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Bender v. County of Los Angeles, B236294

Judgment for plaintiff in an action brought pursuant to the Bane Act, based on his unlawful arrest and beating administered by sheriff's deputies during that arrest, while he was in handcuffs and not resisting arrest, where: 1) the Bane Act does not require a showing that the "threats, intimidation, or coercion" caused a violation of a separate and distinct constitutional right in addition to the Fourth Amendment violation; and 2) there were no errors in the trial court's evidentiary rulings, damages award, attorney fee award, the award of expert witness fees under Code of Civil Procedure section 998, or the costs awarded for trial technology and presentation.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/09/2013
  • Published 07/09/2013




  • California Court of Appeal


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