BEACH AND CLARK ACHIEVE INFORMAL RESOLUTION OF CLASS ACTION CASE INVOLVING MOBILITY IMPAIRED INMATES IN THE LA COUNTY JAILS

On March 23, 2015, United States District Court Judge Dean D. Pregerson granted final approval of a settlement in Peter Johnson v. County of Los Angeles, U.S.D.C. Case No. CV 08-03515 DDP (SHx), which is a class action case for injunctive relief brought by mobility impaired inmates in the Los Angeles County jails. The settlement was the result of lengthy and complex settlement negotiations, and it results in an equitable compromise between the Plaintiffs’ initial demands and the County’s interests. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department maintains policies and procedures to provide mobility impaired inmates with the same programming and services as non-mobility impaired inmates, and will complete construction of ADA compliant housing in the jails. Paul Beach and Justin Clark negotiated the settlement for the County and will continue to assist the County in ensuring that the parties meet the terms of the settlement.