Boxer & Gerson in the News

February 27, 2009
“Taneka’s Law” Headed to California Assembly

SACRAMENTO, February 27, 2009 – A bill that would ban denial of a workers’ compensation claim because the motivation that caused the victim’s injury or death was related to an “immutable” personal characteristic – such as race, age or gender – was introduced on the floor of the California Assembly today. State Assemblymember Mariko Yamada […]


February 4, 2009
Attorney Michael Gerson filed a request with the State Workers’ Compensation Board for a hearing on behalf of the family of a BART worker killed on the job after the family had waited nearly four months. Gerson’s actions and the media attention it generated resulted in a quick resolution of the case.

CONCORD, February 4, 2009 – After a delay of nearly four months, BART officials agreed to pay death benefits to the survivors of a 44-year-old BART employee who was struck and killed by a train while inspecting tracks last October. James Strickland, an inspector for the S.F. Bay Area Rapid Transit District, was struck from […]