ACLU/Preven v. County of Los Angeles is a lawsuit demanding that Los Angeles County and the Office of the County Counsel release invoices detailing the amounts of money billed by private law firms in lawsuits filed against the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and its personnel.

Case Developments

December 29, 2016
The California Supreme Court reversed the appeals court ruling, affirming the public's right to access county billing records with private law firms in closed cases. Read the opinion.

October 31, 2013
The ACLU SoCal and a community advocate for government transparency, Eric Preven, filed a lawsuit against L.A. County after the county counsel denied several California Public Records Act (CPRA) requests for the documents that list not only money paid to private attorneys. Read the petition.

Pro Bono Law Firm(s)

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Date filed

October 30, 2013


California Supreme Court



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