The Rutter Group Practice Guides provide authoritative guidance for lawyers and judges on a variety of legal topics. Renne Public Law Group has the privilege of providing two guides: California Practice Guide: Public Sector Employment Litigation (TRG), a definitive guide to lawsuits involving public employees and public agencies in the state; and California Practice Guide: Civil Procedure Before Trial – Claims and Defenses (TRG), an essential resource when crafting a complaint, drafting a responsive pleading or analyzing the substance of a claim. Both are essential companions to The Rutter Group’s California Practice Guide: Employment Litigation and California Practice Guide: Civil Procedure Before Trial.

California Practice Guide: Public Sector Employment Litigation, authored by RPLG Partners Jonathan Holtzman and Art Hartinger, addresses the critical areas in which public sector employment rights and procedures differ from those in the private sector. These include:

  • Setting the terms and conditions of public employment
  • Distinctions between public and private employment litigation
  • Unique constitutional claims and defenses
  • Claims related to hiring, promotion and compensation
  • Public sector employee benefits, pensions and other postemployment benefits
  • Discipline and discharge
  • Leaves and layoffs
  • Immunities, defenses and remedies

RPLG’s attorneys help update the guide annually to ensure the information is up-to-date and accurate.  The guide is indispensable for anyone involved in public sector employment litigation.

California Practice Guide: Civil Procedure Before Trial – Claims and Defenses, authored by RPLG Of Counsel Sara Church Reese and updated annually with co-author Judge Kimberly A. Gaab, Fresno County Superior Court, provides civil litigators in virtually all fields of practice with the essential elements, key defenses and primary remedies for more than 50 frequently encountered claims. The claims analyzed range from tort claims (such as defamation, infliction of emotional distress and false imprisonment) to breach of contract (including third party beneficiary claims and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing in insurance policies) to statutory claims (including civil rights laws, whistleblower protections and privacy statutes).

The practice guide breaks down each claim entry with:

  • At-a-glance table showing the elements , defenses, jury instructions, statute of limitation, and remedies for each claim
  • Detailed discussion including relevant caselaw, statutory and jury instruction cites
  • Expert analysis
  • Practical advice

California Practice Guide: Civil Procedure Before Trial – Claims and Defenses also includes extensive cross-references to The Rutter Group’s California Practice Guide series and other secondary authorities for more in-depth treatment of the subjects.

Please visit The Rutter Group’s website if you would like to learn more about California Practice Guide: Public Sector Employment Litigation (TRG) or California Practice Guide: Civil Procedure Before Trial – Claims and Defenses (TRG).