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Windsor winery owner accused of years of childhood sexual assault by his sister in lawsuit
Prominent California winery owner accused of sexual abuse by sister in lawsuit

Guest at luxury California Wine Country resort says she was sexually assaulted by massage therapist


Investment Bank-Backed Patent Shop Adds ‘Law Firm’ to Its Resumé


Alleged victims of former ‘Scrubs’ producer file civil suit accusing him of rape

‘Scrubs’ producer Eric Weinberg accused of sexual assault, rape in two lawsuits

‘Scrubs’ Co-EP Eric Weinberg Hit With Dual Sexual Assault Lawsuits; Producer Behind Bars On 18 Counts Of Rape

Scrubs producer Eric Weinberg is accused of rape in two new civil lawsuits – including an attack on a woman in his daughter’s bedroom

‘Scrubs’ Producer Eric Weinberg Charged with 18 Counts of Sexual Assault

SF Chronical Penalties for violating rights of the disabled don’t apply to public schools, state Supreme Court rules

Richmond teacher charged with 12 felonies for allegedly sexually abusing special needs student

Former legislative staffer who sued state Senate wants changes to Capitol misconduct unit

Lawsuit—while East Bay teacher “groomed” student for sexual abuse, district ignored warning signs


‘The Major Knew’ Eric Garcetti’s top aide was a serial harasser, according to multiple accusers. The mayor, they say, ignored it.

Will California be the next state to permit nonlawyer paraprofessionals?

Doctor molested little girl in front of mother, lawsuit alleges

Sealed Depositions Include Testimony That Garcetti Advisor Groped And Sexually Harassed Colleagues, Attorney For Witnesses Says

Newsom signs Umberg bill to ease COVID-19 courts backlog


What happens when COVID shuts civil courts?

Op-Ed: Why the state court system is experiencing a pandemic meltdown

Kaiser Permanente Accused of Mishandling Sexual Harassment Claims

Acusan a Kaiser Permanente de mal manejo de reclamos de acoso sexual

Technology to Stay for Depositions, Process Servers in California

Podcast host Howard Miller interviews Micha Star Liberty, President of Consumer Attorneys of California, on current crisis in courts and justice system

Ex-Bernie Staffer Says She Was Forced Out Due to Cancer

“Compassionless”: Lawsuit says Bernie Sanders campaign demoted staffer day after cancer surgery

Coronavirus and the law: Bay Area legal work, remote and stressful, adapts to the pandemic

California Bar Revives Efforts to Create “Regulatory Sandbox”

California’s road to recovery runs through D.C Republicans

Elder Advocates: Newsom Close To Giving Health Care Providers Legal Immunity During Pandemic

Nursing homes want to be held harmless for death toll

California Law Firm Ownership Debate Ignites Lobbying

Consumer Attorneys of California: Legislation to Better Protect Californians Injured in Crashes Introduced at State Legislature

California Senate settles retaliation lawsuit by former employee of Sen. Tony Mendoza

Former East Bay school employee sentenced to 23 years for abusing student, group home patients

Victims of one of California’s most notorious child molester’s get $10.9 million in settlement

California’s Plaintiffs Bar More White, Male Than Private Bar as a Whole

Former NRL player Jarryd Hayne settles civil suit with alledged US rape victim

Lawsuit Against California Democratic Party Details Alleged Harassment by Former Chair Eric Bauman

California Senate pays $350,000 to Settle Workplace Discrimination Lawsuit from Former Employee

Judge Denies California Senate’s Request to Dismiss Retaliation Lawsuit

Woman sues masseur, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn alleging sexual assault

New Sexual Assualt Allegations Could End Hayne’s Sporting Career

A Dozen UC Irvine Professors Express ‘Himpathy’ Toward Disgraced Colleague Francisco Ayala

Capitol Lawsuit Hint at the Limits of #MeToo laws

Attacks on Feinstein Backfire on California Challenger

Francisco J. Ayala, Famed Biologist, Resigns After Sexual Harassment Inquiry

Renowned University Of California Geneticist Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

UC Irvine professor who donated $10 million resigns after sexual harassment allegations

Renowned UC Irvine Geneticist Resigns Over Sexual Harassment; Name Removed From School Buildings

