Saturday, June 14, 2014

Mary Cummins-Cobb vs City of Los Angeles, Edward Boks, Ed Boks

I was forced to sue the City of Los Angeles and Ed Boks, Edward Boks in 2007 for sexual harassment. I received a settlement from the City in the amount of $130,000 in exchange for dismissing my claims. That is how lawsuits are settled with the City. You agree to dismiss with prejudice when you sign the settlement agreement. Any lawsuit over $99,000 needs City Council approval. Below are documents showing my settlement was unanimously approved in every meeting, department and vote. The City had ample evidence that Ed Boks, Edward Boks sexually harassed me. They did not want the lawsuit to proceed because Ed Boks, Edward Boks did indeed do some horrendous, disgusting, deplorable, obscene things to me. I also was not the only one sexually harassed. Ed Boks has an 18 year history of sexually harassing women. Ed Boks, Edward Boks, Edward Albert Boks born August 14, 1951 admitted to all of these things in email and he even apologized for what  he did in email. As soon as the City saw the emails they instantly settled. Ed Boks currently works for Yavapai Humane Society  Yavapai Humane Society in Prescott, Arizona, previously was General Manager of Los Angeles Animal Services, Maricopa County Arizona Animal Control and New York City Animal Care and Control.

Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs City of Los Angeles, Ed Boks, Edward Boks, lawsuit, complaint, sexual harassment, win, settlement.
Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs City of Los Angeles, Ed Boks, Edward Boks, lawsuit, complaint, sexual harassment, win, settlement.


Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles sexual harassment lawsuit
Link to main city file. I have saved all the files as it will expire soon.
http://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=09-0704

Report from City Attorney Rockey Delgadillo recommending settlement
http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2009/09-0704_rpt_atty_4-2-09.pdf

Report from Claims Board recommending settlement
http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2009/09-0704_MISC_04-06-09.pdf

City Council approves settlement
http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2009/09-0704_ca_05-01-09.pdf

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa approves settlement
http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2009/09-0704_misc_5-8-09.pdf

My horrible attorney Solomon Eric Gresen asked for the check to be written out to him alone. He then stated that he wants to also charge me costs and fees when that was not in our agreement. I refused to settle unless we got separate checks. We have to go through the approval process again.
http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2009/09-0704_mot_6-10-09.pdf

Encino, Los Angeles lawyer, attorney Solomon Eric Gresen, Solomon E Gresen was so bad that I was prepared to substitute him out as attorney. The media from my lawsuit got him press which got him more clients. He dragged his feet on my case while he accepted many other cases. I also filed a complaint against him with the bar. The only thing he did in the case was file the initial complaint which had many, many errors. He also was with me for one very short deposition and two short mediations. That was it. He NEVER read the City's answer to the lawsuit or any other document they filed. The mediator even stated that Solomon E Gresen committed malpractice. She said it to me and him in mediation. The mediator took him aside in mediation and told him he committed malpractice. I asked Solomon Gresen what she said and he said "she said I committed malpractice. She doesn't know shit." I then asked the mediator what she said and she admitted she said Solomon Gresen committed malpractice. Solomon Gresen never gave me a copy of anything he filed or received. I didn't see Gary Karlin Michelson's statement until many months after he wrote it while in mediation. Solomon Gresen first saw it in mediation as well. Had I seen it earlier I would have suggested a reply with a motion for perjury, to strike and for sanctions. I have proof that Dr Gary Michelson perjured himself.

City Council approves new settlement
http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2009/09-0704_ca_06-30-09.pdf

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa approves it again.
http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2009/09-0704_MISC_07-08-09.pdf

It was voted on four times all unanimously.

Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles, lawsuit, settlement, sexual harassment
Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles, lawsuit, settlement, sexual harassment

Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles, lawsuit, settlement, sexual harassment
Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles, lawsuit, settlement, sexual harassment

Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles, lawsuit, settlement, sexual harassment
Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles, lawsuit, settlement, sexual harassment

Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles, lawsuit, settlement, sexual harassment
Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles, lawsuit, settlement, sexual harassment
Approved by Los Angeles City Council members Richard Alarcon, Tony Cardenas, Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel, Janice Hahn, Jose Huizar, Tom LaBonge, Bernard C Parks, Jan Perry, Ed Reyes, Bill Rosendahl, Greig Smith, Jack Weiss, Herb Wesson and Dennis Zine.

