Woodruff Obtains Ninth Circuit Win for OCTA

March 14, 2024 | General News

In a ruling issued on March 13, 2024, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Southern California Gas and Southern California Edison must bear the cost for relocating their facilities to make way for OCTA’s Streetcar Project.  OCTA agreed to advance the cost of relocations, approximately $14 million, so that there would be no…

Woodruff Obtains Ninth Circuit Win for City of Beverly Hills

September 16, 2022 | General News

In Yagman v. Wunderlich, et al., Plaintiff, Stephen Yagman, a well-known civil rights attorney, representing himself, sued the City based on a $1,000 fine he received for parking in a disabled spot without properly displaying a DMV-issued placard. He claimed this fine was excessive and filed suit in federal court asserting nine constitutional claims under 42…

Woodruff Director Obtains Two Favorable Administrative Appeal Decisions

March 28, 2022 | General News

Keith Dobyns successfully represented the Orange County Fire Authority in a two-day hearing before a hearing officer who heard the appeal of a denial of the application for disability retirement benefits by the Orange County Employees Retirement System for an employee who was disabled and had not been able to work for eight years.  OCFA…

Woodruff Obtains Two Favorable Appellate Court Wins for Public Agency Clients

March 28, 2022 | General News

Woodruff obtained a favorable appellate decision upholding summary adjudication in Roe v. County of Orange.  In this case, Plaintiff, a deputy, sued the County and another deputy who she alleged was her supervisor on various FEHA causes of action, including sexual harassment, alleging the other deputy sexually assaulted her while they were on an out-of-state…

Published CEQA Decision Upholds Use of the Infill Exemption

March 23, 2022 | General News

In Protect Tustin Ranch v. City of Tustin (2021) 70 Cal.App.5th 951, the California Court of Appeal upheld the use of CEQA’s infill exemption for a Costco Gas Station project.  The City of Tustin was successfully represented by Woodruff Director Ricia R. Hager.  The opinion is the first to interpret and clarify the project site…

Woodruff Director Negotiates FTA New Starts Grant Agreement for OC Streetcar

December 11, 2018 | General News

James M. Donich recently completed negotiations on behalf of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) with the Federal Transit Administration for a Federal New Starts Grant in the amount of $149 million for the OC Streetcar Project.  The Full Funding Grant Agreement was executed by the parties at a ceremony at the Santa Ana Train…

Woodruff Obtains Five Favorable Appellate Court Wins for Public Agency Clients

April 18, 2017 | General News

In a recent span of two weeks, Woodruff was successful in defending four different public agency clients against civil rights/tort liability claims before the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal and California Court of Appeal.   In two different state cases, the plaintiffs alleged various state and federal civil rights violations against the county and its…

Woodruff Director Named Southern California Top-Rated Lawyer

September 14, 2016 | General News

Gary Weisberg has been selected as one of Southern California’s Top-Rated Lawyers by an independent nominating committee. Mr. Weisberg’s selection is based on his expertise in the fields of eminent domain and land use litigation. His personal biography will be published in the upcoming Southern California’s Top Rated Lawyers magazine and distributed throughout the State.