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Guillen v. Schwarzenegger, A106873

In case involving certified class of state welfare recipients, writ of mandate granting class a supplemental cost of living adjustment (COLA) based on a 67.5% offset against the vehicle licensing fee (VLF) is reversed since, as VLF tax relief was statutorily fixed at 67.5 for the relevant period, there was no increase in tax relief and the state incurred no obligation to pay a COLA.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/16/2007
  • Published 02/16/2007




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Thomas R. Yanger, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Teresa L. Stinson, Douglas M. Press and Karin S. Schwartz, Deputy Attorneys General for Defendants and Appellants., Clare Pastore, Los Angeles;  Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, Oren M. Sellstrom;  Western Center on Law and Poverty, Nu Usaha, Richard A. Rothschild, Los Angeles, and Robert Newman, Tustin, for Plaintiffs and Respondents.
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