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CASE: Cupertino High School Students Create a Racist "Kill List"
Monta Vista High School students have been accused of creating a “kill list,” targeting African-American students, and some parents are claiming the school district tried to cover it up. Attorney Richard Richardson filed suit on behalf of one of the students who has since left the school. "They gave a specific and credible threat that they would kill her with bullets, and they talked about how many bullets it would take." The hit list reportedly was not the only act of racism. Two months ago, a message that used the word lynch and the "N" word was posted on Instagram. Richardson says the students were not punished.
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CASE: Suicide of an Uber Engineer
A 33-year-old African-American computer engineer who turned down a job at Apple in order to work for Uber, five months later, killed himself from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The tragic outcome has led to a lawsuit. His widow contends Uber's intense work culture was at fault. Richard Richardson is representing the family. The case stands for the principle that even in high tech employees are entitled to basic human rights and that employers respect all labor laws. The case is ongoing, as are dozens of the other employment rights and victims rights cases brought by Siegal and Richardson on behalf of their clients.
San Francisco Chronicle Article
USA Today Article
Joel H. Siegal Honored by AIOPIA for Exceptional Performance
The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) has recognized the exceptional performance of California’s Personal Injury Attorney Joel H. Siegal as 2015 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. The AIOPIA is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Personal Injury attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the "10 Best" list must pass AIOPIA's rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and AIOPIA’s independent evaluation. Selection criteria therefore focus on attorneys who demonstrate the highest standards of Client Satisfaction.
AIOPIA Press Release
Richard Richardson Nominated for NBA 2015 Award
Richard Richardson was nominated and selected for the National Bar Association’s 2015 “40 Under 40” Award. This NBA Award program recognizes the nation’s top lawyers under 40 who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, including in innovation, vision, leadership and legal and community involvement. The National Bar Association is the nation's oldest and largest national association of predominantly African-American lawyers, judges, educators and law students. It has 84 affiliate chapters throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Africa and the Caribbean. It represents a professional network of more than 65,000 lawyers, judges, educators and law students.
NBA Award Program
National Bar Association website
CASE: Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against SFPD
The Law Offices of Joel H. Siegal has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the San Francisco Police Department and the City and County of San Francisco after uniformed and plainclothes police officers arrested and detained at gunpoint 19 innocent African-American men who were recording and performing a music video in the Bayview-Hunters Point section of San Francisco. The suit alleges that without probable cause or a search warrant, SFPD officers subjected each of the 19 African-American men to unreasonable search and seizure and humiliation at gunpoint. The 19 men were told to get on their knees and were then handcuffed, an act reminiscent of the most vile chapters of US history when government policies allowed whites to imprison any black person who failed to produce freedom papers or a certificate of freedom because it was assumed that African Americans were subhuman chattel, not fit to enjoy any civil rights.
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CASE: Civil Rights Title IX Filed
Parents of UC Berkeley student killed in drunk driving accident file lawsuit.
Related Articles:
The Daily Californian News
Inside Bay Area - The Oakland Tribune
Los Angeles Times
Berkelyside - Berkeley Independent News Site
CASE: Civil Rights
Arutz Sheva, Israel National News, Published on Match 8, 2010
U.S.: Jewish Student Sues UC Berkeley over Muslim Assault
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Berkeley, CA - Feds Probe UC Berkeley Anti-Semitism Allegations
VIN News, Published on October 5, 2012 08:02 AM
Joel Siegal, one of two attorneys who filed the complaint, says activists with the Muslim Student Association and Students for Justice in Palestine went beyond protected political protest. Read more...
UC Berkeley's 'hostile environment' question
Los Angeles Times, Published on October 15, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into whether Jewish students at the university are the victims of a "pervasive hostile environment" in violation of federal civil rights laws. Read more...
CASE: Pakistani son of murdered governor sues for 'racial profiling' after he was held over fake plane threat
Mail Online, Published by Associated Newspapers Ltd on July 8, 2011
The son of a Pakistani official who was assassinated by an Islamic extremist are suing American Airlines after he and his wife were escorted from a plane in handcuffs after a telephone hijacking threat that turned out to be a hoax ... The couple’s attorney Joel Siegal said: 'The only reason police went to them is because their names were Maheen Ghani Taseer and Shahbaz Ali Taseer. Read more...
CASE: Sexual Discrimination Case (PI vs Calaveras County)
SF Weekly News excerpt: "Cantamout, 53, has an impeccable record as a San Francisco cop. His personnel file is brimming with testimonials, including one from U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. He couldn't imagine why the good sheriff of Calaveras might not want him — that is, unless it was because Cantamout is gay..."
RESULT: The case was settled for the Plaintiff
CASE: Sexual Harrassment (Patient vs UCSF)
SF Weekly News excerpt: "The University of California San Francisco Medical Center settled a lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed to have been sexually molested by a doctor (who later committed suicide) at UCSF's Moffitt-Long Hospital in 2002 while recovering from childbirth ..."
RESULT: The case was settled for the Plaintiff

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