CalPRO Litigation Invalidates California Regulation

CalPRO Litigation Invalidates California Regulation Regarding Inspection Fees  On March 11 OABA affiliate California Portable Amusement Ride Operator’s “CalPRO” counsel, Boyd Jensen and Betty Fracisco, announced the Los Angeles Appellate Court’s very favorable opinion declaring invalid a 2010 enacted regulation tripling ride inspection fees. This effort, pursued by OABA members in California, was the culmination of several years of work repelling the fee increase by injunctions and lower court rulings, which the Los Angeles appellate court unanimously upheld. Jensen indicated that California’s inspection unit could still appeal further to the California Supreme Court, but he believed that unlikely. History of Litigation CalPRO LLC was formed almost 10 years ago when California Division of Occupational Safety and Health “DOSH”, under the Department of Industrial Relations, began advancing a program of ride inspection fee increases. Inspection fees at that time were already among … [Read more...]