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Tentative Superior Court ruling finds Metropolitan Water District's rates violate state law


Last updated 2/25/2014 at Noon

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego County Water Authority announced late today, Feb. 25, that a tentative ruling in its lawsuit against the Metropolitan Water District found the MWD's rates violate state law.

Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow ruled that rates the MWD adopted and imposed in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 violate several state statutes as well as Proposition 26, which sets the conditions under which taxes and fees can be increased, according to the water authority.

A representative of the Los Angeles-based MWD could not immediately be reached for comment.

The MWD is the main water whol...

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