Riverside Superior Judge Kira Klatchko sustained three demurrers Feb. 9 against a case alleging Cathedral City is involved in an illegal lawyer referral service.
Cathedral City has contracted with Data Ticket Inc. to process bails, fines and forfeitures since 2013, according to the second amended complaint from the self-represented artist David Koslow.
The agreement between Cathedral City and Data Ticket allows for Data Ticket to engage subcontractors, including lawyers, for adjudication services.
This is a form of legal referrals that violates state law, the complaint claims.
Businesses cannot refer