MUNICIPAL SERVICES SETTLEMENT IN MODESTO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Candice Francis / Communications Director, LCCR /  415.543.9697 x216 / cfrancis@lccr.com

Lawyers’ Committee reached a settlement with the City of Modesto and Stanislaus County to remedy discrepancies in public services for the city’s Latino neighborhoods. These neighborhoods had been excluded in previous city annexations that benefited bordering areas; they remained unincorporated and without services provided to residents in adjacent communities. The lawsuit was filed by Lawyers’ Committee, California Rural Legal Assistance, Brian Brosnahan (formerly of Heller Ehrman, currently of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman), Covington & Burling and Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass.