Cases & Deals

Los Angeles County obtains dismissal of discrimination suit

Client(s) Los Angeles County

Jones Day client Los Angeles County obtained dismissal of a suit alleging civil rights violations under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and age and disability discrimination in violation of the California Peace Officers Bill of Rights. The suit was brought by former officers of the now-defunct Los Angeles County Office of Public Safety who were offered non-sworn positions with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department when their department was eliminated and they failed to meet the hiring criteria for deputy sheriff positions.

Gamst, et al. v. County of Los Angeles, et. al., No. BC462420 (Cal. Super), No. 11-cv-00707 (C.D. Cal.)