Yahoo Lawyer Sees Extortion in Sex-Harass Case

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Judge suggests she may agree in tentatively OK'ing defamation suit against woman accusing senior engineer of forcing her into a sexual relationship.

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  • Karl Gerber

    Corporate American has stopped the filing of lawsuits by taking demand letters so lightly. Early on in my career I decided not to send demand letters because accusations of extortion were often made, and there never was an interest on the corporation‘s part in settling the case. The accusations of extortion were quite specious because deposition testimony and/or verdicts indicated the Defendant was in the wrong.

    The California court system cannot handle the amount of litigation that has come in. At least in terms of employment cases it is unusual for an employment case to settle for less after protracted litigation. Employers and corporate America might want to return to trying to resolve legal matters before cases are filed.

    Karl Gerber, Esq.

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