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Bill Haluck and Matt Golper Successfully Defend Action for Writ of Mandate for Violation of the Public Safety Officer Procedural Bill of Rights Act

In Soria v. County of Orange (OCSC), Deborah Soria filed a Petition for Writ of Mandate to address allegations that her employer, the County of Orange Probation Department, violated the Public Safety Officer Procedural Bill of Rights Act (Govt. Code section 3300 et seq.), in the investigation into, and the ultimate discipline imposed for, violation of department policy in her role as a Supervising Probation Counselor. She alleged 23 separate violations of the Act, which provides, in addition to compensatory damages, a civil penalty of $25,000 per violation. After fully briefing the issues and trial of the Petition, the Court found no violations of the Act, no basis for recovery, and entered judgment in favor of Respondents County of Orange , et al.