- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- National board federation making accreditation decision does not act with state authority
- Casino magnate loses appeal of disciplinary ruling when he appealed initial, not final order in his case
- FAA revocation of commercial pilot reinstated after NTSB reduced discipline
- Court had discretion to withhold judgment on challenge of board authority until discipline charges against licensee resolved
- Board not required to name specific subsection of law in notice of discipline
In 2015, a collapse of a fourth-floor balcony at a Berkeley apartment complex killed six people and seriously injured seven others. It was later revealed that—unknown to the California Contractors State Licensing Board (CSLB)— the company that constructed the apartment complex, Segue Construction, had paid $26.5 million in construction defect lawsuit settlements in the three preceding years. The settlements only came to light following probes by investigative reporters for the news media, according to the California News Publishers Association.
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