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HTMLPolice Order to Stay Put While Conducting Background Check Is a Seizure under Fourth Amendment
Tamara Bogosian, Paul A. Cappitelli, G. Ross Trindle; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
Overview: The Ninth Circuit recently held that, when a police officer orders a suspect to “stay put,” that command constitutes a seizure under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and can implicate municipal liability under Monell.

 

HTMLState Water Resources Control Board Adopts Emergency Water Conservation Regulation in Response to Drought
Jeffry F. Ferre, Joshua Nelson; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014
The State Water Resources Control Board has adopted an emergency regulation requiring local agencies to restrict potable water use by their customers and prohibiting certain uses of potable water. The regulation is expected to go into effect on August 1 and last for 270 days, unless extended by the...

 

HTMLComments Due August 25 on Comcast-Time Warner Cable-Charter Merger/Spin Off Transactions
Gail A. Karish, Joseph Van Eaton; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
Last week the FCC made two important announcements concerning its review of the applications filed for approval of the Comcast - Time Warner Cable - Charter cable merger and spin off transactions, and at the same time the agency formally started the time clock running on its review. The FCC...

 

HTMLAll California Contractors and Subcontractors Involved with Public Works Projects Now Required to Register With State by March 1, 2015
Tyree K. Dorward, Wendy Y. Wang; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 16, 2014, previously published on July 10, 2014
The California Legislature has imposed a new registration requirement for contractors and subcontractors involved with public works projects. Senate Bill 854, passed late last month, created a registration program, effective July 1, 2014, to fund the Department of Industrial Relations’...

 

HTMLRuling That Curtails Public Agencies' Abilities to Get Order Protecting Project Planning Inspections is Decertified
Kendall H. MacVey, Jamey Wyman; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014
An appellate court ruling that essentially curtailed the ability of public agencies to obtain a court order to conduct project planning inspections was decertified by a grant of review by the California Supreme Court. In Property Reserve. Inc. v. Superior Court of San Joaquin County, the State of...

 

HTMLState Water Resources Control Board to Consider Emergency Water Conservation Regulations in Response to Drought
Paeter E. Garcia, Lucas I. Quass; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014
In response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of Emergency Drought Declaration and Proclamation of a Continued State of Emergency, on July 15 the State Water Resources Control Board will consider adopting emergency water conservation regulations. The proposed regulations would enact restrictions on...

 

HTMLSB 871 Bumps Back Repeal of Solar Energy Exclusion by Eight Years
Sophie A. Akins, Robert W. Hargreaves; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
A new law extending the exclusion of solar energy systems from affecting the full cash value of real property for taxation purposes was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last week. The bill (SB 871) is effectively immediately as a tax levy. Wind and geothermal energy producers, who do not benefit from...

 

HTMLFirst Amendment Protects Public Employees for Sworn Testimony Given Outside Scope of Regular Job Duties on Matters of Public Concern
William E. Robinson; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
The First Amendment protects a public employee from adverse employment action taken in retaliation for providing truthful sworn testimony, compelled by subpoena, outside the course of the employee’s ordinary job responsibilities, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision.

 

HTMLCalifornia Department of Water Resources Releases Draft 2014 Water-Energy Grant Program Guidelines
Sophie A. Akins, Kelsey R. Blegen; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 28, 2014
The California Department of Water Resources has released a draft of its 2014 Water-Energy Grant Program Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package. The Water-Energy Grant Program funds residential, commercial and institutional water-efficiency projects that reduce water and energy use and...

 

HTMLOfficers Must Obtain Warrant to Access Data on Arrestee's Mobile Phone Device
Tamara Bogosian, Paul A. Cappitelli, G. Ross Trindle; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
Overview: Today, the U.S. Supreme Court held that police officers may not search digital information on a mobile phone device seized from a person who has been arrested without a warrant. In Riley v. California and U.S. v. Wurie, the Court declined to extend the warrantless search of a person...

 


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