• Plaintiff, who advertised professional and medical services regarding abortions, challenged defendants' regulations limiting their right to do so online as a violation of Plaintiff's First Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution.

  • Plaintiffs took exception to City's ordinance banning nudity in public places, claiming the ordinance was in violation of their First Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution.

  • Litigation arose out of one of the "occupy Protests" that spread across the U.S. Plaintiffs failed to disperse when ordered to do so, and claimed defendants used excessive force in breaking up their encampment.

  • This was an action involving allegations of excessive force against a detainee who was stopped while riding a bicycle intoxicated, and going the wrong way on a busy freeway. Defendants claimed it took six officers to place Plaintiff in nylon leg restraints.

  • Plaintiff voluntarily admitted himself as a patient to a county mental health facility. Plaintiff alleged that the county wrongfully reported to the State of California that Plaintiff was hospitalized under Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5250 rather than 5150, thereby imposing a lifetime ban on possessing a firearm.

  • Plaintiff claims he had just left the gym and was sitting in his car resting when the police forced him out of his car causing him to break a tooth. Defendants claim Plaintiff was sleeping in his car in violation of the city's anti-camping ordinance.

  • Plaintiffs were arrested by BART police for being intoxicated in a BART station while waiting for a train. The female Plaintiff was wrestled to the ground by BART police officers when she refused their commands to sit down.

  • Intertribal dispute arising out of the banishment, disenfranchisement, and disenrollment of tribal members by the tribal counsel.

  • Decedent was 26 years old, and mentally challenged. He was punched, pepper sprayed, tased multiple times, struck with a metal baton multiple times, and eventually shot and killed by law enforcement officers who claimed noncompliance with their orders.

  • Plaintiff was a "volunteer photographer" for a small-town newspaper. He was arrested by the CHP while on a Caltrans highway construction site. Defendants claimed Plaintiff ignored their repeated requests to stay away because of the dangerous construction activity going on at the site. Plaintiff claimed defendants' actions amounted to harassment and intimidation.

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