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California Highway Patrol v. Superior Court, A109209

Summary judgment for plaintiff on causes of action for declaratory relief is vacated where the trial court erred in limiting the scope of reimbursement for costs defendant, California Highway Patrol, can obtain from individuals driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol who cause an incident requiring response by defendant.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/04/2006
  • Published 01/04/2006


  • POLLAK, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • S. Chandler Visher, Matthew J. Witteman, San Francisco, Bradley C. Arnold, for real parties in interest Esteban Allende et al., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Miguel A. Neri, Fiel Tigno, Supervising Deputy Attorneys General, Karen Donald, Deputy Attorney General, for petitioner California Highway Patrol., Ann Miller Ravel, County Counsel Winifred Botha, Lead Deputy County Counsel Aryn P. Harris, Deputy County Counsel for County of Santa Clara and the League of California Cities as amicus curiae on behalf of petitioner.

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