HAAS v. COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO, S076868
The ad hoc procedures used by some counties in selecting temporary administrative hearing officers violates due process by giving some officers a financial interest in the outcome of cases they are to decide; appointments must be made in a manner that does not create the risk that favorable decisions will be rewarded with future work.
- Decided 05/06/2002
- Published 05/06/2002
Supreme Court of California
Alan K. Marks, County Counsel, and Alan L. Green, Deputy County Counsel, for Defendants and Appellants., Liebert, Cassidy & Frierson, Larry Frierson, Calistoga, and Jacqueline Kramer Loveless, Santa Rosa, for California School Boards Association's Education Legal Alliance as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendants and Appellants., Richards, Watson & Gershon, Michael G. Colantuono, Los Angeles, Roy A. Clarke, Gabriel K. Coy, Century City; Cohen & Goldfried and Robert M. Goldfried, Beverly Hills, and the California State Association of Counties as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendants and Appellants., Roger Jon Diamond, Santa Monica, for Plaintiff and Respondent.