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• <br /> DALEY & HEFT,LLP <br /> 462 Stevens Avenue, Suite 201 <br /> Solana Beach, CA 92075 <br /> (858) 755-5666 <br /> ATTORNEY-CLIENT RETAINER AGREEMENT <br /> This is the written retainer agreement ("Agreement") that California law requires <br /> attorneys to have with their clients. Daley & Heft ("Attorney") will provide legal services to <br /> City of Rancho Palos Verdes ("Client") on the terms set forth below. <br /> 1. CONDITIONS. This Agreement will not take effect, and Attorney will have no <br /> obligation to provide legal services, until client returns a signed copy of this Agreement. <br /> 2. SCOPE OF SERVICES. Client hires Attorney to assist in the defense of a class <br /> claim dated August 13, 2014, submitted on behalf of Sharon Yarber and all similarly situated <br /> taxpayers, seeking Utility User's Tax (UUT) refund and the threatened/anticipated class action <br /> litigation challenging City of Rancho Palos Verdes' utility user tax (UUT) ordinance as applied <br /> to telecommunications services. <br /> 3. RETENTION OF FIRM RATHER THAN PARTICULAR ATTORNEY. <br /> Client is retaining the law firm of Daley & Heft, LLP. The partner primarily responsible for <br /> Client's matter(s) is Scott Noya. However, Client is retaining Daley & Heft, LLP and not any <br /> particular attorney, and the attorney services to be provided will not necessarily be performed by <br /> any particular attorney. <br /> 4. INSURANCE DISCLOSURE. Attorney maintains errors and omissions <br /> (malpractice) insurance coverage. <br /> 5. CLIENT'S DUTIES. Client agrees to be truthful with Attorney, to cooperate, to <br /> keep Attorney informed of any information or developments which may come to Client's <br /> attention, to abide by this agreement, and to pay Attorney's bills. Client will assist Attorney in <br /> providing information and documents necessary for the representation in the described matter(s). <br /> 6. LEGAL FEES AND BILLING PRACTICES. You agree to pay by the hour at <br /> our prevailing rates for time spent on your matter by our legal personnel. Our current hourly <br /> rates for legal personnel (and other billing rates) are set forth on the attached Rate Schedule. <br /> We will charge you for the time we spend on telephone calls relating to your matter, <br /> including calls with you, opposing counsel, or court personnel. The legal personnel assigned to <br /> your matter will confer among themselves about the matter, as required. When they do confer, <br /> each person will charge for the time expended. Likewise, if more than one of our legal personnel <br /> attends a meeting, court hearing, or other proceeding, each will charge for the time spent. We <br /> will charge for waiting time in court and elsewhere and for travel time, both local and out of <br /> town. <br /> 1 <br />