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By Mastagni Holstedt A.P.C. | October 11, 2022 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Does LDF Cover Secondary Employment? It Depends on Who Is Paying Your Wages

DAVID E. MASTAGNI Partner Attorney Mastagni Holstedt, APC This article is intended to address an important question about PORAC Legal Defense Fund (LDF) coverage that many officers who perform off-duty law enforcement services ask. Before you accept off-duty employment performing law enforcement services for a secondary employer, you need to […]

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By Rains, Lucia, Stern, St. Phalle & Silver | September 1, 2022 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Ninth Circuit Clarifies Application of the Heck Doctrine in Federal Civil Rights Cases

ZACHERY LOPES Partner Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, PC On July 19, 2022, an en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit published its opinion in Lemos v. County of Sonoma,1 circumscribing the practical reach of what is known as the Heck doctrine2 in federal civil rights cases. Generally, […]

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By Messing Adam & Jasmine | August 4, 2022 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Two Progressive Prosecutors Suffer Significant Defeats

MATTHEW TAYLOR Associate Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP Recently, two high-profile California prosecutors who outspokenly sought major criminal justice reforms, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón and San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, suffered significant political and legal defeats. On June 2, the California Court of Appeal ruled that […]

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