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Amended Summons: McCullough V Colusa Groundwater Authority (CV24410)

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA
COUNTY OF COLUSA
547 MARKET STREET, COLUSA, CA 95932

AMENDED SUMMONS (Citacion Judicial)

CASE NUMBER (NUMERO DE/ CASO): CV24410

NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AV/SO AL DEMANDADO):
COLUSA GROUNDWATER AUTHORITY; All Interested Persons*,
and DOES 1 through 50, inclusive,

YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE):
JEANMARIE McCULLOUGH individually, as Trustee of the Richard Paul Barthels
and Jeanmarie McCullough Family Revocable Trust dated September 19, 2017, [continued on Attachment One].

NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within the time stated in Attachment One, hereto. Read the information in Attachment One and below.

You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court.

There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case.

¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación.

Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia.

Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso.

The name and address of the court is (El nombre y dirección de la corte es):
COLUSA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
532 Oak Street, Colusa, CA 95932,

CASE NUMBER (Numero de/ Caso): CV24410

The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono def abogado de/ demandante, o de/ demandante que no tiene abogado, es):

Thomas W. Barth, SBN 154075
BARTH DALY LLP
2810 Fifth Street
Davis, CA 95618
Telephone: 916-440-8600 Facsimile: 916-440-9610

DATE (Fecha): Aug. 14, 2019
/s/ by:Erika F. Valencia Clerk,
/s/ by: Jennifer Tan, Deputy

Attachment (number): ONE

A. * “All Interested Persons” refers to all persons who are interested in the matter of McCullough, et al., v. Colusa Groundwater Authority, et al., Colusa County Superior Court Case No. CV 24410 (the “Reverse Validation Action”) and generally includes all owners of parcels of real property and all local agencies located within the boundaries and jurisdiction of the Colusa Groundwater Authority (the “CGA”), who are subject to the Operations Fees established by the CGA, upon its adoption of Resolution No. 2019-02, at its regularly scheduled meeting on June 5, 2019.

B. Continuation of PLAINTIFFS:
and as Trustee of the Meredith Frank and Voleata V. McCullough Family Revocable Trust, Exemption and Survivor’s Trust, dated January 17, 2003; RICHARD PAUL BARTHELS, individually and as Trustee of the Richard Paul Barthels and Jeanmarie McCullough Family Revocable Trust dated September 19, 2017; BONNIE JILL NEELY and REBECCA LOUISE GOODMAN, individually and as Trustees of the Meredith Frank and Voleata V. McCullough Family Revocable Trust, Exemption and Survivor’s Trust, dated January 17, 2003,

C. NOTICE TO DEFENDANTS OF TIME TO FILE WRITTEN RESPONSE:
1. Defendant COLUSA GROUNDWATER AUTHORITY must respond within thirty (30) days of personal service of this Amended Summons and the Complaint to Invalidate Operations Fee for Colusa Groundwater Authority; and Injunctive Relief, filed in this action.
2. Defendants designated as All Persons Interested* in the matter of McCullough et al. v. Colusa Groundwater Authority et al., Colusa County Superior Court Case No. CV24410 (the “Reverse Validation Action”), generally include all owners of parcels of real property and all local agencies located within the boundaries and jurisdiction of the Colusa Groundwater Authority (the “CGA”), who are subject to the Operations Fees established by the CGA, upon its adoption of Resolution No. 2019-02, at its regularly scheduled meeting on June 5, 2019. This Reverse Validation Action has been filed by Plaintiffs to obtain an order of the court invalidating CGA Resolution No. 2019-02, on grounds which include the failure of CGA to comply with requirements to submit the proposed Operations Fees to an election of all qualified voters within the jurisdiction of the agency. By adopting Resolution No. 2019-02, plaintiffs contend that CGA violated the limitations on property related fees and regulatory fees, which can be adopted by a local agency without an election.
3. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS WHO DESIRE TO CONTEST THE LEGALITY OR VALIDITY of Colusa Groundwater Authority’s adoption of Resolution No. 2019-02, which established the Operations Fees applicable to such Interested Persons, MUST FILE A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO THIS REVERSE VALIDATION ACTION ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 4, 2019, AT THE COLUSA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT. All Interested Persons who contest the legality or validity of CGA Resolution No. 2019-02 will not be subject to punitive action, such as wage garnishment or seizure of their real or personal property, for any reason arising from their filing of a written response contesting such legality or validity of CGA’s action.

WPR – 08/28, 09/04, 09/11 • 2019-1216

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