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Basin Adjudication

Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Basin (Basin No. 6-54) Adjudication

How to File An Answer To The Cross-Complaint 
Initial Disclosures 

The deadline for exchange of initial disclosures pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 842 is May 17, 2024 for parties who appeared in the case on or before March 22, 2024.  For any party appearing in the case after March 22, 2024, that party’s deadline to exchange initial disclosures is within 60 days from that party’s appearance in the case (i.e., filing the form answer).  Parties may use the Form for Voluntary Use – Initial Disclosures available at the link below.

IWVWD FAQ - Initial Disclosures.pdfHow To Fill Out the Initial Disclosures Form.PDFFillable Sample Initial Disclosures Form.pdfSample Initial Disclosures Form.pdf


Contact Us 

Indian Wells Valley Water District’s Counsel

James A. Worth, Esq.                                          
McMurtrey, Hartsock, Worth & St. Lawrence
2001 22nd Street, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Tel. (714) 277-1750


Douglas J. Evertz, Esq.   
Murphy & Evertz LLP
650 Town Center Drive, Suite 550
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Tel. (714) 277-1750


Indian Wells Valley Water District v. All Persons Who Claim a Right to Extract Groundwater in the Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Basin No. 6-54

Orange County Superior Court case number 30-2021-01187275-CU-OR-CJC.


As of Friday, 3/22/24, the Orange County Superior Court granted the Indian Wells Valley Water District’s request to extend the suspension of the Court’s $1,000 filing fee. This means that anyone who wants to file the form Answer and participate in the lawsuit no longer has to pay the $1,000 filing fee. The waiver will expire on June 30, 2024.

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