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Why At-Home Rape Kits Should Be Avoided

A company in Brooklyn has recently released a DIY rape kit, with the goal of enabling survivors to take and submit their own DNA samples. The MeToo Kits are supposedly designed to prevent victims from feeling like they are being victimized all over again. They are also a terrible idea. Rape is both physically and…

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Taking a Lesson from Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby, once a respected comedian, television actor, and public speaker, has since been sentenced to 3-10 years in prison for committing sexual offenses. In an era of Harvey Weinstein and Matt Lauer, or #MeToo and #WhyIDidntReport, it is easy to forget that Cosby’s crimes once dominated the headlines. Over and over again, we heard…

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Taylor & Ring Named to Best Law Firms for 2020

Taylor & Ring is honored to announce that our firm was named to Best Lawyers – U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Law Firms 2020 edition, earning Tier 1 statutes for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Metropolitan Los Angeles. Taylor & Ring has consistently received recognition for its successes by Best Law Firms,…

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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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