Disclosure Under Public Records Act Ordered.
A man who was fired by a school district requested documents under the Public Records Act [Government Code section 6250, et seq.], but the school district refused to produce them. The superior court denied his petition because the man already has the documents. The Court of Appeal agreed with the man’s argument that he seeks production under the Public Records Act so he may release the documents to the public without being subjected to claims of improperly disclosing confidential information. The appellate court granted extraordinary relief and remanded the matter to the superior court to “conduct an in camera review of the requested documents to determine if any are protected by the attorney-client privilege . . .[and] also redact to delete the identities of and personal information about unrelated third parties. The court shall then enter a new order for School District to produce the nonprivileged or redacted documents.” (Caldecott v. Superior Court (Newport-Mesa Unified School District) (December 21, 2015) 243 Cal.App.4th 212 [196 Cal.Rptr.3d 223].)