Broderick Saleen Obtains $5.15 Million Verdict in Revenge Porn Case

Defendant Secretly Recorded Sexual Encounter, Then Posted Photos on Facebook Broderick Saleen Law Firm obtained a unanimous $5.15 million verdict in Monterey County for a female revenge porn victim. Here is a link to the news story that aired about the case: https://www.ksbw.com/article/monterey-victim-of-revenge-porn-awarded-dollar5-million-by-jury/22567823 USA Today and other news media also ran stories covering the groundbreaking  Read More …

June Supreme Court Decisions and Kavanaugh’s Impact

For someone interested in the Supreme Court of the United States, there is no month more exciting than June. This is when the Supreme Court’s term is about to end and the Justices put out as many opinions as they can before their recess begins. This year, the Justices put out a flurry of opinions  Read More …

Internet Companies Fighting Against New York’s Anti-Revenge Porn Bill

A bill that was introduced in 2013 to target revenge porn in New York has died. As of June 20, 2018, the bill had passed through the Assembly, awaiting Senate approval. On June 21, 2018, the bill died after the Senate adjourned for the year and took no action. The bill would have made nonconsensual  Read More …

Verdict Rewards Plaintiffs Receiving Medical Care on Lien-Basis

A recent verdict in favor of the plaintiff in Pebley v. Santa Clara Organics, LLC (2nd District Case No. B277893) is significant in that it addressed major issues litigated following the verdict in Howell v. Hamilton Meats (2011). In Howell, the court determined that plaintiff could recover in damages the amounts her insurer paid for  Read More …

Intentional Act by Employee Now Covered by Employer’s Insurance

In Liberty Surplus Insurance Corporation v. Ledesma & Meyer Construction Company, Inc. (2018), an employee hired by his brother-in-law, the owner of the school, raped a minor while employed by the school. The employee was hired despite being on the sex offender registry. The court held that when an employee intentionally inflicts harm on a  Read More …

Summer Jobs in the Context of #MeToo

As the first summer approaches since the #MeToo movement began, many teenagers and their parents are considering the possibility of teens facing sexual harassment in the workplace. Specifically, they are concerned about sexual harassment in the restaurant industry. Restaurants are the nation’s largest employer for teenagers and the first job for one in three Americans.  Read More …

Workers: Independent Contractors or Employees?

The California Supreme Court held a difficult standard for employers to claim that workers are independent contractors, as opposed to employees. Unless the hiring entity establishes (A) that the worker is free from the control and direction of the hiring entity in connection with the performance of the work, both under the contract for the  Read More …

DNA Database and Privacy Issues

The alleged Golden State Killer was found through the use of a public genealogy website, which now raises questions about the use of DNA information for law enforcement purposes. The site that was used, GEDMatch, has users upload their genetic information to an online database that is searchable by other users, thereby allowing people to  Read More …