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Date: 01-20-2023

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K.J.P., et al. v. San Diego County, et al.

Case Number: 3:15-cv-02692

Judge: Marilyn Huff

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of California (San Diego County)

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Defendant's Attorney: James M. Chapin, Juan Fernando Kish, Morris G. Hill, Ronald Lenert, Sylvia Soliman Aceves, and Jeffrey Patrick Michalowski

Description: San Diego, California personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiffs, who sued Defendants on civil rights violation theories under 42 U.S.C. 1983 claiming that Lucky Phounsy, age 23, died as a direct result of the use of excessive force by Defendant San Diego Deputy Richard Fischer on April 13, 2015. Phounsy's family called 911 for help dealing with him during a mental health crisis.

Phounsy was repeatedly shocked with a stun gun and repeatedly struck and hogtied and strapped on a gurney. He died a few days later in a hospital.

Outcome: Settled for $12 million after a plaintiff's verdict for $85 million was set aside by the judge.

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