Law Offices of Marc Grossman v. Victor Elementary School Dist.Annotate this Case
Plaintiff Law Firm of Marc Grossman represented a student of defendant Victor Elementary School in a civil action arising from an assault that took place at the school. Plaintiff, in the name of the law firm, filed a petition for writ of mandate in the trial court under the Public Records Act seeking documentation reflecting the amount of money spent defending the litigation. That petition was denied, so relief was sought from the Court of Appeal, which granted the petition. Upon issuance of the remittitur, plaintiff filed a Memorandum of Costs seeking, among other costs, attorneys’ fees for the petition. The trial court granted defendant’s motion to tax costs, denying attorneys’ fees. Plaintiff appealed the denial of attorneys’ fees. On appeal, plaintiff argues the trial court erred in denying fees on the ground plaintiff represented itself in the trial court. Agreeing with plaintiff, the Court of Appeal reversed.