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Statute of Limitations Case

On December 12, 2011, David Yost filed his Opening Appellate Brief in the (i) statute of limitations and (ii) Government Claims Act challenges against California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). Following CalPERS' new direction to limit pension claims, the trial court ruled that all pension claims (particularly class action or representative claims) are claims for "money or damages" which must be first filed with the Victims Compensation and Tort Claims Board (VCGCB) within one year of accrual or be forever barred. For more information, please see Yost v CalPERS AOB B232920.

On March 9, 2012, CalPERS filed its Opposition Brief in Yost.

On May 25, 2012, David Yost filed his Reply Brief. On August 28, 2012, the case was argued and submitted. On October 25, 2012, the California Second District Court of Appeals affirmed the Judgment against David Yost. See the unpublished decision here.

On March 8, 2012, Leonard Chaidez and the City of Hawaiian Gardens filed their Reply Brief.

On November 23, 2011, CalPERS filed its Respondent's Brief opposing estoppel and denying liability for breach of its fiduciary duties to inform.

On August 25, 2011, Leonard Chaidez and the City of Hawaiian Garden filed Appellants' Opening Brief in the California Court of Appeal, Third District regarding CalPERS' fiduciary duties and the applicable of Equitable Estoppel. Citing CalPERS constitutional fiduciary duties to fully and accurately inform a Member at the time of choosing an Election, the Brief argues that CalPERS must be estopped from denying information that it had provided a CalPERS Member even if the result is a reasonable benefit that is in excess of the statutory description.

Constitutional Rights

On April 29, 2010, Concerned Dog Owners of California ("CDOC"), Cathie Turner, et al filed an Appellants' Opening Brief in the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division One challenging the constitutionality of the City of Los Angeles' Mandatory Spay and Neuter Ordinance.