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Desrochers v. San Bernardino, No. 07-56773

In an action claiming that defendant city suspended plaintiff police officers in retaliation for engaging in constitutionally protected speech, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed where poor interpersonal relationships amongst coworkers that might hamper the work of a government office does not automatically transform speech on such issues into speech on a matter of public concern.

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Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted March 5, 2009

Filed July 13, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge O'Scannlain

Counsel

For Appellants:

Michael A. McGill, Lackie & Dammeier APC, Upland, CA

For Appellees:

James A. Odlum, Mundell, Odlum & Haws, LLP, San Bernardino, CA