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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1994 | E. J. GONG JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 4th District Court of Appeal has reversed a jury's decision to award $1.15 million to a former faculty member at Chapman University who accused the institution of sexual discrimination and wrongful termination. Thursday's court decision found that Chapman was not guilty of numerous allegations, including sexual discrimination and violating the California Constitution, when it fired Margaret Murphy in 1986 after contract negotiations with the sports medicine professor faltered.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2014 | By Brittany Levine
A men's group is objecting to Glendale offering free self-defense classes to women only, saying the city is violating federal and state civil rights laws that protect against sexual discrimination. The National Coalition for Men outlined its opposition in a letter sent this month to city officials, the Glendale News-Press reported. For years, Glendale's Commission on the Status of Women has held self-defense classes in April on city property for women and girls in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1993 | JOHN HORN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
On the same day the Academy Awards will celebrate "Women and the Movies," Hollywood talent agent Wallace Kaye is scheduled to go on trial. He is accused of the sexual battery of eight actresses. Although the events are at first glance unrelated, when weighed together they do dramatize a show-business deceit. Despite proclamations to the contrary, Hollywood continues to be divided by sexual discrimination and harassment both subtle and profound.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- An association of women veterans has withdrawn plans to give an award to Mayor Bob Filner extolling him as a champion in the fight against sexual assault in the military. But Filner is still slated to be the keynote speaker at the group's Aug. 30-31 fundraising event in downtown San Diego, according to the website of the group, the National Women Veterans Assn. of America. Two lawyers and a former city councilwoman have accused   Filner of sexually harassing female staff members and constituents.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 1986 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
Seven past or current female staffers of CBS News' late-night "Nightwatch" are suing CBS Inc. for a total of $14 million, alleging that they faced sexual harassment, discrimination and hostility while working for the Washington-based program. CBS News had no comment on the suit because it hadn't yet been served with court papers, "and we can't comment on anything we haven't seen," a spokeswoman in New York said Friday. The suit was filed Thursday in District of Columbia Superior Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1997
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday rid itself of a house in Gorman that figured prominently in a $1-million sexual discrimination lawsuit settled by the county last year. The house--which had served as the home of sheriff's deputies stationed at the Gorman substation--became the focus of attention after Deputy Mark Suhr and his wife, Caryn, sued the Sheriff's Department for sexual discrimination.
BUSINESS
December 14, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
Salomon Smith Barney Inc., a unit of Citigroup Inc., was ordered to pay almost $3.2 million to a female employee for sexual discrimination. An arbitration panel ruled that the securities firm must pay Tameron Keyes about $1.5 million in punitive damages and about $1.5 million in compensatory damages as well as $150,000 for emotional distress, said Marvin Krakow, Keyes' lawyer. Keyes, who could not be reached for comment, works as a stockbroker in Salomon's Beverly Hills office, Krakow said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1991 | MACK REED
A former Ventura County probation officer filed a lawsuit Friday accusing another officer of sexually harassing her for seven years and her supervisor of sexual discrimination for denying her a promotion after she complained. Ann Marie Nelson filed the suit in County Superior Court, alleging she was sexually harassed between 1981 and 1988 by Larry Dobbs, now a supervisor in the adult investigation unit of the county Corrections Services Agency.
NEWS
March 31, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A former Stanford University Medical School researcher was awarded $545,000 in damages Thursday after a federal jury found that she had been fired after complaining of sexual discrimination. After the judge ruled that there were no grounds to find actual sexual discrimination in the case, the jury found instead that Colleen Crangle had been subjected to malicious retaliation by the university and fired after her sex bias complaints.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1996
The former vice president and general counsel for singer Michael Jackson's company has filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the entertainer and other executives of the firm for sexual discrimination. Maureen Doherty alleged in the suit filed Wednesday that Jackson and two other directors of MJJ Enterprises subjected her to "unlawful sex discrimination . . . in that she was so subjected to unsatisfactory and disadvantageous working conditions by reason of her sex."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2013 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
In the documentary "Anita," which premieres at the Sundance Film Festival in four sold-out screenings beginning Saturday, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Mock focuses her lens on law professor Anita Hill (who hadn't yet seen the film at press time). More than 20 years after Hill accused then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in turbulent Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, Hill is an author, professor of social policy, law and women's studies at Brandeis University's Heller School of Social Policy and Management and a frequent speaker on sexual discrimination and civil rights.
