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Do San Francisco Police Use DNA from Rape Kits to Identify Survivors in Separate Crimes?

Feb 16, 2022

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin has dropped a property crime case against a sexual assault survivor identified from DNA evidence obtained via her rape kit. The announcement comes after multiple news outlets including the Washington Post reported that the...


Settlement Reached in Prince Andrew Sexual Abuse Civil Lawsuit

Feb 15, 2022

Prince Andrew has settled a sexual assault civil lawsuit brought by Virginia Giuffre, according to court documents and reports from multiple media outlets. David Boies, Giuffre’s attorney, wrote that he had reached a “settlement in principle” Tuesday with Prince Andrew’s...


Can I File a Sexual Assault Claim if I Was Drinking or Taking Drugs?

Feb 15, 2022

A recent USA Today report highlights disconcerting laws in 27 states which distinguish between sexual assault survivors who were forced or coerced to become intoxicated and those who voluntarily chose to consume alcohol or drugs. Considered “voluntary inebriation,” more than...


Can I File a Dog Bite Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Feb 12, 2022

With roughly 69 million U.S. households owning dogs, the American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that nearly 4.5 million people suffer dog bite injuries every year. Of those more than 4 million annual dog bites, the majority of victims are children....


What is a Premises Liability Claim?

Feb 11, 2022

Premises liability lawsuits fall within a subset of personal injury law which can encompass various types of scenarios. When a property owner, manager, tenant, or landlord creates an unsafe environment through negligence or carelessness that causes an injury, a premises...


3 Takeaways from the ‘We Need to Talk About Cosby’ Documentary
By Samuel Dordulian, Esq.

Feb 8, 2022

The new Showtime documentary series directed by comedian W. Kamau Bell, “We Need to Talk About Cosby,” brings to the fore a number of difficult but important questions. Bill Cosby has been accused by more than 60 women of sexual...


‘Rape Club’ Culture of Sexual Abuse Uncovered at California Women’s Prison

Feb 8, 2022

An investigation by the Associated Press (AP) has uncovered a systemic culture of sexual abuse at a federal women’s correctional institution in Dublin, California. Inmates at the facility, one of the only federal women’s prisons in the United States, were...


Local Equestrian Coach Arrested on Suspicion of Molesting 13-Year-Old Student

Feb 2, 2022

A local 52-year old equestrian coach was arrested in Los Angeles last week on suspicion of molesting a 13-year-old student. The alleged sex crime occurred nearly three years ago in San Mateo County, according to law enforcement authorities. San Mateo...


AB 218 Revival Window for Child Sex Abuse Survivors Fast Approaching
By Samuel Dordulian, Esq.

Feb 1, 2022

It’s been over two years since California Assembly Bill 218 (AB 218) was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. The landmark legislation allowing any survivor of childhood sexual abuse the opportunity to pursue justice via a civil lawsuit –...


Bakersfield Police Arrest Suspect on Sexual Assault/Torture Charges

Feb 1, 2022

The Bakersfield, California, Police Department arrested a 36-year-old man last week in connection with a sexual assault and torture case. Police indicated that the alleged sexual assault occurred January 25 in Bakersfield. Jason Aaron Rodriguez, 36, of Bakersfield, was reportedly...

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