Fire fee lawsuit gains status
Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 — On Aug. 7, the Sacramento County Superior Court issued a ruling granting class status to the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association’s lawsuit against the California Fire Prevention Fee.
This decision is welcome news to taxpayers.
If the court hadn’t granted class status, taxpayers might have been required to take legal action individually — an unfair, expensive and burdensome prospect.
When might the court strike down this illegal tax and force the state to issue refunds?
No one knows for certain, but here’s what’s likely to happen next: