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Richie Litigation, P.C. Has Filed a Lawsuit Against Catholic Charities

Richie Litigation P.C. files lawsuit against Catholic Charities for continued abuse of a woman and her five children.

Los Angeles, CA

Richie Litigation, P.C. has filed a lawsuit against Catholic Charities, the nation’s fifth largest charity, for its employee’s repeated sexual assault and psychological exploitation of a mother of five.

Darren Richie, the lead attorney prosecuting this case, states, “I’ve prosecuted numerous cases involving sexual assault and sexual harassment, but I’ve never seen such negligence on the part of an organization as large and prominent as Catholic Charities. My client sought out Catholic Charities for emergency shelter when she was homeless and providing for five children, and as a result, was subjected to almost a year of sexual assault and abuse.

The trauma inflicted by sexual assault goes without saying, but to allow it to occur in a charitable organization that holds itself out to be a sanctuary for the impoverished is utterly despicable and inhumane. As the details of this matter are coming to light, it is becoming evident and clear that Catholic Charities knowingly hired a felon and then turned a blind eye when that felon willfully exploited, stalked, and preyed on my client when she had nowhere else to go.

The entirety of Catholic Charities’ mission is ‘to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same.’

Where was the service here? Where was justice? We at Richie Litigation are making it our mission to hold Catholic Charities accountable for its blatant breach of public trust, even though nothing will ever make my client completely whole again.”
Richie Litigation is zealously committed to fighting for its clients.

For more information, contact Richie Litigation at (213) 265-7888 or [email protected].

Richie Litigation, P.C.
www.richielitigation.com
633 W. 5th St., Suite 6780
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Tel: (213) 265-7888
Fax: (844) 314-1380

  Matthew Ashton   May 08, 2019   Richie Litigation Files a Lawsuit Against Catholic Charities   Comments Off on Richie Litigation, P.C. Has Filed a Lawsuit Against Catholic Charities Read More

Alleged Gang Members Indicted in Burglaries of L.A. Celebs, Elderly and Asian Victims.

Richie Litigation substitutes in as counsel of record for named defendant in Grand Jury Indictment.

As Reported on My News LA:

Grand jury indictments against 31 alleged gang members facing 93 total felony counts — including home invasion robbery, elder abuse, and torture — were unsealed Monday as two-thirds of the defendants pleaded not guilty to participating in a burglary ring targeting elderly and Asian victims.

Eight other cases against some of the defendants — including for allegedly burglarizing the homes of Los Angeles-area celebrities and athletes, including singer Rihanna, then-Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods — are superseded by the indictments.

A pretrial hearing is set for April 5 downtown.

Six separate indictments were issued with counts including criminal street gang conspiracy; home invasion robbery; first-degree residential burglary; first-degree residential robbery; first-degree burglary, person present; elder abuse; torture; and mayhem, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Defendants are also facing gang and gun allegations.
Tyress Williams, 19, was initially arrested Sept. 28 by Los Angeles police and charged in connection with those celebrity break-ins, while three other people were released from jail after prosecutors asked Los Angeles police to conduct further investigation.

Police said Williams was picked up after a traffic stop in South Los Angeles revealed a firearm and items believed to have been taken from burglarized homes.

Detectives originally thought the burglaries targeting actors, producers’ musicians and professional athletes were set up at random but later discovered the homes were selected based on social media posting and tour and travel schedules.

The burglaries followed a pattern called “flocking,” whereby suspects flock to celebrities’ neighborhoods, dressing in nice clothes and driving luxury vehicles to avoid suspicion as they search for targets. They would then change into casual clothing, including hoodies, and use a larger vehicle to haul away stolen items.

One suspect would typically knock or ring a doorbell to check if anyone was home before breaking into a residence, according to police.

While those alleged crimes were designed to take place when no one was at home, prosecutors said the ring sometimes attacked other victims.

Prosecutors allege the burglary ring worked from October 2017 through December 2018 and hit 69 victims at residential properties from Santa Monica and Beverly Hills to communities in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys.

