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California school district reaches settlement with state over civil, constitutional violations

By Marian Johns | Feb 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached a settlement with one of the state's school districts and its police department to resolve allegations of civil and constitutional rights violations against African-American and Latino students as well as students with disabilities.

California attorney general backs Oakland's fight against coal storage, handling terminal

By Marian Johns | Dec 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO — A legal battle between the city of Oakland and the developer of a coal storage and handling terminal, currently in an appeals court, has received support from the California attorney general who filed an amicus brief in support of the city's right to prohibit the terminal.

California jury awards $8.8 million in case against veteran's charity scam operators

By Marian Johns | Nov 20, 2018

SAN DIEGO — A California jury handed the state a legal victory by rendering an $8.8 million award in the state's lawsuit against operators of a veteran's charity scam who used donated funds for personal expenses.

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