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WSS Director Speaks to the Environmental Section of the State Bar

May 16, 2017 | Environmental Law

Ricia R. Hager was a speaker at the recent California State Bar Environmental Section conference.  Ms.  Hager spoke on the topic, “Living the Good Life: The Intersection of Land Use, Climate Change, and Toxic Air Contaminants.”   The presentation explored the intersection between the State’s greenhouse gas reduction policies (under AB 32, SB 375, SB 97,…

WSS Obtains Five Favorable Appellate Court Wins for Public Agency Clients

April 18, 2017 | General News

In a recent span of two weeks, WSS was successful in defending four different public agency clients against civil rights/tort liability claims before the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal and California Court of Appeal.   In two different state cases, the plaintiffs alleged various state and federal civil rights violations against the county and its…

WSS Attorney Featured Speaker at Recent Eminent Domain Conference

February 16, 2017 | Eminent Domain

WSS attorney, Esther P. Lin, was recently a featured speaker at the 19th annual conference on eminent domain matters sponsored by CLE International in San Diego, California.  Ms. Lin presented on the use of drone technology in eminent domain trials, which was well-received by the audience of attorneys, appraisers, and right-of-way professionals.

WSS Director Named Southern California Top-Rated Lawyer

September 14, 2016 | General News

Gary Weisberg has been selected as one of Southern California’s Top-Rated Lawyers by an independent nominating committee. Mr. Weisberg’s selection is based on his expertise in the fields of eminent domain and land use litigation. His personal biography will be published in the upcoming Southern California’s Top Rated Lawyers magazine and distributed throughout the State.

Appellate Court Upholds Approval of Water Project

September 14, 2016 | Environmental Law

We represented a private landowner (Cadiz, Inc.) that is developing a project in partnership with a local water district to store billions of gallons of groundwater in a large aquafer in San Bernardino county.  Several different groups, including a mining operation and various environmental organizations, filed six separate lawsuits primarily on environmental grounds, challenging the…

Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

September 14, 2016 | Labor Law

We successfully defended a sanitation district against a petition for writ of mandate seeking a former employee’s back wages and reinstatement to his position with the district. The employee alleged that he was terminated without due process while on disability leave. The trial court denied the petition, finding that the petitioner was properly terminated for…