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Judge tosses California's civil suit against ex-Bell leaders

May 5, 2011 10:03:09 PM- latimes.com
L.A. County Superior Court Judge Ralph W. Dau rules that legislators cannot be sued for passing ordinances that award themselves high salaries. Last year, then-Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown sued to recover funds from Bell officials whose salaries were among the highest in the nation.

A sweeping lawsuit against former city leaders in Bell has been tossed out by a Los Angeles County judge who for months has warned that the attorney general's case seemed flawed and politically inspired.

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