Consulting firm accuses city of Los Angeles of concealing evidence in DWP billing case

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The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power building in downtown L.A. is seen in the file photo. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power building in downtown L.A. is seen in the file photo. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is seeking at least $8 million from the city of Los Angeles over what it alleges were the city’s efforts to conceal documents and other evidence during legal proceedings, according to a new court filing.

L.A. sued PricewaterhouseCoopers several years ago over a new Department of Water and Power billing system, but dropped its lawsuit last fall.

Now, PricewaterhouseCoopers is asking the court to impose sanctions for what it calls the city’s “obstructionist discovery tactics,” including lying to the court and giving false deposition testimony, according to its motion filed this week.

The firm alleges “the city went far beyond the boundaries of legitimate adversarial conduct, consciously and persistently abusing the discovery process to hide its wrongdoing,” according to the filing.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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