In 1992, the McClures attempted to open a series of residential treatment centers for Alzheimer patients. The City of Long Beach engaged in a massive illegal effort to prevent the opening of these facilities. After battling government bureaucracy for over 12 years, Shirley McClure and her son Jason were awarded what is believed to be the largest verdict ever in a case involving the Federal Fair Housing Act.

The Focal Point’s Role

The Focal Point provided Mental Mining® services for its clients, helped develop the opening argument, and provided numerous graphics illustrating the scope and nature of the City’s efforts to harass the McClures.


The jury unanimously awarded $22.5 million to the McClures.


US District Court for the Central District of California

The Focal Point’s Client

Litt, Estuar & Kitson, LLPBarrett Litt
Genie Harrison
Robert Kitson