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Private Attorney General Statute to Award Fees Used in a Reverse-PRA Dispute - Part III: Pasadena Police Officers Association v. City of Pasadena

Reversing a lower court, a California appellate court found that a newspaper could recover attorneys’ fees under the Private Attorney General Statute in a Public Records Act suit. The Second District Court of Appeal decision in…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies

An Appellate Court’s Observation May Have Effect on Reverse-PRA Actions - Part II: Pasadena Police Officers Association v. City of Pasadena

In Pasadena Police Officers Association v. City of Pasadena, the Second District Court of Appeal made an interesting observation about the effect of the Public Records Act’s time requirement for a response to a PRA request and…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure

PRA Fee Award Narrowed to Cover the Issue of Scope of Redactions - Part I: Pasadena Police Officers Association v. City of Pasadena

A California Court of Appeal upheld a decision to drastically reduce an attorney fee award request against the City of Pasadena to a newspaper in a Public Records Act litigation — a decision that should bring relief to public…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law

District Attorneys Can Deputize City Attorneys to Prosecute Misdemeanors - Appeals Court Decision Good for California Cities and Counties

In a victory for cities and counties, a California appellate court confirmed that city attorneys can be deputized by the District Attorney to prosecute misdemeanors, even when the alleged crimes occur outside of the city…more
 /  Civil Procedure

California Departs From the Federal Overtime Calculation Standard - State Supreme Court Retroactively Adopts California Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement Manual Calculation

California businesses must follow a different standard than that allowed under the federal rules when calculating overtime to address flat sum bonuses…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Appellate Court Upholds Trail Immunity And Protects Pasadena from Liability - Court clarified availability of trail immunity depends on the recreational nature of the trail itself

Trail immunity has been examined by the appellate courts numerous times over the past 18 months, most recently in Arvizu v. City of Pasadena, where the plaintiff entered a public park after hours and injured himself when he slid…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Personal Injury

A District Attorney May Employ Outside Counsel on a Contingent Fee Basis - Ninth Circuit Opinion in Unfair Competition Suit Seeking Civil Penalties

The District Attorney of Trinity County filed a civil action under California’s Unfair Competition Law, alleging deceptive marketing and sales practices. The action sought an injunction, restitution, attorney fees and civil…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking

Parking Impacts Warrant Only Limited Consideration under CEQA for Infill Projects in Transit Priority Areas - Court Upholds City of Covina Infill Project

Parking impacts (as distinguished from secondary impacts related to parking) associated with infill development in transit priority areas are exempt from environmental review under certain circumstances, a California Appellate…more
 /  Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

The First Self-Driving Death - Mitigating Risks, Regulatory Update and a Tale of Two States

California’s regulations governing the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles went into effect last week…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Stormy Daniels’ Attorney May Have Fallen Into SLAPP Trap - Legal Analysis by BB&K Attorneys Damian Moos and Kandice Kim in Law360

California’s anti-SLAPP statute presents a formidable trap for the unsuspecting plaintiffs attorney, especially when it comes to claims that are based on statements connected to an actual or possible legal matter. The…more
 /  Business Torts, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law

Disaster-Response Decision-Making: Is Your Agency Prepared? BB&K Attorneys Mary Beth Coburn and Rebecca Chaparro Write About Disaster Preparedness in PublicCEO

Strategizing best practices around implementing disaster preparedness programs can be challenging. The contracting requirements and statutes associated with utilizing federal emergency funds are fairly straightforward, but…more
 /  Government Contracting

SB 2 Recording Fees: State Clarifies Exemptions - California and its Cities, Counties and Other Political Subdivisions May be Due Refunds

The State of California, as well as cities, counties and other political subdivisions in the State, are officially exempt from paying a recently enacted $75 fee for document recording. This clarification came with the passage of…more
 /  Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Government Contractor Recovers Bid Preparation Costs After Project Wrongly Awarded - California Appellate Court Expands Court’s Equitable Authority

Contrary to prior rulings, an aggrieved bidder may be able to recover its bid costs when a public works project is wrongly awarded to another contractor that is not the lowest responsible bidder — even after the contractor is…more
 /  Government Contracting

Defining “Existing” Structures in Sea Rise Shoreline Protection - California Coastal Commission and City of San Clemente Reach LUP Agreement

Disagreement over the definition of the word “existing” in discussion over shoreline protection took center stage in the City of San Clemente’s Coastal Land Use Plan update…more
 /  Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Top 5 Tips for Responding to a PRA Request (Hint: Communication is Key)

Public agencies in California, along with those across the country, are seeing a dramatic increase recently in the number of Public Records Act requests. Some cities and local public agencies are staffing up to meet the demand,…more
 /  Administrative Law
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