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L to R Marshall, Katcho, President Steve Perez, Elaine Freeman, and Vince Ferrante
Assembly Member Achadjian Honored at California Special District Association Event

The California Special Districts Association (CSDA) is a non-profit association that promotes good governance and improved core local services through professional development, advocacy, and other services for all types of independent special districts. Special districts include water, park and recreation, fire, harbor and community services districts among others.

The San Luis Obispo Chapter of the CSDA is composed of many of the special districts located in SLO County. 

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Achieving Class Action Certification For Alleged Meal and Rest Break Violations Continues to be an Uphill Battle

Two recent appellate court decisions demonstrate, once again, that courts in the Post-Brinker era are less inclined to grant class certification in actions alleging rest period or meal break violations.

In re Walgreen Company Overtime Cases, the plaintiffs alleged that the drug store chain had departed from its formal (and otherwise compliant) policies regarding meal breaks and rest periods in an illegal and widespread way. The decision did not go into the specifics of the alleged improper practices, but the general allegation appeared to be that it was common practice to under staff stores, forcing employees to work through their meal periods.

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Firm Supports Woods Humane Society Through Special Program

Friends of Woods Humane Society

Carmel & Naccasha LLP is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2014 Tails Gala and induction as a friend of the Humane Alliance Program. The annual Tails Gala supports the various programs offered at Woods Humane Society, such as the spay/neuter services, animal training, and humane education opportunities.

Jon Ansolabehere, associate at Carmel & Naccasha, currently serves as a board member for the Woods Humane Society.

The Humane Society operates in San Luis Obispo County. More information can be found at their website: http://www.woodshumanesociety.org/.

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Highly Informative Discussion with Second District Court of Appeal Justices

If a case is litigated in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court and goes up on appeal, that appeal will be heard in the Second District Court of Appeal, Division Six, based in Ventura.  The Court hears oral argument on almost all of its cases at its Ventura facility.  However, the Justices sometimes make trips to Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo to hear oral argument.  Recently, those Justices held a highly informative panel discussion followed by a question and answer session, which was sponsored by the SLO County Bar Association.

Held at the Gardens of Avila, the distinguished panel of speakers assembled to begin the presentation after mingling and talking informally with the county judges and attorneys who were in attendance.  The session was led by Presiding Justice Arthur Gilbert, who was joined by sitting Associate Justices Kenneth Yegan and Steven Perren.  Also participating in the discussion were

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New Community Outreach/Marketing Position Created at Local Law Firm


San Luis Obispo, CA (November 7, 2013) – Carmel & Naccasha LLP is pleased to announce that Courtney Kienow has joined the law firm as its Marketing Director. This is a new role for the firm as they seek to broaden their already deep ties and outreach in the community.

“We are delighted that Courtney has agreed to join our team. Courtney’s extensive and broad marketing experience on the Central Coast is unique and

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The Difference Between a Charter City and a General Law City

California state law dictates that cities may be organized under either the general laws of the State or under a charter adopted by the local voters. This authority is set forth in the California Government Code commencing with Section 34100.

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