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Plaintiff's record request under the California Public Records Act (Gov. Code 6250 et seq.) should have been granted.  It sought all emails between county employees and four specified internet domains over a six year period regardless of subject matter.  The County was able to sort its email records and list 42,000 responsive emails.  The County claimed, however, it would be… Read More

Under Probate Code 24(c) and 17200, the successor in interest to a person who has a present or future interest in a trust is a "beneficiary" with standing to request an accounting from the trustee.  Here, the trial court wrongly dismissed a petition to compel an accounting at a case management conference based on the trustee's objection without giving prior… Read More

The Public Records Act does not require a governmental agency to create new records to produce pursuant to a request, but only requires the production of otherwise existing governmental records in certain circumstances. Read More