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What is the Government Tort Claims Act?

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California’s Government Tort Claims Act is designed to minimize the number of lawsuits filed against state, county or local government agencies or the people that work for those agencies. Basically, this legislation requires a claimant to follow a set process before filing for damages in court. It is very important to properly follow the regulations precisely or you will not be allowed to file a lawsuit. Continue reading

Securing a public contract takes an understanding of the legal terminology involved in the bidding process. If you own a business and aspire to bid on a public project in the Coachella area, you should consult with our Coachella Valley public law attorney. Here’s why consulting with someone who is knowledgeable in the public bidding process could be the difference between winning the bid, and losing out on the opportunity. Continue reading

The city attorney announced that Government Code Section 1090 is for board and committee members. Section 1090 is one of the primary statues that involve a conflict of interest. This law stops public officials from issuing a public contract in the same capacity when the official also holds a financial stake in the contract. Continue reading

In order for governments to minimize the risks associated with contract failures, accountable contracting polices should be put in place. This polices also help in tracking the way contractors provide employees their living wages and benefits. It also leads to better and improved service deliveries by reducing the hidden costs associated with poor wages and benefits for the workers. To achieve responsible contracting, there should be regulations, laws and also administrative policies. Our Coachella valley government law firm can be contacted in case one requires more information on how bidding regulations work. Continue reading

The “Pitchess motion procedure,” which appears in sections 1040-1047 of the Evidence Code, is a legal process that is executed in order to request the personnel records of a peace officer. Under normal circumstances, the personnel records of a peace officer are protected under the highest level of confidentiality and security. Nevertheless, there are some occasions that arise in civil and criminal court proceedings in which these records may be solicited. In addition, peace officer personnel records can also be required when certain internal disciplinary issues occur, but those types of events are considered to be of an administrative nature and do not take place in courtrooms. Continue reading

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