"Me-too" evidence was erroneously excluded

  • Dedication & Experience

    Representing clients in Southern California since 1925!

    What We Do
  • SoCal Blog: Stay Informed

    Read about developments in the law & how they may affect you.

    Recent News
  • Proven Track Record

    View the recent verdicts & settlements we've won.

    Our Results
  • Take the First Step Now

    Get help now! Use our quick contact form to email us.

    Free Case Review

"Me-too" evidence was erroneously excluded

On August 9, 2011, in Pantoja v. Anton, (California Courts of Appeal – 5th District, No. F058414) Pantoja alleged discrimination and sexual harassment. Anton filed a motion to exclude Pantoja's evidence unless Pantoja personally witnessed the acts and the acts adversely affected her working environment. The trial court held that other witnesses would only be permitted after it was shown that Pantoja personally witnessed and was adversely affected. The jury found for the defense after Pantoja's motion to allow testimony to impeach Anton was denied.

The appeals court found that the evidence was admissible to show a discriminatory or biased intent. Further they found that the ruling was incorrect because the intent of Anton was in dispute and evidence that Anton harassed other women where Pantoja did not observe it would have helped show intent. Thus the evidence should have been admitted.
  • Dedication & Experience

    Representing clients in Southern California since 1925!

    What We Do
  • SoCal Blog: Stay Informed

    Read about developments in the law & how they may affect you.

    Recent News
  • Proven Track Record

    View the recent verdicts & settlements we've won.

    Our Results
  • Take the First Step Now

    Get help now! Use our quick contact form to email us.

    Free Case Review
Spray, Gould & Bowers LLP - Orange County Lawyers
Located at 2 Corporate Park, Suite 201
Irvine, CA 92606.
View Map
Phone: (888) 427-8064
Website:
© 2017 All Rights Reserved.

Southern California's Law Firm

Since 1925

Contact our office to recieve a FREE case evaluation.

Call Now 888.427.8064
Internet Marketing Experts The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.