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DIVISION 14. CALIFORNIA WATER STORAGE DISTRICT LAW [39000 - 48401]

  ( Division 14 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

PART 6. POWERS AND FUNCTIONS [43000 - 44208]

  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

CHAPTER 5. Controversies [43700 - 43850]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

ARTICLE 1. Actions and Proceedings [43700 - 43707]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

43700.
  

A district may commence and maintain any actions and proceedings to carry out its purposes or protect its interests and may defend in any action or proceeding brought against it.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

43701.
  

In all actions or proceedings the board may sue, appear, and defend in person or by attorneys and in the name of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

43702.
  

Service of summons upon a district may be made by serving it upon the secretary or a majority of the directors.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

43703.
  

The costs of any action, proceeding, or contest may be allowed and apportioned between the parties or taxed to the defeated party in the discretion of the court or other tribunal before which it is heard.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

43704.
  

All findings of fact or conclusions of the department, commission, or board upon all matters shall be conclusive unless the action, proceeding, or contest is instituted within 60 days after the findings or conclusions are made.

(Amended by Stats. 1968, Ch. 592.)

43705.
  

If two or more actions or contests are pending at the same time in the same court or before the same tribunal for the purpose of contesting or determining the validity of identical or similar acts or matters under the provisions of this division, the actions or contests shall be consolidated and tried together.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

43706.
  

The court or other tribunal before which any action, proceeding, or contest is brought involving the regularity, legality, validity, or correctness of any proceeding taken or thing done pursuant to any of the provisions of this division, shall disregard any error, irregularity, or omission which does not affect the substantial rights of the parties concerned.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

43707.
  

In all actions, proceedings, or contests the rules of pleading and practice provided by the Code of Civil Procedure shall apply, insofar as they are not inconsistent with the provisions of this division.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

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