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California Ass'n of Prof. Scientists v. Schwarzenegger, C049928

Denial of a mandate petition brought by a collective bargaining representative in a challenge to a law creating an alternate retirement program applicable to certain state employees is affirmed where the trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying an application to intervene, and properly denied the petition since the law did not impair any vested contractual rights.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/06/2006
  • Published 03/06/2006


  • ROBIE, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Gerald James, Sacramento, for Plaintiff and Appellant., Robert Thompson and Tammy Samsel for Movant and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Louis R. Mauro, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Catherine M. Van Aken, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, and Michelle Mitchell Lopez, Deputy Attorney General, for Defendant and Respondent Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger., K. William Curtis, Warren C. Stracener, Patricia M. Keegan, Jennifer M. Garten, Sacramento, for Defendants and Respondents Department of Personnel Administration and Michael Navarro, Director.
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