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Sidebar Issue 153 | August 2023

Supreme Court reins in government’s fraud theories

The Supreme Court issued two opinions limiting the reach of federal wire fraud statues. The decisions in Ciminelli v. United States, 598 U. S. (2023) and Percoco v. United States, 598 U. S. (2023) follow a trend of the Supreme Court overturning convictions involving conduct that could be considered unethical but does not fall within the defined categories of fraud or corruption.

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By:  John H. Shaffery

Federal Court Invalidates California’s Board Diversity Statute

Just over a year after the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Robin Crest, et al. v. Alex Padilla (Case No. 20ST-CV-37513) held that Corporations Code §301.4 (requiring a certain number of persons from underrepresented communities to be elected to the boards of directors of publicly held companies)

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By:  Chris S. Jacobsen

Firefighter Prevails with $4.1 Million Verdict in Wrongful Termination Claim Against City of West Covina

Plaintiff Larry Whithorn, a 30-year employee of the city of West Covina was awarded a $4.1 million verdict in a wrongful termination and discrimination suit filed against his long-time employer.

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