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Ninth Circuit Panel Rejects Challenges to a California City’s Misleading Commercial Speech Ordinance - Local Governments’...

Recently, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed local governments’ authority to adopt regulations that prevent the use of false or misleading statements in the solicitation or provision of services....more

30-Day Vehicle Impoundment is a Seizure Requiring Fourth Amendment Compliance - Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Class Action...

A 30-day impoundment of a vehicle pursuant to California Vehicle Code section 14602.6(a)(1) triggered Fourth Amendment concerns, a federal appeals court has ruled. In deciding Brewster v. Beck last week, the U.S. Ninth...more

New California Law Simplifies and Harmonizes Medical and Recreational Cannabis Regulations - Bill Collapses Two into One...

Earlier this week, Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 94 into law to create a single regulatory scheme that addresses both medical cannabis and recreational cannabis. As a budget trailer bill, it is effective immediately....more

Trail Immunity Not a Given for Public Agencies When Injuries Caused by Adjacent Property

Of the many immunities available under the California Government Code, “trail immunity” under section 831.4 has long shielded public entities from liability when injuries are suffered by those using public property for...more

Trail Immunity for Public Agencies Stops At the Edge of Adjacent Public Golf Course - Appellate Court Says Pasadena Can be Liable...

A young child traveling in a stroller on a walkway that was part of the City of Pasadena's Rose Bowl Loop, located next to a golf course, was struck in the head by a stray golf ball and sustained a brain injury. The child’s...more

Cities Can Sue Banks for Predatory Lending, U.S. Supreme Court Says

While the nationwide economy has steadily improved since the recession, many cities are still clawing their way back to financial stability. California, in particular, was hit hard by the foreclosure crisis, leaving cities in...more

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Cities, Allowing Lawsuits Against Banks for Fair Housing Act Violations - Bank of America v. City of...

The U.S. Supreme Court has given the City of Miami the go-ahead to sue banks under the Fair Housing Act for alleged racially discriminatory lending practices that resulted in increased foreclosures and fiscal harm to the...more

Land Use and Marijuana: How We Got Here

In the wake of Proposition 64’s passage, California local governments may find themselves questioning how to apply land use laws to marijuana legalization. The Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA),...more

Demotion Based on Mistaken Belief Deprives Public Employee of Constitutional Rights

U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Case Involving Political Campaigning Accusations - A government agency violated the constitutional rights of an employee who was demoted based on the mistaken belief that he violated the...more

New California Law Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour by 2022, Has Ripple Effects on Salaried Employees

Minimum wage increases will be incremental, starting in 2017 for larger employers, 2018 for smaller employers - This week, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 3 into law. SB 3 will raise the State’s minimum wage for hourly...more

Inadvertent Disclosure Does Not Waive Exemptions/Privileges Under the PRA

California Supreme Court Gives Public Agencies Safety Net - A public agency’s inadvertent disclosure of privileged documents under the Public Records Act does not waive the privilege, the California Supreme Court has...more

Driverless Car Crash Brings Public Concerns to the Forefront

A Google driverless car collided with a bus when it tried to merge into an adjacent lane to avoid an obstacle ahead. Google attributes the error to a miscalculation – the car’s computer expected the bus to slow down and allow...more

Will Driverless Car Regulations Leave People with Disabilities Behind?

Earlier this month, the California Department of Motor Vehicles hosted public workshops to discuss its proposed regulations for the deployment of autonomous vehicles. Many advocates for people with disabilities voiced their...more

California Court Interprets Stockton's Term Limit Non-Cumulatively to Allow Repeat Runners

A California appellate court affirmed that the “two term” term limit provision in the City of Stockton’s Charter was non-cumulative rather than cumulative. Consequently, a person may serve as city council member for two...more

2/15/2016  /  Election Laws , Term Limits

California Appellate Court: Possession of Documents Requested Under Public Records Act Does Not Render Request Moot

Decision in Case Arising from Wrongful Termination Claims Against a School District - When a party is seeking release of documents under the California Public Records Act, a public agency can’t deny the release based on...more

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