SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Center to Protect Patient Rights (CPPR), a non-profit organization, announced today that it has resolved the remaining portion of its legal dispute with the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) concerning the filing of its reports last year. The first part of this civil dispute was settled last November when disclosure letters were filed prior to the 2012 election.
The Commission, which has the principal responsibility under California law of monitoring all election filings, recognized in this civil settlement that CPPR acted in “good faith” and never intended to conceal any information from the public. It erred largely because it had never previously made any contributions in the State.
“The Commission today recognized that CPPR acted in ‘good faith’ and that there was absolutely no intent to violate campaign reporting rules. Also, the California Attorney General conducted a complete and thorough investigation and agreed that the conduct was unintentional and inadvertent,” said Malcolm Segal, attorney for CPPR.
CPPR is pleased to have this legal dispute settled. CPPR will continue its efforts to build and support strong coalitions of like-minded organizations committed to protecting patient rights, individual freedom, and free enterprise throughout the United States. CPPR eagerly looks forward to continuing to fight to limit the size and influence of government and promote freedom.