Investigator Can Pursue Back Pay Claims Against Calif. DA

Law360, Los Angeles (January 10, 2013, 5:21 PM EST) -- A California state appellate court Wednesday ruled an ex-Orange County District Attorney’s Office investigator can seek $1.1 million in back pay and benefits from his former employers after he was fired in 2002 for leaking details of a probe into one of his boss’s political contributors.

In a unanimous unpublished opinion, a three-judge panel of the California Court of Appeal ruled the former DA investigator, Lyle Wilson, whom the county first fired in 2002 and who has been litigating the matter ever since, was entitled to...
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