Category: Litigate for Justice

Marine vet who was shot 10 times in Oakland bar sues

Joel Siegal and Richard Richardson are representing Mahmoud Berte, a United States marine Corp veteran, who was shot 10 times in an Oakland Bar.  The Lawsuit filed in Alameda County states that Mahmoud will never be the same following his severe injuries.  His leg needed to be amputated and he has had over a dozen surgeries.  The Complaint alleges that the bar failed in its duty to provide a safe and secure establishment. KTVU-TV, the Bay area's Fox affiliate ran this very lengthy piece on the case, which features an interview with Richard Richardson

Joel Siegal Fights Against Anti-Semitism at NYU

Last year, Joel Siegal filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Education regarding anti Semitism at NYU. The complaint charged that Jewish students had been subjected to a hostile environment of anti Semitism at NYU and that the university had failed to take appropriate measures to prevent and deal with this serious problem. NYU After a full investigation was conducted, a groundbreaking resolution was reached with the University and Joel Siegal and New York Attorney, Neal Sher. The Agreement requires that the University revise its Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy. Now, it must include the prohibition of...Read More

Suicide of an Uber Engineer

A 33-year-old African-American computer engineer who turned down a job at Apple in order to work for Uber, five months later, killed himself from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The tragic outcome has led to a lawsuit. His widow contends Uber's intense work culture was at fault. Richard Richardson is representing the family. The case stands for the principle that even in high tech employees are entitled to basic human rights and that employers respect all labor laws. The case is ongoing, as are dozens of the other employment rights and victims rights cases brought by Siegal and Richardson on behalf...Read More