Hon. CARLA M. WOEHRLE (Ret.)

Representative Cases

 CIVIL RIGHTS 

915 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1900
Los Angeles, California 90017
Tel (213) 683-1600
Fax (213) 683-9797

  • Plaintiff alleges violation of RLUIPA and First Amendment based on jail's alleged failure to provide for Muslim religious attire and fasting/religious restrictions and practice.
  • Civil rights claim against county sheriff deputies for delaying the medical care of an arrestee.
  • Claim for federal civil rights violations (false arrest, excessive force) and state law claims (battery, negligence) arising from a shooting by a deputy sheriff responding to a domestic disturbance.
  • Plaintiff asserted claims for violation of ADA and Unruh Act relating to disability access at a shopping center.
  • Civil rights claim against Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies for a delay in medical care of an arrestee.
  • Plaintiffs in action for violation of Americans with Disabilities Act and related laws asserted claim that the City had failed to comply with terms of a settlement requiring production of accessible housing.
  • Plaintiff claimed ADA/Unruh Civil Rights Act violations regarding disability access and parking spaces at a shopping mall.
  • Plaintiffs sought award of attorneys’ fees following the litigation of a petition from writ of mandamus relating to a County Department of Public Social Services’ delayed processing of Medi-Cal/Medicaid applications.
  • Plaintiffs challenged County policies related to administration of General Relief program.
  • Claims for violation of due process arising from jail suicide.
  • Plaintiff challenged county policies related to general relief program administration.
  • Plaintiff claimed discrimination by retail store based on Middle Eastern and Muslim identity.
  • Dispute involving two wrongful murder convictions that resulted in over 15 years each in unlawful custody, arising from alleged false evidence.
  • Dispute against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for depriving a murder suspect of his civil rights by arresting him based on false evidence and coercing testimony to help incarcerate him unlawfully for 20 years.
  • Dispute involving a claim of unlawful detention, arrest and battery of a suspect of attempted burglary.
  • Dispute between a student and a school district involving a claim of violation of due process rights upon student’s suspension and expulsion for the alleged possession of a dangerous weapon on school grounds.
  • Dispute involving claim of police misconduct that gave rise to personal injury and violation of civil rights.
  • Dispute involving a claim of the City of Long Beach’s liability for damages suffered by an individual wrongfully convicted of 1st degree murder based on evidence dishonestly influenced by City detectives.
  • Dispute involving claims of violations of fourth, fifth and fourteenth amendments arising from the confiscation and destruction of homeless individuals’ property from public streets and sidewalks without a warrant or notice.
  • Dispute involving a claim of a wrongful murder conviction for the murder of Plaintiff’s mother and rights to damages after 26 years of false imprisonment.
  • Dispute involving a claim of unreasonable seizures, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and conspiracy arising from an alleged drug charge on a woman and her fiancé.
  • Dispute involving a claim of unreasonable search and seizure of the property of homeless individuals living on Skid Row.
  • Dispute involving a claim of false arrest and excessive force by police on a reporter at the “Occupy Los Angeles” movement.
  • Dispute involving a claim of unlawful arrest and lack of acknowledgment of serious medical need while in custody resulting in negligence.
  • Dispute involving a civil rights claim of deliberate indifference to a serious medical disability while in custody.
  • Dispute involving a claim of a sheriff’s violation of inmates’ eighth and fourteenth amendment rights by forcing inmates at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Jail to sleep on the floor.
  • Dispute involving claims of unlawful seizure, excessive force, assault and battery, and negligence arising from an altercation between Los Angeles County deputies and a dog owner.