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Rey v. Madera Unified School District, F061532

In school-board election litigation that resulted in an award of attorney fees and costs to the plaintiffs under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA), judgment is affirmed, where: 1) the trial court properly granted summary judgment to the county board of education in its capacity as the county committee on school district organization, as it did not violate the CVRA; and 2) because the county committee was not responsible for the improper election method, the trial court properly found that it was not liable for attorney fees; and 3) the trial court did not abuse its discretion in reducing the attorney fees award from the amount sought by the plaintiffs.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/28/2012
  • Published 02/28/2012


  • Levy


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo