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California Court of Appeal

Sparks v. Kern County Board of Supervisors, F055455

Denial of petition for writ of mandate against defendant seeking reimbursement of attorney's fees and costs is affirmed where: 1) plaintiff did not present a claim to the County before filing the petition as required by the Government Claims Act; and 2) the letters sent by plaintiff requesting a defense did not substantially comply with the claims presentation requirement.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/30/2009
  • Published 04/30/2009



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Jones & Mayer, Martin J. Mayer, Fullerton, and Paul R. Coble, Los Angeles, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Kuhs & Parker, William C. Kuhs and Robert G. Kuhs, Bakersfield, for Defendant and Respondent and Real Party in Interest and Respondent.
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