Tuesday, April 26, 2016

UCSD Alzheimers Grant Case update-"whittle away" the regents' claims

See:
UC-USC Alzheimer's Grant Spat Narrowed
http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/04/25/uc-usc-alzheimers-grant-spat-narrowed.htm

Includes:
"He agreed with the regents' claim that the individuals breached their duty of loyalty to their employer, citing a recent ruling by the chief judge of the Southern District of California which finds that employees owe a duty of loyalty under state law.
And since the regents successfully stated a claim for breach of loyalty, their claim against USC for aiding and abetting the breach of loyalty claims also holds up, Benitez wrote.
UC San Diego's claim its contracts with study sponsors were intentionally disrupted by the school's former employees when they worked with Aisen to "engineer" the movement of the Alzheimer's program away from UC San Diego to USC stands up for now as well, Benitez found.
Since the defendants knew of the contracts with the study sponsors and the financial gains UC San Diego stood to gain through future economic benefits, the regents' conversion assertion also holds up, the judge found."
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There is more today on UC Berkeley and Berkeley Law Boalt Choudhry, Sorrell matters
"I was expendable': how UC Berkeley failed a woman being sexually harassed
Tyann Sorrell details to the Guardian how the school denies basic protections to victims and forces them to pursue litigation if they want a safe workplace"
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/26/uc-berkeley-sexual-harassment-tyan-sorrell-sujit-choudry

"Although Steele, the resigned provost, declared last month that he had granted Sorrell paid administrative leave – which is substantially different than requiring her to use her limited sick days – emails Sorrell shared reveal that she had to fight to get paid leave approved. Even after officials decided to retroactively approve paid leave weeks after the investigation began, Showalter required that Sorrell continue sending medical records and further suggested she could eventually lose her paid leave, the emails show.

“Because the investigation and related findings have not yet been completed ... your paid administrative leave is currently provisional pending the outcome of the investigation,” Showalter wrote in a 7 May email. “Depending on the outcome of the investigation it may result in a change of your pay status.”

The implication to Sorrell was clear: if the university ruled in Choudhry’s favor, she could be on the hook for the time she had taken off – during which she was doing extensive therapy as she was trying to work through the mental health effects of the harassment and the university’s response."


And,
"Former UC Berkeley Law School Dean Accuses University of Violating His Rights"
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http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2016/04/25/former-uc-berkeley-law-school-dean-accuses-university-of-violating-his-rights
Grievance

http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/2016_0422_choudhryletter.pdf

Lawsuit

http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/sorrell_vs_choudhry_complaint.pdf

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