Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Monteiro: Machinations in Superior Court? Final pre-trial hearing for last two plaintiffs rescheduled again

1. General Introduction.
2. Monteiro: Final two plaintiffs get deferred again.

1. General Introduction.

I do not consider the outrageous environmental destruction being inflicted by the City of Cambridge with the very clear unanimous support of the Cambridge City Council at all unrelated to other aspects of Cambridge City Government.

There is a stench about this government hidden by a massive machine which runs around passing on a lot of lying.

The big issue, to my mind, is just how rotten the situation is. It is very difficult to evaluate the situation when you are as close as I am even though I know a very significant part of just how bad things are by looking at the environmental situation and those portions of the civil rights situation which are not hidden.

The reality is that the large number of people running around passing around lies about reality do not do such behavior in a vacuum. The reality certainly is that a very significant portion of the people spouting the lies do not know what they are talking about. They are just passing on what they are told are their opinions. Nevertheless, as tiny as the number of people really doing the thinking may be, they clearly have a lot of people passing on as reality a whole bunch of false statements.

Then again, people do not usually behave this badly in a vacuum.

Cambridge looks like a house of cards.

2. Monteiro: Final two plaintiffs get deferred again.

The Monteiro case originally had five plaintiffs. Two settled and, I understand, got pretty big payments.

Malvina Monteiro went to trial. She then was retried on the retaliation issue which she won impressively. That case is now in Appeals Court.

Papers, to my knowledge, have been filed informing appropriate courts that the last two plaintiffs still have yet to be tried.

Most recently, there have been stirrings in Superior Court about going forward toward trial with the last two plaintiffs. The final pre-trial hearing to set matters in place to go forward has now been rescheduled a few times. The last change I had been aware of was to July 12, 2011 at the Woburn, MA courthouse for the Middlesex County Superior Court. This change was apparently by agreement of the parties.

The docket shows another delay, to August 10, 2011, at 2 pm, rescheduling by the Court.

Whether this had anything to do with the latest exchange in Appeals Court is beyond me. All I am looking at, in each case, is the on line docket.