CITY OF VERNON v. SUPERIOR COURT IN AND FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY

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District Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 1, California.

CITY OF VERNON et al. v. SUPERIOR COURT IN AND FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY.

Civ. 17638.

Decided: November 09, 1950

Carson B. Hubbard, City Attorney, Huntington Park, Edward R. Young, John F. O'Hara and John W. Shenk, III, Special Counsel, all of Los Angeles, for petitioners. Fred N. Howser, Attorney General, Bayard Rhone, Deputy Attorney General, for respondent,

This is a companion case to that of Leonis v. Superior Court, Cal.App., 223 P.2d 657, and involves a review of the same judgment of contempt which is there annulled. In the present proceeding as in the Leonis case petitioners have been held in contempt for failure to raise an indefinite and undetermined sum of money, to be made ‘available as required’; ambiguous as to amount, time and payee. For the reasons stated in the Leonis case, such a judgment cannot be sustained.

The judgment of contempt is therefore annulled.

PER CURIAM.