MINTEER v. SUPERIOR COURT IN AND FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY

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District Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 2, California.

MINTEER et al. v. SUPERIOR COURT IN AND FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY et al.

Civ. 10895.

Decided: July 08, 1936

George M. Breslin and W. Torrence Stockman, both of Los Angeles, for petitioners. Everett W. Mattoon, Co. Counsel, Fred M. Cross, Deputy Co. Counsel, and J. Robert Arkush, all of Los Angeles, for respondents.

This is an application for a writ of prohibition to prevent the respondent court from enforcing its order requiring the plaintiffs to permit an inspection of its books, documents, papers, and records.

The order is replete with such phrases as the following: “List of all the contracts”; “all payments made by” plaintiffs to the defendants from November 1, 1928, to October 3, 1934; “gross revenues received” by the plaintiffs; “expenditures made in connection with the said tax.” Such orders are blanket orders and are void. Kullman, Salz Co. v. Superior Court, 15 Cal.App. 276, at page 282, 114 P. 589; Shell Oil Company v. Superior Court, 109 Cal. App. 75, at page 87, 292 P. 531.

On the authority of the foregoing cases, let a peremptory writ issue.

PER CURIAM.

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