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Superior Court in California Enters Judgment on False Imprisonment Claim for $26,223.80

The Superior Court of California, Alameda County, entered a $26,203.80 judgment in a false imprisonment claim. Jorge Gallegos was a prisoner in the California Department of Corrections (CDOC) serving a 12 year sentence that began on September 14, 1995. In August of 2002, an agent of the CDOC informed his representative that Gallegos, in fact, should have been released in December of 2001. He was released three days later on August 5, 2002. Gallegos filed suit in the Superior Court on July 31, 2003, raising claims of false imprisonment and due process violations of both state and federal constitutions.

On July 27, 2006, the court entered judgment awarding Gallegos $21,800 in damages and $4,403.80 in costs and disbursements. He was represented by Oakland attorneys Anne C. Beles, Jamil F. Karwarsh and Paul McCarthy. See: Gallegos v. California, California Superior Court, Alameda County, Case No. RG03109491

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