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Long Beach Reaches $13 Million Interstate 405 Settlement 11/2/2017 The City of Long Beach has reached a $13 million settlement agreement with Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for various corridor safety and traffic mitigation improvements related to the Interstate 405 (I-405) Freeway improvement project in Orange County. OCTA has proposed widening of a 16-mile stretch of the I-405 freeway from State Route 73 in Orange County to Interstate 605 in Long Beach.
Cunningham v. City of Long Beach 7/26/2017 California Court of Appeal upheld a lower court’s denial of a Petition for Writ of Mandate challenging the City Manager’s decision to terminate Charles Cunningham for disclosing confident...
Dieanna Hollie v. City of Long Beach 5/24/2017 Superior Court judge rejected a claim by a parking enforcement officer that her termination from the City of Long Beach was motivated by her race
Legal Alert: Recent Supreme Court decision on electronic communications concerning public business sent to or from private devices 3/6/2017 Recent Supreme Court Decision on Electronic Communications Concerning Public Business Sent to or from Private Devices
Karl Kuhn vs. City of Long Beach 2/6/2017 Long Beach Superior Court Judge entered judgement in favor of the City of Long Beach.
City of Long Beach, Long Beach TAPS Reach Settlement Agreement to Fund Downtown, Alamitos Beach Parking Studies 11/22/2016 The City of Long Beach has reached a settlement with Long Beach Transportation And Parking Solutions (TAPS) to resolve three environmental lawsuits by funding parking studies in the Downtown and Alamitos Beach areas.
Catrina Hanna v. City of Long Beach 11/3/2016 Los Angeles County jury rejected $9 million dollar demand by a City librarian who claimed the City discriminated and retaliated against her.
Gibbs v. Patrick West, City of Long Beach, Long Beach Civil Service Commission 10/20/2016 Los Angeles Superior court denied a Petition for Writ of Mandate upholding the Long Beach Civil Service Commission's decision which upheld the City Manager's decision to terminate Officer John Gibbs.
FAA Legal Opinion Regarding Federal Inspection Station at Long Beach Airport 10/18/2016 City Attorney's office has received a written legal opinion dated October 18, 2016, that is relevant to the discussion regarding a FIS facility at the Airport.
FIS Feasibility Study Results 10/4/2016 Long Beach City Council authorized a "feasibility study" to determine if it is appropriate to bring international air carrier and general aviation service to Long Beach Airport.
Starbird v. City of Long Beach 9/29/2016 LA County jury found that the Long Beach Police Dept. selected the most qualified applicant when it selected another police officer over the plaintiff, Wendy Starbird.
Court Issues Final Judgement in SCIG Case, Rejecting BNSF Objections and Ordering Port to Rescind Approvals 7/26/2016 Contra Costa Superior Court Judge Barry P. Goode issued his final opinion in the case challenging the Port of Los Angeles's approval of BNSF Railway's Southern California International Gateway project.
Appellate Court Upholds City's Medical Marijuana Ban 7/18/2016 Court of Appeal upheld lower court's order dismissing class-action lawsuit brought by two Medical Marijuana dispensaries
Long Beach City Attorney, Gomez Trial Attorneys, and Baron & Budd File Seventh PCB Lawsuit Against Monsanto for Contaminating the City’s Storm Water and Contributing to the Sedimentary Contamination in Adjacent Ocean Areas 5/19/2016 City of Long Beach, Gomez Trial Attorneys, Baron & Budd filed the seventh lawsuit of its kind against Monsanto for PCB contamination of Long Beach’s city storm water and the Port of Long Beach.
Court Dismissed a Lawsuit filed by the brother of a man who was fatally shot by Long Beach Police Officers 5/10/2016 Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael P. Vicencia today dismissed a lawsuit filed by the brother of a man who was fatally shot by Long Beach police officers in August 2012.
Court Dismisses Lawsuits by Two Long Beach Police Officers Against the City of Long Beach 4/14/2016 A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge today dismissed the lawsuits of two Long Beach police officers who alleged that the police department carried on a campaign of retaliation against them.
Trial Court Sets Aside Approvals for BNSF’s Controversial SCIG Railyard A Victory for West Long Beach Residents 3/30/2016 Court held that the Port of Los Angeles failed to perform adequate environmental analysis before approving SCIG railyard project adjacent to many residents and businesses located in West Long Beach.
Jeremy Coltharp, et al. v. Larry Herrera 2/23/2016 Federal Court affirms City's decision to refuse to certify medical marijuana initiative
SJK, LLC. v. City of Long Beach 2/11/2016 City Prevails in Medical Marijuana Litigation
Craig Chapman v. Patrick West, City of Long Beach, Long Beach Civil Service Commission 2/9/2016 Los Angeles Superior Court denied Petition for Writ of Mandate upholding Long Beach Civil Service Commission's decision
Athanasios Megas v. Patrick West, City of Long Beach, Long Beach Civil Service Commission 1/27/2016 Los Angeles Superior Court denied Petition for Writ of Mandate upholding Long Beach Civil Service Commission's decision
Workers' Compensation Excels in State Audit 1/26/2016 Dept. of Industrial Relations recently gave City Attorney's Workers' Compensation Claims Division high marks for its handling of City's workers' compensation claims
City Successfully Defends PERB Charge 12/16/2015 Administrative Law Judge rejected all the allegations brought by the IAM
Long Beach Airport Allocation of Supplemental Flight Slots 12/15/2015 Allocation of supplemental slots is being considered
William McDonald V. James McDonald, City of Long Beach, Long Beach Civil Service Commission 12/4/2015 Los Angeles Superior Court denied Petition for Writ of Mandate upholding Long Beach Civil Service Commission's decision
Calvete v. Patrick West, City of Long Beach, The Long Beach Civil Service Commission 11/4/2015 A Los Angeles Superior Court denied a Petition for Writ of Mandate
Long Beach Firefighters' Association v. City of Long Beach 11/4/2015 Arbitrator denied Fire Captain's request for additional compensation/skill pay
Quincy Miles v. The City of Long Beach 10/30/2015 Jury Rejects Former Police Officer's Discrimination Claim
Massey v. City of Long Beach 10/21/2015 A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge today reversed a $700,000.00 jury verdict, finding there was no evidence to support Plaintiff’s claim of employment discrimination.