Judge orders community college to reveal details of settlement

CALIFORNIA -- A state judge ordered a community college to produce documents relating to a confidential 1999 discrimination settlement in March.

Judge Larry Gaddis ruled that Sierra Joint Community College in Rocklin must release all documents to the public regarding the settlement, including the full amount paid by the college. The judge said the college had to release the records under the state open-records law, despite the confidentiality provision in the settlement agreement.

reports, Spring 2000