Feb 19, 2019 Blog Posts

Democracy in Action

As a proud American citizen, I want to instill a healthy respect for American government and democracy in my child.  I have a son who has an interest in American government that belies his seven years on this earth.

Feb 19, 2019 Published Articles

The California Rule on Public Employee Pensions Under Attack: Will We Still Call It The “California Rule” If It Is No Longer The Rule In California?

Most public employees in California are eligible to enroll in a state or county retirement system.  These retirement systems are governed by state statutes, known primarily as either the Public Employees’ Retirement Law (“PERL”) or the County Employees’ Retirement Law (“CERL”), depending on the retirement system in question.  

Feb 13, 2019 Tips from the Table
Constructive Receipt

Constructive Receipt

Feb 13, 2019 Press Release

Three LCW Attorneys Honored by the 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore congratulates three attorneys who were selected to the 2019 list of Southern California Super Lawyers. 

Feb 7, 2019 Business & Facilities

California Court of Appeal Invalidates School District Board’s Imposition of $500,000 Fee on New Residential Development and Requires Refund

Education Code section 17620 authorizes a school district to levy a fee against any new residential construction within school district boundaries to fund the construction of school facilities.  Such fees are known as “Level 1” fees.  Under California Government Code section 66001, to impose Level 1 fees on a developer, the district must:  (i) identify the purpose of the fee; (ii) identify the use to which the fee is to be put and if the use is to finance public facilities, identify the facilities; and (iii) establish a reasonable relationship between the need for the public facility and the type of development project on which the fee is imposed. 

Feb 6, 2019 Client Update

Agencies’ Deliberative Process Documents Could Be Withheld Under Freedom of Information Act

In a case decided under the Federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found that documents generated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFSW) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) were exempt from disclosure under the FOIA’s deliberative process privilege.