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What Does a Lawyer Look for During a Sexual Harassment Consultation?

State and federal laws protecting individuals against inappropriate, gender-related conduct at their places of employment cannot be effective unless the victim is willing to report it. If you are subjected to sexual harassment at your workplace, you might be unsure of the legal rights and remedies available to you. A consultation with an attorney experienced … Continue reading "What Does a Lawyer Look for During a Sexual Harassment Consultation?"

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Failing to Report Sexual Assault Does Not Mean It Did Not Happen

The recent Senate hearings that ended with the confirmation of the newest member of the Supreme Court focused national attention on unreported sexual assaults. The news and social media exploded with theories about why sexual assault victims might not report an attack and speculation about the trustworthiness of accounts of sexual assault from a victim … Continue reading "Failing to Report Sexual Assault Does Not Mean It Did Not Happen"

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Compensating the Victims of Sexual Violence

A sexual assault occurs in this country every 98 seconds with 60,000 children and more than 321,000 individuals 12 years of age and older becoming victims each year. Each sexual assault and abuse victim reacts differently to it. There could be physical injuries requiring medical attention, but it is the hidden, psychological and emotional harm … Continue reading "Compensating the Victims of Sexual Violence"

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California Legislature Seeks to Strengthen Laws Against Workplace Sexual Harassment

Media attention given to sexual harassment allegations by women in the entertainment industry cast a spotlight on a problem that has been around for quite a long time. The “Me too” phrase that has become a viral sensation throughout social media was actually created in 2006 by a victim of sexual assault. The woman who … Continue reading "California Legislature Seeks to Strengthen Laws Against Workplace Sexual Harassment"

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Hearings on Nominee to US Supreme Court Take up Sexual Assault Issue

It appeared as though the only thing left for a Senate panel to do was vote on the nominee for a position on the Supreme Court when allegations of a sexual assault that occurred 30 years earlier came to light. The assault is alleged to have occurred when both the nominee and his accuser were … Continue reading "Hearings on Nominee to US Supreme Court Take up Sexual Assault Issue"

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Steps to Take If You Are a Victim of Workplace Sexual Harassment

The prevalence of stories in the media about sexual harassment in the workplace is an indication of the magnitude of the problem. An online survey concluded that 81 percent of women have been victimized through sexual harassment, and another survey focusing on workplace harassment revealed that one in five women have been subjected to harassing … Continue reading "Steps to Take If You Are a Victim of Workplace Sexual Harassment"

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Screening Coaches to Prevent Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports Organizations

The prosecution and conviction of the team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University on charges of sexually assaulting more than 160 young athletes rocked the nation in part because it had gone on for decades before he was ultimately brought to justice. The problem of children and young adults being sexually abused by … Continue reading "Screening Coaches to Prevent Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports Organizations"

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Men Who Are Victims of Sexual Harassment Have Rights, but Not Enough of Them Come Forward

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reports it received 6,696 complaints last year of sexual harassment in the workplace, which should not be surprising given the public outcry and media attention in recent years to politicians, corporate executives, entertainment moguls and others accused of misconduct. More women have come forward thanks in large measure to … Continue reading "Men Who Are Victims of Sexual Harassment Have Rights, but Not Enough of Them Come Forward"

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Warning Signs Your Child Might Be the Victim of Sexual Abuse

The poor rate of reporting of sexual assaults by adult victims, only one out of three assaults are reported according to one survey of victims, is disturbing. Equally as chilling is that 73 percent of children who have been abused do not report it for at least a year, 45 percent wait as long as … Continue reading "Warning Signs Your Child Might Be the Victim of Sexual Abuse"

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New California Law Protects Victims and Witnesses in Sexual Harassment Cases

While it might appear from media reports that the floodgates have opened and workers subjected to sexual harassment are coming forward in drives to file complaints, the reality is that what you hear and read about is only the tip of the iceberg. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reports three-quarters of sexual harassment incidents … Continue reading "New California Law Protects Victims and Witnesses in Sexual Harassment Cases"

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Why Our Playgrounds Have Not Become Safer

The sun is almost always shining here in Southern California, which is why our playgrounds are amongst the busiest in the country. Playgrounds should be a safe place where our children can work off some much needed energy, interact with other kids, and explore new ideas and equipment. Unfortunately, playgrounds are not always the safest […]


FAQs About Wrongful Death of a Child Claims

The unexpected passing of anyone is painful, but the death of a child can be especially harrowing. Parents are often left with many questions, and here we will try to cover the most common legal questions in this quick FAQ. Are Parents Able to Sue for the Wrongful Death of a Child? In the state […]


Snapchat Videos Show Nursing Home Abuse of Elderly Patients

The advent of social media networks has apparently sparked a new type of mistreatment in nursing homes, as incidents of mistreatment appear in videos uploaded or shared by nursing center workers. Some of the shared content apparently shows dehumanizing photos or videos of elderly residents without their consent. The objectionable content not only violates patient […]


Man Dies in Drowning Accident at Actress’s Beverly Hills Home

Actress Demi Moore returned from a foreign trip to learn that a drowning accident had happened at her home while she was away. Police said that a 21-year old guest of the actress’s assistant was pronounced dead after he was pulled out of the pool where he had been for an estimated 10 to 15 […]


Potential Burn Injury Arising from Recalled Home Equipment

A giant retailer of home improvement goods in the United States recently admitted that it continued to sell products even after they were recalled for various faults, including those which could cause burn injury. The products include specific brands of:  Garage door openers Electric welding torches Electric blower vacuums Electric ranges with defective burners Emergency […]


NHL Sued for Brain Injury of Former Player

The family of a former NHL player recently filed a lawsuit against the NHL for failing to keep the former player safe, and for the league’s failure to inform him of the permanent consequences of brain injury to which players like him are regularly exposed. This lawsuit comes about a year after over 200 former […]


Study Finds Child Molestation More Prevalent in Disadvantaged Communities

A common perception when it comes to child abuse is that step children are more susceptible to being abused by their non-biological parent than a biological parent. One recent case here in California, the People v. Poletti, only added to this belief. The step daughter of the defendant in the case accused her step father, […]


One Fatal Motorcycle Crash Leaves a Second Rider Injured

Yet another young life of a motorcyclist was claimed on California’s roadways in late October of 2015, while another was left injured after the crash. Anthony Terrones from Lompoc, California was riding his 2003 Honda motorcycle southbound from Highway 1 to US 101 on October 30th when he collided with a 2015 Chevrolet Impala, and […]


Prosecutors Not Charging Caitlyn Jenner in February Car Accident

In late September, California prosecutors announced that they would not be charging Caitlyn Jenner for her involvement in a fatal multi-vehicle wreck earlier this year. Jenner could have faced misdemeanor manslaughter charges in connection with the February 2015 accident. Authorities were investigating the accident, which claimed the life of Kim Howe, 69, who died when […]