- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Lenient discipline overturned because tribunal did not include required layperson
- Interim suspension order overturned for reliance on dated allegations
- Court affirms decision that attorney inappropriately engaged in legal practice by managing his law firm during suspension
- Decision to forgo further discipline returned to regulator for lack of explanation
- Licensee may challenge age disenrollment in court
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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