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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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January 28, 2016

FEDERAL APPELLATE COURT UPHOLDS FEDERAL COMMUNICATION COMMISSION REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING SECTION 6409 REGARDING COLLOCATION AND MODIFICATION OF EXISTING WIRELESS FACILITIES

On December 18, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued an important ruling upholding the Federal Communication Commission’s (“FCC”) regulations governing eligible collocation and modification requests of existing wireless facilities pursuant to Section 6409 of the Spectrum Act. In 2012, the Spectrum Act was enacted by Congress as part of…

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January 22, 2016

Nonsuit Obtained by Senior Litigator, Harold W. Potter, on behalf of the City of Fullerton

Senior Litigator Harold W. Potter obtained a nonsuit on January 14, 2016, after the close ofplaintiff’s evidence, in a case entitled Teresa Silva v. City of Fullerton. Silva sued Fullerton alleging a violation of her civil rights pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §1983, along withvarious pendent state law claims,stemming from code enforcement activities on her rental property in…

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January 6, 2016

Cities are prohibited from using sale tax revenue to provide financial assistance to a business if doing so reduces the amount of sales tax revenue another city receives.

I. Summary Starting January 1, 2016, Senate Bill 533 (“SB 533”) prohibits cities from entering into agreements with businesses that involve the city making payments or rebates of Bradly-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax (“sales tax”) revenues to the business when doing so would result in the reduction of sales tax revenue received by…

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