Woodguru, I think you have your cases rather mixed up.
Ed Peruta, the lead plaintiff in this civil rights suit, is seeking to obtain a concealed carry permit, from the San Diego County Sheriff.
The first time he filed, he was denied because he was not a full time resident of the County.
I believe the case you are thinking of is, Wolanyk v. San Diego. This was an unloaded open carry case in which the plaintiff was arrested. Not only did Mr. Wolanyk win his civil suit for false arrest, he got his record expunged and recieved enough in damages to pay his attorney (and keep a bit for himself). The case was settled towards the end of Sept. 2010.