March 25, 2020
Dear Alliance Members:
Despite dark clouds, there is a ray of sunshine. As you may have read, within one week of filing our lawsuit, the court held an extraordinary hearing last Thursday. In my nearly 50 years of practice, I have never seen anything like that hearing. I have attached a copy of the transcript for those of you with the time and/or inclination to browse it. You will see that the judge “invited” most of the political leadership in LA County (and beyond) to court for that five-hour session. The court held one yesterday and scheduled the next hearing for tomorrow. Frankly, we never could have dreamed of the quick and positive action that we have already experienced. We are hopeful that some concrete results will follow shortly. If not, we will probably be filing additional motions to ask the court to use its authority to do so.
I would like to make certain that we have the financial resources to keep up this fight. I understand the current economic circumstances have everyone nervous, but if possible, please consider contacting [email protected] for wire instructions or sending a check made out to Spertus, Landes, & Umhofer Client Trust Account, with the notation “Alliance” on it, to Accounting, 1990 S. Bundy Dr., Suite 705, Los Angeles, CA 90025. As always, donations can be made anonymously.
Feel free to contact me should you have any questions. Thank you for your support.