Press Coverage

Former St. Francis athletic director settles lawsuit against diocese

Kolleen “Koko” McNamee sat in her lawyer’s office Saturday and talked about the lasting scars … Continue reading

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Monday, 30 November, 2015

Former athletic director sues St. Francis, claims bias in firing

Kolleen “Koko” McNamee was an unlikely candidate for banishment from the campus of her beloved … Continue reading

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Saturday, 4 April, 2015

Judge won’t overturn $2M ruling against S.J.

STOCKTON — A federal judge has denied motions from San Joaquin County to overturn a … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 24 September, 2014

S.J. wants $2M jury award overturned

STOCKTON – San Joaquin County has filed motions for a federal judge to overturn a … Continue reading

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Sunday, 13 July, 2014

Ex-county employee wins $2M in lawsuit

STOCKTON – District Attorney James Willett retaliated against an investigator, making San Joaquin County liable … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 2 April, 2014

Taxpayers Paying Former Sacramento County Employee To Stay Home

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento County taxpayers are paying a county employee a six-figure salary to … Continue reading

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Friday, 31 August, 2012

Sacramento County animal shelter chief wins wrongful termination appeal

Carl Simpson had built a reputation for never backing down from a challenge. So when … Continue reading

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Monday, 20 August, 2012

Stay issued in animal neglect case

The defense attorney for a Big Oak Valley rancher found guilty of misdemeanor animal cruelty has asked the appeals court to reverse a judge’s decision to grant legal standing in the case to Sammie’s Friends. Continue reading

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Saturday, 18 August, 2012

Silva case draws out animal rights activists

Several dozen animal rights activists carrying cut-outs of farm animals protested outside the Nevada County Courthouse Thursday morning, then packed the courtroom during a hearing for a Big Oak Valley rancher found guilty of misdemeanor… Continue reading

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Friday, 27 July, 2012

Grass Valley rescue group sues over euthanization of dog that bit child

Within hours after they arrive at animal shelters, healthy cats and dogs of all descriptions … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 10 July, 2012

California correctional officer battling cancer nears victory in fight to keep her job

Hours after a needle fed another round of toxic chemotherapy into her veins, Sandra Knott wondered aloud whether she would survive to don the crisp uniform of a state correctional officer again. Continue reading

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Pit bull owner, mobile home park settle rift

Bela the pit bull terrier has been permanently banished from her human companion’s North Sacramento mobile home park. Continue reading

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Tuesday, 1 May, 2012

Telfer Named in the Top 75 Plaintiff and Defendant Employment Lawyers in California

Telfer said that she hopes each of her wins, either in court or through settlement, effects some change in the workplace. “I try to take the cases that are cause-driven,” she said. Continue reading

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Woman Wins Her Suit Over Firing by CCC

A woman who spoke up for female California Conservation Corps members who were the targets of alleged sexual transgressions won a retaliation lawsuit Tuesday from the state agency that had fired her. Continue reading

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Fighting Back for a Retaliation Victim

James Rodriguez, a special agent for the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement of Justice’s Division of Law Enforcement, was denied promotion on more than eight occasions… Continue reading

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Friday, 1 October, 2010

Merced Woman Sues Bank and Wins Jury: Employee not given proper help after robbery

Time stood still when the robber pointed the gun at Laressia Carr’s face. Continue reading

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2006

Garbage Worker Takes on the City

Former Sacramento garbage collector Michael Asberry is proof you can fight city hall, but he would be the first to say it’s not easy. Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Disabled Worker Wins $230,000.00 in Bias Case

A federal court jury has awarded $230,000 to Sacramento garbage collector Michael Asberry, finding that his 1999 termination violated federal and state laws protecting the employment rights of disabled persons. Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 23, 2003