The majority of cases targeted elderly and Asian residents, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

The defendants arraigned Monday include:

— Hassan Murphy, 19, of Hawthorne;
— Jshawne Lamon Daniels, 20, of Los Angeles;
— Damaji Corey Hall, 19, of Los Angeles;
— Lance Williams, 19, of Los Angeles;
— Dekell Wright, 22, of Compton;
— Elan Lamberto Gabourel, 25, of Hawthorne;
— Tyress Williams, 19, of Van Nuys;
— Joseph Holley, 23, of Bellflower;
— Demonte Jordan Sears, 23, of Los Angeles;
— Anthonyo Sanders, 20, of Los Angeles;
— Kimya Wilson, 21, of Los Angeles;
— Deanthony Lamart Chatman, 27, of Inglewood;
— Deondra Devon Johnson, 24, of Los Angeles;
— Akeem F. Lauriano, 28, of Lomita;
— Scotty Richardson, 30, of Los Angeles;
— Verlton Glaspie, 19, of Los Angeles;
— Brandon Laititi, 25, of Carson;
— Ron Simmons, 20, of Los Angeles;
— Eric Harris, 20, of Gardena;
— Donnie Faizon, 22, of Los Angeles;
— Devin Garner, 25, of Los Angeles; and
— Tyshon McKinney, 20, of Los Angeles.

The nine other defendants charged in the indictments were not yet in custody.

If convicted as charged, all of the defendants face a possible maximum sentence of life in state prison.

As reported on TMZ:

The L.A. celebrity burglary ring is WAY bigger than we thought — officials say a total of 10 gang members were a part of the group targeting stars like Rihanna, Yasiel Puig, and LeBron James.
Officials had previously arrested 4 people in connection to the crime wave — after video captured a couple of guys breaking into Puig’s home and raiding his bedroom.
1 of the initial 4 suspects is apparently off the hook (the mother of one of the other suspects) but now 7 new men all between the ages of 18 and 25 have been arrested and charged with various crimes.

The charges include everything from criminal street gang conspiracy to 1st-degree residential burglary and home invasion robbery.
In total, cops say the burglary crew hit more than 24 homes — and had at least 12 more rich and famous targets in their sights, including Viola Davis.

The key to solving the case … cops say a neighbor of NFL star Robert Woods had called the police to report a robbery at his house. Cops located the suspect and, during the arrest, they found items connected to the other high profile cases.
In total, cops say the group stole more than $1 MILLION in the property — including $50,000 cash, watches, purses, and a vehicle. Cops say one of the suspects also had a firearm.

https://mynewsla.com/hollywood/2019/03/04/alleged-gang-members-indicted-in-burglaries-of-elderly-and-asian-victims/

https://www.tmz.com/2018/11/28/10-alleged-gang-members-charged-in-connection-with-rihanna-yasiel-puig-burglaries/

  Matthew Ashton   Apr 08, 2019   Alleged Gang Members Indicted in Burglaries   Comments Off on Alleged Gang Members Indicted in Burglaries of L.A. Celebs, Elderly and Asian Victims. Read More

Rx Pharmacy Raid by California Department of Justice

 

California Department of Justice raided a pharmacy owner who called on Richie Litigation in need of expert advocacy while the warrant was live. Darren M. Richie was immediately on site to ensure the client was represented during the execution of the court ordered search warrant. Mr. Richie’s presence has led to the probable viability of a suppression motion being heard March 22, 2019

  Matthew Ashton   Feb 11, 2019   Rx Pharmacy Raid by California Department of Justice   Comments Off on Rx Pharmacy Raid by California Department of Justice Read More

Richie Litigation Represents The Defendants in a Civil Suit For Cannabis Company Fortune.

Richie Litigation Represents The Defendants in a Civil Suit For Cannabis Company Fortune.

TMZ report on the matter:

Dr. Dre and Xzibit screwed 3 people out of a fortune in the cannabis industry by taking their time, money and hard work, and then pretending they never existed … according to a new suit.

