Ruling Against LA County To Spark Tax Fights In Calif.

Law360, San Diego (November 20, 2012, 10:45 PM EST) -- The California Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Los Angeles County improperly withheld millions of dollars in property tax administration fees from dozens of cities within the county, a decision that will spur cities across the state to go after other counties that used the same accounting practices, according to attorneys.

In a unanimous ruling, the state high court affirmed a lower court holding that Los Angeles County’s method of calculating property tax administration fees violated state law because it imposed fees on local property tax...
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