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City pays $202k in Attorney Fees in Public Records Lawsuit

Updated: Feb 22, 2022

Melinda Luthin receives checks after years long public records lawsuit.

"In the latest movement in a years-long public records act lawsuit, Newport Beach has paid $202,129.52 toward a Corona del Mar man’s attorney fees and costs, according to city documents.

The two checks were both dated Feb. 6 and both made out to Melinda Luthin, the lawyer for resident Kent Moore.

It all stemmed after concerns were raised in 2010 about Newport Beach Sister City Association regarding the authenticity of receipts, and the adult supervision and behavior around kids and alleged alcohol use during a trip to Antibes, France, earlier that year."“We want to be a city that is open and transparent,” Harp said."

For the full article, click here. Article by Sarah Hall Photo by Kevin Chang a staff photographer for the Daily Pilot


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