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Judge rules Palos Verdes Peninsula school board violated open meetings law

From Today’s Daily Breeze:

A Superior Court judge has ruled that the Palos Verdes Peninsula school board twice violated California’s open meetings law in 2016 as it was putting an end to an agreement to install solar panels in district schools.

Torrance Superior Court Judge William Fahey, in a tentative ruling Sept. 5 that likely will stand, sided with a group of residents who sued the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Board of Education for alleged violations of the Brown Act.

The prevailing parties were represented by Jeff Lewis.

Jeff Lewis will represent Ted Rall in First Amendment appeal over defamatory comments by the LA Times

Ted Rall is a political cartoonist and syndicated columnist. For many years his cartoons were run in the Los Angeles Times. The LA Times stopped running his work after the LAPD claimed that Rall made false statements about the LAPD in a Rall piece that was critical of the LAPD and chronicled an incident when Rall was handcuffed by the LAPD for jaywalking. Rall sued the LA Times for defamation. The LA Times brought an anti-SLAPP motion and the lawsuit against the Times was dismissed. Rall will appeal that ruling and I am honored to represent him in this important First Amendment case about the outer boundaries of the anti-SLAPP law.

Jeff Lewis Wins Arbitration Over Enforcement of Illegal Covenant not to Compete

In July 2013, Jeff Lewis represented a local hospital against a medical group. The medical group sought to enforce an illegal covenant not to compete against the hospital and prevent the hospital from employing the medical group’s former employee. Jeff Lewis’ client prevailed and the arbitrator found the covenant not to compete was illegal.