LOS ANGELES COUNTY MTA v. SUPERIOR COURT OF LOS ANGELES (LYONS), B173716
Government Code section 818, which insulates public entities from damages imposed primarily as punishment, does not preclude the award of the civil penalty specified in the Unruh Civil Rights Act for the violation of its provisions.
- Decided 10/21/2004
- Published 10/21/2004
California Court of Appeal
Gibeaut, Mahan & Briscoe, Gary Robert Gibeaut, Sally G. Kushner and John W. Allen, Los Angeles, for Petitioner., Duran & Thomas, LLP, Jeffrey S. Thomas, Irvine, and Carol L. Newman, Novato, for Real Party in Interest.
No appearance by Respondent., ACLU Foundation of Southern California, Martha Matthews and Peter Eliasberg, Los Angeles, as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Respondent.