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Whistleblower Wins Sister City Docs Battle

Morre's attorney, Melinda Luthin, "shows that the city's refusal to produce these emails and other documents in this case demonstrates a systemic failure."

"Judge Linda Marks ruled last week that city officials should have provided Corona del Mar resident Kent Moore with all the documents responsive to a public records request, which would have averted more than a year of litigation and about $400,000 in attorney fees to be paid by the city."During this litigation, Moore’s attorney Melinda Luthin obtained a copy of an email chain between Kiff and Association President Liddy Paulsen via a subpoena sent to the association. The emails included a chart of the allegations, the association’s responses and “follow-up needed.”

Judge Marks ultimately ordered the city to release these emails to Moore.

Luthin said this lawsuit shows that the city’s refusal to produce these emails and other documents in this case demonstrates a systematic failure to follow the California Public Records Act.

“If they are mismanaging this, what else are they mismanaging?” she said." For the full artlicle, click here. Article by Daniel Langhorne