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November 29, 2023  |  Written by Somach Simmons & Dunn

Alexis Stevens and Alyson Ackerman Co-Author Employment Chapter of ACWA's 15th Annual Summary of Appellate Cases

The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) has published its 15th annual summary of recent appellate court cases and decisions that may be of interest to ACWA member agencies and their counsel. The compilation represents cases decided by the courts in 2022 and 2023 across categories of significance to the water community, including the Endangered Species act, Clean Water Act, water rights, CEQA, NEPA, public contracting, public agency liability, the California Public Records Act, FOIA, Brown Act, and conflicts of interest, among others. It was prepared by members of the ACWA Legal Affairs Committee and other attorneys from the water community.

Somach attorneys Alexis Stevens and Alyson Ackerman co-authored the chapter covering employment law. The summarized cases include:

  • Allen v. Staples, Inc. (2022) 84 Cal.App.5th 188
  • Atalla v. Rite Aid Corp. (2023) 89 Cal. App.5th 294
  • Bowerman v. Field Asset Services, Inc. (9th Cir. 2023) 60 F.4th 459
  • Camp v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. (2022) 84 Cal.App.5th 638
  • Castelo v. Xceed Financial Credit Union (2023) 91 Cal.App.5th 777
  • Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. Bonta (9th Cir. 2023) 62 F.4th 473
  • Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. v. Hewitt (2023) ___U.S.___ [143 S.Ct. 677]
  • Hernandez v. City of Phoenix (9th Cir. 2022) 43 F.4th 966
  • Hodges v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2023) 91 Cal.App.5th 894
  • Killgore v. SpecPro Pro. Servs., LLC (9th Cir. 2022) 51 F.4th 973
  • Kuciemba v. Victory Woodworks Inc. (9th Cir. 2023) 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 18920
  • Kourounian v. California Dept. of Tax & Fee Administration (2023) 91 Cal.App.5th 1100
  • Lin v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (2023) 88 Cal.App.5th 712
  • Opara v. Yellen (9th Cir. 2023) 57 F.4th 709
  • People ex rel. Garcia-Brower v. Kolla’s, Inc. (2023) 14 Cal.5th 719
  • Roberts v. Springfield Util. Bd. (9th Cir. 2023) 68 F.4th 470

ACWA is a non-profit statewide association of more than 470 public agencies that are responsible for about 90% of the water deliveries in California.

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