Daniel Cassidy Celebrates Fifty Years of Practicing Law

Daniel Cassidy Celebrates Fifty Years of Practicing Law

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore would like to congratulate Daniel C. Cassidy on celebrating fifty years of practicing law.  Dan, a founding partner of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, is among the most experienced and accomplished practitioners in the fields of public sector labor relations, negotiations and employment law.

Jan 7, 2020 Fire Watch

County And Privately-Owned Medical Clinics Were Joint Employers

Ventura County owns and operates Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC).  VCMC contracts with a number of privately-owned clinics to provide medical services throughout the County. 

Jan 7, 2020 Fire Watch

Judge Not Required To Approve FLSA Litigation Settlement

Mei Xing Yu worked as a sushi chef at a restaurant owned and operated by Hasaki Restaurant, Inc.  Yu sued Hasaki in New York State, on behalf of other similarly situated employees, for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime provisions and New York labor laws.  About three months later, Hasaki sent Yu a settlement offer for $20,000 plus reasonable attorneys’ fees pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 (Rule 68 offer).  

Jan 7, 2020 Fire Watch

Attorneys’ Fees Awarded To Newspaper That Defeated A Reverse-CPRA Action

The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) is a cooperative water wholesaler with 26 members including the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP).  In 2014, following then-Governor Brown’s declaration that California was in a drought, MWD began a Turf Removal Rebate Program.  The Program provided money or rebates to customers of its member agencies who replaced their grass with drought-tolerant landscaping.  MWD paid $370 to $450 million in rebates.  There were about 40,000 participants in the Program, 7,800 of whom were DWP customers.  The City of Los Angeles’s Controller questioned the utility of the Program and observed that the rebates were concentrated in certain neighborhoods and certain businesses.

Jan 7, 2020 Fire Watch

Terminated Officers’ Mandatory Hearing Before Board Of Rights Satisfied POBR Administrative Appeal Right

This case examined the administrative appeal rights of two former Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) sergeants under the Public Safety Officers Bill of Rights Act (POBR).  Both sergeants were subject to separate investigations for unrelated allegations of misconduct.  The trial court coordinated the hearing on both sergeants’ cases because they presented an identical POBR issue.

Jan 7, 2020 Briefing Room

Civil Service Commission Abused Its Discretion By Reducing Deputy’s Discipline

In 2010, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (Department) Deputies Mark Montez and Omar Lopez strip-searched an inmate who stole items from a commissary cart.  Lopez searched the inmate while Montez monitored the hallway to provide security.  During the search, Lopez struck the inmate multiple times with his fist.  Montez was aware of the assault but did not participate.

Jan 7, 2020 Briefing Room

Terminated Officers’ Mandatory Hearing Before Board Of Rights Satisfied POBR Administrative Appeal Right

This case examined the administrative appeal rights of two former Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) sergeants under the Public Safety Officers Bill of Rights Act (POBR).  Both sergeants were subject to separate investigations for unrelated allegations of misconduct.  The trial court coordinated the hearing on both sergeants’ cases because they presented an identical POBR issue.