California Public Entity, Construction, and Business Law Blog

March 30, 2022

'San Diegans for Open Government' and No Safe Harbor

Traditionally, Californian litigants who bring frivolous or unnecessarily delaying actions can be sanctioned, but they had a “safe harbor” through Civil Code § 128.7(c)(1). This provision requires a party moving for sanctions under section 128.7 to... Continue reading

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June 01, 2021

Appellate Court Rules Governor Newsom's Mail-in Voting Orders Under the Emergency Services Act Were Not an Unconstitutional Delegation of Legislative Power

On May 8, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order No. N-64-20 which required that all California voters be provided with vote-by-mail ballots. The Order acknowledged... Continue reading

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June 06, 2019

Access to Public Records is Your Constitutional Right: How to Obtain Disclosable Public Records in Five Easy Steps.

Access to records and information pertaining to public records is "a fundamental and necessary right of every person in this state," which they can enforce through the California Public Records Act request process... Continue reading

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April 01, 2019

Don't Underthink It: Plaintiff Insists Civil Engineers Failed to Consider Safety Features.

Public entities are conferred statutory immunity for design of roadways if the plan or design: (1) is alleged to have caused the subject accident, (2) was approved prior to construction by an employee with discretionary authority or... Continue reading



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