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CAOC bills hit harassment and
Equifax, promote swifter justice


CAOC President Lee Harris reviews our 2018 bill package, which includes measures to help improve justice for victims of harassment, ensure accountability when corporations like Equifax allow customer information to be hacked, and promote speedier trials that will save taxpayer money. He also reviews a few of the bills on CAOC's "Justice Killers" list. Watch by clicking on the screen above or here. Read about CAOC's legislation here


May 21, 2018
Senate ends secret settlements
for workplace sexual predators 

The California Senate approves SB 820 by Sen. Connie Leyva. The measure would ban secret settlements in civil cases involving sexual assault, sexual harassment or discrimination. Read more

May 7, 2018
Senate OKs CAOC-backed bill
to save costs, speed civil justice 

SB 1012 expands the number of civil cases that qualify for expedited jury trials, a streamlined system of justice that saves time and taxpayer dollars while reducing court costs for all parties in a case. Read more

May 1, 2018
Bill targeting NDAs in sex
harassment cases advances 
Senate Judiciary Committee sends SB 820 to the floor. Measure by Sen. Connie Leyva would prohibit nondisclosure agreements in civil settlements involving workplace sexual harassment, assault or discrimination. Read more



(5/16/2018) John Manly, representing victims of sexual abuse by USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, announces a settlement that he hopes will bring “far-reaching institutional reform.” READ HERE   
(5/3/2018) Gregory Yates is seeking justice for the family of a teenager fatally shot by LA County sheriff's deputies who accused the youth of having a weapon to justify the shooting. READ HERE   


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