The original contract between the various governmental jurisdictions guaranteed “most favored public entity” pricing on goods. Office Depot later negotiated separate contracts with other government organizations at lower prices, according to an analysis from the law firm of Akin Gump.
“At a time when the city is having financial troubles, it’s nice to bring in $8.7 million to the city,” City Attorney Mike Feuer said. “I hope we can use this as a way for the city to welcome more actions of this type.The case has been pending since he took office in July 2013. The money received by the city is part of an overall settlement of $80 million with the state of California.