Wrongful Termination and Defamation case against the City of Colton, California brought on behalf of former Police Chief Kenneth Rulon, proceeding to trial. HSRR's Virginia Keeny, lead counsel on the case, was recently quoted in a San Bernardino Sun article after defeating Colton's Motion for Summary Judgment.
HSRR's Dan Stormer was named Appellate Lawyer of the Week by the National Law Journal following his appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court in a privacy case brought on behalf of employees of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
The United States Supreme Court is reviewing a lawsuit by 28 long-term scientists, engineers, and others at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory near Pasadena, California. The workers, who are independent contractors, claim the mandatory checks are overly intrusive -- permitting the government to obtain information on their health, finances, personal habits, and even their sex lives. All were classified as "low risk," unlikely to have a major "adverse impact" on the agency's mission. HSRR's Dan Stormer told the high court that government contractors like his clients, who perform "low-risk" work, should not have to face intrusive questioning about drug treatment or counseling simply to qualify for a government-issued ID badge. Under questioning from Justices Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer, Dan Stormer said the government usually had sufficient grounds to ask for basic information from employees but needed stronger justification for questions that touch on personal concerns such as sexual relations and family matters. CNN. USA Today. Christian Science Monitor.