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
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 where the design conforms to approved standards, and (3).... Continue reading
Public entities are afforded unique immunities under the Government Code, enabling them to avoid liability for common law tort claims. (Govt. Code §815 et seq.). These immunities serve as an incentive for entities to provide more public services with a decreased risk of... Continue reading
Public entities, contractors, and subcontractors for years have enjoyed the flexibility California law provided parties to agree to the amounts to be withheld in retention of progress payments in contracts involving public works projects... Continue reading
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