Civil Rights Law

Physicians for Informed Consent Files New Lawsuit to Challenge Medical Board’s Claimed Authority to Censor California Doctors’ Speech

January 3, 2024

Newport Beach, California – Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization, has filed a new first amendment lawsuit in federal court—together with co-plaintiffs Children’s Health Defense, Pierre Kory, MD, and Brian Tyson, MD.  The new case, Kory v. Bonta, 2:24-cv-00001-DJC-AC, in the Eastern District of California is the companion case to PIC’s…

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Steinberg Law Firm Spreads Holiday Cheer to Local Nursing Home Residents

December 22, 2023

Summerville, South Carolina – In the spirit of togetherness that defines the holiday season, Steinberg Law Firm has taken an uplifting initiative to spread cheer among the elderly residents of a Dorchester County nursing home. In a heartwarming display of Holiday spirit and generosity, the staff of Steinberg Law Firm, including attorneys and marketing staff…

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Detroit Employment Lawyer Sees Influx in Pregnancy Discrimination Cases Since Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Became Law

December 11, 2023

Detroit, Michigan – After the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) was signed into law, Detroit-based law firm Sommers Schwartz, PC reports a surge in pregnancy discrimination cases, underscoring the importance of the newly implemented federal law in safeguarding the rights of pregnant workers. Pregnant women have often been the victims of discriminatory practices in workplaces.…

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Steinberg Law Firm Files Harmful Particulate Lawsuit Against Century Aluminum South Carolina, Inc.

November 15, 2023

Goose Creek, South Carolina – Steinberg Law Firm filed a lawsuit against Century Aluminum Company and Century Aluminum South Carolina, Inc., for allegedly emitting excessive amounts of harmful particulates into the air during the month of September 2023. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of South Carolina November 10, 2023 on behalf…

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Sommers Schwartz, PC Investigates Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Late Father Raymond John Pilarski

October 20, 2023

Detroit, Michigan – The law firm of Sommers Schwartz, PC, is spearheading an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse involving the late Father Raymond John Pilarski, a priest with the Saginaw and Gaylord Dioceses. These allegations have placed Father Pilarski among the names of those accused of sexual assault within the Catholic Church. Born on…

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Sommers Schwartz, PC Investigating Allegations Against Late Priest Martin Ignatius Kalahar and Providing Support for Potential Abuse Survivors

October 16, 2023

Detroit, Michigan – The law firm Sommers Schwartz, PC, is actively investigating allegations of sexual abuse against the late Reverend Martin Ignatius Kalahar, who served the Catholic Church in Michigan communities from 1916 to 1966. Father Kalahar, born on September 21, 1891, was ordained in 1916 by the Diocese of Grand Rapids. He initially served…

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Wirtz Law Urges Governor Gavin Newsom to Veto Umberg SB 71

October 12, 2023

Sacramento, California – Wirtz Law and consumer advocacy organizations have come forward with a strong plea to California Governor Gavin Newsom to veto SB 71 (Umberg), voicing concerns over the potential harm to moderate and low-income Californians victimized by corporate malpractices. SB 71 proposes an increase in the jurisdiction of limited civil courts from $25,000…

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Sommers Schwartz, PC Investigates Sexual Abuse Claims Against Father Gary Berthiaume

October 12, 2023

Detroit, Michigan – Sommers Schwartz, PC, is delving into the past of Father Gary Berthiaume, bringing light to allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct committed throughout his tenure in the Detroit and Cleveland Catholic Dioceses. In 1978, Berthiaume was charged and confessed to sexually abusing two minors in Detroit, Michigan, resulting in a six-month jail…

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Judith Susskind of Sommers Schwartz, P.C. Garners Prestigious Accolades in the 2023 Michigan Super Lawyers Selection

October 4, 2023

Detroit, Michigan – In a sphere where superiority is expected, Judith Susskind has unmistakably set herself as an exemplar of legal brilliance. Susskind not only made her debut in the exclusive “Top 10: Michigan Super Lawyers” list but also marked her third appearance in the “Top 100: Michigan Super Lawyers” and her seventh presence in…

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Sommers Schwartz Probes Allegations Against Reverend James Marron, Offering Support to Survivors

October 3, 2023

Detroit, Michigan – The law firm of Sommers Schwartz, PC is currently investigating the posthumous sexual abuse allegations surrounding Reverend James Marron, C.S.Sp., who served the Michigan community for many years and is now alleged to have been involved in acts of child sexual abuse. Born in 1927, Marron was ordained a priest of the…

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