No. H035260.

235 Cal.App.4th 523 (2015)

GREAT OAKS WATER COMPANY, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. SANTA CLARA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Sixth District.

March 26, 2015.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Hanson Bridgett, Joseph M. Quinn , Adam Hofmann ; and Stanly T. Yamamoto for Defendant and Appellant.

Silicon Valley Law Group, Jeffrey S. Lawson ; Johnson & James, Robert K. Johnson , Omar F. James ; and Timothy S. Guster for Plaintiff and Respondent.

Daniel S. Hentschke for Association of California Water Agencies as Amicus Curiae.


Plaintiff Great Oaks Water Company (Great Oaks), a water retailer, brought this action challenging a groundwater extraction fee imposed on water it draws from wells on its property. The power to impose such a fee is vested in defendant Santa Clara Valley Water District (the District), under the Santa Clara...

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