With law enforcement needed to protect evacuated areas, and many court staff, local attorneys, members of the public and even some judges themselves forced from their homes, Lake County Superior Court Presiding Judge Andrew Blum requested and received an emergency order from California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, who also chairs the California Judicial Council.
(Subscription required) “Half our judges were evacuated, I was evacuated, we had a judge lose his home in the fire,” Shasta County Court Executive Officer Melissa Fowler-Bradley said in a phone interview Tuesday.
(Subscription may be required) Last week, the California Supreme Court issued its ruling in Troester v. Starbucks, and departed from federal law’s more employer-friendly version of the de minimis rule, which it characterized as stuck in the “industrial world.
(Subscription required) An avid reader, DeNoce spends his free time consuming nonfiction books on a host of topics ranging from health to philosophy. Otherwise, he’s busy poring over the latest case law to keep up on California’s ever evolving legal precedents.