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Yearly Archives: 2023

By Rains, Lucia, Stern, St. Phalle & Silver | May 5, 2023 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Suspension and Termination of Vallejo POA President Set Aside in Arbitration

MIKE RAINS Principal Attorney Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, PC I have represented police clients for the last four decades in some pretty crazy disciplinary cases, but my recent representation of Vallejo Police Lieutenant Michael Nichelini, who is also the president of the Vallejo Police Officers Association (VPOA), […]

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By Mastagni Holstedt A.P.C. | March 3, 2023 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

SB 1127 and AB 1751: Improvements to the California Workers’ Compensation System

LIAM H.P. CASEY Associate Attorney Mastagni Holstedt, APC In a decisive victory for California’s first responders, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 1127 on September 29, 2022, to take effect on January 1, 2023. This bill makes three improvements to the California workers’ compensation system.  SB 1127 Shortened time periods. SB 1127 […]

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By Castillo Harper, APC | March 3, 2023 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Filming Police Activities in California: What You Need to Know

BRANDI L. HARPER Managing Partner Castillo Harper, APC The prolific use of smartphones with recording capabilities and social media has enabled the public to record police activities. While most police contacts are professional and without incident, this practice has allowed the public to catch some police activities and situations that […]

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