News Release Term: Litigation

07.31.2017

The San Diego County Water Authority on Monday petitioned California’s highest court to review an issue of statewide significance – whether the Metropolitan Water ...

06.21.2017

“In today’s ruling, the Court of Appeal ruled in favor of the Water Authority, the San Diego region, and its ratepayers on several significant elements of our lawsuits to secure legal rates at ...

05.08.2017

On Wednesday, May 10, the 1st District Court of Appeal in San Francisco will hear oral argument in the appeals of the San Diego County Water Authority’s victories in two lawsuits against ...

04.13.2016

The San Diego County Water Authority today filed its fourth lawsuit against the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, alleging that <...

03.28.2016

After losing a landmark judgment in 2015, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must pay $8.9 million in attorneys’ fees to the San Diego County Water Authority, a San Francisco ...

02.25.2016

Following a national search to select the agency’s top legal officer, the San Diego County Water Authority today named Mark J. Hattam

11.19.2015

A final judgment entered in San Francisco Superior Court late Wednesday affirms victories by the San Diego County Water Authority in both phases of two landmark lawsuits challenging rates set by ...

10.10.2015

A San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled late Friday that the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California owes the San Diego County Water Authority $43.4 million in prejudgment interest, ...

08.28.2015

A San Francisco Superior Court judge today issued a final decision that says the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must pay the San Diego County Water Authority $188.3 million plus...

08.04.2015

San Diego Superior Court Judge Gregory W. Pollack has rejected all objections raised by San Diego Coastkeeper ...

04.29.2015

The second phase of the San Diego County Water Authority’s landmark rate case against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California ended today in San Francisco Superior Court. A ...

03.25.2015

The second phase of the San Diego County Water Authority’s landmark rate case against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California starts Monday, March 30, nearly one year after the ...

05.30.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority on Friday filed its third legal challenge against rates set by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, alleging that MWD’s rates for 2015 ...

05.20.2014

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday rejected a legal challenge to the Secretary of the Interior’s approval of the Colorado River Water Delivery Agreement, one of more ...

04.25.2014

A final court ruling issued late Thursday afternoon says the San Diego County Water Authority has prevailed in the first phase of historic rate litigation against the Metropolitan Water District of...

04.08.2014

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California on Tuesday raised rates for 2015 and 2016 despite having projected cash reserves of $840 million – an amount that is $352 million above ...

03.11.2014

A Superior Court judge on Tuesday ruled that a Public Records Act lawsuit brought by the San Diego County Water Authority against the Eastern Municipal Water District compelled the Riverside water ...

02.25.2014

In a major victory for the San Diego County Water Authority and water ratepayers throughout San Diego County, San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Curtis E. A. Karnow today tentatively ruled ...

12.23.2013

Lawyers for the San Diego County Water Authority on Monday wrapped up their case against the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, concluding a five-day ...

12.16.2013

On Tuesday, lawyers for the San Diego County Water Authority will argue in San Francisco Superior Court for overturning illegal rates charged by the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of...

09.20.2013

The San Diego County Water Authority on Friday asked a San Francisco Superior Court judge to declare illegal and unenforceable contract language used by the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water ...

09.20.2013

A San Francisco Superior Court judge on Friday rejected an attempt by the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to exempt its water rates from a voter-approved ...

09.04.2013

A Superior Court judge has set March 5, 2014, as the trial date for the San Diego County Water Authority’s lawsuit seeking records about a covert public relations campaign in San Diego ...

08.01.2013

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Lloyd G. Connelly on Wednesday entered a judgment validating the 2003 Colorado River Quantification Settlement Agreement and rejecting all of the ...

07.24.2013

A San Francisco Superior Court judge has set Dec. 17 as the trial start date for the San Diego County Water Authority’s two lawsuits challenging rates set by the Los Angeles-based ...

06.04.2013

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Lloyd G. Connelly on Tuesday validated the 2003 Colorado River Quantification Settlement Agreement and rejected all of the remaining legal challenges to the ...

05.21.2013

A Superior Court judge on Tuesday ordered the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power to produce documents responsive to a Public Records Act request made 18 months ago by the San Diego ...

05.14.2013

A San Francisco Superior Court judge on Tuesday agreed with most of the discovery limits proposed by the San Diego County Water Authority, denying the majority of a motion to compel filed by the ...

03.30.2013

The San Francisco Superior Court has affirmed the San Diego County Water Authority’s key legal arguments despite ruling Friday that Proposition 26 does not apply to the Water Authority’s 2010 ...

01.15.2013

A Superior Court judge on Tuesday granted the San Diego County Water Authority’s motion to amend a lawsuit against the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

11.09.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority’s ongoing quest for fair water rates gained more pre-trial momentum on Friday after a Superior Court judge said he would coordinate the agency’s two ...

08.03.2012

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard A. Kramer today rejected arguments made by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and other Southern California water agencies that they ...

07.02.2012

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer today ruled that the San Diego County Water Authority’s legal challenge to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s 2011 and ...

06.08.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority Friday filed a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California over its adopted wholesale water rates for calendar years 2013 and 2014.&...

04.19.2012

SAN FRANCISCO -- California’s 1st Appellate District Court of Appeal Thursday summarily denied a writ petition by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California seeking to prevent ...

04.04.2012

The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power was sued in Los Angeles Superior Court today for failing to release public documents as required by state law. The suit was filed by the San Diego ...

03.16.2012

Late Thursday afternoon, the First District Court of Appeal issued a preliminary order asking for further briefing on a request by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to prevent ...

03.13.2012

A day after hearing heartfelt testimony from several dozen speakers from the San Diego region, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board of Directors today voted to follow its ...

02.17.2012

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard A. Kramer today reaffirmed his January 6 order granting discovery in the San Diego County Water Authority's lawsuit challenging 2011 and 2012 water rates ...

01.04.2012

Following today’s ruling by San Francisco Judge Richard A. Kramer, three of the San Diego County Water Authority’s additional causes of action will be heard as part of a lawsuit it filed in ...

10.27.2011

Today San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard A. Kramer granted a motion by the San Diego County Water Authority to amend the lawsuit it filed last year challenging the Metropolitan Water ...

06.14.2011

San Diego ratepayers will pay nearly $23 million to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) this year to help fund local conservation and water supply development projects like...

06.10.2010

   The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today unanimously approved filing suit against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California challenging the 2011 and ...

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