Council File: 09-0704
Title: Mary Cummins-Cobb v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Date Received / Introduced
04/02/2009
Last Changed Date
07/09/2009
Expiration Date
05/01/2011
Reference Numbers
Claims: C07-4921; C07-5147
Los Angeles Superior Court BC 374596
Direct to Council
Yes
Mover
BERNARD PARKS
Second
WENDY GREUEL
Initiated by
City Attorney

File Activities
Date Activity

07/09/2009 File closed.
07/08/2009 Council Action.
07/08/2009 Mayor transmitted Council File to City Clerk .
07/08/2009 Mayor concurred with Council action of June 30, 2009.
07/02/2009 City Clerk transmitted file to Mayor. Last day for Mayor to act is July 13, 2009.
06/30/2009 Council adopted item forthwith.
06/10/2009 Motion referred to Budget and Finance Committee.
05/12/2009 File closed.
05/08/2009 Council Action.
05/08/2009 Mayor transmitted Council File to City Clerk .
05/08/2009 Mayor concurred in Council Action of May 1, 2009.
05/05/2009 City Clerk transmitted file to Mayor. Last day for Mayor to act is May 15, 2009.
05/01/2009 Council adopted item, subject to reconsideration, pursuant to Council Rule 51.
04/29/2009 Council continued item to/for May 1, 2009 .
04/22/2009 Council continued item to/for April 29, 2009 .
04/15/2009 City Clerk scheduled item for Council on April 22, 2009 .
04/10/2009 Budget and Finance Committee scheduled item for committee meeting on April 13, 2009.
04/03/2009 City Attorney document(s) referred to Budget and Finance Committee.
04/02/2009 Document(s) submitted by City Attorney, as follows:

City Attorney report R09-0117, dated April 2, 2009, relative to a settlement discussion in Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a), in the case of Mary Cummins-Cobb v. City of Los Angeles, et al.

Mayor Concurrence07/08/2009
Council Action06/30/2009
Motion06/10/2009
Mayor Concurrence05/08/2009
Council Action05/01/2009
Communication from Claims Board04/06/2009
Report from City Attorney04/02/2009

More insight into the case here
http://animaladvocateswildliferehabilitation.blogspot.com/2011/08/mary-cummins-cobb-vs-city-of-la-ed-boks.html

Daily News article about my settlement written by Rick Orlov May 1, 2009.
http://www.dailynews.com/20090501/130000-to-settle-sex-harassment-suit-against-outgoing-animal-services-director

Vote of no confidence in Ed Boks, Edward Boks. He was soon after fired.

Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles, lawsuit, settlement, sexual harassment
Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles, lawsuit, settlement, sexual harassment

Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles, lawsuit, settlement, sexual harassment
Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles, lawsuit, settlement, sexual harassment

Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles, lawsuit, settlement, sexual harassment
Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles, lawsuit, settlement, sexual harassment

Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles, lawsuit, settlement, sexual harassment
Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles, lawsuit, settlement, sexual harassment

Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles, lawsuit, settlement, sexual harassment
Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles, lawsuit, settlement, sexual harassment

Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles, lawsuit, settlement, sexual harassment
Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles, lawsuit, settlement, sexual harassment

Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles, lawsuit, settlement, sexual harassment
Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs Ed Boks, Edward Boks, City of Los Angeles, lawsuit, settlement, sexual harassment
Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs City of Los Angeles, Ed Boks, Edward Boks, lawsuit, complaint, sexual harassment, win, settlement.
Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs City of Los Angeles, Ed Boks, Edward Boks, lawsuit, complaint, sexual harassment, win, settlement.

Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs City of Los Angeles, Ed Boks, Edward Boks, lawsuit, complaint, sexual harassment, win, settlement.
Mary Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb vs City of Los Angeles, Ed Boks, Edward Boks, lawsuit, complaint, sexual harassment, win, settlement.
Here is another unlawful termination lawsuit against Ed Boks and New York City Animal Care and Control.

http://marycummins.com/edward%20ed%20boks%20unlawful%20termination%20discrimination%20lawsuit%20complaint%20first.pdf

Here is the Judge's opinion and order. Ed Boks, Edward Boks lost. The Judge stated there was evidence of discrimination and unlawful termination. They ended up settling for a bit of money.

http://marycummins.com/edward%20ed%20boks%20unlawful%20termination%20discrimination%20lawsuit%20complaint.pdf




Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

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1 comment:

  1. Good for you for having the fortitude to continue on and fight someone like Boks, color my mind boggled the state of AZ hired him after this history and the lawsuit. Remember Los Angeles is full of the worst lawyers on the planet, a friend of mine just got through with a 4 year suit, her original attorney, never had an office, he borrowed one leading her to believe he had a physical work address when in reality he worked out of the trunk of his car or his home in a very sketchy part of town that was in his wife's name, she also typed his correspondence or at least he used her initials on his "legal docs". It's actually very difficult to find good attorney's out of the thousands of them in L.A. I'm just glad this horrible episode is over for you. What was AZ thinking, men like Boks never stop harassing.

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