Settled: Cerritos Community College District ($55,000)

The District paid $55,000 to plaintiffs.

NORWALK, Calif. – March 22, 2012 – The Cerritos College Board of Trustees announced today that they have settled a lawsuit filed under the California Voting Rights Act challenging the at-large electoral system previously used to elect the College’s Board of Trustees, and seeking payment of attorneys’ fees.

The College Board had already announced its intention to change its electoral system voluntarily before the action was filed, so the only issue at the time of the settlement was whether plaintiffs were entitled to payment of their attorneys’ fees by the College. Continue reading…

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