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Showing posts from April, 2007

Bob Schock - Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Wins Daniels v. Townsend

Medical Malpractice is a large problem, and over 90 percent of doctors sued win their cases. But not in the case of Oakland Lawyer Robert G. Shock. Bob Schock represented the plaintiff, A'Daja Daniels -- a then-seven year old child (who's now 14 years old). He won a judgement of over $800,000, when he was expecting perhaps $300,000, but the jury was swayed by the severity of damage caused to her by doctor error and the impact it has on her ability to reach her economic potential, or to put it another way, to gain money from the best job for her. In this video, Bob talks about the case and his law practice. Bob's office is at 1970 Broadway in Oakland. His phone number is 839-7722 and website is

Berkeley Can Use Race In School Admissions - Alameda County Judge Winifred Smith

If it's true that law follows society, then this is a sure sign of the end of the conservative era and the start of a period of fairness. BERKELEY Judge allows race as factor in enrollment Decision is first since Prop. 209 to let school district integrate Bob Egelko, SF Chronicle Staff Writer Wednesday, April 11, 2007 Berkeley's public schools, the first in the nation to desegregate voluntarily, can consider the racial composition of a student's neighborhood in an enrollment system designed to keep each campus racially diverse, an Alameda County judge has ruled. The decision by Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith could lead to the first California appellate ruling on a school district's ability to maintain a voluntary integration program under Proposition 209, the 1996 initiative that banned race and sex preferences in public education, employment and contracting. The case may also be affected by a pending U.S. Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of school i

Lakeshore Business District Crimes A Matter Of Black Praying Non-Blacks

This came from the Yahoo! Message Board. It details crimes in the Lakeshore Business District. To be frank, there's a history of young Black men from outside the neighborhood praying on those who are White or non-Black and living in the neighborhood. Why this is, I do not know. I can say that in the 16 years I've lived in this area, and walked home at all hours of the night, I've never even come close to being the victim of a crime. But I've walked with friends who are White and in one case, it seemed like a young brother on a bike basically aimed right at my friend -- until I intervened. Pretty weird. But I have a friend who's White and Blond and walked home at midnight from her job; nothing ever happened to her. She says it's for two reasons: 1) she's not scared, and 2) she keeps her head up. Here's the information from the group... To be more specific about patterns of robberies in the Grand Lake area, it seems that the Lakeshore Avenue Business

Record Missing From Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown's Adminstration - Former Aide Gil Duran Erased Negative Information On Jerry

Well, this should prove just how much Jerry and Gil Duran had to hide (its not the first time they've been accused of a cover-up) -- and how damaging his term was to Oakland. It should be against the law for anyone to do this, but hey, Jerry's AG now, he's really protected. And what about all the talk of wanting "open meetings"? Right! Who voted him in to that office? Mayoral files for Jerry Brown are missing By Thomas Peele and Heather MacDonald MEDIANEWS STAFF - CCTIMES Some public records of new state Attorney General Jerry Brown's eight years as Oakland mayor are missing and others were apparently improperly destroyed, raising questions about whether the state's top law-enforcement official has violated California's public records law. Two former Brown aides said they removed records from the office late last year. One of them, Gil Duran, said he consulted Michelle Abney, the public records coordinator in the city attorney's office, befor