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A #MeToo moment: Jane Fonda
stands against forced arbitration


Aug. 7, 2018 – Actor and activist Jane Fonda was joined by documentary filmmaker Jennifer Newsom – wife of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gavin Newsom – and others for a #MeToo roundtable. More than a dozen bills addressing sexual harassment are in the final stretch, among them AB 3080 to ensure workers aren't forced into arbitration and stripped of their right to take harassment, discrimination, and labor claims to court. Watch video. Read news story.


September 19, 2018
Governor signs bill requiring MDs
on probation to alert their patients 

SB 1448 by Sen. Jerry Hill and backed by CAOC will lift the veil of secrecy that has put patients at risk. It requires doctors place on probation for serious offenses like sexual misconduct, drug abuse or criminal acts to alert their patients. Read more

September 10, 2018
Brown signs CAOC-backed
court efficiencies measure 

AB 2230 will provide courts flexibility to more efficiently litigate cases by giving a judge discretion regarding separate statements as well as more time to rule on new trial motions. It goes into effect this coming Jan. 1, 2019. Read more

August 24, 2018
Secret settlements ban in sex 
harass cases goes to governor 

SB 820, co-sponsored by CAOC and the Women's Law Center, was spawned by the #MeToo movement to protect victims of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace by targeting secret settlements that allow predators to keep offending. Read more

(8/10/2018) Brent Wisner secures a landmark jury verdict for a Bay Area groundskeeper who developed a type of cancer he blames on the weed killer Roundup. READ HERE  

(8/17/2018) Kathryn Stebner achieves justice for the elderly residents of a Santa Rosa senior facility who were abandoned by staff as last year's devastating Wine Country wildfire bore down on them. READ HERE


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  July/Aug 2018
  Vol. 48, No. 4