2009

Seven Meyers Nave Attorneys Recognized as "Super Lawyers"

July 15, 2009, Julia Bond, Arthur A. Hartinger, Michael S. Riback, Jayne W. Williams

Oakland, CA – Meyers Nave is pleased to announce that seven of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2009 list of California’s Super Lawyers, a designation that the Super Lawyers organization uses to denote a “high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.”

Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation

Meyers Nave Principal Appointed by Governor to Los Angeles County Superior Court

January 26, 2009

Los Angeles, CA – Meyers Nave is pleased to congratulate principal David S. Cunningham III on his appointment by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Labor and Employment

Meyers Nave Secures Important Post-Retirement Medical Benefits Ruling for Orange County

July 14, 2009, Arthur A. Hartinger

Orange County, CA – Meyers Nave law firm announced recently that partner Art Hartinger, chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Group, successfully defended Orange County (the “County”) against a federal lawsuit brought by the Retired Employees Association of Orange County (“REAOC”) stemming from changes to how rates are set for retiree health care benefits.

Meyers Nave Augments Practice Areas with Three New Attorneys

March 6, 2009, Camille Hamilton Pating

Oakland, CA– Meyers Nave is pleased to welcome three new attorneys to the firm: Samuel Sperry, Camille Hamilton Pating, and Robert Orozco.

Firing of “Riders” Cops Upheld by Arbitrator

February 4, 2009, Arthur A. Hartinger

Oakland, CA – City Attorney John Russo today announced the settlement of an 8-year legal battle with two former City of Oakland police officers who were fired for insubordination and multiple acts of police misconduct.

Municipal and Special District Law

Supreme Court to Hear Case Following Brief Written by Meyers Nave

December 15, 2009

Oakland, CA – Thanks in part to a brief written by Meyers Nave attorneys Joseph Quinn and Nancy Thorington, the U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will hear City of Ontario v. Quon.

Meyers Nave Principal Benjamin Reyes Named Assistant City Attorney for City of Union City

June 30, 2009, Benjamin T. Reyes

Oakland, CA – The City of Union City has named Meyers Nave principal Benjamin Reyes as Assistant City Attorney.

Court Rules in Favor of City of San Leandro in Church Site Rezoning Suit

January 6, 2009, Deborah J. Fox, Jayne W. Williams

San Leandro, CA – On December 22, the federal district court in San Francisco issued a long-awaited decision in litigation filed by the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel against the City of San Leandro.

Public Finance

Meyers Nave Augments Practice Areas with Three New Attorneys

March 6, 2009, Camille Hamilton Pating

Oakland, CA– Meyers Nave is pleased to welcome three new attorneys to the firm: Samuel Sperry, Camille Hamilton Pating, and Robert Orozco.

Trial and Litigation

Supreme Court to Hear Case Following Brief Written by Meyers Nave

December 15, 2009

Oakland, CA – Thanks in part to a brief written by Meyers Nave attorneys Joseph Quinn and Nancy Thorington, the U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will hear City of Ontario v. Quon.

Ninth Circuit Holds that Police Officers' Reports and Investigation-Related Statements Were Outside the Scope of First Amendment Protections

July 21, 2009

Oakland, CA – Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a lower court properly dismissed two former police officers’ claims that the City of Pittsburg and supervising police officials violated their First Amendment rights after the former officers reported and participated in investigations of various instances of alleged corruption within City departments.

City of Modesto Police Officers Cleared of Excessive Force Charges in Bar Room Brawl Arrest

June 22, 2009, Kevin E. Gilbert

Meyers, Nave, Riback, Silver & Wilson LLP announced recently that partner Kim Colwell and associate Kevin Gilbert secured a complete defense verdict in their representation of two City of Modesto police officers against charges of assault and battery and use of excessive force while arresting plaintiff Margaret Shepherd during a bar-room brawl at the Copper Rhino Saloon in Modesto, California.

Two Meyers Nave Principals Named 'Top Women Litigators' by Daily Journal

May 13, 2009, Deborah J. Fox

Meyers Nave is pleased to congratulate Principals Kim E. Colwell and Deborah J. Fox on being named two of the Daily Journal's Top 100 Women Litigators in California for 2009.

Court Rejects Plaintiff’s Effort to Recover Excessive Fees from City in Civil Rights Litigation

January 29, 2009

San Francisco, CA – Late Wednesday, the San Francisco-based First District Court of Appeal ruled that state law allows trial courts to consider the overall equities when deciding attorney's fees awards in civil rights suits.

Meyers Nave Helps City of Santa Fe Springs Uphold Adult Entertainment Businesses Regulations

January 14, 2009, Deborah J. Fox, Gregory J. Newmark

Santa Fe Springs, CA – On January 9, 2009, the Second District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles issued an opinion affirming in full a Los Angeles Superior Court judgment requiring a local strip club to stop violating the City of Santa Fe Spring’s adult entertainment business regulations and zoning restrictions.

Court Rules in Favor of City of San Leandro in Church Site Rezoning Suit

January 6, 2009, Deborah J. Fox, Jayne W. Williams

San Leandro, CA – On December 22, the federal district court in San Francisco issued a long-awaited decision in litigation filed by the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel against the City of San Leandro.

Writs and Appeals

Ninth Circuit Holds that Police Officers' Reports and Investigation-Related Statements Were Outside the Scope of First Amendment Protections

July 21, 2009

Oakland, CA – Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a lower court properly dismissed two former police officers’ claims that the City of Pittsburg and supervising police officials violated their First Amendment rights after the former officers reported and participated in investigations of various instances of alleged corruption within City departments.