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City of Los Angeles v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County, B239849

A county's petition for a writ of mandate challenging the trial court's grant of an attorney's petition for a writ of mandate seeking disclosure under the California Public Records Act (CPRA) certain records relating to an underlying civil rights suit against the county, is denied where: 1) a surrogate for a party to a pending lawsuit against a public entity may obtain documents under the CPRA relating to attorney fees charged by litigation counsel for the public entity; and 2) the trial court properly concluded the redacted records were not exempt from disclosure under the pending litigation exemption.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/16/2012
  • Published 11/16/2012


  • Rubin


  • California Court of Appeal


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