Author Archive | April Davila

Settled: Madera Unified ($162,500)

Plaintiffs requested $1.8 million in fees, but the judge reduced the award to “only” $162,500 (and the District had to pay its own legal team) From the Associated Press: A Madera County judge slashed more than $1.6 million from legal fees sought by attorneys who filed a lawsuit against a school district over the way […]

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Settled: Hanford Unified ($110,000)

The District paid plaintiffs $110,000, and the District had to pay its own legal team. As the nation’s legislatures get set for what is sure to be a bruising battle over redistricting, California is facing its own specific electoral problems that will undoubtedly lead to a wave of costly lawsuits. While numerous states have to […]

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Settled: ABC Unified ($140,000)

A school district in southeastern Los Angeles County is illegally diluting the voting clout of Latinos and barring them from elective office by using an at-large electoral system for school board races, according to a lawsuit filed this week. No Latino has been elected to the seven-member board in the ABC Unified School District since […]

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Pending: Whittier

No amounts for this case have been reported. The Whittier Latino Coalition is delaying its threatened lawsuit against the city over alleged violation of the California Voting Rights Act lawsuit, a spokesman said Tuesday. The group had originally set July 17 as its deadline for the city to commit to district elections or face legal action. Continue […]

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Pending: Sulphur Springs School District

No amounts for this case have been reported. The College of the Canyons and the Sulphur Springs School District were added to the list of Santa Clarita Valley municipal agencies sued by two law firms for allegedly hosting election systems that dilute the Latino vote, says The Santa Clarita Valley Signal.  The plaintiffs claim that the […]

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