University of California may have violated state Public Records Act, experts say

From The Daily Californian:

The University of California is refusing to disclose legal bills generated by a San Francisco law firm’s work defending the university against a pending lawsuit — a decision experts say may have left the university in violation of the state Public Records Act.

The university has contracted Crowell & Moring LLP — a multinational firm that often represents Fortune 500 companies in “high stakes litigation,” according to its website — to handle litigation and the disclosure of public records associated with a lawsuit filed against the university.