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Judge bars Malibu officials from destroying correspondence in Brown Act case (Malibu Times)

by Melissa Caskey on June 26, 2013

A judge on Tuesday denied a request from the Malibu city attorney that three city officials be exempt from questioning over allegations that the Malibu City Council violated state public open meeting laws.

Superior Court Judge James Chalfant also barred several city staffers and elected officials from destroying or deleting any city-related correspondence that took place between January 1, 2012 and April 22, 2013, whether located on a personal device or work device.


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Angel Law sued the City of Malibu on behalf of a local preservation association and won a court order directing the city to rescind illegal upzoning that would have marred scenic quality and serenity in Solstice Canyon Park.