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WRIT OF MANDAMUS

Defined. A writ of mandamus (also known as a writ of mandate) is an order from a court to a corporation or governmental official compelling the person to perform their official duties. If the person fails to comply with the order, he/she can be held in contempt of court and fined or jailed.

The writ is brought in superior court under California Code of Civil Procedure §1094.5.

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