writ of mandate


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writ of mandate (mandamus)

n. a court order to a government agency, including another court, to follow the law by correcting its prior actions or ceasing illegal acts.

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Supreme Court issued its opinion in Daimler, the California Court of Appeal summarily denied BMS's petition for writ of mandate.
The court concluded that the document was privileged and issued a Peremptory Writ of Mandate.
The Court of Appeals denied the unions' petition for writ of mandate and the Supreme Court granted the plaintiffs' petition for review.
In July, in a filing for a writ of mandate, city officials accused the hospital board of violating California's open-meeting laws discussing the site acquisition in a closed session when that issue was not listed on the agenda.
Mileikowsky filed a petition for writ of mandate alleging that he had medical and surgical privileges at ETRMC since his appointment to membership on its medical staff in 1996.
COURT'S OPINION: The court issued an alternative writ of mandate ordering the Superior Court to "vacate" the order of December 4, 2002, denying the defendants' motion for summary judgment, and entered a new and different order granting the motion; or in the alternative, that cause be shown why a peremptory writ should not issue.
COURT'S OPINION: The plaintiffs petition for writ of mandate was granted.
The Library is seeking a writ of mandate from the Superior Court to order San Francisco to provide suitable space.
In the court filing for a writ of mandate, the city alleges that the hospital board violated California's Ralph M.
Tonsekar filed a petition for a writ of mandate seeking to set aside and reverse the decision sustaining summary suspension of his medical staff privileges.
AHF asserts this animus likely came about after AHF sued the Department of Public Health in July 2009 seeking a writ of mandate to force the County to comply with its own Health and Safety Codes related to condom use and worker safety in the adult film industry.
The likelihood is that I will challenge it in court by filing a petition to the court, a writ of mandate, asking the court to make them follow the law,'' said Donald Kasper, a representative from a neighboring homeowner group, the Rancho Tierra del Sol Neighborhood Organization.