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Oakland Jury Awards $13.7 million, Holding Accountable Two Trucking Companies in an Accident that Killed 3 People
By Larry Bodine, The National Trial Lawyers, Oct 16, 2015


Ceres officers secretly recorded female co-workers, lawsuit says
By Kevin Valine, The Modesto Bee, May 13, 2015


Family of East Bay foster teen files wrongful death claim against caregivers
By Karen de Sá, Contra Costa Times, May 4, 2015
Dirty DUI Stings 'Repugnant,' But Allowed
By Katherine Proctor, Courthouse News Service, April 29, 2015

Attorney Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers
By Dennis J. Maggi, American College of Trial Lawyers, March 2015


Antioch charter school to pay student $250,000 over alleged duct-tape incident
By Matthias Gafni, Contra Costa Times, February 2, 2015
Martinez women sue boss, company after being secretly filmed in Papa Murphy's bathroom
By Matthias Gafni Contra Costa Times, June 17, 2014
Claim filed in Richmond teacher molestation case; South Bay Boy Scout connections probed
By Matthias Gafni Contra Costa Times, May 09, 2014
Concord: Nine alleged victims file lawsuits in Mt. Diablo teacher abuse case
By Matthias Gafni and Theresa Harrington Staff writers Contra Costa Times, February 11, 2014
Lafayette: Man claims broom led to him being shot by police
By Matthias Gafni, Contra Costa Times, September 26, 2013
Mt. Diablo Unified School District: 2006 internal report found 'potential child abuse' by teacher; district failed to report
By Matthias Gafni, Contra Costa Times, September 25, 2013
Sports supplement designer has history of risky products
Alison Young, USA Today, July 25, 2013
Family wants damages for dog killed by cop
Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer, September 26, 2012 - A Vallejo family filed a legal
San Jose jury found a Gilroy officer was negligent when he fatally wounded a man
Howard Mintz, Mercury News, April 3, 2012
Concord settles with male cop who sided with women
Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer, February 24, 2011
Firefighter widow gets millions in settlement
San Francisco Chronicle: February 9, 2011
$4.6 million settlement in Contra Costa County's 'worst fire fighting tragedy'
Contra Costa Times: February 8, 2011

Concord to pay $150,000 to settle police officer's discrimination lawsuit
Paul Thissen, Berkeley Voice, Bay Area News Group, Mercury News: January 25, 2011


Concord to pay $750,000 in Settlement with Former Police Officer
By Paul Thissen, Contra Costa Times, Thursday, November 10, 2010


Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook have all been named 2010 Northern California Super Lawyers
This is the 7th straight year that CMSC attorneys have been named as Northern California Super Lawyers.
As sexual harassment lawsuits pile up, Concord prepares for court fight
By Paul Thissen, Contra Costa Times, Friday, April 23, 2010

Stabbing Victim Challenges Prison's Immunity from Liability for Attack
Thursday, February 18, 2010


Court Rules that Walnut Creek Parents Can Sue County Health Worker Over Son's Suicide
By Malaika Fraley, Contra Costa Times, Thursday, January 14, 2010
Cop Sues Concord, Claiming Sexual Harassment
Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer, Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Female officer sues Concord Police Department for sexual harassment
By Paul Thissen, Contra Costa Times, Posted: 08/10/2009
Hayward Cops' 'Sexual Conquests' Prove Costly
Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer, Thursday, June 11, 2009
Women Police Officers Settle Hayward Harassment Suit
Eric Kurhi The Daily Review, Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Deal reached in sexual-harassment case
By Brian Hamlin, TheReporter.com, Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Sonoma County to pay $1.75 million for shooting of mentally ill teen
Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer, Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Contra Costa firefighter's widow sues
Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer, Thursday, August 21, 2008
Firefighter's family sues alarm company
Contra Costa Times, Matthias Gafni, August 19, 2008
Stabbed girl's family sues over parole gaffe Clerical errors led to attacker's release, says suit against state
Anastasia Ustinova, Chronicle Staff Writer, March 28, 2008
Family of Santa Cruz man who died in jail settles with county for $3 million
Jennifer Squires - Santa Cruz Sentinel staff writer, March 1, 2008

Family of Sebastopol 16-year-old killed by deputies files suit
Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer, January 9, 2008


Workers File Suit Against Attorney
Sara Stroud, Times-Herald (Vallejo, CA), October 19, 2007
Family files claim in slaying of boy, 16, by lawmen
Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer, August 25, 2007
Parents Sue after Son Dies in Fall from Roof
Henry K. Lee, SF Chronicle, July 14, 2007
Family of Benicia Man Killed in Apparent Jet-Ski Accident Files Lawsuit
Henry K. Lee, SF Chronicle, March 8, 2007
Marin to Pay $1 Million to Family of Man Who Died after Being Arrested
Nancy Isles Nation, Marin Independent Journal, September 14, 2006
Marin County to Pay Nearly $1 Million to End Suit
Peter Fimrite, SF Chronicle, September 14, 2006
Family Settles for $1.8 Million in Peeler Shooting
Ulysses Torassa, SF Chronicle, November 30, 2005
San Mateo County Strip-Search Case a Class-Action
Bob Egelko, SF Chronicle, November 2, 2005
6 Ex-Lesher Center Workers Settle Suit
Henry K. Lee, SF Chronicle, October 25, 2005
Plaintiffs' Lawyers Plan To Stun TASER With Their Failure-To-Warn Suits
National Litigation Bureau's, Products Liability Law & Litigation Report, June 2, 2005
Taser Sued Over 'Non-Lethal' Claim
Alan Gathright, SF Chronicle, March 1, 2005
Strip-Search Claims Spur Immediate Outcry - Women's Lawsuits Inspire Calls for Reform
Elizabeth Fernandez, SF Chronicle, September 6, 2003
$500,000 Settlement in Killing by Cops/Mentally Ill Man had Waved Knife at Police in Theater
Jaxon Van Derbeken, SF Chronicle, June 5, 2003
Get Ready, Get Set, Litigate
Michael Meadows, The Recorder, March 1, 2003

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