Three individuals are suing the rappers and their weed company, Brass Knuckles, claiming they did a ton of legwork for them and eventually struck a deal to acquire a 14.5 percent stake in the business … but then got hosed.

According to the docs, Dre — who the 3 individuals claim is a secret co-owner of Brass Knuckles — was happy with their work and was going to be involved in promoting some major projects associated with the biz.

The 3 people claim they reached an agreement with Dre, Xzibit, and others in the company to pay $5 million to buy their 14.5 percent, and everything was going fine … until the Brass Knuckles execs got greedy.

According to the docs … the company was originally valued at $50 million, but after the deal was struck with the group of 3 and they ponied up the $5 mil for their share, it was determined the company was actually valued at $170 mil.

The 3 claim at this point … Dre, Xzibit and company pretended the deal never existed. The 3’s lawyer, Larry Ecoff, tells us his clients were essentially kicked to the curb after the higher valuation, and “this case is all about greed and weed.”

They’re now suing for breach of contract and want monetary damages … along with a judge to rule, they are 14.5 percent owners of the company.

Dr. Dre’s lawyer, Howard King tells us … this lawsuit is “without any allegations of anything done by [Dre] that would justify naming him as a defendant,” and that doing so “is nothing more than a blatant and short-sighted attempt by the plaintiffs to generate publicity for their cause.”

We reached out to Xzibit and the cannabis company, too … no word back so far.

Link: https://www.tmz.com/2018/08/31/dr-dre-xzibit-sued-brass-knuckles-breach-of-contract-weed-cannabis/

  Matthew Ashton   Feb 11, 2019   Richie Litigation Represents The Defendants in a Civil Suit For Cannabis Company Fortune.   Comments Off on Richie Litigation Represents The Defendants in a Civil Suit For Cannabis Company Fortune. Read More

Four UCLA Employees Sue School, Alleging Workplace Sexual Harassment

Four UCLA employees have filed lawsuits against UCLA and the UC Board of Regents, accusing their workplace supervisor of sexual harassment and the University of failing to properly handle abuse complaints.

Plaintiffs Jackie Rodriguez, Amber Rose Palega, Krystal Eda and Mayra Miguel allege supervisor Martha Mansoor, who is also named in the suit, regularly slapped their buttocks, caressed their thighs and made sexual comments about their bodies.

The plaintiffs work in the university’s radiology scheduling department.

The harassment allegedly started in early 2016 and ended in 2017, according to the lawsuits, which were filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Mansoor was terminated by the school in July 2017 after the women filed complaints earlier that year, the lawsuits state.

One of the women informed another supervisor in December 2016 about the harassment, but Mansoor remained in her job, said attorney Darren Richie, who is representing all four women.

The plaintiffs “feel like their complaints were pushed under the rug” by the school, Richie said, in part because the allegations involved “female-on-female” harassment.

UCLA issued a statement Sunday, saying “these allegations are inconsistent with the standards of conduct expected of UCLA staff, faculty and students and we take them very seriously.” The school encouraged members of the campus community to come forward with any concerns they might have about the workplace environment.

“We are closely reviewing the details of the lawsuit and intend to respond appropriately,” the statement said.

The Times was unable to reach Mansoor.

Richie said the women faced retaliation from other supervisors after they filed complaints against Mansoor. The retaliatory behavior included making the women do more work and not allowing them to take time off to see their attorney, Richie said.

The lawsuits also allege that the school’s process for filing a claim is confusing and ineffective. Even though four women made reports about harassment, the school listed only one of the women as a complainant, while the other three were named as witnesses, Richie said.

The women are suing for harassment; failure to prevent harassment, discrimination and retaliation; intentional infliction of emotional distress; and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

Richie said the four plaintiffs are seeking more than $120 million in damages.

5:15 p.m. Sunday: This article was updated with a statement issued by UCLA.

This article was originally published Saturday at 5:05 p.m.

  Matthew Ashton   Sep 07, 2018   Blog, Los Angeles Trial Attorneys   Comments Off on Four UCLA Employees Sue School, Alleging Workplace Sexual Harassment Read More
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