Category: Current Litigation

Bill outlawing release of illegal recordings flawed?

A bill on its way to the Governor may not outlaw all disclosures of illegally recorded communications with medical providers. AB 1671 by Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) would amend the Penal Code to add: A person who...

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L.A. Supervisors to openly OK their lobbying letters

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has quietly abandoned the practice of secretly signing all members’ names to letters sent to the Legislature and/or Governor expressing support or opposition to particular legislation....

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Headlines in Public Forum Law, October 11 2013

OPEN MEETINGS Judge agrees with LA Times, CalAware: Coliseum Commission repeatedly violated open meeting law PUBLIC RECORDS CalAware, Orange County online news center ask high court relief from county’s invited gag order OPEN...

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Court: Lawsuit to Obtain Emails Not “Frivolous”

A veteran but financially struggling small-town newspaper publisher facing a trial court order to pay a school district more than $56,000 in attorney fees was spared that fate today by a three-judge panel of the Third District,...

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Court: County’s GIS-Formatted Data Are Public

Barely two weeks after the Legislature and Governor Jerry Brown abandoned a budgeting proposal to suspend a law requiring local government agencies to provide the public with access to their data in any computer format they keep...

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