Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Piccinini v. California Emergency Mgmt Agency (Cal. Ct. App. - May 27, 2014)

Can you really state all the relevant facts of an appeal, as well as cogently identify the relevant legal principles, in a case of first impression in under four-and-a-half double-spaced pages?


The Court of Appeal reverses the trial court and holds that a would-be state employee can permissibly sue when he applied for a state job, completed the application process, was told he was hired, quit his current job, and then received a telephone call the Friday before he was to start work on Monday and told that he should stay at home because his position had been eliminated by budget cuts.

Justice Siggins does all the heavy lifting in an incredibly concise opinion.

Justice need not be prolix.