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Inadvertent Disclosure of Privileged Documents in Response to a Public Records Act Request Converts the Document Into a Public Record

The Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, delivered a sobering reminder to public agencies to carefully review documents produced in response to the Public Records Act (“PRA”) to avoid disclosure of documents protected by…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Privacy

School District Labor and Employment Related Legislative and Regulatory Changes

This update of school district labor and employment related legislative changes is issued by Kronick as part of a series of Legal Alerts about new education related laws from this latest 2014 legislative session. All laws are…more
| Education, Labor & Employment Law

Unanimous Supreme Court Holds That Time Waiting In Security Line Is Not Compensable Under Federal Fair Labor Standards Act

In Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk (2014) – S.Ct. –, 2014 WL 6885951, the United States Supreme Court unanimously held that time spent by employees undergoing security screenings at the end of their shifts was not…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

California Supreme Court: Arbitrators May Rule on Pitchess Motions

In Pitchess, the California Supreme Court (the "Court") held that, upon good cause, a criminal defendant can obtain law enforcement personnel records. In 1978, the California Legislature codified this process by adding a series…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Criminal Law

City SLAPPs Away Landlord's Section 1983 Claim

Anti-SLAPP motions provide defendants with a valuable tool to dispose of meritless cases that stifle protected speech . In Squires v. City of Eureka (October 17, 2014, A138768; A139849) ___Cal. App.4th___ [14 Cal. Daily Op…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential

California Public Policy Prohibits Employer Retaliation Based on Mistaken Belief That Employee Engaged in Whistleblowing Activity

In Diego v. Pilgrim United Church of Christ (November 21, 2014) --- Cal. App. 4th ---), the California Fourth District Court of Appeal considered whether California public policy precludes employers from retaliating against an…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Education, Labor & Employment Law

Joe’s Crab Shack Managers Move Forward with Class Action Wage and Hour Misclassification Suit Despite Plaintiffs’ Inability to Establish Number of Hours Worked

Last week, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District reversed a trial court’s class certification denial in a proposed overtime class action brought by Joe’s Crab Shack managers against the restaurant…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Student Health & Safety and Discipline Related Legislative Changes

This update of student health & safety and discipline related legislative changes is issued by Kronick as part of a series of Legal Alerts about new education related laws from this latest 2014 legislative session. All laws are…more
| Education, Privacy

Child Abuse and Neglect Mandated Reporter Training Will Be Mandatory Starting January 1, 2015

Effective January 1, 2015, AB 1432 requires school districts, county offices of education, state special schools and diagnostic centers operated by the State Department of Education, and charter schools to provide annual…more
| Education, Labor & Employment Law

Bank That Accepted Stolen and Forged Checks From Check-Cashing Company Had Duty of Care to Verify Endorsements

Addressing an issue of first impression, the California Fourth Appellate District has decided that a check cashing service is not a bank for purposes of the fraudulent indorsement provisions of Section 3405 of the California…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Personal Injury

Court of Appeal Finds: Environmental and Natural Resources Existing Flood Danger Was Not An Impact Of Proposed Dam Upgrade Project; Agency Could Drop Component Of Original Three-Part Proposal From Final EIR Without Unlawful Segmentation; And General Discussion And Reference To EIR Was Sufficient For Responses To Comment

In Paulek v. California Dept. of Water Resources (2014) (October 31, 2014, E060038) __ Cal.App.4th __, the Court of Appeal upheld the final environmental impact report (“EIR”) prepared by the California Department of Water…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Electronic Discovery, Energy & Utilities, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

CEB’s Mechanics Liens and Related Remedies – 2014 Update

I’ve been writing for the CEB – the Continuing Education of the Bar – which publishes legal practice guides for lawyers for some time now. But I don’t think I’ve been quite as excited to write for the CEB than writing for…more
| Civil Remedies, Construction Law

Bank is Not Entitled to Deficiency Judgment Against Debtors Who Did Not Consent to Disposal of One of Two Properties Securing the Loan

The California Fifth Appellate District (Appellate Court) has decided that in a judicial foreclosure action, a bank whose loan was secured by two parcels of real property is precluded by C.C.P. section 726 (the one form of…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning, Real Estate - Commercial

Courts Uphold Supplemental Assessment of Wells and Related Facilities/Improvements; and Validate Use of Cost Approach

The County of Kern Tax Assessor’s (“Assessor”) use of the cost approach to value to appraise new oil and gas wells for the purpose of levying supplemental assessments has been upheld by the Fifth District Court of Appeal. In…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Taxation

Documentary Transfer Tax May Be Imposed When A Change of Ownership Occurs For Property Tax Purposes Due To A Transfer Of Ownership Interests In An Entity

The Revenue and Taxation Code permits the imposition of a documentary transfer tax when there is "realty sold." The Code also requires entities to report a "change in ownership" of legal entities. In 926 North Ardmore Avenue,…more
| Business Organizations, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial
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