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282019

Mitch Dean and Lee Roistacher Team Up to Win Appeal of 2017 Nonsuit

As reported below, nonsuit was granted after trial in the Preston v. Carlsbad case involving FEHA-based allegations of disability discrimination.  Preston appealed that nonsuit judgment.  On January 31, 2019, the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division One, affirmed the judgment of nonsuit made by Judge Ronald F. Frazier.  The City’s brief was written by, and oral argument was handled by Lee Roistacher, Daley and Heft’s Certified Appellate Specialist.  As reported [...]

232019

DALEY & HEFT PARTNER LEE H. ROISTACHER TO RECEIVE AMICUS SERVICE AWARD FROM INTERNATIONAL MUNICIPAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

On March 29, 2019, the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) will be awarding Daley & Heft partner Lee H. Roistacher with an IMLA Amicus Service Award at an awards ceremony held during IMLA’s mid-year seminar in Washington, D.C.  Roistacher is receiving the award for his service to the IMLA Legal Advocacy program for authoring amicus briefs before the Supreme Court in City of Newport Beach v. Vos and before the [...]

82019

AMICUS BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF REVIEW IN VOS V. CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH

On behalf of the California State Association of Counties, The League of California Cities, and the International Municipal Lawyer’s Association, Daley & Heft partner Lee H. Roistacher prepared a brief in support of the City of Newport Beach’s petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court in 892 F.3d 1024 (9th Cir. 2018.)  [18-672 tsac CSAC et al] The primary issue raised for review in the petition for certiorari [...]

22019

TWO BILLS CREATE INCREASED TRANSPARENCY FOR IA INVESTIGATIONS AND INCIDENT VIDEOS

Peace Officer Records – Internal and Administrative Investigations As of January 1, 2019, certain internal and administrative investigations of peace officers will no longer be confidential and must be produced pursuant to the Public Records Act.  In passing Senate Bill 1421, the California Legislature stated: “Peace officers help to provide one of our state’s most fundamental government services. To empower peace officers to fulfill their mission, the people of California [...]

22019

$460,000 Recovery for Title Insurance, Bad Faith Claim, Quiet Title and Foreclosure Action

December 2018 Daley & Heft Partner Scott Noya recovered over $460,000 for a private lender client in settlement of a bad faith action against a national title insurance company and quiet title and foreclosure claims against borrowers and a competing major lender. Daley & Heft’s client loaned $380,000 secured by a deed of trust on San Diego property. Another lender made a $350,000 loan secured by the same property, with [...]

122018

AMICUS BRIEF SUPPORT OF REVIEW IN GORDON V. COUNTY OF ORANGE

On behalf of amici curiae the California State Association of Counties, the National Association of Sheriffs, and the California State Association of Sheriffs, Daley & Heft partner Lee H. Roistacher prepared a brief in support of the County of Orange’s petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court in Gordon v. County of Orange, 888 F.3d 1118 (9th Cir. 2018).  See Gordon Brief Here The issue presented for review [...]

92018

What is the economic value of revenge porn?

What is the economic value of damages caused by revenge porn? Yes, only a lawyer would ask such a question, but it requires a jury to answer it. A July 2018 verdict from the Superior Court of Monterey County, California, in the case of Melgoza v. Pompey, 16-cv-003617 provides one answer to that question. The facts are simple, a 35 year-old woman discovered that her ex-boyfriend had secretly recorded them [...]

132018

California Court of Appeal Rejects Proposition 218 Challenge to City Cell Phone Tax

Gonzalez v. City of Norwalk, 17 Cal.App.5th 1295, Cal. App. 2 Dist., Dec. 04, 2017, as modified on denial of rehearing (Jan 03, 2018), review denied (Mar 14, 2018) Scott Noya and Lee Roistacher of Daley & Heft, LLP prevailed for the City of Norwalk in a class action challenge to its voter-approved utility user tax (UUT) on cell phone usage alleging violations of Proposition 218 and Proposition 62. The [...]

132018

Daley & Heft Represents Sellers of “Sand Toy Capital of the World” Property in Glamis, California

Daley & Heft Partner Scott Noya represented the sellers of approximately 150 acres of desert property located on State Route 78 in the town of Glamis, California. The firm’s client, a family estate and trusts, owned the Glamis property for decades. Glamis, an unincorporated community in Imperial County, is one of a series of former Southern Pacific railroad stops along the eastern edge of the Algodones Dunes. The “Glamis Dunes” area is popular with off-road enthusiasts [...]