Showing posts from April, 2012

Flash: Dutra Legal Costs mostly denied in Court today.

Breaking News: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Today, Judge Chouteau denied most of Dutra's requests for reimbursement of costs related to our case against the approvals of the Dutra Asphalt Plant in Petaluma. Dutra's attorneys, Les Perry and Derek Cole, along with Aimi Dutra and political consultant Rob Muelrath, appeared in Judge Chouteau's courtoom in Santa Rosa this morning to argue their claims for over $9900 in allegedly reimbursable costs related to the trial and the preparation of the case record. The plaintiffs, including all of the community plaintiff groups and individuals, and the City of Petaluma, were represented by Christina Caro, of Lozeau/Drury LLP. After vigorous arguments about what is, and what is not legally eligible for reimbursement, Judge Chouteau decided that only $1649.46 of Dutra's asserted costs were in fact legitimate under California law. The balance of claims were denied. Judge Chouteau stated that Dutra was not entitled to