This City Council Majority Wasted Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Preventable Lawsuits and the Bill is Growing

This city council majority:

  • Wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars in preventable lawsuits … and the bill is growing.

Costa Mesa Employees File Suit to Stop Layoffs – Voice of OC, May 16, 2011

Employee Association Files Complaint Against Costa Mesa – Daily Pilot, May 16, 2011

Judge Denies Injunction Request for Now – Daily Pilot, May 18, 2011

Judge Rules No Layoffs for Costa Mesa – For Now – Daily Pilot, July 5, 2011

Judge Orders Temporary Stop to Costa Mesa Outsourcing – Voice of OC, July 18, 2011

Judge Signs Written Ruling Halting Costa Mesa Layoffs – Daily Pilot, July 18, 2011

Defending Outsourcing Could Cost Costs Mesa $250,000 in Legal Fees – Daily Pilot,  July 27, 2011

Courts Deny Costa Mesa’s Petition to Remove Layoff Injunction – Daily Pilot, August 26, 2011

Costa Mesa Officials Consider Counsel to Help with Layoffs – Daily Pilot, September 5, 2011

City Council OK’s Contracts with Two Law Firms – Daily Pilot, September 7, 2011

Trial Date Set in Employees’ Lawsuit – Daily Pilot, October 28, 2011

Judge Declines to Dismiss Part of Costa Mesa Outsourcing Lawsuit – Voice of OC, November 23, 2011

Employee Lawsuit Survives Early Challenge – Daily Pilot, November 23, 2011

Costa Mesa Outsourcing Legal Costs:  $400,000 and Rising – OC Register, January 30, 2012

Costa Mesa’s Legal Bills for Outsourcing Top $400,000 – Voice of OC, January 31, 2012

Costa Mesa Misses Deadline to Put Charter on June Ballot – Voice of OC, March 13, 2012

Costa Mesa Employee Lawsuit Moves Forward – Daily Pilot, March 13, 2012

Judge Declines to Dismiss Costa Mesa Outsourcing Lawsuit – Voice of OC, March 15, 2012

Costa Mesa Sues County Over Ballot Measure – Daily Pilot, March 16, 2012

2 Residents Seek to Intervene in Charter Case – Daily Pilot, March 20, 2012

Preliminary Ruling Against Costa Mesa in Charter Case – Voice of OC, March 26, 2012

Judge  Residents Can Participate in Charter Lawsuit -Daily Pilot, March 26, 2012

Costa Mesa Request to Put Charter on June Ballot Denied – Voice of OC, March 27, 2012

Costa Mesa Employee Lawsuit Trial Delayed Until July – Daily Pilot, March 27, 2012

Court Denies City’s Appeal on Charter -Daily Pilot, April 2, 2012

Appeals Court Says No to June Charter Election for Costa Mesa – Voice of OC, April 3, 2012

Costa Mesa Legal Fees Could Top $1 Million – OC Register, April 23, 2012

Costa Mesa Legal Fees Near $700K – Daily Pilot, April 27, 2012

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