County of L.A. v. Super. Ct.Annotate this Case
Petitioner seeks extraordinary writ relief to compel respondent court to vacate its order granting real party in interest's petition for writ of mandate, brought pursuant to the California Public Records Act (CPRA), Gov. Code, 6250 et seq. The respondent court ordered the County to disclose without any redaction all electronically stored CHP 180 forms in the possession of the Los Angeles County Sheriff‟s Department during certain times. The court directed the respondent court to set aside its order and enter a new order denying real party in interest's petition for writ of mandate because the CHP 180 forms as requested are exempt from disclosure under section 6254, subdivision (k) as a matter of law. Section 6254, subdivision (k) prevents disclosure of records that are prohibited under federal or state law. In this case, the forms are exempt as disclosure of any personal information obtained from DMV records, without express consent from the vehicle owner, and are prohibited by federal law.