When a loved one dies in a CDCR prison, families are often notified in a callous manner --- days after the death, through a short and poorly worded letter or phone call - leaving family members traumatized.
On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, HSR attorneys Dan Stormer, Josh Piovia-Scott, and Brian Olney will go to trial in federal court in Los Angeles, representing the family of Feras Morad. Feras was a 20-year old national debate champion who had just accepted a full scholarship to attend Cal State Long Beach. On May 27, 2015, Feras fell through a second story window and sustained injuries. Several Fire Department personnel arrived on the scene to render aid to the unarmed Feras. They were prevented from doing so, however, by a Long Beach police officer who arrived moments later. This officer ignored the firefighters' offer to help, refused to wait for backup, repeatedly tased Feras, and then shot him dead in front of numerous eyewitnesses, several of whom had pleaded with the officer not to shoot. This case seeks to hold to account the officer and City for this brazen, unnecessary, and unjustified killing.
ACLU of Southern California
Press Release: June 14, 2018
HSR Attorney Dan Stormer Weighs in on $100 Million Maternity Discrimination Class Action Suit
The MABA/MCLE sponsored event, It's Time, What You Can Do to Stop Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, takes place June 9, 2018 at Loyola Law School. Attorney Cindy Panuco will participate as a panelist in the Sexual Harassment 101 forum, 9:30-10:30 AM.