Monday, February 20, 2006

Mayer v. L & B Real Estate (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 14, 2006)

Want to see how the government treats its citizens right, and how the judiciary responds to it? In particular, how wonderful it is sometimes to deal with, say, the Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector, and the totally cool and fair fashion in which that entity treats the residents of that fine county?

If so, take a look at what happens to Frank and Josie Meyer in this case. To put it bluntly, Frank Meyer "trusted the government" (to use his words) and, as a result, the Meyers lost their property in a tax sale. And while the trial court gave it back to them, Justice Kriegler reverses.

Sorry. Better luck next time, Frank and Josie. I bet you'll have a little less faith in your elected and appointed officials -- including the judiciary -- next time 'round.