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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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John D. Winer nominated as 2019 Top 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in California by American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys

**PRESS RELEASE** The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of California’s Personal Injury Attorney John D. Winer as 2019 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Personal… read more

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Sexual Harassment at UC Davis Indicative of Entire UC System

A 31-year employee of UC Davis was subjected to a period of sexual harassment by her immediate superior in spite of her speaking up over the incident multiple times and his known past behavior. The woman accuses The UC Board of Regents of turning a blind eye to the perpetrator’s harassing behavior over a period… read more

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Student Sues Santa Barbara City College for Sexual Harassment by a Convicted Sex Offender

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Student Sues Santa Barbara City College for Sexual Harassment by a Convicted Sex Offender SANTA BARBARA, Calf. (January 31, 2019)— Santa Barbara City College administrators are accused of ignoring a female student’s repeated complaints of sexual harassment by a fellow student who had a history of sexual assault, according to a new… read more

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Oakland Agrees To Pay $1.75 Million To family of Boy Killed By Tree Limb

Chronicle – https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Oakland-expected-to-pay-1-75-million-to-family-13276468.php Mercury News – https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/10/03/tree-fall-death-to-cost-oakland-1-75-million/

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Highly Regarded Child Psychiatrist Who Was Forced out of his Job Highlights Extreme Dysfunction at USC Medical School and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Law Suit Filed on Behalf of Highly Regarded Child Psychiatrist September 26, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – A highly-regarded, award winning children’s psychiatrist has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming the staff at USC Keck School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles forced him out of his job after a… read more

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Alexis McKenna’s article on SB 820 “STAND” (Stand Together Against Non-Disclosures) Article Published in The Recorder

Alexis McKenna authored an article in The Recorder about a new bill SB 820, known as STAND (Stand Together Against Non-Disclosures) Act which is now on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk for consideration. If signed into law, STAND would ensure that sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sex discrimination claims are effectively pursued without the constraints of… read more

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Partner Alexis McKenna Testifies at State Capitol in Support of a Bill Banning Secret Settlements

SB-820 addresses the issues of secret settlement in employment cases. There is a growing trend where employers insist on employees agreeing to a non-disclosure and non-disparagement clause in order to settle claims. “One would think that stopping this type of behavior would be a public policy concern, which would necessitate public light to ensure that… read more

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