Koret of Cal., Inc. v. City etc. of San Francisco

CourtCalifornia Court of Appeals
Writing for the CourtRATTIGAN; CHRISTIAN, J. and ELKINGTON
Citation2 Cal.App.3d 87,81 Cal.Rptr. 698
Decision Date27 October 1969
PartiesKORET OF CALIFORNIA, INC., Plaintiff and Appellant, v. CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, a municipal corporation, et al., Defendants and Respondents. Civ. 25990.

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81 Cal.Rptr. 698
2 Cal.App.3d 87
KORET OF CALIFORNIA, INC., Plaintiff and Appellant,
v.
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, a municipal corporation, et al., Defendants and Respondents.
Civ. 25990.
Court of Appeal, First District, Division 4, California.
Oct. 27, 1969.
Rehearing Denied Nov. 26, 1969.
Hearing Denied Dec. 17, 1969.

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[2 Cal.App.3d 88] Taylor & Winokur, San Francisco, for appellant.

Thomas M. O'Connor, City Atty., George E. Baglin, Deputy City Atty., San Francisco, for respondents.

[2 Cal.App.3d 89] RATTIGAN, Acting Presiding Justice.

Koret of California, Inc., a corporation and San Francisco property taxpayer, appeals from an adverse summary judgment entered in its action to recover property taxes paid under protest. The action, and the precedent events which underlie it, are direct consequences of the judgment which ordered issuance of a writ of mandate affecting the property assessment situation in San Francisco, and which we have this day affirmed in Knoff et al. v. City and County of San Francisco, et al. (1 Cal.App.3d 184, 81 Cal.Rptr. 683). We refer to that decision (the 'Knoff decision') for all purposes relevant hereto.

Koret of California, Inc. (hereinafter 'plaintiff') commenced the action in October, 1967, against the City and County of San Francisco, Joseph E. Tinney as its assessor, its board of supervisors (as such and as its board of equalization) and its tax collector. The action sought recovery of protested taxes paid pursuant to deficiency assessments levied by the assessor upon plaintiff, in 1967, as 'escaped assessments' of its personal property for the tax years 1964--65, 1965--66 and 1966--67. The City and County (to whom we hereinafter refer in the singular as 'defendant') answered the complaint. Thereafter, both parties moved for summary judgment. Each motion was accompanied by a declaration in its support, to which the opposing party filed no counter-declaration in either instance. The trial court denied plaintiff's motion but granted defendant's; plaintiff appeals from the ensuing summary judgment entered in defendant's favor on the first, second and third (of four) causes of action set forth in the complaint. (Defendant's demurrer to the fourth cause of action was sustained without leave to amend; the fourth cause of action is not involved on the appeal.)

Plaintiff's position on the appeal is that the escaped assessments, upon the basis of which the protested taxes were paid, were void for various substantive reasons. Defendant, not meeting plaintiff's arguments on their merits, defendant the judgment upon the ground that the Knoff judgment required it. Neither party has advanced any argument...

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  • Leyva v. Superior Court
    • United States
    • California Court of Appeals
    • February 6, 1985
    ...strictly construed, are sufficient to sustain a judgment in their favor. (Koret of Cal., Inc. v. City etc. of San Francisco (1969) 2 Cal.App.3d 87, 89, 81 Cal.Rptr. 698; Martin v. General Finance Co. (1966) 239 Cal.App.2d 438, 446, 48 Cal.Rptr. 773; Goldstein v. Hoffman (1963) 213 Cal.App.2......
  • Lilli Ann Corp. v. City and County of San Francisco
    • United States
    • California Court of Appeals
    • May 31, 1977
    ...San Francisco (1973) 8 Cal.3d 942, 945, 106 Cal.Rptr. 643, 506 P.2d 1019; and Koret of Cal., Inc. v. City etc. of San Francisco (1969) 2 Cal.App.3d 87, 91, 81 Cal.Rptr. In Knoff, the court, however, went further. On April 3, 1967, it made an order purporting to instruct the board of supervi......
  • Bauer-Schweitzer Malting Co., Inc. v. City and County of San Francisco, BAUER-SCHWEITZER
    • United States
    • California Court of Appeals
    • October 24, 1972
    ...and the board of equalization. The taxpayer's right to do so was recognized in Koret of Cal., Inc. v. City etc. of San Francisco (1969) 2 Cal.App.3d 87, 81 Cal.Rptr. 698, where the same court as decided Knoff stated: 'The Knoff decision leaves intact the right of any taxpayer in plaintiff's......
  • Kurokawa v. Blum, No. B022884
    • United States
    • California Court of Appeals
    • March 24, 1988
    ...pleadings is to define the issues of which the summary judgment is to dispose. (Koret of Cal., Inc. v. City etc. of San Francisco (1969) 2 Cal.App.3d 87, 90, 81 Cal.Rptr. IV ANALYSIS In granting the summary judgment motion, the trial court found the parties had ended their relationship in 1......
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8 cases
  • Leyva v. Superior Court
    • United States
    • California Court of Appeals
    • February 6, 1985
    ...strictly construed, are sufficient to sustain a judgment in their favor. (Koret of Cal., Inc. v. City etc. of San Francisco (1969) 2 Cal.App.3d 87, 89, 81 Cal.Rptr. 698; Martin v. General Finance Co. (1966) 239 Cal.App.2d 438, 446, 48 Cal.Rptr. 773; Goldstein v. Hoffman (1963) 213 Cal.App.2......
  • Lilli Ann Corp. v. City and County of San Francisco
    • United States
    • California Court of Appeals
    • May 31, 1977
    ...San Francisco (1973) 8 Cal.3d 942, 945, 106 Cal.Rptr. 643, 506 P.2d 1019; and Koret of Cal., Inc. v. City etc. of San Francisco (1969) 2 Cal.App.3d 87, 91, 81 Cal.Rptr. In Knoff, the court, however, went further. On April 3, 1967, it made an order purporting to instruct the board of supervi......
  • Bauer-Schweitzer Malting Co., Inc. v. City and County of San Francisco, BAUER-SCHWEITZER
    • United States
    • California Court of Appeals
    • October 24, 1972
    ...and the board of equalization. The taxpayer's right to do so was recognized in Koret of Cal., Inc. v. City etc. of San Francisco (1969) 2 Cal.App.3d 87, 81 Cal.Rptr. 698, where the same court as decided Knoff stated: 'The Knoff decision leaves intact the right of any taxpayer in plaintiff's......
  • Kurokawa v. Blum, No. B022884
    • United States
    • California Court of Appeals
    • March 24, 1988
    ...pleadings is to define the issues of which the summary judgment is to dispose. (Koret of Cal., Inc. v. City etc. of San Francisco (1969) 2 Cal.App.3d 87, 90, 81 Cal.Rptr. IV ANALYSIS In granting the summary judgment motion, the trial court found the parties had ended their relationship in 1......
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