Calif. City Doesn't Have To Cover Ex-Official's Fees

Law360, Los Angeles (July 26, 2011, 9:41 PM EDT) -- A California state judge nixed a motion Tuesday to have the city of Bell pay its former city manager's legal costs related to civil and criminal allegations that he funneled millions of taxpayer dollars to pay himself and others exorbitant salaries.

California Superior Court Judge Ralph Dau denied Robert Rizzo's bid for summary adjudication that would have forced Bell to reimburse him for costs incurred while fighting the criminal and civil cases, ruling that the public corruption allegations fell outside the scope of his employment....
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