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Lawyer Thomas Cifarelli Files Lawsuit Against USC and George Tyndall, M.D. in the Sexual Abuse of Patients Matter

USC knew for years that Tyndall was accused of inappropriate behavior with female patients, yet they allowed him to continue treating students. LOS ANGELES, CA – Lawyer Thomas Cifarelli of The Cifarelli Law Firm filed a lawsuit against the University of Southern California and George Tyndall, M.D. in Los Angeles Superior Court on June 1, 2018, … Continue reading "Lawyer Thomas Cifarelli Files Lawsuit Against USC and George Tyndall, M.D. in the Sexual Abuse of Patients Matter"

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The Sexual Assaults the Public Does Not Hear About

The surrender of Harvey Weinstein to authorities in New York City following the filing of sexual assault and rape charges against him keeps the spotlight on what his defense attorney is reported to have characterized as “bad behavior” in the entertainment industry. Sadly, it is not only the entertainment industry that has been accused of … Continue reading "The Sexual Assaults the Public Does Not Hear About"

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Jury Awards Record $1 Billion Award in Civil Lawsuit Following Rape of Georgia Teen

There is no amount of money to compensate for the horrors of violent sexual assault; this is undeniable. But in a civil action to recover damages, money is literally all there is to be had. This week, a jury significantly raised the bar on the value of a rape victim’s potential damages by awarding a … Continue reading "Jury Awards Record $1 Billion Award in Civil Lawsuit Following Rape of Georgia Teen"

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Workplace Misconduct Victims Look to Legislators After Supreme Court Ruling

Victims of sexual misconduct at their places of employment who wished to band together to sue their employers have been prevented from doing so by arbitration clauses in their employment contracts. It is estimated that more than 25 million people currently work under such restrictions. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this month that employers had … Continue reading "Workplace Misconduct Victims Look to Legislators After Supreme Court Ruling"

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USC knew for years that its staff physician was accused of bad behavior with women, yet the university allowed him to continue treating students.

As reported by the LA Times it appears that USC knew for years that its staff physician, Dr. George Tyndall, was accused of bad behavior with women, yet the university allowed him to continue treating students. Any students who were sexually assaulted or harassed by Tyndall have legal rights.    For more than twenty years … Continue reading "USC knew for years that its staff physician was accused of bad behavior with women, yet the university allowed him to continue treating students."

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Cosby Verdict Does Not Mean Sexual Misconduct Laws Do Not Need to Change

The recent conviction of Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges is being heralded as evidence of a change in how the law and the courts respond to sexual misconduct and sexual harassment complaints. Accepting the verdict as a testament to the impact of the #MeToo movement and the revelations about misconduct by some of the … Continue reading "Cosby Verdict Does Not Mean Sexual Misconduct Laws Do Not Need to Change"

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Nominee to Head VA Subject of Hostile Work Environment Allegations

Recent news headlines about the drama surrounding a Senate committee’s investigation into the fitness of the president’s personal physician to head the Department of Veterans Affairs included allegations that the doctor created a hostile work environment during his years of being in charge of the White House medical unit. The allegations, although unproven at this … Continue reading "Nominee to Head VA Subject of Hostile Work Environment Allegations"

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One Family’s Saga of Child Abuse Ends in a Plunge from a California Cliff

Law enforcement investigators continue piecing together details about the lives of Jennifer and Sarah Hart as they try to determine what might have caused one or both of them to decide to end their lives and the lives of their six adopted children by driving off a California cliff. It is now coming out that … Continue reading "One Family’s Saga of Child Abuse Ends in a Plunge from a California Cliff"

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Challenges Associated with Sexual Harassment Claims Against Municipalities

The recent claims by a second employee of Lynwood about being sexually harassed by a member of the city council who also served as the mayor pro tem are under investigation along with similar allegations previously made by another female employee of the city. The accusations of sexual misconduct offer an opportunity California laws in … Continue reading "Challenges Associated with Sexual Harassment Claims Against Municipalities"

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AP Investigation Reveals US Military Overlooks Sex Abuse Among Kids

One of the most tragic aspects of many stories involving the sexual abuse of children is the length of time it often takes to bring the facts to light and the perpetrators to justice. But even worse than a system slow to respond to allegations of abuse is a system where cases can be buried … Continue reading "AP Investigation Reveals US Military Overlooks Sex Abuse Among Kids"

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Why Our Playgrounds Have Not Become Safer

The sun is almost always shining here in Southern California, which is why our playgrounds are amongst the busiest in the country. Playgrounds should be a safe place where our children can work off some much needed energy, interact with other kids, and explore new ideas and equipment. Unfortunately, playgrounds are not always the safest […]


FAQs About Wrongful Death of a Child Claims

The unexpected passing of anyone is painful, but the death of a child can be especially harrowing. Parents are often left with many questions, and here we will try to cover the most common legal questions in this quick FAQ. Are Parents Able to Sue for the Wrongful Death of a Child? In the state […]


Snapchat Videos Show Nursing Home Abuse of Elderly Patients

The advent of social media networks has apparently sparked a new type of mistreatment in nursing homes, as incidents of mistreatment appear in videos uploaded or shared by nursing center workers. Some of the shared content apparently shows dehumanizing photos or videos of elderly residents without their consent. The objectionable content not only violates patient […]


Man Dies in Drowning Accident at Actress’s Beverly Hills Home

Actress Demi Moore returned from a foreign trip to learn that a drowning accident had happened at her home while she was away. Police said that a 21-year old guest of the actress’s assistant was pronounced dead after he was pulled out of the pool where he had been for an estimated 10 to 15 […]


Potential Burn Injury Arising from Recalled Home Equipment

A giant retailer of home improvement goods in the United States recently admitted that it continued to sell products even after they were recalled for various faults, including those which could cause burn injury. The products include specific brands of:  Garage door openers Electric welding torches Electric blower vacuums Electric ranges with defective burners Emergency […]


NHL Sued for Brain Injury of Former Player

The family of a former NHL player recently filed a lawsuit against the NHL for failing to keep the former player safe, and for the league’s failure to inform him of the permanent consequences of brain injury to which players like him are regularly exposed. This lawsuit comes about a year after over 200 former […]


Study Finds Child Molestation More Prevalent in Disadvantaged Communities

A common perception when it comes to child abuse is that step children are more susceptible to being abused by their non-biological parent than a biological parent. One recent case here in California, the People v. Poletti, only added to this belief. The step daughter of the defendant in the case accused her step father, […]


One Fatal Motorcycle Crash Leaves a Second Rider Injured

Yet another young life of a motorcyclist was claimed on California’s roadways in late October of 2015, while another was left injured after the crash. Anthony Terrones from Lompoc, California was riding his 2003 Honda motorcycle southbound from Highway 1 to US 101 on October 30th when he collided with a 2015 Chevrolet Impala, and […]


Prosecutors Not Charging Caitlyn Jenner in February Car Accident

In late September, California prosecutors announced that they would not be charging Caitlyn Jenner for her involvement in a fatal multi-vehicle wreck earlier this year. Jenner could have faced misdemeanor manslaughter charges in connection with the February 2015 accident. Authorities were investigating the accident, which claimed the life of Kim Howe, 69, who died when […]