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Court Holds Outside-Counsel Billing Invoices Need not be Disclosed under Public Records Act

by on April 27, 2015

posted in Public Records Act,

In a ruling that probably surprised many people, the Los Angeles-based Second District Court of Appeal held this month that attorney billing records need not be produced under the California Public Records Act (“CPRA”).   The appellate court overturned a lower court ruling that found outside counsels’ litigation-billing invoices were public records that must be disclosed. In County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors v. Superior Court, a lawsuit that originated with a public-records request made by the American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”), the court found itself caught between competing ... Continue Reading

tags: ACLU, Attorney Billing Records, Attorney-Client Privilege, Outside Counsel, Public Records Act,