One defendant in the Colonies conspiracy case being prosecuted by California Attorney General Jerry Brown and San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has moved for the release of mediation privileged materials.

On July 23, 2010, Attorneys Rajan Maline and Steve Harmon, who represent defendant Jim Erwin, filed a motion to join the request by the Attorney General to have Superior Court Judge Duke Rouse order the release of materials covered by what is referred to as a “mediation privilege”.

The materials are believed to shed light on the activities leading up to the controversial $102 million settlement.