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Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Attorneys are Recognized by the 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America
08/20/2021
Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

LOS ANGELES – August 20, 2021 – Liebert Cassidy Whitmore (LCW) is pleased to announce that Los Angeles attorneys Ronnie Arenas, Megan Atkinson & Alysha Stein-Manes have all been named to the 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America list.  Arenas and Stein-Manes were both recognized for their...

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Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Attorney Megan Atkinson Named 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star
06/15/2021
LCW Press Release

LOS ANGELES – June 15, 2021 – Liebert Cassidy Whitmore (LCW) is pleased to announce that Los Angeles attorney Megan Atkinson has been designated a 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star.  Atkinson was selected a Rising Star for her steadfast, diligent work on behalf of LCW’s clients....

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New Ruling Expands Liability for Using Excessive Force and Broadens the Basis for Disciplining Police Officers in California
03/04/2021
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

In 2017, a police officer with the City of Huntington Beach (“Officer Esparza”) saw a man standing on a sidewalk who caught his attention (“Mr. Tabares”).  Officer Esparza noticed Mr. Tabares wore a sweater on a warm day, walked abnormally, made flinching movements with his hands, and looked in his...

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A SWAT Sniper’s First Amendment Rights Impact a Police Department’s Ability to Discipline Him For a Facebook Posting
01/26/2021
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

 
In 2015, someone shot a police officer and a suspect was later arrested.  While off-duty, a SWAT sniper commented on a friend’s Facebook post which linked to an article about the shooting.  He wrote, “It’s a shame he didn’t have a few holes in him.”  An anonymous tip came in about the post,...

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Minimum Wage Applies to Charter Cities And All Counties
04/01/2019
The Daily Journal

Peter Brown and Megan Atkinson authored an article for the Daily Journal that discusses the Court of Appeal case Marquez v. City of Long Beach (244 Cal. Rptr. 3557 (2019)).The Court of Appeal held that California’s state minimum wage applies to all public employers, including charter cities and all...

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