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AB Cellular LA, LLC v. City of L.A., B185373

In case involving the right of voters to approve or reject an increase in taxes imposed on the charges for the use of cell phones, judgment for plaintiffs instructing defendant-city to stop collecting an increased cell phone tax from plaintiff-carriers without voter approval is affirmed with modification to include a declaration that defendant's increased cell tax violated the requirement in Proposition 218 that a proposed tax increase be submitted to the voters for approval.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/09/2007
  • Published 05/09/2007

Judges

  • ASHMANN-GERST, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson, Stuart N. Senator, Los Angeles, and Michelle Friedland, San Francisco, for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Colantuono & Levin, Michael G. Colantuono, Sandra J. Levin, Los Angeles, Lawrence G. Permaul, Monterey Park, and Amy C. Sparrow for Defendant and Appellant., Jarvis, Fay & Doporto and Benjamin P. Fay, Oakland, for League of California Cities as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Appellant.
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