New Appellate Decision Makes Clear that POBRA Cannot Shield Police Misconduct from Public Scrutiny

Although it is a small step, a recent appellate decision involving the City of Oakland carries significant promise for ensuring that local public agencies and civilian oversight boards can fully investigate allegations of police misconduct to ensure integrity in policing and maintain community trust.

2021-05-21T06:41:34-07:00May 21st, 2021|

Ninth Circuit Decision Suggests Chalking Is a Search, Leaves Municipalities a Path to Defend the Practice

A recent Ninth Circuit Decision suggests that chalking is a search under the Fourth Amendment but leaves municipalities a path to defend the practice under the administrative search exception.

2021-01-19T12:38:34-08:00January 19th, 2021|

RPLG Files Lawsuit Against Board of Directors of Oracle Corporation

Attorneys from Renne Public Law Group and Bottini & Bottini, Inc. filed a shareholder derivative lawsuit against the Board of Directors of Oracle Corporation on July 2, 2020 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. 

2020-08-19T11:48:29-07:00July 7th, 2020|

COVID-19, the Census Delay, and Local Redistricting: What Local Public Agencies Can Do to Prepare

Local public agencies responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and grappling with its wide-ranging effects have yet another consideration to worry about: its impact on local redistricting deadlines. 

2020-06-25T10:21:20-07:00June 25th, 2020|

Navigating Fiscal Emergencies in the Time of Coronavirus: Tools from the Great Recession Revisited

Declaring a fiscal emergency, and implementing appropriate remedial measures, may be an unfortunate reality for some local agencies in light of the COVID-19 epidemic.

2020-05-19T22:25:30-07:00May 19th, 2020|

RPLG Delivers Summary Judgments for Counties of San Joaquin and Orange in Retiree Benefit Cases

Partner Art Hartinger, along with Senior Associates Ryan McGinley-Stempel and Ian Long, helped deliver two summary judgments for the Counties of San Joaquin and Orange this fall that will save the government entities millions of dollars in retiree pension dues. 

2020-07-22T13:01:39-07:00January 2nd, 2020|
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