Amha V. City Of Los Angeles Lawsuit Stemming From LAPD Abuse During 2014 Michael Brown Protests Dismissed This Morning Due To Settlement, Although Terms Don’t Yet Seem To Be Public

You may recall that in January 2016, Semhar Girmay Amha filed a suit in federal court against the City of Los Angeles for their illegal detention and surreally flagrant verbal abuse of her after the 2014 Michael Brown protests downtown. Here is my original article on the subject and all the interesting paper filed in the case is also available.

Well, yesterday the parties, that is, Amha and also the City of Los Angeles, filed a joint stipulation to dismiss because they have reached a settlement. Today the judge filed an order dismissing the case on the basis of the stipulation. The stipulation is completely lacking in detail, and it’s not clear if the terms of the settlement will be made public, but anyway, that’s the news. You can read the stipulation and the order after the break if you don’t like PDFs.


TO THIS HONORABLE COURT:

IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between SEMHAR GIRMAY AMHA and Defendants CITY OF LOS ANGELES and Charlie Beck through their designated counsel agree as follows:

The parties having reached a settlement, it is hereby stipulated that the above-captioned be and hereby is dismissed, with prejudice, in its entire action, pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(ii) and (B); each side to bear their own costs and attorney’s fees.

DATE: March 15, 2017

MICHAEL N. FEUER, CITY ATTORNEY

BY:__/S/ – Craig J. Miller
CRAIG J. MILLER, DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY
ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT CITY OF LOS ANGELES

DATE: March 15, 2017
LAW OFFICES OF PHILIP J. KAPLAN
BY:__/S/ – Philip J. Kaplan
PHILIP J. KAPLAN, ESQ.
Attorney for Plaintiff, Semhar Girmay Amha


TO ALL PARTIES AND THEIR ATTORNEYS OF RECORD:
The court has read and reviewed the stipulation of the parties regarding dismissal and Orders as follows:

GOOD CAUSE HAVING BEEN SHOWN, It is hereby ordered that the entire action is dismissed, with prejudice, pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(ii) and (B); each side to bear their

All pending dates are vacated and taken off calendar.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

DATED: March 16, 2017

/s/ Honorable Fernando M. Olguin
United States District Court

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