Sacramento, CA, October 1, 2021 – Today, the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, ruled that a former member of the California Assembly cannot sue the woman who accused him of sexual assault. In holding that the fair report privilege applies in the case of Dababneh v. Lopez, the court’s ruling protects survivors who […]
The Marin Independent-Journal published an article discussing a lawsuit filed by Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP on behalf of Juan Rodriguez against San Rafael City Schools. In his lawsuit, Mr. Rodriguez alleges claims of discrimination, retaliation, and defamation. Mr. Rodriguez was the principal of Venetia Valley School for 8 years until last March, when he […]
Juan Rodriguez, an educator in the school district for over 19 years, filed the lawsuit alleging that the San Rafael City Schools Superintendent and Board discriminated against him based on race and national origin discrimination, and because of his vocal advocacy for the racial equity within the San Rafael City Schools. As a result, the […]
October 25, 2018, Sacramento, CA – Today, Pamela Lopez filed an anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss in Sacramento County. The motion is in response to a defamation lawsuit by former state Assemblyman Matt Dababneh. Lopez is represented by Jean Hyams of the Bay Area workers’ rights law firm, Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP. The motion argues […]
Partners Leslie Levy and Sharon Vinick represented a long time employee of a Fortune 100 company in defamation suit litigated in Superior Court for the County of Alameda, where the employee was accused of theft. The jury returned a verdict of $778,000 in compensatory damages, and was prepared to award puntive damages. The case was resolved before arguments on punitive damages were presented to the jury.