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Meeting Name: Legal and Claims Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/13/2023 8:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Zoom Online & Temecula Creek Inn 44501 Rainbow Canyon Rd, Temecula 92592
08:00 a.m. LC 09:00 a.m. BOD 09:30 a.m. Break 10:00 a.m. BOD Retreat
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Not available Meeting Extra1: Not available  
Agenda packet: Agenda Packet Agenda Packet
Meeting video: eComment: Not available  
Attachments:
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21-1917 a.Manager ReportGeneral Counsel's report of monthly activities   Action details Video Video
21-1912 7-4Board Letter for ActionReport on Baker Electric, Inc. v. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, et al., (Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 21STCV15612) regarding Metropolitan’s CRA 6.9 kV Power Cables Replacement Project, Contract No. 1915; authorize an increase in the maximum amount payable under contract with Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP, for legal services by $800,000 to an amount not-to-exceed $1,700,000; and authorize an increase in the maximum amount payable under contract with HKA Global, Inc., for consulting services by $300,000 to an amount not-to-exceed $400,000; the General Manager has determined the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA [Conference with legal counsel - existing litigation; to be heard in closed session pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)]   Action details Video Video
21-1913 7-5Board Letter for ActionReport on American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees Local 1902 v. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California pending Administrative Hearing Officer Appeal and authorize an increase in the maximum amount payable under contract for legal services with Renne Public Law Group by $100,000 to an amount not to exceed $200,000; the General Manager has determined that the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA [Conference with legal counsel—existing litigation; to be heard in closed session pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)]   Action details Not available
21-1916 7-6Board Letter for ActionUpdate on Sierra Club et al. v. California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento County Superior Court Case No. 34-2020-80003517 (consolidated with 34-2020-00283112) and request for authorization to increase maximum amount payable under a contract with Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, PLC by $150,000 to an amount not to exceed $250,000; the General Manager has determined that the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA [Conference with legal counsel – existing litigation; to be heard in closed session pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)]   Action details Video Video
21-1933 8-1Board Letter for ActionReport on litigation in San Diego County Water Authority v. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, et al., San Francisco County Superior Court Case Nos. CPF-10-510830, CPF-12-512466, CPF-14-514004, CPF-16-515282, CPF-16-515391, CGC-17-563350, and CPF-18-516389; the appeals of the 2010 and 2012 actions, Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District Case Nos. A146901, A148266, A161144, and A162168, and California Supreme Court Case No. S243500; the petition for extraordinary writ in the 2010 and 2012 actions, Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District Case No. A155310; the petition for extraordinary writ in the second 2016 action, Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District Case No. A154325 and California Supreme Court Case No. S251025; and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California v. San Diego County Water Authority cross-complaints in the 2014, 2016, and 2018 actions; and consider San Diego County Water Authority’s proposal: (1) to stipulate to stay proceedings in the 2014, 2016, and 2018 actions; and (2) to engage in settlement negotiations pr   Action details Video Video
21-1927 a.Oral Presentation OnlyUpdate on the current status of Colorado River Negotiations [Conference with legal counsel – anticipated litigation; based on existing facts and circumstances, including that requiring significant water use reductions in relation to the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the 2007 Guidelines could lead to litigation among the United States and one or more Colorado River water users; there is a significant exposure to litigation against Metropolitan: unknown number of potential cases; to be heard in closed session pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54956.9(d)(2)].   Action details Video Video