Updated 5:40 p.m. The Sheet spoke with the Town’s Interim Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez who confirmed the California Supreme Court’s denial of the Town’s petition for appeal.
“This means that we are back to the $30 million judgment,” Marysheva-Martinez stated. “Unfortunately this was the last and highest level of appeal available, which means we have to deal with the judgment.”
Marysheva-Martinez was confident that the Town would formulate a plan on how to deal with the judgment and the costs that accompany it.
“It is frustrating for all those involved, but we are going to deal with it,” she said.
According to the California Appellate Court’s website, the California Supreme Court has denied the petition from the Town of Mammoth Lakes to appeal the Hot Creek litigation case.
At the end of 2010, the Town had appealed the original court ruling in favor of Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition (i.e. Hot Creek) in the $30 million breach of contract lawsuit. The State’s Third Court of Appeals had denied this appeal so the Town had taken the next step and filed a petition for appeal with the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court generally hears just 5% of all petitions received and it seems the Town’s will not be one of them.
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