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Briggs pulls out of San Diego mayor race

Gloria, Bry, Williamson still in

Cory Briggs confirmed late Tuesday night that he is ending his campaign for mayor of San Diego. "Four months of campaigning reminds me how much better I am at practicing law than politics," he said ...

Hotel union compensates Briggs, GOP lobbyist

Convention-center expansion’s strange bedfellows

With San Diego's mighty Republican hotel barons yoking themselves to some well-heeled labor organizations to advance their long-stalled convention-center expansion plans, city hall insiders see a watershed moment for county politics. Hastened by the gradual ...

Goldsmith loses, Briggs wins

Attorney to be paid $107,000 for fees in email case

The legal fight over city-related emails that former San Diego city attorney Jan Goldsmith sent over his private server during his time in public office has concluded, almost three years to the date that watchdog ...

Donna and Cory go after Jan

Frye gets Briggs to sue city attorney Goldsmith over biased ballot language

Former councilmember Donna Frye is asking that a judge order the San Diego city clerk to correct misleading and biased statements the city attorney's office made in describing a ballot initiative that, if passed, would ...

Briggs and Goldsmith go another round

"The city attorney’s just cherry-picking issues to call out."

San Diego's city attorney's office is sticking by an April 11 memo that questioned the legality of a proposed ballot initiative brought forth by local attorney Cory Briggs that would reconfigure the Tourism Marketing District. ...

Hoteliers, brace for your backlash

San Diegans for Open Government passes “microscopic” test

San Diegans for Open Government's lawsuit challenging San Diego's hotel tax will now go to the second phase of the trial after what has been more than a year's worth of court hearings, depositions, and ...

Hoteliers versus the "creature"

San Diegans for Open Government again cast as profit vehicle for attorney Briggs

As of November, as reported by the Reader, boardmembers for the San Diego Tourism Marketing District have spent more than $2.1 million on outside attorneys trying to get a lawsuit dismissed. Attorney Cory Briggs for ...

Tourist money spigot wide open

Hoteliers have so far paid $2.1M for legal defense against taxpayer group

Since January 2013, San Diego's hoteliers have paid outside attorneys $2.1 million in hotel-tax revenues, according to numbers released by San Diego's Tourism Marketing District pursuant to a public records request. That number will increase, ...

Two lawyers walk into a swamp...

Cory Briggs and Sarichia Cacciatore mired in details of deposition

Adding Sarichia Cacciatore's name to the list of members of San Diegans for Open Government available for depositions in the lawsuit over the hotel tax was a costly error by the group's attorney — and ...

Media spin and legal drama merge in Briggs battle

Goldsmith's courthouse warriors score hits with SDSU's TV station

This week's bitter legal skirmish between Cory Briggs and Republican city attorney Jan Goldsmith has been long in the making. A series of reports broadcast this week by San Diego State University's public television station ...

Goldsmith loses same argument twice

Challenger Briggs not lulled by city attorney assistant’s “talking points”

The $150,000 that city-council members set aside to hire attorneys to defend city attorney Jan Goldsmith in a taxpayer-waste lawsuit is getting put to use. Whether it was put to good use is another matter. ...

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