LCW Victory Named “2017 Top Verdict”

Fresno, CA (February,  2018) – We are excited to announce that LCW’s litigation victory on behalf of the City of Stockton has been named a “Top Verdict” of 2017 by the Daily Journal.  The matter was recognized as one of the most impactful defense verdicts of the year.

Apr 19, 2018 Business & Facilities

Lowest Responsible Bidder May Recover Its Bid Preperation Costs Under A Promissory Estoppel Theory if the Public Works Contract is Wrongfully Awarded to a Competing Contractor

In February 2015, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (“CDCR”) published an invitation for bids for a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system project at Ironwood prison (the “Project”).  Five companies submitted bids to construct the Project. 

Apr 17, 2018 Blog Posts
Not So Fast! The Ninth Circuit Reverses Itself and Rules Employers Cannot Consider Applicants' Prior Salary in Setting Rate of Pay

Not So Fast! The Ninth Circuit Reverses Itself and Rules Employers Cannot Consider Applicants' Prior Salary in Setting Rate of Pay

Apr 12, 2018 Blog Posts
U.S. Department of Justice Sues the State of California Over Newly Enacted Immigration Laws

U.S. Department of Justice Sues the State of California Over Newly Enacted Immigration Laws

Apr 5, 2018 Business & Facilities

Privette Revisited Property Owner Not Liable For Wrongful Death Of Contractor’s Employee Arising From Property Owner’s Alleged Violation Of Safety Regulations

Television Center, Inc. (“TCI”) owns a three-story building in Hollywood, California. TCI contracted with Chamberlin Building Services (“CBS”), a licensed contractor, to wash the building’s windows.  Under the contract, CBS made all decisions regarding the window washing, and CBS owned, inspected, and maintained all the equipment used on the job.

Apr 5, 2018 Client Update

Reference to “Fire Chief” in Firefighter’s Bill of Rights Means “Lead” Fire Chief of the Jurisdiction

George Corley was a long-time firefighter who accepted a position as a Battalion Chief for the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District (“District”).  He was later promoted to a Division Chief.  Corley received numerous awards over the course of his career with the District and positive performance evaluations.  When he was terminated, Corley sued the Department for age discrimination, and he prevailed on his claims after a jury trial.  On appeal, the District sought to reverse the judgment on the grounds that the trial court judge improperly failed to instruct the jury that the Firefighter’s Procedural Bill of Rights (“FBOR”) justified Corley’s termination.  

Apr 5, 2018 Blog Posts
Government-Hosted Social Media – How To Avoid First Amendment Claims

Government-Hosted Social Media – How To Avoid First Amendment Claims