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Benjamin Montemayor, Shot in Testicles with a Hard-Foam Projectile While Peacefully Protesting, Sues LAPD for Excessive ...
04/15/2021
Benjamin Montemayor, Shot in Testicles with a Hard-Foam Projectile While Peacefully Protesting, Sues LAPD for Excessive Force | Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai LLP

Benjamin Montemayor, Shot in Testicles with a Hard-Foam Projectile While Peacefully Protesting, Sues LAPD for Excessive Force https://bit.ly/3x1ZZR4

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Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai partners Dan Stormer, Barbara Hadsell, and Shaleen Shanbhag filed the lawsuit on Montemayor's behalf, Monday, April 12, 2021 in federal court. The complaint cites

#DailyBruin Op Edhttps://dailybruin.com/2021/02/17/op-ed-la-county-fails-to-protect-incarcerated-populations-rights-heal...
02/18/2021
Op-ed: LA County fails to protect incarcerated population's rights, health in pandemic - Daily Bruin

#DailyBruin Op Ed

https://dailybruin.com/2021/02/17/op-ed-la-county-fails-to-protect-incarcerated-populations-rights-health-in-pandemic

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Imagine spending the year 2020 in jail. Over and over again, you are put at risk of contracting COVID-19 by a jail system that fails to provide social distancing, testing or personal protective equipment.

Five Pregnant Women Contract COVID-19 in LA County JailThe rising rate of pregnant prisoners with COVID-19 in the Los An...
11/24/2020
COVID Has Struck 5 Pregnant Women in the L.A. County Jail, Lawyers Say

Five Pregnant Women Contract COVID-19 in LA County Jail

The rising rate of pregnant prisoners with COVID-19 in the Los Angeles County jail system reflects the grim COVID-jail statistics overall and highlights the grave risk of overcrowded jail systems in this time of COVID surges in California. As of now, more than 3500 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the LA County Jails and eight have died. Five pregnant prisoners have been infected with the illness. Pregnant prisoners report inhumane treatment that puts both expectant mothers and babies at risk.

Teresa Gomez learned that she was pregnant when she was incarcerated in August. On October 27, she experienced chills, fever and a headache. When she was diagnosed with COVID-19, she was placed in a filthy, windowless solitary confinement cell– housing usually used to discipline prisoners. She related to her attorneys that when she experienced extreme cramping, she was denied help and told by deputies to lie down. She was denied basic supplies like toilet paper for hours after she requested it. She was allowed out of her cell for just one hour/day to shower and make a phone call.

Pregnant prisoner Catrina Balderrama was also placed in solitary confinement when she tested positive for COVID-19. She was recently released and has since stated "There was no toilet paper or soap and there was old food under the bed and on the walls.” While in jail, a deputy told her she would soon be released, but then cruelly reneged, telling her “April Fools. See you later in hell when you die.”
Gomez, who remains in jail, related to attorneys that when she was released from the solitary isolation cell, she was denied her 20-week ObGyn medical appointment because she had tested positive for COVID. COVID delays have also prevented Gomez from attending court hearings. She has been in jail for four months with no adjudication of her case, and her next hearing date is set for January.
A team of attorneys and organizations, including Hadsell Stormer Renick and Dai, have filed a suit against LA County on behalf of incarcerated prisoners, claiming that prisoners are not able to protect themselves from COVID. Due to crowded jail facilities that make social distancing impossible and lack of access to proper PPE and cleaning materials.

Attorney Theresa Zhen of Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai is one of the attorneys representing the class of incarcerated prisoners. She said, of Ms. Gomez, “This woman found out she was pregnant when she got a pregnancy test in jail, and by January she’ll be something like seven months pregnant. Depending on whether that court appearance goes through... she could live out her entire pregnancy term in jail without having had a substantive legal proceeding." Zhen emphasized, that there’s a very real “fear of living out your pregnancy term—this very special and critical point in your life and your baby’s life—in a facility where you have no control over the type of care you get, or even how you take care of yourself. That sets up very risky situations for the mother’s health and also the health of the child.”
Although the CDC has added pregnancy as a high-risk category for COVID -- studies show that pregnant people “might be at increased risk for severe illness associated with coronavirus disease” -- no special precautions are being taken to protect pregnant prisoners. Instead they have been denied access to essential medical care.

Eric Balaban, senior staff counsel at the ACLU National Prison Project, is also involved in the COVID response litigation. He said, “There have been efforts to improve the conditions [in jails and prisons,] but the central fact is there are simply too many people being housed in too confined spaces to allow for the implementation of social distancing. Jails are congregate environments, they are environments where there are many people closely packed together,” he added. “Jails are sort of a perfect incubator for the rapid transmission of this disease.”
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Attorneys say the conditions are harsh and some women have been denied medical care.

