Having served on the appellate and trial court benches, Justice King has presided over, issued opinions for, and resolved numerous disputes involving governmental entities and regulations. These matters involved eminent domain, inverse condemnation, zoning, tax, civil rights, and environmental issues, among others.
While a San Bernardino County Superior Court judge, he oversaw the county’s CEQA litigation involving residential, commercial, and public properties. He also has experience over jurisdictional questions relating to California’s Public Utilities Commission, which regulates privately owned utility and transportation companies. Prior to his judicial career, he also handled numerous tort liability claims involving governmental entities as a civil litigator.
- Voting rights dispute as to accuracy of voting machines
- Suit against school district for censure of board member; suit based on violation of due process and equal protection
- Declaratory relief as to legality of government imposed assessments
- Numerous matters involving the legality of ordinances banning and/or regulating medical marijuana dispensaries
- Challenge to local assessment on residential property
- Refund of property taxes over geothermal energy operation
- Action to set aside sales tax measure for failure to perform an environmental impact report (EIR)
- Validity of special business assessments
- Action for refund of monies paid for real property at tax sale
- Challenge to city assessment on hotel owners
- Challenging constitutionality of outdoor sign ordinances
- Jurisdiction of trial court and relationship to California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) as to the undergrounding of transmission lines
- Exclusivity of PUC jurisdiction as to location of street luminaires