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February 16, 2017

Vol. 32. No 1A MARTIN J. MAYER’S CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Martin J. Mayer’s “Celebration of Life” service will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Rose Center Theatre, located at 14140 All American Way, Westminster, CA 92683. Reception to follow at the same location. *In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Orange County Chapter of ALS…

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February 15, 2017

Vol. 32 No. 2 CALIFORNIA COURT STRIKES DOWN LAW THAT BARRED GRAND JURIES IN FATAL POLICE SHOOTING CASES

On January 10, 2017, a California Court of Appeal found that it was unconstitutional to prevent a grand jury from issuing indictments in fatal police shooting cases.  (People v. Superior Court of El Dorado County (South Lake Tahoe Police Officers’ Association, et al.) (2017) 7 Cal. App. 5th 402.)  The portion of California Penal Code…

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January 31, 2017

The Passing of Martin J. Mayer, Jan. 30, 2017

It is with deep sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Martin J. Mayer; simply “Marty” to thousands of you throughout the state and to those of us in the Jones & Mayer family. Marty was found unresponsive at his home Sunday evening and transported to Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, where he…

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September 3, 2016

J&M Successfully Defeats Motion in Murder Case

J&M Successfully Defeats Motion in Murder Case On September 2, 2016, Jones & Mayer successfully represented the County of Stanislaus and Sheriff Adam Christianson in the case of People v. Jauriqui.  Jauriqui, is charged with murder and, while being detained in the County Jail, was involved in a serious assaults on another inmate (resulting in…

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July 11, 2016

Jamaar Boyd Weatherby named 2016 Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Star Attorney

Jamaar Boyd Weatherby was selected as one of California’s Rising Stars in the field of general litigation. Super Lawyers selects attorneys to receive this recognition using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are…

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July 6, 2016

Jones & Mayer Successfully Defends Another Writ Case

On July 5, 2016, The Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, ruled in the City’s favor on an Writ of Mandate case. Rudy Castaneda received multiple parking tickets from the Whittier Police Department for illegally parking his vehicle on the streets of the City of Whittier. In response to the citations, Castaneda filed a Petition…

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March 5, 2016

Impressive Settlement Agreement Obtained on behalf of the City of Placentia

PLACENTIA, CA – On February 25, 2016, MALDEF and the City of Placentia reached an agreement on how to proceed with providing Latinos equal voting power, without going to court. The agreement calls for a host of actions to be taken by the Placentia City Council, including placing a Charter Amendment Measure on a statewide…

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March 3, 2016

Senate Bill 876- Homelessness

I. SUMMARY Senate Bill- 876 entitled “Homelessness” was introduced by Senator Liu on January 14, 2016. If passed, this bill will amend the Government Code to allow homeless individuals to dwell or sleep in public spaces without risk of criminal or civil sanction. The long term implications of this bill do not seem favorable to…

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