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Who Can File a Consumer Class Action Lawsuit

Consumers who are cheated or misled by a business often face an uphill battle in getting compensation for their mistreatment. California and federal law prohibits companies from using deceptive and unsafe practices to exploit customers. However, individual consumers are often at a disadvantage when facing large corporations with superior financial and legal resources.  Class action lawsuits are a powerful...

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Employer Responsibilities in Preventing and Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment

All employees deserve to earn a living free from offensive and unwelcome sexual behavior. In California, employers have a legal duty to protect their employees from harassment based on sex, before and after it happens. Employers who don’t invest time in sexual harassment education and investigation can be held legally responsible for misconduct on their watch. In this article,...

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How to File a Hostile Work Environment Claim in California

Working in a place where you feel respected and valued is essential. Unfortunately, many people spend a significant portion of their lives working in hostile and demeaning environments. If you are dealing with a hostile work environment in California, it’s important to know that you have rights and there are steps you can take to address the situation. This...

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How Do You Prove Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

If you’ve experienced sexual harassment at work, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, this type of harassment still happens. But know that you have rights, and there are steps you can take to address and rectify the situation. However, many affected workers wonder how to prove sexual harassment in the workplace. The lawyers of Boucher LLP offer this guide to help...

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What to Expect When Filing a Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Sexual assault is a violation of basic human rights, and survivors deserve justice and support. If you are a survivor of sexual assault, you have the right to seek justice and hold accountable those responsible for the harm you’ve endured. This article is a guide to help you understand what to expect when filing a sexual assault lawsuit. We...

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Can a Hotel Be Held Responsible for Sexual Assault in California?

Finding oneself or a loved one in the aftermath of a sexual assault at a hotel is a deeply distressing and traumatic experience. Hotels should be places of safety and refuge, where guests can relax and unwind without fear of harm. However, when sexual assault occurs in these supposed safe havens, it shatters that illusion of security and leaves...

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California Statute of Limitations on Child Molestation and Abuse

Our attorneys focus on holding institutions responsible for allowing abuse to occur. We typically do not handle matters involving abuse by a personal acquaintance, family member, or other individual outside of an organization. There are few actions as despicable as the sexual abuse or assault of a child —an adult preying upon an innocent child violates both law and...

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Is a Daycare Liable for Injuries to a Child?

Entrusting a strange with the care of their child is undoubtedly difficult for most parents.  Accidents do happen and, understandably, a child may sustain occasional minor injuries, such as scraped knees or bruised elbows from tripping while running or falling from the monkey bars. But what happens when a serious injury occurs? If the injury was caused by negligent...

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How to Hold an Apartment Complex Liable for Sexual Assault

California apartment complex owners are required to secure their properties from foreseeable criminal activity, including sexual assault. Depending on the circumstances, the apartment complex could be liable, whether the sexual assault occurs inside an apartment unit, a common area, or on building grounds. You may be able to hold the apartment complex or its operator liable if you are...

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Cal Swimming Coach Teri McKeever Suspended by the U.S. Center for SafeSport

Teri McKeever, former head women’s swim coach at the University of California, Berkeley, has been suspended by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. On December 28, 2023, she was officially placed on SafeSport’s Centralized Disciplinary Database. SafeSport initiated the investigation following publication of allegations of abusive coaching first reported in the Orange County Register in May 2022. As part of...

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