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Venegas v. County of Los Angeles, B186764

Summary adjudication in defendants' favor is reversed as the doctrine of qualified immunity which applies to federal civil rights actions under 42 U.S.C section 1983 does not also apply to California civil rights actions under Civil Code section 52.1.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/31/2007
  • Published 07/31/2007


  • JOHNSON, Acting P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Robert Mann and Donald W. Cook, for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Franscell, Strickland, Roberts & Lawrence, David D. Lawrence, Jin S. Choi and Scott E. Caron, Orange, for Defendants and Respondents County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Sheriff Lee Baca, Deputy Sheriffs Michael Gray, Robert Harris and Thomas Jimenez., Revere & Wallace, Frank Revere, Gabriel Dermer, Los Angeles, and Annie Kyureghian, for Defendants and Respondents City of Vernon, Vernon Police Department and Detective Steve Wiles.
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