The Monument Fund

Preserving and Defending our Historic Monuments and Memorials

City Councillors lose on immunity -- again

Judge Moore issued an opinion letter January 22, 2019 confirming his previous ruling that the individual City Councillors could be sued as individuals, for deliberately flouting the law.

Two days later the Virginia Supreme Court rejected Jones Day’s petition for a Writ of Mandamus. So the individual City Councillors stay parties, potentially liable for all the damages including our attorneys fees.

On February 19 the parties will go to a Judicial Settlement Conference: Court-ordered mediation before a retired judge. Some sort of settlement is possible, though neither side thinks it likely.

What is more likely is that Judge Moore will decide our pending Motion for Summary Judgment in our favor. If he does, for the most part — we’ll have won.

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