No. B255408.

235 Cal.App.4th 1246 (2015)

186 Cal.Rptr.3d 64

GOLDEN STATE WATER COMPANY, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. CASITAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT et al., Defendants and Respondents.

Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Six.

April 14, 2015.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Michael M. Berger , George M. Soneff , Edward G. Burg and Benjamin G. Shatz for Plaintiff and Appellant.

Nossaman, Stephen N. Roberts , Martin A. Mattes and Mari R. Lane for Park Water Company and California Water Association as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.

Rutan & Tucker and Jeffrey M. Oderman for Defendants and Respondents Casitas Municipal Water District and Casitas Municipal Water District Community Facilities District No. 2013-1 (Ojai).

Best Best & Krieger, Kendall MacVey and Kira L. Klatchko for Association of California Water Agencies, League of California Cities, California State Association of Counties and California Special Districts Association as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendants and Respondents.

Ryan Blatz Law, Ryan Blatz ; Law Offices of Ball and Yorke and Esther R. Sorkin for Defendants and Respondents Ojai Friends of Locally Owned Water, Richard H. Hajas, Dale Hanson, Patrick McPherson, Robert R. Daddi, Louis Torres and Stanley Greene.


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