These are the primary official court documents in the Water Authority’s legal challenges to rates charged by the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
In four separate court actions, the Water Authority has challenged rates set by MWD for the years, 2011-2014, 2015-2016, and 2017-2018. In 2015, the Water Authority prevailed in the 2011-2014 cases, and the judge ordered MWD to pay more than $243 million in damages, costs, pre-judgement interest and attorneys’ fees. The ruling is on appeal, and is expected to be heard sometime in 2017.
The remaining cases have been stayed by the court, pending the outcome of the Appellate Court. They have been assigned to the Complex Civil Litigation Department in the San Francisco Superior Court.
Learn more about the rate challenge here: http://www.sdcwa.org/mwdrate-challenge
Appellate Court Documents
- MWD Appellant’s Opening Brief – May 5, 2016
- Water Authority Responding and Opening Brief - Aug. 3, 2016
- MWD's Reply and Cross-Respondent's Responding Brief - September 23, 2016
- Water Authority's Cross-Appellant's Reply Brief - October 28, 2016