ALLEN AND CHOI PREVAIL IN WRONGFUL CONVICTION CASE

On April 19, 2019, Mike Allen and Jin Choi successfully obtained an Order granting summary judgment as to all claims brought against the County of Los Angeles in a wrongful conviction case, Paul Blumberg vs. County of Los Angeles, et al. The lawsuit, which was filed in 2010, was a hard fought case over almost eight years of Central District of California and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals litigation. In addition to finding that Plaintiff’s claims were barred by the United States Supreme Court decision in Heck v. Humphrey, the Court also held that there was no genuine issue of material fact as to any alleged “Brady” violation. The Court also granted summary judgment as to Plaintiff’s state law claim for false imprisonment and held that the federal claims against the individual County Detective who handled the underlying criminal investigation were also barred by qualified immunity.

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