Posts from April 2013.

Recent developments in Court treatment of California Public Records Act (CPRA) issues has raised some concern as to possible Court expansion of the scope of records that a public agency may be compelled to produce.  We want to share these concerns with you, so that you can better prepare to meet increasingly challenging requirements as Courts expand the scope of the CPRA.

Under the CPRA “public records” ...

Categories: Technology

On February 21, 2013, Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Member Cristina Garcia introduced Senate Bill (“SB”) 520 to promote an online student access platform for students of California’s Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University of California. Proponents of the bill state SB 520 would provide for increased availability of online ...

Categories: Higher Education

A plaintiff claiming permanent disability stemming from on-the-job injuries suffered a significant blow to his case as a result of deleting his Facebook account. A New Jersey federal district court ruled the plaintiff’s actions merited an “adverse inference” jury instruction, meaning the jury that will eventually hear the plaintiff’s lawsuit will be notified that the plaintiff intentionally destroyed evidence he believed would harm his case. (Gatto v. United Air Lines, Inc. (D.N.J. 2013) 2013 WL 1285285.)

In 2010 Congress enacted the Federal “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (“Act”) setting the stage for sweeping reform of the U.S. health care system. The most controversial provision in the Act is the “Individual Mandate” which requires every American to have a minimum level of health insurance by 2014 or face certain financial penalties. Congress used the Commerce Clause found ...

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