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California Supreme Court Holds Public Records Sent Through Private Email Accounts and Devices May Be Subject to Disclosure

USA - March 3 2017 In a much-anticipated decision, the California Supreme Court held on March 2, 2017, that when a public employee uses a personal account or device to…

James F. Baca,, Mark R. Bresee, Peter E. Denno, Cathie L. Fields, Warren S. Kinsler, Mark W. Thompson,

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…

A. Christopher Duran, Paul Z. McGlocklin, Kathryn E. Meola, Mark W. Thompson,

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Dismissal of Class Action Seeking Overbroad Relief for Remote Learning During Pandemic While Confirming Need To Exhaust Administrative Remedies

USA - August 30 2022 On August 24, 2022, the Ninth Circuit issued its long awaited decision in Martinez, et al. V. Newsom, et al. (“Martinez”) (Appeal Case No. 20-56404)…

Kristin M. Myers, Adam J. Newman, Marlon C. Wadlington

Updated CDPH Guidance, “Youth Sports Q&A,” Effective March 17, 19 and 22, 2021

USA - March 24 2021 After controversially issuing a Youth Sports Q&A which effectively banned sideline cheer and other activities from occurring in connection with…

Scott K. Holbrook ,, Alyssa Ruiz de Esparza, Amy W. Estrada, Joshua E. Morrison