LA Memorial Coliseum Sued Over Long-Term USC Lease

Law360, New York (July 19, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT) -- The Los Angeles Times and the nonprofit Californians Aware sued the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission on Wednesday, alleging it held illegal secret deliberations before granting control of the publicly owned stadium to the University of Southern California under a long-term lease, in violation of state public meetings laws.

The lawsuit, filed in California state court, alleged the commission frequently violated the state’s Ralph M. Brown Act by using an exemption to the law — allowing for closed-door discussions of price and payments in a real...
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