For background take a look at this excellent article from the Times on this lawsuit. Also see here to download all pleadings in this case.
Remember all those eleventy-jillion motions everyone in this “over-pled”1 behemoth of a case has filed over the last weeks? Like first every single defendant filed motions for summary judgment:
- Charlie and Frank Ferrara
- Angelo Ferrara, Jalian Johnston, Brant Blakeman
- Michael Papayans
- Sang Lee
- Jeff Kepley and the City of Palos Verdes Estates
Then the plaintiffs filed a motion to dismiss all those motions because, they plausibly claimed, they were prevented from making an adequate response by the manifold discovery shenanigans perpetrated by the defense. Then all the defendants opposed that motion and of course the plaintiffs subsequently replied to that opposition. And arguments over every last jot and tittle of this stack of claims, counter-claims, cross-counter-claims, and so on and on and on, were scheduled to be heard on September 5.
Well, just this afternoon, Judge Otero announced that he will be deciding all of these motions, oppositions to these motions, replies to oppositions, etc., without oral argument. He therefore cancelled the hearing, and that, I suppose, is that. There’s no PDF associated with this kind of announcement, but you can read the whole thing after the break anyway.
The Court finds the following motions suitable for disposition without oral argument and vacates the hearing re the MOTION for Summary Judgment as to to Plaintiffs’ Complaint filed by Defendants City of Palos Verdes Estates, Jeff Kepley [ECF #268], the MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment as to Multiple Causes of Action filed by Defendant Sang Lee [ECF #274], the MOTION for Summary Judgment as to All Remaining Claims in Complaint filed by Defendant Michael Rae Papayans [ECF #278], the MOTION for Summary Judgment as to Defendant Angelo Ferrara’s Notice of Motion and Motion for Partial Summary Judgment; NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment as to First, Second, Sixth and Seventh Causes of Action filed by Defendant Angelo Ferrara [ECF #279], the MOTION for Summary Judgment as to all causes of action filed by Defendant Alan Johnston [ECF # 283], the MOTION for Summary Judgment as to Plaintiffs’ Complaint filed by Defendant Brant Blakeman [ECF # 284], the MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Defendant Charlie Ferrara [ECF # 285], the MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Defendant Frank Ferrara [ECF #286], and the MOTION for Relief from Plaintiffs Notice of Motion and Motion for Administrative Relief Pursuant to FRCP 56(d) filed by Plaintiffs Coastal Protection Rangers, Inc., Diana Milena Reed, Cory Spencer [ECF #397], set for hearing on September 5, 2017. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 78(b). No appearance is required. The briefing schedule remains as set by Local Rule. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (vcr) TEXT ONLY ENTRY
Image of James Otero is ©2017 MichaelKohlhaas.Org. It’s a highly modified version of this guy here.