Legal Issues

13-Apr-2011

CLIENT ADVISORY: Supremer Court Ends County's Efforts to Take Away Orange County Deputies 3% at 50 Pension Benefits

On April 13, 2011, the California Supreme Court denied Orange County’s petition to review the appellate court decision in County of Orange v. Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs, bringing the County’s attempt to revoke pension benefits to an end. In County of Orange v. A..

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11-Apr-2011

Automobile Insurqance Exclusions that Target and Affect Peace Officers

By ANTHONY P. DONOGHUE and john p. tribuiano III Mastagni, Holstedt, Amick, Miller & Johnsen, APC Insurance companies are increasingly drafting personal automobile insurance policy exclusions that both directly target and indirectly affect peace officers and other emergency personnel. The..

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20-May-2010

SCPA Media Campaign Supports Litigation Objectives

Working with a media consultant, the SCPA started a county-wide campaign, “Keep Sacramento Safe,” to drum up public support for the Probation Department’s mission. The campaign included addressing members of the Board of Supervisors at district functions and a YouTube video fea..

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20-May-2010

Complaint Alleges Risk to Public from Budget Cuts

The 29-page complaint, filed May 20, 2010, alleges that as a result of the Sacramento County Probation Department’s present inability to comply with constitutional, statutory and court-ordered mandates, the people of Sacramento County are at a heightened risk from serious and violent criminal ..

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