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California Statute of Limitations for Sexual Assault

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. Survivors of sexual abuse often face lifelong challenges because of the trauma. You may experience panic attacks, flashbacks, anxiety, relationship and intimacy problems, and other post-traumatic...

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What Is the Difference Between Sexual Assault and Rape in California?

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. What is rape vs. sexual assault? Sexual assault is a blanket term for acts of sexual violence or non-consensual sexual contact. In California, sexual battery and...

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What Is Considered “Inappropriate Touching” in the Workplace?

What constitutes inappropriate touching in the workplace? In general, it is any touching that is done intentionally and without your consent. Some inappropriate touching is motivated by the offending party’s sexual desire. Some is not. But inappropriate touching in a work environment is illegal either way. At Boucher LLP, our experienced team of California workplace harassment attorneys safeguards the...

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Long-Term Effects of Childhood Sexual 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. As survivors speak out about childhood sexual abuse, our society becomes more open to hearing other people’s stories. Still, childhood sexual assault continues to occur in...

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Orange County School of the Arts Complaint

Above its obligation to provide enrichment and sound instruction, an educational institution must provide a safe atmosphere for children. According to the allegations in a September 2022 Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) sexual assault case filed by a former student of the school, the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) failed to fulfill its fundamental obligation to...

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RAYMOND BOUCHER: EMPATHETIC ADVOCATE, COURTROOM TITAN AND LAWDRAGON LEGEND

“Every year, more than 300,000 farm workers are poisoned by the food you eat. Welcome to Death Valley.” For more than 35 years, a poster bearing that haunting statistic has hung on Raymond Boucher’s office wall. Boucher was given the poster after one of his first landmark victories as a lawyer – a case he litigated on behalf of the family...

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Frank Ezykowski, former Birmingham High School teacher, accused of sexual abuse of students

Lawsuit seeks to hold the school and district accountable for allowing the former teacher from abusing his authority VAN NUYS, Calif. – Former Birmingham High School teacher Frank Ezykowski has been accused of sexually assaulting students throughout the 1970s and 1980s. One student survivor came forward about her assault during the 1977-1978 school year to encourage others he harassed...

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Why Are Most Sexual Assault Cases Not Reported?

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. During the 2021-2022 legislative session, the California Assembly and Senate approved the Sexual Abuse and Cover Up Accountability Act. The Act expands the time for sexual...

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Sexual Abuse Cover Up

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. In the early 2000s, hundreds of survivors brought lawsuits against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for its responsibility in enabling childhood sexual assault. These suits forced...

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Signs of Sexual Abuse in Toddlers 

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. As the parent or guardian of a toddler, there is nothing you would not do to keep your child safe. Toddlers present a unique challenge because...

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