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Long legal fight to boost seat 
belt safety wins top award


(L-R) Buchanan, Liri, Girardi and Burbidge


(Nov. 18, 2017) – A legal team that included David Lira, Tom Girardi, Martin Buchanan and Richard Burbidge wins CAOC's Consumer Attorneys of the Year award for their 13-year legal quest that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to change seat belt safety requirements. Also announced at CAOC's 56th Annual Convention awards dinner was the Street Fighter of the Year award, which went to Christopher Kean and Andrew Chang for protecting victims of child abuse. 

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January 3, 2018
Bill targets "secret settlements" 
in sex harassment, assault cases

Under SB 820, co-sponsored by Consumer Attorneys of California, perpetrators who commit sexual assault and harassment would not longer be able to keep their miseeds hidden. Read more

October 19, 2017
Help for Wine Country wildfire
victims available on many fronts

The devasting Northern California wildfires that claimed scores of lives and destroyed more than 7,000 structures and left thousands homeless. A list of resources. Read more

October 4, 2017
Wells Fargo-inspired arbitration
bill signed into law by Gov. Brown

SB 33 represents landmark legislation to prevent another Wells Fargo-sized scandal by allowing consumers to fight fraudulent banks in court instead of arbitration. Read more


(1/11/2018) Former CAOC President Niall McCarthy helps secure justice for California consumers by holding oil giant BP accountable for a scheme to overcharge for natural gas.
(1/11/2018) Stephen Estey seeks justice for three elementary school children molested by a 30-year-old male teachers aide at a Sacramento County school. 


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  Nov/Dec 2017
  Vol. 47, No. 6