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AB 2449: New Brown Act Rules for a Zoom-Friendly World

USA - September 16 2022 On September 13, 2022, the Governor signed Assembly Bill 2449 (Rubio) (“AB 2449”) into law, amending certain portions of the Ralph M. Brown Act…

Nicolle A. Falcis,, Davina F. Harden, Jeffrey A. Hoskinson

California Appellate Court Rules That Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity May Qualify as a Disability Under FEHA

USA - May 27 2021 In Brown v. Los Angeles Unified School District Dist. (2021) 60 Cal.App.5th 1092, the Court of Appeal addressed the limits of what constitutes a…

Michael C. Addy, Paul Z. McGlocklin, Jacquelyn Morenz

The Ninth Circuit Holds that Official Use of a Social Media Platform Created a Public Forum, and Blocking Members of the Public Violated the First Amendment

USA - August 3 2022 In Garnier v. O’Connor-Ratcliff (9th Cir. July 27, 2022, Nos. 21-55118, 21-55157) __ F.3d __, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided a case of…

Steven J. Andelson, Davina F. Harden, Sharon J. Ormond, Todd M. Robbins, Mark W. Thompson,

AB 2158 Extends Mandatory Ethics Training to School Officials

USA - October 6 2022 On September 13, 2022, Governor Newsom signed AB 2158 which requires officials at school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools…

Matthew T. Besmer

Court of Appeal Rules That Trial Courts May Exercise Discretion to Deny Attorney Fee Awards in California Public Records Act Lawsuits Achieving Minimal or Insignificant Results

USA - May 2 2022 In a matter of first impression, the California Court of Appeal (2nd District) has ruled that an attorney fee award need not be granted in every…

Scott D. Danforth,, A. Christopher Duran, Paul Z. McGlocklin, Mark W. Thompson,