Dan Stormer, Cindy Pánuco, and the litigation team in the matter of Rodriguez v. City of Los Angeles, were recognized for their work in this groundbreaking case, at the Daily Journal’s 21st Annual California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Awards in San Francisco, CA on March 15, 2017. Rodriguez, a civil rights class action challenged the constitutionality of a curfew provision in 26 gang injunctions in the City of Los Angeles. The litigation resulted in a finding by a federal court, that the City had violated the civil rights of over 5,600 class members who were served with a gang injunction containing the curfew. To settle the matter, the City also agreed to establish an unprecedented $30 million Jobs and Education Program and to offer tattoo removal services. In addition the City agree to allow a federal magistrate judge to hear the requests of thousands of class members, who want to be removed from the gang injunctions. This provides thousands in the City of Los Angeles a chance at getting off of the injunctions, which had not existed before the settlement was reached. http://www.callawyer.com/2017/03/2017-clay-awards/