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Riot Games Settles for $100 Million

PRESS RELEASE FOR RIOT GAMES $100 MILLION SETTLEMENT Breaking News Riot Games Settlement 12/27/21 Today the Plaintiffs in McCracken, et al. v. Riot Games, et al. filed a Motion for Preliminary Approval of a $100 million settlement plus major injunctive relief in their equal pay class action. Congratulations to the WOMEN OF RIOT GAMES whose courage and commitment led to this result. Genie Harrison, Mia Munro, [...]

Riot Games Gets Go-Ahead to Talk Settlement in Gender Bias Suit

Riot Games Gets Go-Ahead to Talk Settlement in Gender Bias Suit October 1, 2021 Link to court dockets and story at Women suing Riot Games Inc., a unit of Tencent Holdings Ltd., for harassment and pay discrimination got the go-ahead on Friday to schedule settlement talks with the game maker in a Los Angeles court. The women filed claims against Riot in 2018, alleging the company denied them equal pay and promotions, and subjected [...]

Paraprofessionals Won’t Fix the Access to Justice Problem

Paraprofessionals Won’t Fix the Access to Justice Problem by Genie Harrison for Bloomberg Law, June 9, 2021 Opening up the practice of law and law firm ownership to “paraprofessionals” is being promoted—including by investors—as a way to improve access to justice. California attorney Genie Harrison, president of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, says data does not support this concept, and such a move will seriously undermine the integrity of the legal profession. As [...]

Bloomberg Story on Forced Arbitration by Genie Harrison

INSIGHT: Forced Arbitration Is Bad News for Employees, California Stats Show August 15, 2019 — By Genie Harrison for Bloomberg Law. After parsing five years’ of California employment arbitration data, Los Angeles employment attorney Gene Harrison and colleagues find statistics show employers reap the benefits of a secretive and grossly inequitable system. Harrison says arbitration skews in favor of economic powerhouses, including in sexual harassment cases, and supports the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act. [...]

Tax Law Typo Risks Bankrupting #MeToo Victims Without GOP Fix

Tax-Law Typo Risks Bankrupting #MeToo Victims Without GOP Fix June 5, 2018 — By Jeff Green and Sahil Kapur for Bloomberg / Politics. (Bold type added by Genie Harrison Law Firm): Republicans are considering a fix to a provision in their new tax law that they acknowledge could inadvertently penalize victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. But congressional gridlock before midterm elections in November means there’s no guarantee that the problem will be [...]

Genie Harrison Comments on Stormy Daniels Hush Money

Stormy Hush Money Not as Common as Trump Claims, Hollywood Says May 3, 2018 — By Edvard Pettersson for Bloomberg. Here is a short excerpt from the story: President Donald Trump made it sound like the nondisclosure agreement his lawyer struck with an adult-film star was nothing special. Don’t try telling that to Hollywood lawyers. While it’s common for the rich and famous to include confidentiality clauses in contracts with personal trainers, household staff [...]

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