HSRD Partners Cornelia Dai, Barbara Hadsell, Randy Renick and Dan Stormer Honored as 2020 Lawdragon Leading Plaintiff Em...
10/17/2020
HSRD Partners Cornelia Dai, Barbara Hadsell, Randy Renick and Dan Stormer Honored as 2020 Lawdragon Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers | Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai LLP

HSRD Partners Cornelia Dai, Barbara Hadsell, Randy Renick and Dan Stormer Honored as 2020 Lawdragon Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers https://bit.ly/3m8GeRB

These four partners are among the 500 attorneys nationwide/nationally chosen for their outstanding work in fighting for and ensuring workers' rights. It is truly an exceptional honor because it c

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Idaho's Petition for Review of Decision Ordering Gender Confirmation Surgery for Transgender P...
10/15/2020
U.S. Supreme Court Denies Idaho's Petition for Review of Decision Ordering Gender Confirmation Surgery for Transgender Prisoner | Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai LLP

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Idaho's Petition for Review of Decision Ordering Gender Confirmation Surgery for Transgender Prisoner https://bit.ly/3dqGgB2

On October 13, 2020, the United States Supreme Court denied Idaho's request to review a federal district court decision ordering Idaho to provide medically necessary gender confirmation surgery t

Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai Attorneys Represent Benjamin Montemayor, a Protestor Brutally Shot in the Groin by the LAPD...
09/21/2020
Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai Attorneys Represent Benjamin Montemayor, a Protestor Brutally Shot in the Groin by the LAPD. Video Footage of the Vicious Incident was Released September 18th. | Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai LLP

Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai Attorneys Represent Benjamin Montemayor, a Protestor Brutally Shot in the Groin by the LAPD. Video Footage of the Vicious Incident was Released September 18th. https://bit.ly/3hORmAj

Montemayor's attorney Dan Stormer commented on the footage, "In some ways, it's even worse than we thought. It's not often you see something like this that is so cut and dried, but

Online Listings Violate Short-Term Rental Law – Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai Attorneys Highlight AirBnB's Failure to Com...
08/11/2020
Online Listings Violate Short-Term Rental Law – Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai Attorneys Highlight AirBnB's Failure to Comply With the Ordinance | Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai LLP

Online Listings Violate Short-Term Rental Law – Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai Attorneys Highlight AirBnB's Failure to Comply With the Ordinance https://bit.ly/3fKwEQX

In December 2018, the City of Los Angeles enacted the "Home Sharing Ordinance," which allows homeowners to rent their homes on a short-term basis within specific guidelines. The law, which w

https://www.hadsellstormer.com/blog/2020/08/online-listings-violate-short-term-rental-law-hadsell-stormer-renick-dai-att...
08/11/2020
Online Listings Violate Short-Term Rental Law – Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai Attorneys Highlight AirBnB's Failure to Comply With the Ordinance | Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai LLP

https://www.hadsellstormer.com/blog/2020/08/online-listings-violate-short-term-rental-law-hadsell-stormer-renick-dai-attorneys-highlight-airbnbs-failure-to-comply-with-the-ordinance/

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In December 2018, the City of Los Angeles enacted the "Home Sharing Ordinance," which allows homeowners to rent their homes on a short-term basis within specific guidelines. The law, which w

HSRD Attorneys Represent a Black Family in a Racial Profiling Claim Against Nike – Parents Were Wrongfully Accused of Sh...
07/20/2020
HSRD Attorneys Represent a Black Family in a Racial Profiling Claim Against Nike – Parents Were Wrongfully Accused of Shoplifting | Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai LLP

HSRD Attorneys Represent a Black Family in a Racial Profiling Claim Against Nike – Parents Were Wrongfully Accused of Shoplifting https://bit.ly/2WCyugk

Attorneys Dan Stormer and David Washington of Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai LLP filed the claim July 4th in Los Angeles federal court on behalf of clients Joel Stallworth, TaMiya Dickerson and

https://www.hadsellstormer.com/blog/2020/05/supreme-court-denies-the-state-of-idahos-request-to-delay-transgender-prison...
05/23/2020
Supreme Court Denies the State of Idaho's Request to Delay Transgender Prisoner's Medically Necessary Surgery | Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai LLP

https://www.hadsellstormer.com/blog/2020/05/supreme-court-denies-the-state-of-idahos-request-to-delay-transgender-prisoners-medically-necessary-surgery/

On Thursday, May 21, 2020, the Supreme Court rejected the State of Idaho's attempt to delay Adree Edmo's medically necessary gender confirmation surgery, which is currently scheduled for Jul

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By not ignoring a person, whose Life is in danger and seriously violated for over 28 years and who has been a family acquaintance for over 34 years. This law firm, does not represent "defense of civil, labor or human rights". This law firm, split from a former, civil rights law firm and engaged in "self-interest and ulterior motives to represent cases, in return for money, fame and other, selfish interests". Jesus Hernandez, former employee and acquaintance of Hadsell and Dtormer