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We are passionate about what we do, and that passion extends to every facet of the legal process, including news media coverage of our cases. Backed by 300+ jury trials and over 65 years of litigation experience, we are trusted by peers and professional colleagues alike. From published case successes to quoted legal insights, you can find members of the Ratner Molineaux, LLP team in media coverage at the local, state, and national level. Below is a small sampling of that news media coverage.
Top Lawyers: David Ratner of Ratner Molineaux On The 5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Specific Field Of Law
From the Authority Magazine Interview with Eric L. Pines
The legal field is known to be extremely competitive. Lawyers are often smart, ambitious, and highly educated. That being said, what does it take to stand out and become a “Top Lawyer” in your specific field of law? In this interview series called “5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Specific Field of Law”, we are talking to top lawyers who share what it takes to excel and stand out in your industry.
Knox et al. v. Contra Costa County et al
Case Number: 3:20-cv-01449 in the U.S. District Court
From the Law360 article written by Andrew Strickler:
“In a lengthy decision delving into bias complaints from five female prosecutors, the judge agreed that all had made a prima facie discrimination case, rejecting requests from the DA's office for summary dismissals on all but a small handful of claims. Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero also concluded that the district attorney's office had improperly put "blanket" confidentiality designations on witness depositions and issued a related sanction for what he called an improper delay tactic.”
From The Mercury News article written by Nate Gartrell:
Weeks after a judge ordered sanctions against the Contra Costa District Attorney’s office for a “bad faith” tactic in a federal suit alleging gender and age discrimination against five female prosecutors, the office agreed to settle for $2.2 million, court records show. The settlement will distribute funds to five women who sued Diana Becton — the first woman to serve as DA in Contra Costa’s history — alleging she favored men for promotions and worked to “systematically” demote women. The plaintiffs alleged they were passed over promotion in favor of less experienced men, and took aim at Becton for hiring two inspectors who’d previously been accused of sexism.
From the VallejoSun article posted by Ryan Geller:
A Vallejo fire captain sued the city last week alleging she and other women in the fire department have been subjected to gender discrimination, harassment and retaliation during the 23 years she has worked there. According to the lawsuit, fire Chief Kyle Long sought to demote Leitzke for spraying a reporter with a firehose during the Broadway fire on June 30, 2022. In the lawsuit, Leitzke recounts signaling to the reporter to move away from the fire. She stated that she was not aware the reporter had been sprayed until rumors of the incident began to circulate after the fire was out.
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