Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Score: Green 2 - U of W 0

This one was a while coming, but the verdict just came in. I told you that we argued the University's Motion for Summary Judgement back in April. Well, the Master dismissed the motion, and I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that reading through his decision, it was pretty much a slam dunk. So in theory we can now move forward and go to trial.

Except we're not there yet. First of all, just before the motion was filed in January, I was about to proceed with discovery. I had filed a motion asking for the right to examine the defendants separately from each other, so as to make it more difficult for them to harmonize their testimony. That motion was put on hold while we argued the Summary Judgement; now I have to put it back on the table.

And that's not all. In the meantime, the schoolteachers (the Gordon Bell defendants, who didn't participate in the University's motion for Summary) have now announced that they are going to file their own Motion for Summary Judgement. The University, even though they lost the motion, managed to gain six months by their maneuver; I'm guessing that's all they really wanted to accomplish anyhow. And apparently the schoolteachers are now hoping they can do the same. We'll see how that works out.

It's going slowly but it's moving forward. After taking a beating in the kangaroo courts of the university, I've now argued two motions in front of a real court, and I've beaten the University twice. It's a long way from here to ultimate vindication, but I'm working on it.