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Jury Finds Two Officers Liable in Charly "Africa" Keunang Case

May 10, 2018 -- A jury in federal court has found two LAPD officers liable in the 2015 Skid Row shooting death of homeless man Charly "Africa" Keunang. Damages will be decided in afternoon session.

HSR Team to Go to Trial in Charly "Africa" Keunang Shooting Case

Tuesday May 1, 2018, HSR attorneys Josh Piovia-Scott, Dan Stormer, and Shaleen Shanbhag will go to trial in federal court in Los Angeles, representing the family of Charly "Africa" Keunang, a homeless African man shot by the LAPD in March 2015. In the highly controversial shooting, bystander and body-cam footage show that police escalated conflict in the moments preceding Keunang's death.

HSR Attorney Dan Stormer Argues Before Ninth Circuit in Landmark Case, Dogan v. Barak

On April 12,2018, Dan Stormer argued before the Ninth Circuit court of appeals in the landmark case Dogan v. Barak. In Dogan, the surviving parents of Furkan Dogan--an 18-year old American humanitarian activist murdered by the Israeli military during its 2010 attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla--seek to hold to account then-Minister of Defense Ehud Barak for these violations of international human rights. Attorneys for Defendant Barak and the U.S. Government urged the court to close its doors to Furkan's parents by claiming that foreign government officials are immune for all "official acts," while Dan Stormer highlighted Ninth Circuit precedent establishing that torture and extrajudicial killing can never be official acts.

Ninth Circuit Appeal Scheduled in HSR Lawsuit Against Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak for Death of American Citizen in Humanitarian Flotilla Raid

HSR's landmark appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has been scheduled for April 12, 2018, at 9:00 A.M. in Courtroom 3 at 125 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105. Doğan v. Barak tests the protections claimed by former foreign officials against a growing international demand for accountability in the face of gross abuses of human rights. The case of Doğan v. Barak seeks to hold former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak accountable for his responsibility, as defense minister, in the unlawful death of humanitarian and American citizen Furkan Doğan.

Hadsell Stormer Renick and Co-Counsel from Law Offices of C. Joe Sayas Jr. Secure $2 Million Settlement in 2015 Long Beach Police Killing of Mentally Ill Man

The December 5, 2017 settlement in the killing of Mharloun Saycon, a mentally ill Fililpino man, is among the largest in Long Beach history for a police brutality case.

HSR Files Lawsuit on Behalf of the Family and Estate of Bertram Hiscock After Yuba County Jail Suicide

On December 28, 2017, HSR attorneys Joshua Nuni, Lori Rifkin, and Dan Stormer filed a complaint in federal court on behalf of the family and estate of Bertram Hiscock against Yuba and Sutter Counties, Yuba County Sheriff Steven Durfor, and other defendants.

Mr. Hiscock, a 34-year-old U.C. Berkley graduate who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, committed suicide in the Yuba County Jail on January 29, 2017, after two previous suicide attempts while in the Jail's custody.

Six HSR Attorneys Selected to 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers

Attorneys Cornelia Dai, Barbara Hadsell, Joshua Piovia-Scott, Randy Renick, Lori Rifkin and Dan Stormer have been included in the 2018 Super Lawyers listings. Joshua Piovia-Scott, Rising Star attorney since 2005, was selected to Super Lawyers for the first time this year. Congratulations to all!

Sheriff Arpaio and Maricopa County to Pay Nearly $1 Million in Attorneys' Fees and Costs to Hadsell Stormer, UCI Immigrant Rights Clinic, ACLU of Arizona, NDLON and Other Co-Counsel Challenging the County's Unconstitutional Practices

Hadsell Stormer's Cindy Panuco and Dan Stormer were among the attorneys in a coalition from the Immigrant Rights Clinic at UC Irvine School of Law; the ACLU of Arizona; the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON); Quarles & Brady LLP; and attorney Ray Ybarra Maldonado that secured a victory in Arizona, ending the County's unconstitutional practices targeting undocumented immigrants. After nearly four years of litigation, the County will pay the Plaintiffs in the case nearly $1 million in attorneys' fees and costs.

HSR at the Women's March -- January 20, 2018

The Hadsell, Stormer & Renick community joined a diverse group of approximately 500,000 marchers in L.A. alone -- loudly and often humorously expressing their support for women's rights, fair immigration policies, workers' rights, fighting global warming, science, healthcare, women's growing involvement in politics and more. Proud to have been a part of it!

Recently Released LAPD Body Cam Footage of Charly "Africa" Keunang Shooting Shows Officers Escalated Conflict

Body camera footage of the shooting of Charly "Africa" Keunang by the LAPD was obtained by the LA Times from court filings in the civil rights lawsuit brought by Mr. Keunang's family and released to the public on Monday, January 8, 2017, three years after the Skid Row resident was killed.