LA Coliseum Panel Broke Open-Meeting Laws, Judge Rules

Law360, Los Angeles (October 4, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT) -- A California state judge ruled Friday that a panel overseeing the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum violated state open-meeting laws multiple times when it held closed-door meetings before granting a controversial 42-year lease of the publicly owned stadium to the University of Southern California.

The judge decided the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission broke California's Ralph M. Brown Act by using an exemption, allowing for closed-door discussions of price and payments in a real estate lease, as a pretext for excluding the public from discussions about the...
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