If you believe you are member of the class you must file a claim by Aug. 5
The United States District Court for the Northern District of California has granted preliminary approval for a class action settlement agreement resulting from the mass arrests of anti-police brutality protesters on Nov. 5, 2010 in Oakland, Calif. Plaintiffs sued local government authorities for violations of their civil rights. The settlement includes monetary damages for class members and requires changes in police practices and policies regarding arrests of demonstrators.
The Court has given until August 5, 2013 for Claim Forms to be submitted by potential Class Members. Those eligible for the Class are "all persons who were arrested on November 5, 2010, in the mass arrest on 6th Avenue between 17th and 18th Streets, and who were not charged with any crime related to this arrest."
If you were arrested in this mass arrest, please go to the website linked below without delay. If you know someone who was arrested, please forward this information to their attention.
A website has been set up for potential Class Members to contact legal counsel, access relevant forms and read case documents. To visit the website, click this link: