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What Is the Role of California Schools in Addressing Sexual Harassment?

The California Healthy Youth Act, which has been in place since 2016, provides “integrated, comprehensive, accurate, and unbiased sexual health and HIV prevention instruction” for public school students. Erin Prangley, associate director of government relations for the American Association of University Women, told EdSource that “Many school cultures trivialize harassment, tolerate language that degrades girls…

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Can You Claim Punitive Damages for Sexual Assault?

The essence of a punitive damage claims is to punish someone who’s wrongs are unconscionable, so they don’t harm anyone else. The payment of punitive damages is paid to the injured plaintiff. A punitive damage claim in any type of case requires more than a showing of carelessness or negligence. In California, the defendant must…

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Sexual Misconduct Allegations against CA Doctors Is Up by 62%

Larry Nassar, George Tyndall, James Heaps, Bayard Allmond and countless other physicians have faced the legal and professional consequences of sexual misconduct against patients most of whom were young and vulnerable. A story in the Los Angeles Times reports that since the fall of 2017, complaints against California physicians have increased by 62%. Those numbers…

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EEOC Reports Increase in Sexual Harassment Claims Since #MeToo

In what seems to be the silver lining in the dark cloud that was the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment claims and the rise of the #MeToo movement, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reports that in 2018, sexual harassment claims increased by 13.6% over the previous year, while the total number of complaints of workplace…

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Taylor & Ring’s Natalie Weatherford Named Law360 Rising Star

Taylor & Ring is excited and proud to announce that attorney Natalie Weatherford has been named to Law360’s Rising Stars for 2019, their list of 175 Attorneys Under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age. Natalie is one of only three personal injury attorneys named to this list, chosen from among 80 law firms and…

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California Puts Law Designed to Protect Child Actors from Sexual Harassment on Hold

A recent law designed to protect child actors by providing sexual harassment prevention training is being delayed. Deadline reports that, according to the California Labor Commissioner’s office, the reason for the delay is that the two vendors contracted to provide the necessary training materials weren’t getting the job done. One vendor, according to Deadline, was…

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Taylor & Ring Honored with 2019 Elite Trial Lawyers Award

Taylor & Ring is proud to announce that our firm has won the 2019 Elite Trial Lawyers award, presented by the National Law Journal. Taylor & Ring won in the “Other” category, because the plaintiffs’ work we do often defies specific classification. Instead, our work spans multiple categories: injury law, civil litigation, civil rights, and…

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