NEWS
September 1, 2012 | By Katherine Skiba
WASHINGTON - A senior official in the Homeland Security Department resigned Saturday while denying allegations that she had made inappropriate sexual advances to several male employees in Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Suzanne Barr was chief of staff to John Morton, who directs ICE, which is the second-largest law enforcement division in the federal government.  Barr was longtime aide to Janet Napolitano when she was Arizona's governor. Barr came to Washington in early 2009 when President Obama appointed Napolitano as secretary of Homeland Security.    In her resignation letter , Barr told Morton that she had been the focus of “unfounded allegations designed to destroy my reputation.” She said her larger concern was the threat the allegations posed to the agency's reputation, so she was stepping down “with great regret.” Barr was named in a sexual discrimination and retaliation lawsuit in May filed by a senior ICE agent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2010 | By Maura Dolan
Scholars, gay and lesbian partners and opponents of same-sex marriage are expected to testify about the nature of marriage and homosexuality during an unprecedented federal trial today to determine whether gays and lesbians may marry. UPDATE: The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked video coverage of the Prop. 8 trial in San Francisco. Read more. Gay-rights supporters are upset by the court ruling. Read more on L.A. Now. The case, Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, is expected to become a landmark that eventually will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
BUSINESS
December 14, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
Salomon Smith Barney Inc., a unit of Citigroup Inc., was ordered to pay almost $3.2 million to a female employee for sexual discrimination. An arbitration panel ruled that the securities firm must pay Tameron Keyes about $1.5 million in punitive damages and about $1.5 million in compensatory damages as well as $150,000 for emotional distress, said Marvin Krakow, Keyes' lawyer. Keyes, who could not be reached for comment, works as a stockbroker in Salomon's Beverly Hills office, Krakow said.
SPORTS
July 11, 2002 | MARYANN HUDSON HARVEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If leading proponents of Title IX weren't already fearful of the Bush administration's motives last month, when formation of a panel to reevaluate the law was announced, they now have this to consider: Chicago attorney Lou Goldstein, who has represented male athletes in litigation against colleges challenging Title IX, was recently named to a high post in the very office that enforces it.
NEWS
March 31, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A former Stanford University Medical School researcher was awarded $545,000 in damages Thursday after a federal jury found that she had been fired after complaining of sexual discrimination. After the judge ruled that there were no grounds to find actual sexual discrimination in the case, the jury found instead that Colleen Crangle had been subjected to malicious retaliation by the university and fired after her sex bias complaints.
BUSINESS
October 19, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Smith Barney Served Amended Lawsuit: The amended suit by current and former female employees expands the sexual discrimination and sexual harassment claims against the brokerage. Twenty women in 10 states, including California, have joined three New York women as plaintiffs in the new suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. They allege they were subjected to lewd language, unwelcome touching and employment practices that denied them opportunities and privileges allowed to men.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1989
The Avalon City Council has asked officials of the all-male Tuna Club to meet with them in July to discuss concerns that some of the club's practices discriminate against women. Avalon City Manager Chuck Prince said that "there are some continuing concerns" about reports that the facility is divided into men-only and women-only areas. "If that's the nature of the practice," Prince said, "simply an explanation isn't sufficient. They're going to have to change that practice."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1998
The ACLU is expanding a discrimination lawsuit against Los Angeles, saying girls throughout the city have unequal access to publicly run sports programs, the group announced Tuesday. Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union said a six-month investigation revealed the city offers girls fewer softball opportunities--in some cases, none--at city Recreation and Parks Department facilities, compared to boys.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1998 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Openly defying his denomination's policy against women pastors, singer-minister Andrae Crouch will ordain his twin sister Aug. 1 as co-pastor of his church. "God told me to do it, regardless of who doesn't like it," said Crouch, who combines his careers as a minister and a popular gospel singer, composer and pianist, for which he has won nine Grammy Awards.
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