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HSR Attorney Dan Stormer Argues Before Ninth Circuit in Landmark Case, Dogan v. Barak

On April 12, 2018, Dan Stormer argued before the Ninth Circuit court of appeals in the landmark case Dogan v. Barak. In Dogan, the surviving parents of Furkan Dogan--an 18-year old American humanitarian activist murdered by the Israeli military during its 2010 attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla--seek to hold to account then-Minister of Defense Ehud Barak for these violations of international human rights. Attorneys for Defendant Barak and the U.S. Government urged the court to close its doors to Furkan's parents by claiming that foreign government officials are immune for all "official acts," while Dan Stormer highlighted Ninth Circuit precedent establishing that torture and extrajudicial killing can never be official acts. The panel, consisting of Judges Carlos Bea, Mary Murguia, and Stanley Bastian, will likely issue its Opinion in the coming months.

Hadsell Stormer Renick and Co-Counsel from Law Offices of C. Joe Sayas Jr. Secure $2 Million Settlement in 2015 Long Beach Police Killing of Mentally Ill Man

The December 5, 2017 settlement in the killing of Mharloun Saycon, a mentally ill Fililpino man, is among the largest in Long Beach history for a police brutality case.

Ninth Circuit Appeal Scheduled in HSR Lawsuit Against Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak for Death of American Citizen in Humanitarian Flotilla Raid

HSR's landmark appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has been scheduled for April 12, 2018, at 9:00 A.M. in Courtroom 3 at 125 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105. Doğan v. Barak tests the protections claimed by former foreign officials against a growing international demand for accountability in the face of gross abuses of human rights. The case of Doğan v. Barak seeks to hold former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak accountable for his responsibility, as defense minister, in the unlawful death of humanitarian and American citizen Furkan Doğan.

Settlement of Federal Lawsuit Meares vs. ROTWSD Results in Formation of Parent Advisory Board for Special Needs Students

HSR attorneys Dan Stormer and Brian Olney represented parent Kim Meares in her claims against the Rim of the World Unified School District for failure to provide "free and appropriate public education" to her son. The subsequent April 2017 settlement required the District to form a Parent Advisory Board for special needs students beginning in the 2017-18 school year. The Board's first meeting took place October 11, 2017. It included parent, teacher and student representatives and provided a forum for hearing grievances and sharing information about parents' and students' rights within the District's programs.

HSR Partner Cornelia Dai to Speak at Employment Law 101: Fundamentals for the New Employment Lawyer Conference on March 1, 2018

On Thursday, March 1, 2018, Cornelia Dai will be speaking at the CA Lawyers Association Labor & Employment Law Section's Employment Law 101 conference in Los Angeles. The one-day conference will provide an overview of the topics commonplace to employment law, from harassment and workplace investigations to wage-and-hour violations. Cornelia Dai will bring her years of experience, particularly as a wage and hour practitioner, to provide the plaintiff's perspective on the Wage and Hour 101 panel. To find out more, go to http://calawyers.org/LaborEmployment#fundamentals.

HSR Files Lawsuit on Behalf of the Family and Estate of Bertram Hiscock After Yuba County Jail Suicide

On December 28, 2017, HSR attorneys Joshua Nuni, Lori Rifkin, and Dan Stormer filed a complaint in federal court on behalf of the family and estate of Bertram Hiscock against Yuba and Sutter Counties, Yuba County Sheriff Steven Durfor, and other defendants.

Six HSR Attorneys Selected to 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers

Attorneys Cornelia Dai, Barbara Hadsell, Joshua Piovia-Scott, Randy Renick, Lori Rifkin and Dan Stormer have been included in the 2018 Super Lawyers listings. Joshua Piovia-Scott, Rising Star attorney since 2005, was selected to Super Lawyers for the first time this year. Congratulations to all!

Sheriff Arpaio and Maricopa County to Pay Nearly $1 Million in Attorneys' Fees and Costs to Hadsell Stormer, UCI Immigrant Rights Clinic, ACLU of Arizona, NDLON and Other Co-Counsel Challenging the County's Unconstitutional Practices

Hadsell Stormer's Cindy Panuco and Dan Stormer were among the attorneys in a coalition from the Immigrant Rights Clinic at UC Irvine School of Law; the ACLU of Arizona; the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON); Quarles & Brady LLP; and attorney Ray Ybarra Maldonado that secured a victory in Arizona, ending the County's unconstitutional practices targeting undocumented immigrants. After nearly four years of litigation, the County will pay the Plaintiffs in the case nearly $1 million in attorneys' fees and costs.

HSR at the Women's March -- January 20, 2018

The Hadsell, Stormer & Renick community joined a diverse group of approximately 500,000 marchers in L.A. alone -- loudly and often humorously expressing their support for women's rights, fair immigration policies, workers' rights, fighting global warming, science, healthcare, women's growing involvement in politics and more. Proud to have been a part of it!

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