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Meeting Name: Legal and Claims Committee Agenda status: Final - Revised 1
Meeting date/time: 7/13/2021 9:00 AM Minutes status: Final - Revised 1  
Meeting location: ZOOM Online
09:00 a.m. L&C 10:00 a.m. RP&AM 11:30 a.m. Break 12:00 p.m. Board
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Not available Correspondence: Not available  
Agenda packet: Agenda Packet Agenda Packet
Meeting video:  
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21-292 a.Oral Presentation OnlyGeneral Counsel's report of monthly activities    Action details Video Video
21-284 A.MinutesApproval of the Minutes of the Meeting of the Legal and Claims Committee held June 8, 2021   Action details Not available
21-263 7-9Board Letter for ConsentAdopt amendment to the Administrative Code establishing Metropolitan-specific parliamentary procedures; the General Manager has determined that the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA   Action details Not available
21-278 7-10Board Letter for ConsentAuthorize increase of $100,000, to a maximum amount payable of $300,000, for existing General Counsel contract with Olson Remcho LLP to provide general government law advice related to the Political Reform Act, the Fair Political Practices Commission regulations, conflict of interest law and other legislative and ethics matters; the General Manager has determined the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA   Action details Video Video
21-261 7-11Board Letter for ConsentReport on existing litigation OHL USA, Inc. v. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 19STCV27689; and authorize increase of maximum amount payable under contract with Theodora Oringher PC for legal services by $200,000 to an amount not to exceed $900,000 (Approp. 154170); 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
21-262 7-12Board Letter for ConsentReport 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 filing cross-complaints; and authorize an increase in the maximum amount payable under contract with Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP, for legal services by $200,000 to an amount not-to-exceed $300,000; the General Manager has determined the proposed action is exempt or otherwise not subject to CEQA. [Conference with legal counsel - existing litigation and initiating litigation; to be heard in closed session pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54956.9(d)(1) and 54956.9(d)(4)] [Revised closed session language 7/8/2021]   Action details Video Video
21-264 a.Oral Presentation OnlyReport on 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 action and the first 2016 action. [Conference with legal counsel - existing litigation; to be heard in closed session pursuant to Gov. Code Sections 54956.9(d)(1)]   Action details Video Video