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County of Colusa v. California Wildlife Conservation Bd., C051270

Judgment for attorney fees in favor of cross-complainant county, in case involving state agency proposal to convert agricultural land into wildlife habitat, is affirmed where the trial court did not abuse its discretion since the county was the successful party on a cause of action, it enforced an important right affecting the public interest, conferred a significant benefit on a large group of people, and the action was necessary.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/19/2006
  • Published 12/06/2006

Judges

  • CANTIL-SAKAUYE, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Mary E. Hackenbracht, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Deborah A. Wordham, Deputy Attorney General, for Cross-Defendants and Appellants., Somach, Simmons & Dunn, Timothy M. Taylor, Sacramento, and Henry Rodegerdts, for Cross-Complainant and Respondent.
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