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20 Cal. 3d 844 *; 574 P.2d 766 **; 143 Cal. Rptr. 695 ***; 1978 Cal. LEXIS 204 ****
ROGER A. BRITT et al., Petitioners, v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Respondent; SAN DIEGO UNIFIED PORT DISTRICT, Real Party in Interest
Disposition: [****1] Let a peremptory writ of mandate issue, directing the court (1) to vacate its discovery order with respect to defendant's inquiries into plaintiffs' private associational affiliations and activities and plaintiffs' lifetime medical histories and (2) to proceed in accordance with the views expressed herein.
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