Thursday, March 24, 2016

SEIU-UHW's Dave Regan Is Hit with Restraining Order

The process server whose arm was reportedly broken by SEIU-UHW President Dave Regan has requested a restraining order against Regan in Contra Costa County (Calif.) Superior Court, according to court records. 

The process server filed the "Request for Civil Harassment Restraining Order" on February 29, 2016. 

Apparently, Regan has already been hit with a temporary restraining order, or "TRO." 

Earlier this week, Regan was supposed to appear in front of a judge to respond to the legal action, but instead sent a "representative" in his place. According to a source who attended the hearing, Regan's representative told the judge he was authorized to enter into mediation with the process server on Regan's behalf. The judge then instructed the two sides to leave the courtroom and begin mediation to see if they could amicably resolve the issue.

Apparently, the mediation was unsuccessful.

Later that day, the process server asked the court to re-issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Regan. The judge also scheduled a hearing for April 18 to consider the process server's request for an ongoing restraining order against Regan.

This legal process follows a violent incident in which Regan pushed a process server down the stairs of Regan's Kensington, Calif. home, causing the injuries, according to CBS News.

The process server was attempting to deliver legal documents to Regan on behalf of the California Hospital Association, which is engaged in dueling lawsuits with Regan after Regan reportedly violated a "gag" clause contained in a secret "partnership" deal with the Hospital Association.

Regan also may face criminal charges for his arm-breaking assault. According to CBS News, the District Attorney is reviewing the incident to determine whether it will file criminal charges against Regan. 
Dave Regan

When a Kensington police officer responded to the initial incident at Regan's house, Regan "was aggressive and tried to intimidate the officer," according to CBS.

Thus far, the DA's office has not announced the outcome of its investigation. 

In addition to being the president of SEIU-UHW in California, Regan is a Vice President of SEIU International in Washington, DC and serves on SEIU's International Executive Board.