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We handled appeals for over 50 years at all levels of state and federal courts including the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. The Miller & Starr, California Real Estate 4th treatise has been cited tens of thousands of times in unpublished appellate decisions and well over a thousand times in reported appellate decisions, many times involving cases handled by our own attorneys.

Trial judges routinely cite the treatise in their rulings. Our attorneys have shaped California real estate law through the cutting edge issues they have handled, and through authorship of the Miller & Starr treatise. Our wealth of experience and substantive knowledge lends weight and credibility to our clients’ position, especially in cases where the law is unsettled, complex or unique.

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November 22, 2022

Miller Starr Regalia Earns Appellate Win For Merced Irrigation District In Water Sale Dispute With Out-Of-District Growers

On Friday, November 18, a three-judge panel of the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District, District Two unanimously affirmed a judgment of the Merced County Superior Court that denied Appellants’ petition for a writ of mandate, which would have required Merced Irrigation District (District) to sell them water.  The published opinion was authored by Presiding Judge Elwood Lui, with Justices Victoria M. Chavez and Brian M. Hoffstadt concurring.Miller Star Regalia’s Walnut Creek partner Matthew Henderson represented the Merced County Irrigation District in the dispute.