filed in California state charging that thousands of female employees were denied equal pay and promotional opportunities at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (the “Lab”), a national security research facility managed by the Regents of the University of California for the U.S….

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