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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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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 iarbitration. Read more

October 2, 2017
Brown vetoes bill to better protect
elders abused in nursing homes

AB 859 would have given vulnerable senior citizens a better chance in civil cases when nursing home intentional destroy evidence of harm. Read more


(11/13/2017) Micha Star Liberty, CAOC 2nd Vice President, is seeking justice for four state Senate staffers fired after they brought complaints against their boss, state Sen. Tony Mendoza, who is battling sexual harassment allegations. READ HERE
(11/11/2017) Craig Peters appears on San Francisco's KGO Radio to discuss the injustices of forced arbitration as the Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress wage an assault on consumer rights. READ HERE


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  Sep/Oct 2017
  Vol. 47, No. 5