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Forum Post: Lawsuit by Fresno homeless survives challenge

Posted 1 year ago on Dec. 27, 2012, 3:11 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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A lawsuit filed by several homeless Fresno residents claiming the city violated terms of a 2008 federal-court settlement over cleanup sweeps has withstood a significant legal challenge.

In a 53-page ruling issued Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill struck down some of the lawsuit. He also dismissed other parts but gave the plaintiffs the right to refile those claims.

The heart of the lawsuit, however, survives.

The city had asked O'Neill to throw out the entire lawsuit.

Instead, the judge allowed some arguments to continue -- including whether the city put homeless in danger when it destroyed some shelters just as the winter of 2011-12 was beginning.

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2012/12/26/3114092/fresno-homeless-suit-survives.html#storylink=cpy

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[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (22348) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Nice

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

I am glad to see this go forward.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (22348) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Me 2 - gives one hope for a future where the people are in the drivers seat.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Yeah. Well..........I don't wanna get crazy with it. If any number of cities took the resources that they spent in the destruction of possessions and trying to run them out of town and spent them on the actual people, I might have some hope.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (22348) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Would be nice to see sanity in action by government/society from time to time. End waste - promote smart saving/thinking. Fuck the concept of a disposable society.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Agreed. Fuck the concept of a disposable society.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (22348) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Fight to end stinken thinken.

[-] 0 points by ProblemSolver (79) 1 year ago

FTC - "Greedy take All"

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