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Termination of Police Officer Whose ADHD Limits Ability to Get Along With Others Does Not Violate ADA, Ninth Circuit Says

In Weaving v. City of Hillsboro (--- F.3d ----, C.A.9 (Or.), August 15, 2014), the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was asked to decide whether, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the city…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Labor Code Requires Reimbursement of Employees’ Work-Related Use of Personal Cell Phone

Recently, in Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc., (August 12, 2014, B247160) --- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, Cal.App. 2 Dist.), the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District held that an employee is incurring an…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Holds That Contempt Proceedings Filed Against Debtor Were Not Subject To Automatic Stay

In In re Dingley (August 6, 2014) --- B.R. ----, 9th Cir.BAP (Nev.), the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel ("BAP") held that a creditor did not violate an automatic stay for maintaining a contempt proceeding against a…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking

Employer Cannot Compel Former Employee to Arbitrate Claims After Failing to Follow Preliminary Steps of the Contractual Arbitration Procedure

The issue before the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District was whether KTLA, LLC, a Los Angeles based broadcaster, could compel a former employee, Kurt Knutsson, to arbitrate his claims against KTLA. (Knutsson v…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Bank Must Face Homeowner’s Negligence Claim Because It Owes A Duty To Use Reasonable Care In Processing Loan Modification

In Alvarez v. BAC Home Loans Servicing L.P. (August 7, 2014, A138443) --- Cal.App. 4th ---, the First District Court of Appeal reversed a judgment entered in favor of Defendants as to fraud, unfair competition and negligence…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Personal Injury, Business Torts, Real Estate - Residential

Student Can Be Eligible For Special Education With Both A Specific Learning Disability And Other Health Impairment At The Same Time; But District Reasonably Found Neither Category Applied

In E. M. v. Pajaro Valley Unified School District (July 15, 2014) No. 12-15743, the Ninth Circuit recently held that a student with an auditory processing disorder could be eligible for special education and related services on…more
| Education

Sunshine Ordinance Preempted by City Charter Provision Creating Attorney-Client Privilege

The First District Court of Appeal determined that City of San Francisco (“City”) resident Allen Grossman (“Grossman”) was not entitled to documents related to the development of certain San Francisco Ethics Commission…more
| Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Elections & Politics, Privacy

Clothing Retailer Cannot Force Arbitration of Wage and Hour Claims Where Agreement Specifically Excluded Matters Within Labor Commissioner’s Jurisdiction

In deciding Tilly’s Inc.’s appeal to send a former warehouse employee’s proposed class action to arbitration, the Court of Appeal for the Fourth District of California held that arbitration provisions contained in the clothing…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Claimant Must Exhaust Administrative Remedies Provided For In The Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989

After defaulting on his Hawaii home mortgage with Washington Mutual Bank ("Wamu") and facing nonjudicial foreclosure, Todd Rundgren (Hello It's Me) and his wife, Michelle (collectively the "Rundgrens"), sued Wamu and JP Morgan…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Real Estate - Residential

Public Records Act Did Not Require School District To Produce Student Academic Growth Over Time Scores That Identified Individual Teacher Names Tied To Those Scores

The California Court of Appeal in Los Angeles Unified School District v.The Superior Court of Los Angeles County (July 23, 2014) 2014 WL 3615855, --- Cal.App.4th ---, recently held that unredacted academic growth over time…more
| Civil Procedure, Education, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

DIR Launches New Mandatory Registration Program for Public Works Projects

The California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) has announced the launch of a new registration program for public works projects authorized by Senate Bill 854, which was signed into law on June 20, 2014, and became…more
| Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

An Assessor Must Consider A Claim For Prospective Property Tax Relief Involving Condemned Property Even If The Owner Files The Claim Beyond The Statutory Time Limitation

In Olive Lane Industrial Park, LLC v. County of San Diego (July 18, 2014, D063337) -- Cal.App.4th --, the Court of Appeal considered whether the owner of property acquired by eminent domain could attain prospective property tax…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

Arbitrator To Decide Whether Arbitration Agreement Provides For Class Arbitration

A majority of the United States Supreme Court has never reached agreement on whether the court or an arbitrator should decide the issue of whether an agreement allows or precludes class arbitration. In Sandquist v. Lebo…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Hotel Reassessment Invalid When LLC Owning Hotel Sells 100 Percent Membership Interest But No Person Or Legal Entity Obtains More Than 50 percent Interest In The LLC

The rule set out in California Code of Regulations Title 18 Section 462.180(d)(1)(B) provides there is a change in the ownership of real property owned by an LLC, "when any corporation, partnership, LLC, or any person… obtain…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

California Law Does Not Prohibit Employers From Deducting From Exempt Employees' Vacation Leave Credits Even For Absences Of Less Than Four Hours

On July 21, 2014, the California Court of Appeal's Fourth Appellate District, Division One, affirmed the trial court's decision in Rhea v. General Atomics (July 21, 2014, D064517 ) ---- Cal.App.4th ---). In reaching its…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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