California Court of Appeal
Sturgeon v. County of Los Angeles, D050832
In an action brought taxpayer-plaintiff challenging the validity of the benefits defendant-county provides to its superior court judges, grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant-county is reversed where: 1) the benefits provided by the county were compensation within the meaning of section 19, article VI of the Constitution; and 2) the record did not establish those benefits had been prescribed by the Legislature.
- Decided 10/10/2008
- Published 10/10/2008
- BENKE, Acting P.J.
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellant:
- Judicial Watch, Inc., Sterling E. Norris, Los Angeles, and Paul J. Orfanedes for Plaintiff and Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Jones Day, Elwood Lui, Jason C. Murray and Erica L. Reilley, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent.