Genie Harrison Archive

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 [...]

Genie Harrison’s Advocate Column, September 2021

Updates: State Bar Seems Determined To Open The Practice Of Law To Non-Lawyers Also: Virtual MSC platform for LA Superior PI cases is a success with a dozen cases settled by CAALA President Genie Harrison for The Advocate, September 2021 September is an important month for the State Bar’s ongoing efforts to open the practice of law to hedge funds, big accounting and tech, and corporations, and to create a new second-class licensure [...]

Genie Harrison Included on Los Angeles Business Journal Top Lawyers List

Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Attorneys July 12, 2021 / Excerpt from the Los Angeles Business Journal There are many brilliant attorneys in Los Angeles – masters of their craft that can prepare individuals and businesses for any legal issue that might arise while expertly providing counsel to protect their clients’ assets and livelihoods. There is also a special breed or attorney that needs to transcend expert [...]

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 [...]

Practicing in a Pandemic

Practicing in a Pandemic How young female attorneys can stand up, step forward, and stand out during the new work-from-home era by Stephanie Charlin for the March/April 2021 Issue of Forum - Read It Here >

Genie Harrison’s Advocate Column, April 2021

Google Law, PC by CAALA President Genie Harrison for The Advocate, April 2021 The State Bar plans to bring non-lawyers into the practice of law. It’s time for you to become involved. Google Law Firm, PC. Amazon Law, LLC. Mercury Insurance Law, Inc. That list of hypothetical law firms may read like a bad dream, but non-lawyer ownership of law firms is coming, and the extent to which they take over the legal [...]

Riot Games Class Action Lawsuit

Riot Games Backpedals Out of Class Action Settlement and Into More Litigation 1/26/2021 — by Chyna Brown for Top Class Actions (Read the story below, or here at Riot Games has backpedaled out of a gender discrimination class action settlement and into possibly hundreds of arbitration proceedings, in addition to a class action lawsuit.This comes after Riot Games filed a motion to have its female employees settle their pay equity and sexual harassment [...]

Genie Harrison’s Advocate Column, February 2021

We are here because of lies AND WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? by CAALA President Genie Harrison for The Advocate, February 2021 “What is the cost of lies? It’s not that we’ll mistake them for the truth. The real danger is that if we hear enough lies, then we no longer recognize the truth at all.” – Valery Alekseyevich Legasov (HBO’s “Chernobyl”) I write this column during the week between the president’s [...]

Genie Harrison on Top 10 Super Lawyers List

Genie Harrison is honored to have been named to the TOP 10 Southern California Super Lawyers List for six years in a row: 2016-2021. Genie is ranked #3 out of all attorneys in all practice areas. 2021 Super Lawyers Magazine (Southern California Edition) > Top 10 Super Lawyers List >  Super Lawyers is a preeminent national rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer [...]

Court rulings on Riot Games’ gender discrimination cases

LA court reportedly rules that several female employees must bring most claims to arbitration in Riot gender discrimination case Riot will still have to “fight on two fronts,” however. 1/25/2021 — by Andreas Stavropoulos for Dot Esports (Read the story below, or here at A Los Angeles court made several rulings today in the case between Riot Games and female employees alleging gender discrimination and sexual harassment.The court reportedly ruled that plaintiffs who signed [...]

Weinstein Accusers Agree to $17 Million Settlement

Harvey Weinstein Accusers Agree to $17 Million Settlement 1/27/2021 — by Melena Ryzik and Cara Buckley for The New York Times (Read the story below, or here at Some 40 women will participate in the bankruptcy court agreement, though others who have sued Mr. Weinstein and accused him of sexual abuse have objected to the terms and are considering an appeal. Nearly four years after the first claims against Harvey Weinstein made their [...]

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