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Let's Get Ready to Rumble: Jury Fee Paid in Kessler v. City of San Diego
A check of the Register of Actions in Scott Kessler v. City of San Diego shows that last week, Plaintiff has filed the required Jury Fee Deposit for trial.
Kessler, a former city employee, alleges he was forced out of office (wrongful eviction) after Mayor Jerry Sanders discovered that Kessler had cooperated with FBI, San Diego Police, and federal Housing and Urban Development Inspector General investigations relating to business improvement district contracts and improperly-used community development block grant funds.
The Mayor has denied any involvement but lost a motion to prevent him from testifying at a case-related deposition.
See Don Bauder's SCAM DIEGO blog and CITY LIGHTS articles here at the Reader for more information on the Kessler v. San Diego lawsuit, including important background information.
Trial is set to start on October 15 and may provide an interesting context for any City Council's sales tax increase on the November ballot.