December 24, 2008
Yet another Farmers Branch lawsuit

Seems to be a growth industry in that town.

A former Farmers Branch City Council member filed a lawsuit against the city Wednesday, asking a state district judge in Dallas to order the city to turn over invoices for legal bills associated with the city's anti-illegal immigrant ordinances.

Carol Dingman has filed eight open records requests with the city. Her suit alleges the city failed to turn over invoices from Strasburger & Price from January through August 2008, even after being directed to do so by the state attorney general's office.

According to her suit, the city has turned over invoices from the law firm for other dates. Her suit states that Farmers Branch officials have filed a lawsuit against the attorney general's office seeking to prevent disclosure of the invoices for the period in question.

Michael Jung, with Strasburger & Price, said the city is asking an Austin court to rule that the invoices in question are protected by attorney-client privilege because they reveal information about the attorney's strategy in one or more lawsuits the city is facing over its illegal immigration efforts.

You think maybe they might be just a wee bit embarrassed at how much they've had to spend on this folly? They ought to be, that's for sure. Thanks to Texas Watchdog for the tip.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 24, 2008 to National news
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