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Crews v. Willows Unified School District, C066633

The trial court's order for payment of attorney fees and costs by plaintiff, a newspaper publisher, to defendant-district that complied with a burdensome request for documents under the California Public Records Act (PRA) is reversed and remanded, where: 1) plaintiff is not the prevailing party in the PRA action; and 2) although plaintiff was unsuccessful in obtaining withheld documents or e-mails in native format, his PRA petition was not frivolous.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/17/2013
  • Published 07/17/2013

Judges

  • HOCH

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

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