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Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. v. Helliker, B175450

Judgment in an agency action surrounding pesticide registration is affirmed where a declaratory judgment correctly construed the statute and where plaintiffs could not show equal protection violation, but reversed where: 1) there were triable issues of fact; 2) the agency violated the APA and internal regulations; and 3) the sustaining of demurrers to a writ of mandate was in error.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/25/2006
  • Published 04/25/2006




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • McKenna Long & Aldridge, Stanley W. Landfair, San Francisco, Joseph F. Butler, Robert S. Schuda, Shannon L. Fagan, Michael J. Stiles, Los Angeles,and Eric S.C. Lindstrom, San Francisco, for Plaintiffs and Appellants., Murchison & Cumming, Edmund G. Farrell III, Gina E. Och, Los Angeles; Kessler & Collins, Gary S. Kessler and Daniel P. Callahan, Santa Ana, for Real Party in Interest and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Tom Greene, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Mary E. Hackenbracht, Assistant Attorney General, William S. Abbey and Todd A. Valdes, Deputy Attorneys General, for Defendant and Appellant.
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