February 23, 2017
On Feb. 23, 2017, Greg S. Tuttle will be in small claims court for his First Amendment retaliation case against Mayor Manuel Lozano, Council Member Ricardo Pacheco, and Council Member Raquel "Monica" Garcia. The background of this case arose in March 2016 last year. The three of these public officials sued to obtain a temporary restraining order against Tuttle, a local businessman, for investigating their activities on their city funded holiday in Santa Barbara. Tuttle won. The court told the three of them to grow up and reminded them that Tuttle had First Amendment rights. Now, Tuttle countersues.
Please come join us if you can. It's at the Santa Barbara Superior Court at 01:15PM.
March 7, 2017 09:00AM
On March 7, 2017, oral arguments will be heard for Casas v. City of Baldwin Park. In This Case, Casas is arguing that the Court of Appeals should create a new rule of law - that states: If a public agency claims it doesn't have records, the public agency has to have the right person sign off that that is true. Given that recently, a number of public agencies are not wanting to release records that expose corruption, this is perhaps my most important case of the year.
Please join us if you can. The case will be heard at the Ronald Reagan Building in downtown, Los Angeles.
Briefing complete in Casas second appeal
Briefing has been complete in another appeal by Casas. In This Case, the court denied attorney's fees, even when the law says that an attorney get his fees if he wins against the City in a Public Records Act case. I won against the City three more times, after the first trial. So, briefing for this case was completed on February 12, 2017.
Oral argument will be scheduled most likely in April or May.
Now that I've completed some big assignments, I'm going to buy myself some aquarium fish. I'll report back to you which ones I get.
That's your court briefing.
PS: My cat Trial says "Hi" to everyone.