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California University Settles Law School Dean Harassment Suit for $1.7M

The University of California’s governing board has agreed to a $1.7 million settlement that will be paid out over the next decade to an employee who accused the former dean of UC Berkeley’s law school of sexual harassment. Under terms …

UC Berkeley Settles Law Dean Sexual Harassment Allegations Lawsuit

A legal settlement has been reached between the University of California, Berkeley, the former dean of its law school, and his former assistant, who said he sexually harassed her. The settlement between the school, former dean Sujit Choudhry and the …

University of California Releases Details on 113 Employee Sex Misconduct Cases

The University of California said it investigated 113 cases of sexual misconduct involving staff and faculty at its 10 campuses over a recent three-year period, according to hundreds of pages of internal documents released this week. The information was released …

California University Acknowledges Liability in Football Player Death

The University of California has acknowledged its negligence was a substantial factor in the death of former California football player Ted Agu. The 21-year-old defensive lineman from Bakersfield died nearly two years ago after a strenuous team workout. His family …

Students Sue University of California Over Sex Assault Claims

Three current and former University of California, Berkeley students sued the school on Monday, accusing administrators of not doing enough to investigate their sexual assault claims and hand out punishment. The three women said the administrators mishandled their claims, failed …

Suit Over California Patient’s Death Ends in $3M Settlement

The family of a California patient who went missing for more than two weeks before being found dead in a stairwell at a San Francisco hospital has settled a lawsuit for $3 million. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday that …

University of California Helps Businesses Implement Cellphone Bans

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine are launching a new program to help businesses in the San Diego region tackle distracted driving. The program, funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway …

Jury Awards $730,000 Verdict to UC Davis ‘Whistleblower’

A jury has awarded a $730,000 verdict to a whistleblower who reported on an unethical pain management study on prison inmates by researchers at the University of California, Davis. Janet Keyzer, a former UC Davis administrative nurse, claimed in a …

University of California and Former Surgical Director Settle For $10M

The University of California has agreed to pay $10 million to a former surgical chairman who says he was the victim of retaliation after pointing out conflicts of interest at UCLA’s medical school. The Los Angeles Times reported UC regents …

U. of California Sues Facebook, Wal-Mart, Disney Over Patents

A University of California patent licensee which has sued some of the biggest U.S. companies is taking on three more — Facebook Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the Walt Disney Co. Eolas Technologies Inc. and the Regents of the University …