The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

January 13, 2010
State passes $500,000 mark for furlough lawsuit costs

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for 081202 DPA five pillars.gifThe Department of Personnel Administration has now spent a total of $513,933 on legal fees to Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard to handle the administration's furlough litigation, according to an e-mail sent to The State Worker by DPA spokeswoman Lynelle Jolley.

That cumulative figure more than doubles the roughly $228,000 the administration had spent on outsourced furlough lawyers through June 2009. Click here to read an earlier post about the Kronick deal for the 2009-10 fiscal year. That blog item includes a link to a PDF of the current contract.

A State Worker blog user e-mailed a question that we should have asked a long time ago: Does the money to pay Sacramento-based Kronick comes from the general fund?

It does, Jolley said.


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