Coliseum incurred big expense in trying to keep USC lease talks secret

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December 28, 2013 2:00 AM

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was flirting with insolvency, but that didn't stop its government overseers from incurring hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal expenses to keep secret their deliberations on a new long-term lease for the stadium.  Now a judge has ruled the Coliseum Commission must pay $415,000 to the LA Times and 1st Amendment group and NFOIC affiliate Californians Aware (CalAware) for legal costs from winning release of emails in a deal with the Unviersity of Southern California (USC).  Continue…