Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
John F. Kratli , Mark J. Saladino and Mary C. Wickham , County Counsel, Roger H. Granbo , Assistant County Counsel, Jonathan McCaverty , Deputy County Counsel; Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland, Timothy T. Coates and Barbara W. Ravitz for Petitioners.
Horvitz & Levy, Lisa Perrochet , Steven S. Fleischman and Jean M. Doherty for Association of Southern California Defense Counsel as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioners.
Jennifer B. Henning for California State Association of Counties and League of California Cities as Amici Curiae on behalf of Petitioners.
Keith J. Bray ; Dannis Woliver Kelley , Sue Ann Salmon Evans and William B. Tunick for Education Legal Alliance of the California School Boards Association as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioners.
No appearance for Respondent.
Peter J. Eliasberg ; Davis Wright Tremaine , Jennifer L. Brockett , Nicolas A. Jampol , Rochelle L. Wilcox , Colin D. Wells and Diana Palacios for Real Parties in Interest.
Reuben Raucher & Blum and Stephen L. Raucher for Beverly Hills Bar Association as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Real Parties in Interest.
Tom Myers and Arti Bhimani for AIDS Healthcare Foundation as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Real Parties in Interest.
Ram, Olson, Cereghino & Kopczynski and Karl Olson for Los Angeles Times Communications LLC, McClatchy Newspapers, Inc., Gannett, First Amendment Coalition, California Broadcasters Association and California Newspapers Publishers Association as Amici Curiae on behalf of Real Parties in Interest.
Arthur S. Pugsley , Melissa Kelly ; Joshua R. Purtle and Jaclyn H. Prange for Los Angeles Waterkeeper and Natural Resources Defense Council as Amici Curiae on behalf of Real Parties in Interest.
Law Office of Chad D. Morgan and Chad D. Morgan for Leane Lee and Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility as Amici Curiae on behalf of Real Parties in Interest.
CUÉLLAR, J. —
This case implicates both the public's interest in transparency and a public agency's interest in confidential communications with its legal counsel. The specific question we must resolve is whether invoices for work on currently pending litigation sent to the County of Los Angeles by an outside law firm...
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