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The California Supreme Court Rules That Nurses Do Not Have A Monopoly On Administering Medication In Schools; Trained Unlicensed Personnel May Administer Insulin If Authorized By The Child’s Doctor

Posted in Education

AnotherGavel.jpgThis blog post was authored by Meredith Karasch

On August 13, 2013, the California Supreme Court issued its long awaited ruling on the issue of whether nurses are the only school personnel who may administer insulin to diabetic students.  Looking …

California Supreme Court Holds That Employee Must Prove That Adverse Employment Action Was “Substantially Motivated” by Discrimination, and Liability is Limited Where Employer Proves It Would Have Taken the Same Action Against the Employee Anyway

Posted in Employment

couthouse-flag.JPGHarris v. City of Santa Monica has been pending before the California Supreme Court since 2011.  On December 4, 2012, the Supreme Court held oral arguments, and issued its long-awaited opinion on February 7, 2013.  The issue pending before the …

California Supreme Court Says Attorney’s Fees to Prevailing Defendant are Mandatory in Failed Claim of Denial of Access to Disabled Persons

Posted in Disability, Discrimination, Employment

AnotherGavel.jpgIt pays to read statutes carefully. Many statutes authorizing lawsuits for employment discrimination allow an award of attorney’s fees to the prevailing party. Almost uniformly, these statutes have been construed as authorizing an award of attorney’s fees to a prevailing …