Vergara defense team: plaintiffs failed to reach the bar
At 10:25 this morning, after they got their final documents entered into evidence, the plaintiffs in Vergara vs. California rested. That was the signal to Susan Carson, a lawyer for the state, to inform Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu that the state and teachers’ unions would file papers later in the day, asking him to...
By Mark Harris | February 20, 2014
Breaking News: Defendants ask judge to throw out Vergara
Defendants in Vergara v California told Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu this morning that they would file a motion later today, asking the court to dismiss the case. Treu suspended further testimony, saying he would dispense with the request before the defendants call a witness. The request for “summary judgment” is routine after plaintiffs conclude...
By LA School Report | February 20, 2014
Experts in Vergara trial endure bumpy rides on the witness stand
As plaintiffs come down the home stretch in the landmark trial Vergara vs. California, attorneys for the nine-student litigants are attempting to underscore key points in their case by calling more expert witnesses. For two of them, at least, defense lawyers made it as challenging for them as they could today, peppering testimony with objections...
By Mark Harris | February 13, 2014