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LITL Program – January 23, 2020
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When: January 23, 2020
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Schools Insurance Authority (SIA)
9800 Old Placerville Road, Suite 100
Sacramento, California  95827
United States
Contact: Angelique Grellus
(916) 231-2139

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Session 1:

Title:  The Supreme Court’s Oroville decision – Where Do We Go From Here?


Speakers:  A. Byrne Conley, Gibbons & Conley

    Peter A. Urhausen, Gibbons & Conley

                 Mark A. Habib, Peters, Habib, McKenna, Juhl-Rhodes & Cardoza


Description:  This session will discuss the effect on sanitation agencies (cities, counties, sanitation districts) of the California Supreme Court decision City of Oroville v. Superior Court (2019) 7 Cal.5th 1091, which addressed inverse condemnation liability for sewer backups.  The Court greatly restricted inverse condemnation liability for such claims, disapproving the prior CSAA v. City of Palo Alto appellate case that had effectively imposed strict liability.  The Oroville opinion did leave some potential for inverse condemnation liability, though, upon a showing of a “fix it when it breaks” deficient plan of maintenance.  The Court also held that absence of a backflow device required by Code defeated the “design” claim under inverse condemnation law.  We will discuss the interaction between this landmark case and agency design and maintenance plans, and the importance of backflow prevention ordinances, both for preventing backups and defending liability claims.  We will also discuss the other, tort theories (nuisance, dangerous condition) that a claimant can pursue, including the elements of establishing liability and defenses to tort based claims.  Attendees should come away with a working knowledge of the law in this area and how it should affect agency policies. 



Session 2:

Title:  How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Public Records Act: Managing Current Issues in Public Records


Speaker:  Rebecca Moon, Sunnyvale, Senior Assistant City Attorney


Description:  This program will cover California Public Records Act issues, changes brought by SB1421, privacy and redaction, emails, retrieval, and retention periods.




Cost: $35 (includes lunch)

Onsite registration is $40 and will be available beginning at 9:30 a.m.

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