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COSO ENERGY DEVELOPERS v. COUNTY OF INYO, E034051

In suit for a refund of property taxes, Statutes 1891, chapter 181, section 1 does not preclude defendant-County from taxing a portion of plaintiff's geothermal energy operation located within the China Lake Naval Weapons Center.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/13/2004
  • Published 10/13/2004

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • McDonough Holland & Allen, Robert R. Rubin and Ann Taylor Schwing, Sacramento, for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Paul N. Bruce, County Counsel, and Allen R. Berrey, Assistant County Counsel, for Defendant and Respondent., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, William Brieger, Acting Chief Assistant Attorney General, J. Matthew Rodriguez, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Alan V. Hager and Michael L. Crow, Deputy Attorneys General, for State Lands Commission and California Board of Equalization as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent.
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