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Coleman and Haluck Successfully Defend Constitutional Challenge to Orange County Assessment Appeals Board Procedures

On September 13, 2010 in the United States District Court Ashley Coleman and Bill Haluck of our Irvine Office successfully defended Assessment Appeals Board No. 3 and Orange County County Counsel's Office against constitutional challenges to Government Code section 31000.7 (facial) and County Counsel's Office (as applied) arising out of an assessment appeal filed by a local landowner/attorney. In his Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law dated January 24,2011, David O. Carter, United States District Court Judge specifically found that the safeguards utilized by County Counsel in this unique dual representation situation prevented deprivation of plaintiffs rights under the United States Constitution, entering Judgment against the plaintiff and in favor of the defendants, with costs.