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HSRR Attorneys Josh Piovia-Scott and Randy Renick Secure a Published Appellate Court Victory for the Exercise of the First Amendment Right to Political Speech

| Mar 28, 2011 | Uncategorized

HSRR filed a lawsuit on behalf of Lieutenant Jeff Bardzik of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department alleging that Bardzik was retaliated against by former Sheriff Michael Carona for supporting Carona’s opponent in the election for Orange County Sheriff. HSRR successfully opposed defendants’ motion for summary judgment and on March 28, 2011, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a published decision finding that Carona is not entitled to qualified immunity for retaliating against Bardzik in his position in Court Operations. Bardzik’s case against Carona and the County is expected to go to trial later this year. Read more.

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