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Sanchez v. County of San Bernadino, E045200

In an action for breach of contract, summary judgment for defendant on grounds that a confidentiality provision was void as against public policy is reversed where, although the County had a duty to disclose the severance agreement itself, it had no duty to disclose the circumstances that gave rise to the severance agreement, and any First Amendment right to make the disclosures was waived by the confidentiality provision.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/07/2009
  • Published 08/07/2009



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Law Offices of Granowitz, White and Weber and Bradley R. White, San Bernardino, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Wagner & Pelayes, Alice E. Waters and Dennis E. Wagner, Riverside, for Defendant and Respondent County of San Bernardino., Arias & Lockwood, Joseph Arias and Christopher D. Lockwood, San Bernardino, for Defendant and Respondent Dennis Hansberger.
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