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California high court hears suit on 2012 pension reform law

California high court hears suit on 2012 pension reform law

The California Supreme Court grappled Tuesday with whether to uphold a state law designed to help reduce a shortfall of hundreds of billions of dollars in state and local pension systems.

During a hearing, the state’s highest court did not clearly indicate which way it would rule. Only four of the court’s seven justices asked questions, and those who did speak challenged both sides in the dispute.

The court is considering a challenge by unions to a 2012 law that forbade the practice of “pension spiking” for all government employees. The practice involves inflating a future pensioner’s pay, usually at the end of their career, by cashing in years of accumulated vacation or sick pay or volunteering for extra duties.

Because pension payments are calculated based on a worker’s highest year of earnings, spiking can produce a more lucrative retirement than what the employee earned on the job. At least

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Best Law Firms in Los Angeles, CA

Best Law Firms in Los Angeles, CA



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Federal judge blocks California’s ammunition purchase law

Federal judge blocks California’s ammunition purchase law

A federal judge Thursday blocked a California law requiring background checks for people buying ammunition, issuing a sharply worded rebuke of “onerous and convoluted” regulations that violate the constitutional right to bear arms.

U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego ruled in favor of the California Rifle & Pistol Assn., which asked him to stop the checks and related restrictions on ammo sales.

“The experiment has been tried. The casualties have been counted. California’s new ammunition background check law misfires and the Second Amendment rights of California citizens have been gravely injured,” Benitez wrote in a 120-page opinion granting the group’s motion for a preliminary injunction.

Voters approved toughening California’s already strict firearms laws in 2016, and the restrictions took effect last July.

“The law’s red tape and state database errors made it impossible for hundreds of thousands of law-abiding Californians to purchase ammunition for sport or self-defense,” said

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Law Schools

Law Schools

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Law schools in California approved by the ABA

The following schools are accredited by the American Bar Association and by such approval are deemed accredited by the State Bar’s Committee of Bar Examiners.

California Western School of Law
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101
619-239-0391
www.cwsl.edu
University of California Davis
School of Law (King Hall)

400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, CA 95616
530-752-0243
www.law.ucdavis.edu
Chapman University
Fowler School of Law

One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
888-242-1913
714-628-2500
www.chapman.edu/law
University of California Irvine
School of Law
401 E. Peltason Drive, Suite 1000
Irvine, CA 92697-8000
949-824-0066
www.law.uci.edu
Golden Gate University
School of Law

536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-442-6600
www.ggu.edu/schools/law

University of California Los Angeles
School of Law

1242 Law Building
385 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA  90095
310-825-4841
www.law.ucla.edu

Loyola Law School
919 S. Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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5 things to know as L.A. coronavirus mask order becomes law

5 things to know as L.A. coronavirus mask order becomes law

If you are going to a grocery store, pharmacy or doing other essential shopping in Los Angeles, you need to be wearing a mask or face covering.

Beginning Friday, a new city order requires both shoppers and workers to wear a face covering.

It’s the latest effort by the city to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The stay-at-home order has already closed nonessential businesses as well as many beaches, trails and recreation centers.

Here are five things to bear in mind:

1. The idea is to protect both customers and workers

California has been under stay-at-home orders for several weeks, and that limits trips to essential business like food shopping, doctor’s appointments and pharmacy trips.

There has been concern about the potential exposure to coronavirus at retailers such as supermarkets. Many markets have limited how many people can enter and tried to impose social distancing measures in lines.

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Law Firm Authority

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Law enforcement and politicians clash over coronavirus orders

Law enforcement and politicians clash over coronavirus orders

Despite warnings from health officials that social distancing and the wearing of face coverings can help flatten the statistical curve of nationwide infections, from Texas to Washington state a handful of officers sworn to uphold the law have in recent weeks publicly expressed their opposition to government regulations aimed at keeping citizens from transmitting the virus to others.

The latest high-profile protest by law enforcement came on Wednesday from the head of a Houston police union, who penned an open letter forcefully taking issue with a new order requiring face coverings by anyone in public over 10 years of age, with some exceptions. The order carries a $1,000 fine for noncompliance.

The police union president said that while officers support the public wearing masks, police departments do not have the resources to enforce “draconian” face covering orders. He also took issue with the way he believes such enforcement could negatively

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Court rules insurers can collect $12B under health care law

Court rules insurers can collect $12B under health care law

The Supreme Court has ruled that insurance companies can collect $12 billion from the federal government to cover their losses in the early years of the health care law championed by President Barack Obama

WASHINGTON —
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that insurance companies can collect $12 billion from the federal government to cover their losses in the early years of the health care law championed by President Barack Obama.

Insurers are entitled to the money under a provision of the “Obamacare” health law that promised the companies a financial cushion for losses they might incur by selling coverage to people in the marketplaces created by the health care law, the justices said by an 8-1 vote.

The program only lasted three years, but Congress

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Your Business and the Law

Your Business and the Law

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