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You’ve Been Sexually Harassed: How Do You Tell Your Sexual Harassment Story?

Every story has a beginning, a middle and an end. For victims of sex crimes, the story begins with what they once had, and it ends with what they have lost. In the middle is what happened to them, an event or series of events they must share with others in order to achieve justice and healing.

You’ve Been Sexually Harassed: What Are Your Rights?

Sexual harassment has been around forever, but legal protections for victims are surprisingly recent. The civil rights movement, the women’s movement, and a groundswell of victims’ stories and protests became the catalysts society needed to finally realize no one deserves to be insulted, threatened or demeaned, including in the workplace.

Sexual Harassment: What Is It?

It’s about time: Actor Kevin Spacey faces criminal charges; comedian Bill Cosby has been convicted; film mogul Harvey Weinstein and CBS president Leslie Moonves are on the Hollywood blacklist; and TV news personalities Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose are off the air.

Car crashes through 2nd-story window in California

On behalf of Jayme Walker of Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer posted in blog on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Few people imagine being involved in a car accident while […]

New study finds Oakland, CA has high rate of distracted driving

A recent study dug into the rate of distracted driving throughout the country. One portion of the study looked specifically at the rate of distracted driving incidents in big cities. It examined data from Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, New York and other, similarly sized cities.

Injured on vacation: is your hotel responsible?

Every year, millions of people from around the world visit California for vacation, business or to visit relatives. Once here, visitors need a place to stay, so they spend millions of dollars on hotel rooms and similar accommodations.

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Case News

Ferretti v Pfizer

Ferretti v. Pfizer United States healthcare spending was $2.3 trillion in 2010 and more than any country in the world. The United States is the largest pharmaceutical market globally with […]

Brain Injury Case Settled for $2.1M

FACTS: Plaintiff, a 47 year old woman, was injured when an unbolted post from a cyclone fence fell and struck her in the head while she was doing a closing […]

San Francisco Pays $725,000 Settlement in Whistleblower Retaliation Case Against Chief Suhr

“After a long and hard-fought struggle, she’s finally achieved resolution of her case, and she’s pleased with the results”– Randy Strauss – Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer attorney In a resounding […]

Trial Set In Litigation Over Layoff At Lawrence Livermore Lab

On January 26, 2015, the claims of 10 of the 130 plaintiffs in Andrews, et. al. v. Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, Case No. RG09453596 will be tried to a […]

Judge Rules Age Discrimination Claims Against CSAA Can Proceed In One Trial

On January 28, 2014, Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Judith S. Craddick issued a ruling denying CSAA’s motion to hold nine separate age discrimination trials of former sales agent’s […]

Whistleblower Attorney Kelly O’Haire Sues Chief Suhr And The City Of San Francisco For Retaliation And Wrongful Termination

Kelly O’Haire, a whistleblower and former internal affairs attorney for SFPD, filed a lawsuit on May 15, 2013, in San Francisco Superior Court against Chief Suhr and the City of […]

Jury Awards $2.7 M Against Lawrence Livermore Lab For Wrongfully Terminating Long-Time Employees In 2008

After two months of trial, on May 10, 2013, an Alameda County jury returned a verdict in Andrews, et. al. v. Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC., Case No. RG09453596 in […]

The Trial Of Five Plaintiffs vs. LLNS (Lawrence Livermore Lab) To Start In The Alameda Co. Superior Court: Department 20 – Case RG09453596

Following almost four years of intense litigation, five of the 130 plaintiffs in the case of Andrews vs. LLNS look forward to the opportunity to have their case heard at […]

Major Victory For plaintiffs In Age-Discrimination Lawsuit Against Bechtel-Led Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

On October 12, 2012, Judge Robert B. Freedman of the Alameda County (California) Superior Court issued a ruling in a 19-page decision allowing 130 plaintiffs’ claims of disparate impact age discrimination to […]

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ARTICLES

Medical Mistakes and Negligence Have Devastating Effects

The numbers are staggering: Medical experts estimate that each year, nearly 200,000 people die in the U.S. because they were subjected to medical errors or preventable hospital-acquired infections. Newspapers and […]

California’s Tort Reform Puts Injured Patients at a Disadvantage

The United States’ legal system is designed to provide private citizens recourse when they are injured or damaged by the negligent conduct of others. Medical malpractice litigation is one such […]

Do I have a Viable Medical Malpractice Claim?

“Medical harm is a major cause of suffering, disability, and death – as well as a huge financial cost to our nation” — Sen. Bernie Sanders, (Independent) Vermont The state of […]

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EMPLOYMENT LAW AND WHISTLEBLOWER ARTICLES

Blowing the Whistle on Illegal Behavior in Big Pharma

By discovering the next “miracle” pharmaceutical, drug companies not only improve many people’s lives, but also stand to earn substantial profits. While it is important that companies be compensated for […]

Age Discrimination Plaintiffs Still Have Options Under California Law

In Gross v. FBL Financial Services, the United States Supreme Court struck a blow to age discrimination plaintiffs across the nation. But California law, including the Fair Employment and Housing […]

Emotional Distress Damages in Employment Cases: Contract Remedies, Tort Remedies and the Importance of the Expert Witness

Article written by Jayme L. Walker and Gary Gwilliam For many of us, our jobs play a central role in defining our identities. Loss of employment can be an especially […]

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