In 2007, Tesha Taylor-Ewing filed suit in federal court alleging that she had sustained physical injuries as well as emotional distress at the hands of Officer Castaneda. She claimed that Castaneda had used excessive force in the course of handcuffing her; she also claimed that Castaneda battered her.
In November 2010, after a trial, a jury awarded Taylor-Ewing $160,000 in compensatory damages and $300 in punitive damages. As prevailing party, Taylor-Ewing moved for attorneys' fees and costs pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1988. Source: Taylor-Ewing v. City of Los Angeles, case no. CV 07-5556-GHK (SSx) (U.S.D.C., C.D. Cal. 2010), Order re: Plaintiff's Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Costs Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1988 (filed March 31, 2011).
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