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Can a public agency inadvertently waive attorney-client & work product privileges? First and Second appellate district split on the issue
  • Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
  • USA
  • September 15 2015

In January, I wrote about the Second Appellate District case of Ardon v. City of Los Angeles. In Ardon, the court found that a public entity can

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Florida ban on judges soliciting campaign contributions
  • GrayRobinson PA
  • USA
  • April 29 2015

Today, in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar, the United States Supreme Court affirmed Florida Supreme Court's opinion upholding the Florida Bar's ban on

Public entities can inadvertently waive privilege in response to a Public Records Act request
  • Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2015

California's Public Records Act (PRA) law requires public entities to make their public records open for inspection and copying. Environmental

Misconduct charges against police officer were barred by statute of limitations
  • Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
  • USA
  • September 16 2014

On November 9, 2009, Jason Pedro, a police officer with the City of Los Angeles, drove a female friend, a minor, to a medical clinic in an unmarked

The gov. Rick Perry indictment: another weak case that shouldn’t have been charged
  • Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2014

The news outlets exploded this weekend with commentary on the Gov. Rick Perryindictment, and the criticism was fast and swift to deem it a very weak

City must have notice of condition to be found liable for condition of public sidewalks
  • Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
  • USA
  • July 31 2014

Menahem Heskel ("Heskel") suffered injuries when he tripped over a protruding base of a hollow metal post cemented into the City's sidewalk while

Legal updates for government entities covering May and June 2014
  • Ryley Carlock & Applewhite
  • USA
  • July 8 2014

This case arises out of a cross-over crash on I-10 south of Phoenix that injured plaintiff Glazer and killed her husband and daughter. The driver of

California Supreme Court holds names of officers in police shootings should be disclosed
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2014

The California Supreme Court has held that the names of police officers involved in shootings generally must be disclosed under state public records

Government lawyers’ communications not privileged in grand jury proceeding
  • Jenner & Block
  • USA
  • April 30 2014

In In re Thirty-Third Statewide Investigating Grand Jury, No. 85 MM 2012 (Pa. Feb. 18, 2014), the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania held that

The Supreme Court: cases to watch in the October 2013 term
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2013

This week marks the first Monday in October, which for Supreme Court watchers is a holiday: the start of a new term. While not everyone gets that