Monday, October 10, 2011

Monteiro follow up delayed again, New Report posted.

1. Monteiro follow up delayed again.
2. Cambridge Day provides new information?

1. Monteiro follow up delayed again.

We have been reporting on the case of Malvina Monteiro v. City of Cambridge for quite awhile.

This is a civil rights matter which has the same stench as the environmental destruction which is so much the norm with the City of Cambridge, MA, USA, while constantly, and falsely, declaring themselves saints on environmental and civil rights matters.

The Cambridge City Manager destroyed the life of black, Cape Verdean, female department head Malvina Monteiro in retaliation because she filed a civil right complaint. The jury said $3.5 million penal damages in addition to about $1.1 million actual damages. The judge went into detailed analysis of the City Manager’s testimony and summparized with the word “reprehensible” in her key opinion. The appeals court panel treated Cambridge's appeal with disgust and spoke of “ample evidence [of] outrageous conduct”.

Cambridge has paid Malvina Monteiro $8.3 million and the total cost will apparently exceed $10 million.

Monteiro was one of five related cases filed together. Two were apparently settled handsomely. Two have yet to be tried.

The final pre-trial hearing on the fourth case has been repeatedly delayed during the appeals court process and thereafter. It was scheduled for Tuesday, October 11.

The final pre-trial hearing has, by agreement between the parties, been rescheduled yet again, to January 10, 2012, at 2 pm in Session (courtroom) F at the Superior Court building in Woburn, MA.

It could be strictly a coincidence, but that timing puts the hearing a week or so after the newly elected Cambridge City Council is sworn in.

For the record, final judgment in Malvina Monteiro’s case was entered into the Superior Court docket on September 21, 2011.

2. Cambridge Day provides new information?

Cambridge Day has posted an extended analysis of the case with comments associated with City Councilor / Representative Toomey. This, in turn, cites a YouTube posting which has been pulled and reposted.