5/24/12 * The Hook [full story]
One man's water lawsuit against four local governments was tossed out of court Friday as a judge dismissed the case and, in a separate ruling, validated the lead defendant's request to issue millions of dollars in bonds– although the judge did grant the litigant's demand that no physical assets could be used as bond collateral.
"I think I'm a winner and a loser," says Stan Braverman after the May 18 hearing. "We lost the case, but there are certain aspects we won on."
A lawyer, Braverman sued Tom Frederick and the other government backers of the so-called Community Water Supply, a project that controversially brought in corporate boosters to tout a massive dam to replace all three existing urban reservoirs. Besides provoking an array of physical and political controversies, the legal controversy swirled around a 3-2 vote in January by City Council instead of the super-majority Braverman was demanding