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Cotchett, Alexander and Berger
win top Consumer Attorneys award



Photo of Consumer Attorney of the Year 2018 winners Craig Peters on the left and David Winnett on the right


SAN FRANCISCO (Nov. 16, 2019) --  Mary Alexander, Joseph Cotchett and Justin Berger were named Consumer Attorneys of California’s 2019 Consumer Attorneys of the Year for holding paint manufacturers responsible for removing hazardous lead paint from California homes. The announcement was made tonight at an awards dinner that concluded CAOC’s Annual Convention at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Sevy Fisher, Greyson Goody and Jeffrey Ehrlich were also honored at the event as CAOC’s Street Fighters of the Year for a case that gives injured Californians the power to choose the medical treatment that is best for them, regardless of their insurance network. Read more 


October 13, 2019
Newsom signs CAOC-backed
bill to end abuse of arbitration
SB 707 will prevent businesses from gaming the arbitration system to delay and deny justice for consumers seeking to resolve a grievance. Some companies have used the tactic to stall employee arbitration.
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October 10, 2019
#MeToo law gives molestation
victims better shot at justice

The bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, AB 9, will give survivors of sexual molestation more time to file legal claims and will help to ensure that repeat predators are held accountable. 
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October 10, 2019
Workplace forced arbitration
bill gets Newsom's signature 

AB 51 will ensure that workers aren't forced to give up their rights and choose to arbitrate labor disputes as a condition of getting or keeping a job. 
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(11/7/2019) Lori Andrus is representing a group of women employees at Disney pushing for equal pay, which appears headed toward court as a class-action lawsuit. READ HERE
Ebby Bakhtiar, attorney for plaintiffs in Jack in the Box case(11/12/2019) John Demas secured justice for the survivors of a horrific bicycle accident on a leafy stretch of the American River bike trail in Sacramento County. READ HERE  


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