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California Supreme Court Denies Untimely Childhood Sexual Abuse Damages Claim

A divided California Supreme Court threw out a woman's claim against a public agency arising from resurfaced memories of alleged sexual abuse in the early 1990s because it was not submitted to the public agency by the six-month deadline for submitting such claims under the Government Claims Act. (Rubenstein v. Doe No. 1 et al. (Aug. 28, 2017, No. S234269)__ Cal.5th __.)

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California Department of Education Issues Dyslexia Guidelines

The California Department of Education (CDE) has published new guidelines for serving students with dyslexia. The California Dyslexia Guidelines can be found here.

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Discovery of Public Records after Requester Filed Lawsuit Leads to Attorney Fee Award for Plaintiff

A California appeals court has found a city liable for attorney's fees after determining that a related lawsuit prompted the city to produce records during the litigation that the plaintiff had first sought through a California Public Records Act (CPRA) request.

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New Law Broadens List of Sex Offenses that Lead to Immediate Suspension of Teaching Credential

State lawmakers have revised the list of sex offenses that mandate the immediate suspension of a teaching credential. These changes take effect on January 1, 2018.

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Environmental Review Not Necessarily Required Prior to Approval of a Real Property Purchase Agreement

The Fourth District Court of Appeal has ruled that the execution of a purchase and sale agreement for real property that is contingent upon compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) does not trigger a public agency's duty to prepare an environmental impact report (EIR) under CEQA.

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Despite Marijuana Industry Efforts, Local Control Survives

Eight months after California voters approved Proposition 64, which legalized adult use of recreational marijuana in California, Governor Jerry Brown signed a new bill that will facilitate the issuance of marijuana business licenses beginning in January 2018.

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Appellate Courts Reject Recreational Trail Immunity for Adjacent Hazards

Two decisions in the last three months have increased the potential for a public entity to be held liable for an injury suffered on one of its recreational trails.

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New School Funding Scheme Does Not Eliminate Immunity From Federal Damage Claims

Changes to California's school funding scheme did not eliminate local school district and county office of education immunity from federal claims for damages, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.

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Editor's Note: The Aftermath of City of San Jose

In this issue of the TIP Jar, we explain City of San Jose’s big takeaways, and more.

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