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mandamus

In the nature of an appeal, mandamus is a command from a court ordering a government authority, or a lower court official, to do some act that is within their power to do and they are supposed to do without exercising any discretion. One would appeal a decision to deny a building permit for construction with minor or inconsequential variances from code requirements. However,
one would seek mandamus if the permitting office acknowledged that all requirements had been met, but still refused to issue the permit. The decision of proper remedy—mandamus or appeal—is highly technical,and the wrong choice could result in the loss of all rights to reverse a decision.

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Through it, AHF sought a writ of mandate, "Ocompelling the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to discharge its ministerial and non-discretionary statutory duty to combat an acknowledged epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases stemming from production of hardcore pornography in Los Angeles County.
Ready Golf seeks by virtue of this lawsuit a writ of mandate requiring the City Council to award it the contract since it prevailed throughout the RFP process.
According to California law, any person may institute proceedings for injunctive or declaratory relief or writ of mandate in any court of competent jurisdiction to enforce their right to inspect or to receive a copy of any public record.
We have since filed a petition for writ of mandate in the Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles, challenging the Department's actions and arguing that the 18-month construction ban was improper.
Lomax said the appeals court will issue of writ of mandate reversing Farrell's decision unless Farrell notifies the court by Friday that he has vacated his prior ruling dismissing the case against the school district.
In an order issued March 26, 2010, Judge James Chalfant rejected a challenge by an oil company, Plains Exploration & Production Company (PXP), which sought a writ of mandate invalidating the City's moratorium on new drilling.
After months of research and debate, the court awarded Pick-A-Prof a writ of mandate against the Regents of the University of California system.
House of Blues, in its request for a writ of mandate, asked the court to order the city to set aside the commission's action and to award it the 10-year contract to operate the Greek Theatre.
BS121665), in July 2009, sought a Writ of Mandate "compelling the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to discharge its ministerial and non-discretionary statutory duty to combat an acknowledged epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases stemming from production of hardcore pornography in Los Angeles County.
Immediately thereafter, Inco filed its successful petition for writ of mandate.
Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Local 11 filed the petition for writ of mandate Wednesday in Superior Court.
BS121665), Thursday, July 16th and sought a Writ of Mandate "compelling the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to discharge its ministerial and non-discretionary statutory duty to combat an acknowledged epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases stemming from production of hardcore pornography in Los Angeles County.