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1 ROSEN, BIEN & GALVAN, LLP
Sanford Jay Rosen, Bar No. 62566
2 Ernest Galvan, Bar No. 196065
3 Kenneth M. Walczak, Bar No. 247389
315 Montgomery Street, 10th Floor
4 San Francisco, CA 94104-1823 .
5 Telephone: (415) 433-6830
FacsiInile: (415) 433-7104
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Attorneys fur Petitioner Prison Legal News
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g ATTORNEY GENERAL OF CALIFORNIA
Edmund G. Browll, Jr. Attorney General
9 Douglas J. Weod:>, Supervising DepUty Aitorney General .
10 TholIlBS M. Patton, Deputy Attorney General, Bar No'. 162664
1300 I Street, Suite 125
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Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
12 Talephone: (916) 322-8392
13 Fl108imiIe: (916) 324-8835

By:

A. WOODWARD
Deputy

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14 Attnmeys for Respondent California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

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lNTHE STJ.l'B.RIORCOURT
OF THE STATE OF CALlFORNIA
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FOR THE CITY AND couNTY OF SACRAMBNfO

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Unlimited ~ Jmisdiction

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19 PRISON LEGAL NEWS,
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Petitioner,
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) Case No.: 34-2001.{)0883573-CU-PT·GDS

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) SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND
) STIPULATION RE PETITIONER'S
) ENTJTLl!;MENTTOATTORNE\"S

JAMES TILTON, Seareta:ry, California
~ FEES
Department of Corrections and Rehlibilitation,) Califorcia Public Records Act;
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Respondent.
) Government Code §§ 6250, et seq.

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) Judge:

HoD. ShelleyaDIle WL, Chang

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) For Determination Without Hearing
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Sl!'!TLEMllNTAGJtEEI,fi!NT AND STIl'llLATIONRE l'EITI'IONER'S EN'llTLIlMENTTOATl'ORNllY'SFEES
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SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND STIPULATION RE PETITIONER'S
ENTITLEMENT TO REASONABLE ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS

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The Parties to this action, through their respective counsel, jointly file the following

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4 Settlement Agreement and Stipulation and request that the Court enter the Proposed Order

5 submitted herewith.

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This action was filed on December 18: 2007 with regard to certain California

7 Public Records Act requests. On December 23, 2009. the Court ordered Respondent to produce
8 certain public records under the California Public Records Act On June 16, 2010, R-espondent
9 produced the last set of documents pursuant to the Court's Order.

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Issues regarding Respondent's prodUction of those documents have been resolved,
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11 and the parties have settled all issues arising in this matter, including Petitioner's Prison Legal
12 News's entitlement to attorney's fees an4 costs, and are,prepared to stipulate to dismissalofthls

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The parties have nego~ated Petitioner's entitlement to fees and costs under the

15 California Public Records Act, Cal. G~emment Code § 6259, subsection (d), for work in

16 litigating this matter. The Parties, through their counsel, have agreed to settle all cl~ for fees
17 and costs in this matter for a total payment of One Hundred-Pifty-Pive Thousand Dollars and No

18 Cents ($155,000.00). In return, Petitioner releases the Respondent from all claims for attorney's
'19 fees and costs in the above-captioned matter.

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The Parties have agreedthat$e amount of One Hundred-Pifty-Pive Thousand

21 Dollars and No Cents ($155,000.00) shall be paid by check made out to Petitioner's counsel,

22 Rosen, Bien & Galvan, LLP. The payment shall be made no later than 60 calendar days from the

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SE'ITLEMBNT AGREEMENT AND STIPULATION RE PETITIONER'S ENTITI.EMENT TO ATIORNEY'S FEES
Case No. 34-2007-00g83573-CU-PT-GDS

1 date of the Order approving this Stipulation. AinountnemaiIring unpaid thereafter shall accrue

2 interest at the seven percent interest rate provided in Article 15, Section 1 of the California
3 Constit'.ltion. Upon receipt ofllie full payment, Petitioner agrees to dismiss the action with
4 prejudice.

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6 Dated: September --' 2010

Respectfully Submitted,

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By:

Eroest Galvan
Attorneys for Petitioner PRISON LEGAL NEWS

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12 Dated: September~ 2010

california Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
CDCR
PO Box 4036
Sacramento, CA 95812
(916) 323-2929

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By: ~t .!fw~
Name-: Katherine K. Tebrock Bar No. 221074
Title: AssistaiIt General Coaasel

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ATTORNEY GENERAL OF CALIFORNIA

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By: ~V\. .ftt. ~~
Thomas M. Patton, Deputy Attorney General
Attorney for Respondent JAMES TILTON, Secretary,
California Department of Corrections 'and Rehabilitation

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SETILEMENT AGREEMENT AND STIPULATION RE PE1'ITIONER.'S ENTITLEMENT TO ATTORNEY'S FEES
elISe No. 34-2007-00883573-CU-PT-GDS



 

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