Several State Worker blog users have e-mailed to ask why we haven't posted CCPOA financial documents used in federal court last week to give jurors a sense of the union's net worth before they rendered a $10 million punitive damages verdict in the case, Dawe v. Corrections USA, CCPOA and others.
Here's the answer: We can't get them.
Bee colleague Denny Walsh, who covers Sacramento's federal court, tells us that union balance sheets and budgets used in the hearing aren't not publicly accessible.
"Despite the fact they were entered into evidence and marked as exhibits, CCPOA had designated them 'confidential' under the terms of an earlier-issued protective order and, after the verdict, they were returned to the union," Denny told us on Thursday.
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