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BB&K Police Bulletin: Police Order To Stay Put While Conducting Background Check Is A Seizure Under Fourth Amendment

The Command Can Implicate Municipal Liability - Overview: The Ninth Circuit recently held that, when a police officer orders a suspect to “stay put,” that command constitutes a seizure under the Fourth Amendment of the…more
| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury

Dealing with the Dangers of Online Reviewing

Law tries to find the line between protecting speech and punishing defamation - Online review websites, such as Yelp or Angie’s List, have become a common forum for griping. They give a voice to past customers to praise…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury

The City of Riverside Opens the Online Door for Public Records Access

Transparency in government is a key element of building and maintaining the public’s trust and confidence. One Southern California city is leading by example. As first reported by PublicCEO.com, the City of Riverside recently…more
| Elections & Politics

Regulatory Threat to Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities

A federal inter-agency Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group has called for the elimination of an exemption currently enjoyed by water and wastewater treatment facilities from the Chemical Facility and…more
| Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

President Announces Public-Private Partnership Initiative for Infrastructure Development

President Obama has announced an initiative to encourage public-private partnerships for infrastructure development. Along with the recently touted “infrastructure bank,” Thursday’s announcement shows additional Administration…more
| Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Transportation, Government Contracting

State Water Resources Control Board Adopts Emergency Water Conservation Regulation in Response to Drought

Regulation Requires Agencies to Restrict Outdoor Irrigation and Prohibit Certain Uses of Water - The State Water Resources Control Board has adopted an emergency regulation requiring local agencies to restrict potable…more
| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Comments Due August 25 on Comcast-Time Warner Cable-Charter Merger/Spin Off Transactions

If you haven’t been closely monitoring developments in the FCC’s review of the Comcast – Time Warner Cable – Charter merger and spin-off transactions, then you may have missed some critical announcements…more
| Communications & Media Law, Mergers & Acquisitions

Comments Due August 25 on Comcast-Time Warner Cable-Charter Merger/Spin Off Transactions

FCC Sets Up Teams to Review Transactions - Last week the FCC made two important announcements concerning its review of the applications filed for approval of the Comcast – Time Warner Cable – Charter cable merger and spin…more
| Communications & Media Law, Mergers & Acquisitions

CEQA to Give Cities More Control Over Transit Projects

Eric Jaffe’s recent article for The Atlantic’s CityLab website: “Transit Projects Are About to Get Much, Much Easier in California” explains that “California will soon reform traffic analysis under CEQA by replacing ‘level of…more
| Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Transportation

FPPC Revises Regulations Regarding Conflicts of Interest Involving Real Property

The Fair Political Practices Commission recently changed its conflict of interest regulation concerning real property owned or leased by public officials. The old rule was that if an official owned (or had a long-term lease for)…more
| Elections & Politics, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

Supreme Court To Hear Sign-Ordinance Case

On July 1, 2014, the Supreme Court granted cert in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, a case in which the Ninth Circuit upheld the Town of Gilbert’s sign ordinance against a First-Amendment challenge. The case could directly impact local…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Take the High Road

Litigation offers attorneys many opportunities to choose how they will behave and what they will say. The best course is to take the high road at every opportunity. Rudeness, profanity, throwing things, hitting people, we all…more
| Civil Procedure, Criminal Law

All California Contractors and Subcontractors Involved with Public Works Projects Now Required to Register With State by March 1, 2015

Urgency Legislation SB 854 Passed by California Legislature - The California Legislature has imposed a new registration requirement for contractors and subcontractors involved with public works projects. Senate Bill 854,…more
| Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

State Water Resources Control Board to Consider Emergency Water Conservation Regulations in Response to Drought

Proposed Regulations to Impose Restrictions on Individuals, Urban Water Suppliers and Distributors of Public Water Supplies In response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of Emergency Drought Declaration and Proclamation of a…more
| Energy & Utilities

Ruling That Curtails Public Agencies' Abilities to Get Order Protecting Project Planning Inspections is Decertified

Supreme Court Decides to Review Lower Court Case - An appellate court ruling that essentially curtailed the ability of public agencies to obtain a court order to conduct project planning inspections was decertified by a…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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