Significant Appellate Representation
David J. Ruderman


 

(as of May 2017)

California Supreme Court

City of San Buenaventura v. United Water Conservation District (pending), No. S226036 (challenge to groundwater augmentation charge under Propositions 13, 218 and 26, reviewing City of San Buenaventura v. United Water Conservation District (2015) 235 Cal.App.4th 228)

 

Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District

People v. NCORP4, Inc. (2016) No. A149743 & No. A149907 (Palma notice issued; writ denied; appeal pending from trial court denial of injunction against illegal marijuana dispensary)

 

Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District

City of Glendale v. Superior Court (Glendale Coalition for Better Government) (2016) No. B270135 (appellate writ reversing order allowing discovery in water rates case limited to administrative record)

City of Pasadena v. Medical Cannabis Caregivers Institute (pending) No. B277868 (marijuana dispensaries’ appeal from preliminary injunction against operation under zoning ordinance)

In re S.C.J. (2005) No. B179903 (unpublished) (affirming termination of parental rights)

Newhall County Water District v. Castaic Lake Water Agency (2016) 243 Cal.App.4th 1430 (successful challenge to wholesale water rates based on use of groundwater not managed by wholesaler)

San Luis Obispo Local Agency Formation Commission v/ Central Coast Development Co. (pending) No. B279000 (appeal from denial of attorneys’ fees to LAFCO under indemnity agreement following successful defense of challenge to denial of annexation)

Urgent Care Medical Services v. City of Pasadena (pending) No. B277827 (appeal from preliminary injunction against operation of medical marijuana dispensaries under zoning ordinance)

 

Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District

Auburn Police Officers Association v. City of Auburn (2013) No. C067972 (stipulated reversal regarding availability under Meyers-Milias-Brown Act of writ review of City Council’s denial of grievance)

City of Auburn v. Sierra Patient & Caregiver Exchange, Inc. (2013) No. C069622 (unpublished) (upholding preliminary injunction against medical marijuana dispensary under zoning and business license ordinances)

 

Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District, Division 2 (Riverside)

Inland Oversight Committee v. City of Ontario (2015) 240 Cal.App.4th 1140 (counsel for amici) (sustaining dismissal of Prop. 26 challenge to Tourism Marketing District Assessment for lack of standing and due to untimely appeal)

 

Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District, Division 3 (Santa Ana)

City of El Cajon v. San Diego County LAFCO (2012) No. G045021 (unpublished) (affirming denial of attorney fees to litigant which successfully challenged LAFCO’s denial of island annexation)

 

Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District

Molecular Analytical Systems v. Ciphergen Biosystems, Inc. (2010) 186 Cal.App.4th 696 (licensor’s fraud claim against licensee was subject to arbitration)

Monterey Peninsula Taxpayers Assn v. Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (pending), No. H042484 (appeal from successful defense of District’s refusal to place referendum on ballot to repeal water supply charge)