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Civil Remedies for Sexual Assault

Many people don’t realize there are civil remedies for sexual assault here in California.  The sensational cases of Harvey Weinstein and USC’s Dr. George Tyndall have captivated our recent headlines.  Their victims and others who have suffered sexual assault or abuse by a person of power or wealth may not realize California law provides a civil tort remedy in addition to criminal consequences. California law provides civil remedies for sexual assault and/or sexual abuse or rape.  This allows the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell to hold those responsible financially accountable for their actions and the impact it has made upon your life.  Our work ensures victims of sexual crimes have the opportunity to seek the financial resources required for ongoing treatment, support and counseling. My name is Rivers Morrell and I have more than 40 years of experience in personal injury and civil tort cases such as these.  The civil remedies

Are You Considering a Civil Lawsuit against Dr. George Tyndall

Are you considering a civil lawsuit against Dr. George Tyndall and USC for sexual abuse or sexual assault?  Many people expect the criminal charges which would arise from these crimes, but are unaware of the civil (financial) liabilities associated with sexual abuse or sexual assault.  My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience in civil tort cases I can tell you it is absolutely possible to hold those who are responsible for sexual abuse and assault financially accountable for their actions or inaction. For those who are considering a civil lawsuit against Dr. George Tyndall and USC there are multiple layers of questions and concerns.  The issues associated with Dr. Tyndall and USC are extremely personal and sensitive, and many simply don’t want to become part of the TV coverage and news stories.  They do, however, wish to regain some of their personal power and

Newport Beach Orthopedic Surgeon Grant William Robicheaux Charged with Rape

Why was Newport Beach orthopedic surgeon Grant William Robicheaux charged with rape for drugging and sexually assaulting two women?  The charges allege Dr. Robicheaux and his girlfriend would meet women at a bar or restaurant, drug them and lure them to an apartment where they would be sexually assaulted. Law enforcement officers have recovered more than 1,000 videos of the alleged sexual assaults.  Many of the women in these videos could not be readily identified.  Orange County prosecutors therefore believe there are many more potential victims of the pair and are seeking additional victims in the pursuit of justice. Grant Robicheaux has appeared on a Bravo reality TV series, and was recently a surgeon at the NewportCare Medical Group.  The medical group has since removed him from their website.  Dr. Robicheaux specializes in aging issues, arthritis and other sports and trauma related injuries. Based upon existing charges and evidence all of

File a Civil Lawsuit Against Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley

Are you searching for information about how to file a civil lawsuit against Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley for sexual assault or rape?  Orange County California officials are pursuing criminal charges against Robicheaux and Riley for crimes which go back for several years and involve potentially hundreds of victims.  The couple are accused of drugging their victims and luring them from bars or festivals such as “Burning Man.”  Investigators in Orange County California have found evidence including photos and videos which indicate there may be hundreds of victims in this case. Police are pursuing criminal charges against the couple.  Many people do not realize it is also possible to file a civil lawsuit against Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley to recover financial damages for what has happened.  My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience in civil lawsuits and injury related cases I can tell

Civil Lawsuit for Sex Related Crimes in Los Angeles

Did you know it is possible to file a civil lawsuit for sex related crimes in Los Angeles including but not limited to: Sexual Assault Rape Statutory Rape Sexual Battery STD Transmission There have been many sex related crimes in the news recently involving celebrities such as Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, USC Dr. George Tyndall and more recently former Bravo reality TV star Grant Robicheaux.  Federal and local law enforcement pursue criminal charges and incarceration for the perpetrators of these crimes.  But who works to help victims to file a civil lawsuit for sex related crimes in Los Angeles and how can this help on the road to recovery? My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience in civil lawsuits and injury related cases such as those involving sex related crimes I can tell you it is absolutely possible to hold celebrities, professional athletes, business

File a Civil Lawsuit for Sexual Assault in California

Is it possible to file a civil lawsuit for sexual assault in California?  The recent headlines regarding Grant Robicheaux and USC’s Dr. George Tyndall are a stark reminder of the pervasiveness of these issues here in California.  The Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell is a proven, experienced personal injury and civil lawsuit firm dedicated to aggressively pursuing just compensation for those who have been forced to endure the trauma of a sexual assault, abuse, rape or the transmission of an STD. Rivers Morrell has more than 40 years of experience in civil injury cases.  He understands the incredibly powerful range of emotions you are experiencing and has the compassion and discretion to help to evaluate your situation in a private and confidential manner.  We invite you to review the powerful reviews and recommendations of prior clients, many of whom felt hopeless and that no one would listen.  There is

USC Offers Initial Settlements for Accusers of Dr. Tyndall

USC offers initial settlements for accusers of Dr. Tyndall for sexual abuse, but is it enough?  Is it too late to file a claim or lawsuit against Dr. George Tyndall for sexual abuse? The initial reports state the settlement would provide at least $2,500 for “all class members” which includes patients who received women’s health services from Dr. Tyndall.  USC President Wanda Austin said “Patients who are willing to provide further details about their experience could be eligible for additional compensation up to $250,000.” While Dr. Tyndall has denied any wrongdoing, he was fired in 2017 for alleged cases of sexual abuse and misconduct. This is a positive first step by USC as they acknowledge their responsibility for Dr. Tyndall’s actions.  Many attorneys, including Rivers Morrell, believe it may not be enough. Rivers Morrell represents women who have suffered sexual abuse, sexual harassment, rape or other sexually related crimes such

Many are Opposed to $215 Million USC Settlement Offer for Sex Abuse Claims

Many attorneys for the hundreds of accusers of Dr. George Tyndall say the $215 Million USC settlement offer for sex abuse claims is far from satisfactory.  Rivers Morrell, a Los Angeles and Orange County sexual abuse, harassment and injury attorney with more than 40 years of experience agrees. “While it is a positive step for USC to make an initial offer in the case of Dr. George Tyndall it is far from satisfactory,” said Rivers Morrell.  “The University of Southern California has failed to disclose all it knows about the doctor’s actions and claims by our clients here in Southern California.” The proposed settlement would apply to cases filed in a class action lawsuit which only applies to a small portion of the hundreds of accusers seeking action against Dr. Tyndall and USC.  “I am advising my clients to avoid the federal class action case, and pursue relief in Califonia’s

More Civil Sexual Assault and Rape Claims Against Grant Robicheaux

There will be dozens if not hundreds more civil sexual assault and rape claims against Grant Robicheaux according to authorities.  Grant Robicheaux and his girlfriend Cerissa Riley were recently charged with additional crimes including rape by use of drugs, and kidnapping with the intent to commit a sexual offense.  While the pair will face significant criminal exposure they also face civil lawsuits for sexual assault and rape. My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience in civil lawsuits I can tell you this case is unique.  Law enforcement officials have found evidence of potentially hundreds of different victims of the couple.  They are accused of taking advantage of women who were drugged or too intoxicated to give consent by taking them back to Robicheaux’s home in Newport Beach and sexually assaulting them.  The women in this case may pursue a civil lawsuit to seek financial
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