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The Ninth Circuit Reaffirms a Key Principle of §1983 Litigation – A Plaintiff Must Present Evidence That a Defendant Actually Participated in the Violation of the Plaintiff’s Rights

By Mitch Wrosch From November 2005 to August 2013, Plaintiff William King was incarcerated at Twin Towers Correctional Facility, a Los Angeles County jail, where he was held as a civil detainee while awaiting the adjudication of an involuntary commitment…

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Burke Obtains Summary Judgment in Retaliation Case

By Carmen M. Aguado On May 17, 2018, USDC Judge Jesus G. Bernal granted summary judgment in favor of the County of San Bernardino (“County”) and individually named County employees (collectively, “Defendants”) in Eric Bahra v. County of San Bernardino,…

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SCOTUS Reverses Ninth Circuit And Finds Officer Is Immune From Liability In Excessive Force Case

On April 2, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States, in Andrew Kisela v. Amy Hughes, granted summary judgment in favor of police officer Andrew Kisela on the grounds that he was entitled to a qualified immunity – an…

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The Cost Of Confidentiality: Employers Must Weigh Options When Settling Sexual Harassment Claims

By Paloma Peracchio The price of confidentiality just went up.  Following the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”) in December 2017, employers entering into settlement agreements with employees for claims of sexual harassment or sexual…

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Is Your Harassment Prevention Training Legally Compliant?

By Traci Park, Kelly Trainer & Meaghan Snyder Most agencies have sexual harassment training.  But the laws constantly evolve.  Read on to find out the new requirements for what your training must include to address sexual orientation, gender identity, and…

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Protecting the Decision-Makers: Appellate Decision Safeguards the Deliberative Process in Public Records Act Case

by Algeria R. Ford In Labor and Workforce Development Agency v. Superior Court of Sacramento County, et al., the California Court of Appeal recently dealt with a case involving the balance between open government principles and the need for confidentiality…

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2018 Brings New Restrictions On Employers’ Inquiries Into Salary History And Conviction History

By Katy A. Suttorp Last month, Governor Brown signed two pieces of legislation, both taking effect on January 1, 2018, which involve changes to the types of information employers may seek from applicants and when (or if) that information may…

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ACLU of Southern California v. Superior Court: Release or Not to Release?

By Sergio Rudin In a recent decision, the California Supreme Court was confronted with the question of whether the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department properly withheld the production of Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) data…

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What You Say Online Can and Will Be Used Against You

By Traci I. Park and Kelly A. Trainer With increasing frequency, litigants are seeking access to content posted on social media platforms to use as evidence in civil and criminal matters.  Given that millions of people take to social media…