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County of Kern v. Sparks, F050440

In action against retired sheriff for violation of the False Claims Act and negligent misrepresentation, grant of motions for nonsuit and a directed verdict is reversed as to the false claims cause of action as a reasonable jury could infer that defendant acted recklessly when certifying that an unauthorized premium pay adjustment was proper.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/02/2007
  • Published 03/29/2007

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Kuhs & Parker, William C. Kuhs and Robert G. Kuhs, Bakersfield, for Plaintiff and Appellant., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Tom Green, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Christopher M. Ames, Assistant Attorney General, Larry G. Raskin and Sangeetha M. Raghunathan, Deputy Attorneys General, for California Attorney General as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Law Offices of Jones & Mayer, Paul R. Coble, Los Angeles, and Dean J. Pucci for Defendant and Respondent.
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