San Francisco, CA (November 13, 2008) –
Nossaman LLP successfully defended the West Point Fire Protection District in Calaveras County, prevailing on all counts, in a lawsuit brought by an area resident against a special assessment levied by the district for essential fire protection services. The trial took place in August and a decision was reached on November 7, 2008.
"The decision is especially important to area residents following the recent discontinuation of fire protection services by Cal Fire which previously provided some protection in the area," said Steve Roberts
, Partner at Nossaman and co-litigator.
The Fire District is funded through a special assessment passed by 62% of voters. The court decision frees up moneys already collected which the District kept frozen during the trial and deliberation period. As a result, West Point will once again be provided round the clock fire protection.