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CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT UP ENDS THE APPLE CART ON PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST COSTS

  • By: David Prentice
CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT UP ENDS THE APPLE CART ON PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST COSTS

The California Supreme Court just issued a decision reversing a lower appellate court on the issue of redaction costs associated with electronic records.  In National Lawyers Guild v. City of Hayward, Supreme Court Opinion S252445 (May 28, 2020) the Court reversed a decision by the Court of Appeal that had construed the Public Records Act (PRA) as allowing the City...

Staff Spotlight - Cindy Buhler

  • By: Andrea Gibbens
Staff Spotlight - Cindy Buhler

Ms. Cindy Buhler has been a part of Prentice|LONG PC Law Firm since September of 2017. 

When hired, Cindy was tasked with learning legal billing and routinely ran documents to the courthouse for filing.  Eventually, she added new responsibilities, to include the review of Firm healthcare benefits as well as administrative and banking tasks.  She now does billing for seven of...

Obligations of County to Release Personal Health Information re COVID-19

  • By: P.J. Van Ert
Obligations of County to Release Personal Health Information re COVID-19

Question:  What information or obligation is the County under to release that person’s personal health information (PHI)? 

Response:   All of the “old” rules for disclosures, the laws and regulations governing public health, still apply.  In all scenarios, Counties must ONLY release the minimum necessary information for the disclosure. Also, an individual may provide authorization to disclose PHI. In that situation, Counties still...

Staff Spotlight - Stacey Woodard

  • By: Andrea Gibbens
Staff Spotlight - Stacey Woodard

Since the firm’s beginning in January, 2015, Ms. Stacey Woodard has effectively worked with the numbers: budgets, accounts receivable/payable, client billing and the all-important, payroll!  Originally a legal assistant, Stacey moved into bookkeeping to acquire a new skill set.  However, her tremendous foundation of how a law firm should function and operate has resonated throughout her time with Prentice|LONG PC....

Governor’s May 6, 2020 Executive Order Grants New Temporary Presumption of COVID-19 Disability Arising Out of and In the Course Of Employment

  • By: Sophia Meyer
Governor’s May 6, 2020 Executive Order Grants New Temporary Presumption of COVID-19 Disability Arising Out of and In the Course Of Employment

On May 6, 2020, Governor Newsom announced an Executive Order creating a temporary rule which applies to employees working between March 19, 2020 and July 4, 2020.   While the official order is not available yet, we want to provide the key highlights of the temporary rule:    

1.  Creates a rebuttable presumption that employees who contract COVID-19 within 14...

Dependency Update: Drug Use is Not Always Drug Abuse (In Re J.A.)

  • By: Kelsey Walsh
Dependency Update:  Drug Use is Not Always Drug Abuse (In Re J.A.)

Drug use while pregnant does not necessarily amount to drug abuse according to the Second District Court of Appeal.  The Second District Court of Appeal recently overturned a ruling by the Los Angeles County Superior Court, which held that a mother’s use of medical marijuana during the last four months of her pregnancy, resulting in her child testing positive for...