Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard will represent the state in pending lawsuits over Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's furlough order.
DPA spokeswoman Lynelle Jolley confirmed the hire this afternoon. She couldn't reach anyone in the department to explain the decision to go outside in this instance, but said that such hirings aren't unusual. "Sometimes it's related to workload, other times for the added expertise," she said.
Here's who we know has filed actions in court or with PERB. Click each item for more details and links to documents.
Service Employees International Union Local 1000
California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers in State Employment
California Association of Professional Scientists and Professional Engineers in California Government
CAPS and PECG go to court on Friday. Their attorneys plan to push for a Jan. 30 hearing on the merits of their case. The governor's furlough order takes effect Feb. 1.