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Yearly Archives: 2023

By Messing Adam & Jasmine | October 1, 2023 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

The Ninth Circuit Upholds a ‘Suspicionless’ Detention Under ‘Special Circumstances’

MATTHEW TAYLOR Associate Attorney Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP In its July 7, 2023, decision, Bernal v. Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Case No. 22-15690, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the first time that law enforcement officers’ detention of witnesses, without suspicion, under “special circumstances” did not violate […]

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By Castillo Harper, APC | September 7, 2023 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

The Skelly Presentation: Strategic Disclosures Ahead of Evidentiary Hearing

MONTANA MASSONE, ESQ. Associate Attorney Castillo Harper, APC After receiving a call from my client that she received a Notice of Intent to Terminate, I awaited documents outlining all my client’s alleged misconduct. My client’s interview had been several hours long, and I expected that this meant the investigation and […]

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By Mastagni Holstedt A.P.C. | September 1, 2023 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Termination Squashed After Skelly

GARRETT PORTER Associate Attorney Mastagni, Holstedt, APC Falling ill while traveling or vacationing may ruin a trip, but it should never ruin your career. Such was the situation faced by Santa Clara County Correctional Deputy Patrick Tempra, who turned to Mastagni Holstedt, APC to appeal a proposed termination and secure […]

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