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WB&S’s John Winer talked with the Mercury News about our lawsuit filed on behalf of two students against Santa Clara University

WB&S’s John Winer talked with the Mercury News about our lawsuit filed on behalf of two students against Santa Clara University that claims the school failed to properly investigate sexual harassment allegations and is attempting to cover up a disturbing trend of sexual assault on campus. Read article here  

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How COVID-19 Closures Impact Clergy Abuse Lawsuits

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, courts across the country are taking precautions for public health and safety by closing courthouses and restricting courthouse services. In mid-March, the Mercury News reported that California’s chief justice had suspended all superior court jury trials for 60 days due to the outbreak, with local courts being allowed to… read more

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As More #MeToo Cases Come to Court, What Evidence Is “Relevant” to Prove the Plaintiffs’ Claims?

WBS’s John Winer talked to CEB about how the rules of evidence in California and most states, are set up in a way that gives alleged perpetrators an enormous advantage over accusers in terms of attacking credibility.  Read More    

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#MeToo in the Age of Coronavirus

Written by John Winer The COVID-19 global crisis has completely changed the way we live our daily lives. As the number of confirmed cases continues to rise and businesses, schools, and public gathering spaces across the country remain closed, Americans continue to live life in quarantine indefinitely. Daily life as we know it has changed… read more

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The Challenges of a Remote Workplace

As the number of COVID-19 infections hits the million mark worldwide, people are being told to stay home, and companies and employers around the world are facing unique challenges and issues. CNN reports that more than 700,000 jobs were lost in the last month alone. Those lucky enough to still have employment have been asked… read more

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WBS Legal Team Files LGBT Workplace Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against San Francisco Maintenance Company

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. (March 2020) – A man who alleges he suffered workplace sexual harassment by coworkers due to his sexual orientation and managers ignored his complaints filed a civil lawsuit in San Francisco County Superior Court. “The harassment and retaliation that our client faced at his place of employment is unconscionable,” says attorney John… read more

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Podcast: “America Out Loud- Let the Silent Voices be Heard”

From the Podcast: Few things are more powerful than faith. And few things are more devastating than when that faith is abused. On this episode of Thread of Evidence, Dr. Joni Johnston talks with John D. Winer, an attorney who has prosecuted numerous cases of sexual abuse by religious leaders. During the interview, they explore… read more

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The Statute of Limitations Maze: The Labyrinthian Process of Catholic Sex Abuse Cases

by John Winer After what seemed like a brief lull, various Dioceses throughout the United States are facing a steady stream of accusations from adults who, as children, were sexually abused by clergy in the Catholic Church. And, there seems to be a great deal of willingness on the part of elected officials to help… read more

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UC Berkeley employee sues UC Board of Regents in sexual harassment lawsuit

The Daily Californian Sunday April 7th, 2019 By Julie Madsen Campus employee Zulema Lara filed a lawsuit against the UC Board of Regents and fellow campus employee Nathaniel Knight on April 4 in the Alameda County Superior Court, claiming that the necessary actions to respond to alleged sexual harassment were not taken. Watch Video of… read more

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Fenwick’s lawyer John Winer said he did not know why the University has not publicly commented on Guerrero’s departure.

“They owe it to Karissa to inform her, to let her feel safe and comfortable being on campus, and they haven’t done that because they won’t announce anything,” Winer said. “They’re keeping everything for some reason confidential.” Read more

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