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Pinto v. City of Visalia, F048094

Granting of petition of mandate, challenging defendant city's findings of misconduct on plaintiff's part and awarding attorney's fees and costs to plaintiff, is affirmed over claims that: 1) failure to report a sexual assault between an adult and a minor was supported by substantial evidence; 2) the penalty of termination was not excessive or an abuse of discretion; and 3) court failed to make findings of fact to support the attorney-s fees award.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/25/2006
  • Published 05/25/2006



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Dooley Herr & Peltzer, Leonard C. Herr, Visalia, and Kris B. Pederson for Defendants and Appellants., Phillip J. Cline, District Attorney (Tulare), Don Gallian and Carol B. Turner, Assistant District Attorneys, and Barbara J. Greaver, Deputy District Attorney;  Kathleen Bales-Lange, County Counsel (Tulare), and Crystal E. Sullivan, Deputy County Counsel, for District Attorney's Office and County Counsel's Office as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendants and Appellants., Joseph M. Arnold, Freehold, NJ, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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