Prominent geneticist out at UC Irvine after harassment finding

Acclaimed UC Irvine geneticist who gave millions to the campus resigns due to sexual harassment

Prominent geneticist out at UC Irvine after harassment finding

UC Irvine Geneticist Resigns Over Sexual Harassment

Famed Biologist Resigns from UC Irvine After Sexual Harassment Inquiry

Famed geneticist Francisco J. Ayala resigns after his university finds him guilty of sexual harassment

Expulsan de la universidad de California al biólogo Francisco José Ayala por acoso sexual

El biólogo español Francisco J. Ayala, apartado de la Universidad de California por acoso sexual

El biólogo español Francisco José Ayala, apartado de la Universidad de California por acoso sexual

“I don’t like it. Please stop!”: Disturbing video shows school bus driver dragging autistic child

Video: School Bus Driver Drags 8-Year-Old Student With Autism Down Aisle

Former aide sues California Senate, saying she was discriminated and retaliated against after alleging sexual assault

Vallejo teacher arrested for trying to solicit sex from cop posing as underage girl

Teacher arrested in child sex case had contacted 5th grader months before, incident went unreported, DA sayst

Investigation substantiates allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior by former top Capitol staffer

Former chief of staff to Sen. Leland Yee sexually harassed, touched woman, investigation finds

Ex-Kaiser medical aide gets 3 years for sexually assaulting patient

Jarryd Hayne’s US rape case switches courts

Former aide to Tony Mendoza sues him, California Senate alleging retaliation for whistleblowing

Gov. Brown orders California misconduct complaints tracked

Former California Senate worker alleges rape, files complaint over firing

At California’s Capitol, those accused of sexual harassment find success

Former Vacaville school bus driver still not charged in child assault case

Woman sues Kaiser for Alleged Sexual Assault by Medical Assistant

Senator Leyva Introduces STAND (Stand Together Against Non-Disclosures) Act

Lobbyist Alleges Law Firm Fired Her for Signing ‘We Said Enough’ Letter

Senator Leyva Introduces STAND (Stand Together Against Non-Disclosures) Act

Rugby-Player-Turned-49er Accused of Rape in Civil Suit

CBS Sacramento: Lobbyist Claims Lawmakers No Longer Want To Meet With Female Lobbyists

Women Experience Backlash in California Politics After Denouncing Sexual Harassment

The San Francisco Chronicle: De Leon’s Handling of Scandal an Issue

Sacramento’s Sexual Harassment Storm May Slam Into Leading California Anti-Trumper

All Sexual Harassment Investigations in California State Senate to be Sent to Outside Attorneys

Democrat Kevin de Leon’s Role Questioned After Roommate’s Accused of Sex Harassment

Sexual Harassment Controversy Threatens to Ensnare Kevin de Leon

Attorney: California Senator Fired Capitol Staffers Who Reported Alleged Misconduct with Young Female Colleague

The Sacramento Bee: Senator Accused of Inappropriate Behavior Towards Female Colleague

The San Francisco Chronicle: Whistle-blower Protections Sought for California Lawmakers’ Staffers

Culture of ‘Fear’ Stops Women From Reporting Harassment at California’s Capitol

The New York Times: Sexual Misconduct in California’s Capitol is Difficult to Escape

Press Democrat: Another Lawsuit Filed Against Hanna Boys Center

East Bay Times: Catholic School, Church Diocese Failed to Prevent Sex Abuse by Counselor

Law places limits on interviewing alleged child sex abuse victims

Richmond: WCCUSD Retaliated Against Special Needs Boy, lawyer says

Suit: East Bay School District Allowed Autistic Boy to be Sexually Abused for Years

Jury Awards $4 Million to Family of Bicyclist Killed by Turning Truck

Jury Awards $4,000,000 in S.F. Bicyclist’s Death

Truck Driver Negligent in Bicyclist’s Death

Truck Driver Found Negligent in Death of Cyclist Amelie Le Moullac

Video: Cyclists Remember, in Silence, Those Killed by Vehicles on S.F. Streets

No Charges Filed In SF Bicyclist’s Death; Bicycle Coalition Reacts

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