Judge Rules: Moorlach’s Case “Has No Merit!”

The judge, Helen Bendix, in the case that Mooolach’s “Nutty Professor” Mario Mainero said was a sure bet to reep in hundreds of millions of dollars in savings for the County by overturning the retroactive portion of the 3% at 50 pension benefit for sheriff’s deputies has ruled…


Norberto Santana over at Total Buzz reported earlier today that in a tentative ruling last night, granted two AOCDS motions for dismissal.

In addition to the nearly $2 million that the County has spent on attorney’s fees, it should be expected the the prevailng parties will ask the judge to award their legal fees which should amount to several million additional dollars.

Costly office remodels, extravagant management perks, and gambeing with taxpayer funds; WHAT’s NEXT?

  3 comments for “Judge Rules: Moorlach’s Case “Has No Merit!”

  1. RHackett
    February 11, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    I liked this response to a wackjob over on the Total Buzz

    But a healthy person should not be able to retire at 50 or 55, and expect the people to pay for it.

    That’s rubbish.

    Then you must be really angry at all those military folks who retire in their 40’s.

    I’ll know conservatives are serious about pension reform when they go after the military pensions that allow an individual to retire with 50% @ 20 years and start collecting regardless of age. Theoretically as early as 38.

    The BoS shopped around for a law firm till they found one who told them what they wanted to hear. I know that is shocking for a law firm to do such a thing. Now we the taxpayers could end up paying the all of the legal costs for both the County AND the affected parties.

    Moorlach (or specifically Maneiro) should be forced to pay this out of their own pockets since they stated it was a sure winner.

    I’m no attorney, but even with some cursory research of their presentation, it was easy to see Maneiro cherry picked and truncated the CA Constitution during his press conference.

    We are on a ship with fools driving it aground.

  2. Chris
    February 11, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    And what will happen to Lackingmore? He will probably be re-elected. This is because in the Orange County Republican voter’s mind, any money spent to screw us lazy government employees, even if it comes to nothing, is money well spent indeed.

  3. RHackett
    February 11, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Who here wants to make a bet the County’s crack legal team recommends appealing this decision?

    What the heck. When you’ve got a cash cow with milk in it you don’t leave a dollar behind.

    It’s not like attorneys are known for recommending a client drop a case when there are billable hours that can be had.

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