Publications

Publications

Publications

July 2015

July 2015 Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Scott M. Nenni, Christopher T. Kim

Taylor v. Barkes: Further Evolution of the Qualified Immunity Analysis
Walker v. Beard: No Religious Right to Racist Housing Requests
Employment Law Goes to Prison
Objective Reasonableness: Is it the New Norm for All Excessive Force Claims?

June 2015

June 2015 Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Nathan A.  Oyster, Mitchell A. Wrosch

Drones: The New Smuggling Tool?
Where's the Venison?: The Impact of Hobby Lobby and Holt on the "Substantial Burden" Test for Inmate Religion Cases
It's All in the Timing: Strikes and Inmates' IFP Status
AB 66: Will Officers be Permitted to Review Video Footage of Major Incidents Prior to Making a Statement?

May 2015

May 2015 Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Scott M. Nenni

How the Drought is Affecting the Big House
Spring Cleaning: When to Purge Citizen's Complaints and Internal Affairs Investigations
County v. Nevada v. Superior Court (Siegfried): Jail May Not Prohibit Face-to-Face Visits with Counsel in Visiting Rooms without Glass Partitions
Slip & Fall Meets Equal Protection

April 2015

Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Scott M. Nenni, Mitchell A. Wrosch

Ghostwriting: Problem or Panacea?
Since When are Inmates Afraid of Being Threatened with Contempt of Court? An Analysis of Barnett v. Norman
Inmate Tax Scams: By the Numbers
Constructive Possession and the "Some Evidence" Standard
 

March 2015

March 2015 Prison Break: Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Mitchell A. Wrosch, Nathan A.  Oyster, Scott M. Nenni

Predicting Risk and Recidivism: Science or Pseudoscience?
King v. U.S.A.: The Fourth Circuit Holds that Dental Staff Did Not Violate the Eighth Amendment by Performing Dental Surgery on the Wrong Inmate
Cortez v. Skol: Ninth Circuit Reverses Grant of Summary Judgment in Failure to Protect Case
Affirmative Defense as National News
Class Action Lawsuit Certified Against Monterey County Regarding Alleged Deficiencies in Medical Care

February 2015

February 2015 Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Nathan A.  Oyster

Body Cameras for Custody Officers?
No Valentine's Day Wedding for Charles Manson and His Fiancee
Settling Up the Cost of Incarceration
Record Year for Wrongful Death Civil Rights Settlements

February 11, 2015

Department of Finance Publishes Budget Trailer Bill Language Addressing Redevelopment Dissolution

Public Law Alert

Susan E. Bloch

The California Department of Finance (“Department”) has published proposed budget trailer bill language addressing the redevelopment agency dissolution process. In a recent webinar, the Department characterized the forthcoming legislation as an attempt to simplify the dissolution process and clarify existing law. However, although some of the proposed provisions would streamline successor agency operations and facilitate their wind-down, there are a number of terms that would negatively affect successor agencies, their sponsoring jurisdictions, and the availability of financing for affordable housing and oversight board-approved economic development and public improvement projects. The proposed legislation undermines many of the incentives that AB 1484 provided for compliance with the Due Diligence Review process. Furthermore, if enacted, the proposed legislation would effectively abrogate several recent court rulings that are favorable to cities and successor agencies.

January 2015

January 2015 Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Mitchell A. Wrosch, Nathan A.  Oyster

When Inmate Speech Spawns a Bill: Mumia Abu-Jabal's Commencement Speech
Liar Liar: A Look at California's New Requirement for Polygraph Tests for Sex-Offenders
How NOT to Handle Heroin Withdrawal: A Lesson Learned by a New Hampshire Jail
Responding to a Third-Party Deposition Subpoena: How One Simple Step Can Protect an Officer's Privacy Rights and Minimize the Risk of Liability to an Agency

December 2014

December 2014 Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Mitchell A. Wrosch, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Nathan A.  Oyster

Legal Alert on Taking DNA from Arrestees: People v. Buza
Connecticut Lawsuit Brings National Attention to the Misuse of RLUIPA
Getting into the Holiday Spirit
Menefield v. Foreman: Appeals Coordinators Can Exercise Discretion When Screening Duplicate Inmate Appeals
Ongoing Litigation Series: The Person Most Knowledgeable Deposition

December 2014

Significant Changes to the FEHA: Are You Prepared for 2015?

CALPELRA Alert

Katy A. Suttorp

November 2014

November 2014 Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Nathan A.  Oyster

Is Ebola the New Way for Prisoners to "Cry Wolf?"
No "Take Backs:" How to Prevent Plaintiffs from Reneging on Settlement Agreements
Medina v. Garcia:  Detainee Can Sue ICE Agents for Lodging Immigration Detainer Which Caused Detainee to Spend Two Years in Pretrial Confinement
Ongoing Litigation Series: The Person Most Knowledgeable Deposition

November 2014

Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014: What Does It Mean for Our Agency?

The Authority, CJPIA

Katy A. Suttorp

October 2014

October 2014 Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Mitchell A. Wrosch, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Nathan A.  Oyster

"Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act" a Misnomer: Analysis of Proposition 47
What's Lurking Beneath that Stubble? The Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in a RLUIPA Grooming Case
Can the Flying Spaghetti Monster Reshape RLUIPA?
What to Expect from a Civil Deposition

October 2014

Essential Risk Shifting Provisions in Construction Documents

Best of the Best USA Expert Guides, Construction

H. James Wulfsberg, Stephen L. Cali, David J. Hyndman

September 2014

September 2014 Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Mitchell A. Wrosch, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Nathan A.  Oyster

Handling Site Inspection Demands
Colwell v. Nevada Dep't of Corrections: Deliberate Indifference to Deny Eye Surgery to Restore Inmate's Vision
A Prisoner's Dilemma: Pleading the Fifth
Brown v. County of Los Angeles: Inmate Who Pled Guilty as a Minor Cannot Challenge Validity of Plea Based on Civil Contract Law
U.S. v. Gadson and the Value of Inmate Telephone Calls

August 2014

August 2014 Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Mitchell A. Wrosch

A Call for More Frequent Prosecution of Prison Crimes
Alternative Custody Program: No Men Allowed
For Attorney's Eyes Only
Van der Hule v. Holder: Federal Law Restricts Rights of Convicted Felon Whose Civil Rights Were Restored from Possessing a Firearm