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Morris v. Chiang, B194764

In a class action for equitable relief based on alleged unconstitutional takings of property, namely, interest "and other accruals" on unclaimed property held by the controller under the Unclaimed Property Law, judgment for the government is affirmed where the state's retention of interest earned on unclaimed property, to which it has temporary, non-permanent title, does not constitute an unconstitutional taking without compensation.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/03/2008
  • Published 06/03/2008


  • COOPER, P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Law Offices of Randall David Smith, Randall D. Smith;  Susman, Heffner & Hurst, Arthur T. Susman, Glenn Hara;  Futterman Howard Watkins Wylie & Ashley, Futterman Howard Watkins, John R. Wylie and Charles R. Watkins, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Stacy Boulware Eurie and Christopher E. Krueger, Senior Assistant Attorneys General, Jonathan K. Renner and Douglas J. Woods, Supervising Deputy Attorneys General, Leslie R. Lopez and Susan K. Leach, Deputy Attorneys General, for Defendant and Respondent.
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