Have you had a Notice of Interview?

Have you been served with a Notice of Interview?  Has your supervisor directed you to meet him in his office to discuss your alleged misconduct?  If so, it is critical that you contact an experienced labor attorney to represent you. Scenario 1: If you have been served with a Notice of Interview, you should immediately …

When Workers Compensation is not your Exclusive Remedy

When Workers Compensation is not your Exclusive Remedy                 Typically, when someone is injured on the job, the sole remedy for obtaining money for their injuries is through workers compensation. This allows an injured employee the ability to receive some compensation for their injuries incurred while on the job, but unfortunately falls short of the …

Do you know your rights after an officer involved shooting?

Do you know your rights after an officer involved shooting? Have you been involved in an Officer Involved Shooting? Do you know your rights? Officer Involved Shootings likely represents the most stressful situation a peace officer will experience in his/her career. If you are involved in an Officer Involved Shooting, you should immediately consult an …

Disciplinary action overturned for CDCR Captain

Disciplinary action overturned for CDCR Captain Captain X* is a long-time employee of more than two decades for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. As is often the case, good employees are tasked with more work than they can handle due to (1) their clear ability to rise to the occasion and (2) a …

$795,000 Class Action Settlement obtained by Goyette & Associates for County Employees

           $795,000 Class Action Settlement obtained by Goyette & Associates for County Employees              On October 18, 2016 Judge Alan Perkins in the Sacramento County Superior Court complex litigation Department granted final approval of a class action settlement in which Sacramento County will pay out $ 795,000 to a group of …

Jury Deliberations in Effect in the Trial of The People v. Patrick Feaster

Jury Deliberations in Effect in the Trial of The People v. Patrick Feaster Following the closing arguments of both parties, the selected Jury for the trial of The People v. Patrick Feaster began deliberations. After hearing the cases of both the prosecution and defense over the course of the last two weeks, the jurors have …

Jury Selected in Trial of Police Officer Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter

Jury Selected in Trial of Police Officer Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter Lawyers for the Prosecution and for Patrick Feaster finally agreed upon a jury to hear the manslaughter case against former town of Paradise police officer Patrick Feaster. Mr. Feaster has been charged in violation of Penal Code Section 192(b) (involuntary manslaughter) arising from his …

Officer-Involved Involuntary Manslaughter Trial to Start October 3, 2016

Officer-Involved Involuntary Manslaughter Trial to Start October 3, 2016 The trial of a Paradise police officer, Patrick Feaster, accused of involuntary manslaughter, starts today, Monday October 3rd, 2016 in the Butte County Superior Court. Officer Feaster was charged with involuntary manslaughter related to the death of Mr. Andrew Thomas that arose from the accidental discharge …

Manslaughter Trial Set to Start on October 3 for Police Officer

Manslaughter Trial Set to Start on October 3 for Police Officer The trial for Paradise police officer, Patrick Feaster, is set to start on October 3, 2016 in the Butte County Superior Court. Mr. Feaster has been charged with involuntary manslaughter [Penal Code Section 192(b)] related to the accidental discharge shooting death of Andrew Thomas. …