Kacie Whaley News

Watchdog blog alleges Bakersfield politicians in cahoots with realtor lobbyist to end PACE

By Kacie Whaley | Aug 23, 2017

Checks and Balances Project (C&BP), a investigative watchdog website, filed two lawsuits Aug. 10 against Bakersfield politicians, alleging that some have been in cahoots with a realtor lobbyist to discontinue a residential energy financing plan, PR Newswire has reported.

Nordstrom employees' failed lawsuit refines 'day of rest' law

By Kacie Whaley | Aug 14, 2017

Although the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court's decision to dismiss Nordstrom employees' labor lawsuit, one plaintiff's lawyer said the case has still made strides in narrowing the definition of the ''day of rest'' law and improving employee fairness.

California Assembly committee want employers to utilize existing workers before hiring new ones

By Kacie Whaley | Aug 7, 2017

Members of the California Assembly's Committee of Labor and Employment are attempting to pass a bill that will require state employers to provide existing employees with more work hours before hiring new workers.

Activist group alleges Los Angeles County Jail blocks criminal justice info from inmates

By Kacie Whaley | Aug 7, 2017

The Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), a Florida-based nonprofit that aims to protect the rights of U.S. inmates, has filed a lawsuit in a federal court against the Los Angeles County Jail, alleging the facility has been withholding criminal justice magazines and court documents from inmates.

Danger Panda LLC wins appeal to vacate San Francisco family from apartment unit

By Kacie Whaley | Jun 22, 2017

A San Francisco property owner has won an appeal against tenants who refused to leave an apartment unit.

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