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Cathedral City, CA lies in the Coachella Valley of California spread over 19.5 square miles. Descendents of the area's original inhabitants, the Cahuilla Indians, still own 28 percent of Cathedral City's land. In 1850, Colonel Henry of the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers discovered that the area's canyon formations resembled the inside of a cathedral; area developers would later derive the city's name from this observance. The city was formally incorporated in 1981 after its population grew 5 times in two decades, and today there are approximately 46,000 residents.
Among these residents are a number of Cathedral City lawyers. Cathedral City lawyers are experienced in matters involving business, immigration, family, criminal, personal injury, and other legal issues.
Lawyers in Cathedral City recently brought a class action lawsuit against the city. The lawsuit, filed by the city's police officers, alleges that the Chief of Police, 3 department administrators, and other unnamed defendants took retaliatory actions against officers who had participated in an earlier federal trial against the department for mismanagement. The officers seek compensatory damages for back wages and unpaid overtime, damages for mental and emotional distress, and punitive damages.
Lawyers in Cathedral City argue cases in a number of California courts. California's court system is structured as 58 superior (trial) courts, Courts of Appeal, and a Supreme Court. Cathedral City lawyers may file your case in the Riverside County Superior Court, the 4th District Court of Appeal, or the Supreme Court of California. Each court is unique, and a local Cathedral City lawyer can advise you of the special rules and procedures of each.
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