Jury awards $5.85 million to fired coach at Fresno State

Posted on July 10, 2007

San Francisco Chronicle

FRESNO – A former Fresno State volleyball coach was awarded $5.85 million Monday by a jury that ruled the school discriminated against her for speaking up on behalf of female athletes. Lindy Vivas was fired in 2004, two years after

Ex-Fresno State Coach Wins Suit

Posted on July 10, 2007

The New York Times

A former Fresno State volleyball coach was awarded $5.85 million yesterday by a jury that ruled the university discriminated against her for speaking up on behalf of female athletes. The coach, Lindy Vivas, 50, was fired in 2004, two years

Ruling clarifies anti-SLAPP in discrimination suits

Posted on May 11, 2017

The Daily Journal

Since its enactment, California’s anti-SLAPP statute – Code of Civil Procedure Section 425.16 – has been a hotbed of appellate litigation. On May 4, the California Supreme Court added to the anti- SLAPP annals with its decision in Park v.

Oakland Attorney to Receive State Bar’s Pro Bono Service Award

Posted on October 5, 2004

The California State Bar

Described as a humble, caring, “inspirational role model,” attorney Alan Yee has long championed the rights of the elderly and those living on very little income in Oakland’s Chinatown. “To say in the least, Alan’s commitment to protecting the rights,

UC Regents Settle Sexual Harassment Suit

Posted on June 10, 1994

The Fresno Bee

Graduate student at Davis will collect $175,000 and has been guaranteed a $16,000-a-year position as a research assistant DAVIS — The UC Board of Regents has agreed on behalf of the University of California to pay a student at the

Professor Named in Harassment Case Quits UCD Faculty

Posted on October 1, 1994

The Sacramento Bee

Resignation letter was submitted just one day before possible Regents’ action UC Davis Professor Philip W. Signor, faced with the possibility of becoming only the second tenured faculty member in the University of California’s 125-year history to be fired, resigned


Posted on April 21, 1995

Verdicts & Settlements Supplement to the Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal

VERDICT: Defense Verdict CASE/NUMBER: Robert Surber v. Burnet Sumner and Christine McGill / 954991 COURT/DATE: San Francisco Superior / February 27, 1995 JUDGE: Hon. Lee Baxter, Dept. 16. ATTORNEYS: Plaintiff — Alan Berkowitz, Sharon Zezima (Schachter, Kristoff, et al., San

Oakland Wins Key Court Test Over Liquor Store Policing Fee

Posted on May 21, 1996

The Oakland Tribune

SAN FRANCISCO — In a victory for supporters of a crackdown on petty crime around liquor stores, a state appellate court Monday rejected key legal challenges to an Oakland law requiring alcohol retailers to pay the price of policing their

Jury: ASU Wrongfully Fired Doctor – School to pay nearly $1 million

Posted on May 2, 1997

Scottsdale Progress Tribune

A jury awarded a doctor nearly $1 million Thursday for being wrongfully fired as the director of student health services at Arizona State University after she questioned the way treatment was being ordered for athletes. Dr. Laurie Vollen claimed the